back to the future

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One of my favorite internet budz Aly (whose tumblr is fucking epic, I'm pretty sure she shares my brain) was going through FP's archives and came across this colalge I made awhile ago. Funny how life doesn't change at all, I'd still kill for any one of these things. And when I look around, I notice the trends haven't changed at all, either? We're seeing the same things in stores we saw last year, literally. Nothing new. Maybe I'm missing something.

Have you noticed any new trends and the like so far this spring/summer?

29 comments:

Amandine said...

Wow. I wish I could collage like that.

Amanda said...

you know i didn't stop to think about that, but it's so true. jodhpurs/drop crotch/harem was last year too, just not as mainstream. so was ripped, holed, sheer, lace, cutoffs, the whole shebang.

ginevra said...

I read somewhere fashion changes slower in a recession, 'cause no-one can afford to buy it, wear it & then get sick of it. Not sure I believe that, but I did read it in some heavy text-booky library book sometime...

diane said...

Hey, I really missed your posts.

I was going to say "pleating and smocking", but when I enlarged your photo I saw a bit of that too. There's no such thing as an original idea, haha.

the StReeT chanteuse said...

aww thanks for the shout out, love!

my 2 cents: I think we need to share our thoughts and concerns with the fashion industry. the way I see it is that they are so starved of creativity that they have to wait for the next person, fashion bloggers and upcoming designers, to establish whats new. thats the way I see it. how bouts me and you take it back to the future.

~alycupcakes

A dreamer said...

maybe coz the collage features lotsa japanese street style and gosh they are always miles ahead of everyone else.
but i do agree...the peaked shoulders thing is so "IN" right now.

Karl Lagerfeld said...

I think it's more that people are too slow to pick up on the changes to fashion,hmm? For instance, my friend Rei did a rather wonderful collection that's being ignored. She loves it. Calls it "tortured artist time".

Ms. Match said...

i was craving the jacket with the epic shoulder (mostly Ann-Sofie Back's stuff)! Or anything with that type of shoulder. And I still am this season! Still can't afford it, and no affordable street brands are making it. Any idea on where to get some?

Ms. Match said...

i was craving the jacket with the epic shoulder (mostly Ann-Sofie Back's stuff)! Or anything with that type of shoulder. And I still am this season! Still can't afford it, and no affordable street brands are making it. Any idea on where to get some?

Julia Talpa said...

yee...i agree with you..feel like fashion doesn't change a lot for the last 2 years!

xx

Julia

Anonymous said...

men's pajamas as daywear. which i do not understand.

Tamia said...

I agree. I was looking through a Jalouse from two years ago (I have an obscene amount of old magazines lying around)and pretty much everything in there is still in stores.
My bank account appreciates the consistency, though.

Sofia said...

I've noticed that, too. One trend is gladiator sandals. Incidentally, I noticed, Teen Vogue decided to do ANOTHER spread of them this year. They even used the same decorations. :/

ameeerrr said...

i guess trends are not coming up any time soon. it's the recession, and as much as designers want to be giddy and omit the thought of pessimism to provide a sense of fantasy and escape for the buyers, i guess they just want to be practical and provide classic and economical pieces that would not leave any of the public hanging, money and quality wise.

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

hmm, seems like fashion is constantly recycling itself?

~ Faith said...

Other than the 80s being more and MORE prevalent, not really. What goes around comes around, eh?

~Faith

Charlotte said...

This year's trend is everything! Short, long, grunge, hippy, preppy, minimalism, excess... It is difficult to go wrong, isn't it?

Emma said...

woah i love the shoulder pads! I wish those would make a comeback.

Great blog!

xoxo

Grace said...

Now that I look at it, yeah there haven't really been any new trends. And to Emma-says who shoulder pads can't make a comeback? I mean there's this guy I know who wears the same shoulder-padded green shirt every out of uniform day.
http://runawaystyle.blogspot.com

Tallulah said...

Now I think about it, I have to agree. Like someone said - maybe it is the recession.


Credit crunch times call for credit crunch measures...apparently.

La Mode is Rad! said...

Love the collage!

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i might not be too knowlegable on this subject, but all nude clothes seem new.
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A la Femme said...

Hey, I just thought you'd like to know that you were mentioned in British Vogue's May issue. I'll scan it and send it to you.

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David Saad said...

Arabelle you look so cute. I wanna violate you. XOXOXO

<3
Great blog too.

toastick said...

yep. like she said up there ^^^. gladiator sandals. my whole school's wearing them which is pissing me off, so i'm not wearing them. and gellies.

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