WELCOME TO CLASS...

Trick-or-Treat...

STYLE-O-WEEN


Yep, that's right... I said it... HAPPY STYLE-O-WEEN...

Jeremy Scott speaka Italeean... (no offense)

CRAZY x CRAZY


Honestly, it's about time that Jeremy Scott infuses another brand with his signature touch of ALIVE-ness. Thank goodness, for us (this time around), he's teaming with a label that's just as outlandish as he is (LOL)...

Invites, etc...

READY, SET, GO... 

Just a little bit of fashion magic for me to attend to and witness, this season... 

#NYFW x Spring/Summer 2014

BACK ON THE BLOCK

As always (twice a year), the fashion crowd flocks to the Big Apple (NYC), in hopes of finding out what's new, now and NEXT, for the approaching season(s), during New York Fashion Week...

PRADA x Fall/Winter 2013 (campaign)

Malaika's First


So, of course, it goes without saying... that this is L-O-N-G OVERDUE... but, I just had to say it anyway, lol...

Naomi Campbell

THE BITCH IS BACK!!!
(and, I mean 'bitch,' in a good way)


After opening and closing the Fall/Winter 2013 Couture show for her longtime friend (and designer), Donatella Versace, Naomi Campbell has proven that age, surely ain't nothing but a number...

versace, Versace, VERSACE...

FALL/WINTER 2013, COUTURE 
 
Okay, so, obviously I can't rap like Drake does... lol, but I still love his utterance of the fashion label's name... vah-sachee, vah-sachee, vah-sachee,vah-sachee, vah-sachee, vah-sachee, VERSACE!!!  
 



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Gaultier x F/W '13 COUTURE

PUFF, PUFF PAST

It's nice to see that JP is back in action when couture season rolls around! I just did a piece on couture, and how it's suppose to reflect elegance, opulence and a theme... and Gaultier is definitely someone who gets that! LOVE HIM!!!

Enjoy, xo!!!




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HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!

(A Message) From the White House...

"As a nation, we celebrate Labor Day to recommit ourselves each year to the idea that everyone who works hard in America has a chance to get ahead. 

MTV VMA's 2013 (August 25th, 2013)

WE CAN'T STOP... 
 

While I must admit that this was not my first time attending the Video Music Award's, the feeling of being there (in the midst of all the celebrity action and mayhem), never gets old...

Pharrell Williams x Under Armour

NATURAL BORN HITTERS


Wow, okay... sooo, as soon as I just posted the commercial that featured some of my work with Under Armour, I learn about their new endeavor...

UNDER ARMOUR (commercial)

READY FOR AUGUST 


What do you get when you mash-up 100, teenage football players?! Take a guess... 

V/H/S/2 (in Theaters now)

SCARED TO DEATH!!! 


Okay, so I must admit that for my FIRST EVER film production (as a crew member), I was super nervous and super turntUp, at the same dam time!!! 

Perez Hilton x "One Night in Brooklyn"

SAVE THE MUSIC


After being invited to celebrate a night of music (in Williamsburg, Brooklyn), I knew I had to attend when I found out the celebrity host was Perez Hilton!!! 

Hi, Fashion...

NOTE COUTURE...

IDK about you, butter um, in my humble opinion, I -personally- feel as though a Couture show should be just that, high-and-mighty and not low-and-accessible...

With the Paris, Haute-Couture collections taking place recently, it usually marks the occasion of high society balls and seasonal galas, events that conjure up the notion of pomp, circumstance and grandeur!!!

Couturiers tend to be excellent showmen, and look forward to the twice-yearly event (during the onset of Spring and Fall), where they can abandon the burden of designing clothing for commercial purposes, and feel free to truly create art, for arts sake; pulling out all the stops in order to give fans/customers an unrelenting look into the mind of a fashion designer.

However (and increasingly so), a number of fashion designers have been lacking in the department of creativity and have apparently abandoned the once-prominent practice of over-the-top, fashion show presentation. I don't know if it's either because most of today's designers don't have an atelier (which is a studio/workshop that is exclusively dedicated to the craftsmanship of hand-made, painstakingly intricate designs and exquisite sewing patterns), or they don't know how to create couture.

As well, I've noticed that a lot of designers that do have ateliers, are leaning more towards presenting couture collections that mimic the structure of pret-a-porter clothing; garments shown in an accessible manner and usually styled in pieces rather than ravishing gown or decadent ensemble.

Most of today's couture, looks as if it can be worn on the streets (even if it took 35 hours to create a basic-looking skirt or blazer), and I'm not sure why that is, seeing as though a special occasion would call for special attire, something of which a skirt and a blazer does not make.

When I think of couture, I think of rustling, silk fabric... billowing hem lines... embroidered, cinched-waists... tons of glitter and mounds of accessories, something like a ball, or a prom (on overload).

Spring '14 Men's x Phillip Lim

THE CLASH 



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Oscars Red Carpet, 2013

SASHAY  
 
 
As with each season that passes by, there's generally a unique or standout moment -or- occasion, where we're reminded of how much we like to get dressed, and how much we like to see other people get dressed-up, too... 

The Downtown Girls (Season 1)

NEW YORK GRITTY
 
 
When I found out about a totally new and completely cool, television show (read: web series), that featured four main characters (all female), of diverse, cultural backgrounds, dealing with life, love and the escape of mayhem, all while living in New York City, I just couldn't resist... 

America's Next Top Models... (well, some of them)

FASHION BOWL 2013


Of course, it seems as though another, favorite pastime of millions of Americans, isn't just football or the Super Bowl, but also, the enjoyment of the infamous Super Bowl COMMERCIALS...

The Baltimore Ravens x Super Bowl XLVII

...EVER MORE
 

With such an emotional and tumultuous sporting event, I couldn't be more proud of my hometown heroes, the BALTIMORE RAVENS, making it ALL THE WAY to New Orleans...

Dior Homme x Fall/Winter 2013

STAR TREKKIN'


Kris Van Assche delivered a solid performance with his men's wear collection for Christian Dior Homme, Fall/Winter 2013...

Christopher Raeburn x Fall/Winter 2013

PARK-AY FLOORED


British, men's wear designer Christopher Raeburn offers a sports tech and layered approach to Fall, for 2013...

Chucked Taylor's

A CONVERSE-ATIONAL TOPIC...
 
 
When it comes to 'wear-and-tear,' it's usually suppose to derive from a person's repeated use of a product, and not from a manufactured method of making it 'look' like it's been worn...

Gucci Advertisements (Fall/Winter 1996 vs. Spring/Summer 2013)

FROM THEN TO NOW...
 
 
Upon first glance of the new Spring/Summer 2013 ad campaign for Gucci, I instantly thought about the house's imagery from 1996... 

Louis Vuitton x Resort 2013

INVITATION TO FLY...
 
 
French, luxury goods maker, Louis Vuitton has extended the invitation for us to sample their latest collection...

Harry Winston x Swatch

IN THE NICK OF TIME...


Women's Wear Daily has reported that Swiss watch maker, Swatch, has finalized plans to purchase mega-luxury brand, Harry Winston, for $250M.

Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele

The OLD vs. What's NEW
 
 
For those who might not ever know -otherwise- here's my original comment, posted under Models.com's amazing interview with the legendary, fashion editor, Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele...