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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fashion Week: socks, lady detectives, kneecap boots, shiny

Dear Kristin,
It always looks a bit bleak at the beginning, but at least there are warm socks and heeled stomping boots.  At least there are semi-structured coats:

Victoria Beckham, good at coats.  I'll begin copying the socks tomorrow.  It may take two pairs.

The kind that do all the hard work of a good outfit, while what's underneath is essentially thermal underwear or jeans if you're feeling ambitious.

There were also, thank god, lady detectives:

Or is it lady criminals?  Lady killers? Spicy. Ruffian, Fall 2012.

And Alexander Wang's at-the-kneecap boots. 

Will not make ladylike leg-crossing easy.

Though the over-the-knee version is still alive and (!) kicking.  Which you were a bit nervous about, given a recent pair on your Want List, but which you need not be nervous about:

Altuzarra, Fall 2012

There's also been a great deal of blue + black:

Rebecca Taylor, Fall 2012.
Which shouldn't really register as a thing, because they're just colors, everyday colors, but it's definitely going to be a thing. 

And, finally, Wes Gordon:

Wes Gordon, Fall 2012.  How do you feel about mullet hemlines?  I'm giving the above a pass. 
Yes, our Wes Gordon has returned to form!  He somewhat let us (you, me) down last season, but--with a few notable (furry) exceptions--he was wonderful this time around.  I don't think he's going to shakeup the fashion world or speak to whatever the season's trends may be (except perhaps a gold thing I've noticed taking shape), but the gem tones are beautiful and I can see myself in those teal pajamas with the white robe-coat.  Which is more that I can say for most of what's been walking down the runway.  Which sounds mean, but it's early yet and not enough designers are walking PJs down the runway. 

Love,
J. Benny

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