Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All Hail McQueen .

For all of those who do not know, Tyra Banks has come out of retirement & re-signed a new contract with her old agency, IMG. Her first quest was a knowable one, a homage to the late Alexander McQueen. She posted on her website:
"McQueen was considered royalty in the fashion community. I feel like a queen whenever I wear his clothes (especially the stunning blue dress I wore for this shoot)! I hope that you like the royal tribute that Andre and I (and lil' Gianni too!) put together for him! It’s old royal fashion meets new royal looks designed by fashion royalty. McQueen had a flare for the dramatic and a love for fantasy. I would like to think that he would have loved these photos. "
The images are a collection of renaissance royalty, relevant to McQueen's last show for Fall 2010. The makeup, the wardrobe, the hair, the accessories were extremely elegant & romantic. Very Alice & Wonderland-ish though. One thing that is obvious is that Tyra has not lost her touch.

Cutest Bieber Fan EVERRRRR

Face Down, Ass Up !

I Love My President.

Tilley Got The Internet Buzzin !

Both of these video's are fuckin sickkk. Now this is how Chris Brown was suppose to return after that whole beating of Rihanna incident! This is exactly what his fans wanted. Many people think its safe to say Chris Brown is officially back! Actually let me not get too carried away, lol. This is by far thee best work Colin has done, so far. (Stay tuned people this is only the beginning ;) ) So proud of you dude!! Making Berkeley proud :)

I love this one not only because Deuces is a tight song, but the shots are amazing. The silhouette shot of Chris dancing in the tunnel is beautiful.

Video Debut Chris Brown ft. Tyga & Kevin McCall – ‘DEUCES’ from Gloob Marketing on Vimeo.

Every girl I know is like drooling over this video. A lot of people are surprised to see Chris actually kissing a girl in a video! Colin did a good job portraying the sexiness of the song while keeping it classy. I'm so mad at the licking of the lower back shot tho lol.

The Past That Haunts Us.

The other day while having lunch with some friends, we took a moment & reflected on all of the horrible trends which corrupted our innocent minds back in middle/high school. When I think about how excited I was to wear these items, I have no choice but to laugh. Almost all of these fads I fell victim to (except for Jabo Jeans, which I couldn't even find a picture for smh). Anyway, if your over the age of 18 then I'm sure you remember these hard times..

Muthafuckin NASCAR jackets. I absolutely had to have one back in 7th grade. They were thee cool thing. I can recall precisely the day my mom took me to the mall & bought me a Disney Princess one for damn near $100. I have no idea what so ever where it is now, but for that short year I cherished that shit.

Yet another must have of my pre teens. I had a burgundy one that I wore at least once a week, & a Juicy one that said "Juicy" right across the butt. Smh. No idea where those shits are either. However there is no denying that they cute while they lasted!
This may only concern those who are from the bay, but I'm sure most people have heard of the infamous ripper slippers. I unfortunately had an orange pair of these as well. This is actually embarrassing. Got my hood rat on for a quick sec. Never again tho, never again!!!

Remember when matching was a must? I had light blue & yellow chucks to match my Carmello Anthony jersey. I'm sure I had several more, guess I prefer not to remember. Don't get me wrong I still wear converses to this day. Only white & black tho. Those shown below, are just no no's.
I honestly don't even know how this brand became so popular in the first place. Did the people who wore Von Dutch not realize that it was the exact same thing?! This brand is horride. If anyone has anything left of Ed Hardy please go outside & burn it now. Rhinstones tigers & old english cursive should NEVER go together & I am happy to say I never gave into this hideousness. Can they go out of buisness like NOW please? Thanks.
I'm pretty sure every girl in America had a jersey dress. Oh 8th grade & freshmen year of high school were the best :) This trend started to get to be too much when they came out with the high heel sneakers & whatnot though. I had this exact same one Mariah is wearing below! No idea where that is now either...
I really don't know where the idea that it was okay to wear cartoon appearel in high school came from, but almost everyone played a part in it.
The day after the song Air Force One's by Nelly came out I bought my first pair, & that was history. I wish I knew how many pairs I went though, being that once you scuffed them they were pretty much useless. Damn man, good times, good times lol.

Another trend we had a laugh over was the rubber-banding of the pants. Remember that? Some claimed they did it to protect their jeans because they were too long, some just did it because they thought it looked cool. I can remember seeing nothing but ankles at Berkeley High for all of freshmen year. So glad that passed by quickly.

Mercedes Goes High Fashion

Well isn't this interesting.. Mercedes Benz has chosen German model Milla Jovovich to be in their new campaign for the MB fashion week in Berlin 2011. The imagery of the campaign is taking an different road making the ads playful & surreal, while staying true to the motto, "Express your Style." I like it!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Animation .

A few posts ago I showed how cartoon characters have been changed into fashion designers. Well, now I've found something that shows just the opposite! So much of what is created by fashion designers today is influenced by the past. Many have been inspired by minds like Walt Disney who created these worlds of heroes and heroins that were so super…

Minnie Mouse; Diane von Furstenberg 2010 Cruise; Dolce & Gabbana 2009 Spring/Summer

She-Ra; Marchesa 2010 Cruise; Givenchy 2010 Cruise

Jubilee, Marc Jacobs 09 Fall/Winter

Carmen Sandiego; Lanvin 2010 Cruise; Bottega Veneta 2010 Cruise