I love when amazing e-commerce sites are brought to my attention but I never trust a site until I personally peruse and shop for myself.
This should be of note: shopping is not usually something that I pass up. I’m easily excited by shopping in an unusual way and Farfetch offers enough great pieces to pacify me.
Now at first I wasn’t sure how to navigate it but I found out that the learning curve is actually pretty easy. I like to think of Farfetch as an online global fashion mall. Simple, no? Women fashion was the best way for me to start browsing. Now just like a mall there are departments. Well Farfetch makes it way with just three…
This section is my favourite department for all of the obvious reasons…Emilio Pucci! Hello? Proenza Schouler’s amazing PS-1 bags, Burberry coats, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana great luxe pieces are wonderfully edited into this section. You can find a selection of vintage and archived apparel and accessories from just about every uber-cool and specially selected high-end store across the world. Imagine vintage and this season’s Chanel shopping can be done in one place! It really doesn’t get anymore convenient. As a shopper who hates travelling from e-store to e-store to find that perfect item. Farfetch does it amazingly in a one stop shop and knowing that if I can’t get it the United Kingdom that Farfetch will have that item and ready to ship from Brussels. Where can you find that kind of high fashion global supply chain network? Nowhere, so look at some great pieces I selected below.
I’m by nature a huge supporter of Contemporary brands they take a bit more risks at better prices than their luxury counterparts. A great example of this is Marc by Marc Jacobs’ diffusion line which is way more suited to my tastes than the Marc Jacobs label. I can equally appreciate both but I prefer to purchase MBMJ clothing and I adore their accessories. Farfetch let’s me go straight to the good stuff in the Contemporary department. Not only can I find my fave diffusion label I can also find other cool labels like Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Tucker, Closed, Ksubi, Eugenia Kim, 7 For All Mankind, Siwy Denim, Fred Perry and Tory Burch. This department is your jeans emporium and you will find most high-end denim labels in Contemporary. I left you with a few of my favourite pieces to look over below.
The Lab department is where you pick up your heart’s content of specialty pieces by brands that really are out of this world. The vision of the designers in this category is not necessarily commercial but definitely wearable. Farfetch’s Lab is compiled of perfect statement pieces and I’m totally obsessed with an amazing pair of Ha-Yeon Lee monkey nuts pictured below. It would be the quirky update to any outfit for a little bit of humour and style. I highly recommend that purchase.
All of your emerging fashion talent can be found in this section. I put together a montage of some of the pieces I would LOOOOVE to have and a few for the men too.
It was a such a treat discovering this site. So for my first purchase I went small super-small because I don’t know what shipping nightmare I might encounter and bought this super cute yet really affordable Baggu Mociun reusable shopper.
It folds into a really cute portable pouch and is perfect for the grocery store or casual shopping. Luckily the entire process was easy-peasy and my bag will be shipped to me in a few days and as soon it is I have a surprise! I like to think of it as a symbolic purchase with Farfetch and represents my intent to continue shopping there for many years to come! I take my fashion that seriously.
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Jean Paul Gualtier
Oscar de la Renta
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Phoebe Philo for Celine
MEDIA AWARD, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard
FOUNDERS AWARD, given in honor of Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA’s founder
FASHION ICON AWARD
GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE
I have only one wish. It is that Joseph Altuzarra wins in his category. That would make my night.
Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin took these beautiful pics of some of the nominees to be placed in the programs tonight. So beautiful.
I think Marc Jacobs did an excellent job this season at Louis Vuitton. It wasn’t the calibre of the models that really got to me. Yes, Kate Moss walked and her body looked great. (Albeit her face looked a bit rugged for someone her age. I guess her lifestyle is to blame but none the less she cleans up well for campaigns and that is all that matters.)
So enough about Kates, Naomis and Amber Valettas… let’s get back to the collection. It triumphed where Jean Paul Gaultier fell flat. It gave these aged style lines a very youthful edge. Sheers, hotpants, bondage details in corsets and shorts, jumbo sequined skirts and tops; large button details all completed by amazing shoes and tonnes of bags.
It was impressive to say the least right down to the set.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) educates women about the importance of early detection for breast cancer. Since NBCAM’s inception, mammography use has doubled, and breast cancer death rates have declined. Still, many women do not utilize mammography at regular intervals. In recognition of the fact that mammography is the best available method of detecting breast changes that may be cancer, long before physical symptoms can be seen or felt, and that breast cancer deaths could decline further if all women age 40 and older received mammograms at regular intervals. Fashion Straight Up! Blog , does hereby proclaim October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I urge all women and their families in around the world to get the facts about mammography.
One of the most feminine prominent trends for Spring 2010 was the neutral to pastel palette. Please when you are purchasing your pieces for summer keep this in mind. Here are a few of my fave looks off the runway. If you see something in your favourite store that is skin tone…buy it! If it is white…buy it! A pastel shade….buy it!
It is happening now and it’s lovely.
My favourite look was from Matthew Williamson being the dress connoisseur that I most definitely am…I was always a huge fan the textured skirt and bejewelled bodice for me was just an extra. FEMININE was a trend that carried heavily into the upcoming Autumn season and I hope it is here to stay for it truly recognises and celebrates everything woman.
Another standout is this Celine look. Phoebe Philo, head designer at Celine, is a straight up (no pun intended) genius. Her lines are always clean-cut and minimalist but not in a manly, rigid way. Her cuts are beautifully clean, crisp and curved to compliment a woman. This a complete look that I desire and need in my life.