Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bankruptcy!!??!!

I have just been informed that Christian Lacroix is entering BANKRUPTCY!!! This dude's haute couture line has always been my favorite.
Side note: I know I mention that I have a lot of favorite designers, but Lacroix is one of my ultimate ultimate favorite designers!!
Ok, back to what I what I was saying. Lacroix has redefined what haute couture is. His designs are always creative, playful, fun, unique and outstanding. To see his fashion house go into bankruptcy is just overwhelming!
True enough, he is not closing his house, but its the fact that he is going into bankruptcy!

Now, a designer that is closing her house is Veronique Branquinho. She is definitely well known in Paris. I am not too familiar with Branquinho's work, but I will say, it's sad to hear that her house is closing.

Back to Lacroix! I'm trying to understand how out of all the designers in the world, one of the most noted designers, he is the one to enter bankruptcy!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Let's Go Flying!!

Hermès!
That's all I have to say: Hermès!

They have officially brought the aviator look to the rtw section in fashion!!

John Galliano

By far, John Galliano's Fall 2009 RTW line has been the most extravagant I've seen!  It is far from being ready-to-wear clothing. Don't get me wrong, I L O V E the line and how dramatic it is .  But that is why I am so amazed by his line; it is always like this; its an actual show with dramatic lights, the staging, confetti, etc. 

Having all the embellishments, flowing silhouettes, and the knee-high platform sandals made the collection different from any other for the fall season.
True enough, that is what a designer wants, BUT for Galliano, he went above and beyond the normal ready-to-wear stereotype. 
Even John came out in couture!!! Waaaaay beyond ready-to-wear! 

Sequence is Back

Balmain (one of my favorite designers), 3.1 Philip Lim, & Emilio Pucci have made the little sequined dress a must have for the fall season this year. Most of the designs are like pull over t-shirts (they are minidresses) but with this look of glamour attached to it.

Will every woman be able to wear them? No. There are other pieces besides the minidress that will have the sequence on it.
I personally do not like sequence but I have to keep in mind that I will not be wearing it...lol

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Elie Saab!!

I have just fallen in love with Elie Saab's Fall 2009 RTW line!!
OH MY GOSH (yes, it had to be spelled out this time)!!! It was so amazing.
  
It had clean lines, gowns with flowing silhouettes, structure and flowing sleeve silhouettes, and only four to five major colors: winter white, black, royal blue, grey, and a blue that was kind of a mixture of blue and grey...I guess it would be called blue grey...or something like that.

Anyway, the line was so beautiful! The gowns, structured sleeves and a couple of the blouses were my favorite (please see below).
Another trend I saw in Elie Saab's line was the one shoulder and one leave look. For some reason, everything looked so fresh. I like how it was so dark and how the colors were not based around the "normal" fall/winter colors like brown, burgundy, black, grey, etc.  He brought a splash of color into the fall season and at the same time, didn't make it feel as if he was pushing for spring.

If I have the opportunity to work under the Elie Saab, best believe I will quit my job in a heart beat to learn from him.
And if there are two words to describe this line, they would be fresh & classic.
 

Shoulder Pads Once More

Ok people!!
It has been brought to my attention that a lot of celebrities are trying to wear the shoulder pads, and I must say, some of them need to hit upside their head!!


Kim Kardashian for instance: Mixed Emotions on the Look

It looks cute because she's wearing only black and white (thank God), but I believe if the shoulder pads weren't as dramatic as they are, then it would probably work. But her studded belt is fierce! (Fierce should not be in my vocabulary, BUT I had to use in this case)

Now, one of my favorite artist in the world,
Beyoncé: Mixed Emotions for This One Too!

She looks so chic with her Chanel earrings, Christian Louboutin sling-back heels, and her skinny leg jeans. But the bag is ok (I'm not crazy about it).
I like that Bey's shoulder pads are more round at the edges, while Kim's are too pointed, but I like them both.
Now, can the average woman wear these? Maybe. Maybe not.

Boutique in the Making...

Some people know that I will be transferring from UH 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.

NEW POST!!!!!

Ok, i haven't been on my blog for quite some time, but I recently ran across this one and I must say.......O M F G !!!! It's amazing!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE visit this blog!! u will not regret it!!!

http://www.theresnomorechocolate.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

let me begin...

O M G!
I have been sketching for the past six to seven years now, and about a month ago, one of my designs came to life. It was actually for a cause to fight Malaria in Africa that was held by the United Nations Club at Berekely College in New York. It was a wonderful experience and delight to have met such wonder people!

But that's not what I wanted to discuss. I want to talk about how upsetting it is to see women wear the wrong thing!! O M G! If I could take every woman shopping, Lord knows I would!

First off, at this time in fashion, shoulder pads are back in; the reinventing of a man's suit for a woman...thanks to YSL (Yves Saint Laurent). I believe that is so sexy for a woman to wear a nice tailored blazer and a tailored pant. It can be very clean looking, but feminine at the same time. Yesterday, I witnessed a woman wearing an actual man's suit! You could tell that the jacket was too large, the shouldrt pads were too broad and do I need to mention the pants? I will just say they were too large as well.
I just wanted to run to her and tell her let's go shopping lol lol!
Now, if she was trying to be fashion consious or just dressing, she needed help!

Ladies! Ladies! Ladies! Please be careful with what you put on! Every trend that comes out is not for everyone and every body type. You must know yourself well enough to put on certain things. And if you are going to dress like a dude, please, at least be feminine with it!
Home chick could have found some nice wide-leg slacks with a nice tailored blazer that had [structured] shoulder pads to it and a cute heel...simple!

I feel like this, if you are having problems with the clothes in your closet or those on the rack, give me a call and trust me, I will help you.

I have to go back to work right now, but I will finish this blog later on with other things that disturb me with women's fashion AND men's fashion! So until then, wear couture clothing, but be basic with it!