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Silver Shoes

I have searched like a madwoman for silver flats ever since I ripped a hole in my silver leather ones from Gap while walking around Dublin. Unfortunately, every time I see a pair in a store, they’re either way too expensive or my size isn’t in stock. I think I’m just going to give up and buy them from the internet.

Flats are a lifesaver when you have to walk around a lot — they’re perfect for college if you’re not intrepid enough to wear heels all day (I rarely ever do). Thankfully, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice any bit of style. Here are some of my favorites.

Love at First Sight

I usually try to keep the prices of the things I feature on this site low, but I just have to tell you how much I love Erotokritos. He’s a Greek designer based in Paris, who studied in the U.S. and in Paris. His label is 12 years old (!!), but it’s only in the past few months that I’ve seen his clothing in magazines (British Marie Claire, to be specific — love that mag!). It’s probably some of the most beautiful clothing I’ve ever seen. There was this one peach colored wool peacoat… (sigh)

Alas, I think I threw that issue away. Of course, since this is designer stuff, it’s all expensive, but it’s all worth seeing.

Swimwear Trends

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you are), that wonderful time of quiet reflection and restrained chastity known as Spring Break has come and gone for most. If you spent your break on a beach, like I did, you probably noticed some… interesting swimwear choices, though nothing will top the time I went to St. Marten and saw 80-year-old men prancing around in g-strings. Yecch.

I’ve looked at style.com‘s feature “Spring 2007 Trend Reports,” which (obviously) lists all the new trends, but they only talk about clothes. So I figured I’d try to translate their trends into swimwear. This way, when you go to the beach or the pool this summer, you won’t be stuck in something incredibly outdated (speaking of which, whatever happened to skirtinis?).

Sporty: Style.com pointed out the prevalence of anoraks, racing stripe-adorned track pants and leggings and hoodies on the runway (see: Proenza Schouler), as well as logo tees and T-shirt dresses. So if you’re trying to get that sporty look, go for a bathing suit that has a mesh overlay, or boy short bottoms, one that has a belt on the bottom (think Halle Berry’s swimsuit when she was a Bond Girl).

This swimsuit by Stella McCartney for Adidas is quite possibly the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen. With a daring, yet flattering plunging neckline and that cool mesh overlay, this is something you’d buy to stand out. The best part is, you can actually swim in this — unlike some other designer swimwear! ($120 at shopadidas.com)

A Lucite Comeback

Have you heard that Lucite’s making a comeback? I guess it’s all part of the whole 60’s revival thing going on. First, mini dresses, then Lucite, eh? Well, unlike mini dresses, everyone can wear Lucite accessories without fear. 🙂

I’ve seen a lot of Lucite-heeled shoes, which I think is the hottest thing ever. There’s one by Marc Jacobs which is a tad…outlandish, and a pair of platforms by Brian Atwood.

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I saw them in the March issue of Marie Claire in a silver that looks even better. Look there for the Marc Jacobs shoes also (I couldn’t find a picture, sorry).

Oscars!!

Okay, so I’ve never watched the Oscars before last night. I never used to be into formal wear until relatively recently, so I didn’t really think it was interesting. But this year, I thought I’d be a good little fashionista and watch them, and comment on the hits and misses of the night for you, my adoring public (Population: 0, probably. It’s okay, I still love you anyway). In general, the Oscars were a lot more interesting and entertaining than I thought they’d be, but that’s probably partly due to Ellen DeGeneres being a superb host. She probably got the most laughs out of the Oscar audience that I’ve ever seen.

On the red carpet, the first person I saw was Leonardo DiCaprio. I thought he looked absolutely gorgeous in his Armani tuxedo, and I finally, finally see what everyone else saw in him way back in the days of Titanic and Romeo + Juliet. I used to think he was hideous back then, but now that he looks like a man… well, let’s just say that this is a Leo that I wouldn’t mind seeing more of. On another note, why wasn’t Blood Diamond nominated for Best Picture? I’m thoroughly confused about that. Drop some science if you’ve got any idea, cuz I sure as hell don’t.

Cate Blanchett was the next to catch my eye. What can I say about her? She’s absolutely stunning.

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This gorgeous gun-metal gray Armani Prive gown makes her look like an otherworldly creature. I usually love her dress choices, so I wasn’t surprised that she aced this red carpet look. She definitely gets the Frock Yeah! award for the night, hands down. Apparently in her next movie she’ll be playing Bob Dylan. Can’t wait to see what she looks like as a man.

New Kid on the Block

Well this is my first post, and I thought I’d introduce myself to everyone. My pen name is The Frocker, and I’m a 20 year old student in college in the Northeast. I’ve been interested in fashion since I got to high school, dabbling in costume design (good old drama class…those were the days), but I gave up on those dreams pretty quickly since I am an awful artist, but who knows where the future will take me…

Anyway, the first fashion magazine I ever picked up was an issue of Vogue from my local library. I spent two hours poring over that magazine — the glossy pages just sucked me in. Fast forwarding a couple of years, I’m still obsessed with magazines, but I think writing in a blog is as close as I’ll get to writing for a magazine, and that’s actually fine by me.

The idea of starting my own blog really got into my head when I went to London for a semester. I was at a super artsy school which was completely different from the school I go to in the States, and being surrounded by all these superbly creative people really impacted me, my style — even the way I speak!

I hope you’ll like my blog and I’d love comments, opinions, suggestions, ideas — anything! I’m not pretending to be a fashion expert; these are just my opinions. So don’t hesitate to drop me a line and speak your mind, even if you disagree with me. Before I forget, I’d like to thank the girls at I Am Fashion for answering my questions about starting up a blog. Check out their blog, they’re awesomeness personified. And they’re utter sweethearts! I also have to thank my good friend G for helping me with the ideas for this blog — you rock (but you already knew that)!

Anyway, that’s enough blah-blah-blah. On with the clothes!