Friday, March 30, 2012

Henson's Place, The Man behind the Muppets

The most inspiring pieces of art in the world are the works that have been created out of the shear joy of creating, express the artist's unique vision, and have been executed to the best of the artist's ability by someone who is an expert in their field. Consequently, I find all of Jim Henson's work inspiring. He was an artistic genius that the world lost too early.

I recently watched "Henson's Place, The Man behind the Muppets". I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it. The film is a celebration of Henson's creative genius. It was shot while he was alive. It is very inspiring to hear him talk about his passion for the Muppets. It is available for download on itunes.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Quote

"If you can get to the root of who you are and make something happen from it ... you're going to surprise yourself" - Vidal Sassoon

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Things I don't understand about Fashion Star

I love a good reality show about art, design, and/or fashion. Heck, I even love a bad reality show about art, design, and/or fashion. So when I saw an advertisement for Fashion Star last month I was excited. But kind of confused about the details of the show. The show has now aired twice. I've watched both episodes and I like it. But I'm still confused about a lot of details. Here is a list of things I'm confused about:

1. Who is sewing the clothes that appear on the runway? How many people does each designer have helping them?

2. How long do they have to make the clothes?

3. The designers clothes are often styled with other clothes for the runway shows. Who designed these other clothes? Where do the other clothes come from?

4. Where is the fabric coming from? How much do they have to choose from?

6. Do the designers have a material budget?

7. Who retains the rights to the designs?

8. Who is producing the clothes that are being sold in the stores? The show? The stores? The designer? A third party?

9. Where is the money that the buyers are bidding (and paying for the clothes) going? The sum seams arbitrary. Is it only going to the production of the clothes? Is there any profit and if so who is it going to? The party involved in producing the clothes? The factory making the clothes? The show producers? Is the artist getting a percentage?

10. Are the designers on the show making any money on all these sales? Are they getting a percentage? Are they doing all this work for free?

11. Do they get a percentage of the final 6 million dollar order? And if so, how much? How much money do they win at the end of the show?

I like the show but I don't understand why it's so confusing. Jessica Simpson, please help me understand!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fall 2012 Trends

In conclusion of the four big fashion shows (NY, London, Milan, and Paris) the fashion trends I spotted are (in no particular order):

Leather Dresses, and pants, and sweatshirts, and anything else you can make out of leather
Alexander Wang Fall 2012 Ready-to-WearAlexander Wang Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear
This blog post is very long so I created a "page break."  Please click on the link below titled "read more" to see the rest of the photos in this post.

Be on Project Runway!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Project Runway News

April Johnston (From Project Runway Season 8 and Project Runway All Stars) has designed a line of fabric that is available at Joann's. As you would expect from April it's pretty but also moody and tough.

Here are a few swatches.