Friday, June 26, 2009

The Man in the Mirror

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon
-Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Zip Me Up

I give to you the 120 Zipper Dress! This dress created by Sebastian Errazuriz was named appropriately as it is entirely made up of 120 zippers. I love it! You can zip and unzip it in all sorts of way to create a variety of different styles. I want one!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Electric Feel

I just discovered Missbehave Magazine and I love it, unfortunately at the same time I found out that it will no longer be published! So sad! I just adore this editorial below and specifically I love what the illustrations add to it! Check out their site HERE to see a peek into what their magazine was like.

Halston Heaven

A video of Halston's Fall 2009 collection- so gorgeous, I love love love it!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Top 10 Resort Collections

I still don't have internet set-up so bare with me, but here is mega post to make up for the lack of blogging! First of all how great were the Resort collections this year, I am loving so many of them! Overall the designers seem to have a much more optimistic viewpoint this time around. The collections are fun and full of life, and also very wearable. This made it very hard for me to choose my top 10 favorite collections, but I finally managed to decide so here they are in no particular order:

1. Alexander Wang- Wang continues to create young, fresh, easy-to-wear pieces, but always with his unique edge. In his Resort collection I can see a bit of influence seeping in from his recent GAP collaboration, ie the khaki trench coat. I would love to wear all 4 of these outfits, although I think I would put something under that first white top!

2. Lanvin- Mr. Albaz was inspired by Acapulco for his resort collection and it shows brilliantly in the bright colors and the fun playful energy. There was also a great range of pieces as the designer explained he wanted to offer something for everyone from the beach bums, to the urbanites, and even the brides!

3. Preen- My love for Preen's simple sophistication continues to increase. Their dresses are sexy but not slutty, and while highlighting the female form they reveal just the right amount of skin. I love the mix of colors used in this collection and any of these dresses would be just perfect for a night out!

4. Proenza Schouler- The Schouler boys' usual skate and surf inspirations combined with Tahiti flavors for this collection due to a recent trip they took. I like how they adapted this theme for their 'city girls' target market. Their influences were seen in the details, ie the scuba suit color blocking and the island blues. This ensured that they would still please the urbanites with versatile, chic pieces.

5. Marc Jacobs- Another fun, colorful collection for Resort season from Marc Jacobs. I love the young, yet sophisticated look with the bright florals and mini dresses. I also like the range that offers cute, fresh pieces for day and metallics for night. And of course the asymmetrical gold dress is stunning, but I don't know if anyone could make it look as good as Kate Moss did at the Costume Institute Gala.

6. 3.1 Phillip Lim- "She's a pirate", this is how Lim described his Resort collection and why I fell in love with it. The soft mix of whites and neutrals was a breath of fresh air, but Lim didn't lose sight of his rocker girl either. The lace seen throughout the collection is just beautiful and I love how it's set against the black giving it a tougher edge.

7. Stella McCartney- I'm become a bigger fan of Stella these days, and I just adore her Resort collection. It's fun, young, energetic, yet still sleek. The lace jumpsuit is heavenly and I love the mustard hue of the skirt with pockets. I have also been looking for a great sweater dress and there were many great ones to be found in this collection. It was really hard to pick just 4 pieces I loved because there was such a fantastic variety of color, print, and style!

8. Thakoon- This resort collection would make a perfect summer wardrobe! It's light and fresh with a great mix of bright colors and soft neutrals. I also like the use of different florals with some being delicate and muted, while others were vibrant and dynamic.

9. Diane Von Furstenburg- Here is a Resort collection that is a little more daring and bold. I'm loving the jewel tones and the cheeky girlish look that Ms. Von Furstenberg has created this season. It's cheerful and playful, but of course still sexy. The prints and ruffles are delightful and I have been dieing to get my hands on a pin-up style swimsuit like this pink & orange leopard printed one!

10. Rag & Bone- I really like this collection and picked it because I would wear a bunch of these pieces. However it almost did not make the list because overall I think it mimics Alexander Wang's style with the gray sweats and denim on denim. But I guess that's besides the point, as it does have that downtown, cool "I just threw this on" look to it which is very popular right now. And I will admit that I sometimes I strive very hard to get that look.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Last Days in Bangkok

So I'm in NY but I don't have an internet connection set up yet so my blogging will remain a bit sporadic until I get that sorted. For now here are some pics of my last days in Bangkok, I already miss it so much!

Night view
Hidden Temple
Delicious last lunch
Tuk Tuk
River view
My cat Calvin
New hair cut
Motorcycle taxi
Eating by the river
Last night celebrations

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Leaving On A Jetplane

Sorry for the lack of posts, I've been sooooooooooooo busy preparing for my move to NY. It has been insanely hard packing all my stuff, especially with the amount of shoes I have! But it's finally all packed up and I'm ready to fly out bright and early tomorrow morning! Once I get my internet connection set up in NY I should be back to blogging regularly.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

100% Fashion

W Magazine June 2009: A 26 page editorial, photographed by Craig McDean, displaying Fall 2009's best looks. McQueen, Lanvin, Givenchy, Marc, Prada, and the list goes on! What more could you ask for?!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Marko's Lady Macbeth

Marko Mitanovski is one of the most exciting up and coming young designers, in my opinion. Since his debut collection entitled Lady Macbeth in 2008, this Belgrade designer has been compared to the likes of l'enfant terrible- Alexander McQueen and the ever so theatrical Gareth Pugh. It is clear from the title of his first collection that Marko is heavily influenced by historical costumes. Lady Macbeth was inspired by the Renaissance and Elizabethan eras taking into consideration their silhouettes, accessories, structure, and embellishments. However, Marko definitely made them his own, for instance he added punk and S&M elements that created a stunning 'dark glamourous' look. He also interpreted and played with different historical elements in his own way, such as the Elizabethan ruff which he enlarged to the extent that it almost covered the whole body. His silhouettes beautifully emphasize the female form and his attention to detail is immaculate- he even designed the shoes to ensure that they would correctly depict his theme. I really love this collection- one of my favorite classes was Fashion History, so I find it fascinating to see how designers are influenced by the past and how they translate it into their designs.

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All Legs

Vogue Paris June/July 2009: shot by Terry Richardson, featuring Anja Rubik and Natasha Poly.

Loving this sexy, fun, carefree Paris editorial- I think after NYC Paris will be my next stop!

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