Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rome Around the World

Well, I'm off to Greece and Rome for spring break! Not only will I be memorized at the ancient art and architecture, but I'm sure that I won't be able to keep my eyes off of the Grecian Gods and Goddesses of fashion;) I'll have to keep you updated on the newest, European trends!

Image from: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2433/3920204046_6f2c820f39.jpg

Monday, March 29, 2010

CH-CH-CH-CH-CH-CH-Cherry Bomb!

This is the fox you've been waiting for
-check out this upcoming movie trailer on one of the early girl punk bands, The Runaways!

If You Put it On

What's satin, fluorescent, and bedazzled all over?
-the total cliche prom dress-
It's prom season and many girls will roll into the same stores and buy the cookie cutter, tacky dresses. No offense, but I detest! Why don't you roll into a store that is unheard of, buy a magnificently unique dress, and rock the look. I credit a dress that make people sit up in their chairs and snap their heads not because of its glowing colors but because of its outstanding edge that people can't put their finger on. Make your prom dress a dress to remember.
Try:
NOT THIS!-


Vintage: Practically defy gravity by wearing this vintage 80's long-sleeved, short dress from www.lavintage.com
Milk Lace Dress 80s

Edgy: Mesh is to die for. Dress by www.pixiemarket.com


Simplicity: Simply, Long, and Beautiful- www.bloomingdales.com
Amsale Ruffle Front Chiffon Dress
Just a cool dress: www.etsy.com
Black and gold

Total 70's vintage dress that's only $30! I love it- www.etsy.com

One of My Favorite Shows of All Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zw7b-5D4I8

please watch this video of Alessandro Dell Acqua's Spring 2009 RTW show! It was one of the first collections that I truly fell in love with. To this day, I still look back on it and re-watch the masterpiece. The bohemian flow added to simple sheer fabrics turned out to be such a whimsical collection. I always confide in more masculine, geometric clothing, such as Alexander Wang's industrious designs; however, after spring of 2009, l have become a dedicated fan of these delicate looks.

Natasha Poly in Acqua's 5th look for Spring 2009 RTW

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Favorite Futuristic Look- Fall 2010

Balenciaga
This color scheme of this shift dress adds a vintage spice to a futuristic garb.

Favorite Ruffled/Voluminous Look- Fall Fashion

Viktor & Rolf
Voluminous clothing only looks hot when desgined by Victor & Rolf. A "flower bomb" of fashion ha ha

Favorite Evening Wear- Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 RTW
Man, I wish I could have the ingenious mind of McQueen for a day. The renaissance man of the season

Favorite Sheer Look- Newest Fall Fashion

Jen Kao Fall 2010
Could it get any better than this? There is no description needed; only designs like this can speak completely for themselves.

Favorite Little Black Dress Look- Newest Fall Shows

Lanvin Fall 2010
Elbaz's mix of a sleek black bird with a hint of Yanomami is genius

Three's the Charm

There is barely any men other than Shawn Stussy and Frank Sinatra Jr. that can successfully mix cool surf wear with high fashion. The company started out with primarily selling surf boards, but just this year, Stussy has celebrated  30 years of high fashioned surf apparel. Since the early 1980's when the company took off, the Stussy signature has defined the clothing and has made a famous surname for Shawn and Frank; however, the unique clothing is enough of a definition for the company. In any surf shop, I can always tell which clothes are made by Stussy, and every garb is appealing. Stussy apparel has been described as to be worn by DJ's, punks, hipsters, skaters, and surfers; for the varying buyers of the brand, Stussy claims, "Everybody calls it surf wear, or urban street wear, or surf street...but I don't name it, and I don't name it on purpose." Many companies try to appeal to one crowd, and many prove to be successful, but I appreciate Stussy's idea to sell clothes that appeal to him without a care of what crowd will buy it first. Not many companies can make sophisticated men's dress shoes (seen in s double) and fun, edgy girl's surf wear successfully. Stussy can find success in every sector of the fashion spectrum. So all in all, thank you Stussy for your great contributions to the fashion world. Happy 30th anniversary. 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Up and Coming

As I was doing my daily routine of sifting through the latest fashion shows on nymag today, I found an inspiring new name. He is a Brazilian man named Pedro Lourenco; however I can hardly say man because this aspiring new designer is only nineteen years old. And at Paris fashion week, Pedro Lourenco's undoubtedly directional collection awaken the Paris fashion scene. Those who expected a well known designer to capture the eye of the  viewers may have been slightly thrown by such a wild card. Lourenco proved to be a true hit. For me, I was hypnotized by the geometric beige, black, and brown leather minidresses. The flouncy miniskirt is trend for the fall season; however Lourenco took minidresses and added endless rows of buttons on rungs of plastic slats with protruding triangular fins of leather and plastic. Such assets gave the dresses a kilted but sleek look that added to the over all uniqueness to the collection. Each outfit was exceptionally made and well sculpted to the model's body. Lourenco has impeccable talent for being of such an age.
The question in fashion is usually on whether an up-and-coming designer has value and relativity in his or her clothing. For Pedro Lourenco, he easily passed the test with this mod-meets-military collection. Even the fashion world needs a fresh name once in a while, and Pedro Lourenco definitely brings something incredible to the table.

Check out the video at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/11/pedro-lourenco-19-year-ol_n_495133.html

Thursday, March 11, 2010

mes inspirations






3640378681_021fa664d3.jpg (366×500)People:



Coleman Zurkowski, Christian Zurkowski, Jordan Zeman, Paula Zurkowski, Christine Zurkowski, Amanda Brooks, Chloe Sovigny, Audrey Hepburn, Natasha Poly, Raquel Zimmerman, Lily Donaldson, Anja Rubik, Karlie Kloss, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Marc Jacobs, Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy, Diane Von Furstenburg, Alessandro del Acqua, Alexander Wang, George Balanchine, Kate Moss, Heidi Clum, Alexander McQueen, Karen O, Wendy O. Williams, Steve Albini, The Dead Milkmen, The Knife, The Dead Boys, Kim and Kelley Deal, Kurt Cobain, Leonardi Da Vinci, Jaqueline Kennedy, Harley Davidson, Miss Sixty, Freja Beha Erichsen, Bridgitte Bordot, Debby Harry, Ann Detheulemeester, Yves Saint Laurent, David Bowie, Iman, Gwen Stifani, Karl Largerfeld, Betsy Bloomingdale, Twiggy, Gabrielle Chanel, Coco Rocha, Misha Barton, Sienna Miller, Anna Wintour, Abbey Lee, Tom Ford, Myph Shepard, Francoise Hardy, Ellectra Weidermann, Joey, Johnny, Marky, and DeeDee Ramone, Selda, Diana Vreeland, m3thlaab, Lia Parrish, Evelyn Siegel

Places:
Cannes, Paris, New York, Chicago, Milan, San Francisco, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, Pixie Market, Prague  

Things:
lookbook.nu, Bazaar, Vogue, Factory Girl, geometry, Leather, Dr. Martins, Neutral colors, Lace, Disheveled-ness, Mod, The 50's, Vintage, Grunge, Dance, Punk Music










Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Qui, moi?

When living in an area that feeds off of conventional wisdom, one must become accustomed to finding great credibility in being different. Fashion is the most significant method of differentiation from the common human population. CoCo Chanel once said: "How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be some one." This brilliant quote defines the enthusiasm and ardency that it takes to lose all cares and become a deviate of fashion. Through achieving this, one can indulge in the infinite appreciation that is found in going against the norm by doing other, more fashionable things.


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