|Hey I'll have the Zac Posen runway and coordination collection up soon,
but my opinion on his collection is that althought it is considered
"the most modern and hippest collection yet" I think it will not become
a classic like Alexander McQueen. It even mentioned in Bergdorf
Blondes that Zac is the trendiest, young designer right now, but the
girls still turn to Vera Wang for their wedding gowns. So anyhoo,
that is my thought on Zac (besides his public persona kind of turns me
off as well. He seems to smooch to every hot girl out there)|
Marni's deliberately imprecise cut, curvilinear volumes, gathered
egg-shaped skirts, and three-quarter-length sleeves, as well as the homemade
fifties dressmaker quality of the clothes haven't changed. That will be enough
to please the ever-increasing band of international followers who've hooked up
to the ragtag nouvelle vague Marni caravan. But designer Consuelo
Castiglioni hasn't altered her simply belted, regular-looking fur coats either,
and that's more problematic. Marni started off as a pioneering revivalist in
that category, but a sense of creative standstill added to the impression that
the collection as a whole is marking time. Even the solid, sensible slingback
platforms and leather bags, now shorn of their dangly doodads, added to the
general sense of downbeat calm. It was perfectly fine, but when next spring
comes, the girl needs to start moving cheerfully on.
Even the signature Chanel camellias, nestling as appliqués in
textured salt-and-pepper tweed, were abstracted into something resembling a
naive daisy, a flower symbol that carries with it more than a hint of the
youthquake sixties fashions of Mary Quant and Courrèges. Of course, in
Lagerfeld's deft hands this was no mere history lesson. The designer used those
schoolgirl-short looks to focus on the leg with wrinkling kid boots so high
that they disappeared beneath those tiny skirts' hems, or leggings in pale gold
or silvery Lurex knits. Jeans and knickerbockers were cut as tight as hosiery
and decorated with a flourish of Chanel's black satin hair ribbon at the knee.
facinating make up isn't it?
Sudan -- A plane
carrying the former rebel who ascended to Sudan's No. 2 leadership post has
disappeared after losing contact, a Sudanese Cabinet minister said Monday on
state television, contradicting earlier reports.
India -- Authorities warned residents to remain home Sunday after new
heavy rains pounded Bombay and the surrounding state, as the official death
toll from last week's record-breaking monsoon rains hit 910.
rains, which began early Sunday, badly hampered cleanup efforts and the
distribution of food to needy residents.
07-31-2005 11:14 AM
wade through a flooded street during heavy rains in Bombay, India,
Sunday, July 31, 2005. Authorities warned residents to remain at home
Sunday after heavy rains began falling again across Bombay and the
surrounding state, which were hammered last week by devastating floods.
(AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
credits to Vogue and COX news
Angela Missoni picked her way into the general anti-flash mood of
the season by choosing a subtle palette of slate, beige, misty blue, and
plaster pink, sparked up with brighter shades of turquoise and purple. She
contrasted passionflower prints on tube skirts and tight sexy camisoles against
thick loose cashmere cardigans and V-neck sweaters, and slung on parkas to make
things a little more casual. The eighties element came in tightly draped
printed chiffon bodices and puffy taffeta collars of the kind Emanuel Ungaro
might've designed for Alexis Colby. Styled together with striped obi knit belts
and high heels strapped to the foot with silk strands, the collection never
quite gelled as a total look. But then again, in a store, the bits and pieces
will undoubtedly offer something for everyone in the family.
As Gwen Stefani sang about a "million-dollar contract,"
Kors' models streamed down the runway in suitably luxe silks, suedes, and
cashmeres, and fur aplenty. The designer favored streamlined, sport-influenced
silhouettes, from second-skin stretch-crepe bodices on dresses to ski pants in
nylon or faille. Graphic blacks and whites were accentuated with shots of
bright red, blue, and purple, and camel was teamed with icy gray. Kors'
cosmopolitan outfits were topped off with knit caps and goggle-like sunglasses—but
if his city girls have a real hankering for the slopes, they can slip into a
snowflake tube top or a simple dress accented with racing stripes.
isn't that runway schedule just fabulous?? Trey readin git haha cool eh?
Nevelson was at her peak in the late sixties, a period Sui has
mined for inspiration many times before, and a few of the looks in this show
have become signatures of sorts for the designer: the mumsy bouclé suit, the
chiffon baby doll smock, the librarian's bow blouse. Into the mix, Sui tossed
era-appropriate bandanas knotted underneath the chin, opaque op-art tights, and
pendant necklaces, as well as some up-to-the-second strappy fur boots. Put
together, it all made for one head-spinning collage.
all of these photos are basically backstage pics to show you what goes
on behind the scenes. If you would like runway photos of certain
designers to take a closer look at their collection for fall of 2005
just let me know.
God Bless you all~!
|One of my favorite collections fo rthis fall is Dolce & Gabbana. |
***CAN EVERYONE SEE THE PICTURES OKAY????*****
The designers described their collection—full of minis and maxis,
boxy jackets, Beatles caps, and tall furry hats reminiscent of the Buckingham Palace guards—as "La Dolce Vita
meets Swinging London." But without knowing all that, you'd have been forgiven
for thinking you'd blundered into a groovy furrier's show. Dolce & Gabbana
kept pretty faithful to the outline of the youthquake moment as it might have
been seen from Italy—a
viewpoint that encompassed both English tweeds and alta moda flowered dresses.
But there was never, ever this much fur around in '64. The duo didn't just use
it in a regular way on coats, like a Shrimpton-esque Mongolian lamb and a
floor-sweeping white mink; they lavished broadtail almost everywhere, as if it
were fabric. A black minidress and matching coat were only the starters: After
that, there were two-tone boxy suits and narrow skirts with contrast banding
picked out in fur, and trims applied everywhere.
STUNNING ISN'T IT????
now change of tone............
At a refugee camp in southern Niger, the beds are filled with
screaming children -- screaming because they're starving to death and ridden
with diseases. They are the smallest victims of a prolonged drought and locust
infestation that has left more than a million people near starvation. Reports
of an emergency airlift are received with an air of resignation -- it may be
too little, too late.
July 24 (AP) - Nasseiba Ali is the face of hunger in Niger. The 20-month-old girl weighs
just 12 pounds, and her eyes are clouded at night, one of the symptoms of
God Bless us all.... United as One
Nasseiba may survive because her grandmother was able to get her to a feeding
center. But aid groups despair that many other children are dying because the
world has been slow to respond to the needs here.
"I thought we would not make it safely," Nasseiba's grandmother,
Haoua Adamou, said in Hausa through an interpreter after walking for several
hours with the baby on her back to the emergency feeding center at Maradi, some
400 miles east of the capital, Niamey.
She sat Saturday fanning flies from Nasseiba's face.
The aid agency Oxfam
warned last week that about 3.6 million people, about a third of them children,
face starvation in this West African nation devastated by locusts and drought.
The United Nations estimates that 800,000 children under age 5 are suffering
from hunger, including 150,000 faced with severe malnutrition.
|From what I hear Sienna Miller is now with Orlando Bloom.... what happened to Kate??|
Congrats again to Christina's engagement!
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