Monday, April 11, 2011

Bound With Chains

Jewelry has evolved, extending beyond the expected with the creation of wearable body adornment. Influenced by the Middle East, the reign of Cleopatra and even the 70s, body jewelry decorates the forgotten and untouched pieces of a woman's figure.

The strategically placed chains drape across the upper arm, head, back and chest and become the focus of any outfit. These items are beautifully crafted, unique and often surprising.

Some of the items I love:

SNAKESNESTDESIGNS:



DAME:




I really want to try out the head and arm pieces! What do you think? Are you daring enough to step out of the "jewelry" box?

Photos courtesy of google images, dameadornments.com and snakesnestdesigns.com

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Elle Fanning - Rodarte: The Curve of Forgotten Things (2011)

Beautiful video:
Elle Fanning - Rodarte: The Curve of Forgotten Things (2011)


"Hollywood's latest darling, Elle Fanning, goes digging for buried treasure in Todd Cole's new collaboration with Rodarte, The Curve of Forgotten. The film highlights design duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy's spring 2011 collection, which drew inspiration from 1970s northern California, referencing Redwood forests, the gold rush and Asian influences. The Somewhere star pirouettes through the empty rooms of the historic Baldwin House (which sits on an oil field in LA's Baldwin Hills), her outfits magically changing from one room to the next. Shot on a RED camera using Cooke lenses from the 70s, the short's dusty focus references seminal movies of that era, such as Terrence Malick's Badlands, while Georgia-based indie rockers Deerhunter provide the dreamy soundtrack. As for the title, Cole explains: "It's the title of a Richard Brautigan poem. The poem and the film are about forgotten things—circles and the curve of time." The film follows on from last spring's intergalactic project that Cole shot with Rodarte and comes at an extraordinary moment for the designers, whose dazzling costume contributions to Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan will form part of their upcoming solo exhibit at MoCA."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7TJjjZ9yGw&feature=player_embedded

Seattle Fashion Week

This year I will be volunteering at Seattle Fashion Week, May 6-15! I am so excited to be apart of the event and do whatever I can to help. If you remember, I attended shows during New York Fashion Week last year (which was one of the most incredible opportunities of my life) and I think it will be interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the production and execution of a fashion week.

I will be a member of the Front Of House team and will be learning all about the shows so as to assist anybody requesting additional information--essentially the face of SFW (so they put it). I will keep you guys posted!

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About SFW:
"Seattle Fashion Week 2011 is going to be a year of big changes! A new executive management team has been announced for 2011; Gabriel Choy Executive Producer, Blair-Nichole Sams Director of Production and Marketing and Jose Luis Smith Director of Entertainment and Music.

We are currently accepting applications from Designers and Boutiques, Sponsors, Models and Volunteers for the May 2011 events. If you are interested, please use the Contact page to get in touch with the right person!

For 2011 we are looking to Showcase Seattle Designers for the industry to see, and bring international designs to Seattle.

Seattle Fashion Week is a series of entertaining and high-energy events designed to propel fashion designers to the forefront of the national fashion spotlight. These events present an exclusive opportunity for designers and other artists to gain the necessary access to key opinion makers, such as buyers, media, fashion community and industry leaders, which are so vital to gaining a foothold on the first rung of a successful future career. Furthermore, Seattle Fashion Week provides a live arena for the buyer and boutique shops to seek out new designers and fashion-conscious consumers to get the early access and first look at emerging fashion trends.

Since it was revived in 2003 by a committed group of fashion industry professionals with dreams of placing the city among the elite list of internationally-recognized fashion weeks, Seattle Fashion Week has showcased clothing lines from retailers, independent designs, and runway-inspired hair and make-up. Attracting more than 1,000 attendees per year, the momentum and enthusiasm for Seattle Fashion Week has continued to grow and gaining support from national brands, local businesses, independent designers, and industry leaders.

The continued success of Seattle Fashion Week is due to collaboration among talented group of professionals with their passion and vision of uniting the community in culture and arts through Seattle Fashion Week."


Learn more at
http://www.facebook.com/seattlefashionweek and http://www.seattlefashionweek.net/

SFW-In Other News:
  • Model auditions April 10, visit: http://www.seattlefashionweek.net/modelsaudition.html
  • The 3rd Annual Comcast Student Fashion Designer Competition Winner is: Anna Dicklhuber from New York Fashion Academy. You can see more of her designs at www.annaddesign.com
Photos courtesy of google images

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Style Icons

I feel I should start sharing with my readers where I find my fashion inspirations, who I look up to and who defines personal style. So here is a first glimpse:

My Style Icons: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

The Olsen twins have come a long way from their stint on the television series Full House, and the duo shows no sign of slowing down. MK and Ashley have found much success throughout their 25 short years, building an empire around TV, movies, Dualstar entertainment company,books, fragrances, magazines, dolls, posters and clothing lines.



The twins' have maintained their celebrity status largely in part of their fashion and clothing choices. In fact, "...the New York Times declar[ed] Mary-Kate a fashion icon for pioneering her signature (and now popular among celebrities and fans alike) "homeless" look." Mary-Kate and Ashley have distinct styles (Mary-Kate bohemian and edgy while Ashley tends towards the chic) but together they create magic. The pair created two fashion lines starting in 2007 which include The Row (couture) and Elizabeth And James (named for their siblings and is more contemporary) and are currently working on their next: Stylemint.com. "The site “will meld e-commerce and social media platforms to offer consumers a personalized shopping experience, based on a monthly opt-out model, similar to book-, music- and wine-of-the-month clubs," describes WWD.





These girls are my style gurus...what I wouldn't give to raid their closets!

Downtown Nordstrom, Seattle Washington for an Elizabeth And James private shopping event. Wish I could have been there!

Photos courtesy of olsensanonymous.blogspot.com and fashionnetworkseattle.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Orange Is The New Red

Well, I did it! My first video blog, or VLOG...it's a bit rough but still kind of fun nonetheless! Hope you enjoy!

Orange lipstick, we've seen a lot of it already but will see much more as spring approaches. Be bold, be brave, be beautiful...try it out--I did:


video

Song: Starry Eyed, Ellie Goulding

Wildfox Couture

I LOVE this company. Wildfox Couture never fails to disappoint, especially when it comes to the creative direction of their prop and outfit styling. Their designs are fun, edgy, distinctive and casual and I want absolutely everything!

"WILDFOX COUTURE is an American Vintage-inspired women's knitwear brand. Combining great style and unsurpassed quality, Wildfox has quickly gained a following amongst celebrities, trendsetters and top retailers worldwide.

Childhood friends Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon are the creative force behind Wildfox. Inspired by sleepovers, beautiful books, fairies, dreams, vintage t-shirts and their friendship, the young designers gave birth to a brand based on love and having fun!"

Check out their 2011 White-Label for Spring and their latest campaign below:

http://www.wildfoxcouture.com/collections-white-label-spring-2011


Some of my favorites this season:







www.wildfoxcouture.com