FashionLooks We ♥: Patterned Platforms

 
Now that sandal season is upon us, allow me to introduce my latest and greatest obsession: the patterned platform.
 


Prada hit the nail on the head last spring (below), and Charlotte Olympia followed suit this year (above), with her simplicity up top and whimsical prints below. How cute is that sheet music!



Now, we’ve been acquiring quite the collection here at LuLu*s, so just try and resist the printiest platforms of all!

 
(Images courtesy of Cool Spotter, Who What Wear, & Style)
 

FashionFilm to Fashion: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

As my fellow cinephiles out there can attest, some classic films have a magic about them that make you feel like you’re right there in it, watching history change before your very eyes. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, filmed waaay back  in 1919, was at the forefront of the German Expressionist movement, and the most classic of all classic horror fiilms (yes, even before Nosferatu!). Madmen, murder, sleepwalkers, and silent screams . . . Oh yes, it’s silent, which always takes a little getting used to for us modern viewers, but the striking, abstract visuals are more than enough to keep you hooked.
With something so stylized, my mind automatically shifts from highly stylized… to highly stylish! How can I wear this?! So how about working some Caligari-inspired pieces into your wardrobe? Abstract prints, sharp angles, and geometric shapes channel the silent classic, while injecting some sharp chicness into these dramatic looks!

(Images courtesy of Google Images)

FashionTrend Alert: Phantom Heels

Chunky, stiletto, cone, kitten… I thought we’d seen it all. Until, of course, there was nothing at all to see! The heelless platform, or phantom heel as I’ve affectionately come to call it, is no longer a magical foot-piece reserved for the theatrical likes of Lady Gaga or Nicki Minaj. The cool curved back has been popping up all over, from red carpet to sidewalk, and not just as a crazy Halloween gag. The phantom heel has made it mainstream, so stock up on a pair of your own!
I’m pretty sure Daphne Guinness was born in these….


If you’re looking for real world inspiration, then check out Eteclea. This girl rocks the phantoms like it’s nothing.

(Images courtesy of New York Girl Syle and Google)

FashionLead Head by Herring & Herring for Kurv Magazine

 
Photgraphy duo Herring & Herring do brights as they’ve never been done before in this color-packed shoot for Kurv Magazine.
  
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
Not gonna lie, I totally want to play paintbrush hair too!
 

 (Images courtesy of Design Scene)

FashionFido’s Fashion Week

Who doesn’t like to see a little diversity on the high fashion runways? Models of all shapes, sizes, colors, species…. Oh yeah. It’s a dog fashion show.



 
I’d like to personally thank Chewee, on the the left there, for representing all the curvy canines out there.