Tuesday, September 21, 2010

parade//NZFashionWeek10 - day 1

here are some quick shots of Kathryn Wilson's shoes, brilliant! A rhomping soundtrack helped make for a superb show too.
I overheard many people right after the show discussing how they could get their hands on some and how amazing they thought the shoes were. I'm inclined to agree with them. I'm not a heels wearing guy (1 inch on my boots is quite enough), but I have already considered purchasing some of Kathryn's latest. Just for display, enjoyment, Amy to wear...

sorry for poor quality of images. (Almost) No zoom on my little camera, as I'm here to Usher not take photos :P

NZFW has started wonderfully//

parade/ Burberry

I await with GREAT anticipation the Burberry show, Spring 11, to be shown very soon!

Here are the Burberry Acoustic lead up clips to the show's release, on style dot com.


Burberry is usually a personal favorite of fashion week (London or Paris) and I will review their collection here once I have chance to.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 -Style.com

I am rather busy this week ushering at NZFashionWeek. Yay! But will fit some international viewing in somewhere along side documenting some of our amazing local talent. I hope the standard is high and consistent, I feel NZ Fashion needs that///


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

parade/// New Zealand fashion Week 2010

I am going to New Zealand Fashion Week 2010

not as a blogger ;) As an Usher though! I get to watch all the shows and I plan on making all the contacts I can.
Getting keyed in is the key to success in this industry. Take each opportunity an all that. Tally ho then!!

I shall post interesting things here! :)

and you can read up and keep an eye on things here nzfashionweek.com

Thursday, September 9, 2010

interest// SWATCH+

Swatch watch: Object of the 80's and icon of post modernism, the original Swatch watch is, to my eyes, still yummy to look at, and flipping "cool" to have.

I have a small wish list of Swatch watches. Both retro originals and new.
Certain original styles can now fetch some hefty hefty prices and websites such as swatch and beyond and Squiggly's, who sell vintage and new swatches, have some very cool and rare items on them.

Here are some of the swatch watches that have stood out to me.

A very cool site is Shmid Muller.

pavement// photo shoot

Friend and fellow design student Sam Ralph and I were recently asked by friends to be involved in a photoshoot for Dunedin's newest expression rag, Marrow magazine

this turned out to be super fun, we braved cold winds and dizzying heights (rather higher than the bridge on recent NZ's topmodel, though slightly more stable), and had loads of fun taking photos!

I cannot post the resulting images until the magazine comes out at the end of the month, but untill then, here are some teasers :)

imagination// my love

hello reader, welcome
I am back now. sorry for loong absence!

here's a little film I made on elective last term

:) I quite like it
I hope you do too

"beep beep"
x x

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A good read;

"Fashion isn't always about what's new, it's also about what's good." -Alber Elbaz

"The one thing that always scares me is to be like the Miss America of the moment, because next year their is a new Miss America." -Alber Elbaz

I've just been reading this interview with Alber Albaz and wanted to share it, without stealing it for my blog but it's very good so wanted to share. Anyone interested, and fellow fashion students you definitely should read this interview: Albur Elbaz on theFuture of Fashion.
You get a good glimpse into the fashion Industry from the very top, and the state of it at the moment from the inside.

A style.com blog interview with Alber Elbaz, Head designer of Lanvin.

All quotes from interview on StyleFile Blog by Dirk Standen.
All images from style.com

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

parade// Burberry Prorsum

Burberry is a favorite collection of mine for Fall/10 Ready to Wear. Christopher Bailey has sent jackets down the runway that will keep you warm! And they are so freekin sweet man :D.

Thin, mid-thigh high boots or heavy, chunky, buckled, sheepskin lined boots of varied heights. It's also interesting all of the textures Bailey has used in this one collection, shiny and ruffled, wool, leather, snakeskin, fur. And almost all of that in 1 outfit.
:) The palette is very organic and military, but reminds me of autumn leaves. Good for a fall Collection ;). It's Very Burberry.
Khaki and browns command the ranks with a solid presence, black is always on watch, standing to attention as flashes of royal blue parade in and command attention and pretty burgundy's and white rustle through with ruffled dresses, skirts and bags, adding some elegance to the end of the collection.
I don't love every piece, but it is truly a collection that is done Well, and that feels complete in itself.

