Prada Skirt Event

April 25, 2006 at 4:32 pm (Uncategorized)

Miuccia Prada is taking her love of skirts on the road. “Waist Down—Skirts by Miuccia Prada,” is a traveling installation that was first shown in Asia, and can now be viewed at the Soho store in New York from April 19th until May 31st.

The event showcases over a hundred skirts from Prada’s first womenswear collection in 1988 all the way up to the present one. The most famous being the Lip Print skirt from the 2004 collection will also be on display. A few of the skirts will be reproduced, but in limited amounts; only three of each selected style. The Lip Print skirt will not be remade however.

At the showcase, visitors are receiving pins (with the skirt images on them) and a small catalog of the skirts on display. Books, and shirts promoting the event are on sale as well.

As I was not able to attend the event, I just bought the promo pins off of ebay and will post pics when I receive them.

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Genius

April 24, 2006 at 10:46 am (Uncategorized)

A relatively new bag company in London is making bags with real inspiration. Sac Freres has opened a job with bags inspired by the banquets in the Upper House, by the leather interior of Bentleys, and by the footballs used in the World Cup in the 1960’s.

Not only do these bags have an inspirational story behind them, but they are well crafted, creative and beautiful.

Check out the line at:

www.sacfreres.com

I would love to get my hands on the 1966 model!

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The Best of Spring

April 21, 2006 at 1:13 pm (Uncategorized)

I love this look from Burberry. The pale coloring is perfect for Spring and Summer. The assecories are simple but definitely would make you stand out.

This is clean and simple, the main reason why I love Prada. Clean lines, great fit, but with the quirkiness in the pattern of the shirt.

This is so fresh! So crisp! Nothing beats a great fitted pair of white pants for Spring. When paired with the black cardigan it’s amazing. What a contrast!

Michael Kors takes something so formal like a vest and throws it on with shorts, and it works!

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Rewards for months of hard work

April 18, 2006 at 12:31 pm (Uncategorized)

So I have recently been working on the National Cable and Telecommunication’s The 2006 National Show, a massive convention of Cable Tech companies, and programmers. It was hard work, but the show was so much fun, and had a few perks.

The first day the show opened in Atlanta, I wore a black pin stripe Ungaro suit, with a pink Jhane Barnes dress shirt, and pink tie. There was some question in the office of how I had the suit buttoned. I prefer the look of having all three buttons buttoned. I was informed by a co-w0rker that this is incorrect and “looks dorky”. He said it’s supposed to be the top two buttoned and the bottom one left undone. I felt this looked stupid because if you stand a certain way, the bottom of your tie shows.

I decided that I would ask Stacy London and Clinton Kelli from TLC’s “What Not to Wear”, as they were scheduled to be at the show signing autographs.

Here I am with Stacy and Clinton. I asked them the question. Stacy promptly told me I was wrong and moved on to talking to the next person. Bitch! I was the second person in line to meet them, if that is the attitude she had in the beginning, I wonder what a bitch she must have been to the people later in the day.

Clinton was nice enough to explain that it depended on the roll of the label in the suit. He told me that my lapel was fine to have the top one unbuttoned, but that traditionally it was always the bottom one that was left undone. And that never ever, button all three at once. He even signed my card “Remember to leave that bottom button undone”

Needless to say, my coworker gloated over this for the next three days.

On Tuesday, we were scheduled to have the big closing party with the B52’s performing. I managed to stop by the here! booth and meet film director John Waters. I am a huge fan of his work! I asked him if he planned on attending the party. He told me no, but to say hello to the B52’s for him. Yeah, I can see it now….”Kate, oh my god, so nice to meet you, by the way….John Waters told me to tell you “Hello!”. She would have thought I was insane.

John Waters and myself in the here! Network booth at the show.

Later on Tuesday, I got to meet one of my favorite television personalites and fashion designers………Isaac Mizrahi!! He’s even cuter in person. As I stood in line, I thought, well if he comes onto me, I can’t say no. I mean if you are going to cheat on your significant other, it might as well be with Isaac Mizrahi! Just kidding, I would never cheat on my Mattie!!

Again, I used the party line to open with. Isaac was flying home later that day too, just like John Waters. God these celebrities are so fast and free, in and out. But, Isaac told me he had to go home and bake for a big dinner with friends he was having the next day. Guess I can forgive him for that huh? He was great with the people in line to see him, he really talked with them, and drew everyone a little picture etc. I got the XXXX with his name. Isn’t that the sign for kisses? Isaac Mizrahi wants to KISS ME!!!!

God, just look at the giddiness in my face. I’m such a dork!

Take at look at that sexy pose on Isaac! Hungry like a wolf!

Later that night at the closing party, before the show, we got to go backstage and meet the B52’s who were pretty cool. Fred kept his sunglasses on the whole time, which I thought was kind of lame, but what-ev! Is it weird that I find the older Fred much sexier over the other guy who is younger? Fred had these great vinyl and lace pants on, and I just wanted to run my hands all over his thighs. Yikes!

Kate was super cute, and so short. But she definitely engaged people and really talked with them. I got one good shot backstage, but nothing too exciting as there were so many other people standing there to meet them. Here’s a shot from the show though!

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Sex and the City’s Patricia Field to style Fashion’s Big Movie for 2006

April 2, 2006 at 7:30 pm (Uncategorized)

The Devil Wears Prada Movie styled by Patricia Field

Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field is working on fashion’s biggest movie for 2006.
The Devil Wears Prada is based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for six months.
The movie stars Meryl Streep as the demanding editor of fictional fashion bible ‘Runway’ and Anne Hathaway has her long suffering PA. The character of Miranda is rumoured to be based on US Vogue’s influential editor Anna Wintour. Weisberger actually worked as a PA for Wintour for one year.

Field is busy scouting around for the best designer outfits. She told Grazia magazine:” Meryl’s wearing a mix of Chanel, with a sprinkling of Vivienne Westwood, Alexander Mc Queen and Roland Mouret.”

From: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/fashion/14772004.htm

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