LFW, Part 3: Jean-Pierre Braganza, Meadham Kirchhoff, Emilio de la Morena, Mark Fast, and Mary Katrantzou

Meadham Kirchhoff, what can I say... I love this collection. It's the frothiest, clowniest, most bizarre thing I've seen lately, and it's fantastic. It's like English schoolgirl meets Egg magazine. I actually wouldn't mind wearing some of the things here, like the checkered jumper with the eyes, and the heart sweater with the rainbow on it. Like I've said before, I'm not a fan of pastels unless they're all mixed together, and I think this collection does a good job of that. I don't think I'll be trying out those hairstyles any time soon, though.

The two dresses in the middle, can I have them, please??

(Individual pics from style.com)

More LFW! Giles, Holly Fulton, House of Holland, and Jaeger London

Seriously, we can't escape metallics. 'Nuff said.

Y'know, I'm a huge Holly Fulton fan, but I wasn't really feeling this collection.

House of Holland: kooky as usual, but this is one of the best, most cohesive collections of his, I think.

London Fashion Week... which happened ages ago

Yeah, I know I'm about 8,000 years late with these posts/reviews, but I still want to post them up. Sorry I haven't been around much... I've been feeling burnt out and uninspired. To top it off, I have been violently ill for the past 5 days. :(

But on to happier topics -- here comes the fashion!

So Danielle Scutt was inspired in part by Tupac and Biggie, which is literally the most random shit ever. However, what's shown above is really, really nice. I quite like this spangly material she's used for the skirt and top, and I especially like the dress with the t-shirt appliqued on it... I wonder if it's detachable (I guess that'd be an easy DIY).

So, seriously guys -- metallics are going to be big. They could be star-like, like the fabrics used at Danielle Scutt, holographic like the ones at David Koma, or just straight up metallic like the ones you see just above at Felder Felder. Personally, I like all three... which do you prefer?

A few other things of note at Felder Felder: a more delicate -- and perhaps more wearable -- harness, layered sheers, and the omnipresent studs (not that I'm complaining. I'd probably stud my underwear if it wouldn't be insanely uncomfortable).

Holiday dressing!

Quick posty post from me... life's been a little hectic, what with work and the chorus. Little known Frocker Fact: I sing in a chorus! Our holiday concert series is coming up soon.

Speaking of holidays... it's probably about time you start thinking about what you're going to wear. Especially if you live in New York, because I've gone shopping there the day before New Year's and there are WAY too many people in every single store.

The friendly people at Motel asked me to let you all know that they've got a new dress called Gabby. Gabby is glittery! And gold! (Well, sometimes. She also comes in black and charcoal.) Personally, I'd pick the gold one. It's a super cute, yet sexy, dress that'd be perfect for either a smaller affair or a big bash at a club. In either venue, you're sure to stand out.

So check out the Gabby dress... and as added incentive, I've got a discount code for you, my awesomely awesome followers. Enter SEQUIN15 for 15% off of the ENTIRE website from November 28 to December 4!! Enjoy, happy shopping, happy holidays, and if I actually know you, please come to the holiday concerts and hear me (and 20 other people) sing!

P.S. Sorry if this post was a little strange. I'm still vibrating from the venti coffee I had at noon.

NYFW: United Bamboo, VPL, Vivienne Tam, Yigal Azrouel

I want something in neoprene SO badly! I really like VPL's take on (nearly literal) sportswear.

There are some Tam-like prints at ASOS.

NYFW: Jeremy Laing, Jeremy Scott, Kevork Kiledjian, Libertine, Lela Rose, and Marchesa

Jeremy Scott is a designer that people love to hate. His collections are often gimmicky, strange, and sometimes a little tacky. I, for one, am not a huge fan, but I don't dislike him either. All that being said, I really enjoyed this collection. It's a little bit country and western plus a little Las Vegas "bright lights, big city" blended together to create some bizarrely appealing pieces. I'm entirely unsure how these pieces would translate to real life wear, but I like them nevertheless. What would I pick? I'd go with the one-shouldered dress, the long "Paradise" tee (I love it, and it reminds me of an old Georgio Armani t-shirt my mom randomly had), the cactus t-shirt dress, and the patent leather (maybe vinyl or PVC? ) cropped jacket.

NYFW: Graeme Armour, Gary Graham, Helmut Lang, J. Mendel, Jen Kao

Mmm, Graeme Armour. This line is usually hit or miss for me, but this time, I like it! I really like the slight bagginess of the pieces shown here. Nothing's actually skintight or overly slouchy -- the fit is great. I particularly enjoy how the leather jacket (shown at far left) has built in sleeves to knot around the waist. There are sheer pants here too, which reminds me of the Acne fall collection.

Okay, Gary Graham! I like where this collection is heading... it's like slightly techno mori girl. I absolutely adore the stockings/tights and shoe combination.

Helmut Lang: what to wear apres-gym, if you're really into appearances.

Jokes aside, I really like the shot of sportiness in this collection. It adds a little softness to a line that is usually a little too far over on the austere side for my liking.

NYFW: Cynthia Rowley, Creatures of the Wind, Cushnie et Ochs, Christian Siriano, Custo Barcelona and Costello Tagliapietra

 Shiny florals! Who would've known that that would look good? Big ups to Cynthia Rowley for the high-shine collection. I'm now in the market for some look-at-me florals, gold shoes, and structured (scuba gear inspired?) dresses.

 I think this is a new line... me gusta! Reminiscent of Balenciaga and Christian Cota, yet fresh and inventive. I adore the color choices here, though I did find the floral prints a little on the dowdy side.

 Cushnie et Ochs, you clever ladies. Way to redefine peplum. Hell yes, I want a metal peplum detail on my dress. Fantastic!

 Seriously, Custo Barcelona, seriously? I love it. ALL of it. The prints are so Dali-weird... there are faces, and flowers, and I'm pretty sure I saw a giraffe in there somewhere. Don't even get me started on the shoes. If there was one collection from this season so far that I really, really wish I could get my hands on, it's this one. Bravo!