Monday, May 31, 2010

Fashion Inspiration

What inspires you?

Fashion Sketches...Show me yours!

Are you an artist, designer, or just a fashionista with a pen?....Either way I want to see your work! Either email me your stuff or just post in the comments.

I'll get the ball rolling with some of my stuff, unfortunately my scanner broke during my move to New York so these are pictures taken with a crappy digital camera, but I hope you get the idea.

Top Ten...

Okay admit it we're all victims of fast fashion, but deep down don't we all crave a little luxury? So where would you invest your money? Here are my top 10 fav bags of all time....

10. The Louis Vuitton "Speedy 35", $715.00.

Even if your not a fan of blatently displaying a logo, the Louis Vuitton label is known for quality, style, and luxury so attention must be paid. This bag has been around for decades and with the classic shape, color, and size it's easy to see why.

9. The Gucci "New Jackie",, $1,700 and up

I'm not usually a fan of the 'hobo' sillohoutte, but this bag from Gucci has changed my mind. It is available in a variety of skins, colors, trims, and fabrics. It screams Gucci, just in a more subtle way.

8. The Dior "Lady Dior",, prices vary.

Once a favorite among the Perisian ladies who lunch, this bag has found it's way into the modern popculture. A simple shape with luxe detailing like the signature quilting, and the edgey "DIOR" hardware, this bag is a must.

7. The Balenciaga "Arena City Classic", , $1,445.

This bag made it's debut in 2003 and became an instant classic. This will probably be the softest bag you ever own, seriously the picture does nothing to show how butter soft the leather is. All I can say is thank you Nicolas Ghesquire.

6. The Givenchy "Nightingale" (large lambskin in picture),, $1,895

5. The Yves Saint Laurent "Muse Two",, $1,795

4. The Fendi "Baguette",

3. The Prada "Nylon Tote",

Miuccia Prada revolutionized the luxury market when she introduced her line of nylon bags. Be apart of the revolution with this updated and super chic tote.

2. The Chanel "Flap Bag", Chanel boutiques nationwide, $2,000 and up.

An instant classic since it's debut in the 1920s, there are no words....except I suggest getting it with gold-tone hardware in the caviar leather.

1. The Hermes "Birkin", Hermes boutiques, $4,000 and up.

When talking classic luxury it's near impossible not to mention Hermes. The 'birkin' was designed in the 1960s after Jane Birkin complained about how hard it was to find a bag large enough to hold what she needed. Today it's just as popular, a symbol of luxury and style.

Sex and the City 2

No matter what you think about the actor's, plot, etc. if you know fashion you know how important the pop culture phenomenon SATC is to the industry. It has sky-rocketed careers, turned Fendi into a household name, created trends, and so on. So don't be a snob and skip this post, instead tell me your thoughts!

This weekend saw the opening of the movie, and like any good fashionisto I went and saw the movie. I have met the costume designer Pat Field twice, and think she is extremely talented at what she does, so perhaps I'm a bit bias. But it is my blog and I will bias if I want to
My thoughts on the fashion...
-Go Bold or Go Home: I love the theatrical statements the clothes made i.e. the opening scene where Miranda Hobbs is wearing the black studded dress slit down to there, with a larger than life shell ring.
-I also enjoy how each character is thoughtfully represented through the clothes they wear, i.e. Charlotte York the WASP/UES woman in a white vintage Valentino pencil skirt just makes sense no?
....there were some disappointments however

-It's called Sex and the City right? So where was all the semi-attainable street looks?
-And just because Sarah Jessica Parker is in cahoots with Halston, doesn't mean her character Carrie Bradshaw needs to be a walking billboard for the new line!?!?

What are your thoughts, feelings, opinions.....?

*Note* We in the fashion bizz tend to be very visual, so I posted some pictures...However I have no legal rights over these images, and they are all credited to the owner

Dear Diary...

"This is where fashion lives...."

My name is Brian Gulash and I am a fashionholic, fashionista, fashionisto, fashionologist...well let's just say I love fashion. No really, I do. I'm 24 years old and I have dedicated the last 8 years of my life to the business of fashion. I grew up in a small town started in retail, moved to Chicago earned my BFA in Fashion Design, moved to New York earned my AAS in Merchandising and Management (from FIT) and through it all I have done a variety of jobs most of them for free including....W Magazine, Blackbook Magazine,, volunteering at fashion shows, assisting stylists, working in showrooms, PR firms, more retail....basically any job you can imagine I've done.

As it turns out fashion doesn't seem to love me, for the past year and a half I have been looking for steady work. I had no idea what a bitch this industry could be, and so here I am.

This blog is here to discuss all things fashion: designers, trends, fabrics, etc. Most importantly I'm here to connect with the fashion community and get out of my funk, and back to what I love.

Let's get started...