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Norma Ishak: Hand Crafted Luxury

This week I had the opportunity to meet up with a representative from Norma Ishak. This luxury brand based in Lebanon specializes in knitwear accessories that are stitched by hand to perfection from top quality luxury yarns and materials. Norma’s brand is new to the United States but her reputation precedes her. She is known for designing products for royal families and has been in the business of making luxury accessories for the past 30 years. She began designing as a young girl. At 15 Norma had already begun to experiment with pattern making and creating custom pieces. Her passion for knitting started out as a hobby of hers and later grew into a full blown label. The reason Norma decided to concentrate on scarves was because she felt a beautiful piece of neckwear could complete any look.

As a young girl Norma made pieces for friends and family and over time people within her community began to notice her flawless craftsmanship and taste. She crafts all of her pieces from vintage one-of-a-kind- yarns that she has in her personal collection. These yarns that are the life of her designs are acquired from all over the world and are carefully inspected to insure that they are of the utmost quality.

Not only does Norma hand knit and design each individual piece, but she also has good intentions. Women who work under Norma use knitting as a way to gain independence and a sense of self and each woman has her own special piece she works on. This allows them to get out of their normal household environments and express themselves.

A few photos from the meeting:

Jac wearing a few pieces.

Can you believe those beads are actually made of yarn?

One of my favorite pieces. I adore french lace.

More of the collection:

The New Yorker Collection

The Slater Collection

The 54 Collection

The Angora Collection

The One Of A Kind Collection

(All images copywright of Norma Ishak)

After meeting Norma’s daughter Valerie Mouawad, I decided to get a little bit more in depth and figure out more about her mother and her inspirations. Here are a few questions for you the readers:

What inspired your mother to exclusively focus on knitwear?

-Norma likes to focus on knitwear and accessories because she feels it completes a look. Each individual stitch is handcrafted with precision and yarn is a very versatile medium to work in. It can create all kinds of textures and stitches and allows a lot of creativity.

What inspirations did you have in mind while designing your collection?

-There isn’t one general collection. It’s almost like a bunch of mini collections all with their each individual appeal. Norma assigns a woman to a certain stitch and then that woman expands on the stitch and style and does it in several different color schemes. There is no one source of inspiration Norma designs according to what’s inspiring her that moment. This can be any number of things.

Was your mother inspired by any other well known designers as a child?

– She absolutely loves Chanel. That definitely has to be her favorite. Also YSL is another great brand she admires.

Where do you acquire your materials from and what does the process entail?

– A lot of the yarn and materials Norma has are from her personal vintage stock she’s collected over the years. Norma scours many different parts of the world to find the finest materials and just adds them to her personal collection.

How long has the brand been an active label?

– It’s been active for several years. We are more prominent in Lebanon but we are now branching out to the U.S. and have our online store up. We’re looking for a permanent location in New York City as well.

Many thanks to Valerie from Norma Ishak. It was great meeting up and seeing the collection and it defintely made me a fan. If you’d like to shop Norma Ishak simply go to www.normaishak.com.

-Angelena at Hipster Scum

Junk Nails: Anything But Junk

I totally think Intern Angelena has a new career…Nail Technician. Seriously her nails look so good, and this is the first attempt.

So lately I’ve been obsessed with nail art and what we would like to call “junk nails”. Basically it’s over the top nail art that isn’t so much wearable as it is fun to look at. It’s basically a anything goes type of nail art where anything you could possibly think of is put on nails. Lots of little acrylic pieces, gems, etc. I’ve seen some pretty crazy designs and also found an amazing supply store for starters interested in trying it out for themselves. It can get a little pricey, but if your looking for a new creative hobby like I was, you’ll find it incredibly fun as well as time consuming. So without further mention I would like to put some focus on my ignorant attempt to do some nail art of my own. It took me an entire night to do these nails and I will explain very briefly how I did them and what materials I used. So enjoy =]

The camera made it look like the gold nail polish has gaps but in reality it turns out one solid gold color.

