Hot enough? I’m finding it a tad toasty to resonate to Wolford’s unique tri-length tights in what appeared to be a mohair blend. (Keeping in mind it is 37C in Tampa, Florida as well as Shibuya, Tokyo), I’ve sifted through the racks at Chanel–(and yes, the sale is omnipresent Stateside—aren’t we all a tad sick of it yet?) and with the advent of recognition of global warming–is it really wise to promote eight gauge cashmere?
Our favourite trends for August would be:
a) purple as the new black (yeah, go figure) Chalk one up for Yves.
b) Goldtone hardware adornments–could the silver streak be shifting?
c) any handbag NOT Chloe and NOT the Paddington in any of its tired incarnations
d) Patent–get out your windex, it’s another season of smears.
e) iPhones (would be nicer if they were indeed Hacker proof)
f) Jet Li (because any body that nimble has to be terrific any month of the year)
g) Christian Bale (I mean seriously…..)
Of note–Chloe’s denim mini skirts just got about five inches shorter. This contrasts their otherwise ’50’s style influences with trapeze hemlines Galore.
Nina Ricci’s debut of Olivier Theyskens.
Chanel’s use of animal rather than skeletal print on their ensembles. (I still hate it when Karl is right—and he always is) a rather refreshing opt out of the Jolly Roger.
Christian Louboutin’s Pigalle Patent Stilletto Shoes in Black Patent (High and Mighty) Do also check out Choo’s Tall Black Mod variety–gold buckle, heel….to, well…..boot — available on net-a-porter.
Sequins….follow that paillette trail home if all else fails a la Hansel and Gretel. Nothing like some glitter litter.
Gucci’s updated clothing for men–black gg on black logo print–euro cut, of course. Plus commemorative Brioni Ties with enough brocade to please Louis the XVII. Check Neiman Marcus and wish ’em a happy Hundred.
Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton both featuring a Hot Black Cherry Hue patent bag (Louis calls his Amaranthe.) Rich with all those British racing colours.
Meta-Metallics still topping the shelves as de riguer for the season. Chanel RE ReIssued their bronze/silver/gold lame bags.
Dolce and Gabanna’s Leopard Print Vinyl Raincoat (for that very Moulin Rouge look) $3995.00 worth of tacky fun. (Best with NOTHING underneath and as hot as this sucker gets, you’ll want to peel it off quickly.)