“My clothes are not hot. Never. Never.” – MARC JACOBS

It’s been wayyyyy too long since I wrote about what I love on here. I’ve felt like a junkie who’s been going through cold turkey and now just desperately NEEDS that one hit to keep going again. So I am back with a bang to talk in a superior hoity-toity way about my all-time favourite topic: FASHION!

Creative director at Louis Vuitton, an award-winning graduate of The New School (which happens to be one of my dream schools!), one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, the youngest designer to have ever been awarded the fashion industry’s highest tribute, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent, and the sassiest, most-daring and charmingly gay man EVER: that’s right ladies and well-informed gentlemen, I’m talking about Marc Jacobs. I’ve been in love with his designs and his work for so long, it’s really a wonder I haven’t dedicated an entire blog post to him before (although, of course, I had to do god of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld, first before anyone else). From handbags and fragrances (‘Daisy’ is currently my favourite perfume!) to shades and shoes, this man has done it all, and done it all spectacularly well.

I was just looking through the Spring/Summer 2011 collection of ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ (a diffusion line) and it’s all about emphasizing what a pop of bright colour can do to transform an outfit. Its full of lots of upbeat, breezy daywear accessorised with military touches and bonnet-style hats with bold stripes and splashes of colour being the main fixture of almost every piece.

Military-cut top, slim waist belt, beige bonnet and a tan satchel. Notice how the red hue of the slouchy shorts really adds the softness that would otherwise be lacking from the severity of the navy-blue and black in the outfit

Loving the patterned jumpsuit. Despite it already being a vivid outfit, notice how the electric blue strap of the satchel still makes the outfit pop a little more.

There really is no better way to tame down a busy outfit. Nude shoes. Every woman should own a pair!

Because nautical will ALWAYS be in style.

High-waisted patterned skirt with a flowy hemline, teamed brilliantly with a structured white blouse. Accessoried with must-have chocolate wedges, electric blue tote, black bonnet, fiercely frizzy hair and neon lips. Genius.

Again the 'pop of colour' I keep mentioning. The sunshine-yellow satchel brightens up an otherwise dull beige floral jumpsuit.

Loose and flowy really was the order of the day. The lack of strict tailoring and rigid structuring really makes this outfit perfect for summer days. Also seriously coveting those copper wedges. Not sure about the yellow-gold belt though.

The man himself. Squared jaw, just the right amount of stubble, seriously sick calves, a tailored Nehru jacket and an Hermes tote. Only HE could pull this off!

Plenty of calf-skimming hemlines and florals in this collection, it reminded me of the one he had designed for Louis Vuitton for Paris FW last Spring (I talked about that here: https://primadonnab.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/another-bomb-blast-in-lahore-and-louis-vuitton-at-paris-fw/ ). However the LV collection was more 50s whereas this has a more 70s vibe to it. It’s certainly more playful; I love that its just so utterly asimplistic, no fancy-shmancy McQueen type heels or outlandish Lady Gaga-esque creations. Fundamentally, everything in the collection is wearable; sadly just not quite yet affordable for the likes of me. *Sigh*