Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Leatha

Jacket: H&M
Sweater: Ralph Lauren

What I Am Wearing

Dress: vintage 60's micro mini floral



Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nymag.com to the Rescue

The blog section of nymag.com has discovered the growing trend of online streetstyle blogs such as lookbook.nu, themidwasteland, the sartorialist, advanced style, etc. Anyhow, with this observation, nymag has decided to upload a slideshow of their top choices of outfits from these websites once a week. I am quite excited to be able to stay updated now with stree style without having to look through every endless blog. check it out on The Cut department of nymag.com.

My Favorite of the Week:

image from: Street Peeper
I am completely drawn to the idea of mixing such a radical piece like the leather pants or military petticoat with such a casual sweatshirt. It is so Alexander Wang I feel.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Models and Ads of the Season

Absolutely LOOOOOVVVEEEE the new Fendi ad for fall that I found in my Bazaar magazine. The model is fresh, the composition of the photograph instantly moves the eye to the model, and the minimalistic approach is simply stunning. Check out this link and view not only the ad but the making of the ad campaign! Enjoy
http://www.fendi.com/#/en/foreverfendi/adcampaign

Also, a hot model for the fall campaigns is the edgy, versatile Freja Beha Erichsen. She has been a successful model for a fairly long time, and for fall, she is the main model for Chanel and Max Mara. In the Chanel ads, Freja seems to me as more herself. She has the grunge look going on; however, in the MaxMara ad, Erichsen is quite the formal, classy, and elegant woman. take a look!

....the photos haven't gotten to the web yet but they will be here shortly

One more model that I loved was the edgy, angular faced model for Giorgio Armani. She has more of a naturally appealing face that becomes stunning in the light and in the reflection of her scarlet gown. What an ad!

....this photo will be up soon as well...I'm still searching for it

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Summer Project

I just started to draw my first collection as a summer project. It is sixties inspired with a reoccurring theme of stripe accents, wired bras, buttons, and chiffon fabric. Hopefully by the end of the summer I will have drawn out an original collection in color; however, for now, I am laying down the main outline in pen and ink. I am honestly surprised at how easily these ideas are flowing from my head, and I am waiting for the plateau of uncreative ideas to hit me. For now though, I am enjoying the freelance ability to map out my own clothing and I am excited to be putting this under my belt. Hopefully I'll upload some pictures of my beginning ideas soon!

P.S. Thanks to my dearest friend Jordan Zeman for giving me the drawing insight and her friend "Paul" for the figure templates!

W.E.S.T.



Friday, July 2, 2010

love Love LOVE

Check out how genius Marc Jacobs is yet again for his Resort 2011 line! The looks are so fifties and even very mod. The fifties and early sixties are some of my favorite eras of fashion and these looks are irresistible.



images from: nymag.com

Check Dis OUT!

I recently fell in love with the practical, yet hip, designs of the company Twenty8Twelve. The runway looks for their Ready-To-Wear Fall show consisted of many versatile garbs that included crocheted items, military-esque button ups, denim accents, fur, flannel, blazers, graphic tees, velvet, and much more. There is still a visible connection between each of the looks; however, in each one there is enough of a difference to add uniqueness to the individual outfits. I have become a great supporter for Twenty8Twelve.
After having fallen into a deep admiration for this label, I soon realized that it was that of Sienna Miller's! Ever since I watched the movie Factory Girl, Sienna Miller has become one of my favorite celebrities and fashion idols. Originally she was apart of the fashion label Pepe Jeans in 2006, but her project expanded into its own label which she named Twenty8Twelve after her birth date. Her first collection that was made with the help of her sister, who is a fashion designer, was launched in September of 2007.







These are just a few of my favorite looks from the fall line for 2010. Don't you just love the cool and casual look of Twenty8Twelve?!
Images from: nymag.com

Ain't Nuthin' to Do






Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mind Boggling

As if it wasn't sad enough that the great Alexander McQueen committed suicide back in February, the first of his dresses that went up for auction failed to sell. At a London auction this week, McQueen's dresses and some custom furniture from the former Biba Store were aimed to be sold. All of the furniture sold but the dresses accumulated no profit. One dress valued at about $18,000 to $27,000. This is a grand misfortune in terms of money but it is an even bigger disappointment in attempt of cherishing such a monumental designer.
Alexander McQueen Dresses Fail to Sell at Auction 
Image from: nymag.com