After packing for seemed to be hours and hours of relentless dust clouds in my face and rediscovering lost socks and shirts from various place in my dorm room, I took a break and decided to catch up on some Netflix which is fucking heaven sent for the bored and (or) lonely. After scrolling for a surprisingly short amount of time i came across, Mala Noche, a movie shot in Black and White, 16mm, I think, about a store clerk how has a crush on a mexican immigrant boy who comes around the neighborhood. This movie not only satisfied my pre-established boredom but increased my inspiration in a new moving trend for spring, Black.
This spring Black clothing is in, and its mainly for like a rocker look, but I im inspired for a Black, Americana-grunge style mixture. 2011's take on flannel shirts and different blends of denim. I know this sounds like a homage to 90's, almost like a psychopathic declaration of vengeance for the Kurt Cobain meet Levi's Store movement. No, its not. I only take the images of mixing dark jeans with cowboy boots or any loosely western inspired boots. Modern flannel shirts and Denim Shirts for an updated look, so your not stuck too much in the past. The look this spring, for me at least, is a slight return to the rugged male prostitute look. While the rest of the men's fashion world is indulging in the Polo-esque 50's Americana, I think i'll go the way of the Marlboro-esque 50's Americana. Whats your inspiration?
First off, Happy Mother's Day! Secondly, my birthday was yesterday and I had an absolute ball getting drunk and running around the dorms and crashing into the walls like bumper cars. Extremely fun. Now its time to get busy studying for finals, and I'm in a lazy mood. Finals week is always the worst, mostly because I don't study. For anything. Ever. So when I'm asked to study continuously for hours-- even days-- I tend to put it off until the last moments or just do it right then with an evil aura emanating from me. All this is in reference to me watching "The September Issue" while I was suppose to be studying. I absolutely love that documentary and the behind the scenes grittiness of it. Its about VogueMagazine, Fashion's foremost influential and recognizable print, and the work and drama that goes into putting a very special issue together, The September issue. After watching I got inspired to go and look up the movie's leadinG protagonist, Grace Coddington.
Now, I'm not saying look up like see what she looks like and see what's occupation , because I've known who the genius was for almost half of my life, And she is beyond amazing. I mean look up, in the sense of study her work and get a feel for what inspires her and her skills at work. If you don't know who the talented Miss Coddington is you are missing out, and if you are in fashion, then you should be killed.
This is my 100th post!!!! The blog has come a long way and it hasn't even been a year yet! Im going to continue to expand and nurture my offspring into something great. I can wait to see what the blog will be like when it comes to the 1000th post!!!
I need to invest in buying turbans or scarves and wrapping them up into turbans (like I've been doing). They look nice on me and I feel like they'll lead me into a style change which is always fun. What new item(s) will you be adding to your wardrobe?
This is the last week of school and im beyond ready to head back home. One part of me wants to rest, and the other part wants to focus on turning this summer into one filled with meeting new people, going to parties every night, getting my face out there and work on my connections. Neither one of them will be easy.
If I decide to stay in this Summer, I'll most likely miss key opportunities to get myself out there and open doors. Also I'll run out of shit to do, and be bored out of my mind. Obviously it will be hard to go out and but myself and my ideas o the front staged for them to be judged and critiqued, good and bad. It
will ultimately depend on what i want to nurture more over the break, my well-being physically or socially.
Easily on of the biggest events of the year, only the cream of the crop attend and then only way to know where you stand in the equation is if you get an invitation. No invite=no body. These are just a couple of photos from the Gala.
Sarah Burton, The new head of Alexander McQueen:
The UNSTOPPABLE Anna Wintour, Editor-In-Chief of Vogue Magazine:
Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Head of Chanel and Actress & Model, Blake Lively:
One of my favorite Designers, Stella McCartney:
The always exciting Daphne Guiness in a McQueen dress:
And my idol, Andre Leon Talley:
These are just a couple of photos from some of my favorite looks of the night!