Wednesday, March 26, 2014

post'd | Finally meeting Ernest

A few weeks ago I got to meet the designer behind the men's brand Ernest Alexander. It's sort of weird when I think about the fact that I've been following his growth since I was back home in the Carolinas and then I got to meet him but, such is life. We talked about his personal brand expansion, the changing menswear scene and even a little about SoHo. 

 Check it out on Racked.
See more of my clips here.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere, in the details

Awww, cummere copy cat; you're my puppet, you know I love it

You can do it; I did it already
I practically gushed over the Fall 2014 collection from Louis Vuitton; I'm still gushing to be quite frank. Nicolas Ghesquiere has that effect on people though, and for his debut as the new Supreme residing at the house of Vuitton, I should have expected it.

If there was one nail that Ghesquiere hammered home in this first collection, it was in silhouette. Offering only a handful of pant options, Nicolas pulled the waists of mini A-line skirt wearing models tight and while one could wax and wane about how this could be an allusion to the approach the designer is set to take at the house -- everyone remarked at how sensible both the collection and venue were in comparison to Vuitton presentations of yester-season -- it took the mind of one Matthew Schneier to point out what the resulting sihouette had an uncanny resemblance to: an upside down V.

And having taken into account the shapes of one of my favorite but generally overlooked components of the collection -- the earrings -- it's quite remarkable how subversive the designer can be with a brand that's basically made it's bread and butter on its monogram.

photos: WENN

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Scandal + Oscars = Bliss

Rarely do GIF/personal posts but my reaction to life is currently:

I haven't really mentioned it here before but since September I've been freelance writing and within the past three months have really transitioned into full-time freelance. It's a thrilling ride but it's as much of building our own business as anything is with the constant pitching, following up, research and actual writing(see above GIF) but ultimately only a means to an end. Anyway so this morning I did my now daily, most times hourly


and realized that I had to do a sort of "Best Of" Oscars Fashion post. Of course, where to start was plain to me!
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Couture for 2012 Oscars
Flicking through red carpet images from the past decade really makes you consider how timely fashion and style has to be. Looks seemed to blur into a cloud of blasé at points before I started to realize that at the time, these were the creme de la creme. I mean of course some of them made me resort to


but we'll hold judgement.
Ok, ok! This was really just a way to use these Olivia Pope GIFs and that picture of Cate. Can not wait for Scandal tonight!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

post'd | Tom Ford, Rita Ora and Pharrell at Elle Style Awards 2014

Look who's gone and found a sense of fashion when no one was looking.

To end London Fashion Week, the red carpet set turned up at the Elle Style Awards in Central London. Tom Ford, having just shown his Fall 2014 collection with it's sequined jersey dresses, looked positively smug and rightfully so. Check out more looks on StyleBlazer.
photo from WENN
See more of my clips here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o stuns in Christian Dior at the BAFTAs

For colored girls in color
Lupita Nyong'o in the perfect green Christian Dior Haute Couture gown at the BAFTAs just shimmering with a slight mohawk. More BAFTA best dressed looks.

photo: WENN

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Marc Jacobs, a free man for Fall 2014

Who Is The New Supreme?

To the sound of Jessica Lange's monotonous and ominous-to-some-while-soothing-to-others voice, models stomped out the long trek of the Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 runway. With 70s lines and silhouettes by way of bellbottom trousers and deep v-necklines, and a muted palette of pale blues, mauves and even taupe, Marc Jacobs presented his first collection since leaving the house of Louis Vuitton.

Hurtling towards an impending IPO offering, the designer and his still LVMH-owned brand served up a renewed interest, incorporating his new accessories collection as well as colors from his new beauty lines and even throwing a silent curveball, calling on Kardashian-Klan member Kendall Jenner to model for the show. Happy days are indeed here again.

Somewhere in America, Miley is still twerking.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2014, don't call it a recap

They say it takes three seasons for you to hit your stride at fashion week and if that's the case, bring on September. For the Fall 2014 season of New York Fashion Week I switched up outlets, nixed the constant Instagrams and attended a curated list of 20-something shows, down from last season's 30+, resulting in 20 show reviews and a scattering of designer/celebrity interviews. It was a gradual move towards quality over quantity.

And while I wouldn't have minded a few more menswear shows thrown into my mix, what a season it was.
Nicholas K
Suno - designer quote
Alexandre Herchcovitch - designer quote
Vivienne Tam - Ty Hunter quote
Patrik Ervell - designer quote
Zang Toi - Cynthia Bailey quote