MY BEAUTIFUL, DARK, TWISTED FANTASY FASHION CHRISTMAS LIST FOR 2012 (PART ONE)
Everything that I wish a chic Santa would deliver to my doorstep! No prices included since this is a fantasy, after all. (However, you can click on the title of each item to be directed to the website which I found it on!)
Anyone who knows my style, knows that I love leather and leather-looking objects. Pretty ironic since I’m a lifelong vegetarian. Oops. Anyway, I predictably love just about everything concerning this Alexander McQueen dress, from the regal yet trendy plum color to the figure-flattering silhouette! Brava, Sarah Burton!
YSL CAGE BOOTIES.
Another item which I’ve been obsessed with for many seasons now are YSL’s cage booties. They would look great with the aforementioned Alexander McQueen dress, or a more casual jeans and tee look. As an amateur architecture buff, I particularly love the clean lines and sculptural elegance of these shoes. FYI, I couldn’t find these exact ones online since they’re not from this season, but Netaporter and Neiman Marcus carry similar versions. The older ones pictured above are my absolute favorite though!
Although the reboot of Halston didn’t go as planned, I think that most of the Halston Heritage collection is absolutely amazing. (In fact, I have a stunning blue Halston Heritage dress which I bought last spring and is patiently waiting in my closet for the right occasion to be worn…) This HH jumpsuit is so European-chic and would be perfect to wear for New Year’s Eve festivities at the W Barcelona or another equally glamorous locale. I’m not sure that my 5’2″, slightly portly self could pull it off, but maybe with the right sky-high heels and some Spanx?
This is what Marie Antoinette would wear to her Hamlet if she were somehow blasted into 2012 and taken to Neiman Marcus.
I am not-so-secretly obsessed with this season’s bevvy of historical throwback fashion, and Carven takes it a particular tantalizing height with their “Garden of Earthly Delights”-inspired blouse. Each time I’ve gone to the Prado Museum, I stare at Bosch’s piece de resistance for as long as possible without annoying whoever came with me, and I would probably gawk at anyone wearing this gorgeous Carven top in an equally awestruck and obnoxious manner. You have been warned.
CHANEL F/W 2012 BOOTS.
Perhaps the antithesis to Carven’s Bosch blouse are these utterly contemporary dark green Chanel boots. They remind me of two of my favorite things, Breaking Bad and badass science fiction. I’m surprised someone really edgy like Rihanna hasn’t worn them yet, because they are youthful and cutting-edge yet absolutely luxurious.
This Balmain beauty is the love child of the aforementioned forest-green Chanel boots and historical-chic Carven top. Like the Carven piece, it references history, chiefly the glamour and sumptuousness of the Baroque era. However, it also mimics the Chanel shoes through its moody color palette. I’m head-over-heels in love with everything from Balmain’s past few collections (especially THIS jacket) but I selected this particular piece since it is one of my preferred colors to wear and highly wearable for both day and night.
I am an ardent fan of the drama of Italian fashion, and Dolce & Gabbana manages to bring it every. single. season. Though I yearn for their sheer babydoll dresses which appear to be a mashup of 1980’s Madonna and a glammed out 1580’s-era Madonna on a Semana Santa float, this slightly more demure, opaque piece would look better on myself and everyone else in America who’s not a size 00000. I love the nipped in waist and endless gold decoration!
I would not mess with the girl carrying this amazing scarlet-colored YSL clutch. Like Hawthorne’s infamous letter, it’s a visual marker signifying that one is a rulebreaker and overall bad-ass betch. No surprise that it’s currently sold-out basically everywhere.
What do you need in your stocking this holiday season?