All photos by Viktor Vauthier.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Oh the luxury of having a beautiful walk-in closet, overflowing with the most beautiful fabrics, in an array of colors, all waiting to be given their chance to shine... And to think of the many brilliant looks I could put together... I know it's materialistic, but I feel I could do great things with a closet like these! But cut me some slack, I'm a fashion major, I'm allowed to get a little obsessed with material objects... right? ;)
Why do I feel like Paris Hilton's closet is not normally this neat? Oh wait, she most likely has staff to do that for her... so she can be as messy as she wants to be, and not have to deal with the normal consequences of having to walk back into that mess when she wants something else... Nope, instead, the closet probably seems to magically be clutter free every time she sets foot inside... Oh to be an heiress...
Mariah's closet holds more shoes than most upscale shoe boutiques... damn!
What I love most about this closet is how neat and orderly everything is, and how the simplicity of the room itself shows off the elegance of the shoes that it houses!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
SO. apparently all of my previous posts have been deleted. :( I'll post more soon so you have more to look at aside from simply my post on Peter Jensen!! HOWEVER, hopefully this will force you all to read about how awesomely amazing P.Jensen truly is!
A little bit on B.J. herself:
Betsey grew up in Connecticutt, and spent her youner years taking dance classes (which yes, does seem relevent to the fact that she later went on to become a fashion designer).
In 1965 she landed the top designer position for a London clothing boutique called Paraphernalia. At this time, Edie Sedwick was B. Johnson's house model, and John Cale from the Velvet Underground often wore Johnson's designs.
In 1969, Betsey Johnson opened a boutinque called Betsey Bunki Nini. In 1978, she started the Betsey Johnson label with Chantal Bacon. This was the first time she wasn't designing for someone else's label, and truly allowed her to explore her fullest potential. That year, B. Johnson and C. Bacon opened their first store right in Soho. A few years later, they opened one of the first stores on Melrose Avenue in Los Angelos. In 1998, they opened a store in London, followed by a store in Vancouver in 1999, Toronto in 2003 and Japan in 2006.
In 2003 B. J. expanded her line to include not just clothing, but also shoes and lingerie. Since then, she's also added handbags, belts, cold weather accessories, eyewear, watches, jewelry, swimwear, legwear and a fragrance, boosting her brand to an American Lifestyle brand, not simply a clothing line.
1964- Wins Mademoiselle Magazine's "Guest Editor Contest"
1972- Becomes youngest designer to win Coty Award.
2002- Accepted into the Fashion Walk of Fame.
2005- Lifetime Acheivement Award (from Signature Awards and NAWBO-NYC committee.
2005- Lifetime Acheivement Award (from the Accessories Council)
2007- Designer of the Year Award (Fashion Accessories Benefit Ball)
Monday, July 20, 2009
An excerpt from SHOWStudio.com:
"Peter Jensen is a Danish born, London-based designer... His designs incorporate a celebratory approach to individuality, mischievous humour and an acute attention to detail... Jensen’s ‘muses’ have wildly ranged from the bird-like Sissy Spacek, or identity-teasing New York artist Cindy Sherman, to the magisterial Helena Rubinstein, or thoroughly disgraced Olympic ice-skater Tonya Harding (the latter even inspiring Jensen to present the collection at an ice rink, as a tongue in cheek tribute to her notorious antics)."
I'M SO IN LOVE WITH HIM! Plus, they don't mention how incredibly awesome his runway show programs are!
Check this out:
(From the program of his Spring 2008 runway show.)
"Dottie Hinkle is a Baltimore housewife. She keeps a perfect home but the crank calls of her psychotic neighbour are driving her to the edge of reason…"
"Poor Taffy, the neglected daughter of übercriminal and beauty icon, Dawn Davenport, has never been allowed to grow up…"
He explains in each program the character whom he is basing his most current collection on, each one as bizarre as the next!