31 October 2011

Fashitorial #7 Tricks & Treats: Halloween 2011 Edition

(photos via Haute Macabre)

Editorial: Tim Burton's Tricks & Treats
Publication: Harper's Bazaar Magical Fashion issue 2009
Photographer: Tim Walker
Styling: Jacob K, fashion editor
Models: Malgosia Bela, Evelina Mambetova, & Sophie Srej

In spirit of the spooky holiday, I'm revisiting one of my favorite eerie editorials from Harper's Bazaar a few years back right before the MOMA released an amazing exhibition on the works of  the legendary, Tim Burton! In return, he recapped his favorite dark & devious delights from the fashionable runways in Europe. The result? A super luxe editorial featuring some of the most sought after couture pieces from the likes of Margiela, McQueen, Ralph Lauren, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Nina Ricci! The black feathered McQueen dress, Ricci heel-less shoes, and creme Ralph Lauren cape/corpse bride gown are just a few of my picks. Those are on my "I GUESS I'LL BE DREAMING FOREVER" wish list for my closet and will be for quite some time.

To be honest, I can't believe it's already Halloween again. This time last year, I was in LA packing up to move to NYC, but found time out of all the moving to dress up like a crazy 90's raver barbie and prowl the streets of WeHo in my brightly, concocted outfit complete with platform boots and an unhealthy amount of glitter. It feels more like December 31, rather then October 31 with all the snow NYC got over the weekend. I'm glad it cleared up by today and i'm happy to report it's sunny out! I unfortunately skipped out on the annual V Magazine Halloween party last night so I could rest up for today's festivities. Planning on going to the parade in the village with friends this evening and eventually ending up at Dream Hotel to dance the night away with all the ghouls and goddesses! As per usual, i'm throwing a costume together last minute, so we will see what I come up with..



27 October 2011

Liquid & Leather

(Wearing: Club Monaco button up, Betsey Johnson leggings, Tiffany & Co. bean necklace, Vintage leather vest, jewelry, sunglasses, and boots)

In love with these Betsey Johnson irridescent liquid leggings I found recently. I don't usually ever wear things from her because it's the complete polar opposite of my taste. These are a neutral piece and a nice addition to my legging obsession. They remind me alot of the Christopher Kane liquid clutches! I find them easy to wear and the color is so on point. Working a lot lately, but trying to get more styling work. I've got so many photos to edit and post. Look forward to many outfit posts in the future. I enjoy covering various topics that I love on here, but seeing my personal style is like a key into the world that I live in daily, which is what I want to publish! Fashion is more then just an option, it's a lifestyle.

Halloween is coming up after the weekend! And I have no idea what i'm wearing. I'll probably piece it together last minute like always, but that makes it more spontaneous for me. My 90's raver barbie look last year was pretty epic! Going to the Paper Magazine party tonight..i'm sure the fashionable ghouls will be out early.


23 October 2011

In a nutshell

( Wearing: Levi's denim, AA splattered button up, JC wedges, Philomena Kwok head piece, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, and vintage leather vest)

This is the perfect time of year for a fabulous silhouette to really make a statement when you're out and about (wherever you are). More importantly, if you're an evolving fashionista searching for your latest fix, look no further then Philomena Kwok. Based out of Sydney, I met her during fashion week at the annual FashionIndie shindig, and she introduced me to the most amazing collection of one of a kind linear head pieces that will add an extra ooh la la to any great outfit. The versatility of each handcrafted piece is phenomenal. To summarize a bit, the shapes are quirky, but powerful for many different types of women. It's perfect for a city stroll or a night out on the town. Dressed up or dressed down..It's an up and coming young brand with plenty of potential to break the folds of the industry. Can't wait to see whats in the future for her as an artist. For more timeless creations, check out her website. It's an honor for me to highlight underground creators in the industry. The leaders are inspiration to their future followers. From there, let the rest fall into place. And lastly, never forget your roots, for they are what direct the path of your destiny. 

Always remember: Fame, notoriety, and recognition aren't everything..you must struggle first to make it through the tricky game of life. The best comes last with hard work and ambition.


