March 31, 2010

Pour La Victoire lux


March 30, 2010

words of wisdom

"When you’re young and trying to get noticed, you have to hustle. Put your best foot forward and always be ready for whatever opportunities may come. If you don’t, you’re wasting your time overpaying your landlord, and you might as well move to southern California and get a nice tan. New York is a town full of hungry people, that are brilliantly talented, unique, and determined, who came here with voices that want to be heard, and you have to believe that they’re all working much harder than you are."
Dan Martensen, Photographer

"Being open and pushing myself. I am always open to new ideas, unique ideas and different viewpoints. And the best part is you never know where these ideas come from: I love speaking with everyone, listening to everything and watching it all. I can be inspired by everything from music to art to food. And I am always pushing myself to learn and do something new and embrace what’s next. In the end, isn’t that what fashion should be all about?"
Joe Zee, Creative Director, Elle magazine

"Curiosity. I want to know why designers do what they do, why one suit can cost $4,999 and another costs $49.99, why one designer succeeds and another fails over and over again, why an editor has the power to change fashion, and why people buy so many more clothes than they could possibly need. After 13 years of asking these questions, I’m still curious."
Eric Wilson, Fashion Journalist, The New York Times

"It’s a combination of things. For me, working hard, following my instincts and having really supportive people in my life have all contributed to what I have achieved so far. I lost my father almost four years ago, and that also affected things for me. I really wanted to work hard and make him proud of me, and it also reminded me that life is short. It’s important to spend your time doing the things you love most and living passionately."
Pamela Love, Jewelry Designer


March 23, 2010

March 16, 2010

Face Off: Givenchy v.s J.Campbell in wedges

Is it evil to say that I was actually waiting for Jeffery Campbell to rip these babies off the runway? The majority who purchase Jeffery Campbell know that he's notrious for ripping off designer shoes (ie: Acne wedges, Burberry Prorsum treaded booties, to Chanel clogs) but I've been in love with the Givenchy spring 2010 wedges since they debuted last year, and I'm pretty impressed! I'm simply obsessed with wedges! To be decked out in Givenchy would be a dream but to own a pair of those delicious wedges would be enough to satisfy me for the year. (yes, the year. I am materialistic, and I am not ashamed.) Unfortunately, I could not locate the actual price of the original but the Jeffrey Campbell is priced at $120 a pop. I'm excited and not ashamed of this one. What do you think, it's obvious Givenchy is superior in every aspect and detail, but what do you think about the replica?

March 13, 2010

decision to live fast and die young

With the success of last weekend’s warm merino wool worthy weather, I was looking forward to another sunny weekend of people watching while sipping my delish Americano up and down Queen to Younge. Unfortunately, the warm weather was perfect to conjure up some rainy weather the following week. I'm completely fine with rain, but with mixed with wind, it becomes a challenge. Wet dog smell and drenched clothes is not attractive, unless you have an umbrella that's safe from being flipped inside out, then all you need are your rain boots. Have fun, I'll be staying in and shopping online...

I had a fairly eventful day yesterday. On Friday's I'm usually interning and attempting to dress to impress is always a must. (unless it's a lazy day and decide to wear a denim vest, wow... that's me on my first day interning at a fashion magazine. Biker boots, Margiela inspired tee with horses and a denim vest and blunt bangs. hahah ew. What was I thinking. I admit, I felt edgy that day.) Anyways, after interning I headed straight to my friends place to have a bit of wine and just enjoy a girls night out. After two bottles of wine, gossip, magazine digging and fashion related job hunting online, we wobbled over to the Village to get a couple more drinks. I have the lowest tolerance for liquor, so I was already sporting the heavy eyes. After drinks and Cajun fries I headed back to my friends place to pick up my newly purchased sewing machine. Given that the liquor had yet to settle, I looked like a mess lugging around a stack of magazines and a sewing machine in the middle of the night in the rain. One hour later, a couple of dirty stares and awkward smiles, I was home. I'm happy it's the weekend...even with the rain.

Have a great weekend!


Baptiste Giabiconi

Country of origin: France
-When Naomi Campbell met Baptiste in Moscow in 2009, she told him, “It’s not right: We all have defects. You have none.”
-In an interview with WWD Karl Lagerfeld described Baptiste as “a boy version of Gisele [Bündchen]: skinny, skinny but with an athletic body — good for clothes and great with no clothes.”


Street Style: Tribal Wear


Haider Ackermann Fall 2010

It's my perfect fall wardrobe! To be decked out in leather, lace, and fur all at once. Haider's fall 2010 collection combines tailoring, draping and structural components all in one rtw line, with a feminine feel. Everything is completely wearable and even one peice can easily revamp your wardrobe with the help of last seasons coveted leather tapered pants to help you complete the look. Dark, tailored and leather ... it's utter perfection.
What do you think of his fall line? Or what's your fall wardrobe usually like? And after seeing the fall 2010 collections which designer are you coveting most for outer wear?

Lily Aldridge

it's the hair, the eyes, the eyebrows, the lips, nose, her body... what a babe.