10.08.2006

And I Really Wish That I Lived in a Boutique


I always look forward to the Versace collections. Donatella may be a walking photographic negative but, my God, I love the clothes. It's sluttiness displayed to perfection. But then I saw the Spring 2007 collection and it looked more than kind of familiar. Marios Schwab anyone?
But, then again, Marios Schwab was heavily influenced by 90's Versace and Alaïa. So, is Donatella copying Marios, her brother, or Alaïa? Or is everyone just copying each other and no one is original anymore?
Oh, it's definitely the last.

22 Comments:

Blogger *emma* said...

ick. me no likey. donatella scares me.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous brennan said...

oye, those dresses are gorge.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Touche19 said...

ahjklthlesktv
scary-ish, perhaps?!

1:49 PM  
Blogger S said...

i love versace.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous mags said...

i like the color of the one on the right better but the cut of the left.

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Hayley said...

i love the yellow dress! its amazingg....but the pink one, while well designed and constrocted, and the fabrics go together like boom boom boom, is not my fave. its a little awkward.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Carissa said...

There was not enough sex in it, it was too glamazon warrior.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

i don't know, the versace collection had pieces of fabulousness, and some well that weren't all that. I liked that yellow dress though.

not enough sex/glamazon warrior, sorry carissa that gave a giggle.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous nuff said said...

Wow I love those dresses.

They remind me of those gowns destiny's child wears.

Very I dream of jeanie meets kayne from project runway.

Glamorama - gulf coast style.

11:06 PM  
Anonymous becca said...

wow leith, your really lacking lately. what happened?

11:27 AM  
Blogger buttonsandstars said...

Hmm, I'm really not a fan of versace. Too... I dunno. Try hard? I completely agree about designers just copying off each other. I think that a lot of designs at the moment are heavily reliant on designs from the past.
I don't really think that this decade has it's own style. It's unfortunate because looking back into the past, each decade has it's own signature style, but now all we're doing is copying looks from the past. I wish we could think up something new and fresh for today.

4:46 PM  
Blogger joanna said...

^that's so true. hopefully 40 or so years from now people will be saying, "oh my god that's so 00's" or whatever. but i dunno.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous ambika said...

Walking negative, how apt. What's better is when starlets wear them &, because they don't balance the extravagance & tightness with classic hair & make up, end up looking like expensive hookers.

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Lexie said...

i never knew alaia was a real brand!! i just thought it was made up in clueless!!

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Coco said...

you girls. you really dont understand fashion.

fashion is a concept of thoughts, emotions, colors, paintings, and pictures formed into one. Say, all the colors of the sunset forming a unique shape, pattern, or view. Fashion can't be this or that, its everything. Dark, mysterious, harsh, cunning, elegant, famous, laid-back, scary. intimitating, and fresh. Fashion can't be taught, its what your born with. Fashion can't be bought, but articles of fashon can. You are fashion. I am fashion. Leith is fashion. Fahion is new and old, just like this decade. Yes, legging are back, along wth many other things. But what about bowler hats? And bubble hems? And ankle boots? They have been worn before but never like today. Because today is today, and that was then. Our leggings aren't being worn with scrunchies anymore, but with dresses or skirts. Skinny pants have a new "flare" with pumps being paired with it. So its true...this fashion decade is alot of taking things from the past and reinventing them, bu tthats that point. REINVENTING. they're new. they're fresh. they're fashion.

get over it.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, i just realized how stupid all this fighting-on-blogs crap is. i mean, nobody's even fighting over this post for once, but still. it is a BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who cares? like, really. does anyone TRULY care if leith made a "disparaging" comment about your precious little hollister lives?

12:27 AM  
Anonymous enough said...

oh my god anomynous way to repeat what everyone has said....that case is closed! why are u bringing it up? Your definity NOT bringing sexyback...

2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU could have ignored it.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Hypnotic Romance said...

No one really ever had an orignal thought in thier entire life.

9:13 PM  
Blogger Rafe said...

I think Donatella has done a stellar job desprite her personal setbacks. I've seen my share of sophistication and restraint not usually associated with this house. And the accessories are looking good again.

10:14 AM  
Anonymous C-c-c-cinnamon lips said...

bad post. you could do better leith.

12:17 AM  
Blogger joanna said...

i don't understand why people feel the need to explain to others what fashion is. everyone has their own ideas and opinions.

fashion can be learned over time. i don't nessacarily think anyone is "born" a fashion expert. you learn along the way. us kids might not know everything now, but we know more than we did 5 years ago, and in 5 years, we'll know even more. why do blogs have to be so catty?

10:07 PM  

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