Sunday, January 31, 2010
J Lo is in a Versace dress. This dress looks like she had no idea what to wear so she cut up three different dresses and sowed them together. Britney looks like her crazy days are returning. She is in a Dolce and Gabanna black lace dress worn over a black body suit. I get that body suits are (for some reason) in style right now, but this look is not working for her. And finally Rihanna. She is wearing an Elie Saab Haute Couture gown. Okay, I love Elie Saab, but Rihanna this dress isn't for you. It look like you are trying to hard (like always!). She looks so stuffed up with that ruffled collar!
Monday, January 25, 2010
You know my favorite fashion blog, Fashionista.com? Well, today they posted that advertising sales are continuing to increase in the magazine industry. Marie Claire went up 23%, Lucky went up 17% (both which I have interned at!), and Instyle went up 17% as well.
Keep up the good work ads and mags! We need you around!!!
Kate Hudson in Emilio Pucci, Leah Michele in Malandrino, Diane Kruger in Jason Wu, Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen, Justin Timberlake in Dolce and Gabbana
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Today I went to Target to get some things and, you know Target is...you go in for 3 things but then you come out with 50. Well, during my shopping I remembered that Target's GO International Designer was Rodarte. I dashed over to their section and low and behold I bought this adorable yellow skirt. I'm especially excited about it (not only because it's Rodarte...well...sort of) but because it's yellow! It may sound silly but since I'm a blond I rarely wear the color. Since it is such a dark shade of yellow, however, and the fact that it will be a far distance from my hair, I think it's going to be fab!!! Yay spring purchases!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Full Name: Lee Alexander McQueen
Birth date: March 17, 1969
Hometown: London, England
Brand: Alexander McQueen
Claim to Fame: Controversial and shocking tactics. Known as "the hooligan of English fashion"
Career: Apprenticeship at Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard at 16, then worked at Gieves and Hawkes, and then Angels and Bermans. At 20, he spent a period of time working for Koji Tatsuno before going to Milan, Italy to work for Romeo Gigli. In 1994, he returned to London and applied to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He received a Masters degree in Fashion Design. McQueen's graduation collection got bought by fashion stylist, Isabella Blow. He became head designer at Givenchy in 1996, succeeding John Galliano, and stayed there until March 2001.
Quote: “What we do have in London is a fantastic pool of talent coming through the colleges. We are the fashion world's incubator.”
Favorites from Alexander McQueen's spring/summer 2010 line.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Since I have been home for winter break from school (going back this weekend...ewww) I have fallen behind on my TV shows (it also doesn't help that this is the time of year is when all shows go on a little hiatus and you have no clue when they come back). So the other day I finally realized that there was a new episode of How I Met Your Mother that had aired. I went to my trust worthy television site, sidereel.com, and watched it.
To my surprise, two very notable fashion icons were in one episode. Rachel Bilson, new columnist for InStyle, and Tim Gunn, the lovely mentor on Project Runway. Rachel played a new love interest for Ted and was a semi large role. I mean, she played his future wife's roommate (I was hoping she would be the mother/wife...but I knew that would be asking a lot). Tim played Barney's incredible tailor and was quite funny. It was fantastic.
It also didn't hurt that Niel Patrick Harris ended the episode in a little singing number that was, in my opinion, fit for Broadway ;-). Haha I love that guy.
btw NPH's pic with Tim is almost as cute as mine....
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
More auditions tonight at 8pm!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This Thursday, Project Runway returns to Lifetime at 10pm. And they are back in NYC (thank god...I mean...LA?? Honestly...) I am so tired of Runway wannabes...*cough Launch My Line cough*. It's going to be refreshing to see our old friends. Even though the past season just ended a couple months ago, it's still been too long. Can't wait!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
All of these shoe styles revert me to my childhood. Now, I had a great childhood, but my style was horrible. That's why it is my initial reaction to cringe at these 90's worthy trends. I mean, doesn't an image of Carrie from SATC running around in her kitten heels pop into your head? Maybe?
I'm willing to give these trends another chance. Maybe. I can't promise that I will purchase any of these styles. But I will keep an open mind.
I was so excited when I saw a posting on my all time favorite blog, Fashionista.com, about the advertising sales in the magazine and newspaper industry starting to rise.
According to Fashionista:
Apparently advertisers went on a bit of a spending spree in the last quarter of 2009 and it’s happily carrying over into 2010, even in the newspaper sector which was suffering even more terribly than the glossies. And if March issues are any indication, the freefall may just be over.
Bill Wackerman, publisher of Glamour, says that they expect their numbers to be up 6-7% from that same issue last year. (March is always a major spending month for fashion and retail advertisers.) And Vogue’s Tom Florio says that the March, April, and May issues are “tracking up at this time…but it is too soon to call.”I don't even need to mention what great news this is. It gives me a better feeling about being in my last semester of school as I start to look for job opportunities in the industry. Let's keep our fingers crossed!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
We all love her sarcastic and sometimes harsh words she barks on The City. I guess Bravo loved them so much that they gave her her own TV show.
That's right. Kelly Cutrone will be followed in a documentary-like reality show called Kell on Earth (The name is ridiculous of course). Viewers will watch as Cutrone juggles running the ever rising PR company, People's Revolution, Fashion Week in both NY and London, and being a single mother to her daughter, Ava.
Granted, Kelly's brutally honest banter is always entertaining, I am kind of shocked that she agreed to do this. It smells a little like selling out to me. But hey, it's where the money is now a day, right? Question is: will this make her appearances on The City less frequent or even nonexistent?
Unfortunately, I think I will be sucked in when the show airs February 1st at 10pm, just like I did with Launch My Line. (I swore I wasn't going to watch it, but somehow I find myself unable to resist. At least Kelly is more interesting than any of the people on that show.) Oh well. This should be interesting.