Sunday, October 18, 2009

Black and White

Black and white is one of my favorite color combination. It's sharp and clean and a classic that really stands out. After watching the movie "Changeling" last night, I decided to inject a dose of 20's glam into the black and white theme. The story of "Changeling" is a sad but inspiring one. Angelina Jolie is of course amazing in it (she got a Oscar nomination for her role), and so is her wardrobe. Her movie wardrobe is not by any means glam, but the way the clothing drapes on her is truly gorgeous. Then again, what doesn't look good on her. She can wear a potato sack and still look gorgeous!

Black dress - Velvet
Black and white lace detail dress - D&G
Burgundy hat - Kimchi and Blue at UO
Grey hat - Victor Osborne
Multi-layered necklace - Marciano
Black cropped peacoat - Free People
Platform sandals - Sergio Rossi

Black dress with white flutter sleeve - Foley + Corinna
Macramé necklace - part of a shirt from Adam
Grey hat - same as above
Faux pearl necklace - vintage (Hell's Kitchen flea)
Platform sandals - same as above

Black tee - James Perse
White jeans - Ever
Platform sandals - same as above
Faux pearl necklace - same as above

Black pant suit - Theory
Black multi-layered beaded necklace - Alexis Bittar
White tee - American Apparel
Grey hat - same as above
White patent shoes with black piping - Jean-Michel Cazabat

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Animal Instinct

Today is back to posting photos of myself in outfits. It was a nice break to blog about New York Fashion Week for the past few postings. Animal prints and fur/faux fur are making a comeback this season. Most of the items in this shoot were bought a while ago, except for the snakeskin bangle which I got at a sample sale. It really goes to show that if you buy something and keep it for a while, it'll come back in style! Anyhow, I love the fur vest and jacket too much to part with them.

New York City hosted the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show this weekend. I went on Friday to check out the selection: I was in Vintage Heaven! There were anything and everything, vintage gold chains, vintage Chanel bags and accessories, cocktail name it, they have it. There were also a lot of vintage fur coats, which are right on trend for this season. The selection was wide but a bit pricey. I bought a gorgeous black cocktail dress in the end. I think I still prefer my Shareen Vintage: great pieces and most under $100.

White tee - American Apparel
Leather skirt - Shareen Vintage
Belt - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Brian Atwood
Snakeskin bangle - Ted Rossi

Fur vest - ANAP (bought at least 7 years ago in a store in Harajuku, Tokyo)
White tee - same as above
Jeans - Seven for All Mankind
Dagger necklace - Urban Outfitters
Cuff - vintage (Hell's Kitchen flea market)
Shoes - same as above

Earrings - Forever 21
White tee - same as above
Skirt - Yaya Aflalo
Snakeskin belt - Club Monaco
Fur vest - same as above
Boots - Cheyenne by Tashkent
Cuff - same as above

Headband - H&M
Leopard print jacket - What Goes Around Comes Around
White tee - same as above
Skirt - same as above
Shoes - same as above
Necklaces - a mix of vintage and Urban Outfitters

Fur jacket - izzue
Grey and black stripped tunic - H&M
Necklaces - Urban Outfitters
Boots - Frye

Shirt - Catherine Malandrino
Shorts - Elizabeth and James
Snakeskin bangle - same as above
Sandals - Sergio Rossi

Loose black shirt with fringe neckline - American Apparel
Feathered slip - Your Slip Is Showing
Sandals - same as above
Pyramid cuffs - Kenneth Jay Lane

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show aka Vintage Heaven
Fun red dress

Racks and racks of vintage clothing!

Fur stoles and coats galore

Vintage chains and necklaces

Love this dress, but completely out of my price range.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New York Fashion Week S/S 2010 - Chocheng and Trias

The last runway shows at New York Fashion Week S/S 2010 I saw were Chocheng and Trias. The Trias show took on a space age and structured aesthetic this season as shiny hi-tech fabric and futuristic shapes sashayed down the runway. The palette was neutral, with a tinge of blue. The bottoms were pod-like with some space (both in the spatial and planetary sense) at the back or front. I wonder what you can fit in there. They also look like they could turn into a sleeping bag, in case you need your beauty sleep while jetting off to some inter-galactic soirée. The stand out pieces in this collection are a stone grey hi-tech fabric dress with separate bustier pictured in the first photo and the blue ocean silk organza blouse with a draped back (I love my drapey clothes!), pictured here in the seventh photo with graphite black hi-tech fabric shorts.

For his spring/summer 2010 collection, Cho Cheng was inspired by a combination of Holly Golightly, Frederico Fellini and the Japanese obi. His pieces are structured yet feminine with romantic details. I was completely fascinated by the use of silk petals on the neckline, backside, side of his dresses and tops. They are both whimsical and visually intriguing. Other flattering details include the superbly tailored draping on gowns and suits. The finale piece was a white gown modeled by Coco Rocha, fit for a fairy tale wedding.

Stay tuned for next week....animal instinct.

Muted neutral with structured yet wearable shape.

Green and sulphur yellow gives a pop of color to any outfit.

Gauzy yellow blouse with a pod-like black skirt.

More pod-like structured dress.

Shiny hi-tech black fabric.

An office appropriate look with a futuristic twist.

Gorgeous backside draping, probably the least structured of the entire collection.

Gauzy black dress.

Shiny poddy dress.

Black poddy dress.

Trias finale

White dress with visually enticing draping.

Clean, modern separates.

Subtle draping on a little white dress (LWD).

Silk gown with blue and white contrast.

The amazing backside so artfully draped.

Somehow reminds me of the wicked queen of Snow White in a good way.

This is a suit I won't want to take off.

White mini dress with romantic silk petals down the sides.

Pretty silk petals embellishing the neckline.

The glorious backside.

A variation on the white mini dress with silk petals.

Everyone needs a giant puffy tutu.

The finale piece.

Chocheng finale
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