Imagine the lyrics to Carrie Underwood’s song “ Good Girl ” paired with an original score from composer Hans Zimmer as the soundtrack to Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection! It would be the halo to complete the presentation. This collection must be what Sarah Burton would want the ladies of the church to wear if they ever get promoted beyond nunhood. Continue reading “The Church of Alexander McQueen” »
It seems as though my entire summer was the month of September. July and August were quite compared to exciting chaos September served me from beginning to end. In 30 days I managed to traveled the NYC world and the seven train lines, in the name of fashion. Pss: I was listening to Eurythmics ”Sweet Dreams”
There were so many things that happened in one month, why would I bother writing about it when we all know pictures are better than words.
So I’m taking back to my head-of-the-classroom days.
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I don’t think peplum tops get enough credit. This fashion trend hit us big last spring and after seeing the S/S’ 13 collections during New York Fashion Week, it looks as though we have a peplution on our hands people and you’re either with the peplum or against it, but why against?
I’ve been watching Trevor Undi’s video showing behind the scenes footage and runway moments of Alexander McQueen’s F/W 2012 collection, like it’s an action-packed movie trailer that is the only thing you have until the full-length feature is released. Can’t help but press the play button over and over again just to see that Mr. McQueen’s ideas still live on with the movement of every garment, the accessories like no other, and the futuristic visors that shines so bright in this video!
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some stealing or dealing items. So to try and make up for lost time, I’m hitting you guys with the white stuff.
Lately the all-white looks here, plus styling projects focusing on the F/W ’12 season had me looking at tons of garments and accessories with price ranges that can work for those who like paying beer man prices or others who think the finer things in life are worth paying extra for.
Go ahead and fill those champagne flutes up with whatever makes you happy, beer or champagne cause no one will know what it is just by looking the bubbles, the same goes for these must-have items.
If you’re just about to board onto the color-blocking train or have been working your way to those train steps, it would be best if you throw yourself off now or let this one go by. Cause this trend, has gone into overkill territory like the florals all day everyday trend.
I of all people shouldn’t be saying such things, after all blocking those colors up down and all around has been a styling favorite of mine for years now. Years I say, so I know when it’s time to let go of something for awhile, just to make space for something new, the technicolor way of dressing. Continue reading “New Ways To Love The Colors In Your Life.” »
It’s officially the first day of summer and Mother Nature decided to hit us hard on day one. It’s going feel like 100 plus in temp, and for me, who has never had a good relationship with hot summer days, I’ll be spending most of my time indoors. So I’ve decided to get the videos lined-up that can stimulate, captivate, fascinate and any other “ates” I missed. Something productive to do while I’m inside avoiding any heated time with Mother Nature for now.
Through a Glass Brightly
“Submerged glasses and decanters by fine crystalware makers Lobmeyr, Baccarat and Saint Louis are animated with billows of color in this short by Parisian art director William Snieg.”
The first time I rocked a pleated garment was at the age of five. The fabric was a heavy cotton-polyester blend; the style, overalls; and the place, primary school in Trinidad and Tobago. I rocked the pleats for about seven years straight after my first time, so my relationship with the folds wasn’t one that I have fond memories of. Time heals all wounds, scars and my love hate history with extra fabric. I’ve found some ways to help me bring pleats back into my life so the second time around, pleats can give me happy memories. Let’s see if these ideas might help. Continue reading “Pleated Its Way Back Into My Life.” »
Ohh the guessing game. Forget the Oscars, Golden Globes, even the Grammys, The Met Gala is the one I get that special tingle for. I love pretending that I’m the one responsible for choosing the gowns for the Gala’s usual glamourous suspects, and new members that join the red-steps gang. Continue reading “Met Gala Dresser I Am!” »
T marks the spot. These well-placed strappy heels first hit the streets, and parties during the 1920s, and have resurfaced, plus reinterpreted almost every decade since then. This year the shoe style has made a strong return with chic and sophisticated styles, making it the winner for the sexiest shoe trend this spring/summer. A little extra material can go a long way. Continue reading “Spring Trends For Thirty Days: T-Strapping Done Right.” »
In 2003 I came across a fashion website that featured live-feeds all day long. Back then I don’t even think it was called a live-feed, just live viewing of the interior of a studio or fashion offices with a clock at the bottom of the computer screen. The site was based in the UK which made my find exciting. At that time in my life, it was as close as I had ever gotten to seeing the other side of the fashion world as it was happening. My hopes were to have something take place live when I visited the website. Something enticing, like a photo-shoot or a designer, photographer losing his/her cool and cussing up a storm. Just something to bring my love for European fashion to life. Unfortunately it never happened when I tuned in, but my explorations on the website showed a whole lot more, and opened my eyes to a new platform of viewing fashion.
Founded by Nick Knight, Showstudio.com was the place that introduced the digital age to fashion. It showed me there were no boundaries for fashion and creating your own avenue, your own section within this creative world, challenging yourself and other creative minds to join in, is something we should all do to keep the fashion world evolving. Showstudio.com is a place to witness the process of fashion, to participate in and allow yourself to contribute creatively. Showstudio.com’s marriage between the Internet and fashion has evolved to give us live runway shows and photo shoots, interviews with legends from different facets of the arts, and created projects specifically for it’s audience, fashion lovers or not.
I would like to share some videos from Showstudio.com that has influenced me throughout the years. A site that have made me question my definition of fashion sometimes, has motivated to think outside the box, and helps preserve some of work from the late great, brilliant Alexander McQueen.
Massive Attack by Nick Knight
Nick Knight – Natural History Museum & Victoria and Albert Museum
Dynamic Blooms by Nick Knight and Tell No One
To Lee with Love, Nick. Tribute to Alexander McQueen by Nick Knight
Refined Rebel. My very own video inspired by Nick Knight’s Photos.