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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
milan - clearly i am catching up on the looks from the men's shows in milan. the pieces at prada were - to me - very classic and true to the brand's dna. i loved the boxy shapes, the use of leather and the somber tones. but what really caught my attention was the footwear. from the photos on menstyle.com, i can't tell if it is stiched leather or a painted pattern. either way, it's brilliant and very lust worthy. thoughts?
milan - guys, i miss you. work has me swamped...but what's knew. forgive me. in anycase, i'm checking in to share this amazing look from the alexander mcqueen men's show which took place in milan. simply amazing. all 46 looks from make up to accessories are simply brilliant. it reminds me of a 19th century prize fighter who is battling a fatal case of influenza. i know...i sound like i'm on crack, but log on to menstyle.com and you'll see what i mean.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
new york - its 8:30 am and I'm in bushwick, brooklyn on my way to a photo shoot, that how I ran into this amazing mural of president elect (and my fantasy baby-daddy) barack obama. I live for it. Do you?
new york - to my faithful readers like camille acey and chic noir and fashion frenzy (just to name check a few, but I know you all) thanks for putting up with me even when there's nada on this site. multi-tasking multiples makes it a challenge to be consistent - even with this fierce g1 phone that let's me blog on the go. please bear with me and send me love today: I am styling my first shoot for paper magazine!!! more deets and pics to come.
Friday, January 09, 2009
new york - blaynistas, just checking in to show you the latest jordan, simply called the air jordan 2009. It costs $190 and debuts in february. Would you buy?
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
new york - the film premiers this evening as I mention below. Sprite was kind enough to give me a personal driver. This pic is of me outside my office and in front of the car. I will take more pics for you as night goes.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
- When: Beginning Wednesday, January 7 (NOTE: the sale in NY only ends on Tuesday January 20th)
- New York: 5th Floor in the Bridal Salon and in Snaks
- Nationwide Markets: Columbus, Short Hills, Richmond, Atlanta, Bal Harbour, Boca Raton, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Plano, San Francisco and South Coast Plaza
- What: The bridal sample sale will begin on Wednesday, January 7 in select markets nationwide, offering up to 50% off original prices. Hundreds of gowns will be on sale from the foremost designers, including Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Monique Lhuillier, Anna Maier-Ulla-Maija and more.
new york - that's the other z blay, zeba blay to be exact. she is my talented, dynamic, stylish, dry-witted little sister. we caught up briefly in midtown manhattan yesterday as she did some last minute shopping in advance of her trip to ghana. do get into these sasha-level (aka fierce) glasses she purchased for $10 at.......Port Authority!! I gagged too!
Monday, January 05, 2009
online - alas, the answer is both. on the left is "fat" karl, as the designer looked a few years back when he was very hefty. on the right is "skinny" karl. in recent years he's taken to, allegedly, eating baby food which has given and maintained his svelte frame.
new york - I got this badboy at my store of choice, h&m. As you can see its fairly big and boxy so I don't expect a lot of folks to cotton to it, but the feedback has been very warm and positive. What do u think?
new york - I just can't take forever 21's brazenness any longer. I am all about this cheap/chic haven, but they take the piss with their blatant copies of high end lines. case in point this brown tote. Its bears a super strong resemblance to balenciagas motorcycle le dix bag. I snapped this pic minutes ago at forever 21's 34th street store in new york city.
new york - (i already know that my mom is rolling her eyes at the post title!!! lol!) but moving on, last friday, january 2nd, was my boyfriend, franklin's birthday. he is a legendary homebody who wants nothing but a homecooked meal for his birthday. i definitely don't mind obliging that wish 264 days out of the year, but when it comes to birthdays i like to do it big (hence my trip to stonehenge and bath to celebrate mine.) for his, i pulled together an intimate surprise birthday dinner at talay in harlem. our dear, dear, dear friends: julee, rasaahn, janelle , leigh ann, matthew, q, jaqueline , randal , david , kareem as well as franklin's family, omar, louis, miguel and friends adele and prius made it a very special night. i am begging you to get into my dress. it is my favorite lbd (little black dress of the moment.) it is a skin tight, mid-thigh situation, with strappy back detail. i paired it with my sergio rossi pumps, a statement bangle from hennes and mauritz in london (trying to make h&m sound posh blaynistas) and a briel necklace i got from my girl michelle as a gift.
photo: carla cushnie and michelle ochs of cushnie et ochs. courtesy of wwd.com
Friday, January 02, 2009
new york - aren't you soooo over bloggers using their sites as a personal photo album!? i'm not!!! :-)!!!! (forgive me if i'm being cheeky!) just had to share a pic of me and my girls, janelle grimmond, associate market editor at vibe on the far left, followed by julee wilson, fashion editor at real simple, myself (now officially market editor at paper magazine) and latoya scott who is a top, money-making talent agent at ford model management in new york city. this photo was taken at latoya's flat in harlem, new york as we got together to catch up. i met these three years ago when we were all teenage interns at vibe magazine. i barely liked any of them at the time, lol. but now i love them. the magic of time.
"In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes and handbags, the discussion of fur is childish."
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 8pm
Where: Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: $40.00 Premium Orchestra / $27.00 Orchestra
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new york - okay, so this right here is from an article in the new york times called "whats wrong with vogue" written by cathy horyn of the new york times. frankly, i think that's GANGSTA! i thought there was a certain level of respect - or at least silence - that publications reserved for one another, but i guess not. and i digress....the fact is what's wrong with vogue is something routinely discussed in this industry. it's a topic i've discussed with fellow market and fashion editors. it's something i've discussed with fellow m.a students at central saint martins. it's something i've discussed with non-fashion folks - period. and i always assert that there's NOTHING wrong with vogue. it's an institution that is so rich with fashion scholars (or socialites) that whatever it does is valid - in my opinion - be it major or mundane. but in any case, cathy horyn, a columnist for the new york times feels differently. here's what she had to say:
There are too many stories about socialites — or, at any rate, too few such stories that sufficiently demonstrate why we should care about these creatures. What once felt like a jolly skip through Bergdorf now feels like an intravenous feed. To read Vogue in recent years is to wonder about the peculiar fascination for the "villa in Tuscany" story. Ditto staff-member accounts of spa treatments and haircuts. - From Cathy Horyn's "What's Wrong with Vogue," in the New York Times.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
studio 54, new york - spied this online at wwd.com. apparently it is from a new years eve party of yore (specifically 1978) and shows legendary vogue fashion editor, andre leon talley dancing with diana ross. also in attendance were truman capote, carolina herrera and halston. i'm just wondering what song that was...it must have been beyond good...