Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pink: Raise Your Glass


YouTube - Pink - Raise Your Glass - Official Music Video (HD)


Official Music Video For Song "Raise your Glass" By The American Pop Singer Pink , Taken From The Upcoming Album "Greatest Hits... So Far!www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-YkxGAiBBc -

Designer of the Week: Gareth Pugh

(born August 31, 1981) is an English fashion designer.[2][3] He currently lives and works in Paris.[2]

Gareth Pugh

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Gareth Pugh

 Career

Pugh's trademark inflated clothing.
  You probably wouldn't wear Gareth Pugh on the streets of Vancouver or other streets, for that matter. The reason I am a fan is because of the talent that is involved in his work . The construction is remarkable and the attention to detail. I'm very visual and I so appreciate the drama and dead-like creatures that come down the runway. Always a unique show, I believe Gareth Pugh is in a world of his own when it comes to fashion and for that I praise him. Like any outlandish collections, there are always pieces that are wearable. Remember it's only a show. Pick it apart and you'll find diamonds.
At 14, Pugh began working as a costume designer for the English National Youth Theatre.[4] He started his fashion education at City of Sunderland College and finished his degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in 2003. He interned with Rick Owens in Paris.[2] His final collection at St. Martins, which used balloons to accentuate models' joints and limbs (a technique that would become one of his trademarks), attracted that attention of the senior fashion editor of Dazed & Confused magazine, who placed one of his designs on the magazine's cover shortly thereafter.[3] Pugh was selected to participate in British reality show The Fashion House two months after his graduation,[3] which he would later call "horrible" and his "only other option [to being on] the dole."[5] The rise of !WOWOW!, a feature in Dazed & Confused, and a debut show at London club Kashpoint's Alternative Fashion Week brought Pugh to the attention of Fashion East "London's breeding ground for cutting-edge new talent," leading them to invite Pugh to participate in its Autumn 2005 group show.[6] Pugh had only four weeks, with no studio, no assistants, and little money, to create the collection.[3] His collection ended up a critical success and attracted significant attention to his designs.[5]
Pugh's solo premiere was in London's Fall 2006 fashion week; he has since showed his Spring 2007 and Autumn 2007 collections there.[4][7][8] Pugh's shows have continued to draw critical praise. British Vogue, for instance, called his Spring 2007 collection "an incredible, unmissable show" and said that "his genius is undeniable."[9] Anna Wintour is a notable supporter of Pugh's designs.[3]
Kylie Minogue has used many of Pugh's designs over the recent years, most famously in her Showgirl - The Greatest Hits Tour and Showgirl - The Homecoming Tour. Róisín Murphy recently appeared flamboyantly sporting one of Pugh's distinctive outfits in the videoclip promoting her 2007 album Overpowered [1][10], and on the cover of her single Let Me Know, and on other occasions[11][12]. Minogue has been seen wearing the same dress in her 2008 video for her single In My Arms. Beyoncé wore Pugh at the MTV Europe Awards in 2008[13], and for her Diva video[14]. Singer Lady Gaga recently wore a jacket designed by Pugh at the Wango Tango concert 2009 and another piece on X Factor. Ashlee Simpson wore a leather and clear plastic striped Gareth Pugh dress in her video "Outta My Head."
In 2010, Gareth Pugh has opened his first boutique in Hong Kong.[15]

...don't forget

YAY! Victoria's Secret Show hosted and inspired by Katy Perry on CBS at 8 pm...I think.

Morning blog: grounding

Well I finally slipped out of my writers block( now I know what that is). Didn't like that. So I finally finished my assignment for the magazine. I expect it to be posted on http://www.citydigz.com/ , this week. Check it out if you want. I decided to write about how men dress better these days.

If you read my face book status, it would appear random. I peer counsel as a volunteer at Three Bridges and it hurts me to see people in pain. The same I had to deal with a while back. I totally can empathize when people are at a stage of "doom". It's scary and tough to deal with. It hurts me as is does them. I only wish I had a magic wand to make things better for them or see the light that flickers ahead.

I love that place. It saved my life and I can only hope and pray that it does the same for the rest who are feeling as though they are going deeper in that hole we all try to avoid getting to.
It can get really heavy there and I feel blessed to be involved to help out.

