Saturday, January 26, 2013

OOTD: Salute

My friend Robby came over and we decided to do a quick shoot (I didn't even wear this today shh don't tell anyone). We took the photos by the power plant on my campus where I took my senior photos and I ended up climbing in a chute that I wasn't supposed to as you can see below. It was pretty sketchy. I've worn this outfit before but never documented it anywhere so I decided to just redo it because cute. I also can't stop incorporating the Margiela for H&M clutch into outfits so it's here as well. This outfit is called...


Thursday, January 24, 2013

OOTD: Shine bright, shine far

I wore this outfit yesterday and it's a pretty normal outfit (for me anyways) but I thought it was pretty cute so I wanted to share it anyways as inspiration. Also, you'll notice that I went more wild on the editing than I usually do. I don't want my photos to look "cheap" so I don't tend to over-edit them for OOTDs but I just really wanted to today.
This look is called


(30 points for you if you recognize the title is from Life-Size)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Givenchy FW2013

Givenchy was quite masculine this season; taking cues from sports and the use of black leather, Riccardo Tisci delivered a manly collection for F/W 2013. 
The whole collection was quite dark but not in a depressing sense, more in an mysterious, intimidating feel.

There were several trends throughout the show starting with leather! Leather was seen throughout the show but most predominately in these outfits...

NEXT, the leather continued but it was used a bit differently. The coat wasn't used as a singular piece in the show, it was more of a styling choice that required the leather coats. You can see the coats tied around the models' waist here...

Here was a big hint at the sporting inspirations

(it even started getting into the infamous prints but more on these later)

The coats weren't only in leather but they were also woven as well. I think the weave of the coat gives it a more approachable kind of look for a more daily style.

AND NOW HERE ARE THE PRINTED TEES! Everyone loves these tees so much, Givenchy is known for this. The prints are visually pleasing from far away but when you get closer, you can see what the print actually is. It's still a very striking image but Tisci went for a provocative vibe this season.

Riccardo Tisci was quoted as saying, "It's an obsession of sports, sexuality, hard sex, and ... everything that relates to America in a very dark way" about this season's collection. You can certainly see all of those themes in Givenchy's Fall/Winter Menswear 2013 collection. 
While I loved this collection, I am a big fan of Riccardo Tisci's work for Givenchy so I am a little biased… What did you think about this collection? I'd love to hear.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

DIY Jil Sander Veiled Beanie

So I made this veiled beanie from Jil Sander's Spring 2012 collection!! 
If you want to make the infamous beanie just keep scrolling, it's super simple to make!

Keep reading to see the full tutorial!


I made the beanie that I'm wearing a couple days ago and you can find the tutorial to it here. It's a copy of the Jil Sander veiled beanie from her Spring 2012 collection. It was super easy to make and I've gotten so many compliments on it. :)

It's been pretty cold here in Austin so I've had to wear a jacket or risk freezing to death in the name of fashion but my dad's army jacket is the most comfortable and warm jacket I have so I like to wear it quite a bit and it matches so much. 

I just wanted to look a bit grunge-y today (but not homeless) so I paired this ensemble together with the beanie. This look is called...


veiled beanie (tutorial here), H&M t-shirt, dad's Army jacket, H&M jeans, Dr. Martens boots

photos by Robby Squires

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

OOTD: Caught in a Net

I wore this outfit to my classes today; I had American Experiences (which is basically American History), Rhetoric & Composition II, and Color & Design. I'm really loving my classes so far, even the core ones. I'm behind on my major since I recently switched it to Graphic Design so I'm taking quite a bit of classes but they're all really enjoyable. Nothing really exciting happened today other than me going to Whole Foods. I purchased Skin DeTox tea and Tazo berryblossom white tea as well as some agave nectar. This look is called:


peacoat, Banana Republic collared shirt, Colorful mesh shirt, Levi's jeans, Dr. Martens boots, Urban Outfitters backpack, Swarovski ring

And the craziest thing happened to me when I was taking these photographs-- someone walked into the staircase as my camera flash was going off, it was mortifying. And then running away out of embarrassment, I tripped up the stairs and the worst part is that I didn't even see their face. 

