Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DESIGN: YES!!! JIL SANDER Spring 2011- CoLoR, StRiPeS, BOLD shapes, FUN

Designer Jil Sander is so funny. Somehow Jil has managed to keep up the serious, understated vanguard for years now but I've always known the joke was on us, the audience. Jil has a comedic side and ,while we all talk so pretentiously about the structure and sharp lines of a Jil Sander collection, she's snickering while thinking about this very collection for Spring 2011.

COLOR, COLOR-blocking, stripes in color, over-exaggerated-yet-soft blossoming silhouettes, even the return of the tulip shape!! I am very excited about this collection and what it means for Spring 2011. Will more than a few finally embrace the bright color-mixing of the nineties? I hope so! This is by no means a first. The mix of solid pieces definitely reminds me of Dries Van Noten Spring 2009. I'm just proud to see the versatility that is Jil Sander because I am a devoted fan and have been for years.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

DESIGN: Holly Fulton Spring 2011...

Everyone will write on the new Spring 2011 collections so I will write only on the collections that really excite me :)

Vivid prints, Long lengths, a hint of Ethnic inspiration.... Right up my alley. Holly Fulton never disappoints me!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

DESIGN: Daniel Palillo Spring 2011 lookbook

This week I received the Daniel Palillo Spring 11 lookbook. Daniel is such a vibrant talent. His collections always make me smile :) I LOVE the Men's pieces just as much as the women's, added bonus!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LIFE: D.C. to N.Y part 1: Fabolous for Rich Yung Clothing styled by yours truly

In the last month I've celebrated another year of my life, worked until my eyes grew heavy, traveled to Washington DC and New York, returned to my great city and so much more.

I spent 5 days in DC and loved every bit of it. I will definitely visit this city again soon. Unfortunately my days were to busy to take in DC's style and culture scene the way I would have liked to (I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding and you know how that can go). But now I know I'll have to return sooner than later.

From DC it was onto New York. We (hubby and I) drove into Brooklyn and stayed for 5 days. I love New York for all that LA is not. Each time I visit I come back with new inspiration and appreciation.

While in Brooklyn we connected with our friends at The Brooklyn Circus, checked out their latest collection and infamous Changing of the Guards lookbook in person. The Brooklyn Circus has an amazing forward-moving design aesthetic and they are really good people! I'm so happy to see their brand soar!

The morning after our arrival we were on set to style promotional shots for Rich Yung Clothing featuring rapper Fabolous. We styled Fabolous alongside 3 models in Rich Yung's Holiday and Fall collections. The results were magic! These collections accessorized with Brooklyn Circus hats, Sebago and Red Wing x Ronnie Fieg boots from David Z, and other added touches came together to create sleek layered knit looks on time for Winter. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos....