It's 1221


getting the blog rolling again
10 October, 2009, 10:38 PM
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It has been a long while since I’ve last updated It’s 1221. I’ve caught up synching all my writing from URB, I’m settled back home, and I’m embarking on a new internship with WWD. To get to the point, it feels like an appropriate time to start writing again.

My first week at WWD was rather tame because we are not shooting right now and LA Fashion Week (month, really) is just beginning. The highlight for me was getting to do some research for inspiration pictures for shoots that we will be doing in the near future. I won’t know for a few more days if I will be heading to any of the collections, but it’s thrilling to be a part of a place I’ve been trying to work at for so long. Our office is very small, and it’s to my advantage because I get to see the entire process from start to finish—creating the idea, pitching, research, samples, shoots, and then the final product.  Again, it seems like the right time to be doing this for me.

I still have lots of projects to do for URB, and I’ll try to keep the blog organized and updated. Besides doing all this stuff, taking my class, and looking for a job… ah. I just saw Fool’s Gold at a private show at Hollywood Forever, and I got to talk with Nicki and Paul from IAMSound. Those are some of the coolest folks I’ve met in awhile; I was quite smitten. Yeah, I did that on my day off. For work. It’s fun and keeps me out of trouble! Plus, giving me inspiration for my own project. The Fool’s Gold show and interview is part of something I’m working on for URB, and I hope to get that all together soon.

Currently digging Telepathe, and I’ve been playing Dance Mother pretty much non-stop since Wednesday. Just got the newest Headlights album, Wildlife, and two albums for review–one from The Prairie Cartel and Globes on Remote.

Looking for new artists to do features on, and trying to plan out when I can conduct those interviews and make some freshness. I won’t say who I’m thinking about reaching out to, but two UK acts, one Mexican, one Puerto Rican, and one American.

I’m just catching up on the last collections that I wanted to check out. The Paris shows are so enchanting, and the majority of my favorite ones are located there.

I think the next post will be my picks from the spring/summer shows.



Stella Steals From His Closet Trimmed, Tucked, and Embellished Ensembles
9 March, 2009, 10:41 PM
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McCartney presented an excellent range of day and evening wear, vegan-friendly and sophisticated without being stuffy. Never one to loose touch with her musical roots and faithful clients, McCartney’s collection is all about a superb fit carried off with a heaping dose of nonchalance.

Rundown: faux leather thigh-high boots, sumptuous knit coats, elongated clutches, mid-calf booties, pulled-back pony tails, super skinny belts, tapered trousers, mens’ blazers sized for the ladies, high-waist skirts and babydoll dresses

All Photos: WWD.



Ann Demeulemeester: Edwardian-inspired dark poetic musings of the modern-day anti-hero rocker
9 March, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Uncompromising construction details: drapes and folds, asymmetrical hems, narrow pants, embroideries, shirring, high-gauge chunky and fringed knits

Deconstructive Styling: seemingly haphazard tuck/untuck for blouses into pants, unbuckled leather corset with straps hanging, jackets buttoned non-linearly, earthy headpieces

All Photos: WWD.



Balenciaga: Frenchie-French-French exuberant decadence nice, not spectacular
9 March, 2009, 12:17 PM
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Construction Details: It’s all about the coloration and construction a la YSL and Ungaro-esque draping, the new skirt shape gathered to the center or the side, the razor-sharp Balenciaga shoulder.

 Styling: Rather straightforward, the shoes are very clunky looking and an unexpected pairing with the light-as-air clothing. 

All Photos: WWD.



Gareth Pugh: Blacker, Darker, Sexier and Larger Than Life
9 March, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Construction: A-line silhouette, wide-leg or slim trousers, folds in jackets, chainmail

Styling: quirky hats, cat eyes

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All Photos: WWD.