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

London Rainbow: Fall 2016

A look from every colour of the rainbow–all from the Fall 2016 collections from London–based female designers!

RED

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Above: J. JS Lee Fall 2016

ORANGE

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Above: Victoria, Victoria Beckham Fall 2016

YELLOW

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Above: Pringle of Scotland Fall 2016

GREEN

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Above: Ashley Williams Fall 2016

BLUE

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Above: Anya Hindmarch Fall 2016

INDIGO

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Above: Roksanda Fall 2016

VIOLET

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Above: Mary Katrantzou Fall 2016

Bibliostyle: Catherynne M. Valente’s “Radiance”

 

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Above: Trussardi Fall 2015

The window stayed shut. The door swung open and a pair of long, long legs slid out. Legs like a pilgrimage. Silver stockings, pumpkin pumps, suit green as the salads I haven’t seen in years. Her scarf was a scrap of silk the same colour as the Talbot, disappearing down her cleavage–which, I’m happy to report, was both substantial and on display. The dame didn’t even get out. She leaned her elbows on her knees and plunked her sweet little face down into her hands. She was tall, but delicately built, like a moth. She had rouge on, but not a slut brand. The expensive stuff. The kind that comes in colours with names. The kind that comes from home. From Earth, where you can make anything as easy as tripping and falling. Lipstick to match her shoes. Eyelashes as long as my thumb, tipped in a soft fuchsia fringe. Nails to match her big violet eyes. I bet she had the shade done up special–the nails or the eyes; I wouldn’t know which. A classy piece by any measure. She smelled like accounts receivable. She looked like old money. The kind of money that can ship a Talbot all the way to the outer planets without chipping the paint.

  • From Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente

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Above: Missoni Fall 2015

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Above: Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2016

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Above: Versace Resort 2016

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Above: Mary Katrantzou Pre-Fall 2016

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Above: Rosie Assoulin Resort 2016

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Above: Camilla and Marc Pre-Fall 2016

London Rainbow: Fall 2015

As we did for the Spring 2015 London shows, here are the best looks per colour of the rainbow for a little ROY G. BIV inspiration as seen on the runway. The best part? All of these outfits are from design houses headed by women!

RED

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Above: Marchesa Notte Fall 2015

 

ORANGE

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Above: Emilia Wickstead, Fall 2015

YELLOW

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Above: Issa, Fall 2015

GREEN

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Above: Holly Fulton, Fall 2015

BLUE

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Above: Emilia Wickstead, Fall 2015

INDIGO

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Above: Mary Katrantzou Fall 2015

VIOLET

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Above: Holly Fulton, Fall 2015

Want more Fall 2015 runway inspiration? See all of our favourite looks from London for the Fall 2015 shows here.

Resort 2016: All Rainbow, all the time

Maybe it was Jenny Lewis’ rainbow suits, or maybe it was because it was Pride recently here in Vancouver, but I was recently going through the best Resort 2016 collections again, and I noticed that there were lots of great rainbow looks. Who needs colour-blocking or mere pops of colour when you can wear the whole rainbow at once? Here are some of my fave looks by female designs that take ROY G. BIV to the next level.

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Above: Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2016.

Cushnie et Ochs is designed by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs.

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Above: Sonia Rykiel Resort 2016.

Sonia Rykiel is designed by Julie de Libran.

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Above: Missoni Resort 2016.

Missoni is designed by Angela Missoni.

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Above: Milly Resort 2016

Milly is designed by Michelle Smith.

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Above: Mary Katrantzou Resort 2016

Mary Katrantzou is an eponymous line.

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Above: Novis Resort 2016

Novis is designed by Jordana Warmflash.

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Above: Roksanda Resort 2016

Roksanda is designed by Roksanda Ilincic

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Above: Versace Resort 2016

Versace is designed by Donatella Versace.

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