Christopher Bailey says he was inspired by an aviator jacket from the archives whilst thinking of cadet girls and uniforms. And he says he had fun doing it. (style.com,2010). This really shows in this collection I believe. Everything he put on the runway looks like something he wanted to get out of himself, that he wanted to be out there.
I'm glad he did.

All Images: style.com
Whole collection can be viewed at Style.com

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Welcome to your dreams, welcome to Wonderland Alice

Alice - Mia Wasikowska

the White Queen - Anne Hathaway

the Red Queen - Helena Bonham Carter

the Hatter - Johnny Depp

these images from http://www.imdb.com/ -thankyou

Recently I went and saw Tim Burton's acclaimed new film Alice in Wonderland in 3D, I love! 3D movies, Avatar was so brilliantly enjoyable for me, I can't stop grinning for how cool it all is and 'Alice' story/3D/movie is all fabulous, it helped make my week, Especially because I was spending it with my lovely girlfriend and her sister in Christchurch :)

I realize this film has been out for a while now but I am meeting people who have not seen it, and who do not want to. Please do. Go and see it, I feel bad if you miss it :) It's brilliant and the costumes are, so So cool. So good.
Costume designer Colleen Atwood (Edward Scissorhands. Little Women. Nine. The Tourist -2011 [Filming with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp.]) has done a truly admirable, WONDERland job and some are predicting a third OSCAR for her already, I say yes! Certainly a nomination at the least (her ninth for an Academy award).

I like Alice though her character apparently annoys some people. Johnny Depp is pretty fantastic also... I admire him, the hatter is truly mad. Haha.
All the characters are brilliantly cast and the actors and actresses do fantastically at the job given them. I'm not so sure about Anne Hathaway's casting, as the White Queen she is really quite, erm, floaty and shallow. Not quite what I thought a good queen was like. But it's a harsh reality in Wonderland and the situation is desperately in need of change so! Her slight strangeness fits in in a strange way that adds to over-all wonderlandfullness of it. Wonderlandfullness, is that even a word? No. Oh well, it seems to me that if Shakespeare can use the kind of words he did then I can use some poetic words of my own.

A taster of wonderland dress, one day I hope to visit... ;)

these images from http://www.costumersguide.com/

The red dress worn whilst with the Red Queen. (of hearts)

Detail of Alice's blue dress.

Behind the scenes: Mia Wasikowska plays the most believable Alice. Wonderful


images: Disney
director: Tim Burton
costumes: Colleen Atwood

Here is a short of the film, just a note though, Alice in Wonderland does come across rather darker in the shorts than it turned out to be in the film. And, it really is brilliant.
Click here for Wonderland

PS. See it in 3D, it's worth it.

LATE! But I'm here, and in love

Such a delay in posts I know! I apologize profusely, but here I am again, we all had holidays here. ooh aand I now have the most wonderful girlfriend :)

Also capturing my attention though!
Miu Miu S/S10! Everyone is on about it and I like it too, a lot.
Here are some details and outfits that I like most from Miuccia Prada's questioning, sometimes provocative designs.

There is a clash of cute and class and provocation with the prints of dogs, cats, swallows and daisies being accompanied by one of a lounging nude women and little-girl dresses with cutouts and mesh inserts on the torso. So some of these tops and dresses I'm not sure where any one will wear them exactly... But I sure hope I see miu miu pantsuits and those wonderful high-waist dresses out on the streets.
I really think that seeing someone walk past me in a powder blue skirt and a pair of those swallow or daisy print heels will make me feel really happy.
And someone wearing one of miu miu's collars will be the subject to many compliments. :P Fabulous

I would like to get one of these dresses for Amy.

The pantsuits are fabulous

Embroidered, embellished Mesh inserts showing some skin, and the nude print sleeves. Muiccia Prada plays with the provocative.

Embellishments galore, I really want to touch these dresses actually, imagine all the different textures.

The wonderful colour palette, collars and prints. Cat and Swallow

daisy and swallow print platforms ooh :) haha what gorgeous and fun shoes

Detail of the nude print and miu miu clutch with swallow detail

All images from Style.com

To finish this enormous post! :P It's all good right? Two spreads from the current advertising campaign.
from miumiu.com

That's my share of miu miu magic for today. Just some details and pieces that I most appreciate. Please enjoy. Please buy and wear them past me on the street.

All images of Miu Miu S/S 2010