Monday, December 13, 2010



This trend is combining more of the urban look, edgy, modern, sophisticated, minimalistic with classic middle eastern colours, prints and inspirations. Using the prints and playing with the patterns in terms of new shapes, architectural installations as well as the clothing themselves would be jump off points for merchandising, designing objects, etc. Fabrics trending for this look/trend itself would be light leathers, wools, cashmere, silk satins, chiffons, organza, cottons, etc.

Customer: She knows who she is, and always has had a strong opinion on everything. Not only is she a leader, she is a major part of the developing world. She takes part in international developmental projects, the design world, the arts, architecture, so on and so forth.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Portobello Road

As one of only a few boutique vintage/thrift stores in the area, Portobello Road has a suprisingly good selection of vintage finds. Located in a strip mall in Lake Forest, CA, it has a very limited selection of men's clothing, a good assortment of women's vintage finds, and an excess in evening wear (unfortunately). The staple pieces are mainly shoulder-driven dresses straight out of the 80s with crazy amounts of beading/sequin.

For a photo of Troy (I was the photographer_, please reference (more photos to come; of me ;).

Monday, November 15, 2010

Junya Watanabe: My Love

Junya Watanabe

The progression of the Japanese fashion industry has made me so happy. I love the technicality and the effortless way these designers are able to design there pieces, with such an amazing and endless amount of inspiration. The way the garments are draped, cut, put together, styled and inspired, Junya Watanabe is the Head of the Class. Of course with his connections to Comme des Garcons and Rei Kawakubo, he understands the necessity to be fresh and up-and-coming as well as staying true to his true roots.

Avant Garde a Pret-a-Porte

Gareth Pugh

From Gareth Pugh's latest collection, one can see where structure, minimalism, and futuristic silhouettes are taken from, translated to our every day lives. These pieces can be broken down to be worn as separates as well, but it is apparent that your everday midwestern farmer or farmer's wife is not going to be wearing this in Lincoln, NE. The acutely angled cuts, shades of grey, black and white and the garments' proportions all lend this collection to be part of the end result of mass market and wearability; of course with heavy tweaking ;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Amazing Technological Advancement

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Monday, November 1, 2010

As another show/branch of the mother site, le cuir a paris is a trend forecasting site developed for leather specifically. The site is much more intuitive and will guide you throught the current season's inspirations, colours, moods, as well as the ability to pay for the next season's trends. The site is both in English and French, is visually pleasing and contains more than enough information for both the site's show, as well as its familial counterparts. Other helpful information includes: maps, slideshows, background information as well as contact information. Thorough, clear, and concise.

In contrast to this site, is not as intuitive and is harder to navigate. There are hidden buttons of information, and one has to almost viusalize and think like the French to understand the site in its entirety.


One of my all-time favorite websites for the latest streetwear. Phil tends to focus on different cuts and silhouettes, and different looking people. Of course, most of these people are found in major cities like New York, Paris, London, Milan. However, he has found amazingly clothed people in cities like Mumbai, Copenhagen, Oslo, and Tallinn. I love how global today's society is; we are all able to learn from one another and become inspired by each other. It would have taken months, even years for us to be able to check out what someone's wearing in Milan half a century ago, if not more; whereas today, it's all bout having this information in the next hour.

Monday, October 25, 2010


STRUCTURE by madmixamo featuring an alexander wang dress

Another key trend that has had its ups and ups. With it's amazing silhouettes, hard edges, and clean lines, it is most definitely here to stay!


LACE UP by madmixamo featuring a layered skirt

Another key trend and theme for the upcoming and current seasons. This trend has withstood the various seasons as a go-to element in our wardrobes.


MILITARY CHIC by madmixamo featuring ankle pants

A trend that has been staying strong with the seasons, is being worked and overworked to create new versions and amazing silhouettes!


Red by madmixamo featuring fingerless gloves

A set consisting on key pieces to mix into existing wardrobes.


WHITE by madmixamo featuring high heel shoes

Another key colour/hue for the spring season. Silhouettes include hard, soft, structured, girly.

Monday, October 4, 2010


I love how it's possible to put together an outfit mixing the old with the new. This is always a test to see how one's taste level and their visual adeptness can materialise into the everyday wardrobe.

Love, love, love Haider Ackerman. His silhouettes and edgy/funkiness blows my mind. This blouse has both chic style and sexy power sensibilities.

I love these vintage monkey-fur capes. Easy to pair with skinnies, leggings, denim trousers, or over an amazing dress. The first is real fur, the second is faux.

I'm OBSESSED with these Chloe high-waisted camel trousers. They are so very effortless and chic at the same time, paired with the cape/cloak, the look is becoming so very timeless and elegant.

I love what the accessories team does at Obey, a local home-grown OC clothing/art/design collaborative. Funky pieces, easy to wear, good people, and an edgy vibe.

And finally shoes. How can you not love Alexander McQueen. Everything he does is amazing. Attention to detail, fashion forward thinking, amazing cuts, amazing silhouettes. I love him. His shoes, well they speak for themselves. If you feel as if I mention him and his designs too much, it's because I'm obsessed. If you don't like it, Leave ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Bailey for Burberry is the best thing that ever happened to the fashion house, except for maybe the trench. His masterful ways of combining a feminine silhouette with edgy features, enables him to really target that strong minded woman from business to evening. For his SS11 collection, his use of nude colouring and pops of hot accents, along with edgy details (top stitching for quilt-like reults on leather), enables the collection to be well balanced. Girly dresses under sharp leather jackets continue this theme.

3.1 Phillip Lim


Many of the shows for SS11 are incoporating whites and different themes that have been popular in the last couple of seasons. Voluminous shapes, structured silhouettes, floral motifs, are amongst the many different variations in the garments we have seen.

Phillip Lim is known for his edgy yet, relaxed and comfortable garments that have been seen on some of the coolest and chicest models in NYC and Paris to the streets and homes of Orange County. I am so very glad he is able to change how many Californians see clothing, as he grew up in Orange County and graduated from Cal State Long Beach. Girly, modern, whimsical, and edgy.


"Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women"

- Elsa Schiaparelli

I love the fact that she was and still is outrageous in the way she spoke, acted, and most importantly designed.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stars N Garments

So we have many celebrities today whom love fashion and love to reinvent themselves. It's part of who we are: it's the way humans adapt and evolve. Not only are you able to express yourself through your clothes, but they become an extension of you: a body part. What more can you ask for?! It's almost like therapy. Clothes really show people how you feel inside; why cover up your emotions? Let your clothes speak for you ;)

I'm OBSESSED with Scandinavian model Freja Beha Erichsen and Academy Award Winner Tilda Swinton. They have this other-worldly look, which I love, and have amazing taste in clothes. Garments just look better on their bodies.