Friday, September 24, 2010

Dear Creatures

Dear Creatures' has a distinctive √©lan for consistently creating collections with flawlessly executed narratives, and a certain sense of nostalgia. Their Fall 2010 collection was “inspired by Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys”. Therefore, the collection depicts youthful curiosity, and the instinctive nature to solve crimes, by inevitably discovering timeless fashion. Dear Creatures’ Fall 2010 line features, A-line silhouettes, hints of plaid, clean tailoring, while still remaining true to their ethereal and dream like signature aesthetic.
In addition to their Fall 2010 collection Dear Creatures exclusively launched, "EVERYTHING IN PLACE", a cape made especially for www.Anthropologie.com. This super stylish Olive Tweed cape is perfect for that fall breeze and those cool nights. Plus, it even has a removable hood, because… well a girl needs options! ☺

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Outfit Shot

Photo taken by Carlos R. Hernandez

I am officially living in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia! College started about a week ago, and I finally figured out how to connect to the internet. Expect quite a few posts this week to make up for lost time. I have met so many amazing people here at Drexel! I am really looking forward to having them collaborate with me, not only on my blog, but my Zine as well. This picture for example was taken by a lovely friend of mine, Carlos R. Hernandez. The next few outfit shots will most likely be the last opportunities I have to wear my summer frock-like dresses, however, I can't say that upset about that. HELLO FALL! I can see you down the block and around the corner.

white flower hair accessory: icing
slightly cat-eyed sunglasses: Retrospect
pearl necklace: (my mom gave it to me)
dress: UO
socks: Joan Shepp
heels: drumroll please.... Famous Footware

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Couture Fashion Week/Fashion Night Out


This weekend was so much fun! I attended the Amal Sarieddine, Romanitza, and Sushma Patelple, fashion shows during Couture Fashion Week as well as Fashion Night Out. I met amazing people and saw a few familiar faces, including one of my favorite designers Melissa Cooker. I look forward to attending more fashion shows this year and doing full reviews on them, but for now here are a few snap shots from my weekend in New York.

Romanitza

Sushma Patel with Caroline from Real Housewives NJ

Sushma Patel

Press after the fashion shows

My friends and I hanging out during Fashion Night Out

Melissa Coker Designer for Wren

Sunday, September 5, 2010

"You so 2000 and Late"


Vogue November 1949

There is so much more to fashion than what meets the eye. You might call that statement ironic or even a contradiction but I call it a fact. Before writing this post I wish I asked various people on the street what word or phrase comes to mind when hearing the word fashion, so I could have an actual statistic. Nevertheless, the foreseeable response by most would be something along the lines of fashion being a superficial industry. To a certain extent I can't blame them because, when put plane and simply, fashion is a visual and external form of expression; however, it truly goes beyond that initial reaction. Over the years, fashion has served as a reflection of the cultural movement specific to a certain decade in history. Fashion is a portal into a different time because it encompasses so much of what daily life was like then. My point is, I guess, I wonder if years from now someone my age will want that vintage “00’s” look. Fashion is cyclical, that's for sure. I just hope that dosen't apply to Ugg boots. 


Wenda Rogerson, Vogue, 1951
 From: "Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion"


Vogue January 1952