Is it just me or are the designers a little less than memorable? I found both the personalities of each, as well as their designs, to be stale, dull, and far from being worthy of landing a tv show. There was one dress that I enjoyed. The designer, I can't remember, but as soon as it came out, i said "that's the only good one", and as it turned out, all the judges agreed. The only flame still burning on this show is Tim Gunn's quirky one liners and Michael Kor's gay panache. Heidi should be fired, even though the show is her own production. She's blah, and we all know she doesn't really wear the designer's clothes any other time than when promoting the show. And I also find it pointless to even have this show anymore. None of the past 5 season winners are even remotely relevant in the fashion biz. At all. This show is not really about scouting out tomorrows fashion genius anymore, but instead about clamoring on to as many ratings as possible. Just like any other reality competition these days.
The only highlight from the premiere? Lohan, of course. She came out, got a wild applaud from the contestants (as she should; this will probably be the last time any of them will ever work with her, thank God). She was well poised and better spoken. She knows her shit. She IS fashion. Much more than this low-grade knock-off show of something that used to be much more interesting and relevant. I'm sad to say, I will no longer be watching project runway.
UPDATE: the designer i liked was Christopher. It was just mentioned on the screen.
If this is the new face of fashion, then I'm sure it's time to switch my major.
I move to school in less than 3 weeks, and I'm proud to say that I'm finally done making purchases for my upcoming Fall wardrobe. Ok, so I'll be honest. I've spent more time thinking about what I will wear to class than what I'll study in class. I guess that's why I'm a fashion major. This summer has been nothing short of an intense shopping boot camp. I've scouted out deals online, found fabulous pieces in stores, and made list after list of this Fall's personal Must-Haves. I'm happy to say I'm finished now, and I'm even happier that I start wearing my new clothes in just 2 and a half weeks. Of my purchases, here's my Final list of newly loved items:
Fendi Logo White/Green/Blue pants
Prada black straight leg jeans
Versace white logo jeans
Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton legging/pants
Tee's by: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Ann Demulemeester, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Lanvin
Burberry Trench Coat
Dior dinner blazer
Misc. Vintage seersucker blazer
Stephen Sprouse for Louis Vuitton high tops
Louis Vuitton tennis shoes
Bags and More:
Louis Vuitton cosmetic case
Louis Vuitton Damier tissue box
Louis Vuitton Damier Geant messenger
Balenciaga weekender bag
Plus, some nice button ups from Burberry, Dior , Yves Saint Laurent and Jill Sander
Overall, I'm lookin forward to what will hopefully be a very memorable, and stylish, sophomore year of college.
This article is funny. My only response- why, or better yet-how- are women over size 18 able to be airline stewardesses? Can they fit in the aisles? I'm just saying.
This weekend me and my closest made the pilgrimage to see Sacha Baron Cohen's newest marvel, the aptly titled Bruno. We had been planning the trip for months, so we were on the far end of excited, easy to say. Bruno, a fashion obsessed, overly flamboyant and equally overly dressed gay fashion journalist from Austria, makes his way from the top of the fashion world (in any German country that doesn't speak German, as he himself puts it), to the slums of LA, as he configures new ways to become famous.
The movie itself isn't as good as Borat. The character itself lacks the thing that Borat had- the ability to make his audience route for him and be on his side. Bruno on the other hand, comes off as pompous, arrogant, overly narcissistic and shallow, and socially offensive to say the least. Does the film really do justice for the fashion industry or the gay community? Probably not. He miraculously makes both appear snide and unhealthy, but that could have very well been the point. It paints the picture of homosexuality to be that of sexually corrupt, vulgar-infused and self-loathing. It makes the fashion industry appear to far-from-reality, over the top, and equally self-loathing.
But is the entertainment factor there? Absolutely. The film comes off as more scripted than Borat, and knowing that most of the people in the film know it's Sacha in character, really takes away from the value. It does have its funny moments however. I've never seen ignorance and pure irrationality come off as so glamorous. And to be honest, any movie that displays an air-simulated blow job and rim-fest to a member of Mili Vanili, well, I'm all for it.
Soo Sorry I haven't made a post in over 2 MONTHS. That's a veeerrry long time, but it's been a busy time for me since I got back from Arizona. But I'm so happy to say that MOS is up and running again, so be ready ready ready for more post from yours truly.
Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Chanel.
- Bottom/Vivienne Westwood
Long gone are the days where a simple pair of solid colored leggings garnered you with some major style points. That notoriety went out the door as soon as Wal-Mart began making Hannah Montana tights. Now, the anty has officially been up'd. What's going to be next in the world of the fun leg accessory? Layering of course. Designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Chanel and Alexander McQueen took a cue from Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 show and decided that the notion of layering anything and everything seemed like an appealing idea. So, this fall, how will you layer a legging? Well, with socks or leg warmers of course. Scrunch, cut, pull and tuck 'til your leg looks like a million bucks. You can still include your beloved American Apparel neon tights (because nobody should have to give those up), only this autumn, add a wool sock or scrunched knee high to the mix, creating a more in depth look. Oh, and it creates more warmth, which I'm pretty sure was the original reason for leggings in the first place. Score!
Chanel will be unveiling its newest No. 5 commercial shortly, so I thought until we see the new one, I would post some older ones from past times. There basically miniature films all their own-a work of art inspired by fashion, used by the medium of media. I love them.