Fashion || Project Runway: Kimberly Goldson Spring 2012 MBFW

Fashion || Project Runway: Kimberly Goldson Spring 2012 MBFW

The Season 9 Project Runway cast presented their Spring 2012 runway collections with varying
themes among each designer's final runway challenge.
The contestants this season were undoubtedly a mixed bag of experience.
Much of what becomes the viewers final deciding factor on who they believe deserves the title
depends on their consistency presentation at New York Fashion Week.

Designer L'Wren Scott will be the guest judge for the Season 9 Finale.

Our blog pick was the Kimberly Golson. Focused, current, and wearable.
Kimberly produced looks that we believed to be one of the most marketable collections
of the nine Project Runway designers featured at Fashion Week.

The three Season Nine finalists are Laura Kathleen, Viktor Luna, & Anthony Ryan Auld.
For-the-win, it very well could be the always confident, Laura Kathleen
who showed a well rounded collection composed of beautiful earth tones and signature
(literally and figuratively) print that was visible in most of her looks.
An amazing spiraling bangle made a bold addition to each look.

via: MBFW


Fashion || Red Carter MBFW Miami SWIM Spring 2012

Fashion || Red Carter Miami SWIM Spring 2012

Red Carter Miami Swim was by far one of our favorite runway collections
Their swimsuit construction and use of black trim add an 'Aeon Flux' futuristic touch.
Cut-out and color blocked swimsuits paired with neon, translucent acrylic, accessories
and waterproof capelets -for those of us who actually catch a random downpour
on Miami Beach in the middle of summer. It does happen.

Fashion || Christian Dior Couture Fall 2011 Pop Universe

Fashion || Christian Dior Couture Fall 2011 Pop Universe

An Eye popping combination: Soft colors against ivory and onyx.
twisting and tucked on above-the-knee skirts complimented by geometric, gravity defying Fascinators.
The first scene of Christian Dior Couture's Fall 2011 Collection is one Haute Pop Fantasy!


Fashion || BMA Modified Semi-Precious Stone Plugs

Fashion || Designer on the Rise: Miranda of BMA Modified
LA's Custome & Organic/Semi-Precious Stone Plugs

BMA Modified was founded by Miranda, a CSULB fashion student who fused family heritage
with fashion forward concepts into a collection of plugs/body modification accessories.
Her collection includes a colorful mix of semi-precious stones (pictured)
in addition to pop art inspired printed pieces donning vintage and pop art.

Timely, considering how more high-end collections utilize models with tattoos, plugs and other major body modifications.

"I was born in Bali, Indonesia and have lived in Singapore and Australia before settling in Los Angeles.
Growing up around my grandfather, who was from the Dayak tribe, I was accustomed to body modifications. Mixed with all the artistry around Bali, I learned to utilize the resources I have to make the things I want. I am very thankful to have both sides of the world, the traditional and what changes every day. "

We love her personal and professional adversity. For more information regarding BMA Modified visit their Etsy page: BMA Mod.

via: BMAmod

Fashion || Mugler's Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

Fashion || Mugler's Spring 2012 Menswear Collection

A 1984 Adonis with a futuristic twist.
Geometric, color blocked panels across the chest favors athletic apparel.
Metallic armour accessories detail the arms, calves, and neck.
Additional details included sheer sleeves, acid wash denim, and lace-up boots.

Loving tattoos and body modification (plugs) on the models.


Fashion || Rachel Zoe's Sophomore Collection: Resort 2012

Fashion || Rachel Zoe's Sophomore Collection: Resort 2012

Flowing dresses, tunics and pant legs -An identifiable trademark in Rachel Zoe's
vintage infused styling and a prominent look for her sophomore collection.
Style with ease. So Rachel.

Fashion & Art || Taylor Reeve Hand-Painted Platform Pumps

Fashion & Art || Taylor Reeve Hand-Painted Pumps

Taylor Reeve is an artist and designer from Southern California who has produced
signature artwork for apparel brands Quiksilver, Dragon, Osiris, and SkullCandy.
Her extra fabulous 5-inch high heel platform pumps are undeniably a bit of boastful and sexy with mystique.
Pavé, covered in glitter, studded and scaled, the pumps' upper is just as desirable as the hand-painted sole.

Taylor Says by Taylor Reeve were notably worn by music industry mavens
Beyonce (pink pair, 'Shiny Toy Guns') and Rihanna (green pair, 'Good Girl Gone Bad').

Retail: $225-$350


Fashion || ESSENCE Magazine's 2011 May Issue "Dream in Color" Spread

Beautiful head to toe Spring by Essence Magazine Fashion Director, Elianna Placas. Each look captures a different silhouette and color combination that will fill your mind and quite possibly your wardrobe with an array of strong options for the season.

