Bibliostyle: Emily Byrd Starr from “Emily’s Quest”

Above: Jenny Packham Resort 2018

Emily-in-the-glass looked very well that night. She had got the dress she had longed for for years–spent the whole price of a story on it, to her aunt’s horror. Shot silk – blue in one light, silver in another, with mists of lace. She remembered that Teddy had said that when she got that dress he would painter her as an Ice-maiden in it.

  • from Emily’s Quest by L.M. Montgomery

Above: Marchesa Notte, Resort 2018. Below, Natasha Zinko Resort 2018

Above: Luisa Beccaria Resort 2018. Below, Pamella Roland Resort 2018

Above: Reem Acra, Resort 2018. Below, Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2018


All images from Vogue Runway

Bibliostyle: Ilse from “Emily’s Quest”

Above: Simone Rocha Spring 2017

It would in truth have been a ghastly interview had it not been for Ilse, who chattered with all her old breeziness and tang, planning out a two weeks of gay doings while she was home […] the same lovable old madcap of laughter and jest and dressed with all her old gorgeous violations of accepted canons of taste. In an extraordinary dress–a thing of greenish-yellow. She had a big pink peony at her waist and another at her shoulder. She wore a bright green hat with a wreath of pink flowers on it. Great hoops of pearly swung in her ears. It was a weird costume. No one but Ilse could have worn it successfully. And she looked like the incarnation of a thousand tropic springs in it– exotic, provocative, beautiful. So beautiful!

  • from Emily’s Quest by L.M. Montgomery

Above: Rodarte Spring 2018

Above: Mary Katrantzou Spring 2017

Above: Molly Goddard, Spring 2017

Above: Luisa Beccaria, Resort 2018

Above: Etro, Spring 2017

Above: Alice + Olivia Pre Fall 2017

Above: Alena Akhmadullin Resort 2018

All images above from Vogue Runway

Milan Rainbow: Spring 2017

A look from every colour of the rainbow–all from the Spring 2017 collections from Milan–based female designers!


Above: Marni Spring 3017


Above: Stella Jean Spring 2017


Above: Prada Spring 2017


Above: Versace Spring 2017


Above: Luisa Beccaria Spring 2017


Above: La Perla Spring 2017


Above: Trussardi, Spring 2017

All images above from Vogue Runway.

Spring 2017 Trends: Editor’s Picks

After combing through all the Spring 2017 shows in all the major cities, here are my favourite looks from this season. While The Closet Feminist identified a lot of the major trends (belts, purple, witchy, etc), I still find myself attracted to looks that don’t stray too far from my own aesthetic–know what works for you, old habits die hard, etc. Here are my picks for this season!


Above: Sea Spring 2017

Above: Camilla and Marc Spring 2017

Above: Shaina Mote Spring 2017

Above: Each x Other Spring 2017

Above: Luisa Beccaria

With or without some super-femme ruffles, I love the square, apron-esque necklines that were seen this season. They’re often appropriate for work, something a little different, and frame the face nicely.  Also, practically speaking, thick straps = no complicated bras needed.


Above: Lisa Perry, Spring 2017

Above: Alice + Olivia Spring 2017

Above: Zadig & Voltaire Spring 2017

Regardless of season, I love black dresses with white collars. I love girly dresses juxtaposed with more masculine or structured shoes. Super wearable, practically my uniform.

Above: Alberta Ferretti Spring 2017

Above: Prada Spring 2017

I also love defined waists, and shamelessly femme silhouettes. I’ve found myself acquiring more simple black dresses (like the Prada one above) that I want to dress up with belts and accessories.


I really liked the Spring 2017 collection of Melitta Baumeister, above. I liked the voluminous white and light grey looks, which is super contrary to my love-of-all-things-defined shapes mentioned above.

I wonder though if this collection was especially compelling because this model was so different and looked somewhat like me. I get alienated by the sea of loose beige nothings offered by Elizabeth & James because its all shown on white models. This collection, however simple, caught my eye. Now I want a shiny silver chain necklace to wear with everything and a full sleeve of tattoos!

Above: All Melitta Baumeister Spring 2017


All images from Vogue Runway.




Fantasy Wedding Dresses

I’m getting married in the next year or so, here are my dream wedding dresses if money was no object.



Above: I love this Dice Kayek Resort 2017 dress. It’s simple, and I wouldn’t have to worry about complicated underwear.

Below: I love the structure of this Simone Rocha Spring 2016 dress, but obviously I would have to re-work the top so it’s not sheer.




Above: I love the idea of wearing separates. I love the skirt from the Luisa Beccaria Spring 2016 look above, and the Rosie Assoulin Spring 2016 look below. Just a matter of finding a different top.




Above: I love the simplicity of this Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2016 dress

I want a cool-weather wedding for sure (hard pass on wedding season, thanks), so long sleeves are just practical.

Below: My utilitarian bride look from Alexander McQueen Spring 2016


Below: Another super-simple dress, this one by Kate Ermilio from her Fall 2016 collection.




Above: I love, love, love the blooms and bright colours of this dress from Emilia Wickstead Spring 2016

I’m not wholly committed to wearing white, if I see a colourful or print dress that I want to be married in, I’m going for it. These three dresses definitely caught my eye–perfect for a party, elegant, and memorable.


Above: This Valentino Resort 2017 dress is mostly white, tea-length, and the print is just enough.

Below: Love them long sleeves and tea length, plus black and gold for maximum drama? This Marchesa Notte Spring 2016 dress is amazing


Below: This Raquel Allegra Pre-Fall 2016 dress is the most casual on this list for sure, but hey, if all the wedding planning drives me crazy and I’m too stressed to get into something more formal, I would definetly wear this.




Above: This Rosie Assoulin Fall 2016 dress is definitely the most recognizable as wedding dress, and I do really love it. It looks like it presents some logistical challenges underwear-wise, but I love all the structural details.

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