I'm just trying to blog, not be embarrassed. 


Mugler Menswear AW2013

Mugler Menswear was all about neon, triangles, and spy wear for AW2013.
Today was the start of Paris Menswear Fashion Week and Mugler wrapped up the first day; they also set the bar pretty high for other designers. Not only did Nicola Formichetti commission G-Dragon for the runway track "I am Mugler" but he, along with Romain Kremer, showed so many different yet all wonderful looks.

The show started out with a muted colour palette but they didn't hold back any on the design portion.

perfect for everyday spy duties

As the monochrome trend is coming back around, it was only fitting that Mugler dabbled in it...

What I Wore: Second Semester

I wore this outfit on the first day returning back from break and it was freezing!! Luckily, my faux fur coat kept me warm.
My shirt is from a friend and I was so excited to finally get it. Studded Petals (the brand) took awhile making it but it was worth it. The title is a direct reflection of what the shirt says... this look is called

Donatella Stella

thrifted faux fur coat, Studded Petals shirt, gold chain from eBay, American Apparel Easy Jeans, Dr. Martens boots

Later that night, I met up with some friends: Robby & Sunny. We went to Kerbey Lane cafe which is always tasty and I got my sweet potato fries for free because there was a hair in it (...I know.) Our waitress was really nice though. And then after that Sunny got inspired to get her ears pierced because she had a coupon for a tattoo/piercing parlor but she found out it didn't cover ears so she just decided to get her septum pierced; she is admirably spontaneous.

Here are the photos from the night:


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Versace Menswear FW2013

Versace was all about skin, skin and more skin this season!
Usually I find brands that don't design for the season the show is showing for a bit irritating (there was lace for Fall/Winter), but since Donatella did so amazing for the usually blah menswear category, I'll let it slide ;)
The show started with conservative looks that had the ever-present Versace twist on them.

but as the show progressed, it got crazier and crazier...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Carolina Herrera!

So if you can't tell by the title, it's Carolina Herrera's birthday!
She's turning 74 today (and she still looks so good)!
Moving from Venezuela and having designed for notable people like Jackie O and Michelle Obama, Carolina is one powerful woman.
the woman, herself

For this reason, I wanted to take a look back at some of her designs throughout her career...

Monday, January 7, 2013

Topman Design AW2013

London Collections: Men has just started! It's (almost) a week long event of menswear shows in London (no surprise there).
Topman Design's AW2013 show was striking.
They introduced trends from the 90s and integrated them seamlessly in the show which were complimented by the other usual wintery garments. 

Camel is back! Although the "camel" color starts off in the show as more of a vanilla (as with the photo below), it transitions into a more yellow color resulting in camel.
The collar of this coat is so dramatic
I love this sweater even though I never wear orange
but I could definitely work this.
Also, can anyone else see an "om" symbol in the print?
In the 90s, monochrome outfits were huge! Matching your shoes to your purse to your jacket meant you were trendy to the MAX! Well, it's coming back. Monochrome has been on it's way back in trend but I've never seen it in a fashion show like this before. 
Leather pants are divine
So this season for Topman Design, as a whole, was pretty nostalgic. I'm pleased that 90s trends are coming back (I'm a huge fan of the 1990s).
What did you think about this collection? Leave a comment...
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What I Wore: New Year's Eve!

I've never really dressed up for New Year's Eve before, but this year I wanted to be pretty flashy, so flashy I was! I didn't intend to go home for the New Year and was basically going to spend it all alone (how depressing) but last minute, I changed my mind and made the drive. 

I met up with some friends and we headed over to another friend's house where we played games and brought in the New Year! Happy 2013 everyone!

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