Saturday, March 28, 2009

Here comes the British!

APRIL 2nd: Let's not let anyone die when the doors open.  
I'm predicting an insane turnout and a major mess of clothes thrown in piles. 

Excitement is in the air and I'm ready to kick it into spring season and see the wonderful clothes they have to offer.
-I'll keep you updated if anyone gets trampled (hopefully not)

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's Banana's!

Anorexic, Extremely Tan, and a little obnoxious, but nonetheless flawless style. Speak your peace about Rachel Zoe, but she is doing better than most of the people who badmouth her crazy antics. I personally love her style and find her ridiculously hysterical, but you got to be a little insane in the fashion business. I know I am. We’re both Jewish fashionistas hardcore, so of course we’d be close friends.

You can’t deny the stunning jewelry owned by Rachel Zoe. Lucky you, it’s going on sale at DecadesTwo in Los Angeles. It was an invite only event that took place last night. The items that aren’t sold will be auctioned off on and on the store’s eBay page. The money will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. See, Jews aren’t stingy: Bravo Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig (yes, that’s her full name).

Rachel Zoe: You’re bananas and I’m going to steal your Cartier Jaguar ring that I’m positive isn’t for sale. I stand by you Rachel Zoe and your choices in fashion but be careful because I cannot only write about fashion, I can style too. I have a lot up my sleeve.

The Jayme Cyk Project is underway and the critics give it 5 Stars.
Fashion takes over my body and won’t let me escape.
-It’s Bananas!

What Can I Say, I'm a Busy Girl

Behind is an understatement when it comes to my blog, but I’m keeping busy and doing the best to give you what I think is important in the fashion industry.

A little late, but definitely not overdue, the CFDA announced their nominees.

*Women’s Wear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs, Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez
*Menswear designer of the Year
Michael Bastian, Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders, and Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein
*Accessory Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Vera Wang
*The Swarovski Award for Womenswear
Thakoon Panichgul, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu
*The Swarovski Award for Menswear
Swarovski Award for Menswear are Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller, and Tim Hamilton
*The Swavorski Award for Accessory Design
Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry, Alejandro Ingelmo, and Albertus Q. Swanepoel.

June 15th is the date for these well-respected awards and I’m going to give you all the dish, so check back for updates.

-Designers set the trends, but we’re the one's who take it places.
Congrats to the Nominees and their success of what every designer wishes for.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Paris, je t'aime

We hear that the French dislike the Americans, but oh no, no ma chérie, I know that the House of Paris fashion would adore what I would have to say. Here’s a little of my take on Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2009.

Captain, the ship has taken off. Nina Ricci by Captain Oliver Theyskens is taken us back to the space age. Volumized shoulders and architectural designs makes up our slow movement into a transition of the future. Une belle!

Balmain by Christophe Decarnin is bringing sexy back with more sequins and mini dresses screaming for legs! Legs! Legs! Erin Wasson made a comeback strutting down the runway proving she’s a triple threat, modeling, styling, and designing. Balmain was hot, and from those bright lights and all that black I’m sure the models were too.

Nicolas Ghesquière is a genius, but this was not one of my favorites of his. Pleats, jewel tones, and prints in draped silk summed up his collection. It was a softer feminine look for Nicholas. Beautiful, but not as inventive as usual. Ghesquière, I vote taking it up a notch for the next collection.

When I think Maison Martin Margiela, I think alien. It was intangible and I believe some sort of statement was to be made. I don’t really know where anyone would wear this collection unless you were Britney Spears making a comeback from an MTV performance. Like him and his collection, it was invisible. Fashion is supposed to be complex and put you into a different place, but Maison Martin Margiela caused just plain confusion.

Of course Lanvin was alluring, when is it not? Completed with red, black and neutral tones, Lanvin was adorned in trims and ornaments making this collection have attitude and sophistication all in one. Beautiful shapes and fur created this cohesive collection, keeping Lanvin in its safety net. I'm a realist," declared designer Alber Elbaz. And realism is what he gave us.

