"Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life. That doesn’t mean that he’s not great, but he’s part of another system. He has capacity. One day he does photography, the next he does advertisements for Coca-Cola. I would rather die than see my face in a car advertisement."
This is a really great interview, definitely a must read!
"Karl Lagerfeld never touched a pair of scissors in his life. That doesn’t mean that he’...
Baby Phat has been quiet since certain changes had been made to the label. Now with a new design team, the brand is expanding its reach for a wide consumer base. I was never a Baby Phat customer because some of their merchandise was too heavily drenched in rhinestones, sequins and gold trimmings. But from this recent appointment there's still element of classic Baby Phat design details that longstanding customers appreciate as well as items that were more tone down that will hopefully to draw in new customers.
How appropriate and right on schedule that THEIA decided to have their Resort 2012 presentation today. It's the first day of summer and the collection is called The Summer Solistice. Don O'Neil, Creative Director for the label was on hand explaining in detail about the collection and the inspiration behind it. The inspiration was based on the Greek mythology of Helios, who would ride in a golden chariot from the beneath the sea across the sky. So for Resort Don based many of his gowns on the color and movement of the ocean. The fabrics he sourced for the collection were from Milan where the fabric designer manipulated and engineered it to appear iridescent or two colors at the same time. Asides from the sequin dresses were gowns in soft prints and stretch taffeta in a shades of orchid. (see below)
How appropriate and right on schedule that THEIA decided to have their Resort 2012 presentation to...
Yes, I would be upset if the guy I was on a date with tweeted that my shirt reminded him of Simba or better yet the Queen of Zamunda (ROTL). But as a female I wouldn't wear or encourage my friend to wear any wild print anything on a blind date, just keep it simple. In a perfect world you like to placed the attention on who you are not who made your shirt when meeting that blind date.
There are endless outfit possibilities so I will leave you with some tips:
1.) Avoid any trendy looks i.e. color-blocking, boho chic, tribal. These looks might be appreciated by your girlfriends or your favorite gay male friend but to the average straight guy (or Gilbert Arenas) it will probably be distracting.
2.) Stick with basics, basic colors, basic silhouettes, basic details. The "Queen of Zamunda" shirt that Gilbert's date had on was a zebra print with an embellished neckline of beads and shells, le sigh.
3.) Use accessories as your statement. A really great bag, shoes, and even earrings can spark up an outfit without being so brash.
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Editorial: Just Add Water
Model: Gracie Carvalho
Stylist: Elizabeth Cabral
Photographer: Max Abadian
"Even though it may not be right, fashion portrays what people want to be; it reflects society, it’s the world we live in. The idea of fashion looking better on white skin is associated with an old sense of elitism, yet society has become much more diverse. In time, I think fashion will change."
-Model, Leomie Anderson in the Sunday Times Style Magazine
for full read go here.
Let's discuss: Do you think the fashion industry will catch up the times and be more catering to models of color?
"Even though it may not be right, fashion portrays what people want to be; it reflects society, it’s the world we live in. The idea of...
Be careful for what you asked for, a few times on this blog I've complained of how the weather is so cold, when is it going to heat up, and blah blah blah. I got what I asked for, it's hot as hell to a near heat wave. It might be hot as hell in NYC, but one of the best places to go when it's hot is the beach. My favorite beach since I was a little kid is Seven Mile Beach in the Grand Cayman, it's absolutely beautiful and go at the right time there's barely anyone on the beach. While I might go to the beach to relax and take a dip in the water, some might go to tan and show off their bikini bod, anyway to each it's own. Below are some of the quintessential essentials for a beach getaway.
What's your favorite beach to go to?
Happy Birthday to Mr. West!
Kanye West, Music mogul and one to cause a scene either with his fashion choices or otherwise. It's no surprise that Mr. West is apparently designing his own line to hopefully bring with makes him looks good to the masses or to the very selected few. Below are some of my favorite stylish moments by Kanye West.
Major Congratulations to all of the winners of the CFDA awards!
