Friday, December 6, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Royal Denim: Elle France


 




 






Royal Denim – The denim trend continues to get spotlighted in the October 25th issue of weekly magazine, Elle France. Model Giedre Dukauskaite poses for Bjarne Jonasson of Atelier Management in super sleek looks mixing jeans with everything from tartan to metallics fabrics to jacquards styled by Marie Lichtenberg. The dark-haired beauty wears fall designs from the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Armani Jeans and Chanel. / Hair by Erika Svedjevik, Makeup by Yacine Diallo

via Fashion Gone Rogue

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Beauty Files: She's Come Undone

Backstage at Tom Ford Spring 2014

The beauty trend for the spring 2014 runways is all about dressed-down beauty with an edge. More natural hues like peach and pink dominated many of the European Runways. Makeup artist Tom Pecheux described the muted color palate and bold lashes at Blumarine as a "naughty girl with manners." Take a cue from the runway and let your natural beauty shine. Famed make-up artist and fashion week fixture Pat McGrath described the season's makeup as "minimal individualism" that is "very much a 'this-is-who-I-am statement'."


Women's Wear Daily

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fille on Film: Veruschka

 

Model Verushcka landed eleven Vogue covers and has been shot by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Helmut Newton. When starting out as a model under her birth name Vera, she didn't land many modeling jobs. She decided to reinvent herself, changing her name to Veruschka and dressing all black when she went on go-sees. The exotic overhall worked, and Verushcka went on to have a very successful modeling career. The over 6 foot beauty also earned a great deal of attention for a short sexy scene in the 1966 cult film "Blow Up." 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Instagram Round-Up


Just a few of the Instagrams that have caught my eye recently.

Clockwise: Roger Vivier Silver shoes and bag (@RogerVivier), Caroline de Maigret (@carolinedemaigret), 90s Kate Moss via @deenathe1st, and backstage at Anthony Vacarello Spring 201 (@anthony_vacarello. Happy Weekend!

Trend Alert: Mad About Plaid


From grungey plaids on the Saint Laurent runway shopping tote plaids at the AW Celine show, everyone seems to mad about plaid this fall.


Trend Alert: Mad About Plaid

Starting from the Top: Coat: Zara. Left to Right: TopShop Tartan Skort, Saint Laurent plaid shirt, Zara Plaid Dress.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trendsetter: Stack em'!


Diana Vreeland said that belts should be worn like braclets: Stacked! Forget Arm Parties, it's all about mixing and stacking belts. I have taken to wearing at least 2 belts at a time. Here is Madonna in the 1980s sporting some current trends in the form of pearls and distressed denim along with 3 belts.

Art Corner: Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud - Girl in White Boots
Wayne Thiebaud - Supine Woman

Fashion and art often cross paths. Street-art was featured on the catwalk in Milan during the Prada Spring 2014 show. Prada commissioned six street artist whose art was featured on the walls of the shows venue and on the clothes themselves. Marc Jacobs regularly cites artist as inspiration for his fashion shows. Jacobs collaborated with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson for his eponymous fall 2013 show. Eliasson created a giant glowing orb for the show which covered both the guests and clothes on the runway in a sepia light. Think live Instagram filter. The orb was taken from Eliasson's installation titled "The Weather Project."

Wayne Thiebaud is an artist who is known for colorfully depicting commonplace objects. Thiebaud often chooses cakes and candy as his subjects as well as urban scenes. Thiebaud's colorful portrayal of his subjects brings a vibrant, kinetic energy to his paintings. 

These two paintings are probably a little less colorful than his usual paintings, but I like both looks. There is a tease of a bit of Thiebaud's flair for color in the glowing blue shadow around the Supine Woman's head. Painted in the 1960s, the looks are unsurprisingly 60s, with mod boots and a turtle neck.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fille On Film: Francios Hardy


Francios Hardy wearing Paco Rabanne

Francois Hardy is a French singer, actress, and style icon. Hardy became well-known during the 1960s. Hardy favored designer Paco Rabanne whose designs were characteristically outlandish and futuristic. Hardy Combined 1960s far-out futurism and a French-chic sensibility.Hardy's style is also a source of inspiration for former Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquiere. Check out more of Hardy's style after the jump.

