Elie Saab

My heart is racing and my mouth is dry. It's not anxiety, it's fashion! Say hello to the Elie Saab Winter/Fall Haute Couture Collection. This is the most gorgeous collection I've seen on the runway in years, and with 46 beautifully-executed looks to feast your eyes on, you're sure to find a favorite in the bunch.

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If these show-stopping gowns made your jaw drop, I highly suggest you watch the full runway show. Just unbelievable!

Don't Buy This Jacket

I adore Patagonia. This company not only knows its brand and stands by its ethics, they scream it out loud for the world to hear. They make an impact and don't care about the cost - literally. Here's an excerpt from the below full-page ad which appeared in the Black Friday installment of The New York Times:

[This jacket] required 135 liters of water, enough to meet the daily needs (three glasses a day) of 45 people. Its journey from its origin as 60% recycled polyester to our Reno warehouse generated nearly 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, 24 times the weight of the finished product. This jacket left behind, on its way to Reno, two-thirds its weight in waste. And this is a 60% recycled polyester jacket, knit and sewn to a high standard; it is exceptionally durable, so you won’t have to replace it as often. And when it comes to the end of its useful life we’ll take it back to recycle into a product of equal value. But, as is true of all the things we can make and you can buy, this jacket comes with an environmental cost higher than its price.

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Take a minute and read the rest of the ad's text here.

Via Visual Armory

Project Runway

I am completely obsessed with catching up on Season 6 of Project Runway on Hulu (here). I'm only on episode 7 right now and have no clue who won this season (so no one ruin anything for me please!) but thus far I am loving Christopher Straub's designs most. His pieces are consistently eye-popping and absolutely stunning!

My favorite dress so far is his take on a period piece for their film challenge:

Totally obsessed with the back of this dress, but the only photo I can find is TINY:

And then there was the newspaper challenge! He had the most inventive origami gown:

Others...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Can't wait to see the rest of Christopher's designs. Also, he's the only one in Season 6 without fashion schooling...what a natural talent.

Etsy is Trouble.

I woke up early this morning because my upstairs neighbor has the loudest, most extended and overly dramatic yawn of all time. I'm not joking. If I had to type how it sounds, it'd be like this: "AH WHOOOOOO WHOO WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO." Therefore, I have been browsing Etsy a little (lot) bit today, and here are the lovely things that caught my adoring eyes... This adorable (and totally functional!) craft apron by CityChicCountryMouse.

These assorted owl prints on handmade lokta paper from Nepal by box64studios.

So true. Loving this cute t-shirt by Dressing on the Side.

This vintage metal letter holder by Richard and Ruthie.

Etsy is T-R-O-U-B-L-E!