Monthly Archives: February 2011

rein.vollenga


If you’re a fan of Rein Vollenga‘s sculptures and custom headpieces, be sure to check out his collaboration with Nicola Formichetti for the debut of the new Mugler womenswear this Paris Fashion Week.







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O.O.F

OOF! There it is…

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Herve Leger / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week






photos courtesy of tFS

 

doppel.ganger

I swear it’s not me.

painting by john currin

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New York Fashion Week / Fall 2011 / Snapshots

David Blaine & I @ littledoe.

Eri & I @ Jeremy Laing

NAHM debut presentation @ MILK (by Amanda Brooks)

J.Z. reppin’ Zarin Fabrics @ Herve Leger

Finale @ Narciso Rodriguez


Jonathan Cohen cookie

Plaque’d Tim Hamilton creepers


My neighbor @ ThreeAsFour wasn’t feeling it…

Lindsey Thornburg and I cuddlin’ close


Wouldn’t want to look too interested, would we?


E-V-E @ The Blonds


With some snakeskin’d beauty @ The Blonds

My girls, Eve and Ms. Keri holding shit down @ The Blonds


Good face O’Day

Pro-nailsJen Kao (image via The Cut)

the.blonds: b.t.s









lady.n.red

photo courtesy of tFS

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The Blonds / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Always my favorite show in New York, The Blonds always do it real big for the close of fashion week stateside and this collection proved to be the costume-y couturiers magnum opus.


This time, it looked as though Nicki Minaj will have one hell of a wardrobe. Each piece was without a doubt stitch-by-stitch inspired by her kooky, cartoon-y persona and aesthetic. And though she wasn’t in attendance for the sparkly spectacle, she was there in spirit… just look at the wigs! [Keep it locked for exclusive backstage pics]







(bottom two) photos courtesy of stylelist/getty images

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WORLD PREMIERE, Pt. I: “L.O.V.E.” – Jessie J I gave you her first single last year and she’s proven to be a force to be reckoned with – an unlikely vocal powerhouse with a vibrant personality. Now that she’s made enough noise, Jessie J is officially braced to release her full-length debut LP entitled Who You Are on April 12, 2011. Enjoy a first-listen to two never before heard album cuts above/below.

WORLD PREMIERE, Pt. II: “Who’s Laughing Now?” – Jessie J

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Jonathan Cohen / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Below find exclusive lookbook images from Jonathan Cohen‘s latest collection.




photos courtesy of peggy ann x jonathan cohen

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RAD by Rad Hourani / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Definitely my favorite Rad outing to date. Loved every bit, especially the styling by my boy, William Graper; which featured crazy variations of black fleece zip-up’s worn in every which way except the usual, along with what looked like a black waxed garment bag strapped and folded to fit certain model’s figures. Big ups to Patti Wilson on consulting duties, too. Below, find a selection of highlights from the collection. [Click thumbnails to enlarge]

 

photos courtesy of elle.com / tFS

j.love?

WORLD PREMIERE: “Run The World” – Jennifer Lopez
(Feat. The-Dream & Rick Ross)

Eat it:
I still love my girl LO-LO.



carlos.campos: b.t.s


Behind the scenes @ Carlos Campos
F/W 2011

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InAisce / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

I want it all…
A little bit Trent Reznor,
a little bit Oliver Twist.
I’m ON it.





photos courtesy of inaisce

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Daniella Kallmeyer / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

You may recognize her name from Bravo’s Fashion Show, but, this designer’s much more than just another reality show contestant. Her clothes speak for themselves… and they’re utter poetry. This season, she took it all the way to the dark side and back. Poe would be proud. (Kallmeyer also makes the sickest jewelry imaginable… see below for her bronze knuckle-crusher.)


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Frank Tell / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Another stellar collection from my boy Frank!
This time, Tell took it all dystopic on us…
but I’m still smiling.



Looks like me!
(A silhouette I’m very used to.)

