Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! BEETLEJUICE!

“One person's craziness is another person's reality.” True that Tim Burton. Can you say iconic? Tim Burton is such an inspiration to artists, designers, writers, and anyone who believes in a fantasy world full of creepy innuendos. The beauty of him is his ability to surprise you in every film he creates, with his over-the-top characters, his wife , Helena Bonham Carter, who somehow always gets the part just right, and Johnny Depp as the most diverse actor to date. In celebration of his success The Museum of Modern Art will be putting on an exhibition of Burtons retrospective career on November 22 through April 26th, 2010. It will present artwork generated during the conception and production of his films, and highlights a number of unrealized projects and never-before-seen pieces. In a variety of mediums Burton exhibits his own genre that I like to call Tim Burtonesque. Here’s a photo shoot done by Tim Walker for Harper’s Bazaar based off of Tim Burton Characters. A big thanks to Musie for putting these wonderful pictures on her blog.

“Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!”

~Spoken like a true Hero Jack Skellington


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stickin' Out Like a Soar Thumb

I have looked through all of the Milan collections so far and sadly have not fallin in love with the amount I usually slave over. Dolce and Gabbana and Jil Sander were immediate lovers, but I did come across two other designers that made my heart melt. Fendi and Iceburg were the two that caught my eye. Of course Fendi is a classic, but I have never beena fan of the double F suited collection. Spring 2010 changed my opinion of Fendi with a fun girlish appeal, claiming a mostly white color palette.

The second was a line I had never heard of called Iceburg. It was a sculptural Mickey Mouse extravaganza. There was definitely a resemblance to last seasons Dolce and Gabbana, but truly I fell in love with the collection.

Dolce & Gabbana,

Fendi and NaDonna

Karan, they be sharin'

All their money got me wearin' fly

Always thinking of Fergie and My Humps


My Favorite German

From first glance at the first collection I ever witnessed by Jil Sander, I knew we’d be good friends. The German designer’s aesthetic is one of minimal with a construction technique to die for. Neutral tones give it a calm and serene vibe. It takes on that airy feeling you get when you first slip on that one-of-a kind Chanel dress and you feel invincible. I have never experienced it, but I am certain it’s pure bliss.

~My Day Will Come.


A West Side Story in South America

Inspired by the 90’s phenomena of Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell, Dolce and Gabbana made a collection full of menswear tailoring, see through lace, and rose patterned silhouettes. They adore the female form and gave their collection a South American angle with the eye-popping color of red. Every outfit that came down the runway mesmerized me. Here are a couple of my faves for your viewing pleasure, plus a video off recapping the stunning show.

I kind of picture Anita from West Side Story in her red dress.

Anyone with me on that?


It Can Make or Break an Outfit

I thought I should begin Milan Fashion Week with some sexy footwear. Now I am no way a foot fetish cyk-o, but I do have a fetish for ridiculously dangerous shoes that are not affordable by any means.

Enjoy looking because I doubt you’ll be buying.

Roberto Cavalli

Dolce and Gabbana


Jil Sander


Maybe some freebies?

I’m always down.


Just One More...

I know Milan Fashion Week has begun, but I’m still not finished with London! I have discovered a designer that makes my knees weak. One outfit after the other is more innovative than the next. Meadham Kirchoff had a great mix of a New York and London vibe. I was “ready-to-wear” the outfits that came down the runway. I love the combination of the oxfords with the socks and a girly skirt with an edgy vibe. Very much a believer in layers, you can tell Kirchoff wants to make a women comfortable in the stylish clothes he creates.

I think I'm going to go waste some money and buy a replica of his designs.

Sorry Mom, but you really need to up my spending.
Love You.