Tuesday, January 22, 2008

walk it out...

On the runway that is! That's right--Mercedes Benz Fall Fashion Week is right around the corner! From Feb. 1st-8th the tents go up in Bryant Park and designers showcase their Fall 2008 Collections!!! I can't wait to see what the best of the best 'say' is hott for this coming fall.

Here's a brief rundown of who is showing where, what day, narrowed down to my favorites :)

Feb. 1: 10a - Heart Truth Red Dress Show, Tent
12n - Yigal Azrouel, 540 W. 21st St
7p - Erin Fetherston, Promenade
8p - Projec Runway Mystery Designer, 135 W. 18th St

Feb. 3: 2p - Twinkle by Wenlan, Salon
3p - Tracy Reese, Promenade

Feb. 4: 10a - Carolina Herrera, Tent
2p - Betsey Johnson, Tent

Feb. 6: 10a - Nanette Lepore, Promenade
3p - Anna Sui, Tent

Feb. 7: 10a - Vera Wang, Tent
1p - Rebecca Taylor, Salon
8p - Zac Posen, Tent

Feb. 8: 9a - Project Runway Collections!, Tent

This fashion week is also getting me excited for MSU's Fashion Week!!! We'll only be having one main fashion show, Saturday, April 19th, so keep your eyes open for info!!! <3

Thursday, January 17, 2008

posh spice in a bag...

I am absolutely in love with Marc Jacobs new ads! They feature Posh Spice a.k.a. Victoria Beckham in a giant shopping bag. Or maybe its a regular sized bag, she is a rather tiny person...

This one to the left is by far my favorite. Although the other two are easier to recognize that is Posh. Featuring her walking out of a Marc Jacobs locker, and sitting up in the bag.


Friday, January 4, 2008

one pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small...

Over the holidays I fell down the rabbit hole, and rediscovered how much I love the Disney Movie "Alice in Wonderland." Her magical trip through the looking glass and all over the magical world of Wonderland still holds my attention and gets my creative juices flowing. I've thought up a complete collection in my head of fabulous party frocks based around the characters that are too crazy to be real, but at the same time, have an relatable human quality to them.

I discovered this collection of garments, right, from various locations on Polyvore.com. They highlighted the main colors of Alice's wardrobe, while throwing in some funky accessories based on the supporting characters.

This dress to the left is from Erin Fetherston's Spring 2007 collection. It gave me a feel of the "Alice" silhouette, and if made in the traditional blue she wears, it would be absolutely perfect for a new live movie--dream cast? Marcy Rylan, from "Guiding Light" would be the perfect 'Alice,' in both looks and talent, and Johnny Depp as the 'Caterpillar'--hands down, and Zoey Deschanel as the 'Queen of Hearts.' The rest of the cast? An eclectic mix of up and coming talent and a few movie legends.

On Style.com, I discovered a spread from Vogue Dec. '03 Issue featuring some fabulous designers creating their perfect "Alice" frocks. Here are my favorites.

[rochas dress by oliver theyskens, designer pictured at right]

[dress by helmut lang]

[dress by marc jacobs, designer pictured on mushroom]

[Chanel Haute Couture jacket, skirt, and boots, designer, Karl Lagerfield, at left]

[Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano, pictured at left as the fabulous Queen of Hearts!]

[Atelier Versace dress, designer Donatella Versace and Rupert Everett at right]

Thursday, January 3, 2008

you know you love me, xoxo...

[clockwise starting from left:ed westwick, penn badgley, chace
crawford, leighton meester, blake lively, and taylor momsen]

I am thoroughly
OBSESSED with the CW's newest hit show "Gossip Girl." Josh Schwartz, creator of another one of my gone too soon favorites "The O.C.," has done a marvelous job of showcasing the fabulously flawed lives of the wealthy teens of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The show is based on the books by Cecily von Ziegesar, and from the one I've actually read, it seemed to follow it pretty faithfully, a few artistic changes here and there. Starring one of the most attractive young casts I've seen in awhile--including my new celebrity crush Chace Crawford [sigh.]--this show has it all: scandals, romance, decent plot, and the [second] best part is the amazing fashions.
Blonde bombshell Blake Lively, who plays Serena Van Der Woodsen, fits the role of the ecclectic-sophisticate of the show. Her clothes often follow the bohemian trends, but are still very high fashion and classy, while her on-again, off-again BFF, Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester, pulls a modern-twist on the classic look, probably what Audrey Hepburn would wear today if she shopped at Henri Bendel. Jenny Humphrey, who is played by Taylor Momsen, is the girl from the other side of the tracks, or in this case Brooklyn, who wants to fit in with her wealthy peers, and a keen sense of fashion. Her style is a bit more of a mix and match of high and lower fashions, with a few handmade dresses thrown in. Sadly, theres only one episode left due to the ongoing and very annoying writers strike, but hopefully the CW will air re-runs, so you can get caught up and hooked! :)

[right: blake lively; l-r: nan zhang, leighton meester, and nicole fiscella in scenes from CW's "Gossip Girl."]