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Jen Kao / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

J. Kao presents… a wardrobe fit for Ms. Minanana.
Happy to see someone’s been listening to the forecast.
It’s raining pink’s, yellow’s, teal’s, and fuschia’s!


View select detail shots below.








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Odilon / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Congrats to Harold Kuhn and Stacey Clark of Odilon on their first-ever NYFW presentation! I must say – their use of antique bronze fringe and pony hair – had me s’riously TURNT OUT. View my favorite looks from the collection below [click thumbnails to enlarge].



photos courtesy of ryan koopmans x odilon

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Um, Kanye…
Did you think we wouldn’t know?

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WORLD PREMIERE: “Best Luv Song” – T-Pain (Feat. Chris Brown)

The Return of Teddy Pinder
sounds like cartoon-paced stadium rock, an epileptic fit, or both simultaneously.
And there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.

it’s sure got the white people leanin’

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The Row / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

To say I’m floored would be an understatement. This fashion week, The Row debuted looks heralding a new sense of American glamour. From ultra-refined and minimal to mature, aristocratic and divine – the luxury line, now in its fifth season presenting, has developed before our eyes into a redefined yet traditional house (see: from their launch with a singular t-shirt to their current onslaught of elegant LBD’s, handbags, and extravagantly dyed furs) and seems only to get better with time. And the best part is being able to say it was all
‘Made in the U.S.A.’


[Click thumbnails to enlarge]


photos courtesy of vogue.com

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(top) photo courtesy of jonas akerlund & (bottom) courtesy of alexander mcqueen archives (tFS)

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littledoe. & Aurora Lopez Meija / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

It’s not often handmade jewelry or headdresses (better yet – bespoke lingerie) draws such an eclectic crowd. But, late Sunday night, in a dimly lit SoHo apartment, littledoe. designer Chase Cohl and custom jeweler Aurora Lopez Meija showcased their latest baubles to some unsuspecting guests and close friends – Adrien Grenier and Theodora Richards watched a special acoustic performance in the living room (by Spider-Man’s Carney) while magician David Blaine pleased partygoers, packed into the dining room, with card and coin tricks.
“Anyone got a quarter?” the illusionist was caught asking throughout
the night. Read my full post on littledoe. for V here.

Yes, it’s underwear.


Whatta trixster!


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Carlos Campos / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

I’m proud to announce my involvement in New York [by way of Honduras] designer, Carlos Campos’ latest menswear collection. Above find the invite I designed for the presentation and below read my description of the new collection… and stai toon’d for a separate behind-the-scenes post.

Fall is a season for change, for reflection, for realization. A season that enabled Carlos Campos’ introspective return to his Latin roots. Traveling back in time and across continents, Campos found inspiration in South America’s most beloved poet; the romantic, Mr. Pablo Neruda. From the tip of his newsboy cap and tap of his cigar, Neruda’s stylistic mark is revitalized through Campos’ signature synthesis of old-world craftsmanship and modern male sensibilities. Using the highest quality Italian wool and pima cotton, Campos’ details come alive in relaxed fits cued by Neruda’s cinematically laid back aesthetic. The palette is treated as though its been burnt or left to age, with deep, rich colors such as rust, cognac, midnight blue and hunter green. Many of the wools come speckled, adding a variety of texture and richness to the garments. Shirting comes in solid varieties, ginghams, stripes, and other patterned combinations that when paired together create subtle yet interesting looks. Full length and cropped trench coats  exude a sense of modernity whilst remaining true to Neruda’s romantic nostalgia. This is Campos’ ode to common things – bicycles, handwritten letters, and afternoons without plans.


[Click thumbnails to enlarge]

photos courtesy of christopher heydon x carlos campos

bt.bone.home


Song of the Day: “Home” – Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony
(Feat. Phil Collins)

photos courtesy of colette.fr

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BESS / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week








ready.to.eat

photos by linus morales

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VPL by Victoria Bartlett / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

One of my favorite NY collections this week.
And my favorite Bartlett season yet.
Stretch’n’crease. Stretch’n’crease.
‘Cause she do it so damn diggity.

