I started this post weeks and days ago.
Because this is the mere introduction to my Want Much list for fall (it's like my September issue) and will be a mostly non-picturey, I'd like to provide you first with this:
I should have been googling The Walkmen and their new CD, Lisbon, every day for the past two (now three) weeks. I just trusted that, if I regularly explored the music blogs, it would have been brought to my attention. It being BIG NEWS. All of The Walkmen's new CD, Lisbon, can now be heard in its entirety on NPR and, consequently, youtube. Of course! NPR's First Listen.
I want to post my (nearly) complete Want Much list now because, the more I glance around the internet, the more I'm finding new posts from the likes of style.com (i.e. Vogue) and refinery29 and fabsugar that cover somewhat similar ground. And not just "Camel coats! They're the best!" type ground. They're popping up with new posts about a fresh little look I thought I was going to nail down first, without their help (I'm looking at you style.com, with your white jeans in winter piece), if one can, in fact, nail a look down at all.
So here's the list. Extensive runway pictures (from style.com, Fall 2010, just like the ones already posted) and where-to-buy links will come later. In installments. And then we can wear the same giant comfy sweaters and white jeans and heavy-heeled, military-inspired, old-world-reminiscent, calf-high boots for fall! Hooray for uniformism!
Want Much List: Fall
Tops and Sweaters:
1. Chunky, fat knits. Knubby (Marc Jacobs, Rodarte) and slightly ill-fitting. But not so ill-fitting that their chunkiness renders the person under it uncharacteristically chunky looking.
|Shipley and Halmos, Fall 2010, style.com|
|3.1 Phillip Lim floaty dress blouse|
4. Tight, wrap-around cardis with very Low v-neck. Or really anything with a structured, super low v-nick.
|Stella McCartney. Like the idea,less into the sleeves or shoes.|
1. More boyfriend-type blazers, only with the aforementioned superlow v-necks (e.g. Stella McCartney).
2. One that is cut longish.
3. A draped pretty thing.
(Already owned goods: Many boyfriend and vintage pieces. Drapey sequined jackets, Drape grey jacket/cardo. Cropped tuxedo.)
1. White skinny jeans in winter. I thought I had this first and I'm a little miffed at style.com with its mind/culture-readeriness.
2. Wide leg, pajama-type pants. If silk, definitely patterned. If leather, no need. Otherwise, it's a must; actual PJs not (totally) allowed.
4. Boyfriend khakis.
(Already owned goods, jeans: wide leg (extra important), skinny, black, deep blue, vibrant blue, high waisted, boyfriend, and ankle cut. Dress pants: long and flowy (extra important), high-waisted, carrot leg and cropped, skinny and cropped, black, blue.)
1. High-waisted, deep-hued, leather pencil skirt. Heck, make that pleather. That's right, I believe in pleather. So long as it's no impossibly sticky and clingy. We do need to walk (probably miles) in these things. Okay, so pleather looking. Pleather looking anything! Ah:
|Okay, not a skirt. Chris Benz dress.|
3. Mid-calf skirts (though I'll likely skip this, being more of a pants gal myself).
(Already owned goods: mini, knee length, tight, and pleated.)
1. Maxis for me.
2. Short and somewhat tight still works under a big sweater. (Love me some separates this fall).
(Already owned goods: Many. But dresses won't be as much a thing this year. Still, a 50s hoop skirt is a good bet and a great fitting number is always in style, as is beauty).
|Alberta Ferretti, not to be hidden under a big sweater|
Prints and colors and texture:
1. Mixed, layered prints. Stripes on stripes, especially. But leopard on leopard, leopard on cheetah, cheetah on checkers. You get the drift.
2. Cats and bees and birds (think Miu Miu).
3. Acidic, yellowy green.
|Chris Benz, acidic yellow|
5. Which brings me to red-red. I want very red and I may even want it in top/cardi form. And on my lips. And maybe as shoes, particularly if they are toy-like.
|J. Crew feather jacket, already sold out|
|Happiness. Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein, Resort 2010|
8. Sedate shimmer, fish scales, and dusty disco:
Marc Jacobs, Scales, Dusty Disco
(Important colors already owned: Nude, navy, caramel, soft grey, rose, black.)
Cold Weather Jackets:
3. A simple, easy cape:
(Goods already owned: leather (black, tan), robe-like/half-sleeve coat, toggle, structured red)
3. Nude, blend-into-your-skin flats for warmish fall day (Lanvin, Sue London, Gap).
Also in heels:
4. A slightly rounded, almond-shaped point.
5. An old-school ankle/foot cut, way less than a bootie, more than the regular heel. Wide slits.
6. Toyish shoes (fur heel, velvet, Balenciaga). Candy-coated, playful, and platformed. Only good pre-snow.
|Dries Van Noten|
Bags (and dresses) are not so much out, as on pause. We still need them. I want what's useful, functional, and tonal. Some delicious leather examples to come later.
Straight Up Accessories:
- A detachable fur hood, to be worn with my pea coat. I want badly.
- Over the knee stocking-socks. Preferably sock-like in texture and look. I want grey or black. And I want to wear them with my pea-coat. (Perhaps over black-tights.)
- Gold nail polish. Not solid gold, but (fake) gold flecked.
- Muted, winter flowers on a big, winter scarf.
- Man's gold watch.
- Thick, 50s style head scarf.
|Something like socks. Alexander Wang|
- A young Anna Wintour's bangs (see fall YSL and Chloe ads).
- Bras and bust (as a look thing and a shape thing, see Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 ads).
- Fall flowers. In other words, a rose in our respective lapels.
- Mixed metal jewelry, braided necklaces, tiny trinkets (e.g. the previously posted best friends broken heart), and rap video-inspired pieces.
- Candy. Kidding! Kinda. I just hope you're still reading at this point. Anyhow, CANDY!
Want but will never have the guts:
1. Boot's as pants. Thigh high or actual pants, it doesn't matter. I want to see these in my neighborhood. I want to think about wearing them. I do not want to pay thousands to do so.
Also, these will be everywhere (maybe a little too everywhere) or people are pretending they will be. I likely will not buy:
1. Camel coats (Chloe)
2. Aviator jackets (Burberry)
3. Kitten heels (Marc Jacobs)
4. Peep-toe booties
5. Shapely pointed shoes
6. Splashy art prints
7. Uninspired denim shirts (honestly, this is the main one of the group I'm really tossing around.)