Friday, March 28, 2008


Okay so in the last couple of posts or so, i had discussed how we should embrace the new, yes? Well I want to go back look into the past, namely the 1950's, fashion that is influenced by past styles, a past starlet, and so on. All of these elements have to do with the past, I hope you enjoy the post! The wing-tipped glasses here, scream '50s to me! And though this may be off-topic, I completely love the pose!
This picture is of the Bernardo Sandal, created in 1946 by none another than Bernard and Bertha Rudofsky. This picture was taken during the 1950s, by Bernard Rudofsky himself. Notice the Eiffel tower in the backround. Shoes. Paris at your feet. What more could you ask for?!
There is some definite class in this piece. It has the sense of 1950s sophistication.
If you do not recognize this glamorous siren, she was the star of Gidget, you know that 1959 surf movie? This is Sandra Dee. She is one of the starlets where back in the day Hollywood truly embodied class and style that dazzled!

Speaking of style that is Scarlett Johansson. I think she takes tips from the past, and is modern day siren. Scarlett is usually seen sporting a red lip, hair that is curled to perfection, and carries a drop-dead gorgeous presence about her.

Inspirational Quote from the past: "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it." - Danny Kaye (The star of White Christmas in 1954)

Now to end this I'm adding my own personal touch. This does not have to do with the past, but this poem is something that I have recently discovered. And I cannot help but share it.

I carry your heart with me

by E.E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me

(i carry it in my heart)

i am never without it

(anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

I fear no fate

(for you are my fate, my sweet)

i want no world

(for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud

of the budand the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Confessions of a Blogette

I'm making up for a long overdue post. I am doing this because first of all I have the why not? Second I'm making this post to keep my mind off a few things. Anyway this post is slightly more personal, because rather than just voicing my opinions, I'm talking! Now you readers can know me better...flaws and all!

  • in typical californian fashion i want perfect weather
  • my comfort food is cereal
  • huge procrastinator, (but slowly improving)
  • I'm pretty good at reading a great book like halfway through, im a lazy reader. in other words it takes me a while to actually pick up the book, but once i do im hooked!
  • I'm self-conscious
  • I'm sensitive-I take things to the CORE! In other words I'll take certain things very seriously.
  • My emotions are always written all over my face
BUT I do know that I...
  • possess artistic talent
  • do my best to include others
  • know how to be polite and courteous
  • am ambitious
  • intelligent
  • have the laugh of an "aristocratic lady", so I've been told. Supposedly, it's "classy".
  • caring (family and friends mean the WORLD to me!)

As always I have to throw in some fashion in my posts. And this is probably the first time I haveput up what I will call:"POST LEFTOVERS". So you know how sometimes when you eat leftovers the food happens to be just as good or even BETTER than it was the night before? Well, this is the same concept.In the last post, I discussed the new looks from Fall '08, here are the POST LEFTOVERS.....

The New Classy or Sweet Chic

The New Hipster
Well that is all from the post leftovers, but I hope you enjoy the next pics. (The pic above is a shoe that I find very interesting, it's pull off a "natural look").
The thing I am most intrigued by now is the HAIR BOB. Which is what Victoria Beckham happens to be known for.
These last two pics of hair are just very fashionesque, I love how they are styled!
These last pics are part of a photoshoot from the latest issue of ELLE magazine, the mecca for all things high fashion! If you haven't already guessed I'm in LOVE with this magazine. These pics to me, represent the darkside of fashion, had I more courage I'd probably join the darkside.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The New Generation: A Mega Post!

"I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now."

Preppy Casual (3.1 Phillip Lim)

New Goth (Rodarte)
The New Urban/Bohemian
Close-up please! (Burberry Prorsum)
Tough Chic (DKNY)

Each one of these looks is so fashion forward!

GORGEOUS! (Badgley Mischka)
More Details!
Its like fairy princess with a twist-do you see those spiky heels?!
Alright so I'm rather critical of fashion collections. I can decide whether I like it or not in at least 10 seconds. Then if a collection really catches my eye I will take a couple of minutes before finalizing which collections make it into my posts. Anyway, here are some notes I've made on the Fall '08 collections...
First are the honorable mentions:
Louis vuitton:
masculine, materials used for comfort, bold
kind of woman who would wear this: daring!
definitely not created for the fashionably weak
Stella mccartney
interesting detail
beautiful flow
*in quite a few of the collections the metallic trend seeps its way back in
a lot of black was incorporated in the fall '08 collections
Lela rose: pretty, belts worked well as accessories, feminine, soft
Wunderkind: "fresh perspective" new
masterpieces in motion
Now for the top 5, these collections are all MUST-SEES
1. 3.1 phillip lim
simply cutting-edge cool
exquisite draping
2. Badgley mischka
taste of refinement
fantastic jewelery
embodiment of glamour
could not help but think and say "gorgeous!"
color combination and prints were perfection
3. Burberry prorsum
unique jewlery
metallic elements were in the clothing
colors used were not the ordinary-gave an intersting twist to the clothes
youthful to the max
tough and soft elements mixed
to the point
playful and imaginative
a touch of fantasy

Embracing the "new" is very important. These looks belong to the finalists on Project Runway Season 4, and I think that each one of these designers has a new view on fashion. The first look is by Jillian, and I really love how it is styled. The combination of the garments and accessories is just brilliant. The second look is by Rami, the headband is very pretty and creative. Although, it reminds of the headbands created in a past Marc Jacobs show. The last picture shows a dress by Christian; and the mix of the two colors and the choice of material are very successful in creating a powerful look. Now here are some looks from the past........

These are some dramatic pieces from the Met in NY. Each piece is expressive in its own way, but my favorite would have to be the third picture is designed by none other than John Galliano.

This is a painting that I really really love. I adore the colors and what this women is wearing. The painting is done by John Singer Sargent who just happens to be A-mazing.

I love this quote-especially since it's through a fashion designer's perspective.(Even though she's not a real person).Here's that quote again:
"I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now."