Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Spring 2016 RTW: Givenchy

"Striking a masterful, almost impossible balance, Tisci delivered a glorious oxymoron of an event: a quiet spectacular." – via wwd.com
I actually managed to catch the livestream of this runway show on vogue.com and I would say that this quote is true – it was very quiet and contemplative, but it wasn't easy to look away.

I also love the black and white version of this illustration  :p

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear: Marni

"Marni is a brand with a woman-friendly reputation for color and print, and this collection did have plenty of it. […] But it was with her giant leaf prints on graceful elongated tunics over fluid trousers that the collection really hit its stride. It was then that the anxious viewer stopped worrying about what it would feel like to manage all those semi-garments and began to appreciate the chic neo-moderne metal and dangly acetate earrings and chunky lacquer bracelets that are such a Marni draw." – via vogue.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear: Delpozo

"For Spring, Font’s women were those of Federico García Lorca’s Gypsy Ballads and Emilie Flöge, muse to Gustav Klimt and, in fact, a fashion designer herself who envisioned proto-bohemian styles far ahead of her time. Many a creative director has name-checked Flöge in the past, but rather than appearing merely as a vessel for Klimt’s famous aesthetic, here Font found a grounding force in Flöge’s love of folklore, and the similarly earthy qualities to be found in Lorca’s famous book." – via vogue.com

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear: Osklen

“One year ago, I went to the Amazon forest and met the Asháninka tribe and was invited to their rituals,” said Metsavaht. “The whole collection is inspired by that experience.”
“The meaning of aesthetics is very important for them,” he said. “Beauty, for them, means strength and sensuality—for man or for woman. And that’s exactly what fashion is.” – via vogue.com

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear: Monique Lhuillier

The makeup at Monique Lhuillier's show was refreshing to me with its graphic, rectangular eyeliner in bright blue or green! I also felt that it complemented the clothing very well (this was also my first go at hand lettering, it was fun).

Garland's goal was to inject a feeling of freshness into Lhuillier's made-for-the-red-carpet collection: "When you're younger, you tend to be a lot more brazen, so I was thinking, how do we portray youth in makeup?" she said. "It's bolder; it's brasher; you take risks—that's why I went for chunky, clunky, thick liner." elle.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear: Junya Watanabe

"For Fall, the designer wanted to explore the idea of "dimensionality through clothing." And it is that place where mathematics and nature meet—in a certain soft yet rigorous organic architecture—that was at the crux of today's show." – via vogue.com

The weather still feels like summer, but I'm looking forward to pulling out my scarves, coats, and boots again (not that the weather has entirely put me off the latter).

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Burberry Nail Polish

Storm Grey
Ink Blue

Antique Gold
Dark Bottle Green


Orange Poppy
Teal Blue
Cadet Green
Nude Pink

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear: Yohji Yamamoto

"He mentioned wanting to create a collection for "real girls today," which, antithetically, meant thinking back centuries to ancient Greece and the idea that a draped piece of fabric could be simultaneously complete and incomplete. Then he set out to render the kimono less perfect, softening its rigidity while guarding the overall shape and elegant sleeves." – via style.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear: Vivienne Tam

"Tam's Fall collection was inspired by chinoiserie—the European impression of China in the late 17th century—but she focused on bringing it into the modern age. "I love that time period, but I didn't want it to feel too soft," she explained backstage. "Mixing in leather and high-tech materials makes it more urban." – via style.com

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Couture: Giambattista Valli

"He starts a collection with an imagined "extraordinary conversation." The talkers this time were Pol and Peggy Guggenheim. "Genuine eccentricity, in the DNA," he clarified." – via style.com

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fall 2015 Couture: Jean Paul Gaultier

I love this look from Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2015 Couture collection! I think it would make a killer villainess or femme fatale look (no pun intended?)

… Actually my first thought when I saw this look was of Bloodborne. I immediately thought of the Mensis Cage when I saw the headdress, but this whole outfit seems like it would fit right into the game. The actual inspiration for the various beautiful headdresses in the collection are traditional coiffes from Brittany, which are worth a quick image search.

View the entire collection here.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fall 2015 Couture: Ulyana Sergeenko

"Her new Fall collection, like all of them so far, tells a story about her native Russia. This one focused on Saint Petersburg's Soviet-era communal apartments, which saw once-grand 10-room homes divided among their once-grand mistresses and any number of sailors, peasant families, KGB officers, and army men. […] As sweet as that sounds, and aside from the occasional fur bonnets, it wasn't entirely innocent. It never is here. The apartment theme gave Sergeenko a reason to explore boudoir-ish pieces." – via style.com

View the entire collection here.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Nila Anthony

I really like Nila Anthony's cute, quirky bags so I picked some of my favorites and drew them  :)

It actually started with this bag, but then I took a look at her other designs and kept going:

(psst I had posted one of these a day on my Instagram, which is updated a little more often)