Skirting In Stripes

Swapping out the denim lately for skirts and dresses. Adding more color and prints. Wearing my closet! A spring purchase and turns out to be my best purchase from Tory Sport. A tech knit skirt that does not wrinkle, holds its shape, and is the most flattering skirt I own! Hands down my favorite skirt! It feels sporty, feminine, and comfortable. It is one of those pieces that will go the distance. Colors are fab. A piece that I can work for many different occasions. I kept it simple with the basic tee but adding another stripe on top would make it more playful and interesting. Paired with a basic tee from Everlane, old Céline bag with the old logo that remains to be a favorite for all occasions, classic Vaurnet sunglasses, and my everyday Suicoke’s slide sandals that I found in the men’s section. Old sailor knot braided bracelets found at an outdoor market in Florida. I think I paid two for $20 and wear them all summer long!

Hedi Slimane’s Celine

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Celine

Celine

Celine

Celine

Celine

Celine

Celine

Celine

Celine
all images from Vogue

The new Celine with no accent and no Phoebe Philo was the much-anticipated show at Paris Fashion Week.  It is now Hedi Slimane’s Celine.  The only pre-glimpses to his collection were seen on the arm of Lady Gaga, who was sporting the 16 bag at the Venice Film Festival and then prior to the show, Korean pop star, CL posted a very stylish pic of herself with Slimane’s quilted box bag with the letter C on the clasp.

Changing guard is often hard.  Phoebe earned a devoted following with her feminine, sophisticated designs that made women feel strong and confident.  Hedi Slimane has a different aesthetic and not much different from his Saint Laurent days.  The new Celine appears to be very rock’ n’ roll worn by thin models ready for a night out but this isn’t terribly new to the fashion scene.  I am in the Phoebe camp 100% but in all fairness these are tough shoes to fill when you are nostalgic for the past because it was so damn good.  At the moment I am not a fan of the new Celine.  isostilo will remain open-minded for the future of Celine.  With that said, the one piece from this collection that is eye-catching are the black tapered trousers with the geometric shaped oversized pockets.

Oh Céline!

Celine Fall

Celine Fall

Celine FALL18

Celine FALL18

Celine Ankle Boot Fall

Celine Big Bucket Fall

Celine Ballerina Fall

Celine 5 Pockets FALL18

Hard to think about the Fall, but Céline Fall 18 has me weak at the knees.  The oversized trousers and sweaters, the wide-ass-belt, and the leather dress speak to me on every level.  The Neutral tones are classic and reflects a clean design.  The pop of hot pink is sexy.  I am a super fan of the oversized trouser that goes straight to the floor.  Just walk on clouds from location to location to not dirty them (but maybe a little dirt would give them more grit).  Swing the bucket bag all day long and right into evening.  The ankle booties are ridiculous!  Not wishing summer away but always fun to see what is in store.  It is all in the details and need a few more 0s in my bank account:)

images from Céline and all pieces are admired by isostilo