Posts tagged ‘yves saint laurent’
Pink & Purple
I used to be the cynical type that wanted to burn every Valentine’s Day aficionado who came in my direction. Even in relationships I acted like I could care less about this day. But let’s be honest, what girl doesn’t want flowers, chocolates, or in my personal case, a giant bowl of guacamole?
So, a few years ago I decided to kill off my cynical “woe is me, I hate this hallmark day” self, and adopt a more festive and optimistic me. I get into the spirit of every other holiday (Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July…I even wear a shirt with a giant photo of my mom on Mother’s Day. Just kidding.), so why not embrace Valentine’s Day as well.
So here I am, dressed in head-to-toe pink and purple ready to stuff my face with Mexican food tonight. Because that’s just how I roll on Valentine’s Day. More on that in a post later today though…stay tuned.
Until then, Happy Valentine’s Day!
// photos by Emily Malan
I have always loved a fashion illustration. One quick line here and a dab of red there and ta-da! it’s an outfit ready to hit the runway (or my body?).
I was going through some of my old magazine tear outs the other day and stumbled upon at least a dozen illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld, which then had me flipping through my fashion illustration book followed by some ferocious scouring on the web. How cool would it be if the designers published their sketches in a book each time they showed a collection during fashion week. I’d love to see how they translate from paper to catwalk strut.
Here’s a collection of some of my favorites but I have to say, finding designer sketches online is not an easy task.
Yves Saint Laurent
Never did I think that silk electric blue pants would have a place in my wardrobe, but when I saw these suckers there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation to click and buy. This was at least two years ago and still, these pants find themselves in frequent rotation.
At first I would only pair them with more neutral pieces — grey t-shirt, black sandals, white blazer, for example — because I figured that electric blue pants didn’t need anything else to give them any extra flavor. But, as the old saying goes, “more is more,” and recently I’ve gone equally as bold with my accessories and shirts.
You’re guaranteed to get some looks on the street, but really, who cares about that?
// photos by Emily Malan
Call Me, Maybe
I’m not big into pop music, but there are few songs out there that turn me into the teeny bopping Britney Spears loving fan I never was. Before I even know what’s happening to me I’m belting out all the words to a Miley Cyrus song as if I’m standing front row at her concert, “I ♥ You Miley” sign in hand. But we’re not talking about Miley here (though I still love “Party in the USA”), we’re talking about Carly Rae Jepsen (note: I just had to Google that) and how horribly amazing her song “Call Me, Maybe” is. Song of the summer, right there.
How rad are these swan pants? I wore
this entire outfit them over the weekend and loved them too much to leave them hanging in my closet, so they made a second appearance this week. Though I must say they stretch out rather quickly and I felt like I was wearing pajama bottoms as opposed to the tapered trousers they once were. One good toss in the washing machine and dryer should fix that though.
On another note, apologies for the lack of outfit posts lately, we’ve had insane rain and humidity these past few weeks and you can’t blame a girl for not wanting to go stand outside in the rain and take pictures. More to come though, I promiii! Already coordinating a look called the “wet rat.” Stay toon-towned.
// photos by Emily Malan
Art on Your Sleeve
I love when my passions collide. When Pizza Hut came out with their stuffed crust pizza I practically passed out since the crust and the cheese are my two favorite parts. My heart stopped when a pink dolphin was spotted swimming in Lake Calcasieu, Louisiana (I actually made a sculpture of a pink dolphin my senior year in college. He now lives at my brother’s apartment). And when Carven sent Bosch printed skirts, shirts and dresses d0wn their Fall 2012 runway, my head started spinning 1000 times a second. Dizzy.
But since this is a fashion blog and the last thing you want is to hear me talk about my makeout session with a stuffed crust pizza, I shall focus on the art printed fashion that tickles my fancy. Carven isn’t the first label to send art printed pieces down the runway – who could forget the famous Mondrian print YSL shift dress ca.1965 – but it’s really the first time that I’ve started to look at works of art as potential textiles. For example, how amazing would a pair of Pollock splattered pants be? Or what about Botticelli’s Primavera printed on a blazer? A colorful Matisse printed on a structured dress a la Mary Katrantzou? Whoa beans. I’m by no means a fashion designer, but what I wouldn’t give to design a pleated Toulouse Lautrec skirt!
Check out some real life art printed pieces below!
Carven F/W 2012
Rodarte S/S 2012
Yves Saint Laurent 1965