reflecting on the noughties.

i cannot believe that it has already been a decade since the turn of the century. what an age of fashion it has been: where high street designer collaborations graced the industry, allowing for karl lagerfeld and lanvin (amongst countless others) to be bought at an affordable penny! thank youu h&m, target, and topshop (just to name a few); where shoes became the “it” thing over bags, aka ysl’s cage shoes, burberry’s hiker pumps, and alexander mcqueen’s armadillo boots. shoes evolved into artistic masterpieces…the more impractical, the better, causing for many model tumbles in the catwalk seasons.

to skim the surface–the noughties can be defined as:
the decade of strong support of the troops: balmain led the waging trend of military influence.

the decade where cruise and pre-collections became a priority on the consumer’s agenda.

the decade of the creative director: tom ford at ysl and gucci, karl lagerfeld at chanel, stella mccartney at chloe, and phoebe philo at chloe and celine.

the decade of celebrity turned designers:  kate moss for topshop and longchamp,  madonna for h&m, in addition to victoria beckham, mischa barton, whitney port, THE olsens, erin wasson, alexa chung, and agyness deyn launching their own fantastic lines. (side note: i left out lauren conrad for a reason). 

the decade of skinny jeans, the blogger’s voice, ethical awareness, sci-fi influence, and vintage love.

i am in utter anticipation of what the next decade will hold. tomorrow starts everything…happy new year!!! xo, lo

michael kors would love this camel accent over the festive red, black, and blue.

photos: becauseimaddicted and le fashion, Erin Wasson by Santiago Esteban for Elle Spain January 2011
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