Yves Saint Laurent FW 12 : Runway Recap
Stefano Pilati’s final collection for Yves Saint Laurent was heavy in symbolism. From the white calla lilies to the body armor of chain mail dresses there was a sense of finality. It is believed that the calla lily represents purity, death and rebirth while chain mail was used to protect the body from death in the middle ages.
I personally found all the leather pieces to be too heavy and severe but I thought the capes and knit capelet above were so elegant. It is as if the skin slashes through the garments. As usual, the shoes were stunning in sculptural metallic designs.
I think it’s lovely how delicate the heavy metal dresses can look.
MANICURE MUSE: Yves Saint Laurent Spring ‘12
Never underestimate the power of a first impression, because I couldn’t get YSL’s opening look out of my mind. The boldest among a collection of dark purples and French navys, this graphic topper unprecedentedly stood alone. I love the hand-drawn effect of the print and had loads of fun doodling this nail art. I used Office by American Apparel ($6 at americanapparel.com) as the base and topped it off with my trusty nail art pen and Vinyl by Orly.
Brilliant idea, MissLadyFinger!