There’s just something about British Vogue

Perhaps it's the simple exclamation that this branch of Vogue is that of our more fashionable older brother, Britain. The simple title brings forth images of royalty and Spice Girls, Burberry and crumpets and the Beatles and tea. There is, however, something even more remarkable than all of the stereotypical items we associate with British Vogue, and this should be obvious. The most remarkable aspect of this lovely edition of our fashion bible is the magazine itself; the fashionable spreads and glossy pages of fashion and content galore. Not to say that our own Vogue, their American brethren, is not incredible in itself. I am one to yell at anyone who beats down Vogue for any reason at all. But as Americans, or Mexican Americans, or Israeli or Russian Americans, or any kind of American you may be (even though it may be purely American), we are programmed to shy away from anything too different or distinct. There, I said it! Take a look at American Vogue and you will see pages and pages of the avant-garde BUT you won't see anything way way way over the top. If you do, kudos, that's high fashion BUT it IS NOT the same as that of British Vogue. Take a step inside the beautiful, crisp pages of British Vogue and you will see avant-garde at its finest. Britain is known for its fashion, for its non-stop over the top style and its nightlife, but it is also known for its incredible ease of mixing fashion and music and art. The layouts in British Vogue are both jam-packed with fashion and style tips as well as incredible pictures that stimulate the senses. Honestly, I stand by my word that British Vogue knocks American Vogue out of the water, at least visually. From the effortless mix of everything fashionable to the ease of introducing socialites, British Vogue mixes amazing content and articles with editorials and spreads that will leave any American wishing she was overseas.

Throw woodchips at my window

This look is on Lookbook.nu, find it HERE. You can also find what I'm wearing and hopefully (if you have a lookbook) hype it! I felt like a giant six year old in my frilly bright pink leggings but they're so warm and so comfortable I didn't even care. Today I have math tutoring and I have to drive around to drop my sister off somewhere and then I'll maybe hit up the mall. Hopefully I'll have a chance to blog tonight! Maybe an H is for… or a new feature on how to… ( ie how to put together a French outfit).Oh expect a bunch of pictures of fashion related books and clothing that can change your style and your day!

Xx

Gabriela

You’re terribly late Alice.Naughty

If you read my blog you would know how utterly obsessed I am with Tim Burton, especially Alice in Wonderland. I have been waiting for this movie for over a year and the fact that I have to wait until Saturday to see it is depressing. I am excited for the unique perspective that Burton will embed into this popular childhood story.

Recently I've felt my style changing .I've gone from liking more grunge and edgy looks to liking more preppy, floral and striped looks. And although I'm sort of indifferent, I feel like a lot of it is the whole repetition from season to season. For the first time I feel like this season is different from spring '10 and Fall '09.More masculine, but done in a wearable feminine way, if that makes sense. I feel like the recession is making RTW more wearable but just as high fashion and just as glamorous.

Here's my "what's in what's out" list

In

Out

Lace : Big, white, black

Studs : Gold, round, pyramid

Preppy: High Fashion and chic

Grunge : Studs, gray, loads of leather

Accented tights : Translucent, colorful

Knitted tights : opaque and thick

Loose blazers and pants

Tight pants and jackets

In my last post I gave you a preview of what's going to be in this post. And that is….

DKNY

This collection is not only new and refreshing, but amazingly chic and put together .I love the simplicity in all the outfits yet the extravagance ( if that makes sense).

Bottega Veneta

This collection is a lot more relaxed and laid back then some of the other more layered fall looks. Not only is it filled with leather and color accents, but this collection is simple even with multiple layers. Angular and avant garde, this collection emanates old time glamour and luxury.

Hope your week is gggggllllamorous.

Xxx

Gabriela