Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Only the powers at Vogue could get designers to carve a fashionable pumpkin for Halloween. How designers found the time, now that's a mystery that might stay unsolved. Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Talley Prepares Museum Exhibition

Andre Leon Talley and Savannah College of Art and Design president Paula Wallace in the new Andre Leon Talley Gallery.Russ Bryant for The New York TimesAndre Leon Talley and Savannah College of Art and Design president Paula Wallace in the new Andre Leon Talley Gallery.
“Walls are being painted, all of the dresses are basically in place,” said André Leon Talley, on the phone from the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was putting the finishing touches on the first exhibition in the André Leon Talley Gallery in the school’s new museum of art. The gallery will be one of the central features of the museum, which is reopening on Saturday within the ruins of a 19th-century Greek Revival building that was once home to the Central of Georgia Railway.
Mr. Talley, a longtime contributing editor of Vogue and a board member at the college, has recruited major designers like Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford and Manolo Blahnik to appear at the college over the years, and now he is helping to build a costume collection that will include many of his own archives and donations from friends. The first exhibition will focus on iconic designs by past recipients of the ALT Lifetime Achievement awards, which SCAD presents at a fashion show for its graduating class each year.
Oscar de la Renta sent long slim black gown that was worn by Penélope Cruz at a Costume Institute gala. Diane Von Furstenberg provided a black sequined wrap dress. There is a coat trimmed with plastic fringe and feathers from the fall 2007 Prada collection, and Mr. Ford’s evening column trimmed with natural string from his first signature women’s show. From Mr. Blahnik, he chose those blue satin shoes from the “Sex and the City” film.
“People love fashion exhibits because they can fantasize,” Mr. Talley said. “They can respond to a dress even if they can never wear a dress like that.”
Mr. Talley is becoming something of an expert in museums. With Mr. de la Renta, he is also preparing an exhibition of paintings by the Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla, called “Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress,” that will open at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in Manhattan in December.
The SCAD museum’s expansion, part of a $26 million project, also includes exhibition space for a range of contemporary artists. Mr. Talley’s gallery is sandwiched between works by Bill Viola and Kehinde Wiley. Naturally, he wanted his to stand out and added a video display that shows Mr. Blahnik making milkshakes on “The Martha Stewart Show.” Mr. Talley said he will have music from “2001: A Space Odyssey” playing in the background.
“The only thing I haven’t thrust upon them yet is that I want fragrance wafting through the ventilation system,” he said. “Either Oscar de la Renta’s Live in Love, or Diane Von Furstenberg’s Diane.”
Paula Wallace, the president and a founder of the college, later said that Mr. Talley could do anything he wants. “He has not mentioned that to me, but if André wants it, he gets it,” she said. “The multisensory concept is so important. We learn, we feel, we think, we smell. Actually, I think it’s a grand idea.”

Written by: Eric Wilson

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Erté's Work Showcased in SoHo

Attention, fashion lovers who are looking to clock more hours of history lessons after studying the pages of our issues and Greatest Hits book: a new exhibit opening in downtown New York may be your next stop. Erté, who is called the “Father of Art Deco,” is the subject of a 110th anniversary retrospective at the Martin Lawrence Gallery in Soho. The artist designed more than 200 covers for BAZAAR during his 22-year partnership with Harper's Bazaar, beginning in 1915.
Erté’s admirers in the worlds of art and fashion alike can revel in seeing rare works by the artist, such as his original gouaches — including some pieces that have not been displayed in public for decades — as well as the debut of Stefano Canturi’s objet d’art “The Clasp,” which is a replication of a handbag designed by Erté. Visitors can take the exhibition home with them in the form of Erté: A Celebration, a catalogue of the artist’s illustrious career that features essays and reflections by Stella McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and Twiggy, as well as art critics, curators and close friends. The show runs at Martin Lawrence Gallery, 457 West Broadway, from November 10-12 and in Las Vegas at the Caesar Palace, beginning December 1.

Written by: Kristina Bustos

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Pick Me Up

After a long work week, there's nothing like a little jewelry pick me up. Especially when it's well deserved! My pick as a reward, Giambattista Valli's gunmental and gold plated cuff. If you're on the same page as myself, click here to purchase. Sooo pretty!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Post-it Watches

Who has not written on his hand to remember something? Watch Post-it sticks to itself to form a band and you can take all your notes without getting your hands dirty. Block of 100 watches. LOVE IT!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brazilian Style

As an avid reader of all things fashion, this book is next on my reading list!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Status Everything

With the re-release of vintage Versace blouses, iconic status prints are back bigger than ever! Here's a quick recap of the status prints that were shown this past SS12 season.


Emilio Pucci


Jil Sander

And now, it's gone one step further . . . independent designers are creating skateboards and adorable little jackets for their pets utilizing Celine inspired scarf prints. Love it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Front Runner Is -

New on my must-have list are these Jeremy Scott new Wings x 2NE1. The leopard printed pony hair, shocks of color and those hard to miss yellow wings are screaming "wear me"! Love it!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Reissuing Vintage Versace

"Vintage Versace printed silk shirts are hotter than ever. The colourful and bold Versace staple is being discovered and sought out by a new generation of pops stars and style hipsters. The trend was also evoked in many runway collections these past few seasons. In celebration of this renewed appreciation, Versace has re-issued a limited number of classic printed silk shirts. No one can do Versace better than Versace." - Versace

To purchase these beauties, click here.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Steven Meisel Photographs Faux Ads for W

Photographer, Steven Meisel, has shot the most fashionable beauty ads. See for yourself below featuring Linda Evangelista, Anna Dello Russo and Karen Elson. I have to say Karen Elson looks like one lucky girl with the looks of those red bottoms!  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Manhattan Vintage Show

Get ready my fashion savvy people, especially the vintage fiends! The Manhattan Vintage show is back showcasing 90 of the top vintage dealers across the country. Entry to this glorified shopping experience is $20. To save $5 on admission, go to their website here and sign up for the mailing list. It's just that simple.  

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Making A Statement

While SS12 Fashion Week is long behind us, many of us are still trying to digest what the designers showcased as well as the trends that were happening on the street. 

Although bracelets were piled on this season, statement necklaces were making a big comeback. Organically shaped breastplates were on full display and are what I predict to be the next big thing. Check out some of my favorites below. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tokidoki x Barbie

You know the world is changing its views when America's favorite girl - Barbie, is sporting a sleeve of tattoos, pink hair and animal print leggings. This special edition of Barbie is a collaboration with Tokidoki and is retailing for $50. Love it! Especially the ferocious cactus dog!