Lust Worthy: Saint Laurent Paris Janis Metal Sandals

Saint Laurent Janis


Friday, October 18, 2013

Organic Fashion: Simon Doonan

Keep Fashion weird post
Jeremy Scott T-shirt


Welcome to Organic Fashion, a new Filles on Film feature that spotlights all fashion with no filler. Fast-fashion, a crowded fashion week calendar, and street-style chaos has some fashion lovers wishing for a return to a simpler time when fashion shows weren't mobbed by street style photogs and fashion houses weren't lumped together in such fashion behemoths as Kering and PPR. 

Organic Fashion features everything from slow fashion companies to the shouts and murmurs from fashion insiders.



Dear Fashion Industry,
Beware of privileging the privileged. Keep the door open to the self-invented superfreaks from the crap towns. This is the only way to keep fashion vital and creative. Thanks awfully.Love, 
SD

Simon Doonan, Creative ambassador of Barneys New York and best known for his wildly creative Barneys storefront windows, has come out with a collection of autobiographical essays. The book, Asylum:A Collage of Couture, Reminiscences...and Hysteria, covers the wacky encounters and adventures Doonan has experienced as in insider in the colorful fashion industry.

Last month, Slate featured an excerpt from Doonan's book. In the excerpt, Doonan tells the tale of how he made it out of a small, working-class town in England and start a successful career in fashion in New York City.

At the end of the excerpt, Doonan pens a short open letter to the fashion industry (above). For Doonan, fashion offered a refuge, a place where like-minded "freaks" could come together and work in a creative environment where their freakishness was not only accepted, but embraced. 

Now, the path to a fashion career often starts with an internship. An unpaid internship. The people who are most likely to apply for unpaid internships are those who are already supported financially. In other words, rich kids with rich parents. So where does that leave the the superfreak from a small town in New York City? Probably at a local coffee shop as a barista. 

Fashion is a business. But fashion is a business that relies on creativity. The superfreaks are the ones who keep fashion interesting and fun. Maybe that's why fashion has been a little boring lately. C'mon fashion industry, not all fashion newcomers should come with a trust fund. Take a chance and hire the smart,fat girl.




****Update:Conde Nast ends its internship program in response to lawsuits:Click here to read more about the end of the internship program on NYmag.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Allow Me To Intoduce Myself

 
Hello lovelies! I thought I would do a mini outfit post as a way of introducing myself since I tend to like to lurk behind the scenes.

-Whitney

I am wearing Zara track pants, Pucci Sandals, Deena & Ozzy Bag, Forever 21 accessories,and an ASOS fuzzy cardigan and belts.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Filles On Film on Pinterest

 Left to Right:Pucci Spring 2014, Jane Birkin in France, 1977, Balenciaga Fall 2002.
Just a few of my recent pins.

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Lust Worthy: Sportmax Mules Spring 2014


Mules are the next hottest thing in footwear. Well-heeled fashion editors and bloggers have already been spotted in mules from Alexander Wang and Phillip Lim. These pom-pom mules from Sportmax are definitely on my wishlist. If only I had the bank account to buy more than one color. I love black. Take a peak in my closet and you'll see black, black, and more black. I am however, curiously drawn to the coquettish powder-puff pink ones. Decisions, decisions. Ugh why is life so hard?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fashion Buzzword: Geometric

Fashion Buzzword: Geometric

Geometric is the buzzword for fall 2013. Geometric pieces popped up on dozens of Aw 2013 runways including Christopher Kane, Jil Stuart, Erdem, and Derek Lam ( just to name a few). Fashion savy girls can't seem to get enough of this graphic trend, making a big and bold geometric splash with such geo-crazy labels as Petter Pilitto and Clover Canyon


Center pic (minus the rectangle and triangle I added) via Grazia France, August 2013.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

#OOTD


Today I'm wearing my ICB inkblot silk blouse.

