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My new obsession of the moment

Finding a good online boutique is like hitting the jackpot, well I think that I’ve struck gold. After spending over an hour on Esther, an Australian clothing website, I think I can say I am OBSESSED. But why? Why is it that fashion fanatics love shopping online and wasting away precious hours of the day scrolling through dresses and blouses?

Well, the obvious answer would be boredom. The second would probably be laziness, since you could shop from your bed in your underwear and no one would ever know! -not that I’ve ever done that.

But I honestly think obsessing over an online boutique can bring you culture. The boutique I am currently obsessed with is not in the U.S. and probably wont ever be. *tear* They’re an Australian based clothing line started by a young women named Talita Estelle, who has great style and decided one day to share it. A contributing factor to the difference between Australian styles and American is that they don’t really have a winter, so their clothes don’t get heavy, dark and boring. The second reason is that America is always one step behind in the world of fashion, this gives online shoppers the opportunity to get on track with the rest of the world.

But I truly love their styles, patterns and designs. They’re unique and flattering. I think what popped out to me most was their color pallet. They seem to choose a color theme each time they upload new items and the colors are always skin tone flattering and neutral making them easy to pair with existing apparel. Oh and they make up hilarious names for their clothing, like ‘finders keepers tiny dancer.’

Lastly I would like to say I found this website over a year ago and now they’re insanely popular… called it!

Photos from the Esther site.

Chanel: They’ve Done it Agian

It’s already known that Karl Lagerfeld is a genius. For those who don’t know he is the designer for Chanel. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection is literally a Chanel heaven. This is a great fashion show production execution. The runway is immaculate. Going to a Chanel show isn’t just about looking at the clothes, it’s a performance. Chanel is known for that but I think this season was one of the best so far.

The theme this year focused on being under water. An aquatic wonderland. Gleaming white stingrays and sea horses adrift amongst coral branches and shell on a sandy sea bed. This is a very shocking and bright look. The models looks like magical deep sea angels with pearls scattered in their hair to sea urchin shells on the heels of their sandals.

From a production standpoint it’s amazing. No matter where you are sitting you have a great view. The models walk down multiple sections and cross each other to give everyone in the audience a view of the garment.

What makes Lagerfeld so great is that he stays true to Coco’s iconic styles. He enhances some of the house symbols buy using the pearls as buttons or belts. He worked with innovative fabrics to create the effect of light through water. He used airy waffle-textures organzas and iridescent synthetics, open weave tweeds and knits, and a platte of sea foam, shell pink and mother of pearl created an otherworldly effect. When the final evening dress appears, a giant oyster shell opens to reveal Florence Welch, from Florence and the Machine, and her haunting voice closes a spectacular show.




Photos taken from Google.