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Grai: Designer Profile
July 22, 2009, 12:52 pm
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Looking at gorgeous leather jackets in Opening Ceremony, I stumbled upon many up and coming designers.  My favorite jacket-maker had to be Grai.  The designer of Grai is Maya Yogev, a Los Angeles native.  Yogev has a pretty substantial background in design.  After fashion school in 2002, she worked under the designer, Rick Owens. At one point in her life, Yogev even designed a line of clothing for the band Black Sabbath.  Yogev’s line Grai was created to craft the perfect jackets and coats.  Yogev blends buttery leathers with harsher fabrics crafting beautiful textures and patterns. She drapes her jacket fabrics to look like sculptures. Her draping is not unlike that of Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s.  The collars on her coats are so amazing.  Imagine a sweater’s cowl neck on a leather jacket! Each seam is meticulously sewn as if to seem like the jacket is a piece of nature and can never be taken apart. 

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Source: OpeningCeremony.us.com, graiscale.com 

Check out Opening Ceremony in person to see the cowl neck jackets–they don’t have pictures on their website!

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Behold Barney’s!
July 20, 2009, 8:02 pm
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While Barney’s is my all time FAVORITE store, I don’t get to visit the clothing mecca very often. This weekend, I took another trip up to San Francisco and managed to sneak into the Barney’s in Union Square. Since I’m not a frequent visitor, I make sure to savor my Barney’s trips as if they were my last bite of Pinkberry. I take the time to carefully browse through each piece of clothing–basking in each piece’s unique, innovative design, running my fingers over the rare, elegant fabrics, and memorizing the names of the store’s newly carried designers. This time, I even managed to bring my iphone and snap some pictures along the way…here are some amazing pieces from Barney’s I snapped and some that I wish I snapped (thus, I took pictures from the website)…

 

A.P.L Jacket

A.P.L Jacket

 

Helmut Lang Vest

Helmut Lang Vest

 

Joie leather jacket

Joie leather jacket

 

 

Givenchy medium croc nightingale bag

Givenchy medium croc nightingale bag

 

Florentini + Baker short boots

Florentini + Baker short boots

I love Helmut Lang. So beautiful! The tailoring is gorgeous! 

Source: http://www.barneys.com



Arlenis Sosa
June 11, 2009, 3:48 pm
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Within just 9 short months, this model has managed to become one of the industry’s top it girls.  Born in the Dominican Republic, Arlenis simply walked into Marilyn Modeling Agency and was booked on the spot.  Starting on the runway for Banana Republic a few months after her agency booking, Arlenis was soon walking run way shows for Christian Dior and Oscar de la Renta.  At 20 years of age, she appeared in a Vogue editorial with the famous photographer Mario Testino.  Since I’m a sucker for the style profiles of models off duty, here are some of Arlenis’ best looks…

 

July 2008 Vogue Editorial

July 2008 Vogue Editorial

 

at a BMW party

at a BMW party

 

At an Agency party

At an Agency party

source: nymag.com



Lusting after Leather jackets….
May 15, 2009, 9:33 pm
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Leather jackets have become a staple in every fashionable woman’s wardrobe.  While most of us can’t afford the perfect leather jacket, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to look them…here are some designer jackets to lust after…

 

Mike and Chris sweatshirt leather jacket (my fav)

Mike and Chris sweatshirt leather jacket (my fav)

Goose jacket

Goose jacket

 

Vince leather jacket (motorcycle-esque)

Vince leather jacket (motorcycle-esque)

Marc Jacobs leather jacket

Marc Jacobs leather jacket