Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Dressed - Official Trailer [HD]

The journey of a designer isn't the glamorous picture we see after their success but the bumps in the road of wondering where their next meal is coming from, asking the question "Will I ever make it?" and despite it all still holding onto that passion inside called the will that makes your charge forward at all costs just to get your point of view across. To let the world know your voice does count and that you have something to offer. I can so relate to this documentary, as fashion is an unforgiving relentless beast that can devour you and leave you in shambles and yet the love you have for creating it leaves you forging on with nothing but the clothes on your back to really call your own. I think every one who aspires to be a designer should see this movie..... who aspires to be anything should see this movie.


Release Date:4 February 2011
Genre:Documentary
Cast:Nary Manivong, Mickey Boardman, Simon Collins, Nanette Lepore, Fern Mallis, Lynn Yaeger, Ally Hilfiger
Director:David Swajeski
Studio:onerock Moving Pictures

" Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way you live, what is happening" Coco Chanel

"About half of my designs are controlled fantasy. 15% are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs." Manolo Blahnik




Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

End of Semester 2

Hey guys, had assessment yesterday have yet to know if I have succeeded onto the next but we shall see. It was nerve racking to wait for my turn to stand before the panel of teachers to hear their critiques. It's a funny situation though; to be judged like that especially when they may not know you at all and the remarks can be harsh, but it's the business you signed up for right? I feel so drained but still hopeful and still have that untarnished love for fashion. I may lack in the sewing skills but I do believe that if my job were soley to design I'd be ok. It will take time and practice and a lot of it, I don't know if I'll ever reach there but I am going to try. My fate at school may lye in the hands of others but my future otherwise is in God's and He has never let me down.

So sorry that I didn't take pics of my corset and other dress on the mannequin but I'll take flat pics and put them up.

See you then.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Wedding

After all the hype on the dress Bella wore two; one in her dream and on in the actual wedding. The actual wedding dress had a killer back with lace covered plunge ahhh, beautiful as I do love a show stopper back on a dress. Her shoes were beautiful as well I think they were Manolo Blahnik in collaboration with Carolina for this particular movie.

http://www.breakingdawnmovie.org/category/breaking-dawn-wedding/

You'll see close up pics on this site. Enjoy and make your own judgements.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Last day of the Semester

Woot woot, I can take a breather now ahhhh. Still have assessment but it's in a week and a few days. Today our class presented their knit dresses so I took a few pics on my pone


This is my design. Jersey is really difficult to sew but it was worth it.



This is Mala Basdeo. Indian (sari) inspired.


Claude Charles dress.

Ashley Jagroop's dress


The list goes on but I'm not sure if I can post those. Anyway, this semester was tough, heard next semester will be worse. But where there's a will there's a way. Hope you like the post and pics. Fill you in on assessment.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

End of Semester

Haven't blogged lately because I'm in the crunch of end of semester projects etc. So when it's over I'll be writing a few articles. So see you then.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Breaking Dawn

As you can see below I put up The Breaking Dawn trailer, yeah yeah I know there's a lot of debate to whether or not it's even worthy to watch or if it's the best movie of the year. I refuse to side with either. However I can't wait to see the costumes and fashion aspect of the film as this movie is supposed to be showing Bella in a Carolina Herrera gown and I'm not sure about the bridal party but I think that in itself is worthy watching.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Progect Runway Winner Anya Ayoung Chee

So congratulations are in order for the very talented Anya Ayoung Chee, a fellow Trinidadian who has won the Progect Runway Season 9. She has done our country proud. Bold prints, easy going, flowy and sexy silhouettes walked the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion week reflecting the inspiration of our beloved country. Cheers to her and I wish her all the best.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week,Tokyo


Clever, hip, simple, edgy, oragami are words that come to mind when I viewed the Tokyo fashion week. It was well worth the wait. I loved it. You could see the heavy influence of culture in silhouettes and styling. I of course had my favourites highlighted in yellow. There was barely a collection I didn't like. It was a lot more approachable than I thought it would be. Give me money and I'll definitely go shopping.

http://tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en/brands/


A

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

M

N

P

S

T

W

Y



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Is Fashion Really Important?

It's never a dull day in the fashion world, where new ideas are being conjured up to reinstate what will be our next must have item we'll be bombarded with by various forms of media. As everything has been done before but must be reinterpreted for it be a coveted...right?

 Of course there will be the people who claim that fashion does not state who they are and what they contribute to the world but clearly they haven't experienced the true power of a well put together ensemble. A simple wardrobe change can boost confidence, state to your boss that you're ready for more responsibilities, it states your rank or lack there of, your profession, your hobbies, if you should be taken seriously or as a joke, who you want to portray yourself as and the list goes on. Fashion is everything that clothes, without it well... we'd be Adam and Eve (if you know what I mean). If you've never thought about it before , think about it now, it doesn't matter how cheap or expensive; everything you wear was designed by someone, may not have always been carefully thought out but yes it was designed none the less. So I think that fashion shouldn't be brushed off as a mediocre entity that the frivolous and rich indulge in to pass time but an empire that helps you to walk outdoors, keeps you warm and well you get the picture.

It's a catty business but what business doesn't bulldoze to get to the top.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Paris Fashion Week

So far it's on day four and I'm in love with about four collections:

Rue du Mail: the futuristic take on what seems to me to be reminiscent of samari armour, it's also feminine in it's mix of varying textures. It looks luxurious and chic.

If I had the disposable income I would buy almost the entire collections of both Balmain and Barbara Bui. Elegant, expensive, well tailored. Balmain is a little more structured in most of their pieces where Barbara Bui has clean lines ans is a little more approachable but I love them both. Though I may break them up and not wear them exactly as it was worn on the runway, they can be all mixed and matched with other items. LOVE.

Christian Dior: Well the name speaks for itself. Despite Galliano's departure from the brand (yes he will be missed) I liked the little mosaic detail and the twist of 1920's with modern feminity portraying the strong, sexy woman of today in luxe fabrics in a mixture of graphic and quiet prints it was beautiful all the same.

Lanvin: was another favourite of mine. With it's squared shoulders and sleek silhouettes in blacks, neutrals and whites. It was sleek and chic and you do not want to mess with the woman who wears these clothes as she knows what she wants and knows how to get it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

London Fashion Week

Sorry I know I'm a bit late in writing this, now finding the time. I saw New York and London Fashion Week and we're in the middle of Milan. London Fashion Week really stayed true to their sense of style, a mismatch of different styles and aesthetics in a eclectic mix that can clearly be seen as London Fashion. My favourites were 



  • Aquascutum- loved their women and men's collections it catered to the wealthy woman with an edge. It was chic   and luxurious.
  • Antonio Beradi- this was a red and white with a bit of black collection basically but it was beautifully executed, it was layed back but sophisticated. Wasn't a fan of the print fabric but everything else was beautiful.
  • Pringle of Scotland- loved this collection. The colours, the layering, the styling. Shared similar colours to Burberry another favourite.
  • Burberry- loved the 1950's silhouette dresses cinched at the waist ending with full skirts. Absolutely beautiful.When that first dress (plum) came down the runway I was hooked
  • Peter Pilotto- had a beautiful play of colours. Reminded me of a Caribbean woman or lounging at the pool of a resort in St Barts.
  • Caroline Charles- reminded me or Aquascutum but on a different spin. It was luxurious and chic. Really loved this one as well.
  • Orla Kely-I would totally wear this collection it had a mod feel. Loved the print with the black and white silhouettes of women.
  • Mathew Williamson- very on trend with bold colours. Had a Bohemian with modern twist. Silhouettes were flowy and feminine. There were feathers in a few ensembles as well, which I'm not a big fan of but it worked



I could go on but these were some of my favourites that I would wear if I had a disposable income lol. 



  • James Long- what were you thinking. Way to femine of a mens line for my taste.
  • JW Anderson- had some really cool pieces for men until I saw a pasley onsie come down the runway. Are we dressing men or babies. I mean really.








Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Emmy Awards 2011

Ok, I didn't get to see the Emmy Awards but I just had to rummage through the internet to look for the red carpet looks that hit and miss the mark of the night. So I'll go down the list of who I liked and disliked the most:

Disliked:
Drew Barrymore- I love you but your Givenchy Haute Couture dress had schizophrenic tendencies and did nothing your curvy figure. As for the colour it washed her out, make up and hair were nice though.

Christine Hendricks- wore Johanna Johnson. The beadwork was impeccable and I loved the top part but the train was too heavy and took away from the dress.

Gweneth Paltrow- What were you thinking, please tell me. The black lace with nude lining and midriff bearing dress by Emilio Pucci tsk tsk. I missed her usual polished look. She totally missed the mark with this one

Heidi Clum- wore Christian Siriano. It looked like a can can dancers dress.

Jayn Mays from Glee- wore a pale pink tiered Zuhair Murad gown, it was too close to her complexion colour and a little too sweet for my taste but that's just me.

Liked:


Nina Dobreve- from CW Vampire Diaries was a siren in a red number by Donna Karan

Elie Saab reigned in the Awards last night- Kate Winslet in a red cap sleeved v-neck gown that fit her to perfection, Emily Blunt in a midnight blue v-neck gown more on the whimsical side but gorgeous all the same and Evan Rachel Wood in a black cap sleeved dress with a train, it was stunning and her styling suit the dress as well.

Julia Stiles- wore a lavender lace George Hobeika gown it was beautifully draped and conformed to her body like a second skin.

