Thursday, September 30, 2010

Transition Inspiration: Isabel Marant RTW Fall 2010

For the past 5 days in Southern California Mother Nature has graciously paid us back in full (and in record time) for the summer we were robbed of.  Two of my best friends were visiting and we had a great time taking in the warmth, but when they left this afternoon I have to say I kind of wished the hot weather would have departed as well.  Don't get me wrong - it's been great to wear summer clothes in appropriate temperatures, but now it's time to cut to present.  How can I possibly get excited to even talk about fall fashion much less take an outfit picture in July-like weather?  It doesn't feel like fall at all...I mean I've eaten ice cream for breakfast 3 days in a row!

The truth is we usually get a zap of heat in September/October that causes us to pause on the fall wardrobe.  It made me wonder today - what have I done in the past? So tonight I spent some time rooting around in the closets before turning to Isabel Marant's Ready-To-Wear Fall Line for inspiration.  Without fail, I fall in love with every piece of her collection season after season.  Her clothing speaks to my heart in all the right ways and knows just what I want before I can articulate it, her Fall 2010 collection being no exception.  It is absolutely perfect warm weather transition wear and I felt renewed vigor staring at the looks over and over again.  It's like Grease meets Parisian-chic...

See what I mean?  The rolled denim is perfect and the sparkly bomber adds
just the right unexpected touch.
Can someone please tell me where I can get red, cropped skinny denim?
And don't even get me started on the amazing jacket.
Never before have I so longed for electric blue sequined denim.
This is one I could replicate so quickly if I just had the pants!!
I won't even comment.  The outfit speaks volumes all on its own.

The most important thing I took away from watching this show (on repeat for an hour, I might add) is that even though I may not be able to afford all these separates - I can look in my closet and find similar shapes and silhouettes to create really great warm weather fall transition outfits.  Isabel Marant continues to be a designer I look to for inspiration because she doesn't follow rules - she follows what she likes.

62 comments:

Anna Walker said...

Oh my gosh! That first look is perfect! :) I love the rolled denim!

Krystal said...

I can totally see you in these looks.
p.s. i think you stole my warm weather :(

Katie said...

LOVE getting inspired then trying to figure out how to create it with what you already have. Of course I also figure out 2340490 new things I want, but thats besides the point. That last look is absolute perfection and I hope you do a version of it soon!

this free bird said...

Katie I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed those pants!! (okay all of them) help!

xoxo,
carrie

Diana Mieczan said...

I love rolled up denims and I need that first outfit as soon as possible...Lucky girl, having ice cream for breakfast:)
hahah
Kisses,sweetie

Ps: Hope you had a chance to enter my GIVEAWAY!

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the red!!

Enter my F21 Giftcard Giveaway!!
Statements in Fashion Blog

Debby said...

I am soooo loving that first outfit!! I love to roll my jeans w/ flats, now I NEED that jacket. You hit it right on when you said Grease meet Parisian! xo

style'n said...

wow I totally agree Carrie! you are right-even though we cannot buy all these pieces it is excellent inspiration for creating our own personal style and look. And this collection is amazing. I think #1 is my favorite look.
naina

LyddieGal said...

It seems red pants this fall are a must - I hope we find them!
And adding sequins to my fall looks should not be a problem -- this collection is fab!

And try to enjoy the weather, the winter will be long.

Cara said...

loving that 2nd outfit! I am Shocked at myself for loving all the red pants looks..not sure if I could ever pull them off though..

TASHA B said...

gorgeous!

http://noirxxxx.blogspot.com/

Closet Fashionista said...

This collection is so cool!! :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Taylor said...

Gaaaah!!! I nnnneeeeeeeeeedd those blue sequined babies and the entire last outfit! Great inspiration!!! I am already an avid buffer of pants- see my last out fit post!!! To love the pop of ankle with a ballet or heel!

Sist and Sist said...

