Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
It appears that florals are still in full swing for Spring this upcoming year (gee...), but keeping a dress up with suspenders halter style? All the more reason to love BJ - quite possibly the coolest grandma one could ask for. However, my favorite highlight of the show?
Girls walking down the isle of the runway in wedding dresses...with their hands cuffed behind them. Yes.
For the American baised designers and consumers, it could mean much more than a lost of craftmanship. It could mean the end of loyality.
So what are designers doing to help? Anna Sui has teamed up with fellow designers and designed a tee. Many designers durring their New York shows have made it manditory for their staffers and crew to wear the shirt. Marc Jacobs will walk out at the end of his show wearing one. However, with such a creative board, you would think they could have come up with a better shirt. C'on now Ms. Sui.
Gad, that font is fugly.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
But what is our reality, really? For me, it's one day sitting in Anna Wintour's office, telling her that I'm after her job. It's having an internship under a curator, and realizing that I may not want to be one after all (unless perhaps it was at the Met, and in the textiles/couture wing). It's putting together my "ten year plan" and realizing that it may have to be made into twenty. All that, and lusting after a $300 hair tool, and fearing that once someone I know has it (before me) that I won't want it any more. Don't get me wrong. I absolutely adore my curly hair. I may even like it too much. In class, if my hair is down it has more attention from me than the teacher. The fact that my hair curls on its own is facinating to me. I suppose I just like to mix it up. Turns out, that's exactly what the deisgners this season like as well. Florals, plaid, lace; they may all seem as items that should never all be in the same place at once - but then the designers go and give us something else to stratch our heads at: androgyny with a bit of Victorian flare. How is it that the very concept sounds new and very so...very much a sumary of the last 30 years? Yes, we have entered a beautifed reinvented version of self identity.
For me, my self identity will be found in three things: florals, headbands and rice cakes. Roberto Cavalli has done florals to my taste this year. Here is a form of florals that a girl can step out in and not have to worry about seeing the same dress on someone more than three times her age.
Let me leave with you with perhaps the only Prada bag I have ever considered carrying. I can just see myself carrying this beauty while wearing a pair of vintage faded denim, and an off white silk tee. In Louboutins of course - with just enough red to bring you into my reality.