VOGUE KOREA APRIL 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I began my educational career in with a degree in Textile Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I remember having to choose between sewing for the next 4 years or printing, dyeing, and silk screening. Strangely enough, it was a simple decision and there began my love for fabrics.
Creating textiles is so different than creating an article of clothing. It's step one in the process and whether you are mixing together chemicals to make the perfect vampy purple or weaving yarn on a 70 year old loom, there is something very romantic about it all. It's like baking a cake and taking the time to sift the flower and fold in the chocolate rather than pour some mix and eggs into a bowl. Creating textiles forces you to slow down and really absorb just exactly what you are creating, which as a designer, is something I so rarely take the time to do.
When I look at Michael Angel's collection for Autumn/Winter 10-11, I see a person who genuinely cares about textiles as much as his final creation. From step 1 to step 50, you can tell that so much thought went into every single element. From x-rayed jewels and laminated lace to laser cut neoprene, Angels clothing is so much more than something to wear out on a Friday night. But you can do that too, if you want..
Step 2: Fabric Stained Glass
Step 1: Degas Ballerinas.
All photos from Style Bubble.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
PHOTO CREDIT: HANNELI
Have you ever seen a cooler looking hand than this one. This incredible hand (opposable thumb included) belongs to the editor of Elle China, Leaf Greener. We have Chanel temporary tattoos, a Hermes Collier de Chein ring (Is that real? Where can I get that? Am I sweating?) and a ruby red plastic lip shaped clutch. I mean, come on.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
As most of us New Yorkers already know, Karl Lagerfeld was spotted in Soho and on the Lower East Side shooting a Chanel Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign. What we did not know is that some genius over at Nitrolicious totally stalked him and got some incredible footage of Karl. Just like an angel from heaven, Karl descended on his forklift. Amazing.
VIDEO CREDIT: NITROLICIOUS
Friday, March 26, 2010
Just when you thought you'd seen everything, Fendi has blown our minds with yet another crafty creation. First came the plain white bag that included a set of markers and now we have the Fendi Baguette Needlepoint Kit. Wait, do you hear that screaming? I think I can just make out the faint intonation of Nana Jennie's voice back in Boca Raton.
As someone who has always had grandma-like qualities, I think that this bag is not only a little piece of history, but it would just fit into my life so perfectly. First, I would perfect my skills by spending several sleepless nights needlepointing while watching Jeopardy. Then I would show it off to my girlfriends down by the pool, you know, the hip ol grannies who can be bop, hop to you drop, yo, yo make a wicked cuppa cocoa. I mean, and if I happen to walk by the cuties down on the shuffle board courts, that can only help my reputation. Lastly, I'd have to take it to my Sunday night canasta game. Maybe then that bitch with the two doctor grandson's would finally shut it.
AVAILABLE AT NEIMAN MARCUS FOR THE REASONABLE PRICE OF $995.00
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
PHOTO CREDIT: POPPYTALK
The other day I posted some pictures of the Balenciaga Fall 2010 shoes and said how they were very "New Age Mondriaan". Well, I began to experience a bit of deja vu when I saw Mondriaan popping up on my blog yet again, except this time in food form. I have always said that fashion is my first love, but food is a close second. It seems strange to some because, you know, fashion and food don't go together, well wake up sweeties because a new era is coming. Models are strutting down the runway with actual real life curves, and Vogue is publishing articles on the sorrows of eating disorders. Forget Kate's "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels" and let them eat Kate, I mean, cake!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I should probably mention that I have a light case of OCD. Some members of my family have it a little more than others, but I consider my particular level of affliction to be the perfect amount. Not enough that I'm a crazy person but just enough so that I'm particularly tidy. To be honest, I don't even notice it until I see things like this:
This is my nightmare. It's a table and it's PERMANENTLY DIRTY. That's right. You can Windex it all you want and you are still going to see those finger prints and what appears to be one of those multicolored spiral lollipops.
Jason Miller's 'Dusty Table' is available at THE FUTURE PERFECT
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Something amazing happened today. I finally figured out how to make my pictures GINORMOUS. It only took me about 3 1/2 hours, but I solved the blogosphere's most unrelenting dilemma. This is cause for celebration and therefore, I figured there was no better time than the present to show you my Pre-Fall collection for 2010. Enjoy.
For more photos, you can go to JACKGERMAINHANDBAGS.COM
All photos courtesy of Nate Boguszewski