Monday, September 26, 2011

Nike

I didn't do many shows during fashion week because I was doing Nike for three and  a half days. I did Nike last year, but that was a presentation for share holders I think and it was more fashion (sport)and had dancers as models. This time, it was to announced that Nike would be the official gear of the NFL next year. The Official announcement will be April 1, 2012. I am trying to find some of the video that they took of the backstage and rehearsals.  When I find it I will post it.  I hope they post the video cuz it looked cool in rehearsals.

The models they used this time were trainors from all over the country. I have never seen so many hard bodies in one place in my life! I so wish I had been able to take pictures as proof, but being that it was top secret unti it was announced, I had to be good least I loose my privilages. I can't do that, too many perks! The models had to sign confidentiality papers to not talk about this to anyone. Me and the rest of the people who I work with, were simply trusted to keep it to our selves until it was announced. being that only a very few people I know would even cara bout such stuff made it easy for my to keep it all to  my self. On show day they told a large room full of sports retailes so I guess it's safe for me to talk about it now. Michael Irving from the Dallas Cowboys(gag, not a Dallas fan) was there and so was Darelle Revis from the Jets. Didn't get to meet them. I was very tired after three and a half days so I will get over it. I love Dan marino anyway!

My Fashion Week: L'wren Scott

Some personal infor from wikipedia:

L'Wren Scott (born Luann Bambrough in 1967) is an American fashion designer, costume designer, stylist and model.
Born and raised in Utah, USA. She is noted for her height of 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in). Her legs measure 42 inches. Today she splits her time between London, New York and Paris.

At the suggestion of photographer Bruce Weber who spotted her at a Calvin Klein photo shoot, she left Utah aged 18 for Paris to pursue a career as a model. In Paris, she went on to work for Thierry Mugler and Chanel - and model for renowned photographers Guy Bourdin, David Bailey and Jean-Paul Goude. Modelling gave her an entree into the world of fashion - where she befriended designers and patten cutters.

The following review and pictures are from style.com:
NEW YORK, September 15, 2011

By Meenal Mistry

Beau Monde: The name of L'Wren Scott's Spring collection was a reference to beautiful people in the heyday of the French Riviera. But by the designer's own admission, the women who dressed for lunch at the Hotel du Cap didn't figure quite so literally. You saw the reference here and there in the sunny yellows and sky blues, the candy stripe on a high-neck blouse or the lining of a coat, and in soft Gatsby-esque dresses, a continuation of Scott's experiments with a looser silhouette—but really it was more a feeling. The golden era meant a cranked-up glamour with high-shine sequins and major jewels ("Everything is a bit sparkly," Scott said), but also a luxurious sense of ease. For the latter, look no further than a dusty-hued shirtdress gown worn with rolled sleeves and Scott's jaunty disk-shaped straw chapeau ni├žois. These mixed it up with her signatures. (Fans of the headmistress dress will find a new va-va-voom version, now ruched and in Valentine's Day red.)
But ultimately, the result felt a bit more all over the map from look to look than the designer's usual finely tuned composition. Scott's beau monde could easily refer to the women who wear her clothes, whether Daphne Guinness and Ellen Barkin, both at today's show, or the woman who clicks to buy on Net-a-Porter. For all her flourishes, Scott is a pragmatist and her clientele serves as her true muse. When the collection is pulled out in pieces, they'll be a typically happy group. As for her new line of bags, which debuted last season, there weren't many on the runway. But Scott wanted to see them elsewhere, tucked under the long tables that seated the lunching editors at Milk Gallery. "If I see them coming through the front door," she said, "I know it's a good sign."





Hanna Rundlof

Michaela Hlavackova

Samira Carvalho, the first model I dressed.

Kristina Romanova, the second model I dressed.

Yulia Kharlapanova, the third Model I dressed. Each model had one look so dressing three was no problem.

Shena Moulton. Poor girl had hair spray sprayed into her eyes right before the show started by a careless hair dresser who didn't seem all that concerned from where I was standing and I was standing really close and saw it happen. He was fixing the hair of the model in front of her and when he did a flourish with the spray can, he got Shena in her eyes. Since I once sprayed perfume in my eyes, I know how she felt. It stings like a Muthaf*cka!

The designer, L'wren Scott. And she really is that tall..even taller in heels! And you won't believe the surprise we all got at this show...L'wren's boyfriend!  It's none other than....



...Mick Jagger! He is shorter that I expected and he looks as old as he does in this picture! He sure does love his women tall.

The pictures are from a yahoo search on Mick.











My Fashion Week: United Bamboo

I found this little blurb abput who they are in New York magazine:

"Japanese-born F.I.T. alum Miho Aoki and Vietnamese-born Thuy Pham founded United Bamboo in 1998, making their New York runway debut for fall 2004. The pair employs innovative patterns, fabrics, and construction, like origami pleats, asymmetrical shapes, and architectural lines."


The review and pictures are from style.com:NEW YORK, September 9, 2011


By Maya Singer

"You know, we just wanted to make real clothes," designer Thuy Pham said with a shrug after the United Bamboo show today. "Like, the kind of thing people could wear to work or whatever." Pham's matter-of-factness seemed appropriate, considering the collection he and United Bamboo co-designer Miho Aoki sent down the runway today: crisp cotton and silk shirting, frilled here and there with girlish detail. Clean, almost-basic leather jackets and skirts. Dress-up/dress-down high-waisted trousers, wispy silk dresses, and linen shorts. Microdots. Chambray. Barely there stripes. Lots and lots of neutrals. As Pham said, he and Aoki weren't trying to reinvent the wheel this season. But there were a lot of niceties that shoppers will appreciate, such as the contrast collar on a striped blouse, or the flutter of fabric on the sleeve of a drop-waist, printed maxi.
And then there were pieces that made you think Pham might have been underselling the ambition here. A pair of gauzy gray harem pants, for instance, had a particular volume and movement that suggested a lot of care had gone into their construction. And a blazer toward the close of the show that had an internal crisscross-strap closure turned out, on inspection, to be comprised of two different patterns, front and back, that had been made to conform to one another. Pham owned up: "I was looking at this old Miyake stuff; it was something on YouTube," he said. "But that stuff was pretty crazy. I wanted to see if you could take those ideas and do them in, I guess, a more reasonable way."




Monica Sawicka

Iris Egbers. Loved the shoes!

Dovile Virsilaite. Shoes again in a different color.

Ming Xaio, the model I dressed for this show.

Ming Xiao

The designers, Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki

 In my opinion, this show could have used a punch of color, olther wise it was cute and wearable. The hair was really nice, very pretty. Hopefully you canmaximize the picture and get a better look.





Friday, September 2, 2011

Outdoor art

I took this when I was out yesterday. This is some outdoor art on the medium at 57th street and Park avenue. I didn't see any other information on this piece of art, usually they put a little plack or something with name of the piece and the artist, but I didn't see anything. I love how full of art this city is in the most common or the most unusual places. I just love it!

Garden Party


I messed up the faces! UHG! et's me know I need to be drawing more than  I have been lately. LOL!

Eye Candy


This months eye candy is Rob Evans. Don't know much about him and honestly I've never seen him before I saw these pictures (and dowloaded them for myself) from Black Super Models Chronicles blog. I liked the black and white images the best. Enjoy!