Fashion Picture Post of the Day

Valentino Menswear

Valentino Fall Winter 2016 Menswear

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Balmain x H&M: Fashionista Shopping Frenzy!!

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” Do you speak Balmain?”

Hello Friends,

 

So show of hands how many of us were able to snatch a piece of the BalmainxH&M collection last week? If you were able to grab (literally) a piece of this collection then congratulations are in order. Just let me start off by saying that I have never and I mean never seen anything remotely even close to the stampede that I saw when the doors opened at H&M last week. I have never participated in Black Friday and if what I saw last week was an indication of what consumers go through for Black Friday then you can count me out.

 

Balmain Quote

I will say that I was lucky enough to purchase a piece from the collection that I really wanted and it felt like I had won the lottery I tell you! I was able to get the yellow braided embroidery vest which retailed for $129.00 but I see this same item is selling on EBay for $350.00. I did not partake in the fist fight of trying to get this item instore but yet opted to purchase my item online using my mobile device. I had a team of dedicated friends and coworkers that were trying online as well for me so you can say that this was a well thought out plan to score that vest.

 

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In the end I was able to purchase the item and was anticipating the arrival of my sought out piece of the Balmain x H&M collection and I finally have it. The quality of this item was utterly amazing, the fabric is well made and worth every dime that I spent. I also received a garment bag to store my coveted piece from this collaboration. It was a thrill ride to say the least and has given me the courage to maybe go for something on Black Friday maybe? Nah…I will leave well enough alone that was way too stressful for my liking. Well let me take that back because if H&M collaborate with Chanel then I will start this process all over again!! If you did partake in purchasing your Balmain instore PLEASE share your experience with me below in a comment.

 my Balmain

 

 

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Upcoming Event: Iris Apfel Fashion Icon Documentary Series presented by SCAD

Iris

“Fashion Really Is Women’s Liberation”

 

 

Hello!!

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog! You know that I love sharing events especially about fashion and style and this event is one that you don’t want to miss. SCAD is presenting another installment of the documentary series and this time they will highlight the fashion icon Iris Apfel. The tickets are on Eventbrite and just search for Iris and then register to receive your free tickets….by the way if you don’t know who Iris is stop what you are doing now and google her!! Hope to see you there!

 

Event Details

SCAD Show

173 14th Street NE

Atlanta, Ga 30309

Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

 

The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment.

 

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Bill Cunningham New York-Fashion Documentary Series-Event Recap

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Hello Beautiful People!!

I am slowly developing this huge passion for the art of photography ever since I purchased my Canon Rebel T3i a few years ago and just recently my Samsung Galaxy camera. I think I love the idea of capturing a moment in time and being able to freeze that moment forever. I am always looking to learn and become better at whatever has my interest and my pursuit of trying to become a novice photographer is no different. I do know one thing, in order to become great at anything you have to learn your craft and what better way to perfect your craft than to study the best and by the best I mean Bill Cunningham.

I had the opportunity to attend the Bill Cunningham New York-Fashion Documentary Series that was presented by SCAD yesterday evening and what a fashion treat it was. This 80+ New York Times photographer who is best known for his candid and street photography of fashion trends but mainly the day to day style of people hurrying about their lives in New York City. Every day of his life he stills pedals around Manhattan on his bicycle taking amazing pictures of all the fashion that is presented on the sidewalks and crosswalks.

I left this documentary with way more knowledge of Bill and the history of fashion for that matter. Did you know that in 1960 was the first time photographers actually started taking pictures at fashion shows? The routine was that designers of fashion houses had to take their own photos and send them in to magazines for them to choose the pictures they would use. I was thinking what a huge difference of what we see at fashion shows today the “pit” has about 100 photogs at each show now. Bill is really a big deal in the world of fashion and maybe the only one that can stop Anna Wintour in her tracks by calling her name and she stops!

SCAD will be hosting a series of interesting documentaries about all things fashion. I highly recommend that if you can catch one please do so. The next series will feature the fashion house of Dior and I posted a blog earlier with all of the information. I will leave you with one of the many quotes by Bill Cunningham that I love. He is really amazing and full of information if you are into fashion you should Google Mr. Cunningham and follow him on http://www.nytimes.com/video/on-the-street

 

“FASHION IS THE ARMOR TO SURVIVE THE REALITY OF EVERYDAY LIFE”- Bill Cunningham

Bill Cunningham Picture

 

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Upcoming Event! Dior and I-Fashion Documentary Series presented by SCAD

Dior and I

 

Hello !

 

I wanted to share with you about this amazing upcoming event that is presented by SCAD that will take place in Atlanta on Wednesday October 14th. I had the pleasure of attending a documentary last night on famed photographer Bill Cunningham and it was amazing! If you are a lover of fashion I recommend that you attend this FREE event located at the SCAD Show (formerly the 14th Street Playhouse) which has been revamped into a breathtaking theater. This event is free however you will have to register with Eventbrite (search for Dior and I-Fashion Documentary Series) today! Of course you can thank me later!

 

Event Details

SCADshow
173 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director—a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

 

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Balmain Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I Love!

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Do you speak Balmain? Well can you read it because this SS16 collection told a story that didn’t need any narration. My goodness the 59 looks that were presented were breathtaking to say the least. Now we are all anticipating the collaboration of H&M with Balmain scheduled to hit stores Nov 5th, however I am willing to bet that we will not see any of the pieces that just glided down the runway in Paris in any store.

The colors of pigments chosen for this collection were Egyptian blue, white, gold and malachite green which were used throughout the designs. It was a perfect contrast and of course I have my favorite 4 looks below. The entire collection was really nice and worth doing an internet search to view all of the looks.

 

Balmain look 1 Balmain look 2 Balmain look 3 Balmain look 4

*Pictures courtesy of GPSRadar*

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Manish Arora Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I love!

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Manish Arora Designer Picture

 

Hello!!! (waving) thank you for stopping by today to see what’s going on with the blog. Well as you all know there is a little huge event called Paris Fashion Week that is going on across the pond and the street style and runway fashions are fierce. There are a few things listed on my bucket list marked with a gold star and attending a show by designer Manish Arora in Paris during fashion week is way up there! I absolutely love what this man creates and yes he is very eclectic and that is what draws me in. I love color and not afraid to wear it so the more outlandish and colorful the better.

This year I see that he did not disappoint with his colorful and whimsical pieces that just made me feel well….happy! Manish created 44 looks for this collection and below you will find the 4 looks I love.

 

Manish Arora look 1 Manish Arora look 2 Manish Arora look 3 Manish Arora look 4

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