Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Yesterday I took my nail polish off without reapplying a new color directly afterwards for the first time in a month and a half. It felt good. I was having a lot of fun with nail polish. I really liked the idea of people noticing that I had a different color on my nails every time I went to class (although I talked to a friend and she said she doesn't like changing the color of her nails for this very reason). But now having clean nails is incredibly appealing.

I've started wearing a watch daily in replacement of many bracelets. It's so liberating (from my phone and from relying on a not always present clock). The idea of having the time on your wrist really is ingenious (and a little obvious; so why has it taken me so long?).

Class registration is starting soon and its so wonderful to see people excited for new classes, especially at this time of year when people are often cursing the amount of work they have.

Tomorrow I'm meeting with a professor who will possibly be my major advisor.

I feel cleansed of complication and ready to start...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Love Story

I first fell in love with Lanvin at his Spring 2008 show. I'm finding myself at a loss for words in describing why Alber Elbaz's work is so amazing to me. It's something about the timeless nature, the movement of the shapes that he has created with the gorgeous fabric. Looking back at that show that made me fall in love with his work gives me the same awestruck feeling. When I feel the superficiality of fashion, I come back to Lanvin to find the beauty in it. I was reminded of that this evening when I watched Garance Doré's video of his Spring 2011 show: another stunning achievement.

And, of course, the man himself, aside from the clothes, is pretty fabulous!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dear Forever 21 Bag, I Don't Understand You

This Friday my friends and I took a trip to the mall near our school. I'm not a frequent Forever 21 goer, I'm not even going to start to tell you all my misgivings about shopping at fast fashion stores (especially Forever 21) ever since I did a project about sweat shops in sophomore year of high school. But when you are in such a small college town, those stores are among the few worth visiting every now and then. But back to my real point: they have these new bags which feature this circle suggesting recycling and reusing the bag they give you with your purchase! Except what does this mean, "AT A PARTICIPATING STORE"? Why wouldn't certain stores participate in reusing a bag?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Romantic Jumble

I love the photos on The Selby. Something about Selby's photography captures such a romanticism in all the homes and businesses he visits. It's really inspiring seeing how people live and transform a space to fit their lives and reflect themselves. But I've realized something about these photos. All the ones that I love, that are so romantic, are filled with the clutter of everyday life. And when I look at these photos I hope that someday I'll be able to capture that same romanticism wherever I live (or the next time I'm decorating a living space other than a temporary dorm room). Except I don't think I can live with that kind of jumble. So will I every be able to capture that same aesthetic? I guess I won't know until I try.

Monday, September 20, 2010

What is it about London Fashion Week?

I couldn't help but feel bored by New York Fashion Week this year, except for three shows: Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, and Proenza Schouler. These three were all interesting and different from the other shows of the season. I'm not saying I didn't like any of the other shows, because I did. They just stood out among all the cool and classic as new and different from seasons past.

Now, London Fashion Week never fails to excite me. Out of all the fashion weeks it definitely has the most creative (in the obvious sense of the word) fashion and is probably my favorite fashion week to look through. And even though none of my favorite designers show in London, it is always the fashion week that inspires me to dress creatively and fearlessly more than any other. Yet, if I had to choose any fashion week to attend, it would probably be Paris. You can always count on Paris to put out the exquisite that you could stare at for hours and fawn over. So is London Fashion Week just a big, fun fashion party that will be dated in 6 months? I can't really answer that question and I am in no way trying to discredit the work shown there because, obviously, I love it. I guess I love it because when I look at a show, I'm looking for art and intricate design. And art isn't interesting if it's seen over and over again at many different shows.

So that's my two cents. Here are some of my favorites from London so far:
Louise Gray

Mary Katrantzou

And winner of this year's Fashion Fringe: Corrie Nielson