I’ve been away for almost two weeks, yet it feels like an eternity. Time is what I lack with school projects taking most of it away from me sharing my nasty fashion, lustful habits with you all. I’m working on getting as much posted as I possibly can before “Time” takes me away again. Speaking of the tick-tocking… it’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a reel or two from one of my favorite sources of inspiration, Nowness.com.
So, for your viewing pleasure this Monday, I present to you…
All thanks to Target’s latest collaboration with the ready-to-wear designer we can now get all dolled up in Prabal Gurung’s creations without a slight cringe or hesitation with handing over the credit card for some swiping time. The “collection of ready-to-wear, accessories, and shoes will be available in Target stores and on its website from February 10th to March 23rd.” The most expensive piece is a blue leather biker jacket $200, but you can go as low as $13 with some of the jewelry. So now it’s time to plot and plan on which of these pieces you’ll be coveting in time for early spring!
This past week has been a crazy one which started with a very short-lived adventure that has to be shared with you’ll, in due time, but because of that event plus others that took place in the past few days, all I can do is add them to the unusual, eccentric, interesting, odd one in, collage I call my life.
There were times I wanted to hide underneath a black umbrella and blend in with everyone else, while walking in the rain, but my mind wondered as to what would be my blend-in outfit? Instead of being practical, this pretty number popped into my head.
“When he (Ghesquière) started Balenciaga in ’97, he was designing uniforms for Air France,” François-Henri Pinault. Fifteen years later and Nicolas Ghesquiere evolved not just his designing techniques, but also the great fashion house of Balenciaga, putting the brand among the greatest with handbags, shoes and accessories designed by Ghesquiere, that are collectors items and clothes that requires their own silhouette category. Nicolas Ghesquiere & Balenciaga has been the perfect fashion formula, with design hits putting them into the history books almost every year in the last decade. Upon hearing the news of Ghesquiere’s departure from his position as creative director of the fashion house, I decided to revisit some of Mr. Ghesquiere’s body of work and create my own Fashion year book, before Taschen publishes theirs.
How do you take some of the best moments from a legend in fashion and try to fit everything you love about that designer on the least amount of pages? Ha right, I didn’t. Since most of us are visual creatures, therefore I created an ebook filled with photos from every spring/summer fall/winer campaigns Nicolas Ghesquiere has been behind.
Now Nicolas Ghesquiere’s sucessor, Alexander Wang, has some work ahead of him; continuing what Nicolas has paved out, draped for him to live up to. Best of luck, Wang.