Joesphine Baker in 1927 performed in Paris wearing a skirt of banana. Now known as the "Banana dance".
Hopefully after tomorrow the Royal Wedding madness will simmer down a little bit. I'm not the one of those, "I'm sick about hearing about the Royal Wedding." I'm actually excited that I get the chance to witness a Prince and soon to be Princess wed at Buckingham Palace. My parents when they lived in Jamaica watched the Princess Diana wedding and told me of all the festivites that involved with the event. Here's what I was and still am sick of hearing, all the designer rumors of who going to be designing the wedding dress. Every designer under the sun at one point was in the press of being the possible designer for Kate's dress. As soon a name was announced it got shutdown as being untrue.
Another thing I'm annoyed at is the many fashion people or self-proclaimed Royal Wedding Experts talking about what designer Kate SHOULD wear.
Give me a break?!
I like fashion because I can express myself through clothes and break the rules which makes fashion fun. However some people are really going overboard with their dictations on someone's wedding attire. I'm not trying to put Kate Middleton in the mold of Princess Diana; different woman, different style.
I'm embracing this historical moment with an open mind and clean slate. This is a modern couple hopefully going do to things their own way.
For readers in the LA area:
Nau, a sustainable urban apparel will be offering a 20 % discount on all products on their website for Earth Day!
Michael Jackson - Earth Song
“They shouldn’t have taken on the job in the first place. If they can’t handle the pressure, they should be working for a small company designing two collections a year,” he said. “They want money, they want to be exposed in campaigns and all that and suddenly they feel stressed? No, no. It’s the same thing as football players. Why play if you can’t handle the pressure?”
Designers: Please bring five or six of your most recently made
garments that demonstrate your sewing skills and fashion point of view.
Please do NOT bring bridal, costumes, or garments designed by you but sewn by
someone else. Be prepared for only two of your garments to be looked at, so
please choose accordingly. No models please. Also, please bring a
portfolio if you have one.
This goes to John Galliano.
The day of Green is upon us, that's right Earth Day is a few days aways and I have quite a treat for my readers. Stewart & Brown + Chic Inspector is giving three fabulous readers a 100% Organic Pima Cotton tee from their ESSENTIALS collection. ESSENTIALS pima cotton t-shirts are super soft, flattering for multiple body types and last but not least great for layering.
You can always depend on Zara for taking major trends from the runway and interpreting them for their stores. It's pretty obvious here, where the runway inspiration came from. *cough cough Jil Sander Prada cough*
Now only if the weather can heat up...
Steven Dann Platform Wedges
KYMERAH Cowl Neck Blouse
David Lerner Sheer Top
Stewart & Brown 100% Organic Skinny Jeans
Improvd Leather Vest
I was really disappointed headed to see the Daniel Vosovic Fall collection I forgot my digital camera and had to resort to using my iphone which equals not so great photos. I tried my best to take good pictures. But I digress, Daniel is definitely one of those popular contestant from the Project Runway of yore that stood out. His Fall 2011 Collection was the mixture of two worlds, Old Country and Dominatrix and sex. I was was given the scenario to imagine a girl coming from the country and heading to the big City in which she embraces her new life but still hasn't lost her country roots, I totally understood. The most fascinating collections are those with a story that is of two opposite worlds. My favorite pieces of the collection where embellished with septum rings, yes septum piercing rings. I usually see septum rings in someone's nose but designing onto a blouse sheds a whole new light facials piercings.
Daniel Vosovic Fall 2011 MoodBoards