Not Just For One Day

Not Just For One Day

>> I really wanted to avoid posting Tour de Force's new S/S 10 collection on the day of Halloween when many will say "Hehehe… that's great… for A COSTUME…".  As I've found out walking around shopping and being attracted to the pieces that err towards the showy side of things (I'm fast gaining myself the nickname of "Showpiece"), my costume-tolerance level is pretty high.  Actually, TDF's press release threw out a fairly spot-on description of her garments (Camille of Tour de Force is moving into apparel) and hats.  That they are supposed to be "VISUAL CATALYSTS".  So with a collection inspired by the lines and architectural innovations of Buckminister Fuller as well as other elements like English maypole and gladiator helmets, rather than being reminded of last minute costume options (I'm on EST where people are queueing up around the block at costume places…), when incorporated with simpler things, as with most of the 'Showpieces' that I tend to veer towards, all of TDF's pieces can be toned down and are merely visual catalysts to ramp up an outfit.  

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  1. Acai

    2009-10-31 at 11:36 PM

    Looks very beautiful!

  2. Ganymede Girl

    2009-11-01 at 12:29 AM

    I LOVE the gladiator hat!

  3. Carina

    2009-11-01 at 12:30 AM

    the last three pieces are my personal favorite
    **
    http://carina-big-love.blogspot.com

  4. STYLE SCANNER

    2009-11-01 at 12:36 AM

    They’re all incredible but the gladiator hat is soooo good.

  5. aoi neko

    2009-11-01 at 12:37 AM

    Chain belt is inspired! Black and white jacket is fun!
    Feels like it’s time to get out the scissor…

  6. Brigadeiro

    2009-11-01 at 1:36 AM

    Absolutely wicked! Love the 3rd hat, the black ‘woven’ jacket and the grey pleated skirt/dress…amazing!
    xx

  7. ClaraSmiles

    2009-11-01 at 2:13 AM

    really cute 🙂
    kisses

  8. mary van notes

    2009-11-01 at 2:27 AM

    The third to last… I WANT!

  9. Catriona

    2009-11-01 at 8:42 AM

    I agree, the gladiator hat is great!I love the purpley greys theme….
    please have a look at my fashion blog http://www.pollkadotseven.blogspot.com

  10. Kirsten

    2009-11-01 at 8:51 AM

    wowwww this are really awesome! i love the unicorn type hat!
    http://www.maisondepeanutleigh.com
    {uninhibited fashion}

  11. Eline

    2009-11-01 at 10:30 AM

    Aaah the second to last dress is absolutely fabulous! I woudl definitely wear that but is it the pixels that are off on these photos or is the rest not so perfectly made? Not poorly but I’d expect better for something as geometric as this?

  12. Sam

    2009-11-01 at 10:57 AM

    Love the gladiator hat!
    I wish i had come on here yesterday.
    I have just started a blog and would love some visitors and comments/help.

  13. The Style Strutter

    2009-11-01 at 2:39 PM

    WOW theyre Amazing!!! Love them all, especially the skirts!
    http://thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
    xxx

  14. Marta

    2009-11-01 at 2:46 PM

    Oh I love the last headpiece! And all the skirts!

  15. Make Do Style

    2009-11-01 at 3:01 PM

    Great pieces and never lose the costume drama love!

  16. courtney

    2009-11-01 at 4:18 PM

    wow. thanks so much for doing a post on this…. all of those outfits & accessories are amazing! i’m already addicted.

  17. lizz

    2009-11-01 at 4:25 PM

    WOW. They are all gorgeous and so interesting to look at! the sixth is my fave. beautiful!
    xoxo

  18. Mademoiselle Fashionista

    2009-11-01 at 5:11 PM

    Beautiful pieces. I love the skirt in the first picture

  19. Festy in style

    2009-11-01 at 7:31 PM

    The hats are amazing!!!
    Xo
    Festy

  20. Andrea

    2009-11-01 at 8:16 PM

    thank you for introducing me to this collection by tour de force. the third picture from the bottom, i’m in love with that dress and its high waisted pleating. cheers from california. [www.shewilldressherself.blogspot.com]

  21. Sabine

    2009-11-01 at 8:36 PM

    The dresses are beautiful, especially the grey-black-white pleated one.

  22. hek

    2009-11-01 at 9:58 PM

    This is cool! Love the dress, the one on pic no 7. Very nice:)

  23. susie_bubble

    2009-11-01 at 10:06 PM

    Eline: I took the images from a PDF and sometimes they can be a bit grainy…depending on the compression…

  24. cassie

    2009-11-01 at 10:18 PM

    the colours and shapes are stunning. really like the second photo x
    http://www.misspdolly.blogspot.com

  25. KD

    2009-11-01 at 10:46 PM

    Absolutely amazing! She seems to have taken her inspiration rather literally, which in this case is not bad thing.

  26. jazzm

    2009-11-01 at 10:49 PM

    have you seen the Arnsdorf collection this year(http://arnsdorf.swappler.com/collections)? it’s an australian label with the most incredible jersey dresses, but the website deosn’t show them properly at all!

  27. Jasmine

    2009-11-01 at 11:01 PM

    These skirts are amazing! I like that she’s taken the inspiration so literally. Great pieces!

  28. wholesale miskeen

    2009-11-03 at 5:45 AM

    Those dresses and hats are very stylish and unique. thanks for the post.
    -mikee

  29. roxy

    2009-11-08 at 5:16 AM
  30. smilla

    2009-11-12 at 9:04 AM

    You know what; I love your blog, great sense of style, interesting posts all over. Yeah!

  31. makeup ideas

    2009-12-27 at 6:00 PM

    the perfect red lips 🙂

  32. eyeshadow ideas

    2010-06-16 at 4:48 AM

    Gorgeous! The entire concept is rad from the clothes, the makeup to the facial expression!

  33. evening shoes

    2010-07-29 at 12:21 PM

    i love the style on the 4th picture 🙂

  34. Pam

    2010-10-09 at 3:48 AM

    love it!

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