I have moved to a new blog called A Diamond and a Tether. Some bitch who only posted THREE times a couple of months ago and then gave up already has www.adiamondandatether.blogspot.com so I am on www.adiamondandtether.blogspot.com (mine does not have the "a" after the "and"). Head on over there to read my welcome message.
Thanks for sticking with me through Confessions of a Marc Addict.
Get ready for me via a blog 2.0.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I'll never truly know whether my love for each new season of Marc by Marc is at least in part due to a deep bias. If you've read this blog at all, you should know by now that Marc is my main man. The art he created changed me, and that's a fact. His original eponymous line is legendary, and always will be. However, his diffusion line is what really resonates with me on a more personal, wearable level. The girl I aspire to be always has a little Marc by Marc in her.
One of my favorite aspects of the brand is that no matter what the fabric, cut or design is, it always comes out looking new and sought-after. Nautical stripes are certainly not a new concept, but they were prevalent in this collection and were presented in a way that made me fall in love with them all over again.
Say hello to spring's answer to fall's camel coat rage, and there are no words for the straw cross-body bags with neon detailing. I'm crossing my fingers for a price tag below $300 on the bag.
Floppy, oversized bows at the ankle have been done on a viral level with Pierre Hardy x Gap, but these shoes take that idea to a luxurious level of aesthetic joy.
In the words of Mrs. Zoe, I die for this blood red / orange color. I wish I could tell from the pictures what fabric the dress and shirt are made out of. The high-waisted shorts remind me of a pair of navy Marc by Marc shorts I have, so needless to say I covet these as well.
More great bags, a fresh collarless military jacket, and the classiest pair of hot pants I've ever seen.
Another season, another job well done. I salute you, Mr. Jacobs.
Monday, September 13, 2010
The platform shoes worn at Derek Lam's S/S '11 runway show were everything I've been dreaming of and more. I follow a fairly strict all-wedge, no-stiletto footwear rule. I measure out at 5'1"on a good day, so naturally, I love myself a tall wedge. They make me feel as though I have more presence in a room. I'm sure you can relate. The only drawback to a platform wedge is that, while infinitely more comfortable than a stiletto, it still takes a toll on your delicate arch.
Enter Derek Lam's flat platform! Thanks Derek, I hope you can forgive me for shamelessly stalking Jeffrey Campbell's website for a $200 version around February of next year. I'd surely buy your design instead, if I weren't counting my pennies to make it through my four-year degree.
Lam also presented great business casual outfits for the fash pack. This olive green dress has "It's the first day of my internship at Vogue, and I know what's up" written all over it.
Also to be noted were the knee-high wrap sandals which took the seemingly simple outfits they were paired with to another level. The calf-length beaded skirt ensemble reminds me of something Alexander Wang's muse's fifty-three year old hip, yet classy aunt might wear on any given day.
The versatile double belts shown added the perfect amount of structure to the flowing fabrics Lam used for dresses and skirts. They were proven to work for both night and day. Also, can we talk about the silver maxi dress? The goddess Athena meets downtown hipster. I can't imagine a better combination.