Monday, February 23, 2009
so i was so stoked over the oscars this year
(maybe its because nothing better to do and i missed the grammys)
but as retarded as I am, I started watching all the E! pre-shows around 1ish...
the trends still the same from the AA:
-beige, white, ivory hues
-strapless & asymmetrical
- light weight fabrics with soft draping
-encrusted and/or sequenced bodices
-chunky ass jewelry
here are my picks of the night...
frieda pinto in john galliano / angelina jolie in ellie saab
..ok who doesn't love galliano? / my favorite dress of the night..
penelope cruz in vintage pierre balmain / melissa george in D&G
this dress is 60 yrs old!! / love the boning structure of this dress
taraji p. henson in roberto cavalli / miley cyrus in zuhair murad
like galliano, you always love cavalli / love the dress..her not so much..
natalie portman in rodarte / kate winslet in atelier YSL by stefano pilati
love the intricate draping on the bust / my heart will go on...
marissa tomei in versace/ nicole kidman in l'wrenn scott
i pity the person who had to draw that pattern up.. / wonder if she has allergies
all pictures from oscars.com
Sunday, February 22, 2009
elizabeth & james
draped tank ($165) / batwing mini dress ($425)
florent romper ($273)
betsey johnson / gucci
nyla shoe ($200) / kotai shoe ($775)
the wonderful thought ring ($28) / the cogsworth necklace ($42.88)
ohh how i could go on... sadly my wallet is not responding...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I haven't kept myself very up to date with fashion week..
-having fall orders due
-house sitting a house that has a jungle for a back yard isn't too comforting..
(yeah, who gives a f about my safety.. i'll just sneeze on the intruder)
however, back to the topic
from the what i did see through the mounds of kleenex fall seemed a bit dull.
but the most eventful show of fashion week (for me)
i know gay yeah.. but i enjoyed it..
Happy Birthday Barbie!-
"the iconic doll celebrated 50 years with runway show featuring looks created by 50 American designers, including Micheal Kors, Calving Klein, Anna Sui, and Diane von Furstenburg. The world's top models brought the doll to life in three themed wardrobe sets. The first looks were a tribute to the retro dolls of the '50s and '60s, followed by a Malibu Barbie-inspired crop with big hair and tanned skin, and the finale featured edgier looks with clear plastic toppers that gave the audience a peek into Barbie's bright future." -In Style
rachel roy/baby phat/kenneth cole/tibi
enjoy the full (3 part) runway show on youtube..
can you guess who designed what dress?
see if you guessed right by checking out all the different designer barbies on the instyle link...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
congrats to me... im offically sick...
yep.. i have the runny nose, fever, headache, sinus pressure, sore throat, etc...
there are mounds of tissue every where.. and i have every possible drug either swallowed or stuck up my nose... sigh... please let this end quick.. i hate getting all whiney...
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although i felt like death today, i did drag myself out of bed to my Hurley appt. to view the juniors fall 09 line..
as you know (you may not know).. hurley is one of my favorite surf brands... i love the fact that they mix men's with women's wear to keep their look comfy, relaxed, and fashion forward... hurley calls there look: "tomboy pretty"
i adore this description, i feel that my personal style reflects this.. im not all girl.. just part time butch..hehehe..(not in the literal sense.)
fall 09, Hurley's "inspiration" was to mix and match the up to date fashions of your typical hurley girl combined with the crap in they're boyfriends closet. (personally there is absolutely nothing in my bf's closet that id like to wear...)
here's front cover of hurley 09.. (forgot to snag the look book)
my girl rosie... sadly hurley sold out to sponsor bar refaeli
guess the sports illustrated cover paid off for hurley.hurley fall 09 color pallet
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snagged these shades at the new hurley store at ward.
..love that i get a 50% discount..
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I am constantly complaining about how this wonderful economy is screwing with the enjoyment of my job...
-from the constant nagging from all stores being unhappy for any possible reason that requires them to use their brain.
-to endless repetition of my boss' "smart ass" remarks. even though you warned him like
5 months ago..
-to fighting with the vendors because your not
meeting last yrs buys... in addition that you are requesting a heap load of RTV's and/or Markdown $..
basically just write my company a big fat check cuz your shit aint selling...
here's one mind blowing conversation:
vendor: "since we our businesses have such a great relationship, we will join together so that we can create profit for both of our businesses in the bad economy"
me: "great what did you have in mind?"
vendor: "if you double your buys with us, we will give you a 60% IMU"
me: (Choking) "you need to talk to my boss"
i don't see how doubling my buys and doubling my inventory to the sizes of macy's inventory (who i might add has moved there entire buying divisions to the east coast...thank you god!!) is completely insane!!!
umm were in a economic slump... that don't mean
were rollin in the doe.
so i was comforted when I found this story on
The story of "Are your favorite designer disappearing?"
this article does a great job of explaining what we buyers maybe going through.. and the stresses of buying smaller, later, and with NO MONEY..
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
....ahhhhh fall 09 season is here....
(half of the line sheets that i need to go through..)
(the pooch refused to move)
-so many orders to write
-so many lines to see
(they mostly look all the same, if plaid is in...
plaid is EVERYWHERE!!!..the 80's neon craze
almost made me blind..)
-so many markdowns to do
(can't i just set it on fire... no one wants it anyways)
-so many people to persuade to give me bigger discounts
to take it back their crap all together...
(i can't even give this shit away...)
-so many loong lectures from my socially impaired boss..
(im female, has a vagina, and italian... fuck me..)
-so many "great saving deals" to convince people to spend their money.
..this crappy economy isn't making my job any easier..
(my apologies for the crabbiness...)
PREVIEW OF VOLCOM FALL 2009
tell me whatcha think?