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NYFW Photo Diary #2

February 18, 2012
tags: , , fall 2012, , , georgina chapman, guns n roses, Jack McCollough, keren craig, Lazaro Hernandez, marchesa, olivier theyskens, photographs, , , recap, rooney mara, , , , , theyskens theory,
by Sonia

I apologize for this wonky posting schedule, but I checked out for two days after Fashion Week. This brain needed rest.

But now I’m back. Brain turned on. Fingers ready for keyboard tickling. So without further ado, here’s a recap of NYFW round two (love when I accidentally rhyme).

Three of my favorite designers found themselves in my schedule for the last few days of Fashion Week. Olivier Theyskens of Theyskens’ Theory (doy), Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein, and of course, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler. I’m convinced they save the best collections for last because let me tell ya, the pieces and trends I saw earlier this week — oversized jackets, dropped hemlines, fur and gold embellishments, Asian-inspired silhouettes — all came together and became official in the following collections. Proenza Schouler really nailed the whole oversize, kimono-esque pieces, while Theyskens’ Theory made gold work in a non cheesy, blinged out way. And as for Marchesa, those two ladies may as well be the fairy godmothers of ballgowns, creating things only maids-turned-princesses-by-way-of-magic could wear.

My fashion week ended with a Guns N Roses concert, which was a simultaneously awesome and weird way to end such a high-heeled, pencil skirt week. But I was perfectly happy to trade in my stilettos for a comfy t-shirt and jeans.

Here are some photos from the last few days (I cut it down to just my favorites otherwise you’d be scrolling for two hours of photos…):

Theyskens’ Theory

Hooray for gold(en heels) and furry arm(pit)s!

Alice & Olivia

Stacey Bendet of Alice & Olivia sure knows how to throw a party presentation. I only wish I could have attended in that green Beetlejuice suit


Once again Marchesa kills me with beauty. That red dress is what my dreams are made of…that and puppies

Polyvore Live

One of my favorite bloggers, Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules workin’ it on the runway

Proenza Schouler

That’s a skirt people. A SKIRT!

Structured jackets. Powerful silhouettes. Fur bags. Woven leather heels. Proenza Schouler, you make my life complete.

Calvin Klein

The only somewhat focused photo I could capture. But just know this collection had Rooney Mara all over it (she was also in the front row. sha-wing!)

Nothing says the end of Fashion Week like a Guns n Roses concert…or does it?

Green Gucci Envy

January 12, 2012

I don’t normally do posts like this, but new year, new ideas, new posts. You feel me?

Anyways, I didn’t watch the People’s Choice Awards last night (I’m not a big TV person) but upon browsing through my usual morning reads I blacked out while falling in love with Emma Stone’s look last night. I’m pretty convinced this girl can do no wrong (I think I went a little lesbian when she wore that peach Calvin Klein gown to last year’s Golden Globes), and this tuxedo inspired ensemble is my epitome of outfit perfection. The cropped green Gucci jacket with the tailored trousers is so waiter-chic I can’t stand it. I just searched the internet in the hopes of finding this jacket but had no luck. Any insights would be greatly appreciated. But actual jacket or not, you can expect to see me replicating this outfit in the very near future.

What do you think of it?

A Week in Review

October 14, 2011

{ Florence + the Machine }

Holy hotdogs what a week! It kicked off with my birthday then a photo shoot midweek, continued with two amazing parties last night and is finishing tonight with gorgonzola cheese spinach gnocchi at one of my favorite restaurants.

Let’s talk about these parties for one hot second though. Last night I attended the Interview Magazine + Hudson Jeans party at the Boom Boom Room where I sipped on too many delicious cocktails and watched Florence + the Machine perform. She is AMAZING and I’m obsessed with the sparkly dress she was wearing. She was also drinking dirty martinis which is one of my favorite drinks so we’re like totally meant to be best friends…just kidding…kind of…

Then I went over to a party at Double 7 where I saw none other than MADONNA! I keeled over into Antonio Banderas’ arms and then back flipped over to Calvin Klein before taking my drunk acrobatic self home. Talk about a star studded night! But enough name dropping…

I’m looking forward to laying low this weekend with a bridal shower on Saturday and absolutely nothing else on the agenda. Have a great weekend!

{ Pastel skyline }

{ First signs of Fall }

{ Don’t cry! }

{ Drunk eyed at Interview Magazine + Hudson Jeans Party }

{ Calvin! }

{ Zorro! }

Fashion’s Past

September 29, 2010
tags: 1993, ads, best fashion campaigns, bruce weber, , campaigns, cedric jimenez, chanel 1998, claudia schiffer, f/w 1996, f/w 1997, f/w 2007, favorite fashion ads, , herb ritts, inez van lamsweerde, karl lagerfeld, , , kirsten dunst, Lonneke Engel, louis vuitton jewelry 2004, marcus piggot, , mark wahlberg, mert alas, milla jovovich, missoni, , Photographer, ralph by ralph lauren 2001, ralph lauren 2001, ralph lauren romance, ralph lauren romance 1999, s/s 2006, s/s 2008, salvatore ferragamo, tanga moreau, Tim Walker, vinoodh matadin, year
by Sonia

Although there are a whole slew of amazing new ad campaigns hitting the newsstands as I type (Refinery29 does a pretty great round-up of them here and here), there are certain campaigns from the past that stick out in my mind like a Meryl Streep movie.

Anyone born before 1986 can’t help but remember the notorious Calvin Klein ads featuring a waifishly thin Kate Moss and extra hunky Mark Wahlberg…oh, excuse me, I mean Marky Mark and his “Good Vibrations”.  Or how about the heart melting Ralph Lauren “Romance” ads with Tanga Moreau and Cedric Jimenez? Or, one of my personal favorites, the ever classy Claudia Schiffer clad in over-size Jackie-O shades in the Salvatore Ferragamo campaigns.

When I was younger I used to save every.single.magazine that I bought. I had stacks upon stacks of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and no I’m not afraid to admit it…Seventeen Magazine (hey, it was cool in the 90s). But, in attempt to not turn my room into it’s own episode of Hoarders, I got rid of all my old, perfume scented glossys and thus lost all the hard copies of some of my favorite ad campaigns. While this “cleanse” happened years ago (we’re talking 1998 at the latest), I still think about those campaigns that caught my eye back in the days of braces and school uniforms; the days when I would often rip pages out of magazines and tape them to my wall, admiring them while I attempted homework.

When these adolescent years passed, I was still obsessing over fashion ads, but in a much different way. Instead of taping them to my wall, I would rip them out of their publications and store them in an over-stuffed folder that managed to travel with me from highschool to college and then to New York, but I stupidly threw it out on my last apartment move. While I didn’t look at them very frequently, I would often look back through them when I needed inspiration. But, after some serious research I managed to find online scans of a few of my favorite ads that I thought were gone forever and thought I’d share them with you.

Chanel 1998 by Karl Lagerfeld

Calvin Klein Jeans 1993 by Herb Ritts

Gucci F/W 1996 by Mario Testino

Missoni F/W 1997 by Mario Testino

Romance by Ralph Lauren 1999 & 2001 by Bruce Weber

Louis Vuitton Jewelry 2004 by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 2007 by Mario Testino

Kate Spade S/S 2006 by Tim Walker

Ralph by Ralph Lauren ca. 2001

Miu Miu S/S 2008 by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

photos via tfs

remember when?

August 25, 2009