 **P.S. Fashion Week wrap up coming soon**

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fille on Film: Hanne Gaby Odiele


Hanne Gaby Odiele looking pretty great in trendy distressed denim and a Theyskens' Theory jacket. Distressed denim doesn't usually do it for me, but I like the way Hanne put this together. Photographed by Phil Oh.

Vogue.com

Friday, August 30, 2013

Summer's End

Pucci Sandals, Ozzy and Deena bag, H&M jacket.

Just a few things I've picked up this season.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Organic Fashion

       No filler needed: Organic Fashion 
Photo:Irving Penn


Welcome to Organic Fashion, a new Filles on Film feature that spotlights all fashion with no filler. Fast-fashion, a crowded fashion week calendar, and street-style chaos has some fashion lovers wishing for a return to a simpler time when fashion shows weren't mobbed by street style photogs and fashion houses weren't lumped together in such fashion behemoths as Kering and PPR. 

Organic Fashion will feature everything from slow fashion companies to the shouts and murmurs from fashion insiders.

This week, read Suzy Menkes latest column for T magazine in which she warns that the whirlwind pace of the fashion calendar can have and adverse effect on designers.

In other organic fashion news, Oscar de la Renta is forgoing megashow mania by opting for a more intimate setting for his SS 2014 show. Guests in attendance will be only those with a "legitimate professional purpose."   

Lust Worthy: Dannijo Cosima Necklace



Dannijo's Cosima necklace takes the current chunky chain trend and adds a little edge in the form of oxidized silver plated spikes. A prong-set Swarovski crystal centerpiece adds a touch of glam to this bold statement piece.  
Dannijo.com

Friday, August 9, 2013

Trend Alert: Eye Spy

Trend Alert: Eye Spy

Apparently, eyes are a thing now. For fall 2013, Kenzo showed evil eye coats, shoes, pants, and sweatshirts.

Clockwise from left: Yazbukey, ASOS,Kenzo Sweatshirt, Holly Dyment Evil Eye Ring,Barbara Briones eye loafers


Lust Worthy: Sophia Webster Riko Sandals


Formally a design assistant to Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster has struck out on her own, creating her own eponymous shoe label. The British designer debuted her first collection during the SS2013 season. Webster has a flare for attention grabbing footwear. Her designs often feature colorful patterns and geometric shapes.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Instagram: Miroslava Duma


I was at Zara last week when I side-eyed some jean skirts in different styles. "Are they ( the fashion gods) trying to push jean skirts on us now?". When I think of jean skirts, I think of the awkwardly fitting ones I wore in middle and high school. Not my best fashion moment. So you can understand why I have a slight aversion to the jean skirt. But, this shot of Miroslova Duma, founder of the Russian fashion blog Buro 24/7, has me rethinking my anti jean skirt stance. Mira looks super cute in her button down jean skirt and striped shirt paired with a Chanel bag circa the early 1990s.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

2013 CFDA Awards: Menswear Designer of the Year


So I'm a leeeeettle late with this one, but I'd thought I would post this delightful mash-up between CFDA menswear designer of the year nominees and Daft Punk. This year's nominees included Thom Browne, Michael Bastian, and Duckie Brown designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver. Thom Browne was named the 2013 menswear designer of the year during the June 3 ceremony held at Lincoln Center. I am for everything Thom Browne. The fashion world needs more Thom Brownes. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Trend Alert: Team Spirit

Photo via Vanessa Jackman (*Note* not a Les Plus Dores shirt, but stylin just the same)

Fashion has team spirit yes they do! Fashion has team spirit, how about you?! New York Based fashion label Les Plus Dores have created jerseys for the fashion dream team. The shirts have the names of today's biggest designers including Philo( Celine), Tisci (Givenchy), Margiela (Maison Matin Margiela) and more. With such an all-star packed team, how can you lose?

Join the team at:Les Plus Dores