Tuesday, September 29, 2009

milan milan milan

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The philosopher, Bertrand, sure had a pellucid thought when he went on to say "Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy." However, I would assume that the thoughts passing through his psyche did not contain imagery of the country's fashionable attire as mine may. Retaining some of my previous memories of designs that have surfaced in past seasons, I recall having a tendency to be less appreciative of Italian craftsman than I would be, let's say, of those in Paris or Stockholm. This time around I think all of us girls are in debt to Karl for having created pieces that are simply belissimo at the il Casa di Fendi! Just picture yourself in the advent of Summer, walking around in those soft shirts and trousers strolling along a promenade! In addition, I am simply enamored by those metallic platforms with fabricated straps that actually appear to be something comfortable enough to walk around in for a duration of time longer than the time it takes you to walk from Point A to Point B. Next, we have Roberto Cavalli whom I would have to say, like wine and friendship, improves with age. My affinity for sartorial pieces blended with feminine prints has really evolved as I grew up; this is why his choice of textiles remain a true staple choice for any romantic, Spring nights out around town.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

london calling

here's an abbreviation of some of my most cherished looks from the united kingdom thus far:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

part iii of a few more fall trends

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

runway report

I cannot express enough the surge of ebullience I have experienced this entire week! The past two seasons in New York had surely taken a gyrating, downward turn at the park. However, with maybe the support of industry personal - Anna requesting the birth of the "night out" era and Milk Studios organizing a series of shows while V Magazine assisted Marc Jacobs by co-hosting his soiree - this week has sincerely lifted the morale of many, many à la mode fanatics. Take my experience at Dennis Basso's show for example, yesterday, where all attendees were rooting on as Michael Jackson tributes blasted throughout the promenade as the models showcased demure dresses designed by Basso himself. Everyone seemed to be tapping their feet and bopping their heads to "Billie Jean." It was certainly a pleasant change of pace from the stiffened attitude previously seen!

When it comes to trends, it can grow to be quite difficult to pass any permanent judgement this early in the game. New York tends to be the slightly more humdrum of fashion weeks in my opinion out of the batch of scheduled cities. ( I apologize but I have an absolutely uncontrollable bias for all things Parisian ;-X ) Nonetheless, I was able to pull together some notable trends that are making a debut for Spring or are reemerging once again, with an elevated importance. Here it goes:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

every girls' wish

So it's around this time of year where I feel like every day I act as a little child does on the eve of Christmas, constantly awaiting for the great surprise that unravels itself the proceeding day. To my luck, trade season provides us - those who are smitten by all things revolving around the bombastic world of art, beauty, and fashion - the chance to pace around in anticipation day after day after day after day. Luckily with events occurring off the Bryant Park site, we are able to obtain little snippets of next season's collections off location. Take for example, our endearing NY friend Rachel Comey who has created a rooted and loyal fan base (including moi!) by creating meticulous, flirty creations time and time again. She assembles pragmatic yet spirited attire that can be miss-matched into your already existing wardrobe without a question. My favorite look is displayed on the far right, but what I absolutely must get my hands on is a pair of her sculpted shoes! When visiting the designer herself in showroom this past summer, I had a chance to witness these marvelous guys in person... and let me tell you, they're certainly something alright to exhaust your paycheck for!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Let the shows begin!

Spent the day in a total frenzy. Somehow my watch has been running behind schedule, causing me to dash around from midtown to downtown and back around again all day in order to get to where I need to be. My afternoon schedule was in need of some revision so I tweaked it by giving my dear friend a call only to find out that help was in serious need over at the Picture Ray Studio. I hurried down in an instant to assist the stylists in executing Keith Lissner's designs for his showcase and lookbook.

When things wrapped up and I finally had a chance to myself, I hurried to check Acne's Spring/Summer 2010 line that kick-started the fashion season this Tuesday, across the Atlantic, in London.

I am really enjoying the featured, printed pants and dip dyed fringe. But I must add that I came across similar renditions of those heels and found them rather repulsive.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sandra Feij

I've always admired her captivating imagery. Her pictures remind me of one of my treasured quotes: "what lingered after them was not life, but the most trivial list of mundane facts: a clock ticking on a wall, a room dim at noon, and the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself." It's an imprinted impression of mysteriousness and whimsicality caught in a single photograph that truly defines her talent.

Monday, September 7, 2009

on top of my list

there has been a particular pair of shorts on my mind ever since late, last February. They would be a great transitional piece from autumn to winter and then, once again, from winter to spring. I'd imagine they would work wonderfully paired with these phantasmal, vintage-inspire Chloe kicks featured in the very same collection...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

couture commonalities

Browsing around the Internet today, I came to the realization that Karl and I must have a overlap in the muse sector of our lives, at least when it comes to hair inspirations this fall. Looking through his both flawless and elysian runway collection for this upcoming season, I could not help but take a moment and recognize that statement blond coiffure that a selection of models were displayed in had a startling resemblance to Sylvie Vartan's same "do". It is precisely the style I wish I could showcase on a day to day basis. Shamefully my guts are weak and as much as I would love to sport this look, I cannot find it within myself to take the risk and part with my locks!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


If you rewind history, we were stuck in a time of Sputnik and President John F. Kennedy's unforgettable space speech in the 1960's. But what we fail to realize is the significance of it all and it's impact on us today. It helped us form a pattern, a tradition so to speak, to think forward into the future. "Space, the final frontier..." when those words were first heard in the opening credits to the original StarTrek on the eight of September in 1966, television was changed forever. Though the uniforms on the television show may have been regulation - long-sleeved jerseys with the Starship Federation insignia on the chest and gold detailing on the cuffs for men; a mini dress version of the same general look for women - their geometric, modern lines have been inspiring design creations ever since. We have undoubtedly been intrigued by the idea of future and worlds outside our own. A little over a month ago we celebrated our own landing on the moon. Through these minimalistic curvature concepts for silhouettes and Y3K inspired looks are definitely generated for the space age, they seem to be just as appropriate when shape-shifted into our daily lives this fall. Morph this look into your wardrobe with solid pieces that work with what you already own. Visualize yourself in a pair of D&G square sunglasses or perhaps a Calvin Klein rounded-shoulder blazer.