Punk & Op Art Street Chic From Versus by Versace

Boy: Trench, $1,150; Pants, $495; Boots, $425; Shirt, $495. Girl: Op Art Tee, $195; Pants, $395; Boots & Hoodie, Not Avail

Just popping back in to share one of my fave diffusion collections this season, Versace's re-imaged Versus collection. Fairly straight-forward in concept, yet undeniably Donatella, the mixed (It) bag of graphic-scapes, opulent colors, studded leather, and signature Versace prints has me dying a little inside -- in a very, very good way.

It's a pretty reminiscent of the Versace x H&M collection, but undoubtedly uses much more luxurious materials. 

One of my goals for "adulthood": No more faux anything.

Also, gotta give them props for using my girl Brooke Candy's track "Everybody Does" in their collection trailer:


Here are some of my favorite looks that I just want to dump into a pile and have sex with, so many sumptuous textures. The models can join too... maybe.

Boy: Moto Jacket, $1,475; Leather Pants, $1,050; Op Art Tee, $225; Boots, $425. Girl: Moto Jacket, $1,475; Op Art Tee, $195; Leather Pants, $995; Heels, $545

Boy: Blue Op Art Shirt, $425, Blue Pants, $325; Blue Trench & Shoes, Not Avail. Girl: So Not Avail

Boy: Mustard Denim, $275; Boots, $425; Moto Jacket, $1,475; Red Op Art Tee, $225. Girl: Mustard Denim, $275; Animalier Knit Top, $395; Safety Pin Moto, Not Avail

Girl: Studded Boots, $725; Belt Print Leggings, $195; Belt Print Tee, $195. Boy: Boots, $425; Belt Print Pants & Tee, Not Avail

Safety Pin Dress, $425; Heels, $545, Safety Pin Bag, $695
Could this be the end of my fruitless search for an It-bag?

Let's see what the models have to say:

Okay, the short-haired brunette can definitely join my Versus orgy.

Best Of Jason Wu For Target x CatPaint!


Jason Wu for Target is certainly no news to most of us fashion followers, but I still wanted to share my faves from the upcoming collection with a little twist: Catpainted! While Target regularly inundates us with constant designer collaborations, a lot of which are kinda letdowns, this collection was one that I actually got excited about. After seeing Jason Wu's little black cat logo buddy, I thought to myself, "why not add waayyyy more cats!" So get ready people, the collection is launching February 5th and I expect this one will go exceptionally fast.

Check out some of my favorite Jason Wu for Target pieces along with prices after the jump.

Jersey Dress in Red/Navy Stripes, $34.99 Cat Tote in Cream, $39.99
Loving the 60s Parisian feel of the collection, with beautiful palette of bright reds, classic black and whites, creams and navy to baby blues. Of course the laser cats are obsessed with this cat-clawing tote! The thick handle hinges add a little designer flair to what would be a "whatevs" bags.


Long-Sleeved Pointelle Sweater in Red, $39.99, Pleated Skirt in Navy Floral, $29.99
I'm really into button-downs buttoned to the neck. While I don't own a single skirt, the floral pleated skirt is a spring staple I may have to try. But dying for the sheer ruffled black socks with patent heels!




Long-Sleeved Sailor Sweater in Black/Cream Stripes, $32.99 Long-Sleeved Blouse in White with Black Ribbon, $34.99, Cuffed Shorts in Navy, $26.99, Woven Mini Saddle Bag in Cream, $24.99
Glad that there are some tomboy-ish combos in the collection, and these striped kitties are stoked for this matching sweater! Already thinking where I can get some black penny loafers...

Long-Sleeve Sheer Blouse in White with Black Ribbon, $34.99, Canvas Skirt in Belize Blue, $29.99 Front-Flap Straw Bag in Cream, $39.99
This cute and clean look is poppin' off with a it's Mary Poppins vibe. I love the insinuation of a sheer blouse, buffered with a crisp bow and pleated skirt. I'm not sure how a canvas skirt would work out in person, since I imagine it more of a wide-leg pant or a military material, but could be a kind of resort getaway feel.

Poplin Dress in Navy, $39.99
This is my favorite piece of the bunch. Whether 60s France or British Mod, the simple pattern, skinny belt and simple cut are begging for me to buy it (no one buy it!).



Sleeveless Top with Sheer Panel in Navy Floral, $26.99 Pleated Skirt in Navy Floral, $29.99, Lace Clutch in Black, $29.99
Note: this is not a dress, but a skirt and top combo. Although it really should be a dress. The sheer panel in the top looks like it could be a Swiss dot pattern, making it not too edgy. Of course I'd pair that top with black leather shorts an combat boots!

Long-Sleeved Blouse in Blush, $34.99, Lace-Printed Straight Skirt in Blush, $29.99 Lace Clutch in Black, $29.99
Same blouse as before, but here you can see the adorably puffed sleeves. The blush pink, lace shirt and clutch hint at luxurious lingerie (maybe underneath?).

Cat Scarf, $19.99
CATS CATS CATS CATS CATS CATS CATZZZ
Front-Flap Bag in Cream/Black, $49.99
And finally, a cute basic vintage-inspired bag. While Jason Wu's is a great option for an everyday bag, THESE and THESE unexpected finds will have your friends praising your ingenuity. Hint: You can buy them at Home Depot!

Lookbook Love: The Deliberate Disintegration of Coinonia

From fluid to stark, I'm struck by new label Coinonia's haunting lookbook for their Fall 2011 collection. Their designs have a deconstructed element to it that almost appears to be a natural state erosion. To contrast those disintegrating pieces, the designers bring stark angular shapes and silhouettes. Coinonia was freshly launched in 2010 in Paris by Japanese designer Momoko Hashigami and Korean designer Kiho Kim. Hashigami is a graduate of Central Saint Martins University of Art and Design, interned with John Galliano and previously designed for Antonio Marras. Kim was also a designer at Marras, which assumably is where they met.

See more photos after the jump:





See all the looks at Coinonia's Tumblr

How To Make a Fashion Video: Missoni Spring 2011 by Juergen Teller


With fashion videos still fairly new to the industry, I've noticed there is a pretty cut and dry formula to them:

1. Lots of movement. Show what the runway or static images can't show.
2. Mirrored frames. This is a favorite effect of almost all fashion videos.
3. Some kind of electronic or industrial soundtrack. Neutral, easy to create and loop.


Missoni's Spring 2011 campaign video exemplifies the fashion video formula to a T. The clip features members of the Missoni family and friends (including Leighton Meester). Not the most impressive video, but it's the first time I'm actually liking the techno-tribal prints they designed.

Danish Puppetry Meets Pagen Poetry: Sky Lucy Young

An inspiring S/S 2010 graduation collection entitled "Off The Wall" by 21 year-old by Sky Lucy Young, a half-Danish, half-British graduate of the Copenhagen Fashion Design Academy. Citing Bjork as her predominant muse, the layering of flitting details over heavy knit fabrics--woven by her mother, Marianne--creates a sort of Scandinavian kabuki theater effect that's playfully melancholic. Student collections are always the most exciting to see since they're forced to be resourceful in their innovations when working without an iceberg-building budget. And I think that last mask has just given me my Halloween costume idea...