To my friends who helped me through and the the others who took their personal time to help, I thank you with all my heart and the good people who are struggling, always remember it can get better if you make the right choices. Don't ignore your heart. It is always right. Use your tools, make that call do whatever it takes to deter you from falling.
I'm here.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Couple of Style

It never fails. Every week when I go lurking around for fashion victims, I ALWAYS find some one or more at Urban Outfitters on Granville street. One of my favourite stores in town, it's inevitable. The store is simply cool which brings in,'cool'. A splendid example of personal style, these two know what they are comfortable in and it shows. Great energy and and wonderful spirits.

Model Pair

Had to do a little convincing to get their photo,  but thank God for cards. Looking like models these two were a stand out for me. The pea coats, and layering. The two of them demonstrate how you can wear the pants tucked in the boots and the option of leaving your jeans out. Either way it's functional and stylish. Great looks and a good example at how men know how to dress themselves these days.

My Nephew and the creator of "Frock of Ages".

This is my nephew, Aidan. A lover of rock music and a boy of style. He has it all. Brains, good looks and a keen sense of fashion at such a young age. I love him so much and thank him all the time for the idea of "Frock of Ages".

Some winter guidlines



Just throwing out some ideas. Make it you're own, feel comfortable and the positive attractive energy will follow. Prepare to be looked at.













Friday, November 26, 2010

Do you have a "trade mark look"?

If you don't have one, see if you can create one?

I didn't really think I had one, but I guess I do. I like hanging odds and ends onto my clothes for an embellishment or unique twist.
I take the denim strings used to tie jeans when we receive them at work, tie them on my jean loops to give it a different look. So it looks like I'm not always wearing the same jeans all the time. I just let them dangle on the side.
I have, or had a leather wrist band that I cut in half, becoming strings of leather in different lengths. Well I attach it around my belt loop, ( it usually is clamped by something), in my case, magnet attachments. Then tie the strings around the belt loop to keep it from falling off. Now you have a new pair of jeans with an accessory or simply  a belt accessory on it's own, which is what it is.
Get me?
Women, you can rock this look like crazy and for those flamboyant fun male friends. Hang things off your belts or belt loops. Chains, leather, Shear, rope, canvas, flowers, whatever. A missed accessory...or maybe it's done... and I just missed it. Add jewels, the more bling and coloured bling, the more glamorous. Remember there is a time to stop. I wouldn't go Showgirls...well may be... :)
Anyhow. That's my trade mark or... it can be jeans with runners.

What's yours?...Please respond?

I obviously got this idea from The Fashion File.

The Fashion File

Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of MAD MEN,

Janie Bryant with Monica Corcoran Harel  
Foreword by January Jones

Great Book for all you people who need advice and instruction for dresssing for your body type and knowlege in fashion history. Love it and will be referring to it. I don't know everything...yet.
BUY IT!....only $24 at Book Warehouse.

....just read most of it and I love it! I have very similar beliefs and I love her style and that makes me trust her. Her book is like my soul mate. It's uncanny.
I love it.

Thanks for the replies...

Check why people don't want their pics taken. Especially the women.
Scroll down...

I want to see your stylish looks...cont..

Thanks everyone who have sent me photos! I need a bit more. This is great. I'm so happy people are actually doing it. I love you all. I really do.

Thanks.
I'm going to poat all on the blog and then some will be put in the magazine for my new asignment.
What a good thing to wake up to...not Maxwell House. (joke) ..for those who were born in the 70's and may be 80's.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A good friend of mine sent this to me. Thought it was interesting.
Thanks, Mark.
It is far too easy to take architecture-themed fashion too far, as these rather outrageous outfits illustrate in awkward angular ways. That said, the underlying idea is compelling, even if the execution is a bit too fashionably extreme.

The concept of taking unloved metal fittings to a new level of use is neat in theory. A few handles on a short skirt can add some flair, but in many of these outfit designs by Mridu Sahai the details (like neat little latches and hinges) start to get lost behind larger moves – like odd flat planes that take over the underlying simple/modern dresses and industrial/architectural accents alike.

