Thursday, March 12, 2009

leather lovin

As previously discussed, designers have decided that just because the economy sucks doesn't mean your wardrobe has to. Though most people are trying to save every cent they've got, designers think you should do just the opposite - spend every last penny you have on their fabulous furs, seductive sequin dresses, and lush leathers.

Just like fur, there has been a sea of leather sent down the runway. YSL's is offering leather jump suits. Givenchy and Nina Ricci sent out leather jackets. And everyone from Balmain (surprise, surprise) to Micheal Kors have shown us skin-tight, sexed-up dresses.

Now don't go run out and buy a Sarah Palin jacket. Before you add leather to your "must have" list for next fall, make a note to yourself that black and brown leather is the extent of the leather love on the runway.

p.s. Totally unrelated, but every time I think of the word black I hear Belle Epoque's Black is Black. I know, weird. But if you are looking for some awesome entertainment, check out the live video here.

36 comments:

Rita said...

I looove leather jackets. A few weeks ago, I was in Boston at this incredible vintage store and they had the best selection of leather jackets I've ever seen... I wanted them all!

Georgie said said...

That leather dress in fantastic... I wish I had a decent leather jacket but the only one I have is a vintage one I picked up at a music festival when I was pretty drunk and if I added a few studs and patches I would definitely look like a punk.
x

B. said...

Love leather,
definately a fave.

Love Balmain and Christophe's dresses too!

Love, B.

DaisyChain said...

I love leather, but only black or tan..any other colour looks cheap in my opinion.
But still, I'm always on the hunt for something classic and leather to invest in.

diane said...

I have a buttery soft leather vest that I love. Nothing like a quality piece to keep your wardrobe afloat.

Winnie said...

Leather jackets add such a cool edge to outfits. I am still on the lookout for the perfect one!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

Have you seen the leather shorts people have been showing for Fall? It is like there are no seasons anymore.

gatheringshome said...

Lovin' the brown suit! Not sure if I am ready to be lovin' leather altogether though. Now, a great old beat up leather armchair...that's a different story:)

Carol

Elizabeth said...

i love leather jackets, unfortunalty i only own one that does not fit very well so far

xs said...

couture has no sensitivity for the regular people. aside my hurt, i'd love to own a rick ownens leather piece.

Laura. said...

I love the leather coming down the runway.
I think it shall be enternally stylish.

keep in touch :)

http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

atelier said...

I am so tired of black already... and we'll suffer from it more next winter! :(! so sad!!

Xisca said...

i love the left look.
Xxx

Fashion Pulse said...

Thank you for your comment, dear!
Your blog is fantastic, and I just added you on both of my Lists.

FM~FP

Julie said...

Leather is just so chic, modern and glamorous. I love it.

Noshabelle said...

Oh, I just love it!

Thanks for your comment! x

The Seeker said...

Thank you so much for visited my blog and left such nice note.

You've here such a cool blog.
Keep in touch if you feel like it

xoxo

The Voguette said...

thanks stacey! I'm loving your blog as well! And i am soo in the market for more leather pieces - *sighs* if only leather wasn't so ridiculously expensive.

Ester said...

thanks for you comment =) your blog rocks!! =) i like it!! and your style

{à la mode} said...

I'm not usually too fond of leather, but this leather is fabulous!

HoneyBunny said...

I love leathers..and jackets and skirts are my fave for that fabric!

Rand said...

I LOVEEEEEEE LEATHER TOO!!!
:)
oh and thanks for the comment sweetie:) it means alot!
x

LoveMore said...

i agree! if only i could actually afford all of the leather fur and sparkles in the world! sigh!

happy weekend dear :)

xx love LM

Anika said...

I hear you loud and clear. With recession being the key word, I love how this season has taken the opulence to a whole new level and then embraced it, urging the customer to indulge!

Still, I adore leather, fur (vintage or faux) and feathers, so I either buy from vintage stores or invest in leather products that I cannot stop myself from having.

Ah, yes, sold. Sucker.

Haha, have a lovely weekend

Nataliexxx said...

There's something about leather (especially leather skirts) that makes men go wild! I've always wondered why since its never really appealed to me. But there is something about a leather jacket that politely though bluntly says 'don't mess with me'! xxx

Little Bow Prep said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Yours is quite lovely.

Victoria C said...

i love leather! right now i'm searching for the perfect pair of leather pants, its hard to find ones that fit the way i want! love your blog xx

Silje said...

The first picture is lovely!=)

surimay said...

hi! thank you for visiting my blog! i completely adore yours already. so many inspirational images!

leather jackets. i need to get me one. they'd be so chic and warm for winter!

style munch said...

hah. to bad im broke as a joke, or i would be all over the leather xx
www.ibitefashion.blogspot.com

Maverick said...

I've always loved leather!! I have one leather jacket I always wear, I've had it for like, 3 years and I'm looking for the exact same one, so when this one is worn out and tattered I can have another just like it! lol! No luck so far, but I'll keep looking :)

Great post!
xoxo, mavi

Jen said...

I'm in desperate need of a new leather jacket. I love that Dries Van Noten one, stunning !xxxx

i.d. said...

Love leather jackets! Toughens up any look. x

heartofpearl ♡ said...

mm lovely. speaking of leather, i am dying to get a leather couch! hehe x

diane said...

The sneakers just got here, I posted a review and blog mention. Thank you so much, you dear girl. xo

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