Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rodarte Spring/Summer 2011

Oh Rodarte.  You never fail to intrigue me with your steadily evolving collections.  I think personally that this season's clothes are...more raw?  I don't know, Rodarte's inspiration has always been from different sources, but you could tell that this collection was more woodland/childhood themed, with wood prints and lots of contrasting layers.

 Love the texture of it all, but the shapes were...simpler?  Or just a different look?  The shoes, though were EPIC though you can't see them well from this picture.
Prints and shapes.  I see they are into the ankle socks and sandals trend!  But sheer!
This is something that I would personally wear.  Well, if the weather was hot down there and cold up there, that is.

 And finally, something to contrast the woody vibe!  Preppy seems like something that's in one collection or another, or so the's "get the look" button tells me.  This look is like Rodarte for people who want something more "wearable", to over use that term.  I like the pattern on the pants, and just the simplicity of a shirt+pants combo.

I don't know if I like this collection more than previous ones, but for sure, there were a lot of interesting looks in this collection.  And as always, Rodarte never fails to wow me with their shoes. (Seriously, go find a picture of their amazing wedges.  You must!)

Also:  This week is Banned Books Week and No-Makeup Week.  I never wear makeup anyway, so that one is easy.  I love banned books, though, because I am in love with the idea of free thinking.  And anti-establishment.  In fact, we're going to be reading one such controversial book next week!

Banned Books List

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Dr. Martens for Auction

The Dr. Martens I was talking about are now up on Ebay!

For anyone interested. :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Music and Design

 Just some sites I got to for inspiration, like music and crafts:

We Are Hunted
An awesome site, with 99 of the most popular emerging songs.

You can search for colors, palettes and patterns here.  Even though the main site interface is monochromatic, the actual patterns are a rainbow explosion!

How About Orange
Craftiness galore!  This blog is fun and fresh, with lots of great ideas to inspire DIY's.

Ah, this brings back memories.  This used to be the go-to site for me, to get inspired by the amazing projects and designs.  However, now I don't have much time to craft, but this might just inspire me again...

Random post is random.  Today was a mix of bad+depressed, so these are just some sites for your entertainment. :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2011

NYFW started and no one told me?  Wha?
Well, to be honest, I was studying, so that might have been it...but now the collection reviews will commence!
What a classy collection.  I'll be honest again: when I think of Jason Wu, I still think of Michelle Obama.  And even though she wouldn't wear the sheer blouses prominently featured in this collection, I can see why she enjoys his designs.  The shapes and color of the dresses in this collection really invokes a bright, feminine but still modern outlook on fashion here, similar to the image she is trying to project.

 Exaggerated geekiness can be so chic, you know.
Lady on safari!  Like the huge bow, reminds me of Tavi's, and the ensemble is balanced out.
Another thing I like about Jason Wu's collections is that the impact is on the clothes, not the shoes.  And before you readers shun me, I would like to explain that it is because they aren't overly complicated, and don't detract form the clothes in general.  I love sculptural shoes, but they don't fit in with his "classic" looks.  The shoes and bags are still beautiful, but simpler and more wearable.
I don't really think this fits in with the rest of the collection, but the dress looks like it is made out of rose petals!  So of course, I had to include this quirky piece.  More sculptural than wearable.

I like this Spring collection, because it reminds me of spring, instead of Missoni resort reminding me of...winter.  Big surprise, eh?  Even though I prefer designers that are more avant-gare, I still enjoyed this collection for the simplicity and elegance of it all, and the exaggerated contrast between the feminine blouses and bows and the tailored suits.  However, the outfits in general form a cohesive "look", keeping it from yo-yoing back and forth.  It looks to be a solid, well performing collection that will inspire trends and knock offs next year.  I suggest you see the full collection, to get a glimpse of the colorful turbans and gauzy dresses(wanted to keep the pictures appropriate here).

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Back to scheduled posting tomorrow.

A moment of silence to think of all those affected by 9/11.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Just Squeezed

Bright, bright, and cheerful.

This is on my toes currently, Just Squeezed Nicole by OPI.  It's a bright, almost neon orange with fine pink an dgold shimmer.  Really pretty, but the color is so hard to capture on camera!  Also, excuse the weird nails, I've been too busy to grow out my nails and I only threw one coat of polish on to show you what it looks like on the nail.  Sometimes it looks darker, almost like vermilion.  You should probably wear a basecoat with this one, as it's pretty bright and the shimmer is annoying to remove from bare nail.  It's holding up okay, but I'll need to do a full wear test to be sure.

It reminds me of fresh orange juice and a tango!
Anyway, school has been stressful, and I haven't been getting a lot of sleep, so posting will be odd and uninspired.  I'll try and update though!  Thanks for sticking with it. :)