Monthly Archives: February 2007

Fashion Rocks

Swarovski_003 By far the most incredible fashion show I’ve seen on the West Coast. I was completely blindsided by this event. Patricia Field styled the show and various designers used Swarovski crystals to create looks that spanned the ages yet channeled a futuristic, space-age vibe. Designers included: Cate Adair (Desperate Housewives Costume designer), the lovely pink-haired Tarina Tarantino, Martin Adams, Robert Allsopp, Betony Vernon, Shaun Leane for Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, On Aura Tout Vu, Corto Moltedo and Tae Ashida. One of the most unbelievable shows I’ve ever seen.

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Pineda Covalin Mexico

I discovered PInedacovalin on a trip to Cancun and I would love to buy some of their monarch prints. Pineda Covalin makes lovely textiles that convey Mexico’s history. There are Mexican cultural and historical themes such as: Prehispanic culture, Mexican traditions, Mexican mysticism, and Mexican painters (Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera).They also make matching bags and shoes.

www.pinedacovalin.com

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Jill Stuart New York Fashion Week Fall 07

Jill Stuart is about to launch a line of handbags. She’s partnered with Schifter + Partners to create the line and judging from the show–which was amazing by the way and will the subject of a future blog-post–the bags are space-age and modish, fashioned out of croc and patent leather. Fortunately there are plenty of feminine accents, like delicate handles.

You can buy at Bloomies, Saks and Nordstrom…

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Marc Jacobs Afterparty

There was a party last night and "one out of five girls were pretty and the other four were scary." At least that’s what my cousin said at the Marc Jacobs after-party last night at Eugene on the West Side. He was looking for a certain type of gal, and she’s probably not a fashionista.

There were the socialites in their fur jackets and cossack hats (cossack hats are huge during this cold spell), they stayed glued to their dates, who tended to have British accents and mussed hair; mod girls who clearly raided their grandmother’s closet; blond models who looked like Brigitte Bardot sitting their hapless boyfriends (who were probably the same age but looked about five years younger in their Abercrombie jackets and Levis jeans); Male models circling the room wearing beanies and bulky hoodies; a famous man in a pink wig and mime makeup; a couple of boys in dresses; fashion students who had clearly snuck in and stood in the corner watching everything with huge eyes; brunette model girls who danced with older men and looked a little wild; upper East Side girls with huge studded bags, wool blazers and knobby scarves–if you looked at them from a certain angle, they kind of looked like fleeing Russian peasants from the turn of the 19th century; My favorite guy was wearing a girdle, a vest with a fur collar and a beret, he kind of looked like Pavarotti on something illegal.

I also spotted Hillary Alexander and the most lovely Jennifer Smith Hale inside. After parties for fashion shows always have this crazy energy to them, like anything could happen. Which isn’t a surprise since they attract an up for anything kind of crowd.