For this editorial, I had two alterier motives. As you all know, I love dance. Well you may not know that yet but soon… you will! Anywho, I was flicking through my YouTube subscriptions(my YouTube is used almost exclusively for watching dance choreography) when I found a video entitled Urban Jungle. I went ahead and put it in drafts in a blog post, but I knew I wouldn’t have the time blog just yet, so I planned on doing it later. Well when later came I happened to be flipping through my reader and I happened upon this editorial. Funny coincidence 🙂 Plus, I like the editorial! But I’ll go more into the point that I wanted to make when I actually do the post for the Urban Jungle video… which may be tomorrow considering how late it is.
The second reason was that pair of pants and accompanying skirt on page 368 of the editorial(just go down two spreads and it’s the image on the left hand side). Miu Miu has been heavily in use for the past two seasons. I mean there’s one particular Miu Miu dress that I’ve seen about 6 or 7 times, styled the same way, and mostly in the same color. It’s been on various covers as well as inside of editorials. Well that pants and skirt combo also happened to be in the Naomi Cambell (October 2010) issue of Interview Magazine. I know, because I happened to be looking through the issue this morning, and I do in fact read many of the credits. I’m just wondering if we’re about to see a repeat of what happened with that dress. Hopefully not!
I’m not saying that the garments are ugly… no, it’s just that well… why feature pieces that have been featured so many times before? There is undoubtedly another piece that is just as good or even better than that piece out there. Why not go and find it??
I’ve begun to realize that my coverage is spotty and incomplete. The norm here is, during Fashion Months I cover the shows. Normally I stick to mostly womenswear during the main shows, and then I do menswear for the menswear weeks. Then, throughout the year I normally cover alot of menswear editorials, and since I’ve been doing the Model Spotlight, it seems that I’m covering alot of male models. It’s kind of weird though because I got into fashion because of womenswear. It just so happens that within the last few years, menswear has made leaps and bounds, and I’ve found the developments interesting enough to cover them. The development of the male model, and the male editorial.. the now variety of aesthetics that the man has to choose from, were and are all of interest to me. The variation of the male silhouette is something, while not being majorly reworked, is being tweaked. There is so much farther to go though.
But in saying that, I do plan on making an effort to cover womenswear as well. I mean, I have so much to say about womenswear. While I can be found online discussing the experimentation of the Raf Simmons menswear collection, or greatness that is Lanvin menswear, when you see me on the street and I’m talking fashion, it’s more than likely about why Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of W, or what my opinion is on the latest editorials for Interview, Elle, and Vogue. We are talking about the romance in the pieces that Stefano Pilatti sent down the runway at the latest Yves Saint Laurent show, or the joy that was embedded into every piece in the oh so 70s collection that was Marc Jacobs.
So here’s to my ladies, and the lovers of the clothes they wear. I’m going to make an effort to make my opinion of womenswear stray further than just my Twitter page, and find it’s way up onto the blog.
See Act da Fool along with an interview from Proenza Schouler as well as a pair of pants I covet from the brand!
Well in addition to the print campaign they shot, Proenza Schouler decided to take it a bit further and shoot a short film featuring pieces from the Fall 2010 collection. Tapping Harmony Korine, for the direction of the film because of a liking of another film he did entitled Kids, Proenza Schouler set out on this new project. I was excited to the max for a few reasons. One, well I just love the brand, and two I love a good fashion film that really relays the emotion and backstory of a garment. Especially in womenswear since I’ll never be able to wear it. Now to say that I wasn’t surprised, and even taken aback by this film when I first saw it would be ridiculous. My feelings bordered on disgust at what I believe was a racially stereotypical film but down inside I didn’t want to believe that. I couldn’t believe it for myself so I searched for an explanation.
So, I’ve been coveting these HAND PAINTED jeans from the Proenza Schouler/J Brando collaboration since I saw them… do I care that I have to hand wash them?? NO! I mean that’s just the extra care and devotion that is required of garments of this nature. You can’t even IRON these pants, that’s how delicate they are. And I wouldn’t even try to iron them. I’m not even sure I would even wear them, I probably would just hang them up some where to stare at them everyday. Then I would probably take them down every once in a while and style a bunch of different outfits using the bottoms and then never put the outfits on, just putting the ART back up where it belongs, to be gazed at. As you can guess, I will be looking forward to the Proenza Schouler show this season!
See the entire Chanel Collection at the 803 Gallery.
THEY ARE FINALLY HERE!! Well, some of them atleast. Yesterday Coco and Breezy posted 8 items from their new line 20/20. They also hosted a UStream where they played the audio for the story line of their new website and allowed one of their friends who was in the house with them to actually see the website. While I couldn’t see the screen clearly through the shades that Coco had on, we do know by the conversation that was taking place that there is animation, and the friend seemed pretty impressed. That only heightens my excitement for them.
The rest of the collection will be released with the launch of the new website with items such as the studded mask and that necklace that I’m craving but for now you can head on over to their website and click “20/20 collection”(or go to page 2) and view some of my personal favorites, Egyptian, Andrex, and Evolution. The price range starts at $70.20 and goes up to $220.20.