NZFW has started wonderfully//
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
NZFW has started wonderfully//
Wednesday, September 15, 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
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.
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 :)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
"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
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.
I'm glad he did.
All Images: style.com
Whole collection can be viewed at Style.com
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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
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.
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.
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