Eleanor was looking chic and sheer at the Tuileries garden today! I love the unexpected cuts and textures of her striped oxford dress, and those accessories are on point as well. Plastic-detail heels are wildly popular this season, as is the cat’s-eye frame, and you can’t go wrong with a minimalist satchel.
Anjelica (Mode Junkie) is the picture of current London style, with her moto jacket and tartan suit. Suiting for women is one of my all-time favorite trends, and this checked plaid version is drool-worthy!
On top of an awesome sense of style, Anjelica is an absolute doll. I hope we cross paths again this week!
Shiona has long been a street style star and talented industry insider. Recently she was named Fashion Market Director at Cosmo, an amazing and well-deserved step in her career. Her look outside the Phillip Lim show is both cute and sophisticated. It’s impossible to see that darling Burberry print without smiling!
One look at the invitation to 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s show and it’s clear that we’re in for a visual treat. The prodigious designer created a range of swirling, moody, abstract prints for spring 2014, referencing subterranean rock formations and watercolor landscapes. Even the runway was covered in a thick layer of white rocks, filling the room with a cloud of chalky dust. “It’s all very elemental,” he wrote in the show program, though his looks were anything but simple. Each garment boasted cutting-edge details, like cracked metallic suede, mismatched patchwork fringe and thick leather stitches. Consider it a preview of what we’ll see on the street-style set in the months to come.
We hit up designer Phillip Lim for the scoop on his new, moto-themed fall collection, a few personal predilections and one surprising fact you’d never guess.
How does street style affect your work?
I think it’s really changed as of late. I like to look at original street style for its authenticity and complete irreverence.
What’s the inspiration behind your fall collection?
It’s inspired by the partners, lovers and girlfriends of the café racer generation, and a spirit of irreverence and strength coupled with a desire to look great.
Describe the woman who wears your designs.
She’s cool, easygoing and, most of all, effortlessly chic.
Name three wardrobe essentials every woman should own.
A perfect pair of trousers, a scarf and a good jacket that can transition from day to night.
How would you describe your own fashion sense?
Classic with a sense of madness.
Who’s your design hero?
[American minimalist sculptor] Richard Serra.
Name the last great movie you saw. L’Amour Fou.
If you could travel anywhere tomorrow, where would it be?
I’d like to visit the Maldives Islands—before they disappear.
What’s your all-time favorite band?
The XX. I could listen to them all day every day.
Tell us a little-known fact about yourself.
I used to fly pigeons in California.
Check out Lim’s just-released campaign video, ‘SONOMAMA,’ which pays tribute to the café racer generation with a greaser-meets-girl story line starring Japanese actress Kiko Mizuhara, Louis Simonon (son of The Clash bassist Paul Simonon) and Japanese rockabilly gang Black Shadow.
Then shop a few of our favorite pieces from the new collection below:
Check out these behind-the-scenes shots from the making of the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2013 campaign—starring South African model Katryn Kruger and German beauty Franzi Mueller—then watch the final video below.
Twice in one week: Ella, you’re a star! I love Ella’s simple, modern vintage approach to winter wear. It’s great to see a blogger (La Petite Anglaise) who is so committed to her personal style and not easily swayed by trends.
Her pink sweater and bag added some much-needed lightness to the dreary day.