Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Central Saint Martins

Just after finishing that post. I did not type Japanese street style into the yahoo search bar but rather I decided I'd check up just a bit on London Fashion Week. My eyes were drawn to the Central Saint Martins thumbnail ( A man in a structural leather something or other). So, I clicked. To my surprise I found myself in a slide show of 179 looks. The Central Saint Martins is not one designer but a school of fashion design to the line includes student work. There was just so much happening. The collection of student lines showcased so many different designs but some how they all kind of came together.It went all over the place starting with sporty, simple, structural, and drappy looks and then exploding into interesting uses of volume, form, material, and subject. Just before this explosion there was a series of dresses that looked like 4 or 5 dresses pieced together. I was unsure of my feelings about these looks but I feel that they tied the all of the designs together in that they didn't go together. there was strange sexuality, elegance, and some down right quirky (try sheer dresses with cartoonish animals layered over stripes.) I loved how every ones work came together and I didn't see a weak piece in the show.
A few of my favorites follow.

college in Chicago= the best part of your life you never get to enjoy.

I wanna be a better blogger.
I wanna be a better fashion follower.
Honestly I never have any idea what is going on with designers. Whats new? Who's new?

Going to school in Chicago is the best part of your life... that you never have time to enjoy.
Everything in my life right now is school school school, work, work, work.
In fact as we speak I am supposed to be writing an informative speech. I think I plan on doing my speech on Japanese street fashion. So we will see how that goes.
It's amazing how easy the first half of my college education was and now I am seeing that it's really tough.

In addition to going to school and working I will soon be starting an internship with the online fashion magazine Second City Style. I will be using Photoshop to do photo layouts for the articles and blog. Luckily I can do this from home for the most part, which will be convenient with my busy life.

I am still working on my camera sitch. My dad is seeing what he can do about my broken camera and I am currently borrowing my boyfriends but do not have the cord to upload the pictures. So basically what I'm saying is this is a picture less post.
Better words later.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I think 6 foot rabbits might really exist

I really liked this editorial in the March 2009 Harper's Bazaar "Street Chic"
Not a big fan of the fashions but I thought the concept was cute and liked the photography. I liked that the fashions kind of took a second to the big rabbit and the setting. It is so Harvey... or I guess Donnie Darko, but Harvey is better.

Personally, I think that rabbits have a place in fashion.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I was just looking at these photos because I am currently working on putting my portfolio together, so I thought I would share some of my old jewelry designs here.
Though I would love to more than anything, I haven't worked with metals since high school since the materials are outrageously expensive. So if anyone wants to invest some money in me...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

In past Februarys

I'm a little fool for love in fashion. Whimsy and Romance really get me. I should pick up this months Teen Vogue as they tend to really capture that whimsy in their February issues but honestly, I'm still caught up on last years. These pictures from the February 2008 Teen Vogue keep popping up in my memory so I fished the issue out of the stack on a bookshelf in my bedroom. The styling is awesome and the images are just perfect.
I am in love with the little baby pink bustier dress, the bow tie, the polka dot gloves, the white tights, and most of all the big red heart on her head. It's all cutesy perfection.
I love the yellow and pink, a personal favorite color combo. Love the hiked up dress, the gloves with rings and bracelets over them, and his shoes.

This picture is just adorable and her hat is gorge. Tulle is among my favorite things on earth. So her bright blue petticoat gets my love.
I have this white petticoat and have been desperately seeking the perfect swingy simple skirt to go over it for the past year now because of this photo. It's been a fruitless search.
So the moral of this post: Minette loves love, loves hearts, loves tulle, loves you.
Happy valentines week and happy 6 month to me and the boy!