Saturday, September 17, 2011

Spring 2012: Doo.Ri and 10 Crosby Derek Lam

To be honest, I didn't like this too much. The colors were bland, and there wasn't much going on. I did have a few I liked, though.

The draping and color on this dress are so beautiful, I love that luscious plum purple! This was one of the only few that had some color in them.
The print on this is something new, and I also adored the way the waistline flowed down the dress in that dark patch of gray.
A nice, simple, chic dress in nude. If this dress was shorter, I could so see myself wearing this to, well, anywhere. It's the perfect basic you can wear with anything, and now the look is fresh off the runway. Nice.

Least Favorites:
 The combination of a flaired-out top and high-waisted pants is never good. This outfit looks uncomfortable and just plain awkward.
Since when were pajamas chic enough for a runway? Loose, flowing, pajama-inspired, comfortable outfits are one thing, unattractive onesies are another.
 This draping on this skirt is majorly off, and yellow and gray? No way.

10 Crosby Derek Lam
"She has a sunny, exuberant personality and a relaxed and cool sense of style." This is what Derek Lam said about his muse, Hanne Gaby Odiele. His looks indeed had a pop of color in everything, and this collection was fun and playful.

This perfectly displays the meaning of his collection. It's sunny, exuberant, and beautiful!
The stripes make it so fun and quirky, you gotta love it! And I also admire the nude quality about those, nice and simple to balance out the busy dress.

Least Favorites:
 I don't like the pants, they remind me of those jail uniforms with stripes.
I would have liked this, if it weren't for that striped thing. It looks like an apron.
There were some pictures that I didn't like the placement of. It involved pictures of another model being there, like this one, and it took away from the actual outfit. Here are some more examples:
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the actual clothes, just the placement of them.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spring 2012: BCBG Max Azria and Vena Cava

Ah, yes. It's that time of the year again. Fashion Week is here, and I'm sharing with you my favorites and least favorites of all the shows I look at. I don't think it would be fair to do a legitimate review of Fashion Week, considering I'm not actually there, but I enjoy looking for new trends in the pictures and seeing what the designers have to say with their latest collections. I'll try to do as many shows as I possibly can, but as I said before, I have a lot of work and that workload will just keep growing until June. I have very little time for my blog!

BCBG Max Azria
So some trends that I noticed in this collection were that all the pieces had a light, "flowy" vibe, for lack of better words. In many of the clothes, they had a cut in them to expose the model's shoulders, which I loved. It looks so graceful! There were a lot of stripes in this collection, I'm pretty sure every single piece had some kind of stripes! That will definitely be a big trend next spring. I also think light colors dominated this one. And just look at those shoes- I'm loving them!

The bright pop of orange stands out against the dull gray, black and white tones of the rest of the piece.

I love this item because the cut reminds me of saris in India. They're gorgeous!
Here is an example of a sari from India. This picture was taken from Disaboom Live.

Least Favorite:
 This is the only one I really didn't like. I hate the whole no-bra thing, it's not that hard to wear a bra! Showing your breasts is so unprofessional, and this isn't the best example, but it still looks trashy. The orange part of this dress is awkward, and so is the cut.

Vena Cava
This actually wasn't a runway show, it was something different. Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock instead hosted a dinner and invited 12 friends to model their collection. They said that this one was a "return to their roots." We all know that vintage is in style, and the small, circular glasses and high-waisted bottoms proved it.

This one is nice, simple, and feminine. Very chic.
LOVE the shoes- and how the stripes on the heels compliment the stripes on the dress. Subtle, but there.
The placement of the knot is decidedly unique- so fresh.
Yes, this is me, being typical me, and loving those dresses with the awesome prints, and of course, that one piece that's completely different from everything else in the collection, save a few accents (like the glasses!)

Least Favorite:
Again with the breasts showing! And the pants remind me of something that typical old, un-savvy teacher would wear to school every day. Vintage, but not nice.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Hey guys! So, to explain my absence for the past 13 or so days: I'm sure you guys all know about Hurricane Irene and the insane number of power outages that occurred. And, (you guessed it!), I was one of them. Almost a week with no technology whatsoever! I can't fathom how people survived.
But you guys better get used to these long absences because school is starting for me next week, and that means pile on the work. I definitely won't have much time to blog, so I'll probably only be posting once or twice a week. I might just stick to IFB projects because those are every week and I have the weekend to blog. So that was just a heads up.
Speaking of school, I decided to use my Amish-time to practice my essay writing. This year I'll be doing all kinds of new essays and I wanted to be able to grasp the structure of it, so I used an easy topic that I knew a lot about: fashion! And since this is a fashion blog (obviously), I thought I'd share it with you. My task? Compare and contrast fashion in print and fashion online. Hopefully I won't bore you guys to death with an essay, but here it is!

     Fashion in print and fashion online have been a good source to readers for many years. While fashion magazines and fashion websites both help you keep updated in the world fashion, there are many differences when it comes to speed and who's ideas you are listening to.
     Fashion magazines and fashion sites/blogs both keep you up-to-date with the latest news in the fashion industry. Fashion magazines help sustain your knowledge of the fashion industry by giving you monthly updates. You will get reports from big names in the fashion industry such as Keegan Singh and Alexa Chung. Fashion magazines feature interviews with designers, photographers, and stylists for all the hottest trends and updates. Fashion sites keep you refreshed on the latest in the industry. Sites like spot trends and have readily available picture of runway shows and red carpet looks. They also have videos of interviews, and backstage looks at runway shows. Fashion lovers around the world need a way to stay in touch with the fashion industry. Fashion magazines and websites have acted upon this need by giving regular updates in order to gain readers.
     Fashion magazines are much slower than fashion sites. Fashion magazines take a long time to arrive in your mailbox. It takes a very long time for anything to arrive via mail, hence the term "snail mail." In fact, a magazine could easily get lost in the mail, causing it to come even later. Online, you can receive news much faster. With the click of a button, you can instantly find exactly what you are looking for. With thousands of options of search engines, it takes a very short time to get the information you want. With the invention of the Internet, fashion online can be accessed in seconds.
     Fashion magazines show the thoughts and opinions of big names in the industry, such as Amy Astley and Chanel Iman, whereas fashion blogs show the thoughts of regular everyday people. Fashion magazines give you ideas from experts in the business. There are many people working at a fashion magazine, and some become famous for their amazing expertise, such as Anna Wintour and Eva Chen. Before an issue gets published, all the stores must be put through many vigorous editing processes to make sure it is perfect. Fashion blogs are a way for ordinary people to share their ideas on fashion. Anyone can start a blog, because it's free and easy. Blog posts don't go through so many editing processes like magazines do because it's more laid back. Many people want to make a name for themselves in the fashion industry  but not everyone can land a job at a fashion magazine. Starting a blog will help them be heard, and they'll share their opinions with the world.
     While fashion magazines and fashion websites both help you keep updated in the world of fashion, there are many differences when it comes to speed and who's ideas you are listening to. They both keep you in touch with the industry. Fashion online is much quicker than fashion in print. Fashion blogs are a way for ordinary people to express themselves, whereas you have to be a big name in the fashion world to be able be heard in a fashion magazine.

So that was my essay. I hope you liked it! Tell me; what are your thoughts on this topic? And also if you have any pointers to make my essay-writing better, they would be much appreciated!