I am absolutely in love with every garment in the A.P.C. x Vanessa Seward capsule collaboration. Vanessa Seward, the former creative director for Azzaro, has teamed up with A.P.C. in this fabulously girly and sophisticated collaboration. There are floral dresses, a little golden brocade and definitely a bit of Beyoncé style glitter. The price tag is not generous, but I promise you it is worth it. The collection launched in New York this past Tuesday at the A.P.C. West Fourth Street store (where I work). The party was a huge success. Please come by to check out the pieces. P.S. Who’s the cutie in the pictures below? (
Thank you to Zack Repko for the images)
Remember the Seventeen Prom feature above? While the special “Prom” issue is still on newsstands, you will soon see more of me, except this time it will be on TV. This Friday, I will be on Good Day New York, a FOX morning show, modeling a few prom looks. Not 100% sure what time I will be making my appearance, but definitely check it out. Next Tuesday, I will be on Tim Gunn’s show “The Revolution.” Another Prom themed segment. The show airs on ABC at 2 pm. The show is pretty entertaining, who doesn’t love a little Tim Gunn? AND…what’s better then me being on it? Check it out people. There should be a third segment in the next few weeks. I will give updates as I become informed.
Quite possibly the best event of the year. Colette, the coolest concept store in Paris on Rue Saint-Honoré, is hosting a free carnival this weekend in the Tuileries Gardens. It’s going to be awesome. There will be a 43,000 square foot carnival tent with booths from Colette’s favorites: an Edith A. Miller kissing booth, a Carhartt shooting range, a Nike basketball court and even a Repetto led ballet class (plus more). Of course A.P.C. will be there and sponsoring too. I am so jealous of any and everyone that gets to attend this fantastic event. It is not to be missed. Can’t wait to see follow up coverage and photographs. What could be wrong with a Colette sponsored carnival in the Tuileries? Absolutely noting.
After many fabulous collections, 2 great presentations. First, A.P.C., so lovely. I love the beautiful coats, luxurious bags and high socks. A.P.C. always manages to successfully execute a vision. The animal prints are refreshing and grand. I can’t wait to have these pieces in the store. They will arrive in July! The Celine presentation was almost as lovely. There were edgy furs, luxe leathers and geometric scarves. No surprise that Celine dressed to impress. A.P.C. and Celine both used coats as headliners, I don’t mind. Coats are the most exciting part of fall collections. The more the merrier.
I’ve known it all along. Isabel Marant is a true genius, and her Fall/Winter 2012 collection has given me even that much more justification. It is every girls dream collection. Frilly and feminine, yet edgy with a Western twist. I love the silk and lace dresses, as well as the Western tops and leopard jacket. The collection is totally carefree. I know this collection will not only get high grades in my book, but in all books. Every silhouette is executed to perfection. The brand itself is in “expansion mode” according to Women’s Wear Daily. Marant plans to open 6 new boutiques worldwide. I think it’s great, except I hope it is not too much too soon. I pray that the collection never becomes mainstream and always stays stylish. Hey, the woman herself looked pretty chic après show.
All time favorite collection thus far at fashion week (Milan, New York & London included), the Peter Copping “Nina Ricci” show. Copping mixed prints, furs and textures. He put glasses on the runway with funky boots. This collection is fantastic. It is contemporary with a feminine flair. Not to mention it is extremely wearable. I love the simplistic straight hair with the minimalist makeup. The red lipstick stands out in a very big and great way. Still awaiting the Isabel collection (TOMORROW).
In addition, I have been keeping a separate “Word by Jessie: Grub Edition” blog for my journalism class, but thought it might be of interest. Check it out: http://wordbyjessiegrub.wordpress.com/
Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow were 100% the best dressed on the red carpet at this 2012 Oscars ceremony. Jolie’s sexy black velvet Atelier Versace number could not have been a better fit or look. She looked young and beautiful. Tom Ford did it right on Paltrow. I loved the versatility of the caped detail and the dress’ silhouette. She looked like a million bucks. Red was clearly the color of the night (and carpet). Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton looked elegant, Emma Stone looked fantastic in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture and Natalie Portman looked classic in vintage Dior. No need to discuss the bad red carpet moments, but let’s just say there were a few too many in my eyes this year. Kudos to these ladies for looking fabulous!