Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This Made Me Smile

Normally I prefer more edgy, dark stuff, but after seeing an article about Swash in Elle, I had to find out more. Sarah Swash and her boyfriend Toshio Yamanaka graduated from Central Saint Martins and are known for their beautiful clothes and scarves featuring their dog and nature. I love the whimsical air the clothes have. Everything's so beautiful and carefree! Swash has definitely managed to capture the essence of spring in their clothes. And they're both so adorable looking. Grrr. I need to find a cutie to design a line with me!

Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka.

Pictures from their Spring Ready to Wear Collection 2005 below. I must have the first dress. I swear, I will be happy for the rest of my life if I have that dress. The week has been rather...uh...difficult to say the least, and that dress is the only thing that's made me really smile in a loooong time. The model's not too bad either!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thank Prada for World Market

So this used to be a sarong I got from the World Market for about $10. Mmmhmmm. That's right.

I made this dress in one day. I didn't have enough fabric to line it though...so it is a little see through. Oh well. I got the pattern from Burda...I think....there were a couple free patterns....and I thought it was cute. I've also made a green and white eyelet dress from the same pattern.

I'm so glad it's spring! I definitely want to get more ethnic/hippie type clothes. Now if only the weather would warm up....it snowed today. In March. I almost died from shock.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tokyo Fashion Week So Far

Oh how I wish I could be there.....







I <3 crazy. I <3 out of the box. I <3 Japanese Fashion. I loved the crazy patterns I saw and a lot of the silhouettes. With some designers, I just wonder about the outfit. With others, I only wonder about the model. With all of these designers, I wondered about the outfit and the girl behind it. Who's their target customer? Where does she shop? What's she like? Can I date her, or at least get to know her? Hahahaha. More pics later, after I've come back from fashion heaven.

Oh, and it's not just about the clothes ok? It's about the message behind the clothes.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Inner Child

So one day my inner child had a Lego craving. And my inner fashionista had a I-need-a-new-belt craving. I put the two together and....

First, I found an old belt. It was one of those belts with the flat metal thing that you slide the other part of the belt into. Uh...yeah...I realize how vague that was.....but I don't know how else to explain it. Anyways, I took some Legos, glued them together, then glued the block of Legos to the belt. Yes, it was that simple. Removing the super glue from my hands (Me + Super glue = Sticky painful disaster). I think I made this belt last year? I just didn't have this blog back then, so that's why I'm writing about it now. :D

Sunday, March 8, 2009

This Girl Has My Heart

In today's world we are obsessed with celebrities and models. We're always searching for the next "It" girl. And I'm just as bad as the rest. I'm in love. Chanel Iman has been my favorite supermodel ever since I saw her in a 2006 issue of TeenVogue, back when she was in her early teens.

I fell in love with her gorgeous skin, dark hair, and her cute smile. She's African American and Korean, and being a fellow Asian, how could I not love her? Her amazingly long legs and talent have gotten her far even though she is a minority and the fashion world can be cruel and stereotypical.

Chanel's walked for Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Stella McCartney, Vera Wang and plenty of other influential designers. Along with Ali Michaels and Karlie Kloss, Chanel is one of the most popular American supermodels.

I love her. I can't help it. Over the years she hasn't gotten scarily thin, she always looks good, and seems to be a genuinely nice person. I'm so happy that she's both black and Asian (one of my all time favorite combinations) and is still successful without using her ethnicity as a cry for pity. If I could have anyone model my clothes, it'd be her, even though I'd have to make them about ten times longer!