22 October 2011

Versace x H&M 2011

Check out my favorite pieces from the newest anticipated collection from Versace x H&M

(photos via H&M)

It's finally here. Versace x H&M released photos earlier this week regarding the new collection set to hit stores worldwide on November 17. I'm soooooooo excited for the new collaboration!!! Donatella took inspiration from many of the references and patterns from the Versace home archives over the last 30 years.The outcome? Funky Japanese influential prints, 70's glam, polished rocker chic, and the eternal gaudy, posh Versace appeal. I've always appreciated the unique and flamboyant image of the Italian fashion house. Get ready for ultimate bomshell luxury on a mass retailed scale. I'm wondering how long the lines will be? Will they top Lanvin x H&M last year? The day is almost here. I wish the late Gianni V was here to see the expansion of Versace as a multi faced label. 

Keep it coming, honey!


19 October 2011

Fashitorial #6- Red Hot Welch

(photos via Interview)

Editorial: Florence Welch feature in IM Music Issue
Publication: Interview Magaziner, October 2011
Photographer: Jacob Sutton
Styling: ??

Florence Welch from rising band Florence + The Machines gets really artsy for the cover of Interview Magazine for October. She looks simply stunning in sophisticated numbers featuring many patterns, sequins, and leather for the fall editorial. I have always loved her style, and seeing her grow over the last 2 years has been awesome! She is all over the fashion world right now..Most recently being the muse of the latest collection from Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel SS12, and likewise for Frida Giannini for Gucci. Always rocking those waspy red locks that I die for in her red carpet looks. I guess the dog days aren't over..

She's guilty and glamorous for sure! 


Highlight: Alexander McQueen SS12

Backstage before the show with models in finale pieces. 

Beauty: Minimalism with bare face and white eyes + patterned braids

Shoes: Skyscraping wedges with floral details and serpent laces in both knee and ankle length

(photos via Style & YAPM)

I didn't do much coverage of all the international fashion weeks this season due to many other projects I've been working on, but I figured I would summarize one of my favorite shows of the season. It's no surprise that I was head over heels for Sarah Burton's new collection for Alexander McQueen. The beauty is beyond words. Every season, the brand redefines art through emotion, history, and inspiration, while paving the pathway for future designers. I'm eager to see how Burton's contribution to the progression of McQueen will pan out over time. Over the next few years, will she influence a new generation of fashion? I'm sticking around to find out. I hope to attend one of the future collections. It would be a dream, to say the least.


United Stripes of Wang

(A Wang crop top + long shirt, Levi's jeans, Target socks, Oliver Peoples sunglasses +vintage cuff)

First and foremost, sorry for the slow update over the past few weeks, I've been super busy lately and it's not slowing down anytime soon! :)

Anyways, I went crazy at the Alexander Wang sample sale before fashion week. I was loving all the striped shirts that were perfect for layering in the fall...so I had to stock up. This cream duo is my favorite, especially for a quick stroll through Thompkins Square Park on a nice day. I wish I could of prepared a little better financially for the sale though. They had so many of most sough after luxury runway pieces for only a few hundred dollars and I would have loved to have gotten my hands on them. Oh well, next time! Designer sales are definitely not a foreign word in NYC and there are so many coming up. My next big venture is Versace for H&M in November! It's gonna be insane! In this case, believe the hype! 



11 October 2011

Back Alley

It's a little late in the year for me to become obsessed with this simple denim vest all over again. But regardless of the weather, it's happening. Luckily it's been pretty warm still down here in Texas. I paired it with my Opening Ceremony x Dr. Marten Darcie's & printed Missoni socks for a total 90's dream look. I'd say this lonely little alley is a perfect backdrop for my disheveled ensemble. Anyways, I've definitely enjoyed my stay in Texas, but now it's back to reality in NYC tomorrow morning. Fall is finally starting.(sigh of relief) Ready to start pulling out my favorite winter coats any day now. 


02 October 2011

Leaving on a jet plane

Since I postponed my first of hopefully many takeovers of London & Paris fashion week until next season due to many technicalities, I decided to take a small R&R trip. I arrived in Dallas yesterday morning to visit family/friends + work on a few projects. It's nice to be back in the South. The weather has finally cooled down and it's quite pleasant out. I definitely enjoy this time of year anywhere in the states. Granted when I book a last minute flight, there is ALWAYS a pesky layover in some nowhere town in the MidWest. I'd never been to Milwaukee, or Wisconsin for that matter. But after taking these photos of the sun rising over the Great Lakes from my seat on the plane, I want to go back SO bad. It looks so serene and beautiful! It was one of those moments when I was glad my camera was easily reachable! Caught the photo at just the right moment with a few outtakes in the editing process! ;)

It's time for a little Southern revival and lots of sweet tea while i'm home!

Back in NY in a few weeks, moving into a new place, and beginning the next chapter of my life.