Friday, September 23, 2011

See me on Blue Penny

Cindy Ann did a fantastic job of documenting my design process on her blog Blue Penny!

Thanks Cindy Ann!


Shopping Milan & London Spring 2012

Milan fashion week is always so beautiful. Here is what I would buy if only my money tree would bloom.

Bottega Veneta outfits.
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Emporio Armani pieces that remind me of my Dad's light reflectors (he's a photographer). One for day, one for evening, and one for work.
Emporio Armani Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Emporio Armani Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Emporio Armani Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Literal and I love it at Moschino Cheap and Chic, which FYI is NOT cheap unfortunately but definitely chic.
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Flowers from outerspace at Iceberg.
Iceberg Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Work clothes from Fendi.
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Gold rush at Gucci.
Gucci Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Gucci Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Gold Caccoon at MaxMara.
MaxMara Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Dresses that look like they are made out of paper at Blumarine. I can at least make myself one of those bracelets.
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photos: style.com

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Addicted to Etsy

I love Etsy. Perusing their vintage clothing has become a hobby for me lately. Here are all the things I am currently considering buying.
1970's velvet multicolor rainbow checkerboard, floral and black mesh wild dress80's Fishnet Knit Sweater with SequinsColonel Crow & Mr. Whiskers Discuss the Circus - Vintage Oversized Sweater With Bird and CatSailor Denim Gold Piped Dress(M/L)Vintage Skirt 70s High Waisted Boho Indie Lavender Pleated Skirt1980's Vintage yellow sweatshirt dress with black geometric pattern and front pockets

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Design Shows

I love fashion. I love TV. And I'm so happy when those two worlds collide. If you are sad that Project Runway is halfway over, don't fret. There are four new fashion shows debuting soon!

Mad Fashion - Oct. 4 10 pm Bravo - This show features Chris March and his studio. We first met Chris on Project Runway. He was too "costumey" for PR. Ready-to-wear obviously is not his calling in life. Instead he designs amazing and bazaar custom fashion creations like nothing you've ever seen before. He's a great example of what happens when a designer follows his passion down his personal road of life.
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Photo via Bravotv.com

Fashion Hunters - Oct. 4 10:30 pm Bravo - If you love American Pickers and you love fashion then you'll love Fashion Hunters. Follow the staff of Second Time Around Manhattan as they acquire new merchandise for their upscale consignment shop. This is the ultimate thrift haul!The image “http://www.bravotv.com/media/images/persons/fashion-hunters-season-1-cast.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
Photo via Bravotv.com

Work of Art Season 2 - Oct. 12 9 pm Bravo - I really enjoyed the first season and I'm sooooo excited for the second season. Watch as fine artists compete for money and prizes. I learned a ton about the fine art process last season. It was very interesting to see the differences between it and my personal commercial art process. I'm looking forward to learning more and seeing some interesting art.
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Photo via Bravotv.com
Project Runway All Stars - TBA Lifetime - I was really excited about this one until I read that Tim, Nina, Heidi, and Michael will NOT be on it? What? How is that Project Runway then? The host will be Angela Lindvall, the judges Isaac Mizrahi (not sure how I feel about that?) and Georgina Chapman, and the mentor Joanna Coles (who I really, really like and am really excited about).
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Swaps Galore

I can't believe how many clothing swaps are going on in Boston this fall. So far I've found four! I can't decided which ones to go to. I wish I had more clothes to get rid of so I could go to all of them!

Style Swap - 10/11 5 pm to 8 pm- Boston, MA - Hosted by the stylist Trust in Tricia. You will receive a ticket for each item you bring which you can redeem in the "swap boutique." There will also be raffles of items donated by local sponsors to benefit Project Smile. Entrance is $15.

Boston Fashion Week 2011 Sip & Swap - 9/29 6 pm to 10 pm - Boston, MA - Hosted by the Swapaholics. This is a freestyle swap. Every woman for herself! This swap includes complimentary beverages, demos by "a dozen mass-customization, e-commerce, shopping sites & mobile technology based in New England," and a fashion show of swapped items. Entrance fee is $10. I've been to swapaholic events before and they are awesome!!! You are sure to spot a few of your favorite Boston Fashion bloggers there.

The Swap Soiree - 11/3 6:30 pm to 9 pm - Lawrence, MA - Hosted by Susan Kanoff and Monique Johnson - Your $30 entrance fee gets you a freestyle swap, raffles, and shopping opportunities from local vendors.

Boston Style & Swap - 10/22 12 pm to 6 pm (This swap has been changed to Nov. 5) - Boston, MA - Hosted by Reinvent My Wardrobe - This event includes a freestyle swap, trend seminar, assistance from fashion stylists while swapping, "worst leftovers contest," charity auction (for Dress for Success, win a 3 hour wardrobe consultation), and there will be professional tailors available to tailor your new pieces for you!! That's a lot of bang for $25!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fashion Week New York Spring 2012 highlights

These are a few of my favorite things at Fashion Week New York Spring 2012:

Colored lace at Nanette Lepore.

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Shiny at Diesel
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Amazing purples at Tommy Hilfiger and Phillip Lim.
Hilfiger RS12 4550Phillip Lim RS12 3723

Hearts at Anna Sui.
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Laser cut textiles at Cynthia Rowley.

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Bright colors at Jason Wu.

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Peter Som's photo realistic prints.
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Sophisticated pastels at Jill Stuart.
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Fashion inspired by sea creatures at Christian Siriano.
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Totally t/drippy at Prabal Gurung.

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Really cool bathing suit coverups inspired by stadium seating and more laser cutting at Alexander Wang.
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Mixed prints at Richard Chai.
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Sparkle at DVF.


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Killer red carpet at Zac Posen.
Zac Posen Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Zac Posen Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear


Leather dress at Derek Lam.
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Giant pom poms at The Blonds.
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Strange prints at Jeremy Scott.
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Amazing jewelry at Fenton.

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Cool shapes at Proenza Schouler.
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Patches at Narciso Rodriquez.
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Clothes so yummy I want to eat them at Preen.
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Super fun stuff at Alice and Olivia.
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Total beauty at Oscar De La Renta

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Everything at Marc Jacobs.
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Photos fashionista.com & style.com & Fashionologie