Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Be Back Shortly...

I have been away my people, and I do apologize! I've been a little busy with trying to get the last minute details for school, getting more information and help with the boutique, and a few other things. But, I will be back shortly. I have not strayed away from this blog, like some other blogs I know...lol.
Any who, stay tuned...

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Poetics Noire

This has nothing to do with fashion, but it's extremely important to me and I believe it is my duty to talk about it.
A great friend, who's name will be referred to as Poetics Noire, is releasing her first book on September 4, 2009!! YOU MUST PICK IT UP!! Mark your calendars now!!

I am so proud of her and so honored to be part of this achievement in her life! This great masterpiece will consist of poetry and art from her gifted mind and the minds of other young and talented African Americans, whom I had the privilege to attend school with. This will be the first volume and I cannot wait until it comes out!!

Please visit www.poeticsnoire.com for more details!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

URGENT!!! MY THICK WOMEN ARE NEEDED!!!

I've been sitting here for quite some time thinking of a certain demographic of women that really don't have a lot to choose from when it comes to clothing; the thick women of the world. I've been approached several times with suggestions of designing some clothes for them, but I never took the time to do so. There are about four stores in all that these women are able to go to.

Besides not having multiple places to shop, they don't have some couture to choose from either. Why the hell not is my question!! I mean, I've heard of a few designers that have (or had) designed some lines of couture, but I've never seen them and they can't be too good because they are not getting the attention they should and need.

With that said, I believe I will have section of couture and ready-to-wear clothing in my boutique for these big and beautiful women!! They deserve to be in the finest just like any other woman!

Without a doubt, I know there have been several people that have thought about the same thing or has had the same idea, but was either too chicken to carry out their ideas, or they didn't have the creative mind to create the clothing!

Well, I'm here and I will not chicken out!

EPIC!!

REPOST: Boutique in the Making...

Some people know that I will be transferring from UH (University of Houston) to the Art Institute for fashion. Well, in the past two or three weeks, I made up my mind and decided to open my own boutique in Houston!! I AM SO AMPED ABOUT THIS!!!

True enough it is going to take A LOT of hard work and many, many sacrifices, but I am willing and ready to do what ever it takes to get it open.

There are so many women I run across that look.....hmm, I guess the word would be, o.k.
And that's about it. Understand that I don't expect a woman to be dolled up or glamorous on a daily basis, but at least be presentable and comfortable. The boutique will cater to that actual working class woman. And I'm not talking about the woman who has a job, but no children.
I'm talking about that woman with two to three children, with daily activities like basketball practice/games, recitals, award banquets, business meetings, etc. I want that woman that really doesn't have time to take care of herself.

My ideas and concepts are a little vague at this time, but as the months pass, they will become more concise in what I want basic couture to feel and look like.

UPDATE: I've been thinking of names for the boutique (I actually have it), looking for spaces (found three ideal locations, all on the opposite side of town from each other), pricing different items (shopping bags, signs, hangers, etc.) and many other tasks. I must say, this is fun, but it is extremely hard work (I mentioned that in the first post). I'm constantly sketching, shopping for fabric, but I'm in need of a seamstress!! I have found one that works with some of the major names in fashion, but I haven't been able to meet her because she is working on New York Fashion Week (I cannot wait to show there one day).
So, other than that, I am still at the foundation of this business/boutique. I am going to continue to take my time to make sure that this baby comes out just right!

Hedi Slimane

Photographer Hedi Slimane has outdone himself with his latest photo shoot with model Anna Selezneva.
It has the elements of couture, drama, and art wrapped all into one.


Miu Miu

LOVE THEM!!! I've [supposedly] moved on to the resort collections of 2010, but the fall keeps calling me!! I've come to the conclusion that the fall season is for me! I love the idea of having to wear layers; scarves, pea coats, gloves, jeans, etc. The season lets me have creative control over my wardrobe, not that the spring/summer season doesn't allow me to.
Anywho, here is the campaign for
Miu Miu's Fall 2009/10 Collection
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Adidas SLVR Debut

Adidas will debut their high-end line, SLVR, for the fall 2009/10 season with some new designs to the collection. Jackets are cut differently, shirts fit different, but there is still this feel of Adidas to the line.
FYI - the line has been around for quite some time, but this will be the first year that its becoming mainstream and more public.








Saturday, July 25, 2009

Scientific Glamour

I found these photos in Vogue Japan.
I'm not sure who's the designer(s), but who ever it is, the garments are phenomenal!!
Enjoy!!





OMG!!

I haven't been on here for quite some time, and I do apologize!!
I've been in the process of transferring schools; getting all the paperwork in order, financial aid, etc.
Anywho, I have some new updates (they might be old, but who cares...lol).



