Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Me: Favorite season to dress?
Me: Favorite types of boutiques to shop in?
Me: Last attended fashion show?
Me: Favorite color to wear?
Me: Signature scent?
Audrey: Soap (laughs)
Me: Most important aspect of an outfit?
Me: Last but not least, your style in one word?
Audrey: (takes a drag of cigarette, thinking.) Effortless
I think that Daisy and Audrey are very different style-wise. This was done on purpose to show the different types of fashion walking on New York Streets. Audrey may not have been as crisp or clean as Daisy, but she sure as hell has style.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I walked in to find racks and racks of beautiful, colorful, and detailed dresses. I was approached by a saleslady who was dressed with impecabble style. And I just happened to know who this lady was. Her name is Ann French Emont, a.k.a. Broadway costume designer extrodinaire and the actual woman who taught Zac Posen how to sew. She helped me stacked up on summer dresses, one of a kind skirts, and even Hanky Panky thongs in colors I've never even seen before. And get this, I was offered champagne while I shopped. Really? That just won me over right there.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I was never a huge Louis Vuitton fanatic up till now. This particular show blew my socks off (though I wasn't wearing any socks. Metaphorically speaking of course...) and left me wondering where I was for 22 years and why I haven't been drooling head over heels for some of the most beautiful pieces I saw all week, and probably some of the best I've ever seen. From the moment I sat my toosh onto the hot pink cushion chair and dug through my goody-bag, I knew I was in for a good show. The models came out, my confirmation. This season, Marc added a very Frenchy twist to the collection. It definitely reminded me of a sexy young French woman in the 80s. One of those girls you see walking down the streets of Paris, who wears whatever the hell they want whenever they want and still look good even if they had the most ridiculous oufit on. It worked for them. The structures were absolutely mind-blowing. So much volume and bubble-hem (two of my favorites.) And the fabric was just out of this word. Lots and lots of lace. It was in one word... spectacular. The necklines were low cut for a sex appeal and the skirts were short to show off some legs. Though I must admit, the clothes weren't very wearable. However, there were some pieces that needs to be in my closet. Like a particular purplish skirt perhaps? Overall, the collection surprised me in a good way. It is great to see transformation for the label from last season. I've never seen Marc do something of this sort for Louis Vuitton and I'm looking foward to the invitation I'll be getting in the mail next season.
Two of my favorite pieces was the black lace dress and the green coat. They gave me a heart-attack. Literally. And sitting in the first row, I was able to note the details of that coat. Definitely a one of a kind piece.
I love the concept of the bubbly skirts Marc incoporated into the collection. So many of them in so many colors and prints. It was great.
That purple skirt in the middle? That will be mine in three days. Currently in the process of waiting for it via FedEx.
Check out some backstage clips and commentaries of the show in the post above.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday afternoon, after getting out of work. I decided to check out the Anthropologie store to see if I can grab anything for my trip to the Hamptons memorial day weekend. As I was heading back home, I ran into this lovely girl who went by the name Daisy. I had to stop her and ask for a picture for my blog and she kindly said yes. Dressed perfectly for the heat, Daisy's style is the classic NYC style; simple but yet chic.
Me: What are you wearing today?
Daisy: I'm wearing my boyfriend's shirt (laughs) and Acne shorts. These flats, I got from Russia, where I'm originally from. And the bag is from a vintage shop downtown.
Me: Do you steal your boyfriend's clothes all the time?
Daisy: More than I should (laughs). I love wearing men's clothes and making them look feminine.
Me: How would you describe your style?
Daisy: It's hard to narrow it down to a few words. But I like to keep things simple and I'm very subtle when it comes to accessorizing. I like to let my clothes tell the story.
Me: What do you think is a fashion no-no?
Daisy: Um. I don't think there is such a thing as a fashion no-no. If someone wears it the right way, anything can look good.
And there you have it. I have a feeling that Daisy's one of those few people that can truly pull off anything. Hey, any girl who can make her boyfriend's clothes look amazing on her gets my applause.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Cotton silk voile dress by Celine: Price upon request
All you need to do is look at this dress before finding yourself completely in love. The voluminous skirt just completely transform a otherwise simple dress into a piece of art. The bubble hem also adds a touch of bounce, and together with the volume, makes this dress #1 on my must-have-list. The colors are also amazing. It reminds me of watercolors. Beautiful, well-blended, blue watercolors.