Love your blog - and those blue sequin pants! Now following :)

Anna Jane said...

that first outfit is totally straight out of grease! it's sandy post-makeover. hope fall joins you socal-ers soon. i think i may come down for a weekend oct 22?!

xx anna jane

Lisa Griffin said...

OMG how did i miss this collection? I love love love it all, i need a sparkley bomber in my life!
p.s i did your hair how to today and i"m in love! i added a double banded studded headband in the front and feel like a very chic ballerina thank you!!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I adore Isabel Marant and this 50s girl meets rocker chick thing she's doing here is cool. And love the delicated bowed shoes--a departure for her.

Ms. Givens said...

Wow! I loved every piece. I am totally going to roll up my skinny jeans tomorrow and I would love that Bomber jacket! Great post!

asequindressatbreakfast said...

ooooh every outfit is pure perfection! blue sequins, soft leather...grease+parisian chic is so right on! what could be a more beautiful pairing!?

http://asequindressatbreakfast.wordpress.com

xoxoFashionLady said...

Love that last (leather?) jacket!

XOXO
http://xoxofashionlady.blogspot.com

its simple love said...

I adore the rolled and cropped denim. I have been wearing cropped denim nonstop lately. It's so chic and has a great vintage feel.

Rachael

p.s. It's the last day to enter my Lil Petite Jewelry Giveaway!!!

Josie said...

I LOVE your reference to Grease-meets-Parisian-chic! Genius. Love that glittery bomber!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Lydia said...

Beautiful clothes! And I know what you mean about the heat. We've been dealing with it in Colorado too...and I'm ready for it to go :).

Marie a la Mode said...

I love (and want) the sweater in the first picture!

We are experiencing Fall full-on in your home province. I made the mistake of not wearing a coat this morning and almost froze my patooties off in my car while driving to work! How I would love weather like yours right now!

Claire Kiefer said...

I just think it's so funny how we are all so complex and opinionated and drawn to such vastly different things: fashion, music, city v. country, food, etc. I love things that aren't objective!

Finally it's cooled down in San Francisco--it's still not quite fall chilly (as, in my opinion, it should be), but we've been relieved of the monstrous heat wave that had me dreaming of ice baths.

ryan said...

I love this collection, I have needed some denim inspiration! And I kind of wish I could experience 100 degree plus weather right about now!

Brunch at Saks said...

I love these looks! I agree- the rolled denim look is just perfection! xoxo

Daisy said...

heat wave!!! good times. I love these looks. I see what you mean about the Greace meets Parisian. I'd love a pair of red skinnys or blue sparklies!

PursuitOfLLT said...

if anyone can rock these looks...it's you! fabulous!!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love those pants- I would look so cute in those sparkle blue ones- SO cute. I need them.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Grease meets Parisian chic is the prefect description! I love it all!!!

Oh and I wanted to let u know that I finally got on over to Target yesterday and actually purchased a Tucker for Target blouse. I love! :)

Valerie said...

Oh my, Carrie. WHERE can I get my hands on a budget pair of those blue sequined pants??? I'm falling in love with all of these looks and you're so right about them being perfectly appropriate for the weather transition. I might just have to check the fabric store this weekend for some blue sequined fabrics and get to work. That sounds ambitious for a girl who hasn't touched her sewing machine since the 8th grade. I'll keep you posted!

xo
Valerie

shari @ little blue deer said...

Love! Totally wearable, every single one! XX!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

if i could pull off blue sequin skinny's i WOULD wear it! - but i so can not! .. most denim lines have red skinnies - i see em' all the time! ..

last summer i use to wear me Dondup's rolled up - they are boyfriend jeans and all baggy and loose - but i would roll them up tight on the bottom - looked cute!

*kiss kiss*
Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
Enter Give-Away Here: ~TiptoeButterfly Give-Away~

la petite coquine said...

So inspiring-absolutely divine! And I can't even believe those blue sequined pants!

nadia said...

