Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pantone resistance is futile

What is it about Pantone's licensed product line that makes it so hard to resist?  I want everything they offer.  Yes, I have a Pantone business card case.  Yes, the Pantone journal is on my Amazon wish list.  I've always had a special place in my heart for those little brightly colored pieces of paper.  Whoever thought of putting them onto product was a genius.  Check out these adorable Pantone Christmas bulbs!  Are any other designers out there obsessed with Pantone's products?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Fashion Designer List

As you know I love fashion and I love a fashion show.  But I can drive myself crazy trying to keep up on ALL the fashion shows during the NY, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks on style.com.  Consequently, I have a list of my must see designers and I am constantly working on narrowing it down.

I did a lot of culling of the list this past fashion season.  I judged on innovation, beauty, and influence on trends.  My own bias towards color, pattern, and the unique greatly influenced the list.  This is my updated list.

Absolute must sees, not to be missed:
Altuzarra - NY
Anna Sui - NY
Balenciaga - P
Balmain - P
Burberry Prorsum - L
Chanel - P
Commes des Garcons - P
Dolce and Gabbanna - M
Dries Van Noten - P
Duro Olowu - NY - A
Fendi - M
Isabel Marant - P
Issey Miyake - P
Jeremy Scott - NY
Jean Paul Gaultier - P
Kenzo - P
Louis Vuitton - P
Manish Arora - P
Marc Jacobs - NY
Marchesa - NY
Mary Katrantzou - L
Miu Miu  - P
Moschino - M
Moschino Cheap and Chic - M
Paco Rabanne - P
Prabal Gurung - NY
Prada - M
Preen - NY
Proenza Schouler - NY
Rodarte - NY
Thakoon - NY
Thom Browne - NY
Tsumori Chisato P
Victor and Rolf - P

If your eyeballs aren't bleeding after watching all those shows continue on with this bunch.  But don't beat yourself up if you quit with the above.
Alexander Wang - NY
Alexander McQueen - L
Alice and Olivia - NY
Costume National - P
Creatures of the Wind - NY
Elie Saab - P
Emilio Pucci - M
Emporio Armani - M
Giorgio Armani - M
Givenchy - P
Gucci - M
Helmut Lang - NY
ICB Prabal Gurung - NY
Just Cavalli - M
Lanvin - P
Marc by Mark Jacobs - NY
Meadham Kirchhoff - L
Missoni - M
Oscar De La Renta -NY
Robert Cavalli - M
Stella McCartney -P
Thakoon Addition - NY
Tibi - NY
Valentino - P
Vivienne Westwood - P
Versace - M
The Row - NY
Diesel - NY
Helmet Lang - NY
Badgley Mischka - NY
Dior - P
Donna Karan - NY
DVF - NY 
Vera Wang - NY
Stella McCartney-P

Saturday, October 19, 2013

2013 MoMA cards

My new MoMA cards are up on the The Museum of Modern Art's website! Here are the newest cards that I illustrated. The Penguin Skiers was inspired by many great times at Ski Sundown with my childhood friend Sarah Hoffman.  Along with the new cards I have four older styles for sale too. Check them out here: MoMA Cards.  Or pop into their Museum store in NYC to see them in person!