Song of the Day: “No Diggity” – Blackstreet
(Feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen)

photos courtesy of style.com

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ThreeASFOUR / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Congrats to my boy, Guillaume Boulez, who styled an immaculate collection for avant garde NY designers, Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil. The pieces were all based upon a sonic vision of string-laden vibrations. Considerably one of the most exquisite sights of sound I’ve ever experienced. Loved their updated signature bodysuits, grim reaper hoods, light-as-air puffer jackets, and wildly re-interpreted black-tie-ready gowns, replete with marionette-like details. Was especially feeling the tuner-heel booties by United Nude. Peep the collection in its entirety below. [Click thumbnails to enlarge.]



photos (thumbnails) courtesy of mode pr

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Moncler Grenoble / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Watch as Moncler’s flash mob takes over New York’s Grand Central Station. Scope my favorite looks below. [Click thumbnails to enlarge.] Would really love to see people actually wear these looks around town (as in, not just skiing in them) – so very Aaliyah, with the baggy parachute pants and snow goggles!

photos courtesy of c&m media pr

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ComplexGeometries / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

See below for my favorite looks from the latest ComplexGeometries’ lookbook. Definitely seeing some disseminated Haider Ackermann vibes here. I’m not complaining – I’d wear any and all of it! [Click thumbanils to enlarge.] Below that, find select images from their stunning stripper luxe presentation at The Westside Gentleman’s Club. Unisex heels courtesy of LD Tuttle.



photos courtesy of mode pr

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World Premiere: “F.A.N.G.” – Nyle

This one’s for the couples!
Happy V Day MFs!

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Jeremy Laing / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week



a.tell.tale.mixtape


If you haven’t already, download the full Dawn Richard mixtape or stream it in its entirety below. Undoubtedly, the sound of my NYFW ’11.


#ATellTaleHeartMixtape

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Wayne / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

Although nothing revolutionary, Wayne Lee still makes some pretty damn good looking clothes. Peruse some of my favorite looks from yesterday’s show below.

images courtesy of style.com

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laydeez.night


Song of the Day: “Ladies Night” – Angie Martinez, Left Eye, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, & Lil’ Kim

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Gary Graham / Fall 2011 / New York Fashion Week

I couldn’t much see the collection, having been so overtaken by the Joan Jett hairdos. [What was that all about?]

images courtesy of c&m media pr

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New York Fashion Week / Fall 2011 Collections

This time I’ma do things a little diff – less talk, more fashion.
To read commentary and view photos,
click on the collection’s name below.

Day One: Gary Graham, BCBG, Jenni Kayne, WAYNE, Tim Hamilton
Day Two: Ruffian, Jeremy Laing, NAHM, Costello Tagliapetra, ComplexGeometries, Jonathan Cohen, ThreeASFour
Day Three: Carlos Campos
Day Four: VPL by Victoria Bartlett, Simon Spurr, Max Azria, J.Sabatino, Moncler Grenoble, BESS, littledoe.
Day Five: The Row, Odilon
Day Six: RAD by Rad Hourani, Jen Kao, Herve Leger, Bodkin,
Daniella Kallmeyer, Frank Tell, Narciso Rodriguez, InAisce
Day Seven: Rochambeau, The Blonds, Stephen Burrows

Behind-the-Scenes:
Carlos Campos, The Blonds

Fashion Week Snapshots

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litter.face


For those of us who have trouble growing facial hair… there’s LITTER SF with a solution: mustache jewelry!


photos courtesy of litter sf blog

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nyfw.ready


New York Fashion Week F/W ’11 coverage begins this Thursday.
See last season’s coverage here.

10.years.today


It was ten years ago today that the term ‘wardrobe malfunction’ entered our vocabulary. And for that, we thank you Miss Jackson.

dawn.richard

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World Premiere: “Me, Myself, & Y?” – Dawn Richard

Damn, baby… do you.
Happy to see Dirty Money grow into solo projects!

sketch.a.doodle

Atalanta Weller‘s 2010 sketches

sketch image courtesy of atalanta weller