22 February 2011

Knits & prints at Rachel Comey

Caught up with blogger Susie Bubble after the show!

Print + Print + Neutral + Colors = !!!

Love her shaggy fur coat and Celine tote!

These are my photos from the Rachel Comey show last week. It was a very flirty presentation filled with soft knits, flowy prints, and feathered hair. I'm really into knits this season. I'm all about wool, angora, and any kind of heavy throw over's for fall. Not only does it look great, it keeps me warm in these cold winter temperatures! :) I like the practicality of her show. It's all pieces that are wearable and easy to mix and match with! Good marketing move, always!


19 February 2011

A deeper look: inside Prada S/S 11'

Since I've been talking about runway reports for #NYFW for the last week, I figured i'd take a break from that (to give me time to edit the rest of my photos i'm showing) and refresh your memory back to Spring 11' shows in September. It's a beautiful day in NYC with weekend highs around 60 and spring is in the air for sure! :) This is my inspiration for the up and coming months..


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Okay, so...I know i'm a little obsessed with anything and everything that is Prada. But, Miuccia did it again last season with my favorite spring collection to date for the 2011 shows. I thought the whole presentation was genius from the prints, to the shoes, bags, color...and even down to the models. She really knows how to give a full themed collection that actually progresses the way a show should. She's been doing it for years. And practice makes PERFECT.

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Lately this obsession has been popping up vicariously throughout my life. From the model decked in all SS11 Prada at the Timo Weiland afterparty, to a business chic woman clad in the new shades getting out of a cab in SOHO, and then wandering down Madison Ave yesterday and stopping dead in my tracks at the flagship boutique with the new store front staring me in the face..so like any fashion crazed maniac, I went inside. So I had to do a post on exactly what I was thinking. 

Right side of the window display at Madison Ave flagship location!

I had to have one of my touch and feel processes once I entered the store. I just really relate to this collection. I'm not sure where to pin point it..but I've always been a fan of funky prints and trying to mix total opposites, which is the basis of this collection. And my one conflicting matter with fashion is with color. I love color. I have this weird connection with it, it makes me feel alive when i'm wearing it.The only con with living in NY is, all you see  is BLACK, black, BLACK, black, BLACK or neutrals. Those are great and all, but they become so dull after awhile..and i've never been one to be connected to the term "minimalist", although I can appreciate a collection from Calvin Klein or Donna Karan anytime. 

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It's so wild for ready to wear, but so chic and luxurious at the exact same time. Thats what I love about Prada. There are always risks being taking, but in a tasteful manner. Year after year i'm in awe with her talents and seeing the different inspirations coming to life and being produced.

Close up of print on skirt

A full look from SS11'

Left side of window display at flagship, and reflection of me drooling in the background.  >.<

The funny part is, only Prada could present a show like this and be able to call it "minimalist baroque". Although I just went through my huge spill about how it isn't, it's exactly what she's calling it. She took inspiration from simple silhouettes, which is the newest fashion do for recession-proof collections. The references ranged from hospital scrubs, to 17th century cherubs, to the late French Jazz gypsy Josephine Baker (hence the silent movie makeup, 40's pin curls, and cartoonish prints of bananas and monkeys that look like a poster for her back in the day!) and added a touch of BOLD color and out came the line for SS11. 

This is a part of the review Tim Blanks wrote for the new line on Style.com. He said "This time around, however, the glamour was raw, amplified by the pop-colored stoles the models were toting, the graphic silent-movie makeup by Pat McGrath, and the severely sensual outfits in basic black that closed the show as the soundtrack crackled with the static of an old tango record. Miuccia's message was crystal-clear. As she said backstage, banana earrings vibrating: "It's time to be bold." And that's one maxim that, with any luck, will rub off on the world at large."

A perfect way to explain all this fabulous madness, wouldn't you say!?

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..and last but not least. The ad campaign!
Which is as equally amazing as the show. They chose to go with a very jungly vibe for the video and took song excerpts from the band, Ratatat. It's a great representation for the collection. It just reminds me how much I need every single piece of this collection for my archive wardrobe. 


it's official i'm coo coo for Prada jungle wear.

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17 February 2011

A strange kind of beautiful at Sally Lapointe F/W 11'

It seems like it's an ongoing trend of the color RED carrying on into the F/W 11' season.

Look at this detail! Mindblowing..

Finale walk. Always my favorite part..I still get excited every time!

Close up shot of the final look. It reminded me of an animal in the movie, "Where the wild things are". If only they could wear couture! 

SLP backstage right after the show! :)

Up close shot of the shoes..

(Candid image walking into the show!) She had this sick projection screen playing with dim red lights reflecting off the runway which really set an eerie, yet beautiful mood.

One of my most anticipated F/W 11' collections during fashion week was my friend and up and coming designer of the moment, Sally Lapointe. Taking inspiration from images of photographic processing, she turned this open warehouse space in Chelsea into a dark, futuristic fairy tale. I don't even know where to begin...I love it all. She had a simple palette gracefully progressing throughout the show. Neutrals, to reds, to blues, to black. I took note of the stick straight hair and bare faces. She's became a master of recreating the modern women's silhouette and showed her talents with draping again in many aspects of this presentation. It's great to see a designer who actually still uses a base theme and tells a story throughout her pieces. (Lately, I never know where designers are going with their shows as their happening.) As high end and unique as these pieces are, I can still see them being practical for everyday women's wear...but I guess i'll rest that upon the more daring fashion fanatics then your average working gal.

I think the most exhilarating part of my show experience was going backstage to talk one on one with Sally about the pieces and to physically touch and feel the garments as they were placed back on the racks. Don't get me wrong, the clothes look PERFECT on the runway, but they really come alive when they're in your hands, so full of color and rich in texture. Oi vey!

16 February 2011

CANDY-FLIPP'D @ Jeremy Scott

The belted back on this piece was my absolute favorite! I love how edgy his models look in his clothes!

The finale walk for Jeremy Scott F/W 11'

I attended the Jeremy Scott F/W 11' collection a couple hours ago at Milk Studios! It was such a fabulous show! I was 
running late so I slipped in right before the doors closed...but I made it! Jeremy is always known for his outlandish, poppy 
larger then life, jam packed shows..and this season was nothing short of that. From the fuzzy mary jane pumps, to the 
sequin superman dresses, to boys in pink fur... It would give a modern day Divine a run for her money! :)

I always try and run backstage after shows to get some extra coverage, but it was a little bit harder this time because of all 
the photogs and fashion boppers trying to talk to J. Scott. And the paps had a field day with Kelly Cutrone of People's 
Revolution's 9 year old daughter Ava, who was clad in all J. Scott and matching pink pigtails like the models walking the 
show! So adorable!

An adorable model in the process of getting ready! :)

I spy Leigh Lezark from MisShapes with Johnny Makeup interviewing for Nylon TV! ;)

This was what the madness was like backstage...literally INSANE