Friday, July 9, 2010

beautiful bedragglement

That sounds SO much more legit than I ever could have imagined.

ANYWAY, the Givenchy Haute Couture FW2010 was AMAZING.

proof ensues:

Go look up the whole thing.

Also it for some reason reminded me of mr.McQueen's pre-fall from this year? Not totally clear on why, but I think because of the color scheme and the treatment of edges.

Also, Valentino was pretty cute:

Friday, July 2, 2010

skull face

OH. MY.GOD. I said. I said. OH. MY. GOD.
Comme des Garcons is my MOST favorite.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Resorting to an escape

I'm not really a huge fan of resort lines usually, or of the idea of a resort line in general, but it's something that goes on and I think it's still interesting to look at and because the feeling of resort lines is usually less important and more carefree it's kind of interesting to see what designers do when they want to be on summer vacation. What do you think of resort and pre-fall collections? I feel like it's too much sometimes, I mean who is buying all these clothes coming out of four collections a year?

Anyway that said, Dior KILLED IT this year. Their resort collection was French Riviera, the 60's, Pan Am, small dogs, big hips, sexy ladies, attitude, huge sun glasses, luscious lips, and the kind of girl who does all that in Miami and New York.

I just really love the texture on this piece.

The New York side

...and the Miami side.

Chanel on the other hand, seemed a little all over the place. It was very rich-city-people-on-vacay-at-St.Tropez and I think that's okay, but it lacked some direction and I don't actually know how much of it I really liked. For example, it's difficult for me to understand how I got from this:

(which I really love) this:

(which I thought was pretty awesome, I mean, sequin hot pants + hippie beads for shirt= win)

even though I saw it happen.

However, I love some of these awesomely adventurous and barely there looks like go go boots for the beach and a crochet suit.

I just like this yellow and I'm appreciating the awkward 90's dress, makes me feel like I'm seeing Alicia Silverstone everywhere.

I though Bottega Veneta was a little heavy, but I'm digging these wetsuit shirts. They're pretty smokin' with that slicked back hair and those voluminous shorts.

I'm having a fun time dressing in a totally not edgy but way too colorful Florida way, but looking forward to professional wear and more city grungy Baltimore looks when I leave next Tuesday (on a road trip with my dad!) I'm also excited to speak at my former Middle School tomorrow! Nothing fancy, I'm just going to visit to talk to the visual arts major kids about my work and art college and stuff, but it should be fun, they're always so cute.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Comme des Garcons and Ninjas? what more could you want in life.

SO I've officially decided that I'm going to put together an illustration portfolio this year, probably focusing on fashion illustration, kind of for fun and kind of in the hopes that I can get a couple of free lance jobs here and there once I graduate or during the year. while this is obvs super in the works, (as in I decided this an hour ago) here's my first sketch! consider my illustration career officially taken off!

This is obviously inspired by CDG's F2009 blanket coats and tulle shifts, and I drew her with a Katana (probs not even accurate because I wasn't using a reference) because Comme des Garcons is Japanese? Because then she gets to be a bad ass flying through the air? Because then I get to give her Lucy Liu hair? WHO KNOWS. I just made up the thigh highs and shoes, although those may change with the final draft, I like the idea of Proenza Schouler booties. I need to get it down on bigger paper and color it, but I'm really excited to spend my free time this summer putting this together!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

oh wow.

I am now officially returning from a hiatus which I obviously forgot to announce.

go In any case! now I'm back from my semester abroad and a short trip I took with my boyfriend so a long summer of making wedding gifts for too many weddings, an internship at the Walters Art Museum's Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, sewing, and biking stretches ahead of me and although I might struggle to keep up with this blog during my senior thesis I'll do my best and I'll definitely shower you with attention this summer!