The things I used to make these nails:
-One set of 200 Kiss glue on nails. You can choose to do gel but I decided to go with a faster approach because this was only for fun.
-OPI Nail polish in Rumba Romance
-Some Kiss press on jewels
-Very small copper leftover chain from my jewelry line. You can find chain at any craft store just make sure it’s the smallest size you can find.
-Nail glue
-Sally Hansen top maximum growth top coat

And here are the steps:
(1) First find the nails that match your nail size. If the preset nails don’t fit file them down to the appropriate size. Take some acetone nail polish remover to clean your nails and run over them with a cotton ball. After that take a nail and apply a little nail glue to the nail and on your nail as well. Press an hold for 10 seconds. Do this for each nail until all nails are on.

(2) Next take some clippers and a file and shorten them to the length you desire. I kepy mine the size they already were so I would have room to stick the chain and jewels. If you don’t file yours down simply clean the edges up so they’re nice and smooth.

(3) Apply OPI nail color in 3 separate coats until the glitter is built up and doesn’t have any gaps.

(4) After applying the nail color take a length of chain and ready it to be applied. Apply a thin layer of topcoat to the nail and stick the chain on quickly but try to make it a straight diagonal line from one of the top corners of your nail. After it is secured on the nail take a pair of nail clippers and clip any excess chain off. Repeat this for each nail.

(5) After each nail has chain secured on it take a pair of tweezers and pick a jewel and ccarefully place it along the chain in a straight diagonal line. Work your way to the tips of your nails until the space is filled. Repeat for each nail until all of the are bejewled.

(6) Once your nails have all the decor on them take a generous amount of topcoat and paint over the jewels, chain, and nail. Do this for each nail and let them dry… preferably in front of a fan or with a manual nail dryer. And you’re finished!

Here are some other nail art examples that I died over when searching:

The last image was the one I used to inspire my simpler design.

Be sure to follow me on bloglovin if you want to see more nail DIY’s because after this first attempt being so fun I can’t wait to try my complex designs. And I will definitely give junk nails a try.

-Angelena We Are Hipster Scum

Feelin’ Witchy

Lately I’ve been inspired by by the spiritual world after spending many a night at my boyfriend’s mom’s house. (Which we think could potentially be very haunted). The last night I was there I had a “strange occurence”. I came downstairs with Sue to get some food and everything is quiet.

Although everything is quiet there is a radio in the dining room that we were told never to turn off or change the station. Why? Because the woman who owned the house previously was incredibly Christian and always had a Christian station playing on the radio. She passed away from cancer. It was weird enough that we were told basically never to touch it unless we were going to turn it up. (And god knows that wasn’t on our to-do list).

Anyways, as I went back downstairs alone…. in the dark, literally 5 min after I had just come down with Sue the radio was up blasting that Christian station. No one turned it up because no one was down there. I got chills throughout my entire body like I’ve never felt before. It was one of the weirdest things I had ever felt. There’s a lot of strange little things that go on there like windows slamming shut that are really hard to close, sounds that appear to be someone walking, and dogs barking at nothing a lot during the night time.

Ever since I was a child I was also interested in the spiritual world or whatever you’d like to call it. A lot of people think’s its a bunch of crap, but I’m not so ignorant to the point where I won’t be a little open-minded and at least leave myself open to experience things like that.

Some people will say it’s your mind’s paranoia playing tricks on you, but we all believe different things. And I personally think it isn’t too far off to think a presence can remain somewhere when someone passes especially their home or in other words their domain.

What do you think? Are you a believer in the spiritual side of yourself? Have you ever had a strange occurrence happen to you that made you question if there really is another spiritual realm?


P.S.- Don’t forget Halloween is coming up around the corner. I already know what I’m going to be =]

-Angelena Hipster Scum

The Ultimate “Trash” Fashion: Jeremy Scott NYFW

I was completely inspired by Jeremy Scott’s recent collection during NYFW. For a long time now I have been thinking in terms of trash, dark, or street inspired clothing not just because I think it’s an interesting concept, but because it puts a strong message out in terms of reusing materials and that fashion can be found in all places and forms.

A lot of things we consider trash are in fact completely reusable and sometimes add interest to an otherwise drab ensemble. I would much rather tell someone a story about a piece I’m wearing like, “Oh I made this from reusable materials”, rather than I bought it at Dries a few weeks ago. I think fashion can be found everywhere and I’m really glad Jeremy Scott put that out into the open.

