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    "Recession Chic??"

    For those of you who have been following the news closely; You would have found that the financial state of the world economies are in frenzy with the US going into a possible recession that would actually be worse than the Depression.

    Thus, it is no surprise that sombre colors dominate the F/W 08' runways, way early in the beginning of this year; which even extends into Spring09'; Yes! Dull colors for Spring? Avant garde or just plain depressing?

    Speaking of which; PLAIN DEPRESSING!

    That was my first thought when I saw Jeslin in church today!

    Nothing to do with her character! Rather, she was dressed in monochrome black with the exception of her gold headband but like I'd said, the color palette just reminds me so much of that found on the runways and I love love her preppy blazer which she's got for a steal from F21!

    I love the crest; (which she's ripped out the accompanying silver chain!)
    & the gorgeous silver, stainless steel buttons with engravings on it!

    The monochrome dressing is supposed to be depressing but these tiny details just added so much cred to the outfit!

    Anyway back to the Runway; I've got to stick out my neck and say that I'm really impressed with Lanvin's collection and especially Alber Elbaz's use of fabric and how he'd coaxed gorgeous ruffles and ribbons from them! And turn those gorgeous swath of fabrics and especially those in black; into a dress entirely inappropiate for a socialite whose investment banker beau is up to his wits' end at work!

    But; if I were to pick another collection which had caught my eye; I would have to pick Balmain; I love those structured shoulders and those jeans are just! Fab! I would TOTALLY. NOT. wear these. But they are just so refreshing and I love how everything looks so grunge!

    I'll just leave it till here today; AND! It's the start of a new school semester tomorrow! Wish me luck and I hope I can snap some pictures from campus soon(:


    WendyB said...

    Good luck at school!

    ♥ fashion chalet said...

    thank you!
    lovely flats :)

    xo/ fashion chalet

    Cris Lazoru said...

    good luck! And I quite like your outfit. I love Alber, I'm thinking of dressing as him for halloween.


    Eelie said...

    Bloody hell! Shoosh Penelope. All comments of my appearance are null and void! I am a vacuum of nothingness. A very OPINIONATED vacuum of nothingness! lol

    I blush when i read compliments like yours and contemplate that everyones a lyer! :P

    I agree you'd believe Fall would be the time to inject colour BACK into the wardrobe but as they say: Fashion changes with the times and ours doesn't look to positive :(

    GOOD LLUCK with your first day tomorrow!!!!!

    Join the Gossip said...

    Love the all black look--so chic! Good luck at school, and thanks for visiting my blog =D

    Couture Carrie said...

    I think you have coined a term: Recession Chic, I love it. There were some drab tones on the runways but fortunately there were lots of brights too!
    Have a great first day back on campus!


    Miranda said...

    oh i love her outfit as well
    balmain was my favorite<3

    Jenny H. said...

    good luck at school!

    and thankss im so glad you liked the mini photo-shoot i did with my sister. we had a lot of fun :)

    Mikkle said...

    there is something somewhat drab about all black outfits, but your right, the details make it exciting!

    lev_i_mote said...

    thanks for the comment! the book is good so far, i noticed while i was shopping it is more clear of what to buy!

    love your jacket btw :)


    aimée in the sky said...

    new semester?

    have fun! xx

    coco said...

    I love that all black look, it is so chic!
    Great post.

    ashleigh said...

    you look great. love the all black. definately something i wear frequently :)

    good luck at school!! :)

    Juliet said...

    Good luck! Balmain was great!

    juliet xxx

    The Clothes Horse said...

    What will be will be...so let's dress in a way that doesn't add to the depression. My theory anyway. :)

    The Stiletto Effect said...

    I love dark colours lol and I love your outfit!
    that Balmain jacket is amazing!

    Romeika said...

    Those black creations are really nice. Good luck at school!

    *~The World is My Catwalk~* said...

    Goodluck on the new semester!

    I love your flats and your skinnies!!

    Kat said...

    Balmain is so the label of the moment, isn't it? i love the rock chick look of their collections, that military coat is fantastic!
    Lanvin did black wonderfully and I am also loving despite its over exposure the black lace look.

    The Seeker said...

    Thank you for being at my blog and left a note.
    I will try to do my best to incorporate in my style but doing something with a bit of interest.

    You've a very nice blog here.

    Hope you had a great day and good luck for the semester.

    Keep in touch.


    M said...

    i am in love with Lanvin!!!