Stefano Pilati of YSL

I was flipping through Vogue Paris Collections (Spring/Summer 2012) and came across the picture of Stefano Pilati. There is one fascinating fact about this man that I failed to realize; he has tattoos. Stefano himself sports a sleeve and a few other stray tattoos if I’m not mistaken. It’s interesting and refreshing to see designers for some of the most influential fashion houses with ink on them. Although there is still a slight stigma with tattoos in the fashion industry, I am ecstatic to see that is slowly going away. Honestly though, if it were to go away, it would make sense to so in fashion (or music, of course). Well done tattoos are art that is worn on the skin, a story for one to tell without having to utter a single word. Fashion is all about expressing oneself through the clothes on their back, so it makes sense that the industry is accepting of those that lay out their story on their skin. Marc Jacobs is covered in tattoos and is one of the most influential designers of the industry, along with Pilati, and if these two men can rock the industry with tattoos, who’s to say everyone else can’t?

 

 

New York Fashion week

 

 

Bonjour my darlings! I apologize for not updating at all this week, it is utterly unacceptable. Anyway, there is so much to talk about and so little time to talk about it! First of all, I haven’t even had time to look through the NY collections or the vogue that I got on Friday. That in itself is a sin. It’s not really, but I’m sure it is somewhere in the fashion world. Anyway, let’s see what there is to talk about. On Saturday I volunteered at a food bank which made me feel quite happy. Today I went shopping and bought a few AMAZING jackets (a fake Chanel jacket, and a lace and leather blazer), a pair of seamed leggings, a ruffled high waisted skirt, and a pair of flats.


Jacket : H&M



I realize it’s missing a button : I will sew a new one on


 




The lace


 

Sorry for the terrible pictures! I know they’re horrid but I promise there will be better ones soon!

 

Okay…the New York collections. The ones I have seen have been extremely different from the ones last fall. I feel as if the recession has affected these collections more so then those last year. Masculine dressing seems to be more widely accepted according to Marc Jacobs(Marc by Marc Jacobs ) , also according to Jacobs, it seems as if high fashion isn’t necessarily the complicated layering and details like it was last year. This year, layers and long cardigans, knits and graphic prints are all you need to look perfectly avant garde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Alice + Olivia is probably one of the most inspiring and awe striking collections that I’ve seen (or actually looked through).Besides being perfectly Alice in Wonderland like it’s very lady like …but with a twist. The clothing itself isn’t necessarily the newest or most innovative, but that’s not what makes the collection stand out. In fact the opposite is what makes the collection so unique. The ability of the designer to make this collection a breath of fresh air…that takes talent.

 

 

 

 

Say safe, happy and healthy!

Xoxo

Gabriela