Friday, October 25, 2013

Instagram Round-Up


Just a few of the Instagrams that have caught my eye recently.

Clockwise: Roger Vivier Silver shoes and bag (@RogerVivier), Caroline de Maigret (@carolinedemaigret), 90s Kate Moss via @deenathe1st, and backstage at Anthony Vacarello Spring 201 (@anthony_vacarello. Happy Weekend!

Trend Alert: Mad About Plaid


From grungey plaids on the Saint Laurent runway shopping tote plaids at the AW Celine show, everyone seems to mad about plaid this fall.


Trend Alert: Mad About Plaid

Starting from the Top: Coat: Zara. Left to Right: TopShop Tartan Skort, Saint Laurent plaid shirt, Zara Plaid Dress.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trendsetter: Stack em'!


Diana Vreeland said that belts should be worn like braclets: Stacked! Forget Arm Parties, it's all about mixing and stacking belts. I have taken to wearing at least 2 belts at a time. Here is Madonna in the 1980s sporting some current trends in the form of pearls and distressed denim along with 3 belts.

Art Corner: Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud - Girl in White Boots
Wayne Thiebaud - Supine Woman

Fashion and art often cross paths. Street-art was featured on the catwalk in Milan during the Prada Spring 2014 show. Prada commissioned six street artist whose art was featured on the walls of the shows venue and on the clothes themselves. Marc Jacobs regularly cites artist as inspiration for his fashion shows. Jacobs collaborated with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson for his eponymous fall 2013 show. Eliasson created a giant glowing orb for the show which covered both the guests and clothes on the runway in a sepia light. Think live Instagram filter. The orb was taken from Eliasson's installation titled "The Weather Project."

Wayne Thiebaud is an artist who is known for colorfully depicting commonplace objects. Thiebaud often chooses cakes and candy as his subjects as well as urban scenes. Thiebaud's colorful portrayal of his subjects brings a vibrant, kinetic energy to his paintings. 

These two paintings are probably a little less colorful than his usual paintings, but I like both looks. There is a tease of a bit of Thiebaud's flair for color in the glowing blue shadow around the Supine Woman's head. Painted in the 1960s, the looks are unsurprisingly 60s, with mod boots and a turtle neck.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fille On Film: Francios Hardy


Francios Hardy wearing Paco Rabanne

Francois Hardy is a French singer, actress, and style icon. Hardy became well-known during the 1960s. Hardy favored designer Paco Rabanne whose designs were characteristically outlandish and futuristic. Hardy Combined 1960s far-out futurism and a French-chic sensibility.Hardy's style is also a source of inspiration for former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquiere. Check out more of Hardy's style after the jump.

Lust Worthy: Saint Laurent Paris Janis Metal Sandals

Saint Laurent Janis


Friday, October 18, 2013

Organic Fashion: Simon Doonan

Keep Fashion weird post
Jeremy Scott T-shirt


Welcome to Organic Fashion, a new Filles on Film feature that spotlights all fashion with no filler. Fast-fashion, a crowded fashion week calendar, and street-style chaos has some fashion lovers wishing for a return to a simpler time when fashion shows weren't mobbed by street style photogs and fashion houses weren't lumped together in such fashion behemoths as Kering and PPR. 

Organic Fashion features everything from slow fashion companies to the shouts and murmurs from fashion insiders.



Dear Fashion Industry,
Beware of privileging the privileged. Keep the door open to the self-invented superfreaks from the crap towns. This is the only way to keep fashion vital and creative. Thanks awfully.Love, 
SD

Simon Doonan, Creative ambassador of Barneys New York and best known for his wildly creative Barneys storefront windows, has come out with a collection of autobiographical essays. The book, Asylum:A Collage of Couture, Reminiscences...and Hysteria, covers the wacky encounters and adventures Doonan has experienced as in insider in the colorful fashion industry.

Last month, Slate featured an excerpt from Doonan's book. In the excerpt, Doonan tells the tale of how he made it out of a small, working-class town in England and start a successful career in fashion in New York City.

At the end of the excerpt, Doonan pens a short open letter to the fashion industry (above). For Doonan, fashion offered a refuge, a place where like-minded "freaks" could come together and work in a creative environment where their freakishness was not only accepted, but embraced. 

Now, the path to a fashion career often starts with an internship. An unpaid internship. The people who are most likely to apply for unpaid internships are those who are already supported financially. In other words, rich kids with rich parents. So where does that leave the the superfreak from a small town in New York City? Probably at a local coffee shop as a barista. 

Fashion is a business. But fashion is a business that relies on creativity. The superfreaks are the ones who keep fashion interesting and fun. Maybe that's why fashion has been a little boring lately. C'mon fashion industry, not all fashion newcomers should come with a trust fund. Take a chance and hire the smart,fat girl.




****Update:Conde Nast ends its internship program in response to lawsuits:Click here to read more about the end of the internship program on NYmag.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Allow Me To Intoduce Myself

 
Hello lovelies! I thought I would do a mini outfit post as a way of introducing myself since I tend to like to lurk behind the scenes.

-Whitney

I am wearing Zara track pants, Pucci Sandals, Deena & Ozzy Bag, Forever 21 accessories,and an ASOS fuzzy cardigan and belts.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Filles On Film on Pinterest

 Left to Right:Pucci Spring 2014, Jane Birkin in France, 1977, Balenciaga Fall 2002.
Just a few of my recent pins.

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Lust Worthy: Sportmax Mules Spring 2014


Mules are the next hottest thing in footwear. Well-heeled fashion editors and bloggers have already been spotted in mules from Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim. These pom-pom mules from Sportmax are definitely on my wishlist. If only I had the bank account to buy more than one color. I love black. Take a peak in my closet and you'll see black, black, and more black. I am however, curiously drawn to the coquettish powder-puff pink ones. Decisions, decisions. Ugh why is life so hard?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fashion Buzzword: Geometric

Fashion Buzzword: Geometric

Geometric is the buzzword for fall 2013. Geometric pieces popped up on dozens of Aw 2013 runways including Christopher Kane, Jil Stuart, Erdem, and Derek Lam ( just to name a few). Fashion savy girls can't seem to get enough of this graphic trend, making a big and bold geometric splash with such geo-crazy labels as Petter Pilitto and Clover Canyon


Center pic (minus the rectangle and triangle I added) via Grazia France, August 2013.