Monday, December 14, 2009

Your going to hate me: this is WAY over do its SCARY!!!

Hey guys! I know I haven't updated in a while but I'm telling the truth when I say that I have had no time! Sorry this is way overdue, but I don't think scary ever goes out of style. This would have been the Halloween spread but as you can see it is December so we'll just put it at "that bump in the night may not be Santa Claus." Anyway enjoy the Death in December theme! xoxo

I love how this little pyro-model is wearing this really hardcore bejeweled hat and then has on this little dainty dress. Its nice to mix it up now and then, and for this season I would encourage you to bring out the big jewels and wear it with someone simple and elegant it will really make a statement.

Now in this spread there will be a lot of fishnet material or threadbare knits and this look became haute when Rodarte did it in 2008. Besides from being total grunge it kind of gives of this "fairytale princess who was chases by a dragon" look to it because the more string leggings and clothing are made from this fuzzy, knit material.

Laced Grudge

"her face was open like the sky."

Head in the Clouds

Dora Mojzes is a young Hungarian designer who just graduated from the University of Art and Design Department of Textile in June 2008. Her aim is to create the image of a 21st century woman. A woman who in her opinion has high standards, is open and self-confident, one who is successful in work and can be feminine. Mojzes' aim is to create garments reflecting the style, the attitude, and the emotions of the individual. The latex and architectural figure of these clothes seem very grunge but they seem to have very feminine silhouettes. I could imagine Lady GaGa wearing one of these pieces.

This model's appearance looks very ghostly due to her fluorescent skin, her eyes ringed in a smoky blue and her lips the faintest hint of pink. Her hair is a little bit bedraggled and she is wearing sheer clothes with soft hemlines.

This is an incredibly interesting editorial by Fantasticsmag called "Playing Dead." I love the use of the patterned items paired with coral or sage heels and the different textiles used.

This is an editorial from the magazine Dazed and Confused called Transformer. All the clothing used in this shoot is incredibly unique and whimsical.

This bra is definitely inspired by Madonna! Plus I love how it is in black latex!

Manish Arora is a famous designer that created this incredibly well crafted carousel dress. He started out in India and has, in recent years has collaborated with Keiichi Tanaami, a japanese artist, Walt Disney, and Subodh Gupta, an indian contemporary artist. Manish has also recently showcased his Autumn/Winter 08-09 line at Paris Fashion Week. I adore this dress!

This is some of Michael Clough's photography where his model sports some feathery eye fringe. So emphasizing the eyes is incredibly alluring plus it adds a touch of mystery behind those thick lashes. With this particular type of lashes I think it would look great in one of Rodarte's collection. Since some of their collections is inspired by horror films I think, paired with one of their mohair and wool tattered sweaters plus these super long lashes would give the model a "lost doll" look and give the model a more haunting gaze.

Plus I love the sequined tops that the model is wearing. Tip: I see them all the time at Flea Markets! they are really fun to throw on if your going to a party or clubbing, they really add something special to an outfit.

black latex bondage dress with cool structured shoulder pads.

Anyway I hope you like this post! I know it took me FOREVER to put up but since I have two weeks off for winter break I plan to spend quite some time on this blog!
xoxo Lex

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September Issue: Geeks R Us

Hey Everybody! Recently, I went to see the movie The September Issue, which is about Vogue and the process it goes to, to publish its largest issue of the year. Then I got the idea that I would post a September issue to my blog, which would probably be the largest post of September about one of my favorite subjects: Nerds. I have so many pictures of them and pictures of fashion that are influenced by them it is crazy!!! I adore them! So I hope you enjoy this post!!!

Geek Love is one of my favorite articles from Nylon, published in April 2009 in the special anniversary issue! It is written by Peaches Geldof and how she is always attracted to the nerdy type guys. My favorite quote from the article goes "In the end, most of us just seem to want someone who can be self-depreciating-someone who knows his shit and isn't hiding behind a cliched macho front. Nerds are the lovable mavericks of an overbearingly masculine society that is driven by old-fashioned ideals. These Dungeon & Dragons-loving, Einstein-quoting, chunky spectacles-wearing guys are the true catches."

Also Nylon put this book on their reading list which i love because it is one of those manuels that tells you what to do. here is there Descriptions about Carrie Tucker's book I Love Geeks. "After years of dating nerdy boys, Tucker realized that while they’re often loyal and supportive boyfriends, they’re not as easy to figure out as she thought. Hence I Love Geeks, a handbook to understanding your dorky (but hot!) crushes. She dissects the various subspecies, from video gamers to Comic-Con attendees to sports obsessors, explaining their interests and suggesting ways you can connect.

You’ll either find it incredibly enlightening or incredibly funny (the illustrations at the beginning of each chapter are spot-on), but no matter your reaction, you’ll want to read it front to back ."

What is a Geek without his anime obsession! Designer Lucien Pellat Finet teamed up with the Cupo artist Mister to create this unique cashmere line clad with anime images.Since then the two have collaborated and this is what Nylon magazine has to say "You might say that Lucien Pellat Finet did for cashmere what Damien Hirst did for art - they took banal, shocking images like cracked skulls and pot leaves, and turned them into high fashion. Now they’ve collaborated with the Cupo artist Mister, whose images of animé Lolitas and schoolboys explore the darker side of sex, violence, and childhood."

Agyness Dean becomes the new face of the cult brazilian brand, Melissa Shoes. Melissa Shoes also launched their first magazine called Plastic Dreams which has an editorial of Agyness in some crazy outfits, like the one below. I love how Agyness is wearing an ethnic headband with some crazy tie dyed clothing, and the craziest piece is the huge necklcae made out of technicolor cubes that seem to have come from a board game! how perfectly avant-nerd! a necklace made out of a board game!

