Monday, July 16, 2012

Fashion Sketches

I was flipping through my sketchbook this weekend and thought I'd post what I found...Enjoy!

And yes eventually I will add a scanner and Adobe Creative Suite to my personal computer and get my artwork up to pro standards...but for now my digital camera will sufice

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th: FASHION

 A rare occurrence (only happens 3 times at most a year) Friday the 13th is an interesting day to say the least.  Surrounded by superstition the date has become a part of Western culture as an urban legend.

With all that aside, the date got me thinking about the fascination of folklore, superstition, and even the supernatural...more importantly from a FASHION point-of-view Friday the 13th brought to mind designers like Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, Givenchy, and my all time favorite FIT Museum Exhibit- GOTHIC: DARK GLAMOUR (

Regardless of your thoughts on the subject matter, I've arranged a little visual treat to start your day off right.  Enjoy- 

"Legend has it: If 13 people sit down to dinner together, one will die within the year. The Turks so disliked the number 13 that it was practically expunged from their vocabulary (Brewer, 1894). Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue. Many buildings don't have a 13th floor. If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck (Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names). There are 13 witches in a coven. The Devil's Dozen." - Source:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fall Trend Alert: Funky Handbags

Bring in the funk bring in the...handbags?  With the Fall 2012 season approaching us and pre-fall items already hitting stores I thought it only appropriate to call out the emerging trends in accessories, enter the funky handbag.  This trend encompasses mixed media, unusual color combination, embellishments, pop-art and shapes.

Let's meet the players...

-Christopher Kane
-Dries Van Noten

- 3.1 Phillip Lim

 -Louis Vuitton

Style Spotlight: Gwen Stefani

After 10 years of anticipation the band No Doubt has set a release date of September 25, 2012 for their sixth studio album entitled 'Push and Shove'.  The first single from the album is 'Settle Down' and hits July 16th.

As the countdown begins for all Gwen and company fans....I thought I would pay homage to the front woman herself Gwen Stefani whom, is a fashion icon in her own right.  Every year, hell every month is a new fashion adventure with Stefani from looks inspired by punk rock, 30's glamor, chola chic, bindi goddess, Alice in Wonderland, The Sound of Music, Harujuku....well the list goes on.  In any case I think we can all agree that the singer/songwriter, designer, L'Oreal spokeswoman has to put it in her words "the style that's wicked".

Here's some of my favorite Gwen moments... can't wait to get the new cd in my hands!