Archive for the ‘Fashion’ Category

Fashion for Awareness.
March 24, 2010

Add to Cart
February 27, 2010

b. Store’s Malcom 01 available at Opening Ceremony for $380.00.
If I could, I would.

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Runway Chocolate
February 21, 2010

I made new blog!  If you are a fan of fashion, check it out and spread the word.  Click the picture below.

Thank you McQueen. Thank you.
October 18, 2009

Fashion week just ended around the world and I must say.  This year was good, but it was not enough for me.  Although I saw a lot of things I liked, nothing really rocked my world or set major tend to follow.  Until…

Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Collection

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As a fashion designer, I usually go straight to the clothes first.  But the main resason i loved the McQueen show, was not the clothing at all but the show.

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The show was entitled Pluto’s Atlantis. Mcqueen put on an amazing show that I could only describe as a modern fantasy. Everything I read about the show makes me love it more and more.  Lynn Yaeger on the  Full Frontal Fashion Blog said:

What’s next?  Flying Monkeys?
Well, almost — not monkeys, actually, but snakes with something naughty on their minds. They are crawling all over a nude Raquel Zimmermann and she’s writhing in ecstasy on the giant video screen Alexander McQueen has mounted as part of his spare-no-expense (what recession?) extravaganza entitled “Plato’s Atlantis” at the Salle Marcel Cerdan on the Boulevard de Bercy, a venue so difficult to get to in a car (I scammed a ride) that it might as well be Atlantis.

From the plastered stage make-up of the models, to the extremely detailed braided hair, to the press on nails, Mcqueen put on a show.  The models must have been there all day.
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But what has really made Mcqueen’s show stay with me for the past couple days are the 10 inch heels these women wore.  They haunt me.  I love them, I think they are so simple yet something I have never seen of.  I think they are genius.  Check them out.

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I found this show inspiring.  It completely ignores the economic crisis and take us to a world of fantasy.  Thank you Alexander McQueen for the great show. CLICK HERE to watch the video yourself.

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Avedon = Timeless
May 22, 2009

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The Model and the Muse exhibit made me realize that…
I AM OBSESSED WITH RICHARD AVEDON.

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Richard Avedon is a genius. He is the practically invented glamorous fashion photography. His picture of Dovima And The Elephants (above) and Dorian Leigh (below) are two of my favorite photos of all time. Even after he stopped with fashion photography his work is still stunning.  Here are some of my favorites:

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RUN to the MET
May 20, 2009

Model as Muse

Finally saw Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I blogged about it even before seeing it because I was so excited. The actually result was phenomenal. I was blown away. Every detail from the music and lighting to the avant-garde hair on the mannequins was flawless. I could go everyday.

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I feel like my 20th Century Style and Design professor Michael Casey produced this exhibit himself. It felt like a giant review of the course. I am happy that I was knowledgeable going into it, because many famous garments from iconic fashion photos are not displayed with the image. The exhibit is great if you are not familiar with fashion history, but is extraordinary if you are.

Above is a clip from the film Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo?. This clip is featured in the exhibit when talking about the models and fashion of the 1960’s. At 4:12 Donyale Luna (one of my favorite models of all time) is seen and she looks impeccable. She took my breath away. The metal garments in the film are displayed at the museum.

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Overall, I would highly recommend this exhibit. Not only does it show of classic garments from the past and present, but it profiles the canvas’. The models. You might me surprised at how much you already know.

Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion is running from May 6, 2009–August 9, 2009 in the Tisch Galleries on the 2nd floor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hurry!

The 1 2 C
May 5, 2009

If you go to 1 museum this summer, make it the Met.  The Costume Institute is hosting the new fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion.  The event is made possible by Marc Jacobs as Honorary chair with Kate Moss, Justin Timberlake and Anna Wintour as c0-chairs.  The exhibit focuses on the relationship of high fashion designers and beauty icons who inspire them.

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The exhibition starts with Christian Dior and the ‘New Look’ of the late 1940’s through muses and models of today.  The exhibit will highlight timeless beauties like Dovima, Dorian Leigh, Twiggy, Peggy Moffit, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Kate Moss and many more.  Not only will the model’s be profiled, but the revolutionary designers who used them to inspire and showcase their designs.

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After taking 20th Century Style and Modern Design last year with Professor Michael Casey, I have a new appreciation for the relationship of designers and their muses.  Casey was a huge fan of these profound relationship through fashion history and made sure we got it.  I am so excited this exhibit is coming out now when I can really appreciate it, after studying it last semester.

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The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion’s gala took place last night.  It opens to the public tomorrow.  It will be open May 6th through August 9th.  So, if you take a trip to the Met, make sure you make time for The Model as Muse exhibit and Maelstorm.  They are the 1’s 2 C.

I’m Proud of My School!
April 30, 2009

The Fashion Institute of Technology‘s BFA fashion show was today’s “Look of the Day” on Style.com.

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Click HERE to cast your vote!

Beauty on a Budget.
April 20, 2009

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All the single ladies! want some attention?

Run to H&M (but you might need a tan first). British designer Matthew Williamson is doing a line with H&M. I think it is great.  Some of it is a little “Carrie Bradshaw circa Sex and the City movie,” but it’s fine.  It is a lot of bright colors and fun prints. Right in time for Summer. I love his pairing of light flowing prints with a structured leather jacket. It is very contemporary and fresh. Ladies items at H&M have been looking a bit dull. Glad this is here to spice it up.

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Check out the entire line
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Breasts are BEAUTIFUL!
April 15, 2009

Hey! Would you like some nipple?

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YES PLEASE!

I wish we lived in a world where a little nipple was accepted or even celebrated outside of the bedroom. I think a woman’s body is one of the most beautiful creations on this earth, so why not show it? I respect and admire any woman who will leave the house knowing that there is a strong change that someone on the street might see her exposed breast. And for the beach, Rudi Gernreich’s monokini of 1964 has yet to be topped. As long as you keep it chic and classy, nothing is more glamorous.

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So for the summer, I want to see more ladies in some mesh. Even if you are covered underneath… just try it.
This message is not just for my ladies, but more my chic men. If you got the body to rock a gently see-through or mesh t-shirt…. by all means.

Be comfortable in your own skin… then show it.