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Obsessions…de Septiembre

 

Jared Leto-because of his character "Jordan" from My So Called Life

Jared Leto-because of his character "Jordan" from My So Called Life

 

I love how Gwenyth paired this t-shirt with the high waisted skirt! Such a cool combo!

I love how Gwenyth paired this t-shirt with the high waisted skirt! Such a cool combo!

fun prints in the Spring 2010 Runways

fun prints in the Spring 2010 Collections

 

This picture of Jessica Stam! Stunning!

This picture of Jessica Stam! Stunning!

 

This closet! shown in Teen Vogue years ago! My closet has a lonng way to go....

This closet! shown in Teen Vogue years ago! My closet has a lonng way to go....

I want a Leopard Coat soo badly! perfect for going out!

I want a Leopard Coat soo badly! perfect for going out!

 

 

Source: style.com, instyle.com, knightcat.com

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Beautifully damaged…
September 16, 2009, 11:29 am
Filed under: High Fashion | Tags: , , , , ,

Movies seem to influence the way I view life. In many cases, some of my favorite movies are ones where the main character is incredibly beautiful, but seemingly damaged. Like the sisters in the Virgin Suicides or Nikki in Alfie, people’s faults are beautiful.  One of my favorite design duo’s (as you should already know if you read my blog) Rodarte’s Spring 2010 collection was inspired by the same message. They had the idea that some could be both “scarred and beautiful.” While they used many of the same draping/wrapping techniques, the new prints are far for tribal than ones they’ve used in the past.  I have to say as a Rodarte fan, I’m not so sure I love the collection. The pieces at the beginning are a little to intense for me. The open skin in the first few pieces is supposed to represent a woman pulling herself back together while exposing her wound. A little heavy for me, but nonetheless beautiful. If anything their collection is more interpretive than wearable. 

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Models: Abbey Lee

After browsing through many of the fashion week collections, I noticed a recurring face. While obviously models can walk for more than one collection, this face seemed to stand out amongst the other waifs.  It was the model Abbey Lee. I went through several collections and she always seemed to be wearing the best outfit.  I may be able to brag about knowing the names of models that repeatedly appear on the pages of Vogue such as Chanel Iman, Doutzen Kroes or Hilary Rhoda, but there are some established models that I have never heard of. Abbey is one of these girls. 

Winning the Girlfriend Covergirl Model Search in Australia in 2004, Abbey modeled for campaigns such as Levi’s and H&M.  She soon moved to New York in 2007 and signed with Next Management. Despite a fainting stint at the Alexander McQueen show last Spring, Abbey has maintained her success. She has been photographed by Mario Testino, Craig McDean and even Terry Richardson (for Purple magazine’s Fall 2009 Issue). Known for her tattoos, nose piercing and gap between her two front teeth, Abbey is a force to be reckoned with. I didn’t even know that she modeled for my favorite 2008 Gucci show until now!

Here are some pictures of the Abbey Lee…

 

candid from my favorite Gucci campaign!

candid from my favorite Gucci campaign!

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On the Cover of V magazine

On the Cover of V magazine

Gucci Fall 09 campaign

Gucci Fall 09 campaign

Purple Magazine Fall 2009 cover shot by Terry Richardson

Purple Magazine Fall 2009 cover shot by Terry Richardson

 

Walking for Donna Karan

Walking for Donna Karan

walking for Diane von Furstenberg

walking for Diane von Furstenberg

Source: nymag.com



Question of the Week: Alexander Wang
September 13, 2009, 7:57 pm
Filed under: Serious Questions | Tags: , , , , ,

What did you guys think of Alexander Wang’s Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection?

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 Source: style.com (check out the rest at Style.com)