Saturday, February 27, 2010


I'm so sick and wish I was able to get out of bed.  BUT, since I can't, enjoy this quote:

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn

I wonder if she would have wanted her picture everywhere, or to be referred to as an "idol".  She seems to have been quite modest, as well as non-materialistic.  And even the people who aspire to be like her are really being "anti-audrey", because she wouldn't have ever tried to be anyone else but herself.  
But for now, she's one of my many muses.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010



Being the observant one I am, I didn't bring my camera charger (smart one!), so of course my camera died DURING the Monique Lhuillier show.  I did manage to snap some on my phone and my film camera, but I still need to develop those.  Anyway, I'm going to add more pictures from my dad's digital camera that I had borrowed on day 2 (already posted some pictures from that day), so I'll upload those soon hopefully.  The last day of shows-- :( -- I went to the Zero + Maria Cornejo and Monique Lhuillier shows.  Here are some pictures from Maria Cornejo:

The collection included draping fabrics and pieces to layer for the colder months, as well as a mix of cool and autumn colors.  Near the end, she expanded her palette and used a variety of patterns and warm autumn colors for a few more formal looks.  Ms. Cornejo mixed leather, hardware, and knitwear so well, that she convince her audience to believe that many of the mismatched ensembles were indeed wearable.

The collection included both women's and menswear, a change from some of the other shows I'd seen previously that weekend.

I also liked her accessories...she used many hats & caps, as well as really interesting leather shoes.

Although it's hard to tell from the pictures, the gallery where the show was held wrapped around, so the models actually walked in full circle around the walls of the gallery in order to present the pieces to all of the guests in the unusual venue.

I loved this copper draped toga-inspired dress, especially on her!

I loved the accented shoulder on this dress.

Here's a picture from of one of the looks:

After a short break in between, we took a quick cab ride off to the Monique Lhuillier show back at the Bryant Park tents.

Unfortunately, these are the only pictures I have right now from the Monique Lhuillier show, but more to come soon if my film turns out!

The show was breath-taking!  Filled with romantic but edgy designs, Ms. Lhuillier says she was inspired by kimono influenced prints, and bold colors.  The collection was filled with all the trends we've seen these past couple months, but taken to the next level.  I'd also like to add how the specificity in each model's look really brought the show together, making the entire presentation's theme come alive.  I encourage everyone to check out the entire collection at

Not to worry--more fashion week posts coming soon!

until next time....


Monday, February 15, 2010

NYC to the chi

No worries-I'll be finishing my fashion week posts soon, but I'm at the airport going home now :(

I was at the Zero + Maria Cornejo and the Monique Lhuillier shows today, both were so exciting.  Monique Lhuillier's collection was stunning!  In the mean time, I'm posting a bumper sticker I just came across on facebook:

Nothing special, but I thought it was appropriate for the blog....

until next time

Saturday, February 13, 2010


First of all, I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting lately, but I've been really busy, and I'm in NYC right now for none other than fashion week!  It's been amazing so far, and I'm not even half way through my long weekend.  Yesterday I was at the Bensoni show at their studio, and spotted Olivia Palermo who was sitting a bench away from me.  Here are some photos I snapped at the show:

Fur was really my favorite addition to the show.  Some of the pieces were a bit bland, but once pieces like this showed up (and the basic pants in the look below), I was impressed.

This dress looked stunning on her!

Here are a few outfit pics:

This morning I rushed to the United Bamboo show at a gallery, and went straight backstage.  The models were having their hair twisted tightly around wires, then flat ironed to be set.  Right before they were ready, the stylists took the twists out and their hair was very poofy and frizzy.  As they were already 40 minutes late for the show to start, the managers backstage asked anyone with free hands to help untwist.  There I was, someone who has trouble doing her own hair, getting a model's hair ready for the runway.  Why is this so ironic?  Anyway, it was definitely an experience...and also a photo op.  Here are some of the many pictures I took backstage, and more will come once I develop the ones I took on my film camera for photo class.

stylists beginning to twist her hair

Not only do I love these harem/cargo pants they're steaming, but I'm also in love with this girl's studded Current Elliot jeans!

what the hair is supposed to look like after untwisting it

The designers, Miho Aoki and Thuy Pham.

The designers with makeup artist Dick Page.

Tao seemed to be their muse model for the rest of the show.  She appeared in several other shows I saw lookbooks for, including the Academy of Art show I was at, and is quite popular right now...

I pitied and envied model who's hair I was undoing, both at the same time.  As we were frantically untwisting tightly woven strands of her hair, she kept squeaking "ouch!" and "try to avoid breakage as much as possible please!".  The worst part was probably whatever they had to do afterwards to get their hair back to normal.  Especially if they have another show right afterwards that they'll already be late to because everything is off schedule now!  Oh, the chaos.

We stood by the fourth row of seats after being backstage to get a peek at the show.  It turned out really great! According to, they were inspired by Amelia Earhart's boldness, thus creating a collection filled with bomber jackets and full trousers.

I attended two other shows later today, Andy & Debb, and the Academy of Art show, so I'll be posting pictures from my other camera soon (tomorrow hopefully!).  This evening before dinner, I went to a Haute Look "decades" trunk show and got the most amaaaaaazing pair of vintage Givenchy heels.  I'll definitely do a post about them soon, as I cannot even explain how in love with them I am!

I'll also do another outfit post of what I wore today soon.  Tomorrow, I'll be going shopping most of the day (hopefully hitting up TopShop!) and then go out for dinner.  On Monday I have two more big shows to go to, and I'm so excited to share them with you guys.  Keep an eye out for more fashion week posts!