The ROUNDUP // 8.20.17

A few of my favorite finds in fashion, art, interiors, and more from around the web.

1  I'm so inspired by Rejina Pyo's Fall 2017 collection. I think it is both incredibly current and also timeless, and that's a hard balance to strike. (Honestly WTF)  |  2  The piercing gazes and layered prints in Kelly Beeman's fashion illustrations are really captivating to me. (Kelly Beeman)

 

3  This home tour of an Austin "Vintage Treasure Hunter" is full of charming finds and clever decor ideas. (Apartment Therapy)  |  4  My current favorite TED Talk: Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker's art director, tells the stories behind the magazine's iconic covers. (TED)

 

5  I loved this studio tour with Heidi Lee, an innovative milliner inspired by surrealism. (Nylon)

 

And a few more...

These tiny dioramas blew my mind.

Color Factory looks so cool!

Are you going boot crazy yet? These pink velvet beauties and these trompe l'oiel sock boots are topping my list.

I love the heirloom quality of this Stella & Dot necklace.

The most high-fashion temporary tattoos to ever exist.

I loved this article about leaning into what you already are.

This is my life: 14 examples of extroverted introverts.

And my favorite thing I've read lately, Austin Kleon on a major lesson in learning from his 4-year-old son.

And in case you missed it around here, I shared a retro-inspired Last Days of Summer playlist.

It's also the last day to enter my Maskcara giveaway, so if you haven't done so already, head on over to Instagram and tag a beautiful friend!

 

What links did you love this week? Feel free to drop a link to a favorite post or your own content in the comments.

In Case You Missed It // Standout Shows from Paris Fashion Week

After several weeks of pretty obsessively consuming fashion week news, I was starting to feel a little uninterested towards Paris Fashion Week. I was pretty sure I had seen all the statements that could be made this year, but the Paris designers made it clear that there was still a lot more to be excited about. I thought these following collections were absolute standouts in vision and innovation.  

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I think former Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia's debut collection for Balenciaga brought a new air of excitement to the brand. With a little bit of everything- off-the-shoulder puffer jackets, giant glasses chains, stirrup pants worn over the shoe, and even candy cane prints- it is a bit overwhelming, but in the best way. It's exciting, innovative, and as Vogue referred to the collection, "spectacular" and "sensational."

Click to see the full collection.

 

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There has been speculation that Karl Lagerfeld's presentation, a complete retrospective of past Chanel shows, may be a sign that he is stepping down as Creative Director. His sweeping homage to the brand is clear in the obvious nods to Coco, with the layered jewelry, impeccably coordinated accessories, and the multitude of tweed separates, particularly the gorgeous deconstructed tweed skirts. And while it does seem the perfect full-circle note to end on, it's entirely possible that the 82-year old (who claims he will never retire) was just showing a sense of humor regarding the rumors. Either way, this show served as another reminder of the power and importance the Lagerfeld/Chanel legacy.

Click to see the full collection.

 

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Loewe was the show that perhaps made me feel the most happy. The handkerchief hem skirts, the bold statement jewelry (which included large cat face pendants), the bustiers acting as belts, etc. all worked to create something that seems very grown-up, very polished, yet still has plenty of ease. Graceful is the word that comes to mind.

Click to see the full collection.

 

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If the Dries Van Noten girls were the cast of some dark and glamorous film, I would watch it over and over. Inspired by the affair of Marchesa Luisa Casati and the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, the look was rich in textures and moody in palette, offset by charming pearl embellishments. Standouts for me include the faux-fur collars and feathered ruffs, the sculptural heeled footwear, and the various ways that both classic prep uniform/varsity wear and pajama dressing were incorporated.

Click to see the full collection.

 

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Nicolas Ghesquière's collection for Louis Vuitton was among the most highly acclaimed shows of the season. There are more than a few references to the fashion house's past, with 90s-era slip dresses, luggage-inspired bags, and trenches that are truly innovative in silhouette. Elements that I was most excited about include the sturdy combat boots (especially the silver ones), the patent leather pants, and the t-shirt sleeved dresses and tops.

Click to see the full collection.

 

More worth checking out...

All serene at Cèline.

Poetry in fashion at Chloé.

The coolest girls at Elie Saab.

The bejeweled tapestries at Mui Mui.

The latest in sleeves at Roland Mouret.

Beautiful savages at Maison Margiela.

My heart skipped a beat for the prints and fabrics at Stella McCartney.

Ballet-inspired layers at Valentino.

Saint Laurent part two, the couture collection. Tell me these looks don't take you back to when Brenda and Kelly wore the same prom dress on 90210.

 

What collections were your favorite this season?

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Getting to Know You | September

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I had so much fun doing this post last month and was surprised and thrilled with how many people took part! Thank you all so much! It's wonderful to get to know you all better and start to put a real person behind comment names.

If you're new to this post series, here's how it goes: I’m asking and answering five random questions about myself and if you want to join in, just choose one, two, or all five questions and answer them yourself in the comments. Grab a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or the pumpkin-spiced drink of your choice and let's get to know each other better!

 

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Now it’s your turn! Give us your answers in the comments and feel free to share with friends via the social sharing buttons below.

 

As always, thanks for reading! I can’t wait to get to know you better!

 

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Fall 2014 Trend Report (The Top 10 looks and how to get them for under $100!)

There is nothing like the Midwest during the fall. Nothing. It's my all-time favorite time of year. And now that September is officially upon us, we can finally see the fall weather coming around the corner. And while I have no doubt that you are fully stocked with pumpkin spice candles and crock pot recipes, I'm wondering- is your wardrobe ready for the new season? This week's Top 10 is all about the biggest trends of the season and how you can incorporate them into your fall wardrobe for less than $100, so get cozy in your new autumn throw and let's talk fashion! :)  

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Sweaters are always a fall staple, and this year slouchy tunics and knit flares are the freshest take on the look.

 

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60s-era swing dresses get a kick of downtown cool this season with non-frilly accessories, like the Chelsea boot.

 

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If you love your neons then you are in luck! This fall is all about the unconventional color palette. And if the brights just don't feel right, opt for a faux-fur, like on the bag above, to make it seem more weather-appropriate.

 

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Normcore, or the art of looking average, is having a MAJOR moment in fashion right now. Simple colors, shapes, and an overall lack of decoration looks ultra-modern and sleek.

 

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Western wear has never looked chicer than when paired with sleek black accessories. This season's western style is darker and moodier, making it less rodeo and more fashion-forward.

 

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Layering is amped up a notch for a fall with the resurrection of the dress over pants combo. An easy way to try the look is with a dress that has some drape over fitted cigarette trousers.

 

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While fur is pretty much a given for fall, this year's update comes in the form of plush, cozy shearlings and bold-colored faux furs.

 

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After several seasons, prints are still thriving. This season the print du jour comes in the form of rave-style, trippy, op-art prints.

 

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From demure sheer panels to entirely sheer dresses, from mesh panels to peek-a-boo lace, there are so many ways to show some skin this fall.

 

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Chunky knits and fair isle prints are the most festive way to stay cozy and warm when the temperatures drop.

   

What looks are you loving for fall? Will you be incorporating any of these trends into your wardrobe? Let's talk fall fashion all over the comments section!

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