Friday, October 30, 2009
I looove me some Project Runway and of course I have been watching the latest season in it's new home, Lifetime, but I after last night's episode it's time to let off some steam.
I'm okay with the fact that this season, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors have been consistently absent. I'm okay with the new pointless Models of the Runway ploy to keep me home for an extra half hour (though it's not really working). I'm even okay with the fact that they're only giving the designers an hour to complete the challenges.
What I'm not okay with, is the most boring collection on top 6 designers in Project Runway history. Can we please see some COLOR!?! And while this season was devoid of any real excitement from the beginning, the people who would have given us something to look forward to (Epperson, Melvin, Ra'mon) were all booted way too early.
I'm not okay with with the collection of random judges we get to see each week (Rachel Bilson?).
And I'm really not okay with the fashion school homework assignment "challenges". Here's some money, go to Mood and do whatever you want isn't really motivating to the already less than eager personalities on the show.
Now playing: Josephine Baker - Partir sur un Bateau tout
Monday, October 26, 2009
We know how uncomfortable and stiff some of the most popular fabrics can be, so people are even alergic to warm fabric like wool and hemp. So with that in mind, we got alot of great chic pieces that are made with super soft bamboo fabric. And according to wisegeek.com:
And speaking of dyes, check out just some of the bamboo tops and dresses with amazing prints from Cantao.
Friday, October 23, 2009
We are loving what we got and can't wait to show all of you.This is a very exciting time of the year as we continue to get more and more great new things from Fashion Rio and Fashion Business. One thing we were really waiting for were these great new swimwear and accessories from Naara and Tranças e Tramas which are part of the Brasil Social Chic project:
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Like I mentioned before, we are almost ready to show you all what Anna Marcolina has to offer. Their prints and fabrics feel so organic and close to nature without losing style or being strictly boho. Here is a another little preview from Glam Magazine
Monday, October 19, 2009
Aquilano.Rimondi,Bottega Veneta, Andrew Gn doing forties. Amazing!
Even though Fall and Spring runways were filled with eighties influences (which are here to stay), the forties also played a huge role and fall trends are full of huge shoulders, cinched waists, and great trenches. Elie Saab, Dolce & Gabbana and Bottega Veneta all had beautiful romantic forties silhouettes. And though most of them would look great on Joan Crawford and any spy movie, there are a lot of ways to bring that romance into your fall looks.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I've always loved how the Japanese embrace fashion as a culture and treat it with so much respect. This Style.com video shows how some Japanese fashionistas are more interested and informed about the big fashion insiders than the people who wear all the amazing things they buy. While most of us might not even know their names, they definitely are Big in Japan.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Wow! There is no other word to describe what Alexander McQueen sent his models in down the runway for Spring/Summer 2010. If these shoes are what we will be wearing next season, then I'm in. Though walking around in 10 inches of platform may sound a little daunting, these are the kind of "it's so crazy it just might work" kind of look. When I wasn't looking down at their feet, the clothes were pretty awesome too.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I know it might already be getting a little cold for this, but I love the blazer and shorts look. I personally prefer it with flats since short shorts and heels can be a bit much for me. With this look anything goes, so pair a serious structured blazer with bright shorts, accessories, some cool flats, and leggings and you can really go from day to night no matter where you're going.
My inspiration for this today was watching one of my favorites, Isaac Mizrahi, doing one of his webisodes. Click here to watch him talk about blazers and shorts. And check out below a great outfit that fits this look.
Play around with different ideas, so try a cream colored blazer, like this one by Redley from Toucan Boutique.
And if you are not a fan of short shorts, this modern trouser-cut pair of long shorts would work too.
To finish off the look, try these super comfy flats, also from Redley, and for some color add this Indian inspired long necklace from Cantao.
Monday, October 5, 2009
I am still talking about the Spring/Summer shows from Brazil because now that all the New York, Milan, and Paris shows are done, the editorial world finally have Spring/Summer in mind so here is my latest obsession:
I've been really loving what I've seen from Isabela Capeto, she's worked for some great Brazilian names like Maria Bonita Extra and Lenny, but since coming out on her own, she's really surprised. Her style is simple, with great interesting shapes and prints. I'm not one to compare designers, but I think she could be the Marc Jacobs of Brazil, but spicier. Let me know what you think.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The Brazilian fashion industry is growing rapidly and showing no signs of stopping, so it's nice to see some names being recognized for the amazing work they do. Here is the list of nominees, congratulations to all and thank you madeinbrazil.typepad.com for the translation:
Womenswear Designer: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Glória Coelho, Reinaldo Lourenco
Menswear Designer: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Osklen, Ricardo Almeida
Breakthrough Designer: Amapô, D'Arouche, Juliana Jabour
Beachwear Designer: Lenny, Luiza Bonadiman, Salinas
Runway Show: Alexandre Herchcovitch S/S 2010, Glória Coelho S/S 2010, Reinaldo Lourenco S/S 2010
Stylist: Daniel Ueda, Felipe Veloso, Flavia Lafer
Make Up Artist: Daniel Hernandez, Duda Molinos, Max Weber
Hair Stylist: Daniel Hernandez, Max Weber, Robert Estevão
Photographer: Bob Wolfenson, Gui Paganini, Jacques Dequeker
Ad Campaign: Ellus F/W 2009, Tufi Duek F/W 2009, Osklen S/S 2010
Art Director: Giovanni Bianco, Kleber Matheus, Lila Guibert
Female Model: Caroline Trentini, Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann
Female Model New Face: Carmelita, Paula Zago, Luana Teifke
Male Model: Alex Schultz, Raphael Laus, Michael Camiloto
Accessories Designer: Constanca Basto, Glorinha Paranaguá, Sarah Chofakian
Jewelry Designer: H. Stern, Ara Vartanian, Jack Vartanian
Magazine: Joyce Pascowitch, ffw MAG!, Vogue Brasil
Website: Erika Palomino, Glamurama, Lilian Pacce
Blog: Flavia Lafer, Lula Rodrigues, Filme Fashion
Television Show: GNT Fashion, Fashion Special: Marc Jacobs, Nomes da Moda
Fashion Journalist: Costanza Pascolato, Erika Palomino, Gloria Kalil
Friday, October 2, 2009
Foliage Stripes Dress by Redley
Digital Foliage Dress by Redley
Foliage Sweater by Redley