Now that Topshop is open in New York, I feel that we deserve a sneak peak at their newest collections. I have a habit of touching clothes and stroking my hands across a garment I have fallen for. London gets a look...thank you Susie Bubble, but I want a personal preview in person. From the look of it, I will be purchasing a variety of outfits for the fall. Let's just hope New York isn't behind about three seasons, since I know we are as of now. Thanks a lot Sir Phillip Green, did you really think we wouldn't find out? Susie Bubble did a fantastic job of photographing the new collection. I must apologize for jacking her pictures, but readers need a little visual for my praise.
~I'm seasons ahead, so let's see if Manhattan's Topshop can top that.
Matthew Williamson’s collaboration with H&M hit stores today. Great, another fabulous designer sold to making a cheap-o line for those who can’t afford these luxury goods. Londoners seemed to have camped out for the opening of the collection. I’ve never been a fan of this so-called “trend” most people love. However... when your price is going down, so is the value of your clothing. Do what you can to make some moola in this recession, but remember designers; you’re special because of the beautiful creativity of your designs and the value that I can’t afford. Forgive me for harsh words but if you think about it… ~You know I’m right
Who’s Expecting Now? It is not Angelina or Madonna, Its Lily Donaldson with a fake bump. High fashion Pregnancy? Nope, just a salute to what the French can do and American’s can’t. Cigarettes and the overwhelming job of a hot mother took over French Vogue’s April issue. Controversial: definitely, genius: For Sure. It’s the cutest thing since puppies became the newest accessory. Leave it to French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld to hand us the forbidden American photo shoot and triumph above all.
Let’s add to the MK & A empire and make a shoe line for Elizabeth & James in collaboration with Steve Madden. Smart move twins, an item that I think will do great in the land of talented celeb designers. No Lauren Conrad Ella Moss knock offs for me please, only designers with a signature style. The girls are always parading around in sky-high heels and I’m certain that will model their collection. The shoes will range from $195-$500, a little pricey, but I think it's a bang for your buck. They may not be acting, but MK & A are in the limelight with arrows of success pointing towards them, not you. So quit with the drug accusations, the girls are genius and make fashion look effortless. ~I do it everyday. Cykic
Mary-Kate giving you a sneak peak of their shoe line, I'm lovin' it.
Being that I am related to a favorite of the New York punk designers, I feel it is my duty to show a little family love and dedicate this post to an inspiration of mine, Daang Goodman. If you’ve lived in New York for years, you should know about the punk following on St. Mark’s st. and the hippest store on the block, Trash and Vaudeville. At age 6 I remember walking hand in hand with my cousin, scared shitless as I walked down the old dirty New York (some like to say the best of NYC), but when I stepped into the store, my eyes lit up. Clothes that confused me and fashion that made a statement. It was like magic because no one back at home would ever wear this, unless of course Hot Topic was his or her favorite store. Trash is truly a landmark and Tripp NYC by Daang Goodman (the spotlighted brand) is a religion to all punks of New York. We all have our own style, and mine is one of eclectic, and I learned that from Daang Goodman.
Keep it coming Daang because you’re leader, and those other designers are your followers.
I grip my mom’s wrist tight and turn to see Jimmy (one of the oldest employees), hugging my mom in her electric blue velvet coat by Tripp NYC; I look to see his ass crack is showing. True Rock N’Roll and a reoccurrence every time I’m in the store. -Love me some Trash Cykic
I don’t have the time to see all of the crappy Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall Movies. Spare me the dirty jokes that I’ve heard before and all the new I wish I were Ben Stiller or Will Ferrell actors, but when Valentino: The Last Emperor came out there was no question about whether or not I would fit this legend into my busy schedule. It was a documentary based on the 45 years of Valentino’s success. His impeccable construction, his all about me attitude, and his five pugs kept my eyes wide open and jaw dropped. From June 2005 to July 2007, the filmmakers shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his entourage.
A big part of the film showed Valentino’s longtime business partner and close friend, Giancarlo Giammatti. He is so much more apart of the Valentino line then you could ever imagine. Without him Valentino would still be successful, but not as much of an empire as we know it. In this 1 hour 30 minute long film, you learn just how unbelievably talented Valentino is. No one will ever have his skills of a couturier like himself. Dressing Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Audrey Hepburn is an honor of its own and Valentino takes the crown of success in his career.
On September 4, 2007 Valentino announced that he would retire fully from the world stage after his last Haute-Couture show in Paris. He delivered his last women's Ready-to-wear show in Paris on October 4 to an insane applause. Go see this Master piece directed by Matt Tyrnauer and remember you’ll never be as talented as Valentino The truth hurts, but Valentino will always reign over you. -Cykic