September 30, 2010

NY Fashion Week Roundup

Here are some of my quick opinions on a few collections that showed in New York.  To be honest, I thought NY fashion week as a whole was a letdown. I just couldn't find anything too interesting. I guess the recession really is showing up on the runways: all of the collections looked the same, and the colors were so bland! All white and tan.  Anyway, onward:

Uninteresting-ness aside, I like the Badgley Mischka collection.  The lines were simple, yet the clothing found a way to look interesting.  I thought that the collection was cohesive without being too monotonous.  The cuts was flattering and the colors went well together.

I also liked the Alice + Olivia collection. They are always go for a young “party girl” audience and they have a fun vibe that really appeals to me (as a young party girl ;] ).  This season I wasn’t let down. They mixed fun prints in bright colors with neutrals in interesting textures, such as feathers.

I also liked the L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani collection.  I thought that she stayed true to the season and true to herself. She had fun with shapes but every garment was something that everyday people could actually wear.  She used bold patterns and flirty silhouettes, which I really like for spring. I just love Gwen, okay?

I did not like the Proenza Schouler collection.  I was a bit surprised, because usually I like Proenza Schouler, and think they're brilliant.  However I feel that this collection was a bit tacky, and there was simply nothing new or innovative about it.  Some of the silhouettes were unflattering in my opinion, and the colors were awkward.  The Chanel-style jackets and skirts did not go cohesively with the see-through tops, visible bras and bright green dresses.  It seemed un-unified to me.  Womp womppp.

Though I usually love Betsey Johnson’s clothing, this season’s collection was only okay for me. I found that happening with a lot of designers that I usually like this season.  Her collection seemed to be inspired from many sources, with the main one being cycling- Tour de Betsey.  I thought it was a cute concept, but it was hard to follow.  Some of the pieces seemed to come more from Nascar than bicycling.  Some pieces were weirdly styled and it was a bit all over the place. She had neon orange striped racing dresses on the same runway as Big Love style floral maxi dresses.  There were also tea party-type dresses along with sailor inspired gear. There wasn’t much substance to link it all together visually. Sadbeanss.

I also was not too excited by BCBG Max Azria.  Although the collection was quite, beautiful, I found it to be boring.  There were vague shapes and minimal color.  Although I admired it, this collection was simply not my style.

And don't talk to me about Alexander Wang. haha

Okay, I'm going to end on a positive note: Marchesa! Definitely my favorite. So. BEAUTIFUL. I wish I could post the whole collection.

Swoon. When I saw these I made actual out loud sounds and my roommate laughed at me. LOVE.

Also, a note: pretty much all of these pictures are from Such a great resource!

Okay, what did you think about the New York shows this season?


September 26, 2010

NY Fashion Week: What I Wore

♥  gray tank top I've had forever. From Express?
♥ jacket from H&M
♥ Rodarte for Target skirt that I got on ebay
♥ Jeffrey Campbell shoes
♥ belt that belongs to my roommate Niv
♥ brick wall that belongs to my building, haha

Also, I got a haircut.

what have you been up to?!


NY Fashion Week

So! Fashion week. Let me tell you a story!

Fashion week went by, and I had class all week. If you ask me, fashion students should have Fashion Week off as a holiday, but we can't all get what we want. So Thursday came around, and I was talking to my roommate Mika.  We were discussing the venue change of New York fashion week and how it might affect the events.  (This year, New York Fashion Week moved from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center.)  It was rainy, and we couldn't decide if we should head up town to Lincoln Center and check it out. Eventually we decided that it was worth the trip just to stand around and people-watch while we took pictures around Lincoln Center. I am so glad that we did.
I'll do a short What I Wore post right after this.

Once we got to Lincoln Center, we forgave Fashion Week for moving out of the Fashion District.  It is beautiful.  After walking around
Long story short: we sneaked in through the back, networked like crazy, and had a ton of fun! Yes.  We met a guy who designs "Fur-Z's", who even let us try some on and take a picture with them.
 "Show off ya swag bags!"

