Never follow trends, even if you do know what they are

According to Anne Slowey’s “Runway Report” column in this month’s Elle magazine, the following trends are still, um, trending: simple elegance, plaids, embrodiery, gothic influences, low slung silhouettes, jacquard prints, American Indian blankets, 70s inspired halters, slim jersey trousers, razor sharp edges, soft shoulders, below-the-knee length skirts, pants, 90s grunge, Depression era prints, shirtdresses, puffers, parkas, capes, fur sleeves, fur-and-collar sleeves, motorcycle jackets, chiffon layering, dots, lace, monasticism, Catholicism, medievalism, cocoons, cigarette stirrup pants, oversize fishnet lacing, and oh yeah… did we mention rococo is having a moment?

Couldn’t we focus a little more, Anne? I mean, I know you’re describing dozens of shows, on either side of the Atlantic, by designers whose aesthetics run the gamit, but trends aren’t worthy of following if we can’t understand them as consumers. And as runway editor, we need you to help us focus a bit more, m’kay?

Just saying….

Published in: on June 11, 2011 at 4:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

I’ve neglected you

I’ve been away a long time, and you probably think I’ve left you for another. It’s not entirely untrue, I admit.

I confess… in the time we’ve been apart, I’ve tried gel nails, and hated them, but I didn’t tell you about it. Oh sure, they looked great here with my henna, but they didn’t last. And I’ve gone back to acryllics.

I also bought myself some OPI black crackle nail polish, and I never came by to tell you about that either, like I said I would. But I love it, and I’ve been wearing it practically nonstop on my fingers and/or toes.

I’ve even had fashion cravings that I haven’t been telling you about, like Nicole Richie’s “Sasha” sunglasses from her House of Harlow line, that are driving me to distraction. I don’t know if it’s worth the save to splurge, but I’m considering it.

I just want you to know I still think of you alot, and I promise I’ll try not to neglect you like I have lately. If you’re curious why I’ve been so distant, you should know… I’ve been blogging elsewhere. And not even about fashion, but about palm reading, which I love so much too.

But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about you. I promise.

Published in: on June 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm  Leave a Comment