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.