And as if sneaking in to fashion week wasn't enough.... 
"Yeah, Gwen Stefani is giving interviews right now, and L.A.M.B. party is tonight as well."
"Oh, really? Do you know where it is?"  "No...."
Don't worry. The fashion super sleuths (TM) are on the case.
Ten minutes and some frenzied sleuthing later, we were heading for the subway, where we took pictures with Elmo.

I love the Muppets, Mika does not.

Anyway, we eventually ended up dangerously trekking to tenth avenue (hint: cobblestone + heels = near-disaster)We sashayed past the club Kiss&Fly to an art gallery. An art gallery, with a guest list and a mini red carpet. We found the party!  It was at Mr. Brainwash's Icons Remix show.  And once again, uh, long story short....we snuck in. The front this time.

 Gwen Stefani. Her dress was from this season's L.A.M.B. collection and it was so cool. Uhhh she walked right past me. She looked amazing.
 Tony Kanal from No Doubt. Okayyy, we were creepin' a bit before we began our attempts to get in.

It was an amazing time. As Penny Lane says in Almost Famous,
"It's all happening!"

Love it. Live it.

September 25, 2010

Dear Coke Talk has smart

I like her. She speaks the troof.



September 17, 2010

Fashion's Night Out 2010

Dude I can not believe that it's Friday already! Let me tell you someting. Fashion's Night Out was so much fun this year.  I volunteered at the Braccialini boutique in SoHo. Braccialini is an eclectic Italian accessory brand, and they did a collaboration with Parsons. A Parsons student designed those two purses in the window- they cost 1,000 dollars each! Aren't they beautiful?  Since the theme for the bags was candy, the store decided to have an event for FNO called "City Sweet".  There was candy, and there were Gromme gelato was so much fun!

The interns!

First, four of us helped to set everything up- including carrying heavy cases of water up some real narrow creepy basement stairs in heels! Then my job was to go around the streets telling people about the brand and trying to get them to check out the event and the store. By the end of the night, I had massive blisters on my feet, but it was a good experience and I met some fun people. Shout out to the guys from the Armani store- thanks for letting us stand on your sidewalk, ahah!

Tae and Jack reppin' their "crew" tags.

All of the interns were from Parsons.

How to prounouce Braccialini: Bra like bra, cha like do the cha-cha, and lini like tortellini!

The payless bus drove people around all night.

At some point during the night, Pharrell (N.E.R.D) performed in the middle of the street! I got to stop working for a minute (because uh, obviously no one was listening to me with music blasting) and I got to stand there eating gelato and listen. It was awesome.

The line outside of Chanel was RIDONKULOUS

After we finished helping out, we left and headed over to where our friend was working. Alexander Wang was there, and they had vodka iced tea, and the DJ. was. reaaaally good. It was a fun time.

The DJ. We look so short next to him, haha!
Alexander Wang

Soo yeah! That was my Fashion's Night Out experience for September 2010! How did you celebrate Fashion's Night Out this year?


September 15, 2010

Dita. Damn she's fabulous.

We've been designing swim suits and lingerie in class so I've been up to my ears in lingerie images.
However this is my favorite so far: Dita Von Teese and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Also, some of you have expressed interest in seeing more of the stuff I do at school, so maybe I will post some lataaa.


September 11, 2010


Today's date: 9/11/2010.
Please, never forget.

Reflect, hope, peace.


September 10, 2010

Back at School and Some Weekend Updates. Happy Friday!

and right now I am sleepy and my next door neighbors are bumping techno music really loudly and trucks are bumpin outside the window and everything is bumpinnnn and i am eating chinese food and drawing about 40 croquis (fashion figure drawings) tonight so that I can get up in four hours to go pick up some fabric swatches for a project lalala. Anyway, this is going to go sort of all over the place. Ready, go!

So, here is some bad news: Oil Rig Explosion

And some pictures!

My outfit: I wore this to a rooftop party. (Those are my favorite shoes.)

Me and my friend Tae posing with some sexy legs.

Secret door underneath a stoop


Also, tomorrow night is Fashion's Night Out! Where are you planning to celebrate?  I'll be volunteering at the Braccialini boutique in Soho, so if you are in NYC please stop by for some fun!



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