November 11, 2010 § 21 Comments
As you may have noticed, I don’t really design to a theme, most of my designs don’t really flow into a collection but that’s the way I like it. To me, right now, designing is really a creative outlet and to fill the gaps in my wardrobe, what I want, what’s missing in my wardrobe. When I go shopping for fabric I always get what catches my eye, not necessarily the best choice. Since I always buy without a design in mind, I become a fabric hoarder and since I’m on holidays now I’ve had the best chance to turn the fabric into designs!
Black and white peter pan collar dress with V-back. This dress simultaniously makes me look like a maid yet makes me incredibly happy. The stretchy cotton satine works so well for this look and perfect with the lace on the bottom.Structured, peplum blazer. After how well the striped blazer worked I decided to do a little twist, add a peplum, shoulder detail and ditch the notches collar. Kinda like an 80′s power jacket!Smoky purple patterned dress with adjustable back. How awesome are all things adjustable!? I love backless dresses but sometimes they can be a little innapropriate or uncomfortable. I’ve added some hook and eyes to the back of the dress so you can adjust the level of …well.. backless-ness.
Reversable lace and chiffon dress with scalloped edge. I’ve always wanted one of these dresses but never found the right fabric. To be honest, white lace that doesn’t look tacky is as elusive as the yeti, which is why I ended up getting thick bone lace because I’d rather go for nana than trashy.
BTW I procrastipainted (procrastinate by painting) 2 Dior looks that I loved. There’s something about Dior that makes it so great to draw.XXASAB
March 12, 2010 § 5 Comments
Wow, it really is “au revoir” Olivier Theyskens and “Bonjour” Peter Copping! I must say although I love the theatrical delight and the creativity of Theysken’s Ricci, I’m really enjoying the quintessential YSL meets Dior Parisian chic of Copping’s collection. Slip dresses/skirts, sexy yet appropriate grey skirt suit, tasteful appliqués on sheer tops and those stacked platforms are just deeeeeee-vineeeeeeeeeeeeee. If next season is as amazing as this one I’m most definitely adding Nina Ricci to my favourite designs list and Peter Copping to my favourite designers list!
September 17, 2008 § 1 Comment
Best of ss09 New York fashion week:
It was tough but I’ll have to say it’s a toss between Marchesa and Oscar De La Renta.
Marchesa was so beautiful I nearly cried. Really, I cannot stop looking at it. I have a picture of the collection on my wall, my mobile background picture is a cropped picture of a Marchesa white Grecian gown and my laptop background is also from the collection. Georgina Chapman is such a talented designer, her gowns have the perfect balance of femininity and creativity. This ss09 collection had some great Asian influences, but I can’t help but associate it to Dior…
Oscar De La Renta has never disappointed me. Never! This collection is so fresh and girly, the floral print is so pretty. I loved the one piece swimsuits and the skirts with the odd flounce, not forgetting the clinched in waist. Hmmmm… and all the models looked so fresh and fabulous, even Behati Prinsloo and Agyness Dyne. One day, one day I’ll be ‘the new Oscar De La Renta.
Hands down, for me Ralph Lauren disappointed me like Miuccia Prada disappointed me in FW07. The Moroccan theme did not work, Ralph Lauren for me, is classic, very feminine and sometimes sculptural. This was too earthy, too safari and all over too ‘rough’. Yes, I know there were gowns and dress but the collection didn’t engage me. And what was the deal with the turban?
picture credits to style.com
July 10, 2008 § 4 Comments
Oh, my goodness I have never had so many mixed emotions about a fashion show. Let’s get one thing straight first I’m writing this before I read the review on style.com and TFS so no comments like “oh, you copied off ___________(insert website here)”. This show was kind of ’late’, it was about 3 or 4 weeks ago when the other resort shows or collections were shown but never the less it’s still considered a resort show. I just can’t help but feel a touch of disappointment, the collection was really similar to the ss07 collection (paisley print, shift style dresses and Grecian princess feel) mixed with fw08 collection (hippy lux and 70’s Jane Birkin style) and the hair and makeup was pretty much exactly the same as fw08 (tossed waves, nude lip and dark eyes). But I love Gucci, I love the Gucci woman, I love the Gucci power, I’d love to work for Gucci. The show wasn’t groundbreaking but it real fitted under the category of ‘resort’ unlike Dior, Oscar De La Renta and Alexander McQueen. The simple white pants (ok fine I’d never wear white pants, I look like an elephant in a white suit), the paisley print shift, printed blouses and Grecian dresses. The selection of models were fantastic! Natasha Poly, Lily Donaldson, Abbey Lee, Snejana Onopka, not to mention how beautiful the location looked! 4 stars (out of 5).
June 6, 2008 § Leave a Comment
Dior, always outrageous and always ‘so wrong it’s right’. Crazy sombreros and delicious summery colors and not forget a fabulous choice of models (Vlada, Morgane, Magdalena, Tanya and so on). The clothes were beautiful, from the 9-5 suit, subtle pastel dressed to sorbet orange swim suits and big tiered ball gowns paired with a soft grandma knit.
Oscar De La Renta, -drool- everything from the collection was splendid, splendid would be somewhat an understatement! Classic De La Renta is essential for any wardrobe, simple dresses, suits, and of course flamboyant ball gowns. So chic and wearable. 10/10!
Fendi, I never knew Fendi did resort. But I have to say it’s pretty good. Simple, wearable and it looks great! My favorite was the shiny black dress, the shape is flattering and can be easily transformed from day to night
Valentino, it was a classic Valentino collection, even though Alessandra didn’t channel Valentino so well in the fw0809 collection she certainly did well in resort. The shapes were beautiful and feminine, the colors were subtle and most importantly she grasped the Valentino-ness.
Calvin Klien, I’ve always been a fan of Calvin Klien’s simplicity, and this resort collection was no different. With the femininity of flowy, light dresses and the masculine suit the collection was amazing. I loved the pale colors and the soft fabrics it’s very CK.