Perhaps it is partly a problem of presentation – fashion designers are called upon to create bold new lines that stand out from the pack and look sensational when strutted down a runway, while good detailing in architecture is often subtle and discreet. There is a significant disparity in a ‘timeless’ approach versus a ‘timely’ one as well.
Perhaps it is partly a problem of presentation – fashion designers are called upon to create bold new lines that stand out from the pack and look sensational when strutted down a runway, while good detailing in architecture is often subtle and discreet. There is a significant disparity in a ‘timeless’ approach versus a ‘timely’ one as well.

Many other comparisons can, of course, also be made between building design trends and high-fashion styles, but there seems to be a frequent inverse correlation in terms of the success and scale of such an endeavor: things that are forced to be too much like large-scale architecture fail to make compelling everyday costumes. But hey, at least if you show up dressed like a famous museum, concert hall or city skyscraper you won’t have to worry about that worst-of-all faux pas: finding someone at the party wearing the exact same outfit. (Latter images: Don Ashby, Reuters).
 
Personally I like wearable clothes. I can appreciate innovative designs that you probably wouldn't see on the streets. In fact, there are a lot of designs from some of my favourite designers that I have collections or pieces that I have no clue where you would wear them. I just admire the art. I'm very visual.
 

Designer of the Week : Burberry Prorsum

I'm a huge fan of Burberry Prorsum. I was ecstatic when Burberry added a  more innovative collection stepping out of their conservative English image with the infamous scarf that has been a staple plaid print for every scarf collector. Fortuneatly, they're all mostly fake, but it is a compliment to Burberry.
Burberry ProrsumREVIEW This is the memory London fashion week will have of its 25th anniversary—and the Burberry show that ended it. There was more young glamour per foot here than the city's ever witnessed in a front row. Emma Watson was present, and so were Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary-Kate Olsen, Victoria Beckham, and Daisy Lowe; Freida Pinto and Dev Patel were holding hands. And every piece Christopher Bailey showed could have been worn by any one of them: The message was Burberry gone short, draped, deluxe, and glamorous, and aimed at the very young.


Returning from Milan to London could have meant a wallow in heritage nostalgia. Not a bit of it. Instead, Bailey brought all the high-gloss international production values he knows back to his home city, and made sure the label's history—namely, the iconic trench—looked alive and relevant to the 18- to 25-year-olds in the audience. From the fashion point of view, the reinvention of the beige, military-inflected coat is perfectly timed. Not only are tones in the range of camel and nude spot-on for the season, but military references are cropping up in many places as well.


Bailey's way of developing it had nothing to do with anything as dull as the English weather. All the emphasis was on building up a glamour shoulder, with a tied reefer's knot on the upper outside edge of each arm. All kinds of sexy tulle draping, meanwhile, were worked into what went on below. Having neatly scooped up those trends (along with a passing pastel moment), Bailey took pleasure in teasing out yet more possibilities. He showed some of the incredible techniques and fabrics Burberry has access to, like silvered gabardine and sliced suede made into hot leggings. In the end, though, this show may be most significant for the way in which it closed the gap between a public and private fashion event. In the front row, Paltrow, Pinto, and Patel were wearing pieces from the outfits that were walking the runway. And at Burberry's flagship in the center of London, the show was being Livestreamed to the public.

Just some of my favourite looks...along with the next posting... oops!

I will be attending a couple of events this week. So more pics to come.
Stay warm and PLEASE participate on my blog especially the new post tagging a photo on my FB of your self looking stylish and creative and again PERSONAL STYLE.

Thanks and have a good day.
I'll keep this idea up for  as long as I can get enough photos and I want LOT'S!

Raf

I want to see you're stylish looks!


I'm going to be interactive here.
What I would like, if you're comfortable with it, for you to tag any photos of yourselves and add it to my facebook page. From there I will post the looks I like and put you on my blog. I'll be open to creativity and personal style...you know I like that.

I think this will be cool. Please participate. I'll love this. It'll be part of my magazine assignment, so you may be in the magazine, so keep that in mind. If you don't want to be in the magazine, don't do it. I understand.

Thanks and I look forward to seeing them. It'll be fun!
Yay!
Here are some of my favourites...

Dolly Parton - Jolene 19880110 / "Arisha Kriukova by Fernando Gomez for Vogue Ukraine May 2017" ~ fattongue.com/ /

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0eeSoU35wM https:// fattongue.com /arisha-kriukova-by-fernando-gomez-for-vogue-ukraine-may-2017/5/ "...