2.25.2010

R I P - M C Q U E E N

I've been neglecting my blog once again, haha. I'm in fashion design school full time now, so I usually just blog on my tumblr since it's a little easier to do small posts quickly. I feel like I get sort of lazy during winter, the cold sucks most of the motivation out of me, haha. I'm planning on making some changes with the blog and doing more of a personal blog rather than just posting editorials and what not. 

I wanted to do a big post dedicated to Mcqueen when I heard the news, but I've been waiting till I have a little more time to write it. I don't really know where or how to start, plus I don’t even know what to say or think about this. I never really get upset when there are deaths like this (they’re all horrible and definitely sad, but I guess I just don’t feel that connected to most of them), but he was an absolute role model to me, someone I aspire to be like and completely look up to. I was so upset about it all, it might sound stupid but in a way I felt like part of my heart was broken. I'm still really sad about it, but I guess I've come to terms with it, but the first few days after his death I was a wreck. Every time I saw a photo of him or his designs, or really thought about him I couldn't help but tear up. He had such a brilliant mind, the kind of mind most people couldn’t even dream about having. I can’t imagine what his family and friends are feeling right now, and if I could I would send them all my love. Seeing these pictures just made me burst, it made it all so real. I know a lot of people will think I'm silly or ridiculous for feeling so strongly about him, especially since I didn't personally know him, but he meant a lot to me. I remember when I was younger watching his runway shows on the style network with my mom and just being amazed that someone thought of the things that he did. Each one of his collections left me breathless. 


The day of Lee's death, I was in class with my best friend and just that morning I was talking to my mom about how much I adored and loved him, and a few hours later she texted me telling me what happened. While I was in class I almost didn't believe it, thinking "oh, it has to be a hoax" but when I got home and saw all of the pictures I broke down. My boyfriend surprised me a few days later and brought a good friend of his to his house and bought me a small tattoo on my wrist of McQueen's logo. 


It's still in that gross, scabby stage, but I think it will heal quite nicely.
You will be missed and forever remembered <3

2.01.2010

IIIIIIII

Community II, Images Pamela Reed + Matthew Rader, Styling Aki Maesato.

Black dress KATIE GALLAGHER, a mask HEATHER HUEY, hosiery LA FEE VERTE, heels POUR LA VICTOIRE. Black costume from Reed + Rader.

Dress CARLOS CAMPOS, gown VENEXIANA BY KATI STERN. Black costume from Reed + Rader

Dress MARC BOUWER, head piece HEATHER HUEY, heels ROCK&REPUBLIC.

Make-up: Stella Kae, Hair: Saya Hughes, Model: Kate Somers @ Ford, Photo Assistant: Layla Wrencher.


Black dress KATIE GALLAGHER, tights MEMOI All heels POUR LA VICTOIRE.






COMMUNITY II

Photography: PAMELA REED & MATTHEW RADER

Styling Aki Maesato




Seriously, can this magazine get any better?! 
I love all of the Katie Gallagher in this editorial.




S P A C E - C A D E T

Left:
Wool dress with jet beads ELIE SAAB, fox stole POLOGEORGIS, python and leather sandals NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD.

Right:
Woven leather dress ERRO, headpiece HEATHER HUEY, fur piece POLOGEORGIS.
Molded top AF VANDERVOST, gathered silk skirt ACNE, leather leggings OHNE TITEL, strappy leather sandals LD TUTTLE, bangle BEN AMUN, arm cuff MERCURA NY.
Left:
Cropped top OHNE TITEL, black briefs PRADA, black leather collar OHNE TITEL, boots ACNE, resin and metal bangles BEN AMUN.

Right:
Fur coat SHANGHAI TANG, leather cap HEATHER HUEY.
Elastic band top PAVON for PATRICIA FILED, silk chiffon dress KIMBERLY OVITZ, black briefs PRADA, python and leather sandals NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD, 
monocle and bustle HEATHER HUEY, silver cuffs BEN AMUN.
Left:
Black top IDEEN, silk trousers and platform leather shoes, all ACNE. Woven visor VENA CAVA.

Right:
Leather tank with brass rings FELDER FELDER, clear poly trench MATTHEW AMES, glasses LINDA FARROW for RAF SIMONS, molded bracelets MERCURA NY.

Leather facemask AND_I.

Hair: Charlie Taylor using Kiehls products, Make-up: Lauren Whitworth using Yves Saint Laurent products , Nail stylist: Mai Kiyotake, 
Model: Alexandrina Turcan at Major Models.



A GOOD GIRL CAME FROM OUTER SPACE 
Photography Billy Kidd
Styling Rich Aybar


I'm usually not one to stray too far from the basic grayscale color spectrum, but I couldn't help but love this editorial. The lighting is wonderful, but the styling, wardrobe and photography is absolutely outstanding, The models in this editorial are fantastic as well! 

1 6 O G

BUT HUMAN AFTER ALL
160g Magazine - February
Art direction,photography & styling: Antonella Arismendi
Production assistance: Yamil Castiglione
Hair: Vero de Luca with Tigi
Model: Luciano Rivarola at Bananas Models - Civiles Management.

P R O C E S S


Gareth Pugh - The Process
Three days of footage combined into a ten minute video of Gareth Pugh's process in which he uses his infamous slashed technique to create a couture gown. It's fantastic to see how he creates the slashes by making a circular pattern and using tailors chalk to trace it onto the fabric. I'm definitely going to try his technique out sometime (even though mine will most likely look like rubbish).


The final product:




Tonight Matthew Film: Nick Knight
Performance/Model: Raquel Zimmermann
Hair: Sam McKnight
Make-up: Val Garland
Nails: Marian Newman
Edit: Ruth Hogben
Fashion: Gareth Pugh
Soundtrack: Lady Gaga



(I do have to admit, I think the song choice could have been a lot better.)