The Coveteur perfected it, making the goodies within the closets’ of fashion and pop culture most influential names look like works of art that belongs on the walls, on bookshelves or display cases within the home. It would make sense since fashion designers, are artists whose works are displayed on human bodies instead of on coffee tables. Continue reading “Fashion For Display Purposes” »
I cannot make sense of the Prada F/W 2012 videos. There are some well-dressed characters that belong in the retro era of fashion prada-ing around with futuristic backdrops. After the second time viewing the video, I just focused on the tailored pieces on both men and women in this Real Fantasies series directed by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and Fauto Fantinuoli. Continue reading “Monday Men Style: PRADA REAL FANTASIES” »
The curtains open. The pieces are set….. Continue reading “Prada You Check Mating Me?” »
A recent visit to JCrew resulted in me trying on a special pair of shoes, their Mona patent leather mary jane heels. No more than 5 seconds after the last button was in place I had a flashback which can only be compared to food critic, Anton Ego’s, childhood memory in the movie Ratatouille. My very first MJ’s (not Marc Jacobs) were flat, patent leather, and black. Worn with white lace-trimmed socks to church, they were the shoes that made me feel like a little princess, and were part of my first few outfits I put together that didn’t require my mother’s help. Who can forget the first shinny thing that made them feel special?!
I am one of their victims. Got caught up in their illegal trade some years ago, my eyes are open, but I can’t stop what they’re doing to me. In the past they stayed under the radar since it was only a single pair here and there, just enough to tease us with, but not too many at a time to have us going crazy. Now they’re getting bold and brave with their takeover, grouping together under a single name, hitting the runways and the streets. Fashion brands are producing these sexy soleful criminals in groups and there is nothing we can do to fight against them. Continue reading “Shoe Gangs Invade Our Summer Lives.” »
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.” »
The Snow White of 2011 is into more than just eating red apples and being the fairest of them all. Ms. White’s obsession these days are heels, and the descendants of the originals dwarfs are still trying to please the fair skin girl. Every year there is a contest to find the best shoes that would describe each dwarf’s defining characteristic in Snow White’s life.
Let the Seven D contest begin!
Grumpy dwarf winner, Indecorous Tastes, was so grumpy and dangerous all the others had to stay at least 10 feet away to avoid injury.
For the bashful dwarfs, it’s hard to get the shy ones out. Even though the turnout was small, we still managed to have a runner up and a winner!
This contest among these dwarfs lead to a tie. Who could chose one over the other for their dopey walking presence.
When a doc dwarf shows you how to walk on a spine and still look sexy, it’s a keeper for Snow White.
Sleepy Dwarf winner will have Snow White dreaming of galaxies or maybe reaching them with the those high heels.
This contestant had everyone around her sneezing so much, the other weren’t strong enough to make it to the end of the contest. What a way to win.
Happy Dwarfs can take you places the other dwarfs can’t while keeping a big smile on your face.
About a month ago, I decided to challenge myself by create my own version of The Fashion Book, but mine would focus on my favorite things for the coming seasons of spring/summer 2011. At first it seemed easy enough, since there were several items that started with the letters C, D, F and S in my memory bank. The easy street changed pretty fast when letters G, O,Y and Z stalled me for days. Would of been easy to ask for help from friends, but this project I wanted to do on my own, for as long as it would take. Even though this project took a couple of weeks to find something for each letter in the alphabet, including images, writing tidbits and creating templates, I’m happy that I did it all by my lonesome. Now, let’s see if I can do this again for Fall!