Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fashion Week Recap: Milan

Fashion Week continues and the collections from Milan are probably some of my favorites thus far. Designers in Milan seemed to be very inspired by today's youth with so many incorporating sportswear, graphic art, and bold, bright colors into their collections. I also really enjoyed seeing the 60's and 70's inspiration carry on over into Milan as well.

Below are my favorite collections from Italy. Who are your favorites? Did I leave anyone out?

Versace
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Fendi
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Tod's
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Roberto Cavalli
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Jil Sander
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Iceberg
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Moschino
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Blumarine
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MSGM
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Les Copains
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Giamba
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Ermanno Scervino
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Emilio Pucci
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Dsquared
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Dolce and Gabbana
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fashion Week Update: New York and London

 Forget Christmas, Halloween, and my birthday; my favorite time of the year is Fashion Week. My spirits are energized and my mind is inspired by the new collections for this upcoming spring and summer. One of my favorite trends has been the futuristic themes more and more designers are incorporating into their designs. You can see this theme in the intricate patterns and designs created by laser technology, or the sleek and structured minimalism of many collections. And while many are looking ahead to the future, the past is always being reborn. This year it seems as though the hippie, bohemian, wild child of the 60's is the main muse of inspiration.

Below are my favorite collections from New York and London. I really want to know which trends and collections you are absolutely loving and looking forward to for spring.Who are you loving? Who are you hating? What made you cry tears of joy?

London

Burberry Prorsum
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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi
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Peter Pilotto
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Mary Katrantzou
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House of Holland
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Matthew Williamson
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Jonathan Sauders
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Erdem
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Christopher Kane
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New York

Rodarte
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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela
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Oscar de la Renta
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Michael Kors
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Marc by Marc Jacobs
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Jeremy Scott
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J. Mendel
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Anna Sui
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Marchesa
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rihanna Inspired Look


For the past few months, me and many of my fellow fashionistas have been mourning the loss of Rihanna's instagram account. However, have no fear; while she has been the center of fashion and pop culture for the past several years, it doesn't look like the R&B princess' fashion reign is ending anytime soon. In these past few months alone she was awarded with the CFDA's Style Icon award, has been featured in several campaigns and named the muse for the French fashion house Balmain, and featured on the cover of W magazine's September issue.

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Her style is like this perfect concoction of sporty, sexy, edgy and masculine that no one else has been able to pull off quite as well. While she has faced a lot of scrutiny and backlash from a few underground fashion designers for stealing ideas and style, I admire seeing a mainstream celebrity putting small and evolving trends into the forefront of fashion and pop culture.

What do you think of Rihanna's style? Is she overrated or do you anticipate seeing what she wears next?

Chicago Cubs bucket hat - Fanatics $25.95
 If you are a sports fan and have a specific team preference Fanatics.com has a variety of apparel and many different styles of hats for almost any major team you can think of; this includes college and international olympic and soccer teams as well.
FAIL Cropped Sweatshirt - Petals and Peacocks $42
Menswear inspired "Sezme" flats - Jeffrey Campbell $140

Stainless steel and rosewood watch - Original Grain $195
Destroyed ripped jeans - River Island $45


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Courage & Strength

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Courage can make up for confidence lost. People often mistake a stern voice, a strong posture and a decided mind as strength, yet these are the attributes of confidence and not necessarily strength. True strength is made up of courage, self-sustenance, and a high capacity for empathy and compassion. Take risks, live each moment to the fullest, and try not to worry what the future holds. You can't make mistakes if you become something more from them. Set out and set forth on the adventure which is life.

Outfit:
Jacket and Shorts from Misc. Trading Co in Downtown Fresno. Follow @misctradingco

Photography by Wendie Cusator. @cusatorphotography

Makeup by Cynthia Alvia. @CIAmakeup

Model:
Miya Jane @milesjane


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Friday, August 15, 2014

A World of Their Own

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They only had each other. Disappointed and let down by the rest of the world, they found solace in knowing there was at least one other human being they could trust. The real world made no sense to them anymore; it was as though everyone was in an endless rat race to nowhere. To these two sisters, it was all apart of a trivial reality they found to be irrelevant to their own. While everyone else was fighting and competing for all the things they did not have, these sisters were happy living with what little they did. 

It seemed as though everyone else had forgotten how the simplest of things could bring the most joy. All of their friends were now caught up in their jobs and school and worrying about making plans for the future. Time just wasn't the same anymore. Time was always being rushed, and ideas they didn't value were being forced upon them. As a result, they decided to create a world of their own.

 In their world, time stood still and money didn't exist; all there was was love, the sun, the moon and stars.  They didn't care about traveling the world one day or experiencing much else beyond their home and the garden that lay behind it. To the rest of the world they seemed to lack ambition; however, truth and harmony were all that mattered and therefore, all they sought after. To them, the entire universe could be found at any moment. The universe lived inside their hearts and minds, and to know and understand it was all they wanted from life.

Photography by Wendie Cusator. @cusatorphotography

Makeup by Cynthia Alvia. @CIAmakeup

Models:
Miya Jane @milesjane
Fabiola Sahagun @fabburnit

Clothes contributed by Misc. Trading Co. @misctradingco
Jewelry contributed by Alien Girl Jewelry  @aliengirl__


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