Monday, April 26, 2010

Daytime Drama

Daytime Drama
PROVING THAT "BASIC" NEED NOT BE BORING. THIS SEASON'S CROP OF SUITS AND DRESSES TAKE THE WORKING WARDROBE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. TODAY'S MUST-HAVES FOR MODERN DAYTIME SOPHISTICATION? SIMPLE, BODY CONSCIOUS SHAPES AND SOFT, NEUTRAL SECOND-SKIN FABRICS PROVE THE ELEGANCE OF UNDERSTATEMENT

Daytime Drama
Daytime Drama
Daytime Drama
Daytime Drama - South Florida Magazine - March 1997

Please excuse all the crinkles and scribbling, these tear sheets are from 1997, which means I've been holding onto these since ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Talk about consistency!!! I think this is a testament to how enduring classics can be. To me the only "dated" look is the last one. Why? Because of the circles. I've mentioned before I don't like things that are too 60s or mod.

The first ensemble is Celine, which would most likely place it as one of Michael Kors' first collections. Yes, Celine did not begin and end with Phoebe Philo. Celine has not had this level of attention or acclaim since Michael Kors' seven year tenure at the brand.


-all personal scans-

7 comments:

  1. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!? In 1997? Holy cow you are young. I was already 31 then, and I remember these looks. Strange how modern they look.

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  2. Classic is classic!

    Hehe...yes...what a deep statement :)
    xx

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  3. I wished I could keep things this long. These look great, even the hair and make-up feels relevant, and those are the things that always looked dated to me when it comes to older editorials.

    I liked Michael Kors at Celine too, and I think he's been doing forever the camel thing everyone's really big on now, and been doing it well too.

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  4. I like all these, even the "mod" inspired circles; although the shoes, not so much.
    With the exception of said circles, these are still contemporary designs. Fresh, and as you say, relevant.

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  5. I'm not sure if my comment went through...
    I agree w/ you on the circles- that always dates a look. I don't mind them, except on the shoes.
    It's interesting to see these tear sheets before scrolling to your text- because they do look very "now".
    It's a good reminder that while fashion changes quickly, but the classics only need a few tweaks every few seasons to look totally contemporary.

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  6. Wow, I wasn't expecting these to be from 1997 (more than ten years ago?! Eep!)

    I always love seeing how magazine eds portray workwear.

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  7. Love the slicked back bun/ponytail.

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