Isabel Marant makes the best clothing for girls. Who doesn’t want to wear this! It’s so Parisian, so New York, so Cali, It’s girls just wanna have fun 2009 style. Another collection where I can say I WANT IT ALL and ALL of it will be worn in good health. Keep it up Isabel, I’m always impressed.

Again Paris wasn’t in my travel plans this year, but the French better watch it because I’m going fashion crazy full speed ahead.

~Au Revoir America, You will miss me

A Good Type of Cult

Oh My Gareth Pugh, if I didn’t love you enough before, I love you even more now. With the beginning of a new idea, the idea of fashion video presentation, Gareth Pugh made a video collaboration with Ruth Hogben debuting his Autumn/Winter 2009 collection. The video put us into the mind of Pugh and entered us in the cult like fashion he morphed in front of our very eyes. 

A Few Pictures from Gareth Pugh's Collection

Watch the video and wish for your acceptance into the Gareth Pugh Anamorphic Cult.

~I doubt you’ll be accepted.

Don't Do it Again

Vivienne Westwood: you’re eccentric, fabulous, and you never disappointment, but come on, Pamela Anderson? Pamela Anderson is no way a fashion icon, and look at her; she’s definitely not at her best. As I clicked through the stunning runway show filled with raw cut fabrics with prints and colors that light up the room, I came to Pam and the clothes turned me off, looking cheap and trashy (I’m sorry Vivienne Westwood, I love you, but it’s true.) I know, I know, Viv is known for doing anything and everything on the runway, but Pamela Anderson, I’m going to have to say BAD CHOICE to the queen of punk and to stray away from the plastic, boob busting, non-fashion icon women of our crazed celebrity world.

Pamela Anderson-Stay with what you do best.
Not this.

Talented doesn't even sum up Vivienne Westwood-You're so much more.

~Take a chance on me Viv, I’ll walk that runway like it’s nobody’s business

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Moda Italiana Di Bellismo

Italian Fashion-Innovation at its best. America better step it up. We’re known for being the inventors of sportswear, but Italy makes us look like amateurs. Big designers, big editors, big shoulder pads, big egos (well deserved I must add), it’s all about Milan fall ready-to-wear 2009 Fashion Week. Volume is key and an accent is a nice touch. Let me give you the 411. I’m dishin’ on the good stuff, and it just keeps on comin’.

D&G went vixen, “The Duchess” style channeling a Victorianesque look. Sculptural shapes played part and showed us the future of fashion in an 1800’s sense. Domenico and Stefano-bravo, I’m obsessed.

Dsquared took a different route on the runway and gave us a production. Models holding Starbucks lattes, smoking cigarettes and hiding behind their oversized sunglasses, made fun of our paparazzi crazed photos we all love so much. Dsquared is so inventive and they always give us excitement, which they gave us in this show. The clothes were very relaxed and casual. I’ve seen better from the lovely Dean and Dan Caten, but I think this is one of the first shows I can say was extremely wearable by a ton of women. Dsquared definitely stepped out of their box.

With an almost completely black color palette, Fendi made me wish I were Italian. With an elegant shoulder pad and furrier to the max, I’m doing my best to channel Fendi’s fabulous look.

Francesco Scognamiglio gave us a reason to celebrate partially unwearable yet stunning fashion. I’d wear it, but some people aren’t as stylish as me. His collection screamed geometric shapes and I was screaming for more.

Unfortunately, Italy isn’t in my travel plans for this year, but I’m crediting for its beautiful pictures and hoping they’ll read this nodding their heads in agreement.

While I’m in NYC getting my Italian and French fashion from boutiques and department stores, Milan better be keeping up with their part.

Italy get ready, because soon I’ll make my debut.

Stay Tuned for my favorite Paris Fashions on the runway.