I’ve noticed a lot of designers this year are taking their inspirations from very interesting places like sex, human flesh, trash, etc. And I’m loving every second of it. It makes me want to work even harder to finish my duct tape bustiers and garbage bag dresses. It’s SO time consuming. I can’t even begin to start it half of the time. So please by some unknown force of nature help me be like Jeremy Scott and just do it.

So why aren’t we married Jeremy Scott?

-Angelena (Hipster Scum)

Fashion Week: Max Azria Beauty/ Get The Look

So for fashion week this year I will be covering makeup trends and how to do them as well as the top models who walked this season. The first makeup tutorial I would like to spotlight is for Max Azria’s Spring RTW line. It’s a very natural look with a little tint of color in the lips. Natural makeup is one of my favorite types because it looks effortless but also let’s people know you care enough to enhance your already lovely features.

The Things You’ll Need for This Look:

A Light Moisturizer– I chose DDF Ultra Light Dew Moisturizer
A Primer– I chose Smashbox Photo Finish
A Brightener– It’s actually made for under the eye but I use it on my upper cheek bone to add a little light.
A Liquid Concealer– I chose Smashbox High Definition Healthy Foundation
A Powder Foundation– I chose Bare Minerals in Medium including the Mineral Veil to reflect light and give a more even poreless finish.
A Skin Toned Blush– I chose to use the warmth from My Bare Minerals set because it isn’t pink but still adds definition to the cheekbone
Light Gold Eyeshadow & A Shade of Darker Brown– I chose the YSL quad with gold, brown, plum, and blue(not used).
A Mascara and Mascara Base– I chose a Lancome mascara base and used Bad Girl by Benefit Mascara.
An Eyebrow Pencil Or Filler Compact– I chose a Chanel eyebrow pencil
A Lip Tint or Stain– I chose Maybelline Color Sensational in Feelin’ Rosy.
A Plain Gloss (optional)– I chose LipFusion plumping gloss because I have small lips.
Makeup Brushes I chose a max concealer brush for problem areas, a max coverage kabuki brush for optimum coverage, a lighter kabuki brush for the mineral veil, and a feather light brush for my blush max all from Bare Minerals. I also used 2 MAC brushes for my eyeshadow. A medium flat for the lid’s base and a very small flat used to line the upper eyelid.

Step 1:
Take your moisturizer and apply lightly to the entire face.

Step 2:
Add some brightener under the eye if you have any dark circles or just want to add a luminous touch.

Step 3:
Take your primer and also apply this to the entire face. Make sure to only use small dot amounts and don’t over apply as this will make your face feel wet which will be bad for the powder based concealer.

Step 4:
Next take your liquid foundation and apply it to your problem areas or your whole face depending on how even your skin tone is. I always apply my foundation to my entire face just to ensure that my skin tone is even and it also makes the powder foundation look more even and allows it to stay on better.

Step 5:
Now take max concealing brush and apply it to your problem areas and under your eyes. Dab it lightly and even out the power around the area you’re covering.

Step 6:
Next take your larger Kabuki brush or foundation brush and cover the rest of your face. Apply in a circular motion for maximum coverage. Do this lightly as pressing hard can cause your skin to turn slightly red or irritated (especially if you have sensitive skin like me). Remember to apply a little powder under your jawline and onto your neck so it doesn’t look two-toned.

Step 7:
Take your lighter larger brush and apply a light reflecting powder like the mineral veil on your upper cheekbones, chin, nose, and forehead. This adds more dimension to your face and also reflects light to minimize the pores.

Step 8:
Now take your feather light brush or very light brush and apply some blush starting from the hairline right below the top of your cheekbone and bring it in until you reach the outer point of where your eye is. Do not bring it all the way over onto the front of the face. Keep it to the sides. Also apply it lightly because you don’t want it to be too dark but more so natural.

NOTE: If you want to highlight your brush take a little brightener and dab it onto your upper cheekbone very lightly.

Step 9:
Take your medium flat eyeshadow brush and apply some gold shadow to the base of your eyelid. Apply generously but not TOO generously. Bring the eyeshadow out from the corner of your eyes slightly but not too much. Make sure to keep your area straight and don’t stray too far up or too far down. You can also apply a lighter color eyeshadow closer to the brown to highlight the eye if you prefer. Keep it light though.

