07 March 2010

d is for derek lam

I've been a fan of Derek Lam since his fall 2009 ready-to-wear show, and fell in love with his 2010 spring line. It captures the perfect spring colours that are popping up (chartreuse, pale blues) and there's just a sleek, sophistication about his designs that makes me swoon. Lam worked for Michael Kors before venturing out on his own; he now has his own label, is creative director of Tod's, and has an amazing interior eye. His loft is absolutely breathtaking - simple, elegant and rustic.

Derek Lam's spring ready-to-wear is one of my favourites on the runway. It's flimsy, feel-good, and equipped with incredible shoes. I loved the oxford-style stiletto and the way each shoe matched with the outfit to perfection. The symmetry and accentuated waists are what I'm currently in love with in my own wardrobe, and Lam executes his vision so well; even the model's hair is wispy and timeless.

Even though designer pieces are obviously not in the average-person's budget, three of my favourite pieces from the Derek Lam lookbook are the ivory bucket bag, navy jersey dress, and calf odesa heels. (All $800+) I'm in definite need of a purse that sports the over the shoulder strap, but also has the handbag option - so chic! Jersey dresses are my new obsession, of course, with the long sleeves and short hems, they are perfect for warmer weather. And I think the shoe speaks for itself.

Leighton Meester, Rachel Bilson and Kate Hudson are wearing Derek Lam in style. I can only hope to someday own one of his designs (or at least visit his Soho store in New York!) I hope you enjoy this emerging fashion designer as much as I do; he's certainly one to look out for!

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