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Unrelated to fashion: The Life of an Intern

People ask… ‘So what do you do?’ As if being a student full time and working two jobs isn’t good enough, lets throw in an internship. Because us broke college students just love working for free so much. So we show up, get bossed around and work all for what…the experience…the knowledge? Half of these people just want someone to do all their work for them for free so they don’t have to do it and call it a learning experience. I’m all for learning and trying new things but sometimes an intern just snaps. (yes that was a Khloe Kardashian reference)

Like running stupid errands… no I do not want to go to the store for you but I’ll smile,  say yes I’d love to and do it anyways. No I do not want to steam 500 silk scarves and burn my fingers… but sure why not. I’m only paying $20,000 in tuition to learn how to steam garments. Or how about your boss is always late and the ONE time your late you get a lecture. Really.


The only thing keep the interns alive is the possibility of actually being hired and PAID. But let’s face it, that probably won’t happen.

Chanel: They’ve Done it Agian

It’s already known that Karl Lagerfeld is a genius. For those who don’t know he is the designer for Chanel. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection is literally a Chanel heaven. This is a great fashion show production execution. The runway is immaculate. Going to a Chanel show isn’t just about looking at the clothes, it’s a performance. Chanel is known for that but I think this season was one of the best so far.

The theme this year focused on being under water. An aquatic wonderland. Gleaming white stingrays and sea horses adrift amongst coral branches and shell on a sandy sea bed. This is a very shocking and bright look. The models looks like magical deep sea angels with pearls scattered in their hair to sea urchin shells on the heels of their sandals.

From a production standpoint it’s amazing. No matter where you are sitting you have a great view. The models walk down multiple sections and cross each other to give everyone in the audience a view of the garment.

What makes Lagerfeld so great is that he stays true to Coco’s iconic styles. He enhances some of the house symbols buy using the pearls as buttons or belts. He worked with innovative fabrics to create the effect of light through water. He used airy waffle-textures organzas and iridescent synthetics, open weave tweeds and knits, and a platte of sea foam, shell pink and mother of pearl created an otherworldly effect. When the final evening dress appears, a giant oyster shell opens to reveal Florence Welch, from Florence and the Machine, and her haunting voice closes a spectacular show.




Photos taken from Google.

Lanvin Fall Campaign Movie

Lanvin usually known for being very old fashion and prestigious shows us a different side. This video is actually pretty funny. Lanvin is alway serious, premium styles of clothes.


Gaga by Gaultier

“One of Jean Paul Gaultier’s most enduringly charming qualities is the way he incorporates his own loyalties, passions, and (but of course) Frenchness into his collections,” says Tim Blanks from Mens


Jean Paul Gaultier caused shock by using unconventional models for his exhibitions, like older men and full-figured women, pierced and heavily tattooed models, and by playing with traditional gender roles in the shows. This earned him both criticism and enormous popularity.


Gaultier became noticed with celebrities starting in the 90’s with Madonna. He designed her cone shaped bras, lace corsets, and skintight black suits. According to the UK Times, Jean Paul said he offered to make Modanna a “super-special” outfit but she didn’t exactly take him up on his offer. Two days before Modanna’s performance in Paris she calls Jean Paul to tell him to come to New York to help her prepare for her upcoming tour.


In 1997 his costumes for Luc Besson’s cult science fiction film “The Fifth Element” were nominated for a Cesar film award in France. That is the year Jean Paul started to design couture collections in addition to ready to wear. He has explored cultural diversity many times in his long career.


On September 12 Jean Paul did an interview with pop star icon Lady Gaga. Jean Paul has designed many outfits for her. He develops a relationship with the celebrities he designs for. “Gaultier has a knack for musicians and their sartorial desires,” says Lauren  Valenti, Editor-In-Chief of Vogue Vibes.


There is a lot of comparison between the Material Girl and Miss Gaga and it seems Jean Paul has crowned Gaga as the queen of pop. During the interview Gaga and Gaultier discuss fashion and how it can “transcend itself as mere clothing to become a powerful form of visual art and expression.”


Since the 80’s Gaultier has enchanted the fashion world’s imagination with his witty and provocative attitude and humor towards fashion and sexuality. He still captures our imagination and touches us in ways other designers fail to do.


“He communicated our own subconscious desires and un-lived feelings back to us in their own mediums,” says Kat Sark in an article about the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit in Montreal.

Gaultier continues to inspire us to live and dream and to express ourselves beyond the confines of the possible, established and acceptable.

