Tuesday, September 30, 2008

posh goes PVC

Woahhh Posh. Always one step ahead....literally. I don't know how it is humanly possibly to wear these shoes and not fall over, let alone walk the red carpet! It helps that she has her statuesque hubby to grab onto if she feels  herself heading for a face plant. 

The designer is Antonio Berardi. He's pretty much known to make sky high heels that ironically....have no heel. His show in Paris yesterday proved that he can seriously deliver when it comes to fashion. There were lots of heels, very high heels, but none of his signature "no-heels" were seen. Maybe we'll just have to wait for him to design something crazy for next year, that could somehow top these by Aminaka Wilmont...

Berardi's shoes

Berardi and Magdalena Frackowiak

Thursday, September 25, 2008

mariano vivanco

Thank god for photographers like him. He mostly does spreads for Dazed and Confused magazine, which is one of my favorite magazines. 

No more words. Just pictures.

i love it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

boredom + time travel = laughter

The other night, after my sister and I saw Santogold at Irving Plaza, which was amaaziiinnggg, we came back to a quiet apartment at around 1:30 am. Still not tired enough to go to sleep, we decided to scour the internet, in search of something that would entertain our brains. We came across this. www.yearbookyourself.com. I'm sure its been out there for a while now, but we have just discovered it. Its hilarious. Enjoy...

me -


okay, time for something pleasing to look at. Finally, a new issue of Lua magazine has come out. Once again, the pages are filled with amazing photography with beautiful models, lighting and of course, clothes. These are from an older issue but I will always love them...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Topshop flop...

My first encounter with Topshop was a few summers ago during my very first trip to jolly 'ol England. Expecting to walk out of the 3 level mega-store with more bags of clothes than my body weight, and major weight-loss ( money spent in english terms ($$ - pounds)), I came out with only a pair of shoes and jeans. A little disappointed, but eager to go back. The selection was overwhelming and almost made me dizzy. My sister and I actually spent a good 4 hours there, even taking a lunch break in their convieniently located Cafeteria right next to the Vintage Section. When I heard the news of Topshop coming to the streets of New York this fall, I got very, very excited. I figured maybe in New York, I wouldn't have to struggle with the pound/dollar exchange rate. Fall is on its way, and so is the opening of the SoHo Topshop.... or so I thought...I found this article in WWD...

Topshop is now going to love New York in the springtime.

The British fast-fashion retailer, which originally planned to open a 40,000-square-foot flagship in SoHo this fall, has postponed its entrance into the U.S. market until March because of construction delays at the store, located at 478 Broadway.

“This has been a logistical nightmare,” Sir Philip Green, Topshop’s owner, said bluntly. “America is a new territory for us and we have to get it exactly right. This store can’t be a nine out of 10 when it opens; it has to be a 10 out of 10. So we’re delaying the opening until around mid-March.

Uh oh. Look's like I'll just have to wait until spring...or take another trip to London!

until then, theres always the online store!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lauren Who?

So, I'll admit it. I've watched The Hills. The "drama", the blank stares, the bitchy glares and the flesh colored beards (Spencer). Personally I find the show to be hilarious. Partly because its supposed to be a reality show when clearly its scripted in some way or another. The dialogue consists of only a few words while the rest of the episode is filled in with edited shots capturing the girls' empty eyes staring back at each other suggesting some sort of non-verbal response. To be honest, I'd much rather have seen a Laguna Beach spin-off starring the drama queen herself, Kristin Cavallari. She surprisingly had a personality and a reaction that actually involved words. 

Today was a day I never thought would happen in my life. Not that I ever thought about it. But thinking about it now, I never thought it would happen. Ever. I met Lauren Conrad. lol.

She was nice. Thats all I really remember after meeting and "talking" to her. Even though she's a major A-lister in the world of MTV "reality" television, my encounter with the Conrad herself doesn't compare with the magical day I met The Lagerfeld. Yes, The Karl Lagerfeld.

I was too scared to be in the picture with him. By the way, thats Brad Kroenig, Lagerfeld's rumored model boy toy and Stephen Gan, the co-founder of Visionaire Magazine.

Here's Kroenig and Lagerfeld...who I think look lovely together!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Zaha Hadid and Karl Lagerfeld conquer Central Park...

I cannnoooottt wait for the Chanel Mobil Art Exhibit in Central Park! London based architect Zaha Hadid teamed up with one of my favorite people ever...Karl Lagerfeld, to create this....

The exhibit is only up from October 9th to November 20th and tickets are running out! It's free admission but a registered time slot is needed in order to explore this space-like-fashion-orb. Karl and Zaha already made stops in both Hong Kong and Tokyo, and now they are on their way over to the best city in the world, NEW YORK!

Here are some pictures from the Tokyo and Hong Kong exhibit..

I seriously think this might be one of the most amazing fashion exhibits EVER. Seriously. I haven't been this excited about an exhibit since I saw the Balenciaga installation in Paris. Although, the Viktor and Rolf showcase at the Barbican in London was pretty amazing. I actually got chills when I saw the 1999 "Russian Doll" Collection with Maggie Rizer. My sister, mom and I even dragged my dad with us through a good 2 hours "ooohing and aaahing" at the insanely beautiful creations of Viktor and Rolf. Surprising, he actually liked it! Thats how amazing it was. I snuck pictures because it was too extraordinary to walk away with just a brochure...

Now I hope I can sneak pictures at the Chanel Mobile Art.....

Saturday, September 13, 2008

no words. 

where? brooklyn
when? 1:30 am
who? he ran off before i could find out.....

Friday, September 12, 2008

VPL is no longer a fashion mishap.


I think this may be the most common fashion mistake most girls make. All girls except one. Victoria Bartlett. She started her clothing line in 2003 and decided to call it Visible Panty Line, or VPL for short. Her designs were all inspired by undergarments and the idea of bringing the underwear out from underneath. She started out doing mostly sportswear inspired lingerie... like this from her spring 2005 collection

I've always liked Bartlett's designs because they're so different from what the other designers are doing. Her collections are always a breath of fresh air. And not to mention her sense of humor. She took the ultimate fashion mistake and turned it into a fashion masterpiece...and her new spring 2009 ready to wear is the perfect example...

just kidding. here's the real deallll...