>> I'll have to refrain myself from speaking of the Jil Sander A/W 11-12 collection that's just been shown today other than to say it's still the magnificent and thought-provoking take on mid-20th-century couture curvature that we saw from last season. Instead, I'll focus on some show-related filler with a touch of the S/S 11 collection that is of course fully resonating now that a lot of the pieces are available to buy as well as that vivid palette trickling down into reality when the sun begins to turn up. It's a bit lame to be stuck on the season gone when I've supposedly got my fashion show circuit cap on and I'm meant to be looking ahead to A/W 11-12. That said, I'm determined to get my full enjoyment out of the stuff that we'll be wearing when it ACTUALLY gets above 10 degrees celcius and refuse to concede defeat even if the cries of "You're so last season…" comes knocking on my door.
Filler has been lite of late but that is because my time in Milan has been lite show wise as I've chosen to do just the shows that I know will get my heart-a-racing and not the rest that will draw a blank expression. Jil Sander was one of those heart-a-racing shows and so for the occasion, I resurrected this skirt made out of that WTF fabric that I queried about three years ago, testament that I don't chuck things away. It's a sheeny shiny floral that on the rail still looks WTF but on and toned down with a chunky cable knit has just the right amount of 'wrongness' for it to be ever so slightly erring on the right side? I'll leave that as a question as of course, not everyone will agree.
(Vintage cable knit sweater, vintage satin quilted skirt, Anastasia Radevich shoes, Monki belt)
The focal point beyond the sheeny shiny quilted in-yer-face floral lies within the Jil Sander market bag printed with that floral that has been ingrained in most fashion-nuts' heads only because that collection has had such an impact. I can't say I wasn't the tiniest bit jealous when I started seeing people carrying the transparent rubber bag in a bright highlighter red/orange as the S/S 11 collection is now fully in stores. I'm now more than sated though with the floral version which I suppose will conceal the grubby bits in my bag (old chewing gum wrapped up in paper, receipts, broken make-up cases…). I hear the leather handle which it came with also comes in other colours at the store so you can switch them up – I'll investigate this in Paris.
On a last note, several people asked about my lip colour and I can finally offer up some sort of worthy beauty tidbit – a make-up artist on the Outnet shoot used a Barry M orange kohl pencil on my lips and like the clueless beauty sheep that I am, I followed word for word. If it's a tad dry, then a bit of lipbalm sorts it out but the shade of orange is pretty much spot on for me. I'll have to excitedly tell Emily of Into The Gloss (aka the only beauty blog I read…) about this when I see her in Paris only for her to go "Well…erm… DUH!" (P.S. Thanks for the orange lippie suggestions on my previous musings on orange…)