'Twas only but a few seasons ago when every fashionista under the sun had to be FIERCE. If you weren't fierce, you weren't taken seriously. If you weren't fierce, you weren't on trend. There were practically no other looks for a girl to dabble in. Frothy lightness and sweet sugary clothes were for wusses and channelling your inner Beyoncé (and then some), sticking out in shoulder pads and hedgehogging oneself in spikes was the absolute norm. Not. Any. More. *Yays all around!* Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the light and exuberantly optimistic mood of the S/S'12 shows. Maybe it's just that being ferosh has had its day. Whatever it was, the Parisian crowd floated and fluttered through the Tulieries like little stylish nymphs and Style Hunter liked it very much. These are the peppy street snaps that really cheered us up.
Legendary 'styliste' Catherine Baba looks every inch the eclectic goddess she so is in this silk negligee style dress (top). Huge tassel earrings, a Chinese hat and bonkers wedges could throw anyone's look into no-go territory but her confidence wins out every time.
US Vogue fashion assistant and Into The Gloss blogger Emily Weiss looks a bit all-white, doesn't she?! We like how she's balanced out that tailed Alexander Wang shirt and cropped jeans with black accessories - spike sandals, aviators and a zippy bag bring this hot weather look into the city. Flutter flutter...
You KNOW we adore Emma Stone, but, there's something so deliciously sophisticated and grown-up about the way Stacey Kimel (a regular FROWer at the couture shows) rocks this Giambatista Valli look from A/W'11. Satin Roger Vivier pumps (an Olsen fave), Charlotte Olympia Perspex clutch and black sunnies only add to her unashamedly glam look.
When we spotted Lisa Marie Fernandez in this Peter Pilotto dress and the matching Nicholas Kirkwood shoes there was an audible gasp. But. but. this dress is from Spring Summer 2012, no one is allowed to wear it yet?! And we wanted first dibs! LMF got her hands on this stunning frock because, well, she DID design the swimwear for the boys' collection. More than we contributed, I guess.
- Hannah Almassi