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I pleat* guilty

Pleats are back y’all, in all shapes and forms.

I recently stumbled upon these stunning handmade collages made by the Spanish artist Lola Dupr’e. The repetitiveness in the pictures automatically reminded me of pleated fabric. What do you think??

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And now for our PleatPARTY!

Let’s start with the ‘Top stitched pleat’

Oscar de la Renta pre fall 2013

Oscar de la Renta

Bottega Venta PRE-FALL 2013

Bottega Venta

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Chanel

Chanel PRE-FALL 2013Chanel

Accordion Pleats:

celine pre-fall 2013

Celine

Rebecca Minkoff pre-fall 2013

Rebecca Minkoff

Inverted Pleats:

Chanel

Chanel

PREEN  pre-fall 2013

PREEN

Thakoon pre fall 2013

Thakoon

Knife Pleat:

DEREK LAM pre-fall 2013

Derek Lam

Jean Paul Gaultier pre-fall 2013

Jean Paul Gaultier

Gucci PRE-FALL 2013

Gucci

christophe lemaire

Christophe Lemaire

Zero + Maria Cornejo pre-fall 2013

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

This last one is not exactly a standard pleat, but i love it anyway:

Andrew Gn

Andrew Gn

Enjoy 🙂

Brrrrrrr

The weather is getting colder, and the amount of layers I’m wearing is growing by the minute. I think  I am currently wearing 6 layers, we’ll see where I’m at by the end of this post. I look outside my window and all I see are shades of grey. It’s been raining all night and the poor leaves look like they are ready to give in to the strength of gravity, and let go… I think in general winter kind of pulls us all down, brings us in. You don’t see anyone flying a kite in December.

But, winter has it’s moments too. Check out these breathtaking pictures, taken by Johann Ingi Jonsson in Iceland last year, of a Volcano eruption.

The pictures are so powerful, it makes you wonder…

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Another plus side of the cold weather, are the coats, obviously… They have the power to transform your outfit into something magical. There really is no need for an outfit underneath, your coat IS the outfit.

Co (NY)2

-Co2

Prada-Prada

Thom Browne -Thom Browne

Revillion-Revillion

Marni-Marni

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Damir Doma-Damir Doma

Rochas-Rochas

Marni-Marni

paula ka-paula ka

Nicole Farhi-Nicole FarhiLouis Vuitton

-Louis Vuitton

Carven-Carven

John Galliano-John Galliano

Valentino -Valentino

and my personal favorite,

Prada -Prada

Enjoy 😉

Cape(‘s in)Town

I love the cape, though I am not sure what about it fascinates me most. It’s not a coat, nor is it a jacket. It’s a top, yet it has no sleeves…I guess It’s like a skirt for the neck. All I know is that when I close my eyes, take a deep breath and think of a cape, all is well in my world. There are no rules for capes; they are in their own little planet. They can be made out of drill or silk, they can be long or short, casual or fancy. They can be worn as a cover-up, or the key piece in your outfit. Either way, capes posses an element of ‘surprise’. And we all know, that ‘suprise’ wins.

"Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise."  -Julia Cameron

Illustrated by the one and only, Garance Dore.

Check out some of the latest looks straight off the runway:

 love the sandals, love the plastic fabric.

Overwhelming, I know.

For those of you who are ready to take the next step, here are some affordable capes I found on http://www.Etsy.com:

FancyShmancy

Chiller

Romantichik

And if you’re really ambitious, try and make your own personalized cape.

Enjoy