Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Rachel Weisz - Cover of AnOther Magazine - Fall/Winter 2011

Rachel Weisz is on the cover of AnOther Magazine - Fall/Winter 2011. She's definitely one of my favourite actresses and a  style icons. Also, Rachel shot a short video for the magazine on location in Red Hook, New York, which was inspired by famous dance legend Pina Bausch.

Silk chiffon dress (customised and worn as top) and leather Tabi boots archive Maison Martin Margiela; Silk chiffon underwear by Gucci; Nude stockings by Calvin Klein
Cited in AnOther Magazine

Silk blouse and nylon slip dress (customised and worn as top and skirt) archive Maison Martin Margiela; Glitter pumps by Miu Miu

Ostrich feather gilet and leather Tabi boots (embellished with paper confetti appliqué throughout) archive Maison Martin Margiela; Vintage 1940s bra from stylist’s archive; Silk chiffon underwear by Gucci
(Cited in AnOther Magazine)

Wool crepe dress (worn backwards as top) by Chanel; Silk chiffon underwear by Gucci; Leather Tabi boots archive Maison Martin Margiela
Cited in AnOther Magazine

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Homme Essential Sept/Oct 2011 - Fit For a Prince

So I finally received the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of Homme Essential. And one of my favourite part of this issue was the section called - Fit for a Prince. The fashion photography is great and I love the clothes that was being displayed (all Lanvin).

Model: Gabriel Gronvick

what a great bow tie!

Its official, I'm getting a fox tail keychain.

love this coat!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Marwood Lace Bow Tie

 I'm a big bow tie buff and I find these bow ties to be quite creative.  These bow ties are made with 100% cotton lace which are woven in England, and come in various lace patterns. Also the bow ties have a an adjustable silk collar. Furthermore, Marwood makes ties that also have a lace overlay.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Carlos Campos Spring/Summer 2012

To be honest, I wasn't really impressed with some of the collections for NYC fashion week this season. However, some designers really did stand out for me. Particularly, Carlos Campos.

His menswear collection for spring/summer 2012 was timeless. First, the colour palette really was refreshing. His colour blocking was also nice to see, I especially loved the combination of the salmon pinks with navy blue, it really made a nice statement. Also, in looking at his tailoring, his shirt and pants looked both comfortable but fitted.

Overall, his collection was well put together. His attention to detail was essential to his collection and I really do look forward to his future creations.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Fall/Winter Trends for 2011

So I realize I'm late with the fall/winter trends, but anyway I've decided to make a list of whats popular this season.

(If you want to use this pics, please credit me. I worked hard on them. Thanks)

Fur it Up!   
     As the cooler weather approaches, the demand for warmer clothing increases as well. The fur trend made a continuous appearance on the runway in Milan and Paris. Labels like Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Balmain, and many others reintroduced this trend. Designers accented garments with fur (such as parts of collars) but also pushed  the envelope by making full fabric garments (jackets, coats, and vests). Since fur has always been a controversial subject, this trend may find difficulty in reaching popularity.Yet, fur does radiate a sense of luxury, thus mainly appealing to those who can afford such high priced items.

Crayola Explosion
      It could be assumed that the colour scheme for fall/winter clothing usually lingers around darker and more earthy tones. However, for the 2011/2012 season, designers opted for more brighter colours. This nuance was remienescent of colours found during the spring/summers season, yet now are being adapted to winter clothing. From jackets to pants, bright colours seem to be taking over the cold and drab cold weather we are accustomed to.

 70's Threads
     The 70's are back, at least when it comes to tailoring. Suit jackets have wider lapels, are more tightly fit, and some are even double-breasted. In terms of pants, they are low waisted, tight at the thighs and have a bit of a flare at the bottom. Designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Ermenegildo Zegna incorporated this style within their collections. The impression of this style is quite hip but also has a sense of "forgetten" class that is reminsescent of old Hollywood and the socialites of the past.

Shiny yet Chic!
     This piece has been around for a couple of seasons now, and it seems as if it will stay for the fall and winter season as well. Labels like Etro and Dolce & Gabbana have emphasized that the velvet jacket can still be a bold addition to a fashionistos wardrobe. And whats nice about the velvet jacket is that no matter what you wear it with (from denim to dress pants) its presentation will always be unique but regal. 

Stellar Stripes
     Stripes are still in. From chunky lines to thinner ones, this trend remains a popular pattern in menswear. Also, the colour combinations seems to be quite diverse for this fall and winter season. Also, labels like D&G and Iceberg demonstrate that stripes can fit various settings but also come in various styles.

Three Times the Charm 
     For those who want to take suiting to another level, this season the three-piece suit may be the answer. In past seasons, the suiting style was limited to the blazer and the suiting pant, however this seasons the vest is a key piece that not only brings a more classic look, but nicely ties in the whole suit together. Designers like Simon Spurr have highlighted how the three-piece is the new power suit, also with some tiny additions (like a pocket square) can bring the whole look to an even more appealing level.


Other popular trends: wide rimmed hats, suspenders, and workwear.

Stay tuned for my spring/summer list!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Interview Magazine - September 2011

Recently bought Interview Magazine ...loving the editorial photos and of course Anne Hathaway!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Finally went to the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit in Montreal!

So last week a couple of friends and I went to Montreal for the day, and boy was it a fun time!

First on our radar was the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit ( I've been waiting since the beginning of the summer to go so finally we went!).

Honestly, it was an amazing exhibit. First off, the mannequins that were used was really interesting. The faces of the mannequins were actually digitally animated by a projector placed in front of the mannequins (over hanging the mannequins). So the mannequins were actually interactive and some explained the pieces they were wearing. One even was suppose to represent Jean-Paul Gaultier himself.

In looking at how the exhibition was mapped out, each section covered the major runway shows and influences JPG had. My favourite room had to be the Urban Jungle theme. This room displayed JPG's ethnic influences, showing his admiration for different types of ethnic clothing, and how different cultures are mixing other cultural clothing, materials, and styles. I also loved the images that were displayed throughout the exhibit. Its interesting to see his fashion sketches, and then being able to look at the real thing.

Clearly, this exhibit was definitely worth seeing. Its great to see the influences and inspiration that designers use in coming up with a collection. But also, shows the difficulty in making their vision become reality.

Here are some of the pictures I took (p.s. no FLASH ALLOWED!)


I'm going to create a Flickr account so I'll post the link with the rest of the pics..and then some :)