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NYFW has been over for a couple of days now and London Fashion Week is already well under way, but how could I ignore the most important fashion fetish there is: SHOES! So, without further ado and comment; because, really, those suckers totally speak for themselves, here is a (small, but nevertheless gorgeous) selection of shoes:

Alexander Wang
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Diane von Furstenberg
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Helmut Lang
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Jason Wu
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Victoria Beckham
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3.1 Phillip Lim
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Rodarte
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Proenza Schouler
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I lost count of the days NYFW is already running and the number of shows I already saw. But honestly, who even cares what day it is, anyway? So today, I’m just going to show you some of my favorite designers, the ones I always look most forward to seeing (and one more, thrown in for good measure): Jil Sander Navy (the main line will be shown in Paris), Rodarte, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela (again, main line in Paris) and Marc by Marc Jacobs (main line will close NYFW).

Jil Sander Navy
I mean, just look at these pieces! Throw any one of them on and you look chic, effortless and totally put together. Can I please have them all?Jil Sander Navy_1 Jil Sander Navy_2 Jil Sander Navy_3 Jil Sander Navy_4 Jil Sander Navy_5 Jil Sander Navy_6 Jil Sander Navy_7

Rodarte
Yeah, I don’t know either who (besides people whose work consists of parading around a red carpet or standing on a stage) is going to wear these clothes or where they are supposed to be worn, but I can’t help but be mesmerized by the stuff Kate and Laura Mulleavy come up with season after season. (And I really love me some fringe.)
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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela
The real beauty of any Margiela piece only completely reveals itself up close; it never is what it seems at first superficial sight, so I don’t think that these pictures do the collection total justice. But you can still see that it has a very airy, clean and fresh vibe to it. (And that last piece? Nope, not a tuxedo with a bibbed blouse, but a tracksuit.)
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Marc by Marc Jacobs
Lastly, Marc by Marc Jacobs. I don’t particularly like everything Mr. Jacobs creates, so he shouldn’t really be in this batch, but I liked the sporty, shiny pieces he showed in his diffusion line. I especially like that everything was presented with sneakers, that made everything just so easy and relaxed.
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Credit: Style.com

Fashion brands love to put out some arty-farty, pretentious and affected ads and movies (see the current Calvin Klein underwear campaign, in which a buttered up Christy Turlington talks about how her panties make her feel; or who could possibly forget Brad Pitt meditating about journeys, plans and dreams in last year’s Chanel Nr. 5 campaign). Today’s edition comes courtesy of Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sisters behind Rodarte. This Must Be the Only Fantasy is a film collaboration between the fashion house and director Todd Cole, produced by The Creators Project and with (great, if I might add) music by Beach House. They combine magical realism, 1980s video games, fantasy role playing games and some of Rodarte’s absolutely gorgeous pieces from their spring/summer 2013 collection to create this odd, strange short movie about  “mostly teenage kids, just hanging out in the suburbs of LA, killing time, chatting inanities, looking for kicks. It just so happens that the magic from their games has spilled out into the physical world. So the film becomes a contemporary take on the fantasy genre, while also merging art, action, music, and fashion” (The Creators Project). Yeah, yeah, whatever. I have more important questions: Did the dress stay intact after the young girl’s ride on that unicorn? Why didn’t they show more pieces from the collection? Why is Frodo sitting on a throne made out of gaming joysticks and consoles? Was there melted chocolate in the boy’s cup? And what is a Sith Lord doing in the suburbs?