April 08, 2013

SHOPPING : LE - Spring 2013.

At least, here's what I picked up in the last LE collection.

I was actually starving for LE for weeks, and when I learnt about the new collection, I was both excited and worried
How was it gonna be like ? What would be the theme
and most important of everything : am I going to be disappointed again ?

This season, the collection looks like inspired by the nineties, the punk spirit, the street and Madonna's early years (wtf!?). I think I'll buy the decor later, it looks really great and grungy.
I must say that I regret, like a whole bunch of the Stardoll community, the previous collections. I mean, I feel like the designs are going cheaper in the way they are made. Unfortunately, it was like I over-expected this collection. I usually buy a dress (a real designer dress), a bag (it-bags has been LE's speciality for a while) and if I have enough money left, I like spending it on shoes and accessories.

Obviously, no bag or dress here. Although those type of items weren't that great, I must admit that I was quite impressed by the quality of their "smaller" piece of clothing. The designs are nice, particularly the black items (as you may notice, I only bought that kind of stuff), maybe because they are not-that-risky (small spikes, plain colors, one pattern, plain textures) and look easily wearable and easy to match with any kind of stuffs.

Anyway. I also thought that spikes were dead (ah, those Balmain days..), but I'm glad that this collection showed me the opposite.
So here we go, for a sort-of-spiky outfit. I put out again my Zac Posen headband and recall all my fashionable-punk knowledge.

This spring LE's shorts.

I actually thought I was ready to show you a declination of all the items with their very own outfit, but I wasn't that inspired and I decided to show you only the one with the shorts (less is more, and a french saying remind me that : if you doubt about it, give up on it).
I know that this is a very simple piece of clothing, but I also think that this tells a lot more than it shows. With that kind of short, you can decline many different styles. I picked up the easy one (moody me !), the grunge-punk-sort-o'-stuff (hence the shoes and the bracelets). I decided to add some complexity too, giving it a romantic touch with that forgotten soldier's jacket (told you about Balmain, this could be my little tribute here -you can share a tear), and an old LE lace shirt (from Maje, my real life favorite shirt). I finished the look by giving it structure (my favorite part you know) with that "office type" bag from DVF.

As a conclusion, I must say that I was half disappointed by the collection (we are used to a little more), and half glad that I could renew my black basics wardrobe
So I give it a 6/10.

What did you think about that collection
Did you buy anything ? and how would you rate it ?

Yours truly, 
and devoted to you,

Maurice/ Kickherout.

April 02, 2013

SHOPPING : The March's Sale.

I know I may be a little late for this "shopping" review, since the Miss Sixty store isn't on sale anymore
But anyway, here's my pick of this month's sale.

I'm not a huge fan of the Miss Sixty boutique. I mean, I don't buy from it a lot (except when I have a crush), and when I heard about the sale, I thought I would not buy anything from it. But, you know, you start scrolling the pages and putting thing in your shopping bag, you start building outfits on your doll in that dressing room and finally, you buy tons of things that you won't really use, for money you could have spent on something better (LE is coming, right ?).
So I really limited myself on that sale thing. While scrolling the pages, I focused on basics (like : buy a sort of coat you don't already have) and sticked to a restricted number of ideas (buy that piece of clothing you noticed when it first came out, buy things in order to create a precise look..), and I'm really proud to say that I think I chose my items wisely !

I actually had an old Kate Moss 's look in mind that I really looked forward to recreate, and I wanted to buy that orange shorts and that kaki jacket for quite a while, so here we go ;

1. The Kate

I actually refer to the photo above, but instead of an everyday outfit, I wanted to go with something classier. To cope with the fur, I added a draped dress, and I gave a little "art deco" touch with the belt. Oh, and sorry about the cat intrusion on the photo :S

Hat and coat from Miss Sixty's sale.

2. The coat

I was truly looking for that sort of coat for a long time ! It's actually a very relaxed item, and so I wanted to give it an "hello, I'm going to the office" look. That's why I added a pair of edgy shoes, a classic bag and a cute dress. The "lovely" effect of the headband matches both the wild-hippie side of the jacket and the cutie-pie side of the dress.

Coat from Miss Sixty's sale.

3. The shorts

I first wanted to put a white shirt with it, but I realized that it could be way more fun to throw another orange item on it and to combine it with pearls. No, honestly, I really made this one in a very random way, like associating things with each other until the whole thing comes to my taste. Days come and go, sometimes inspiration with it and other times not. It happens, right ?

Shorts from the Miss Sixty's sale.

What about you ? Did you buy any ?

Hope you enjoyed this,
your devoted,
Maurice/ Kickherout

(Stardoll made me do that look- I ain't responsible about this)