My Easter was made when I stopped into the BookMarc Store after work yesterday. It was my dream come true. A coloring book for grown ups, fashion style. For $12.99 I can color Celine, A.P.C., Marant (and more) to my hearts content. The book is super cute. It has a fantastic cover, shown above, and only the best designs to fill in. You will have hours of fun with this one. I’m off to buy markers as we speak. Don’t expect to hear from me for a while.
New York Fashion Week wraps up. My last two favorites? Proenza’s “evolutionary” show and Anna Sui’s all around cool collection. To be honest, I am excited about what’s to come. Paris Fashion Week is always my favorite and it is around the corner. Be sure to check back for more constant updates on that one. As a whole I was not too impressed with the collections shown this season. The Row was beautiful, Marc Jacobs was crazy and the rest weren’t memorable. Sorry to say it.
P.S., More legit photos below of the new A.P.C. West Village location. No the wood is facade is not permanent. Yes, it looks fantastic for the time being. Not to worry.
Newest and coolest thing. Marc Jacobs has teamed up with Aid for Aids. This non-profit organization provides support for those with HIV/AIDS around the told and immigrants in the US through medication and education. Marc Jacobs just released his second generation t-shirts, which include drawings created by their children. There is an event happening on next Wednesday (October 26) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. It will be at the AFAI office located on 515 Greenwich Street suite #506. The t-shirts are available for purchase at the Marc Jacobs store on Bleeker Street. Great cause. Dope t’s. Check it.
While I found the Louis Vuitton s/s show a bit too soft, it was still a wonderfully composed and cohesive collection. Marc Jacobs never fails to impress the critics, and this collection is no different. Jacobs calls his collection “fragile but strong” and I would tend to agree. Chanel, on the other hand, was flawless. I want the entire collection in my wardrobe. It was undeniably a true Chanel collection, but included a “water” theme. Lagerfeld you never do me wrong.
A little whimsical girly wear, the missing piece from New York Fashion Week. Thank you 3.1 Phillip Lim for showing a collection that accomplished fem with flying colors. On the other hand, Marc Jacobs was BEYOND disappointing. The collection lacked cohesion and vision. Marc wants to see how far he can take fashion while keeping his kool aid in high demand. Sorry Mr. Jacobs, I’m giving it up.
It’s official people. Courtney Love is auctioning off things on eBay that were once on her body (or feet). The “Courtney Love Couture” boutique currently contains 17 items, starting bids ranging from $200.00 through $3,000.00. There’s actually some decent items (Marc Jacobs pieces, Louboutins, etc.) Check it out here: http://stores.ebay.com/Courtney-Love-Couture/_i.html?rt=nc&_sid=1051775259&_sticky=1&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14&_sop=2&_sc=1
Some get lucky on Valentine’s day, and others don’t. The Row clearly took the cake over Marc Jacobs. I absolutely loved the Row’s collection this year. The collection was full of total and complete show stoppers. I can only say one word: FABULOUS. Tailoring was the name of the game, each silhouette was done to perfection. While most of the garments were rather minimalist, the fur transformed the collection into something memorable and outrageous. Unfortunately, Marc Jacobs did not fair quite as well. To be honest, the embellishments on most of his garments looked to me like fish scales, and the colors did not do these fish justice. And the latex, come on now. I had hoped to see something girly and fresh, not something reminiscent of the Dead Sea. C’mon Marc.