Monday, February 22, 2010

Major NY Fashion Week Recap

Wow! What a couple of weeks it has been - NYFW is over, MAGIC came & went, Alexander McQueen's suicide, and well, I've got a lot of blogging to do!

This, first of all, because I was browsing through Style.com the whole day:
~~A recap of the highlights from New York Fashion Week~~
LOVE LOVE most of the stuff - lots of leather, black, layering and very different directions. Click on the pics for larger photos!



3.1 Phillip Lim - for his overall sensibility of pleasing regular girls with wearable apparel, but at the same time always being trendy and appropriate for the season.




Derek Lam - who managed to master the urban cowgirl look with lots of leather and sleekness. The Western look is all over the Japanese magazines for Spring, but this collection is a whole different game.


Boy by Band of Outsiders - the line proves you can look preppy & cool even in the dead of winter



The Row - The Olsen sisters' line featured items I wanted to see most- maxi skirts & oversized clutches - in the most comfortable but never sloppy way

pics via Style.com

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New York Fashion Week Is Here!

February is always a busy time for the fashion industry - fashion shows, trade shows, closing of factories for Chinese New Year etc. It means hectic last minute scheduling, glam shows & after parties!!.. I loved being in that kind of energy!!
Anyway, NY fashion week starts tomorrow!
Some of the lines I'm looking forward to:
3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Boy by Band of Outsider, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren etc.

New York Fashion Week Schedule - Thursday, February 11th

9am Mackage
The Salon, Bryant Park
10am BCBGMaxAzria
The Tent, Bryant Park
10:15am appt Jonathan Kelsey
Starworks, 5 Crosby Street, Suite 3D (Grand/Howard St.)
11:15am appt Esquivel Shoes
Indigo Showroom, 545 8th Ave - STE 14NC
10:30-12:30pm Organic by John Patrick Presentation
348 West 36th Street, Grnd Floor
(8th/9th Ave)
11am Richard Chai Love
The Promenade, Bryant Park
11-1pm Heidi Klum for A Pea in The Pod/Motherhood Maternity
Destination Maternity - 28 E. 57th at Madison
12pm Vena Cava
Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St.
12-2pm Lutz & Patmos Presentation
425 West 13th St, Suite 406
12-8pm
(11th-18th) Chrome Hearts Presentation
159 E. 64th St
12:30-2:30pm Falls Presentation
Soho House - White Room - 25 Ninth Avenue at 13th Street
1:15pm appt Kara Ross Presentation
Kara Ross, 41 East 60th Street
1-2:30pm Daniel Vosovic Presentation
Exit Art, 475 10th Avenue (36th/37th St.)
1-3pm Sartel Presentation
Tela Design Studio - Little West 12th Street (9th/ Washington)
2pm Toni Maticevski
Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street
2-4pm Wendi Reed Presentation
89 5th Ave, Suite 802, 16th St
2:30-5pm Elene Cassis Presentation
Bryant Park Hotel, 40 W. 40th St, Suite 2302
3pm Ports 1961 Presentation
The Promenade, Bryant Park
3-5pm L.A.M.B. Presentation
Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street
3-5pm LNA Presentation
Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street, PH
3-5pm McQ Alexander McQueen Presentation
Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street, 1st Fl.
4pm Cushnie Et Ochs
Stage37, 508 West 37th Street
(10th/11th Ave.)
4pm Bess
Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place
4-5:30pm Unreserved/ American Indian Fashion Alliance Presentation
Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th Street, PH
4-7pm Rolando Santana Presentation
306 W. 38th St, Suite 603
5pm Rachel Comey
531 West 25th Street, 3rd floor,
(10th/11th Ave.)
5pm appt Reece Hudson Handbag Presentation
Private Residence
5-6:30pm Keith Lissner Presentation
441 W. 14th St. (9th/10th)
5-7pm Jonathan Simkhai Presentation
163 Bank St
5:30-6:30pm Chadwick Bell Presentation
La Venue 608 W. 28th St. (11th/12th Ave)
5:30-7:30pm La Perla Presentation
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, 540 West 26th Street (10th/11th Ave.)
5:30-7:30pm
(11-12th) Rita Liefhebber Presentation
Moving Truck at Prince Lumber 61-67 9th Avenue (15th)
6pm Jen Kao
Milk Studios, 450 West 15th Street
6pm Farah Angsana
The Salon, Bryant Park
6-8pm Ideen
32-36 Little W12th St. (9th/Washington)
6-8pm Mara Hoffman Presentation
201 Mulberry Street (Spring/Kenmare)
6-8pm Karolina Zmarlak
E-P, 7 Extra Place Alley behind 313 Bowery (Old CBGB's)
7pm appt Yestadt Millinery
The Wooly, 11 Barclay Street
7pm Chado Ralph Rucci
536 Broadway at Spring, 6th Fl
8pm appt Lizzie Fortunado
179 Stanton St
8pm Erin Wasson + RVCA Presentation
ABC Carpet - 888 Broadway, 19th St, 6th Fl
8-10pm Patricia Field Exhibit
Good Units - 353 W. 57th St. (8/9)

Schedule courtesy of WWD

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mulberry Alexa Bag

Uh oh.

I'm not one for It bags or even designer bags, but Mulberry has the new Alexa bag out. Named after British young celeb Alexa Chung, it looks like an expensive satchel with a braided top handle & extra long strap to hang it nonchalantly on your shoulder. Coming in a range of colors and even pink leopard print, I expect to see knock-offs of the bag being rolled out as we speak.
For myself, I would probably go with the tan colored one in soft buffalo leather.
I've always lusted over the classic Bayswater bag but the leather on the Alexa is so much softer, smoother and buttery. Definitely a keeper!

See you at the Mulberry store in Taka!



photo via FabSugar

Shaggy Coats

My friend C saw this cool white furry cardigan at a fashion show we were at the Mandarin Gallery last Thursday, and afterwards, dragged me to every store to find the damned thing.
Finally, she saw it at People of Asia, where they had displayed a black colored version in the window. She eventually purchased the original white one, but asked me how it was possible to wear a black version of it without looking like a gorilla.
Shaggy coats are really not my thing, but I remembered seeing this street scene photo from Mr Newton on the Refinery29 website:


She looks all round and plump and cosy in her coat. Definitely not anywhere near a gorilla.

For the rest of us fashion plebeians, I'd say go for a coat with smoother and thinner hairs, some good quality faux fur and stay away from the black to avoid looking like an animal or worse still an old shaggy bathroom rug.

photo via ASOS

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Indiesin

Oh, how I love Facebook ads!
I found the website Indiesin on there & of course I had to click through. It's a local Singaporean online boutique that stocks so-called "indie" type apparel, very much in the style of Urban Outfitters which I love.
And practically everything goes for around $20 odd Singapore Dollars! How reasonable is that!
If you want your fashion fast, affordable & hipster, this is the store for you & me!