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the best part of fashion week, is the fashion shows.

the second best part (or first best, if you do not have an invitation to go inside) is the opportunity to ogle the passers-by and take notes on the trends that are to come.

in paris in 2007 we saw demolished hosiery, blazers blazers blazers, lace-up shoes and boots, quilting everywhere, shirts with faces on them, and more pairs of orangey-red tights than we could count. et voila, a year later, the lowest of the high street was selling the aforementioned goods.

now it is 2009, and south-eastern virginia is not exactly full of fashion forward ladies.

NO MATTER; we have found the next best thing, and its name is mary kate olsen.

mary-kate-w-alexander-wang-tote(fashionologie)

the most important lesson to be learned from this photograph is:

we were wrong. small round glasses a la john lennon/yoko ono are not silly, they are AWESOME. they are the way of the future. i still refuse to wear them, because my head is gigantic and it tends to dwarf smaller frames; however, you, dear reader, blessed with a normal-sized head, should hightail it to your nearest sunglasses retailer and grab a pair.

second lesson: alexander wang rulezz, and ms. olsen is oh-so lucky to be carrying a tote from his f/w 2009 collection. studs studs studs.

third lesson: layer the lengths of your outerwear.

fourth lesson: motorcycle boots.

fifth lesson: BIG RINGS!

sixth lesson: mary kate olsen is so, so tiny.

[ stefanie ]

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Speaking of Rodarte, never would I ever have believed someone could convince us, and even make us want, to wear spikes. The most unique thing in their show, in our eyes, were these studded fingerless gloves for the Ready to Wear line. The scrunched fit is more often employed with boots, the look of which is common and rightfully so, but it was refreshing to see it used with an accessory item not linked to the legs. And back to the studs – what does it for us is the use of spring 09 colors – the lighter shades of power and attention demanding oranges, being one. Silver and black studs bring to mind skulls and pitt-bulls, and perhaps some S&M in between, and although some might and do find all of these things awesome, the larger public seem to get too much of an intimidating, and often confused, vibe from all. Particularly in the context of fashion.

While we are a bit less excited about the shock induced when looking at the models feet, there is nice consistency with image. The platform heels in this show were spotted with studs and spikes as well, reminding me of those picture-happy paparazzi and their tendency to always capture Mary-Kate Olsen wearing similar clunkers. Needless to say, they do help us height-challenged girls stand tall.

Ultimately, when it comes to Rodarte’s interpretation and execution of this previously viewed fashion tool, we continue to appreciate the choice to often fashion the studs in the same shades as the main materials. It takes away my inclination to categorize these shoes as smut-model material. I say: We are respectful, if not converted fully.

[ diane ]

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