I am still on a mini blog hiatus. But while I have a little bit of time to post something, I thought it would be great to post this picture of a model’s foot at the end of fashion week. It is no secret that models take all sorts of beatings during fashion week from crazy hair and makeup to crazy clothes and shoes. This picture shows just how cray cray their feet look at the end of the long month.
Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 has bid us adieu. I feel like this fashion month has gone by soo slowly because so much has happened. It was only a month ago to the day that I was flying into New York for fashion week And now Paris Fashion Week, with all its rumors, intrigue, mysteries, and scandals is over…finally. *Cue…Deep…Sighs…Now! Oh, but while we are on the subject of rumors and such, apparently it is a known fact that Riccardo Tisci will leave Givenchy for Dior!!!! I saw it isn’t a known fact until a press release has been sent out, but whatever. Whoever knows the truth probably isn’t saying anything at all. Duh!!! If this is true, who will take over Givenchy? Aye carumba!
Anywho! I decided to do something different for these last few shows. In place of my usual
pitiful photo collages, I have brought you fashion videos because videos are more fun and entertaining. Thank me later.
Let’s start with Yves Saint Laurent! I love the suiting with the cropped pant or short skirt that Stefano Pilati did. It was a good mix of masculine and feminine. His use of fur was fabulous as well. I loved the white fur coat and the coat before it with the black fur hood. I also loved the white section at the end. I don’t usually wear all white, just a few pieces here and there, but I would wear that white tux. They say that Pilati may be out soon at YSL, but the higher ups at the label said recently that that is a lie. Let’s hope so, because I like his work at YSL.
This week’s Of Note post on KCD casting director Michelle Lee is the second post in the new series. The first post was of make-up maven Pat McGrath. I hope you are enjoying this new series. If you have suggestions/feedback, let me know in the comments section or email me.
Casting director Michelle Lee was born in New Jersey and thought that one day she would become a lawyer, but fate had other plans. She moved to New York City and became a fashion show producer with top fashion firm KCD. Through producing fashion shows and a brief stint with renowned casting director Jennifer Venditti, Lee found that she could make a living finding models for editorials, ads, and fashion shows. She never knew that the role of casting director even existed before that time.
Paris Fashion Week is over and that means that all of the major fashion weeks are done until February and I can now go back to spending most of my time studying and finishing my DIY projects. Speaking of which; I completed this DIY last week from Alice & Daisy and am almost done with this one from love Maegan. I’ve also been hand-sewing and mending things, but that is neither here nor there! Here are the reviews. Photos from Style.com.
I think Sarah Burton did a great job with Alexander McQueen’s collection. There were some motifs, shapes, and textures happening in the collection that made everything seem familiar. Nothing strayed to far from what McQueen used to do.
Louis Vuitton was beautiful. I will admit…there were some pieces that I thought were absolutely ridiculous, but the bulk of the clothes were amazing. Marc Jacobs did a great job with this Asian inspired collection.
The last day of Paris Fashion Week also marked the last time John Paul Gaultier designs a collection for Hermes, and boy did he go out with a bang. He had fashion icon Farida Khelfa walk for him and a whole slew of dressage riders on horseback. Everything fit his horse theme perfectly.
Yesterday was crazy. I went to my school’s graduate fashion show, which was the best one yet. I got to see some guy from Project Runway, whose name I can’t remember, and Miss J from ANTM. I will do a separate post for that show, so I can actually review each graduate designer. This was the first time that I actually liked each collection.
The best part was doing Fashions Night Out. After leaving Lincoln Center, I took two trains to the famous 5th Avenue and took pictures of all the live models and craziness happening in the store windows. Gant and Louis Vuitton were my favs because Gant had naked lacrosse players posing and taking showers in the windows 🙂 and Louis Vuitton had people in brown LV aprons doing synchronized dancing down the steps and dancing in the store windows. One of the dancers in the window even licked a Speedy bag. ??!?!?!?
3rd trend: Revival of the 50’s and 80’s
Although these eras are long ago, nearly every decade celebrates its comeback, sooner or later. This fall it’s the 50’s and 80’s turn.
Derivation of the 80’s Wall Street look:
A new type of woman created a furor in those times: the successful businesswoman. In 1988, Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver taught the business world the true meaning of fear in their movie “Working Girl”. And to show the women’s toughness, many men’s clothing classics got adopted to the female wardrobe.
The look is very businesslike. Coats, chemises and cravats are a pretty good investment. Typical 80’s: classical shapes & shoulder pads. To mix it up, mini-skirts can help to interpret the look in a female way. Noble hats cap the look.
The characteristic silhouette is defined with small tops and wide flared skirts. A plunging neckline caters for modern sexiness. Very hip: slinky bustiers or a basic t-shirt combined with a skirt. Moreover, former floral prints get replaced by modern art-appeal.
4th trend: Baroque ‘n ‘ Roll
In the 60’s, musicians like Jimi Hendrix knew how to play to the gallery, and they mixed glam outfits with quillings, velvet and brocade. The style carried forward to the 80’s and now. You definitively must have a look at the video clip “Prince Charming” by “Adam and the Ants”.
Precious brocade and sparkling gold threats come to the fore. The stylistic dimension varies from baroque-inspired glory to the sixties look and the shimmering 70’s disco style. Who doesn’t like to be that sparkish: A minimalistic combination of black and gold sets priorities without gaudiness.
-Sabrina La Belle Fleurie