Just when I had vowed to put my Amex in the freezer and chill the eff out on shopping, here comes Topshop with their frickin’ Kate Moss collection. I give up. Did you hear that, stores? You win, just take all my money! Who needs savings anyway? I mean, I could always spend my golden years living in a dumpster. Or should I go the fashionorexic route? These are the tough questions, people.
So now that the fashion gods have blessed us with Kate’s new line, what do we think? The pieces are “festival inspired,” which is a bit surprising to me because I don’t think of her style as boho at all. My other initial thought is “Why is there no biker jacket?” because Kate practically lives in them. But then I remembered that the collection dropped yesterday and Olivia, who is in LA right now, just G-chatted me complaining about how hot it is there (damn near 100 degrees!).
I forgot that it's a bit past prime leather jacket buying season because while some people in this country are enjoying summery temps, I was so cold yesterday that I had to wear a parka and a scarf to work. And it POURED for hours last night. Why do I live in NYC again? Somebody, please remind me.
Back to the clothes. Obviously the main point of shopping a celebrity fashion line is to try to bring a piece of the star’s signature style into your own wardrobe. Sometimes these collections are such a clear representation of the celeb behind it (like Zoey Deschanel’s Tommy Hilfiger collabo), but others are more broad. Kate’s is kind of a mix. I don’t understand the printed wide leg pants or the paisley blouse, but there are a few things that do look very Kate Moss-ish. For example:
The Tuxedo Blazer: I don’t think Topshop would dare to put Kate’s name on a line that did not include a chic blazer. Part of why Kate is one my style icons is because she’s mastered the art of unfussy yet incredibly fabulous dressing -- blazers are a key component of that look. She wears them with everything. And as someone who is a borderline blazerholic, I appreciate this about her and I shamelessly try to emulate her blazer + whatever formula on the regular.
In her line:
The Chiffon Dress: At a glance, this doesn’t immediately scream Kate Moss, but way back in 2003, she wore a very similar dress to a party in NYC. In the early aughts, Kate was THE supermodel of the fashion universe that everybody was obsessing about. She was on the cover of W in September 2003, and they referred to her as “the most controversial and, intriguingly, the most enduring model of our era, a human canvas upon which fashion designers, photographers and artists have felt compelled to work.” 11 years later, that's all still true. Anyway, people went gaga for the dress and now it’s considered to be one of her best looks of all time.
In her line:
The Fringe Jacket: Fringe is one of those big spring trends that I’m not really planning on participating in (I’ve always hated it), but seeing it on Kate almost makes me change my mind. Almost. Kate has been spotted in a luxe suede fringe jacket, and whaddya know, there’s a similar one in the collection.
In her line:
Well, that’s my take on the clothes –- care to debate with me? Which pieces are the most Kate Moss-ish to you? Are you getting anything?