Friday, September 21, 2012

Intergalactic Planetary

Dorkyness Is Trending 

Not only do I  now have a Balenciaga handbag on my lengthy Christmas list (yes, I begin building my Christmas list in September...of the previous, previous year. Don't judge me), but also can't resist including one of these amazingly nerdy Balenciaga sweatshirts as well. Perhaps as an entertainment factor for when my dad sees their gaudy appearance paired with a price point higher than my monthly credit card limit and his jaw hits the floor. It's sick but honestly, it's satisfying. I recommend you try it, it'll make your designated gift giver appreciate the more reasonable wishful requests. These puffy 80's reminiscent sweatshirts promoting nerdy attractions were out in full force during fashion weeks from New York to Milan to London. Mila Kunis admitted to once being an obsessed video game dweeb. That fact along with these awesomely bizarre sweatshirts make the fashion that much stronger. They're so weird and bad they're good. 

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Au Revoir Fashion Week

Bitter Sweet Ending

That's how I'm assuming the conclusion of NYFW feels, bitter sweet. Bitter because the excitement, shows, beautiful people, clothes, and after parties are over yet sweet since you're left with the excitement of clothes to come and all the chaos surrounding the past few weeks subsides and it becomes possible again to breathe. Finally. I'll be sure to let you know exactly how it feels next year. Like I said, I will be in attendance even if it takes breaking a few laws to get there. 

Forced to watch the shows from a distance on my computer, which felt a lot like prison, some still successfully managed to captivate and inspire through the screen. Alexander Wang's glow in the dark pieces. I could use more of that. 

Alexander Wang

Pants were scarce but bondage like lines were plenty,,,,,

Oscar de la Renta

Where color rained down both on clothes and streaks of fashion models hair,,


Where Bollywood inspiration and intricate detail was everywhere,,

Proenza Schouler

Neon's and black were plenty but pants, again, were scarce


And last but not least, two sets of pairs behind powerhouse brands that could never do me any wrong. Laura & Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte and Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone. 


As always, marching to the beat of a fantastically different drum


Rag & Bone

Man repelling at its finest - fashions women love but men hate never looked so good


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lady In Red

Louboutin Forever

Ladies around the world can enviously spy that notorious red sole anywhere. All I need to see is a gorgeous shoe, a glimmer of red underneath, and cue, immediate sigh. It is no doubt a Louboutin. One day I hope to have a closet shelf dedicated and stocked with red soled shoes only. A girl can dream. With the recent outcome of a long legal battle between rival French fashion houses, Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent, it's presumable all future red soled beauties will all be 100% Louboutin's. The true originator of the distinctive red soles. 

"The shiny red color of the soles has no function other than to identify to the public that they are mine. I selected the color because it is engaging, flirtatious, memorable and the color of passion." - Christian Louboutin

The designer took a major chance in choosing a fire engine red sole as the trademark attribute present on all his designs. Who would've thought a woman desiring a basic black patent leather heel would kill, probably literally, for one decorated with the infamous bright red sole.  That chance did however prove to be a marvelous success. I'm certain red soled Louboutin's are the most coveted shoes on the market. As if Christian Louboutin needed additional confirmation he had secured a spot as dominator in the high end shoe industry, rival luxury shoe competitor, Yves Saint Laurent went and copied the red sole. Ballsy move Laurent . But not with success. After losing in a lower court's ruling and receiving a lot of skepticism from the people of the judicial system and high to low end designers replicating their distinctive red sole design, Louboutin finally sealed a victory. Louboutin now holds the authority to block fellow designers from reproducing their signature red soles. However, there is a catch, this ruling only holds if the primary color of the shoe is in contrast with the red. If YSL wants to make an entirely red shoe, they're at liberty to do so. However, who, besides Dorothy of Oz, would want that? And with this new lawsuit ruling, who would want a red soled shoe that's not a Louboutin anyway? 

"I'll do shoes for the lady who lunches, but it would be, like, a really nasty lunch, talking about men." - Christian Louboutin
"I hate the concept of the clog! It's fake, it's ugly, and it's not even comfortable! And I hate the whole concept of comfort! It's like when people say, 'Well, we're not really in love, but we're in a comfortable relationship.' You're abandoning a lot of ideas when you are too into comfort. 'Comfy'—that's one of the worst words! I just picture a woman feeling bad, with a big bottle of alcohol, really puffy. It's really depressing, but she likes her life because she has comfortable clogs." - Christian Louboutin

Ahh, this quote has finally enlightened me with where the phrase beauty is pain must have originated - a beautiful shoe.
"The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women but to pleasing men." - Christian Louboutin