May 18, 2009

Note to Self:

Go shopping tomorrow!

I know this Gripp collection isn't fresh off the rack or anything, but I just remembered how much I would kill for some of this stuff. Luckily it's all in my price range and available locally (not to mention that they cater for my love affiar with lay-by).

The mix of leather, body-con, zips, blazers, a-symmerty, slouch, chunky heels, corsets and lace make me want to stand in front of a camera with a ciggie hanging from my lips for the rest of my life. Hate to say it but what was once a shitty little jeans label has become an outlet for all that is now.

Now nocking off Alexander Wang isn't the rarest thing in the world, but somehow the designers at Gripp have managed to channel his aesthetic rather than ripping off item for item *cough Steve Madden cough*. The blonde shaggy crop, cross necklaces and injections of detailed leather are all wonderful references to the great Wang - and I'm happy that Gripp have taken a step back and employed their own creativity to present this coveatable winter 09 collection.

I wonder if they sell shoes/accessories (given I'm not a regular of Gripp stores), because I'm totally needing that fantastic hat! They also have amazing shoe harnesses featured in the lookbook (see: Balenciaga and these on Jak & Jil) to punk-up your fave heels with.

that dress
that blouse + skirtthat hatthat bodysuitthat blouse and those pantsthat dress and that heel harness

19 comments:

A dreamer said...

i cant believe that's grip!!!
i do love how they've referenced alexander wang! and the fact that it's not all a blatant rip off of wangs stuff. i love these pics.

CAMILLE said...

love the 2nd to last pic..killer top! i know im obsessed with vintage shopping...so great when you find that amazing bargain!

camille x

blackbook said...

i think i had dismissed gripp as a shitty little jeans label, as you put it, but some of these pieces are stunning...

tobaccoandleather said...

that first picture is gorgeous. i love all the pictures you've posted on your blog, i am going to revisit and read properly later :)

and i did draw that little birdy, all be it quite a while ago!

thanks for reading tobaccoandleather

-X-

Miriam said...

I had never seen your blog before! I love it! I follow you, ok?

XX

zoƫ said...

ooh, that second picture, the blouse + skirt combo .. fab !!

Goldie Locks said...

Its all amazing and the back on that last dress made me drool just a little bit :)
xo

v said...

omg THIS IS AMAZING!

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thischicksgotstyle said...

Thank you for your comment!
I am so smitten with that second picture, I saw it before and the combination of the sweet / sophisticated top with the leather pants haven't left my mind!
Gorgeous.

x!

Anonymous said...

Wow these are fabuluos.

Your blogs great! Sometimes its like reading a magazine or one of those witty peraonal colums (aka lesly arfin) but with a lot less druigs and a whole lot more fashion.

Keep it up!

TheGlamorousEccentric said...

LOVE the one shoulder blouse!

angie said...

love all of this cant believe its grip xx

Tess said...

Love Gripp's new collection. Surprised by it actually... What's the price range?

jessica said...

all of it !
perfectionperfection .
love it .

Vintage Tea said...

mmmm, these pictures are making me drool! I love them all. The clothes are so beautiful

Please click here to visit me at Vintage Tea!

x

ryder said...

really good styling

crimzonite said...

I love the images on you blog, will definitely try and follow after exams! :)

S.A.A. said...

OMFG where do you get Gripp from? I've seen it somewhere in Brisvegas before but where? Help.

xo

Taru Tuomi said...

mmmm. i've pre booked that last dress and the white blouse. will be in any day! love em'