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Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 19 Couture

Things are about to get WEIRD! Or, shall we say creative? Couture is one of my favourite little fantasy worlds to jump into. Since it’s only shown in Paris, I’m going to pretend I’m in one of my favourite places…

Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I love these shoes. I actually have a pair of pointy-toed black flats that kind of hurt, I wonder if some ankle stabilization would help?

Schiaparelli SS19
from vogue.co.uk

This skirt is really nice. It looks like it’s either a half or three-quarter circle skirt. I’d say there’s probably some sort of lining, then a sparkle layer, and maybe a layer or two of tulle on top to tone down the sparkle?

Schiaparelli SS19
from vogue.co.uk

Not everyone may have time to glue a tonne of sequin’s on a blazer, but I do! For reals though, I think this would be a pretty cool way to take a painting and pixelate it. I mean, the next time I see black blazers on clearance I’m buying them out.

Dior

Dior SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I can’t really tell if these shoes are covered in very tiny rhinestones or just a coat of glitter. Honestly, if I’m going to do sparkle shoes I’d veer towards rhinestones. I need to experiment more, but glitter tends to not have the staying power or replaceability of rhinestones.

Also, I haven’t seen the full video of the show, so I’m going to choose to ignore whatever’s going on to the left.

Dior SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m a sucker for trim. To tone down the very strong matador vibe I’d omit the frog closures.

Ralph and Russo

Ralph & Russo SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I love the way this drapes. I’m not sure about it on a blazer, but how pretty of a wrap skirt, or maybe a wrap top, would this be?

Ralph & Russo SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I like the idea of a cutout embellished glove with glitter. It’d be all about finding the right applique.

Ralph & Russo SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I know this gown is less than practical, but I’m thinking a wrap mini skirt with some sequins and feathers on the side would be super cute. Maybe in a dark grey?

Chanel

Chanel SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m not a fan of exactly how it’s been done, but I like the idea of the pretty flowers popping out from a neckline or sleeve. It’d be something fun to play with.

Chanel SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I’ve always wanted a skirt like this, but I’ve never found one or made one. It might be time… Really all you’d need is a feather trim, and on this one some sparkly things, which is always a big plus.

Chanel SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I think this is really full on, but I like the ribbons at the bottom of the skirt. I also love a good line of bows down the front of anything. The blue and white are also really pretty for summer.

Alexandre Vauthier

Alexandre Vauthier SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I mean, ankle pearls. I bet I could do this on a flat.

Alexandre Vauthier SS19
from vogue.co.uk

Why do I not own shoes with pearls? You could easily do this with some flat backs and glue.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab SS19
from vogue.co.uk

Now, I know that the embroidered bit is attached to the dress and not the belt, but imagine if it was a belt? You could even do snaps and make an amazing interchangeable applique belt that could go on any plain dress.

Elie Saab SS19
from vogue.co.uk

Maybe I’m on a weird belt kick and noticing these things, or maybe Elie Saab is just making cute belts, but I love this. I think the hardest bit would be figuring out a closure- I’d be worried about the rock being too heavy for ribbons, but wouldn’t want the clunkiness of a clip. Maybe conceal something behind the stone?

Elie Saab SS19
from vogue.co.uk

My brother’s a geologist so you’d think I’d know what the rock slices are called, but there ya go. I think they’d hurt on the earring, but the bangle is super cute- and would basically just be glueing a rock to a bangle. I mean, come on. *update, they’re called agates, and you wouldn’t need to find a fake one because real ones are surprisingly affordable. Yay!

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier SS19
from vogue.co.uk

The stripes just look like black ribbon and I like the way they contrast with the crinkling of the top. I’m pretty sure I could just do a sort of adapted pattern from a tank that fits me well…

Jean Paul Gaultier SS19
from vogue.co.uk

There’s something really cool about this jean skirt. I’m not a fan of the fringe on the bottom, but that’d be easy enough to leave out.

Valentino

Valentino SS19
from vogue.co.uk

Louis Vuitton did white paint splattered on coats in their men’s Autumn/Winter line. It irritates me a bit because a few years back my Dad was painting the house and apparently paint got on my boots some other way that had nothing to do with him, I don’t know, draw your own conclusions because I certainly did. In any case, there splotches of white paint on my boots. I’m just mad at myself for not having the like, creative intuition to just roll with it and add a tonne more splatters. I think I need to find a great coat on clearance and honour that poor, poor loss.

Valentino SS19
from vogue.co.uk

I’m really into the champagne gold hem on the bottom of this dress. How cute would a glitter hem look on a black circle skirt?

Balmain

Balmain SS19
from vogue.co.uk

This belt reminds me of the plastering on castle walls. I think it’d look really good in gold and black…

Whoo! Couture week is over and I definitely need to go shopping… apparently at a rock and gems store.

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