Marc Jacobs & Vintage Polka Dots

New York Fashion Week F/W 2011. Can’t get enough of it. Marc Jacobs, still high from the praise of last season’s first womens line seen from Jacobs in years, continues to be the moment’s catwalk darling. He is still living in the 1970’s, although these silhouettes are the dressed-up version of the fluid and loose outlines he gave us previously.

Dipped in fantastic and over-sized polka dots, we saw fitted peplum blazers, curve-hugging hobble skirts, matching dotted hosiery and the sweetest polka-dotted saucer vinyl berets by milliner Stephen Jones I’ve ever seen. Some of the body-con dresses appeared reptilian, in violet, metallic silver and chocolate brown. The whole line elicited a troupe of saucy airline stewardesses, ready to debark their flight and sashay to the nearest dimly lit cocktail bar. I especially love the sense of fun Jacobs can’t seem to help but inject in his designs. Dressing is sexy and seductive, yes, but you also feel like his women have a wicked sense of sarcastic humor and tricks up their fitted, set-in sleeves.

Enjoy Jacobs’ style lines and use of polka dots, both of which are taken quite literally from the glorious 1970’s. Images followed by our original inspiration garments. For sale on the site right now…

Scores of Skirts

I’ve just re-vamped the descriptions of some of our vintage skirts and was curious about where the skirt is currently falling on today’s runways. Mr. Marc Jacobs sent many an A-line, fitted mini and slightly flared below-the-knee skirt silhouette down his Fall 2010 catwalk. Whether a heavier weight tweed wool or a busy print in cotton/rayon blends, it’s the conservative skirt’s moment of glory. Paired with a solid color long blazer or mixed pattern blouse and heels with or without ankle socks, there is something to be said for showing less skin and keeping them wondering…




Here are some of revamped vintage skirts. Take them from the business office to cocktail hour!



We ♥ Fashion Films

Ahhh. Nothing like a double whammy feature of fashion documentary films. After hearing many rave reviews, the boyfriend and I treated ourselves to Valentino : The Last Emperor last week. It is a beautiful movie, one part reality television (the cameras follow Valentino, his partner and crew around for many months – real moments ensue) and one part fairy fashion tale displaying the extravagant lifestyle we all associate with mega successful European couture designers. The film creschendos in Rome with a fete fit for a king to celebrate Valentino’s 45th year of crafting stunning dresses and strutting down runways.

valentino poster

Unzipped and Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton are two fashion documentaries that came out several years ago and profile some of most celebrated designers. Intern Rose and I are stocking up on Kettle Corn and paying a visit to Blockbuster later this week.

unzipped poster

marc jacobs poster

What other fabulous fashion documentaries are out there that we should know about? Let us know!

XO | S.