Photographer: Antoine Verglas

LOOK 1| Romper: DVF; Ibisco Necklace: Furla
LOOK 2| Cattelan Dress: Jay Godfrey; Bangles: Circa Sixty Three; Sandals: Stuart Weitzman
LOOK 3| Plisse Gown: Cacharel; Hat: Lola Hats; Wooden Wedges: Marc Jacobs
LOOK 4| Chrysalis Crepe Dress: Maria Grachvogel; Handbag: Sobral; Beach Comber Necklace: Danika
LOOK 5| Silk Top & Pants: Costume National
LOOK 6| Georgette Draped Top: J. Mendel; Sequin Shorts: Just Cavalli; Clara Chandelier Earrings: Fulham.

Pick up the issue for style tips on achieving each look with low to moderate price points on page 140-141.


Fashion || VOGUE.it: Douglas Friedman 'Desert Sun'

Fashion || VOGUE.it: Douglas Friedman 'Desert Sun'

In the midst of shopping sunglasses for Spring/Summer 2011,
we thought why not post some Italian Vogue inspiration for color selection and frame types.
Photographer Douglas Friedman captures a Palm Desert goddess for Italian Vogue.

"It's on this journey we go exclusively with Italian Vogue to Palm Desert California where the Winter Sun lives.
We look at how she defines who she is and how she lives... While shielding herself from the sun." -Claudio Gottardi

Art Director: Franca Sozzani

LOOK 1| FENDI Sunglasses: Model No. FS5198
LOOK 2| JIL SANDER Eyewear: Model No. JS642S & JS643S
LOOK 3| KARL LAGERFIELD Oversize Sunglasses: Model No. KL716S

via: VOGUEit


INSP!RED CAUSE: GYT (Get Yourself Tested)

INSP!RED CAUSE: GYT (Get Yourself Tested)

MTV's GYT campaign is their refreshing way of reaching out to their viewers and devotees
regarding the seriousness of know ones status, use of contraception;
along with STD, HIV and AIDS education. PSA media weapon of choice: a refreshing approach to addressing responsibility and allowing creative individuals to discuss their outlook on life.

"GYT has partnered with some truly amazing individuals who embody the GYT lifestyle and understand the importance of social responsibility and knowing yourself while carving your own unique path in life."

Los Angeles fashion design tastemakers Linda and Tammy LOVEMADE join Talib Kweli, jewelry designer Han Cholo and Perez Hilton in discussing their passions and inspiration for the GYT PSA.

"In order for you to be able to stay balanced,
you really have to think of all aspects of your life and be disciplined..." -Linda Lovemade

"At the end of the day, if you don't have all the other things: family, relationships, your health, and spirituality, all the money in the world isn't going to make you happy..." -Tammy Lovemade

Know yourself. Know your status. GYT



Fashion & Music || Ad-Amazement: Karen O ABSOLUT Wild Tea

Fashion & Music || Ad-Amazement: Karen O for ABSOLUT Wild Tea

"Black tea meets elderflower in this exotic new vodka that blends perfectly with lemon-lime soda.
Experience the mix with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs..."

Three things we love immediately:
1| Karen O (Rock front woman for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the Black Panther
2| Karen's wardrobe for this shoot (Sequin pantsuit & Jersey dress with feather detail)
3| ABSOLUT Vodka (ABSOLUT Everything)

Warren Du Preez
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Fashion || Paris Fashion Week: Manish Arora Fall 2011

Fashion || Paris Fashion Week: Manish Arora Fall 2011

For his Fall 2011 Collection, Manish Arora made a noticeable transition from
looks mostly composed of intricate beadwork and slash-spread techniques to
one that adapts a Parisian attitude; characterized by more than bold eyes outlined in black
with strong red lips. Some of the key items included satin shirts with lantern sleeves,
shaved fur knee-length skirts, hair wrapped headpieces,
curling corsets and body armor (or 'breast plates'), large fur sleeves
combined with a mix of multiple kaleidoscope patterned prints.

via: NYmag



Fashion & Music || VOGUE: Arlenis Sosa, Jourdan Dunn & John Legend

John Legend Photographed with Models Arlenis Sosa and Jourdan Dunn for the March Issue of Vogue by Norman Jean Roy

Fashion & Music || VOGUE: Arlenis Sosa, Jourdan Dunn & John Legend

"John Legend Photographed with Models Arlenis Sosa and Jourdan Dunn
for the March 2011 Issue of Vogue by Norman Jean Roy"