The Fifth Element


Lady Gaga:




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Appropriate Wedding Attire, for all you fools.

So you’ve gotten the invitation to the wedding, marked down the date on the calender, start looking around for the wedding gift, then all the sudden it hits you–

what am I suppose to wear?

The wardrobe for proper wedding attire varies from wedding to wedding. But don’t worry, there are some clues so you have to become a little bit of a detective.

First start with the invitation. If it’s using a formal style vocabulary and fancy paper styles, then most likely they expect you to wear something formal and fancy. Does it cheekily ask you to watch them “come get hitched?” Well then wedding guest should look for a more casual outfit. Or it may tell you directly on the invitation- Black Tie, Casual etc.

Next think about where the wedding is set. If it’s outside avoid anything that could get caught in the wind. You won’t want to battle between the wind and your modesty! Avoid high heel shoes that could sink into the sand or grass.

Daytime wedding attire for a lady should be a flowing, loose fitting, dress or skirt. If you decided to wear a suit it should be in light colors, stay away from black or navy or anything that makes it look like your going to the office.

Daytime summer wedding attire for the gentlemen should be a light colored suit and made of light material like linen. However, winter weddings suits should be made of wool and darker colors like navy, charcoal etc. If the invitation says formal wear a dark suit. Tuxedoes are not appropriate before 6 p.m..

For an evening wedding look, a lady should wear a cocktail dress, like going out on a date for dinner. Nothing to sexy but something to dance in. Black is fine. Look for something sophisticated and avoid beads or sequins.

An evening wedding look for a gentlemen.. well a dark suit is always appropriate.

For a black tie wedding a lady should wear a cocktail dress, perhaps floor length. Think, red carpet like. Bring out the beaded purses and jewelry that has been waiting for this kind of event. Black Tie weddings almost always involve dancing so make sure you can move in your dress.

The tuxedo is the only acceptable thing for a man to wear to a Black Tie wedding. If it says “creative black tie,” he should still wear the tuxedo but maybe a black shirt instead of white, or a collarless white shirt.

If you’re afraid you’re going to be under dressed, then you probably will be. So choose to be a little more fancy. If anything, you know you’ll look fabulous no matter what. Oh and the #1 rule: LADIES, DO NOT WEAR WHITE! This tip should be obvious but hey you never know.

But what you should remember is that weddings are suppose to be a good time to celebrate the joining of two families and friends, so don’t ruin it with a bad outfit! 🙂 I am a big fan of BCBG. I feel like you can find a dress for any kind of wedding at their store and the dresses are in a good price range. So below are a few pictures off of their websites of dresses that I believe are wedding appropriate.


Barbara One Shoulder Satin Evening Gown



Alana Long Piped Halter Dress



Blanca Sunburst Long Pleated Dress



Cecile Short Cocktail Dress



Rhea Sleeveless Dress With Peplum Skirt



Jane Beaded Neckline Sleeveless Chiffon Dress



Winnie Printed Shirred Strapless Dress



*One of my favorites*

Gemma Beaded Neckline Draped Dress



Kiara Strapless Printed Silk Gown



Metal Taffeta Cocktail Dress



Sphia Metallic Straw Clutch



Morgan Snake Beaded Clutch



Satin Bow Clutch


Hickey Freeman Charcoal Plaid Worsted Wool Suit

Hickey Freeman Charcoal Plaid Worsted Wool Suit

On sale at Nordstrroms for $999.90

BOSS Black Brown Plaid Wool Suit

Boss Black Brown Plaid Wool Suit

Sale at Nordstorms for $529.90

BOSS Black Three Piece Tuxedo

Boss Black Three Piece Tuxedo

Sale Nordstorms for $599.90

John Varvatos Star USA Plaid Cotton Blazer

John Varvatos Star USA Plaid Cotton

Nordstroms for $199

John W. Nordstrom® Flat Front Linen Trousers

John W. Linen Trousers

Nordstroms for $79.90

My FAVORITE suit for a gentlemen. Yves St. Laurent.

Price requested upon purchase.. which means way to expensive!!

My favorite Black Tie Wedding Dress… if  I had the money.

Ruched Floral Detail Gown by Carmen Marc Valvo

Neiman Marcus for $1,025


EYE love you

things for my closet



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Couture Drawings



Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacobs

Oscar De La Renta for Michelle Obama

Donatella Versache


Christian Loubitan

Max Mara

Vivienne Westwood

Gewn Stefani for L.A.M.B.

photos from google images

Because Everybody Loves to Look at Pictures!







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