Sunday, January 16, 2011

Shop my closet for real

It's been a while since I posted on my blog and I'm surprised to see that I have new followers! I hope you've enjoyed my posts! If you like the clothes you see, you can find some of them on sale at www.i-ella.com

i-ella has even featured this pink 50s' prom dress as their top picks! 10% of the sales goes towards charity. It's a win-win...what are you waiting for???




Happy shopping! I'm adding new stuff every day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Shiny pants

I never went in search of shiny pants, but they found me today at Shareen Vintage. They were the right length and had the perfect slouch. I think I might just wear them out tonight.






Blazer - Theory
Silk Tank - Alexander Wang
Pants - Shareen Vintage
Shoes - Brian Atwood


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Grey Saturday

Another grey chilly day in NYC. The warm days last week had us all fooled. Definitely staying indoors today. Weather these days is so unpredictable.

So it looks like my work trip has been cancelled due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland. I was looking forward to the trip too...oh well, mother nature works in a mysterious ways. I will just have to accept it as it is...whatever happens happens.


Black leather jacket - Michael Kors
White dress - April May
Grey bib necklace - Adia Kibur
Shoes - Sergio Rossi
Ring - Noir

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy 1st birthday LRDC!

Lagging behind my blog posts is an understatement. I started this blog when I was first without a job and wanted to channel my creative juices in a way that keeps me focused on a weekly goal. So now that I have a job and happy with it, this blog has taken a backseat. I honestly didn't know if anyone was still reading this, but my friend Ashleigh was and asked about the recent lack of postings. On top of that, I really do miss this creative side project of mine. So, I'm going to start blogging again. While the camera batteries are charging, let me leave you with two of my favorite shows I went to during the New York Fashion Week Fall 2010, the Narciso Rodriguez show and Rachel Antonoff presentation. Anna was at Narciso Rodriguez too! Oh and happy 1st anniversary to la république du chic!

Rachel Antonoff murder mystery-themed presentation
Murdered ballerina lying on the bedroom floor!

Doing some detective work in some seriously chic outfits!

Suspect #2 - girl in the retro yellow party dress.

Suspects #3 and #4 - girl in shiny sheath and girl in green shirt.

Suspect #5 - Girl in nautical tennis dress.

Suspect #6 - Girl in flouncy skirt and black top.

Suspect #7 - Girl in bow t-shirt, black shorts and sheer polka-dot tights.

Suspect #8 - Girl in white cocktail dress with deep V ruffle back detail....washing blood off her hands!

Suspect #9 - Girl in black cocktail dress with sweetheart neckline and ruffle skirt detail.

Narciso Rodriguez show
My fellow show attendee - Anna Wintour.



Clean lines and futuristic details, such as this giant bucket hat, dominated the show.





Narciso Rodriguez finale
video

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 - Academy of Art

New York Fashion Week is upon us again at Bryant Park. It's with bittersweet emotions that the last season of New York Fashion Week began at the legendary Bryant Park on February 11. The next NY Fashion Week will be moved to Lincoln Center.

I was lucky enough to go to the shows on both Friday and Saturday, courtesy of my fashionable friend Miko Laube. I covered 7 shows in 2 days, quite a feat, I must say. My favorite so far was the Academy of Art University show. The creativity was overflowing and the energy contagious. It was also my first time backstage. It was such a rush to see the prep work and the models in real life. The show debuts the collections of some of the university's graduates. I love especially three designers: Marina Solomatnikova, for her creatively constructed suede pieces; Hyo Sun (Nicky) An, for her beautiful drapey and stringy jersey jacket and tunic and Steven Oo, for his cozy and fashion-forward, but completely wearable chunky knitwear.

A composite of model looks.

Marina Solomatnikova


Steven Oo
The designer himself, giving an interview.


The most amazing cropped chunky knit cardigan.

Back of the cardigan.

Hyo Sun (Nicky) An
The designer giving an interview.

Beautifully draped jersey tunic.

The gorgeous drapey jersey jacket that I covet the most in the entire show.

Models backstage.

Grand finale.
video

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Vintage Galore

The Manhattan Vintage Show happens three times a year. There's so much vintage it can be quite overwhelming. There's no dearth of vintage from every decade. The prices err on the expensive side...but I know, I'm spoiled by the great selection at Shareen Vintage, where the pieces are amazing and almost everything is under $100. I scoured the different vintage shops and took photos of some of my favorites. I ended up getting a Chloé faux fur jacket, which was supposed to be designed by Stella McCartney when she was still designing for Chloé. The other item I bought was a fur collar that looks pretty luxe.

My score at the Manhattan Vintage Show!



The fur collar strapped onto a leather jacket that I already own.

Amazing Victorian lace piece that can be worn over a tank top or dress. I pondered a long time whether to get this. It was a little expensive. Maybe it'll still be there when the next show comes around in April!

Amazing peach and lace dressing gown.

An unusual silk and lace gown with nude chiffon on top.

Belts, belts and more belts!

One of the stores at the Manhattan Vintage Show.

More stores!

Fur collar + bottom on a coat = my kind of coat

A flapper style green beaded dress. I love this green!

Sweet pink vintage dress. Looks like something you can find in a Jill Stuart store.


Pretty green dress. I tried it on. Too small on me. You really have to have a tiny waist to wear a lot of the vintage pieces!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My FIT project - Urban Fairies

I have no idea where I've placed the charger for my camera and so I couldn't take any photos since my last posting. Not sure anymore if I'll post anything regularly. I'll probably post something for Fashion Week in February. Otherwise, I was finally able to do a test shoot, the results of which will be presented at my FIT class next week. For once I was not styling myself, which I prefer. The results of this shoot are beautiful. Of course I couldn't have pulled it off without my expert make up artist and hair stylist, Mary Duffoo, amazing models and muse, Melissa and Nicole Hidalgo, and the talented Evan Brockett, the photographer. The shoot took place at Central Park. It was a lot of fun and the weather cooperated. I'm happy with the overall results. Click on the photos to see larger images. Enjoy!