Monday, March 19, 2007


I don't have the time or energy to keep this blog running anymore as of right now, so goodbye and thanks to everyone!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Doo Ri for J Crew

Doo Ri is in colloboration with J. Crew to design wedding dresses. I heart Doo Ri, and I'm actually kind of excited to see what kind of wedding dresses she'll make. I'm not too familiar with J. Crew, but from what I hear it's at least decently respectable....
Coming out for 2008!

Monday, March 12, 2007

GoodLuck to Marc

Marc Jacobs has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse. He's been sober for seven years, and relapsed, and so checked in again. Best of Luck!

On another note, he's making a third, even cheaper collection (Marc3 I think is what they're calling it right now). The prices are very friendly, but if this is the MJ equivalent of Armani Exchange (Armani's third cheap line), I frankly won't be too excited. Definately something to look forward to though!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Move over H&M!

Uniqlo also does collaborations with designers (better collaborations, in my opinion) but they never get anywhere near as much attention.
Philip Lim and Alice Roi's collection are released April 16 (see scans below, last 2 are Philip Lim's). I need to get my hands on that Philip Lim collection! The Lutz and Patmos and GVGV collections I also want to get a look at. Not sure when they come out though.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

And Now: Take 2!

Azzedine Alaia had a runway show this season! That's two in a row (last season he had a small presentation). Hopefully, this trend will continue. The shapes, the cuts, were very Alaia, but also very trendy...


Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Zoom Zoom Zoom

My boyfriend (who worships cars) nearly cried when he saw this:
I hate to criticize this (because the car was auctioned off to support AIDS, which is a wonderful cause) but Donatella, please keep your day job and don't start designing cars. Please!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Intent vs Wear-ability

Reading the reviews for Miu Miu and Prada's collection made me think of this.
Miuccia is undeniably a very thoughtful person, and her collections reflect this.

Her Prada collection looked like a science experiment. The material was very carefully planned out, a mix of a lot of synthetic stuff that created a very expensive mix, but no matter how expensive and special the material is, would anyone wear it? Miuccia may be genius, and her clothes very inspired and strange and interesting and provocative, but to the practical minded person many of the pieces are ugly (there are a few that are kind of wearable, but I don't plan on getting any).

Miuccia wanted to make her Miu Miu collection look fake, because "It's a vision of what's happening in the world right now with women." I love that statement, I love the idea of it, but once again I wouldn't touch many of the pieces in the collection. The material (although 100% leather) looks fake, and rigid, and unnatural. Too unnatural. That's the intent, and it's a very artistic intent with a powerful message, but it won't be driving sales up.

The cutest sweatshirt ever!

The Chanel collection was typical Chanel, but there were a few interesting pieces.
I'm not a big fan for sweatshirts (especially ones without a zip), but I absolutely love this!

The Penguin is so adorable, the material of it looks really soft and comfy, and Sebastian (the model) is hot.
I think this is one of those "presents" you get for your boyfriend, knowing he will never wear it, so you keep it for yourself...

What I think of Nina Ricci

I'm so sorry I haven't posted for awhile, but my life is kind of a mess right now.
Anyways, the most anticipated show for fall 07 was probably Olivier Theysken's Nina Ricci collection.
The collection was lovely, it really was. Really light, pretty, fairy-tale romantic. The styling was perfect for the collection. If anyone else had designed the collection, I would have been trilled, but it was Olivier, and my expectations were a lot higher.
I wanted to see more of his Godly tailored pantsuits, like this:

But most of the collection was this kind of sophisticated-casual clothing, almost a bit sportwear-sy at times (and frankly, if we're talking sportswear I think Dries does a better job). Something felt missing, very incomplete, from this colelction. It also did not have the dark, romantic undertone that Rochas did. It was not as sophisticated, not as mature, not as powerful, and not as inspired. Of course, Olivier is facing a lot of pressure to make his creations more wearable, but in my opinion he compromised his aesthetic vision too much.
I don't mind sportswear, I really don't, but I don't want to see Theyskens wasting his time or talent.