I loooooooooooooove the red pants! Ahh, every outfit is so perfect.

xo, Nadia

Kerri said...

oh, i know! i have put away my summer dresses even tho it's still warm enough to wear them. READY FOR FALL. bring it ON.

hey, and your comment totally made my day today. really.
thank u!!

Kristin W said...

So Grease inspired! I love it! I could never pull off the red or sequined pants but I love the look of this line!

Alicia said...

absolutely inspiring! i love the mixing of different textures and fabrics. and i'm completely in love with the kitten heels.

MT Days & Nights said...

Isabel Marant can do no wrong in my book! She's one of my favorite designers right now

heather yalin said...

Those red capris/outfit are AMAZING! As is your indian summer weather! We had a few days of near 50 degrees here, and I was practically walking around in a t-shirt... But, dude, -40... that's just not even ethical!!! My dad lives in that kinda crazy weather (occasionally) in Wisconsin and invited us to come back soon and live in their cabin for free... But I can't imagine going from winter here to winter there and having it be EVEN colder!!! No way José!

this free bird said...

Stick with that line of thinking Heather!! It can be really crazy when you plug in your car and it still doesn't start the next day due to sub-zero temps. ugh!

xoxo,
c

Kristen said...

I really like the first one, my style for sure!

Coté Provence said...

I love Isabel Marant ... her pieces are classic. I've been eyeing those red shoes! so pretty!

xo

Kristin said...

Can't breathe...that last look...OMG! The jacket...I'm in love!

Nikki said...

I agree. I love the slim cuffed pant with a chunky coat or sweater.. so unexpected. Also totally do-able with pieces you probably already own!


xx
Nikki

the chirpy bird said...

Denim jackets and sequin pants? I think i just wet my pants! ahaha
xo tash

just a girl said...

Can I tell you how much I love that you've had ice cream for breakfast the past two days!?! And, yes, it's crazy we both referenced Grease today. It's kismet.

just a girl said...

Oh. And yeah, these clothes are INCREDIBLE.

bananas. said...

imitation using your own closet pieces is the best way to go! you'd be surprise what will work together and how awesome you will look in it.

Punctuation Mark said...

i still can't believe how hot it was this week... for the first time ever i was happy not to be living there... i remember my apt on LA didn't have AC so those few days were pretty miserable... hope you get some real relief

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I can just see myself in the grocery store in those sequin blue pants .That would get the town talkin'!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

She Wore It Well said...

i havent visited anyones blog as i've been sick :(
twitter tells me bergdorf has the shoessssssss!

She Wore It Well said...

and did you notice the new balmain show that showed overnight in paris is EXACTLY like this collection!! WHAT THEEEEE. both isabel and balmain did the bow shoes and everything!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I love the first jacket Anything that shimmers or has sequins and I'm a fan :)


On a side note, my friend just released a song. Head over to my blog for a free download!

this free bird said...

M!! I hope you feel better SOOOOOON! and I hope your package gets there quickly to cheer you up - being sick is the worst :(

balmain and isabel! - craaaaazy!!

She Wore It Well said...

thanksssss honey, cant wait to receive itttttttt xoxoxo

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

Rolled pants...sigh...I love 'em. It's what I'll be sporting this weekend no doubt. As for the fair, I'm sure I'll be eating to my hearts content. Don't worry though, I'll steer clear of the deep fried butter...yuck!

Leia said...

I just adore Isabel Marant. Those sequinned trousers... I want them please!!

Leia

corksandcaftans said...

people people! those blue pants are so totally obtainable!... remember last winter's sexy ankle-length Siwy sequined legging/pants on Shopbop? They came in red, BLUE, and gold.... now I know how to wear my gold ones this year. And I thought they were obsolete... phew!

Google Siwy Sequin... ebay is bound to have a pair sometime soon....
xoxo

e.g. http://www.lindsaylou.com/p-3625-siwy-br-hannah-slim-crop-in-pixie.aspx

Jess said...

Wow - that first look is fabulous. And those red skinnies? I'm drooling...

Kara said...

Ugh, I'm obsessed with those blue sequin pants!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails