Kanye West’s Paris Debut – hot or not

I happened to be surfing around I found an article on Kanye West’s Fashion runway debut in Paris.  all Photos by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Now while I only posted a few here, you can see more at Fashionista.com.  After looking at all of the pieces, I will agree that there is a problem of fit. Models are living and breathing mannequins and everything should fit them well. This is why these girls are chosen for runway. Overall, I personally thought it was a decent first effort but it doesn’t have any cohesion or voice. There was not really a theme to the collection and I am not sure the roughness around the edges of the designs were to represent his roughness around the edges.

If he should want to try again, suggest getting a great design and sewing team. I am also not  sure why he felt the need to rush his debut. He would have probably done better had he waited to debut for fall/winter 2012 show season.

But am I sure he will bounce back from what the article stated. After all , it is Kanye we are talking about here :)

Polyvore.com———– LOVE LOVE LOVE this site

I know I am slow when it comes to finding great fashion sites besides STYLE.com ( Fashion OnLine bible) but my friend Danielle ( Thank you) introduced me to this wonderful site called Polyvore.

This site is truly a wonderful site for fashion, interior design and art. When you first get there, you see these wonderful sets of fashion and art all pieced together.  What I learned is that users can make these wonderful sets of pieces that they love. I was in complete awe and amazement. After a few tries of actually making an account, I finally did and within the first 30 mins, made 3 sets. I was totally enamored with it.

I have already entered 2 contests and even if I may not win, truth is my inner stylist is having a great time.  I advise any budding stylist, fashionista or artist to go and check it out and while you are there check out my page and let me know what you think.

 

Going Across the world to try something new

While surfing around tumblr one day, I saw a post of a sweater I thought was amazing. I did a lil more digging online and found where the sweater could be ordered.  The site is called Yesstyle.com. It is a e-commerce website for Asian Fashions. You can find clothing from designers from Taiwan, Japan and Korea.  What I find amazing is that site has so many designers and styles to choose from and covers both men and women. What I love about Yes Style is the price of the product. Most of the lines they carry on par with places like H&M, Gap, Forever 21, Banana Republic and so on. It really all depends on what you are looking for in particular. If you are interested in shopping with them, definitely sign up to be a member so you can become an Elite Member. You can get savings on most goods when you become one. The more you spend within a year, the higher your membership in the elite club becomes.  You can gain savings almost like most companies have now.

So, I ordered two Items  A color block loose fit top in gray and navy and a contrast trim cardigan Prices being $19.80 and $24.00 respectively. The color block top is see thru so wearing something underneath is in order. The top is very comfy and caring for it means hand washing. I will probably be using a mild detergent like Woolite. The cardigan is great. It has a cupcake pin which you can take off and on depending your mood.

The shipping from there is very fast. I placed my order on 9-24-11 and received today 9-27-11. To me, that is extremely fast considering it is coming from overseas.  The shipping is very reasonable and no tax was charged.. ( Even Better) :)

I will definitely be shopping from yes style again. Some of the pieces over there are things that I know I would not be able to readily find here. It is always nice to find a new place to shop.

Very Collegiate looking

Isnt it cute ?

Fashion to a Fashion Show…….

Well I currently work at Express in Soho and today I was asked to dress a young lady for the Herve Leger Fashion Show… this afternoon. She came in at 12:23 to be at the show at 2:00pm. To say my nerves were on edge was an understatement. I wanted her to look fabulous. She really and truly loved the fashionable and sexy silhouettes of Express’ new suiting for the Fall. I will show the pieces I dressed her in. Please note : She was model Height and a size 0.

She wore: High waisted Color Block in Black and Brown,  Rouched 2 Button Jacket in Camel, Sequin Cami in Beige and Leopard Heels.

I do hope she got rave reviews cause the outfit looked amazing.

Summer Season ends the dreaded season of Muffin Top- THANK YOU :)

Every season in fashion, we see trends come and go. One trend however seems to be recurring….. the dreaded muffin top. Every late spring early summer, young women seem to want to show more flesh than is truly necessary.

 

 

Loves this Image because this is what I see everyday

So please explain to me why that is?!!?!?

Now while I know there are people who will say, I am proud of my body and its curves and imperfections.. OK I get that.

BUT…… BUT how is muffin top acceptable on someone who does not have fat really anywhere else but around the tummy area and WHY do you need to subject me to it?

I mean after all, no one would talk about muffin top if it was contained in the privacy of people’s homes.

Now there are so many ways to respect yourself and the rest of the world and take care of not showing your “Excess Baggage”.

Muffin top came in to existence because poeple do not want to accept they have gained weight.  The biggest culprit or indicator of weight gain is usually is the JEAN!!!

I dont care how much stretch they put in denim these days, they always show that commercial women laying on the bed to put them on.

Now those women in the commercials do not have muffin top so what makes you think you with your tummy should really want to wear something that doesn’t fit.

And if that isn’t bad enough , the TIGHT ASS , SPANDEX Crying cause your stretching out shirt has to be worn to exacerbate (big word I know, GOOGLE IT) the muffin top issue.

See what I mean!!!!!

Do me a favor, wear a top that flow or is loose fitting. One of fashion rules especially in outfitting, if you are wearing one tight piece, the other piece should be looser.

Play up your sex appeal not your NAST – A appeal.

 

DAMN!!!!

 

Fashion Night out aka FNO happening on September 8th, 2011

Well lovelies, the time is coming closer to FNO or Fashion Night out.  This night introduces people to shopping after hours at some of the most glamorous places around the world. Fashion with its creatively and expression brings all levels of fashionistas both beginning and experienced.

To make sure your Fashion journey goes well, go the website http://fashionsnightout.com/. They have listed all the events happening around NYC and there is a link to World wide events.

Working in retail I have experienced fashion night out since its inception 3 years ago. The streets of NYC were flooded with shoppers and celebrities were brimming at some of New York’s high-profile stores.  I am having no doubt that this year will be truly spectacular. I look forward to reading all the websites, blogs, and seeing images from the night on various social media outlets. Unfortunately, I will be working early that day but my job is having their own fashion night out in Soho.  It should be a fun time.

I hope I can get a t-shirt this year. :)

My Love for a New York Designer – Ralph Lauren

Being a fashion merchandising student, we sometimes in our assignments need to do research on designers. I did a paper on one of my favorites Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren was born in the Bronx ( so of course I love him already being a New Yorker) but to learn he started out making ties completely fascinated me. This man’s designs are all american and so timeless and classic and to think it all started with designing ties. While I do not currently own any Ralph Lauren pieces, I am a huge fan. Since I am classic dresser, my favorite season designs from him are always the fall seasons.  Fall is my season because I love all the rich tones and colors the season bring and I have a serious love affair with layering.

From his Fall RTW 2007 these were my favs from his show

All the pieces above are absolutely amazing. Photos courtesy of Style.com and Marcio Maderia. All the fabrics are amazing and look they would feel amazing on the skin.

Fast Forward to fall RTW 2010 ( current season weather wise) here are two of my Favs

Photos courtesy of Style.com

As you see fantastic layering, beautiful florals and touches of lace and wool. Now this isn’t to say I don’t appreciate his spring or resort but I always loved fall probably because I was born in the fall.  Ralph Lauren is one of the few designers who I would tell people to buy. HIs clothing is simply stunning and makes a great addition to anyone’s closet. Every piece he makes canbe worn year after year without you feeling dated and there are not many designers who can do that.

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