International Designer of the Year Celine creative director Phoebe Philo
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award Marc Jacobs
Fashion Icon of the Year Lady Gaga
Womenswear Designer of the Year Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler
Menswear Designer of the Year Michael Bastian
Accessory Designer of the Year Alexander Wang
Swarovski Award for Womenswear Prabal Gurung
Swarovski Award for Menswear Robert Geller
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design Eddie Borgo
Eugenia Sheppard Award Hilary Alexander
Board of Director’s Special Tribute Award Arthur Elgort
While I couldn't attend the fabulous festivities I followed the happenings on twitter. The major trending topic was Mother Monster, Lady Gaga and her acceptance speech. See vid below.
"When it comes to brands collaborating with fashion bloggers, the lack of multiculturalism isn’t the only diversity deficiency; there’s a shortage of variety in regards to the bloggers they choose to partner with. Brands continue to collaborate with many of the same bloggers, which results in several campaigns simultaneously featuring the same bloggers, sometimes diluting the quality of the project. Personally, I don’t feel that these collaborations accurately represent the real world (and maybe they aren’t meant to), and sometimes question if brands are even interested in combating this lack of diversity. Instead of simply partnering for popularity, why not choose fresh faces? New perspectives? Different styles? Minorities?"
- Words and Wardrobes
"When it comes to brands collaborating with fashion bloggers, the lack of multiculturalism isn’t the only diversity deficiency; there’s...
During Fashion Week I had a brief chat with Kyle Anderson, the Senior Accessories Editor at ELLE but now I get to have a deeper dialogue. Also to the fashion reality shows buffs, Kyle also appeared on a few episodes of The City working with Olivia Palermo. Below is a q & a with Kyle discussing how he moved up in the ranks at ELLE and his favorites accessories.
How did you come to work at ELLE magazine?
After college I was an intern at Esquire, Cosmo GIRL, Marie Claire, Vogue and then Elle. I started freelancing with assistant work at Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan and then back to ELLE. I got hired shortly after I started freelancing. But it took almost 3 years to get a permanent job.
What does your job as the Senior Accessories Editor at Elle magazine entails?
Usually I spend the morning going on appointments to see the new collections for all of the designers. I edit all types of accessories from American and Italian designers. After a morning of appointments I come back to the office, eat lunch and then I meet with stylists to pick out accessories for their shoots and also work on shopping pages. At around 6:30-7 I usually meet with press people or designers for cocktails or dinner. Almost every night I go to events until around 9/9:30pm. On Tues/Thurs and Fri I go with my friends to clubs. I see most of the people who I work with designers, stylists, editors, models out at night too. So it’s also kind of “work”. But fun.
If you weren't working in fashion what would you do?
I’m really interested in dermatology and laser skin treatments. I also consider working in psychology.
Is there one trend you want to see go away?
I hate kitten heels, unless you have a foot problem and can’t wear heels.
Are there any trends you're excited about?
I like fur and this season I saw a lot of bondage/ s&m inspired fashion. I really like sexy, tough, rock n roll trends.
What are your favorite places to go shopping in NYC?
My favorite stores are Barneys NY and Bergdorf Goodman.
How would you describe your personal style?
I'm mostly influenced by military and rock n roll. I love camouflage, ripped jeans, leather pants leather jackets and metal hardware details. I love Balmain Homme and Burberry Prorsum.
What's your favorite item in your closet?
My Rolex. I wear it every day. It was a gift for my 30th birthday. I love it.
Is there one accessory a woman should always have with her?
I’d say invest some money in something classic. A classic Hermes or Chanel bag, a Rolex or Cartier watch, Chanel ballet flats, Louboutin black leather pumps and wear them all the time. Wear them every day. They go with everything and never go out of style.
Any advice to people hoping to break into the fashion industry.
Just work hard and accept any types or challenges. If you love fashion, truly, it won’t be “work” even after 17 hour days it will be thrilling and make you feel satisfied. And never give up. I was told 300 times no. Then it just took one person to give me opportunities. Our former fashion director Nina Garcia was the one person who inspired me and gave me a chance and I owe my millions of opportunities and experiences all to her giving me a chance.
ELLE Italia June 2011 // Sabor Tropical
Editorial: Fun in the Sun
Stylist: Eva Gerladine Fontanelli
Model: Flavia de Oliveira
Photographer: Marcelo Krasilcic