Step 10:
Take your very small flat. This brush is used more for lining and not covering. Take a nice shade of brown that isn’t to dark and line your upper lashline with it to add a little bit of darkness. If you want it to be a little darker use a darker shade of brown to line it once again. I chose to use the plum in my YSL quad because when it’s mixed with the brown you can barely tell it has a purple tint.

Step 11:
Once your finished with your shadow, take your mascara base and apply it to your upper eyelashes only. Once it’s dry apply your regular mascara lightly. Make sure it doesn’t clump and none of your lashes stick together. We want your lashes to look as natural as possible. if anything they need to look tinted dark not full of volume.

Step 12:
Once your eyes are done move to the eyebrows. I simply lined and filled mine with the Chanel eyebrow pencil but if you’re using a filling compact take a very small brush and fill them with a nice natural shade of brown. Use a lighter brown on the outer edges around the brown to make it look more shaded rather than very dark and bold.

Step 13:
Last take your lip tint or stain and apply lightly to the lips. Make sure the stain is a lighter pink and nothing too dark. Keep it within the natural bounds. Be conscious of your lip line and make sure not to go outside of it or else the stain will make it look like you have liner on. To make the stain even rub lightly with your finger for even coverage. You can either leave the stain plain and matte finished or apply a little gloss like I did to add some shine.

And there you have it. A great natural look that can be worn anyday.

Siri Tollerod: The Girl Of MANY Faces

I wanted to do a “somewhat” bio on Siri Tollerod. As a model who I’ve followed religiously over the past 2-3 years, Siri Tollerod has been one of the most influential models I have come to admire. She plays the role of a model so well in the sense that she is very “chameleon” like and can pretty much  do anything and still look beautiful. I have a lot of respect for models with this natural ability to change who they are completely behind a camera lense. Not all models are THAT versatile. And I have to say for the sake of saying that her face is a face I fell in love with.

If I ever had the guts (and the cheddar) to have complete reconstructive surgery to look like someone else…. it would most likely be Siri. Her and Sasha Pivovarova would be tied in first. All in all, I don’t believe in idolizing someone purely because of how they look, but I do “admire” women who are beautiful. It’s almost a whimsical feeling like you’ve seen a fairy or a nymph.

Although this is true, I find myself constantly questioning the integrity of being beautiful for a living. I couldn’t see myself personally getting much fulfillment out of my life even if I was booked for endless amounts of campaigns, photoshoots, and runways. I’d rather die saying I saved the dolphins or created an outfit that people will enjoy for years to come until it becomes vintage and then popular again anyways. Or perhaps even creating a beautiful piece of artwork.

As much as I admire beautiful people I am not jealous of them. I wouldn’t want the constant spotlight and adoration. Mostly because I’ve seen what it’s done to people, and most often those people became the biggest narcissists I ever came into contact with. But not everyone who is beautiful is vain. (But let’s not sit here and sugarcoat this… the majority sort of is). I feel like this personality is almost too widely accepted as being okay and normal. But there’s nothing humble about having your nose up everyday.

But without too much rambling:

(Borrowed from Wiki)

Career

Tollerød has shot with photographers including Steven Meisel, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Karl Lagerfeld, Steven Klein, and Ellen von Unwerth, and her covers include Norwegian Elle, 10, Lula, and French Revue de Modes, with editorials in Dazed & Confused, Numéro, V, Harpers Bazaar, W, Allure, Norwegian and Swedish Elle, and Italian, British, French, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and American Vogue. She has walked for many notable designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Alberta Ferretti, Christian Lacroix, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Prada. She has been featured in campaigns for Alberta Ferretti, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Costume National, Derercuny, DKNY, GAP, Miu Miu, Prada, Siviglia, Sportmax, and Valentino.

Career Highlights

(Borrowed from NY Mag)

2007 Signs with Trump Management

JUN 2007 Appears in first major editorial for Italian Vogue, photographed by Steven Klein

SEP 2007 Opens the spring D&G, Wunderkind, and Leonard shows in Milan and Paris

OCT 2007 Closes the spring D&G and Lanvin shows in Milan and Paris, also walks for Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Nina Ricci, and Yves Saint Laurent

DEC 2007 Featured in Numéro editorial wearing Chanel couture

2008 Appears as the sole model in Prada’s resort look book

2008 Becomes the face of Costume National

FEB 2008 Featured on the cover of Italian Vogue Beauty

MAR 2008 Appears in Numéro editorial, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld

4 APR, 2008 Models.com features Tollerød for her consistent editorial bookings

2008 Craig McDean photographs Tollerød for Gwen Stefani’s World of Harajuku Lovers Parfum

2009 Signs fragrance contract with Valentino, photographed by Glen Luchford

SEP 2009 Jeremy Kost films Tollerød backstage at Diane von Furstenberg

2010 Becomes the face of Sportmax

APR 2010 Appears in Allure beauty editorial, photographed by Ben Hassett

2010 Becomes one of the faces of Miu Miu, alongside Lindsey Wixson

Agencies, Advertisements, Magazine Covers, and Fashion Shows
(Borrowed from Fashion Model Directory )

Agencies
Marilyn Agency – Paris
DNA Model Management
Joy Model Management – Milan
Joy Model Management – Sao Paulo

Advertisements
Alberta Ferretti,  American Eagle Outfitters,  Barney’s Coop,  Bergdorf Goodman,  Blanco,  Costume National,  Derercuny,  DKNY,  Gap,  L.A.M.B. ‘The World of Harajuku Lovers’ fragrance,  MAC,  Miu Miu,  Patrizia Pepe,  Siviglia,  Sportmax,  Valentino ‘Rock’n Dreams’ fragrance,  Victor Hugo,  White House Black Market.

Magazine Covers
Brazil: ‘Versatille’ – May/June 2009
Denmark: ‘Dansk’ – #18 Summer 2008; ‘Cover’ – August 2009
France: ‘French Revue de Modes’ – Spring/Summer 2008
Germany: ‘Tush’ – Spring/Summer 2009
Italy ‘Vogue Beauty’ – August 2008; ‘Muse’ – #19 December 2008
Japan: ‘Vogue Beauty’ – July 2009
New Zealand: ‘Black’ – Fall 2009

Norway: ‘Costume’ – June 2010

Fashion Shows
Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2007 {AB/Soul}

Resort 2008 {Prada}

Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2008 {Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro dell’Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Anna Molinari, Ann Demeulemeester, Anteprima, Antonio Berardi, Antonio Marras, Balenciaga, Barbara Bui, Belstaff, Bruno Pieters, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Costello Tagliapietra, Costume National, Custo Barcelona, Daks, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, D&G, Dolce&Gabbana, Ermanno Scervino, Generra, Giambattista Valli, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Lanvin, Leonard, Les Copains, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Missoni, Miu Miu, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Nina Ricci, Peter Som, Philosophy di Alberta Feretti, Prada, Pringle of Scotland, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Ruffian, Rui du Mail, Sophia Kokosalaki, Sportmax, Thakoon, Valentino, Wunderkind, Yves Saint Laurent}
Haute Couture – Spring/Summer 2008 {Anne-Valerie Hash, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Valentino}

Pre-Fall 2008 {Chanel, Roland Mouret}

Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2008 {6267, Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro dell’Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Antonio Berardi, Balenciaga, BCBG Max Azria, Behnaz Sarafpour, Bottega Veneta, Burberry Prorsum, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Costume National, Daks by Giles Deacon, Derek Lam, Derercuny, D&G, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY, Donna Karan, Etro, Fendi, Gucci, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Hussein Chalayan, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Malo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, MaxMara, Missoni, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Phi, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Roberto Cavalli, Rodarte, Rue du Mail, Ruffian, Sonia Rykiel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Stella McCartney, Thakoon, Tuleh, Vera Wang Lavender Label, Viktor & Rolf, Y & Kei, Zac Posen}
Haute Couture – Autumn/Winter 2008 {Anne Valérie Hash, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Givenchy, Valentino}

Resort 2009 {Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Christian Dior}

Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2009 {Adam, Alessandro dell’Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Antonio Berardi, Aquilano e Rimondi, Balenciaga, Behnaz Sarafpour, Calvin Klein, Celine, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Lacroix, Costume National, Daughters, Derercuny, D&G, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Doo.Ri, Dsquared2, Emanuel Ungaro, Erin Fetherston, Etro, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Gianfranco Ferré, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, John Galliano, Just Cavalli, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, La Perla, Louis Vuitton, Malo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Miss Sixty, Miu Miu, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Phi, Roberto Cavalli, Rodarte, Rue du Mail, Ruffian, Sonia Rykiel, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Wunderkind, Yohji Yamamoto}
Haute Couture – Spring/Summer 2009 {Alexis Mabille, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Valentino}

Pre-fall 2009 {Alberta Ferretti}

Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2009 {Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro dell’Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Ann Demeulemeester, Aquilano e Rimondi, Balenciaga, Bruno Pieters, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, D&G, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Doo.Ri, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Enrico Coveri, Erin Fetherston, Giambattista Valli, Hussein Chalayan, Jill Stuart, Kenzo, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Nicole Miller, Nina Ricci, Pringle of Scotland, Proenza Schouler, Roberto Cavalli, Rodarte, Rue du Mail, Ruffian, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Tibi, Viktor & Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto}
Haute Couture – Autumn/Winter 2009 {Armani Prive, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab}

Resort 2010 {Chanel, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera}

Ready to wear – Spring/Summer 2010 {Academy of Art University, Badgley Mischka, Balenciaga, Bruno Pieters, Byblos, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, D&G, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Doo.Ri, Emanuel Ungaro, Enrico Coveri, Francesco Scognamiglio, Frankie Morello, Gabriele Colangelo, Givenchy, Guy Laroche, Ingrid Vlasov, Jason Wu, Jo No Fui, John Galliano, Jonathan Saunders, Just Cavalli, Kristina Ti, Louis Vuitton, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Michalsky, Milly, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Phi, Roberto Cavalli, Rue du Mail, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Sophia Kokosalaki, Sportmax, Vanessa Bruno, Viktor & Rolf, Willow, Zac Posen}
Haute Couture – Spring/Summer 2010 {Alexis Mabille, Armani Prive, Chanel, Christian Dior, Josephus Thimister, Stephane Rolland, Valentino, Zuhair Murad}

Pre-fall 2010 {Chloé, Oscar de la Renta}

Ready to wear – Autumn/Winter 2010 {Albino, Altuzarra, Anne Valerie Hash, Antonio Marras, Badgley Mischka, Balenciaga, Balmain, C’N’C Costume National, Cacharel, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Costume National, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Edition by Georges Chakra, Emanuel Ungaro, Emporio Armani, Enrico Coveri, Gabriele Colangelo, Giorgio Armani, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart, Jo No Fui, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Lanvin, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, N°21 Alessandro dell’Acqua, Oscar de la Renta, Paul & Joe, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Roberto Cavalli, Rue du Mail, Sportmax, Thakoon, Trias, Valentin Yudashkin, Valentino, Versus, Viktor & Rolf, Willow, Wunderkind, Yves Saint Laurent, Zac Posen}
Haute Couture – Autumn/Winter 2010 {Chanel, Christian Dior, Stephane Rolland, Valentino}

Resort 2011 {Calvin Klein, Jason Wu, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent}

And here are some photos and a short video from last season:
(Borrowed from Fashion Model Directory)

Pre-Fall/ Early Fall 2010 Top Trends and Ready To Wear Looks

Every new season I put together a little sketchbook full of the latest casual trends that are ready-to-wear and easy to attain. I usually use UO catalogs because I get 2 sent to my house everytime (so it’s a lot easier to cut them up and feel guilt free because I save EVERYTHING). Cliche as it may be UO has stepped up it’s game over the past few years and it becomes more and more refined as time goes on. (Too bad the prices become more refined as well). So here are a few pages describing some top trends, looks, and key pieces that everyone should look into for the fall season coming up.

Also I strongly recommend to anyone to make this a habit. Buy yourself some nice little sketchbooks and keep your ideas on hand at all times. It keeps you focused on what you really like and avoids those moments where you buy something and never end up wearing it because you weren’t as fond of it as you though you were. Only keep the things that really catch your attention and you fall in love with. And do it every season to keep up with the progression of trends and so you can notice the directions in which things are going. Even if you just write some comments do it. It’s incredibly useful and it’s fun!

-Angelena We Are Hipster Scum