Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Rei Kawakubo, designer of Comme des Garcons is known for her unconventional techniques. Her designs vary with the seasons but common themes such as a playful use of texture, fabric and color, with exaggerated volumes and proportions remains constant.
Launching in Tokyo in November the collection will include women, men, children's wear, accessories and a unisex fragrance.
"Kira and I always wanted to do a book. We couldn't stand the kind of style books that were out, that were based around celebrities dressing up and looking fake and dull. Style for us was always about individuality, being inspired by everything from punk rock to movies to absolutely anything—but in your own way. Not being dictated to, and definitely not aspiring to look like a celebrity on a red carpet, or a celebrity obsessed with big new expensive handbags, horrid jeans, and sunglasses. That seemed to be all there was out there. So that's where the book idea came from. A bit reactionary, I suppose." - Garnett
Source: The Cheap Date Guide to Style
Authors: Bay Garnett and Kira Jolliffe
Qualifications: Editors of The Cheap Date, British fashion mag.
Beng an extremely tactile person (i love my fabrics) it was impossible not to post this preview of Björk's new music video. I'm not a big fan of Björk, however, I do recognize her uniqueness and abilty to continue to inspire the world through her innovative technological embracements. This 'Visual Language' is the 2D preview, the 3D will be released April 19th online. enjoy.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
1. Sultry Vixen: Christian Dior, Lanvin
2. Sexy Eyes: Versace, Gucci
3. Natural Fresh Face: Chloe, Burberry
4. Blue Accent: John Galliano, Anna Sui
I was in New York last weekend for Easter and not only noticed the tiny green buds on the branches lining park pathways but the growing floral prints on dresses, skirts, heels, handbags, bonnets, and men's wear.
Spring is HERE!!!!
1. Luella, Rebecca mini dress
2. Topshop Meadow flower dress
1. Men's look from Prada fantasy look book
2. Prada patent leather bracelet with flower details
First signs of Spring in New York
1. Prada Flower Heel mary-janes
2. Prada Floral Heeled peep toe
1. Stella McCartney Floral-Printed Gown
3. Looks from Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Monday, March 17, 2008
Not sure if it was the tea party theme of my birthday or my extensive imagination, whatever the reason, lately I have been inspired by Alice in Wonderland in my drawings, lifestyle, and wardrobe.
Last photo is a vintage dress I recenty purchased off Ebay
You may be familiar with some of these young stylish individuals, if not learn now. There's more than Sienna and Kate Bosworth out there..
1. Lady Alexandra Spencer-Churchill at the Feast of Albion
2. Poppy Delevingne(Alberta Ferretti)
3. Serena Nikkhah (Fendi)
1. Selita Ebanks (Elie Saab)
2. JuliaRestoin-Roitfeld (Burberry)
3. Daisy Lowe (Burberry)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Melim Andersson has been creative director of the French fashion house Chloe since fall 2006 after leaving Italian label Marni. Andersson has shown three collections for Chloe each exemplifying an edgier, abstract quirkiness to a line which has long been associated with romantic, girly Parisian notions. Andersson latest fall 2008 collection fulfilled elements of Chloe's charm like tea dresses and ruffled edges, however, the collection was met with mixed reviews.
Paula Melim Andersson is an example of a designer with a tremendous amount of talent, however, not the right fit for Chloe despite a 9% increase in Chloe sales during his 2006-2007 year.
Hannah MacGibbon who worked under Phoebe Philo for 5 years prior to Andersson has been neamed the new creative director.
Alas, Chloe is back in a woman's hands.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Olsens reveal their Spring 2008 Elizabeth and James collection in a series of photos portraying young women running daily errands around town. The in-action shots catch everything from grocery shopping to climbing subway steps. The scenery depicts California's coast and New York's streets, not entirely unfamilair of the twin's own stomping grounds....
I was prepared to do an oscar gown post, unfortunately, to be quite honest none of the gowns really intrigued me or deserved to be discussed. Instead I found myself watching one actress who prior to Sunday night (I must admit) had never been on my red carpet radar, Marion Cotillard.
I'm sure most of you know her now due to her Best Actress win for La Vie En Rose. After a little research I found numerous photos of her at events around the world and saw that her French, chicness was not only apparent in her Gaultier Paris Haute Couture gown, Chopard jewelry, and Swarovski clutch at the oscars, but innately present.
french women have that 'je ne sais quoi' ....
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
What better way to show off your sexy curves than a body-clinging Herve Leger strapless...
1. Herve Leger, Adelisa strapless bandage dress
2. Roberto Cavalli, Single-breasted black wool coat
3. Alexander McQueen, striped leather pumps
4. Jose & Maria Barrera,three-strand Agate Necklace
5. Stephen Dweck, rock crystal ring
6. Lauren Merkin, char patent clutch
Played by Michelle Pfeiffer Elvira embodies the super chic, South Beach glamazon.From her casual day wear in a tailored white skirt suit, large sunglasses and over-sized to her evening look of slinky, low cut 1970's disco gowns.