Simple and Beautiful
Monday, December 12, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sometimes when I am feeling less than perfectly happy, I have to retrieve those feelings by turning to a secret shifter, which is a folder of random things that makes me instantly happy. This retarded cat from Natsume's Book of Friends brings me such joy! How the simple things in life can do this is incredible!
Thanks Keith for introducing me to this anime!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I've been looking at photos online of various bloggers etc...and we've (when I say we, I mean most of the fashion set age group from their teens to mid/late twenties) is referencing 90s/grunge right now. The pictures are cute and all because it's an era that's already passed that we know is visually pleasing...but does anyone ever think how this will skew the historical referencing years down the line? Obviously it'll never be as authentic as the real 90s but will we want to remember the 2010s as the year that look like the 90s? It's kind of weird isn't it? Perhaps this is why we are all so fucking bored.
Although, while trying to find a picture for this posting, I came across a Sex and the City reference from I think 1st or 2nd season and actually, they look incredible!! This is the 90s I'm thinking of. Vogue 90s, Jil Sander. Even Miranda looks cool.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Don't know if it'll make it to the final edit of the runway soundtrack but it's a good hint to how I'm feeling for the ending of the collection. It's kind of romantic in a high school prom kind of way. All I know is that she's so cool and everyone is totally in love with her!!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Remember in Zoolander when this conversation occured?
"Maybe we should be doing somethingmore meaningful with our lives. Like helping people.Uh Derek, what people?I don't know. People who need help.Models help people.They make them feel good about themselves.They also show them how to dress cool and wear their hair in interesting ways."Well, I agree. I definitely want to wear my hair like Abbey Lee Kershaw.
So Thanks for helping me Abbey!!
Friday, February 11, 2011
During my final year at St. Martin's, Peter Louis Crown, the owner of House of Lachasse, came in to give a lecture on tailoring and design. He told fascinating stories about old customers and English heritage, how he came to own the House of Lachasse, but the one thing he said that stood out most to me was "MEN ARE BETTER DESIGNERS THAN WOMEN."
His explanation was that men don't design for themselves, therefore, they are not restricted by anything and create more beautiful things. At first I was offended, but when a fellow woman in the industry agreed with him, I became curious. Afterall, good design is in the eye of the beholder. BUT having always been a fan of elaborate french embroidery and cutting myself, I have to admit that the designers I have always loved are indeed male. Dior, Balenciaga, Lacroix...all the most amazing houses have been headed by men.
If I could re-write my thesis, it would be a study on this debate. It would be so interesting. Perhaps I will continue to post comparisons on this blog.