Sunday, March 9, 2014
80s-90s-supermodels:

Ralph Lauren A/W 1985Model : Yasmin Le Bon

80s-90s-supermodels:

Ralph Lauren A/W 1985
Model : Yasmin Le Bon

(Source: yasminlebon.net)

Saturday, February 22, 2014
koreanmodel:

Jang Yoon Ju by Park Ji Hyuk for Vogue Korea Aug 2011 

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE DRESSES OF ALL TIME. RALPH LAUREN 2010/2011 AAAAh.

koreanmodel:

Jang Yoon Ju by Park Ji Hyuk for Vogue Korea Aug 2011 

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVE DRESSES OF ALL TIME. RALPH LAUREN 2010/2011 AAAAh.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I have mixed feelings on the topic of Ralph Lauren, mostly because I used to work for them and therefore lived through several months of semi-successful corporate brainwashing.

The purpose of Ralph Lauren clothes is to maintain a supposedly timeless preppy/equestrian/American royalty look, which primarily means a lot of v-neck sweaters, beige, faux prep schoolwear, and touches of feminised “menswear-inspired” shirts and blazers. The ideal Ralph Lauren woman is rich and vaguely sporty, but not really interested in “fashion” so much as interested in looking… rich and vaguely sporty. While other major labels like Dior and Chanel do rely on a certain amount of recycling in order to retain a recognisable brand style, Ralph Lauren is basically in a constant state of self-consumption. — Spring 2014: Ralph Lauren, Theyskens’ Theory, Duro Olowu and Tom Ford.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Guys, this is a VERY SPECIFIC STYLE that can potentially look very cool and retro, but only if you do it right. Also, I feel like it’s a look that doesn’t go very well with a skinny model’s frame? 1930s/’40s riding breeches can look great if they’re buttoned at the calves and are tightly fitted around the waist and hips, but if they’re remotely un-shaped around the lower leg and are worn by someone with a very thin frame, you tend to get the effect of a recently-deflated balloon with a stick rattling around inside it. On the whole I don’t think most women are likely to be in favour of an item of clothing that emphasises the hips and upper thighs anyway, so it’s kind of important for it to fit correctly in the first place. — Hello, Tailor: New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013 — Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, and more.

Guys, this is a VERY SPECIFIC STYLE that can potentially look very cool and retro, but only if you do it right. Also, I feel like it’s a look that doesn’t go very well with a skinny model’s frame? 1930s/’40s riding breeches can look great if they’re buttoned at the calves and are tightly fitted around the waist and hips, but if they’re remotely un-shaped around the lower leg and are worn by someone with a very thin frame, you tend to get the effect of a recently-deflated balloon with a stick rattling around inside it. On the whole I don’t think most women are likely to be in favour of an item of clothing that emphasises the hips and upper thighs anyway, so it’s kind of important for it to fit correctly in the first place. — Hello, Tailor: New York Fashion Week, Spring 2013 — Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, and more.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

najalater:

loch-ness-hamster:

flatmongoose:

teratomarty:

hobbitdragon:

Have I mentioned how much I want to be fem in argyle and tweed

I want these outfits so much

I’m going to get all of this for Ms Jess.  With the possible exception of the shoes. 

…This post had me at “argyle”. Take me now.

in

love

Oh good, looks like my penchant for mixing stripes, tartan, argyle, checks, camo, and spots might be coming in fashion. Time to bust out the preppy punk look again.

Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 = my ultimate Always Reblog.

(Source: carmidoll)

Sunday, February 19, 2012
I was going to say something snide about @bookshop’s “reblogging for Gav” tag there, like, uh, hello, obviously I’ve seen these already, puh-lease, but then realised that this point is obviously moot since I am reblogging them anyway forever and ever because DOWNTON ABBEY TWEED LADYSUITS AND CLOTH CAPS YES CONTINUE BY ALL MEANS.

I was going to say something snide about @bookshop’s “reblogging for Gav” tag there, like, uh, hello, obviously I’ve seen these already, puh-lease, but then realised that this point is obviously moot since I am reblogging them anyway forever and ever because DOWNTON ABBEY TWEED LADYSUITS AND CLOTH CAPS YES CONTINUE BY ALL MEANS.

(Source: emariam)

bookshop:

oh god oh god reblogging everything

This Ralph Lauren collection = my ladydrag faux Downton Abbey soulmate.

bookshop:

oh god oh god reblogging everything

This Ralph Lauren collection = my ladydrag faux Downton Abbey soulmate.

(Source: emariam)

"There was something about this three-piece suit that screamed Ralph Lauren, to me. After a moment, I realised that it was the fabric, which reminded me of  this Ralph Lauren Purple Label ad from (I think?) 2009. Am I concerned  that this level of fashion pattern-recognition is  eventually going to  take over my brain and fill up all my memory space  with clothing and  costume knowledge to the detriment of everything else? (Answer: yes.)”  — from Ralph Lauren Fall 2012, at Hello, Tailor.

"There was something about this three-piece suit that screamed Ralph Lauren, to me. After a moment, I realised that it was the fabric, which reminded me of this Ralph Lauren Purple Label ad from (I think?) 2009. Am I concerned that this level of fashion pattern-recognition is eventually going to take over my brain and fill up all my memory space with clothing and costume knowledge to the detriment of everything else? (Answer: yes.)” — from Ralph Lauren Fall 2012, at Hello, Tailor.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
"Ralph Lauren isn’t one of those labels I get pre-emptively excited over,  unlike Mary Katrantzou, Alexander McQueen, Haider Ackerman, or Gareth  Pugh. However, I’ve come to realise that every season, Lauren turns out  the largest number of "conventional" outfits that I unequivocably adore.  None of what we’re looking at today is a product of groundbreaking  design experimentation, but instead is the result of years of  detail-work and attention to the ultimate goal of creating perfect  tailoring for extremely rich people who want to look stylish and adult  without making a statement." — from Ralph Lauren Fall 2012, at Hello, Tailor.

"Ralph Lauren isn’t one of those labels I get pre-emptively excited over, unlike Mary Katrantzou, Alexander McQueen, Haider Ackerman, or Gareth Pugh. However, I’ve come to realise that every season, Lauren turns out the largest number of "conventional" outfits that I unequivocably adore. None of what we’re looking at today is a product of groundbreaking design experimentation, but instead is the result of years of detail-work and attention to the ultimate goal of creating perfect tailoring for extremely rich people who want to look stylish and adult without making a statement." — from Ralph Lauren Fall 2012, at Hello, Tailor.