Thursday, July 9, 2009

Twitter

By now, almost every person in the world should be addicted to Twitter! Being connected to some important contacts and very close friends is so amazing.
Not only are you connected to these individuals, you are able to speak your mind at any time of day! I've personally checked my twitter page almost thirty...yes, thirty times already today.

I know I am a little late but that's okay. So, I need everyone to follow me at www.twitter.com/thefirstone89
If you all could follow my friends:

www.twitter.com/Amanda89nerd
www.twitter.com/astronautmusic
www.twitter.com/MrS550

They've had their twitter pages for quite some time, I'm just the slow one LOL LOL!

Monday, June 29, 2009

2009 BET Awards

First off, we all know the show was immediately switched to pay homage to Michael Jackson, and with that said, celebrities came out last night in all their MJ inspired looks.
But lets start with the red carpet.

Beyoncé was so divine in one of Balmain's Spring 2009 pieces. And did you all she her shoes? The sexy peep-toe stilettos are from Christian Dior's 2009 Resort Collection. I don't believe any other woman would have been able to rock those stilettos like Beyoncé.

Letoya Luckett was also in Balmain, but for some reason, the shoes through the entire look off! Needless to say, Letoya is still behind Beyonce; her [Letoya] dress was from Balmain's Fall 2008 Collection. But I mean, she was cute, and the dress was cute, but OMG...seriously? She had to put those Alejandro Ingelmo clunky clown shoes?

Now, Beyonce was cute, BUUUTTTT, Tyra Banks was phenomenal! Wearing some simply satin skinny legs slacks, cute vest, and simple silk blouse was perfection!

That's about all I can do right now...I'm doing some work but I will be adding more pictures and bad talking more celebrities shortly.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Few Things...

HELLLLLOOOOOOOOO everyone! It's been about a week since I've posted something and I felt a little bad...not really...lol! Anywho, I would like to start off with a couple of things:

1. I live in Houston where it is about 103 degrees during the day, and I've seen quite a few ladies wearing spring/summer scarves!! Umm, NO MA'AM!!! IT IS TOO HOT IN HOUSTON TO WEAR THAT!! I could see if you (talking to the ladies) were living in New York were the temperature gets to seventy-something degrees. Or you could be in California, but that would only be at night; the weather at night in Cali is amazing! Back to my complaint: during the summer in Houston is the wrong time to wear scarves. That might be a trend in certain parts of the US, but it is definitely not a trend in Houston!!


2. Isabel Toledo
An amazing woman has cranked out fashion for 24 years and with all that hard work, an exhibition has been created with her pieces in the Museum at FIT. The exhibition has seventy...yes 7 0...pieces. Two of them were worn by Mrs. Obama for the inaguration; a divine coat and dress in acid-yellow winter lace.

What makes me love Toledo's work is,she does not fixate her mind on who's going to be wearing her clothes, meaning what celebrity will be in it, but more of the art of designing clothes. She's mention that, “It’s not who’s wearing your dress,” she explained. “That’s the easiest way to describe your work.” Instead, Toledo and husband/collaborator Ruben, used thematically based categories like origami or manipulated surfaces to curate the collection.

3.  I have nothing for number three lol lol !  Sorry!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Beyoncé

BeyoncéBeyoncéBeyoncé. That's all I can say!
This woman is always on point! Look at her Louis Vuitton heels (in the first photo)!! OMG!! This is not the first time she has worn them, but for some reason, they look so much better this time. I guess its because of the jumpsuit!  She can even be dressed very casual; I'm talking about jeans a t-shirt casual, and still look good!
 

Monday, June 8, 2009

And the Oscar Goes To...




...the Oscar de la Renta!!  This man has done it once again!!  His Resort 2010 Collection is by far my favorite for next year! besides the color choices and fabrics, the construction of the garments were just A M A Z I N G!!!
I'm sorry, but Mr. De la Renta tops any other designer when it comes to gowns and the ready-to-wear garments for a woman!  And that is my opinion!!

De la Renta has been in the game [fashion industry] for quite some time, and this is by far his best work yet!!  If there is one designer I could work under, learn from, and be mentored from, it would definitely have to be him.  He is the definition of basic | couture!




  

Resort 2010 - Posen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, & Others

Ok, so the summer is here, BUT we must look into fall right now.
BUT (once again) the Resort lines for 2010 have begun to be displayed by some designers like Zac Posen, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Chanel, Corlina Herrera, and a few others.

What I've noticed is that a lot of the forties look; mainly from Posen, is coming back, along with bright colored prints, jersey  fabric, draping of the fabric, polka dots and metallics will be in for 2010. Ms. Herrera stuck with one main color; orange, while Chanel went all out!

I should also mention that Chanel is the only line that has 77 pieces for the Resort line for 2010! Gotta love them!!

Take a Peak!

Zac Posen
    


3.1 Phillip Lim
   

Chanel
     
(This last Chanel look is my FAVORITE! Its being modeled by Queeny Van der Zande)

Corlina Herrera