The Jacqueline Sanchez designed Forever Young Ring Number 1 Diamond Ring is a nice little novelty gift. A mix between a geeks favorite childhood plaything and girl's best friend. The lego diamond ring is probably one of my favorite jewelry pieces out there! It makes sense to integrate the two objects, creating a geeky romantic hybrid

And of course if there is a ring than there has to be a necklace to match!!! Emiko Oye designs her magnificent jewelry out of legos too!!! These are necklaces have been recycled and they are historically referenced jewelry! You can even take them apart to create a brooch or a bracelet. This red, orange, white, and black lego necklace is called the Princess Margherita, from My First Royal Jewels Jewellery Collection 2007, and this is Emiko Oye's statement about the piece, "This neckpiece is a modern-day reinterpretation of The Royal emerald, pearl and diamond necklace of Queen Margherita, consort of King Umberto I of Italy during the 1870s. For her love of jewelry and pearls, she was known as "The Queen of Pearls," the necklace being part of her dowry, originally in the dowry of her mother, Elizabeth of Saxony, the daughter of King John of Saxony. During the 20th century many of the royal jewels were unmounted and reset (the necklace included), and redesigned so that large neckpieces could convert into bracelets, brooches, and smaller necklaces, akin to what was happening in French jewelry at that time. In the spirit of Queen Margherita's jewels comes this similar "transformer"-like tribute, repurposed from a child's LEGO® set, hence making it the debut neckpiece in My First Royal Jewels Jewellery Collection. For you can never be too young to start your own jewelry collection, especially if it's made from LEGO®, the gold of children young and old!"

Inspired by Boucheron emerald, diamond, and platinum necklace, 1928

inspired by Cartier, Paris, amethyst, turquoise, gold, bib necklace, 1947

A nerdy 70's Editorial that emphasizes the huge glasses of the day and the nerdy girl chic that went along with it!

Yokoo is the Japanese designer behind these magnificent knitted, chain scarves! Yokoo who models the scarves herself is a bit nerdy chic with her adorable glasses and bowl-cut bob! She is an Atlanta-based designer who has debuted her line on Etsy! Get them before the crisp winds of Autumn start knocking at your door at!

This amazing pink knitted gown is by Jemma Sykes! This all wool pink confection may just be the snazziest thing a nerd could wear to the ball to find her geek prince!!! It looks so comfy and I wish i had it in my closet! The dress is called “The Elizabeth” and is entirely hand-knitted in 100% by Jemma Sykes certified organic wool. It was created for ethical fashion label Butcher Couture and the images in the post are from the album artwork of Maria Mena- Cause and Effect. It was displayed at Harrods until the dress was auctioned off at a breast cancer charity event.

This Spring/Summer collection is by Junko Shimada which she labeled as "Only Missing the Kitchen Sink." I feel like this collection is influenced by Beatrix Potter and the characters and stories she created. It is very nostalgic of childhood with the almost kid friendly knitted shoes with the adorable stars, flowers, fruits, and creatures on them. I love this collection because it is not only incredibly wearable and chic but it fits the body perfectly and the clothing all have modern silhouettes. I love the nerdy connotation of a childhood spent reading Beatrix Potter books and learning lessons from her fables.

Although I do not know who the designer of these bows are, the designer is quite ingenious with the colors, sizes, and different styles of bows one can use! Plus I know quite a few nerds who look dapper in their bow ties!

This is one of my favorite editorials! I'll probably say that a lot but this is actually one of them! This editorial is from Jalouse, or the magazine l'Officiel, which has quite a history behind it! It is really interesting about how it influenced the world with Haute Couture. My favorite quote that summarizes l'Officiel's goal is "At a time when Haute Couture - dreamt about by every women - reigned, l'Officiel let them attain the inaccessible and made their dreams come true." I love how the model is dresses in high-waisted pants (nerd style to the max), 1920s-esque accessories, and a boost of sparkle, fun retro prints, and fur!

This Spring 2009 collection is by Elizabeth & James which uses kid's toys and today's pop culture items! this brand was created by Mary Kate and Ashley Olson. The brand is Named after two of the designers' siblings, the ultra-cool womenswear echoes the pair's well documented, eclectic personal style. Find a chic blend of masculine and feminine cuts with tailored blazers, men's shirts and super-sleek pants that are sure to become wardrobe essentials.I love how they use My Little Pony, the T-rex, and the stuffed animal bunnies. It accentuates the pastel colors of the clothes, shows the youth and softness of the clothes, but all the pop culture items also are clean cut and that highlights the clean cut of the blazers! And you know Nerds love their pop culture items and action dolls so I found this collection perfectly acceptable to put in!

Couture House, Lanvin geeks it up with Lego and Pacman in their print ad campaign. Lanvin has done a magnificent job with this ad campaign; not only does it represent their brand in a unique way, but it also demonstrates a wonderful sense of creativity and artfulness. They have definitely pushed themselves creatively in a very nice direction.

Love the books and the refined librarian style!
This flowy dress with the soft silhouette is worn with a funny silver helmet. Oh the boys who played Dungeon & Dragons will reminisce the heady days when they played with swords and capes!
I love how the girl and how she is dressed is a bit nerdy. But I love that its matches the wallpaper! When I was little I used to obsess about making my clothes match! The pattern of the dress and the white tights look a little bit like what a 9 year old would wear to church.
An obsession with the future and the robots that come with it! Long live Star Trek and Star Wars. Live long and prosper!
The Epitome of a Nerd: classic, dapper, intelligent, intellectual, a tad near-sighted, modest, and always polite. Long live the Nerds and their legacy!

I hope you enjoyed!!! xoxo