Head on over to http://www.eonline.com/  and look at Fashion Police reviews

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012

Hello Fabulous people, who crave a world of beauty in as many aspects that they can get. We're currently experiencing the event that is Fashion Week and it's fuelled by Mercedes-Benz. The art, the glamour and the shopaholic trendsetter's dream hits the runway in springs colours tangerine tango, solar power,margarita, cabaret sodalite blue,  bellflower, driftwood, cockatoo, sweet lilac and starfish. The beautiful prints and innovative designs that grace the runway are impeccably constructed and leave you wanting more. bcbgMaxAzria feminie but edgy which I love personally, Richard Chai (loved the prints, the designs, everything), Derek Lam (full skirts a little below the knee, a little pop of colour in a yellow top and tangerine dress, all in all a beautifully executed feminine, fresh collection).
Head on over to http://www.youtube.com/user/LiveRunway to watch reruns and live feeds of runway shows. Just watched Derek Lam's show. Was so in awe of the phenomenal craftsmanship , two thumbs up. Brava.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Missoni For Target

I am so loving the new line that Missoni has done for Target. It keeps in theme of colours and patterns for fall but in a fresh, young way. It's signature zig zag line design makes any piece from the collection look like a statement piece and can be mixed and matched with items from your wardrobe and bring new life to any outfit. And did I mention affordable. Along with the line are rugs, plates, bathroom items (shower curtains etc.), kitchenware, hair accessories. They've really tried to make their Target line accessible even if you're not interested in the clothes you have a list of other things to be taken up in. I personally love it and think their aesthetic very refreshing. xoxo to Missoni gotta love it.
Check out the full collection at http://fashionista.com/2011/08/here-it-is-the-full-missoni-for-target-lookbook/ or at target.com

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Autumn Fashion Trends

We're seeing colour this Fall/Winter and its seen on Hollywood's trend setters on the Red Carpet in interesting prints (Sarah Jessica Parker in Elie Saab @ Cannes Festival, Eva Mendes in Oscar de la Renta @ AMPAS), and beautifully constructed gowns and frocks, there's also the classic black, black and white and polka dot done with a twist ( Kate Winslet was  seen in a stunning number from Stella McCartney). All in all this season is full of items that are feminine, sexy and leaves you wanting more (as fashion usually does).
Head on over to http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2011/05/17/celebrity-fashion-trends-2011-2012-one-step-ahead to see pics.

There's not much that hasn't been done in fashion, it just takes a creative mind to be inspired to tweak and transform all that has been done and make their own masterpiece.

A word of advice a trend should be worn as a reflection of your personal style and what suits your body type, not you reflecting the style and it doing nothing for you body type. So choose wisely when shopping. Pick pieces that go well with what you already have in your wardrobe. Don't shop and then need a Xanax because you have buyers remorse. Oh and the biggest don't is don't let the sales assistant talk you into buying anything, instead take a friend you know will be supportive and honest.
Thanks for reading, hope I helped

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

9/6/2011

Hello my fabulous people. We are all beautiful and fabulous and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Well I've been a bit busy with school starting thins week. Yes its my second year. It's exciting, scary and a whole lot of other emotions rumbling together, lol. I sometimes hold so high an expectation of what to expect I get a bit carried away.
Anyway I though I'd share my final garment with you. It was not an easy task and I'm sorry I can't give you the step by step guide. However I can tell you it's cut on the bias (that means cut diagonally on the grain) so when you look at the fabric up close the weave will look like an x instead of a cross. Hope that helps a bit. I am still struggling with sewing myself and trying to get the hang of all that I'm learning, So hopefully sooner rather than later I can share a lot more with you.
It was one of those assignments where you had to choose an artist and be inspired by the piece and do your own interpretation of it on the fabric. I chose Picasso. It was supposed to be black and white but in design you make it work so now it's blue.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fashion School Chronicles Pt.1

It's a particularly early morning for me and got school on the brains. I have to register for the new semester on Monday and I'm between the feeling of rejoice and fear. Rejoice, because I love it and fear of the unknown. Will I survive yet another semester? We started with a class of 18 and have reached to a class of 11, so  I ask myself will I be next. Life happens and sometimes if not all the time it doesn't exactly coincide with your plans. I say cease the day and take it one day at a time and deal with what ever obstacle as it comes... right?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Women Stop the Hate

Peter Elias put up the pictures of the Kim Kardashian photo shoot for W magazine on FB and as I browsed the comments below the pictures my heart sank. I mean don't get me wrong I believe that your body is a private and sacred thing that shouldn't be for the eyes of everyone to see and she did put herself out there to be judged BUT we as women should not drag each other down with hurtful negative comments about our bodies etc. I actually saw ugly as a comment. Wow! Can you be more atrocious in your choice of words? I think women already have to second guess their worth due to the pressures we feel when we're with men as we feel there is always someone who's going to be younger, more attractive and better body who's going to catch their attention and why wouldn't they if  that's how we feel? We should build each other up, tell the other how beautiful she is, never ugly or fat. Why zone in on what we call flaws when there are so many  things that make us beautiful people on the inside and out. So what you have a flat butt or vice versa, you have a space in your teeth, bushy eyebrows, voluptuous, boy figure....who cares. If everyone was the same the world would look like stepford wives. Who wants that? Beauty is in the flaws, in the things that make us unique in the outlook we have on life and the people that we meet. Focus on your inner self as well girls because you could be the most beautiful woman to look at and nothing on the inside to love. So STOP the hate, jealousy, greed and love instead, life is way too short to linger on what everyone else has that we want. Be grateful for life and what you already have been tremendously blessed with and that's LIFE.