Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fashion Kills (the spirit)

Hooooooooly Mother.

Does anyone else ever wish they weren't at home but instead teleported to New York City for New York Mercedes Benz Fashion Week or is that just bloody me?

On my computer desk here in Orygone, I'm looking at picture upon article upon video clip of Fashion Week and I've suddenly lost the will to exist in my current life.

How I wish I were there. Amazing looking at the crowds and all the elegance and the photos... ooooo ahhhh.

The only thing I don't like about it is looking at the Runway models stupid faces. Seriously, I don't get the appeal of these women. There are SOME who are gorgeous (Heidi Klum is amazing) but why do they always look like unhappy skulls? I hate it. I would rather see someone like Lauren Conrad, Sofia Vergara or Kim Kardashian on these catwalks. But whatever...

{Too bad she's not the model- she's certainly prettier than any of them}

After cooing over most of the designers (as well as "bleching" over the ones who don't quite match my style goals- sorry Andy&Debb but it's not 1982...), I have decided that one of the best ones to watch is Project Runway alum Christian Siriano.

{Work it Sister}

Amazing. I'm surprised the boy is Gay instead of Transgender because with his designs, I feel like he had to have been or want to be a woman at some point.

Some highlights:

I am obsessed!

He seems to know exactly how to put together color, texture, design and fit in a way that looks nothing short of drool-worthy on the runway but that I could also see me, my Mom, the lady at the Fragrance counter at Nordstroms, etc. wearing.

On that note, the entire Project Runway showing literally made my mouth drop.

I love, love, love it.

The bold colors with the leather and the cuts of the fabric... sigh.

In other news, I was at Target the other day and came across these Piggy Banks for peanuts:

I bought the one in the middle rack (blue with paisley-loves me some Paisley). It may not have leather or be worn in New York City BUT it does make me smile and it is nice to know I have a place to put the dimes I find all over my room (seriously, bobby-pins and dimes are always somewhere in my room... whhhy?).

So... a place to put dimes vs. couture in one of the biggest and most fashionable cities in the world?

Whatever... the pig is cute.

Images not CANDYFLOSS&PERSIE branded/Copywritten found: NYCCrosswalk, LaurenConrad, ChristianSirianoface, all other Catwalk looks from NYCFashionWeek here.

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nana said...

i love the leather like mini heart shaped black dress. its stunning!!
great post :-)

Gia said...

Well is not only you, I wish I was there also:)
Such pretty pieces you've chosen!
Hope you're doing great.


Julie Leah said...

It's not just you, love! I wish wish WISH I was there too! I love that Christian Siriano one- shoulder dress at the top of the list!!

Honey Bee said...

I love this post!
That place is like heaven.

Dawn said...

ohh I love this! Every single piece is stunning!

Meg said...

i love that piggy bank!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm VERY impressed with Siriano's fashions! I would assume he'd be over the top, but everything looks like the everyday woman could wear it! Maybe you could save all those dimes you find in your room in your cute new little piggy bank and one day you can buy yourself some couture!

bananas. said...

Oh christian is my favorite...favorite PR winner and designer. He's so darn cute and sassy. I just want to put him in my pocket and carry him with me always.

Natasha Gregson said...

Christian is amazing, and i agree so much more refreshing to see Lauren and Kim on the runways :) Oh and agreed on the teleporting thing to :)

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

hahah the pig is CUTE!

Unknown said...

lauren conrad looks amazing in that pic xxxxxxx

Life Laugh Latte said...

The purple dress...really...does anyone need to add an extra large hip to their figure?! Sometimes I wonder. Never been to a fashion show...would be really fun. Holly:)

Grumpy old man said...

Some stunning outfits, but I have to agree with you, the faces of the models? look like faces at a funeral... could someone not make them smile while they are walking?

Thanks for your kind words on my last post, Love to hear from you.

Have a lovely day.

daisychain said...

Oh I do so wish I were in NY!

Kara said...

GAH his designs are to die for!!!!!!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

"I've suddenly lost the will to exist in my current life." I AGREE! haha. I would die to go to NYFW. My life would be complete.

Anonymous said...

one of these days i want to write "first" on your comments. haha but you have too many fans. go you. will you be my personal shopper? oh wait i have no money. mz

Nuheila said...

I agree with you what you said about models,i hate when they don t smile,i hate how hey style them for the most of shows(terrible) and i also hate how they don t really look like woman.They are absolutely too skinny,thinny...Oh sorry;)
I adore Lauren Conrad,she is pretty and she have nice style.


Cafe Fashionista said...

So what I love are the piggy banks - I have an obsession with them. And now I'm off to Target to buy a pink polka dotted one because I love pink. And polka dots. And pigs.

Ooh, DVF was my favorite at Fashion Week. Love. Her. End of story!! :)

Leah said...

Love the pig too. I have lots of them and now that you mentioned it, I will head over to Target to get me one of those cuties.

I love your description about the models... unhappy skulls. Hahaha! Definitely true.

Happy Wednesday! xoxo

Grumpy old man said...

Hi, thanks for leaving a thought on my last post, really appreciate it. You are correct, I am very much in love... haha...

Hope your day goes well.


Audrey Allure said...

such a cute piggy bank :) i also love christian's collection!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I feel you on the models thing. While some are defiately beautiful the majority look ugly to me :(


~kristie~ said...

yeah, you're not the only one who wishes you were there!

Iva Messy said...

omg those piggy banks are so cute!! LOL

Graham I. Haynes said...

The picture of Christian is hilarious.

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Holly Lefevre said...

I would possibly sell a child to go to fashion week! Christian is awesome...he was my fave on Project Runway and he is really talented.

Cute piggy bank!