That being said please shower my friend Annie Wu with attention on Elle Magazine's "Dirty Little Secret" site because she did and will be continuing to do all the illustrations for this project. She's incredibly talented; I think the fact that she got this gig before she even graduated speaks for itself. You can watch an interview of her where she explains a little about her work and her process in the "Backstage News" section. So keep an eye out for the first episode which airs next week!

resort season is in the air, more on that soon.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sweaters and Art and blog update failure

I made this piece early on in the semester and while I wasn't ever originally planning on having one of the final products be photographs, but during my critique I was wearing this sweater and I really loved how they looked together and how everyone's first reaction in the class was to stick their head through it! So I think the final products are both the sculpture and these photographs.

The design that's drawn and cut out of the strip is this greek meander, which I drew from that pattern I saw at the mausoleum of Galla Placidia, remember?

I have quite a few phots, which is/are you favorites? I'm going to need to pick one to be the main image for portfolios and my website and such, let me know what you think! And so sorry for the ridiculous lack of updates, I've had a really busy few weeks and I've been boring.

Friday, March 12, 2010

singles awareness

This is just a wrap up of a bunch of single looks that I really liked from some collections that weren't as striking to me as a whole. These are really brief and not at all in depth because there's a lot (I say this as if it's something different than what I usually do...)

I'm just really digging this buttoned all the way up shirt plus slouchy pant look. Much more sophisticated looking than my usual every day look, but just as easy. I'll be taking steps in this direction.

Love this texture and those shoes.

This seems to me like the 30's meeting the 70's and I really can't see how you could not see the beauty in that. I would love to wear this all the time if winter did not exist.

Chunky embellishments are great.

I love the form and structure this dress takes on.


I love this window pane-ing, it reminds me of punch cards for jacqaurd looms or old computers or something. AKA AWESOME.

fab coat.

This needs no words. But here are some anyway IT'S AN ORANGE LEATHER CROP TOP AND HIGH WAISTED SKIRT. ok those were some great words.

I don't really remember this collection, I just liked what he was wearing. unintentional burn.

I just want to be this.

will ya CHECK OUT that volume!

who doesn't want to look like they came out of
Oh, Brother where art Thou? because I certainly do.


I LOVE THESE SHAPES. LOOK at those god damn tights. speechless.

I just want a shirt with a cute face on it.


I'm going to Pompeii tomorrow, so I'm going to see wonderful, enthralling, ancient Roman wall paintings! They are full of deep vibrant color and very weird imagery, I'll pick some choice ones out for you all and we'll have a blast with them, promise.

Monday, March 8, 2010

moar overload

I have more fashion week things that I've been mulling over for you today. The posts to come are those that I saw and wasn't instantly wowed by. I know that sounds bad, but it's really not. Sometimes some things require more of our time than we are willing to give them at the moment, for example while you are trying to catch up on all the fashion shows you've missed in the past four days and judge by the first ten looks whether you should keep looking right now, or save it for later. These are the ones I looked through all the way and were intriguing enough for me to say " I'm going to put some of your looks into a folder on my desktop so I definitely wont forget to come back to you and look these over again." They're just a little more subtle, or a little slower maybe, and that's definitely not a criticism.


If I did have a single criticism about this collection, it would be that I don't think some of the fabrics drape in a way that is as elegant as the piecing or the silhouettes, however the more I look at the collection the more I find the small amounts of detail and ornamentation to be going against the sharp geometric moments and that push and pull is what keeps me looking.


I'm really just a sucker for knits. And I like these a lot. And there's that blue and orange again. And some sheer. And some small layered ruffles. And you know. Those knits are so chunky and textured and soft looking.

I'm so painfully predictable.


I am. Going. to Kill Someone. Forthatpinkfuzzycoat. I don't even know why. It's not anything I have ever even thought of wearing or owning or have imagined would be great. And yet, there it is. BEING SO GREAT. Love the awkward styling. Love the tie dye. love Tao Okamoto. So you know, she's there. Not loving the super dark lipstick. I've been seeing that a lot these days, what do you all think of it? I am on the fence.