Floral Monday

Mondays have the stigma as the downfall of the new week. We turn up on weekends but turn down on Monday.. Personally, I’m trying look at it from a different point of view (may be temporary).Having our new edition (child) slowly approaching, I think to it’s best to be optimistic more frequently. A great way for me to express in stylish manner is with my outfit: 👕 – #balenciaga : 👖 – #oldnavy : 👟 – #maisonmartinmargiela : 👓 – #johnvarvatos .. The floral t shirt was a great way to reflect my optimistic spirit towards a bright week!


Coming out in that new wang looking like Liu Kang

1389894661667_alexander-wang-fall-winter-2014-10The upcoming fall 2014 collection for Alexander Wang appears to be very promising. Since 2008, it has not been a dull moment for the designer. Being best friends with ASAP Rocky, giving free garments in NYC, being creative director for Balenciaga, being referenced on the Yeezus album is just a few of his accolades lately. In addition, I believe this collection truly demonstrates why he’s always in popular demand. He keeps it real and dark. However, the collection decided to flirt with colors of dusty tan or reddish-brown. It also appears leather is not going to be taking a backseat in the trend department anytime soon. Overall, I love how he uses basic garments (i.e. sweatshirts and sweatpants) and create in the most luxurious way which is simply irresistible.

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Marc Jacob’s Exodus from Louis Vuitton

FILE - Marc Jacobs to Leave Louis VuittonAfter 16 years creative directing with the prestigious fashion house, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs took his final bow at Paris Fashion Week. The American designer will be focusing on his namesake label. There has been speculating based on a potential departure, but it has became a reality. Throughout his tenure with the label, Jacobs created their first garment collection along with transforming Louis Vuitton from a dusty leather goods brand to one of the most virtuous labels in the world. His directional designs and collaborations with artists like Takashi Murakami, Pharrell WIlliams, Kanye West, Steven Sprouse, and Yayoi Kusama helped with their popularity to new heights!

I am not sure if it has anything to do with the market shift and 6% decline in sales or what. Bittersweet emotions would rise to those who had admire the collections throughout the years. This is like the same feeling we all had with Nicholas Ghesquiere left Balenciaga. It not easy seeing a major component from a label to depart. However, I strongly believe this is also a liberating moment for him. At the current moment, there is not confirmation on whose will replace the throne to the Parisian fashion house. One thing for certain is no one can deny the legacy he has built with the company.

Fashion Alert: Nicolas Ghesquiére leaving Balenciaga

Nicolas Ghesquiere leaving the Balenciaga brand was something I was not expecting. To be honest, I am traumatized. Every since 1997, he has taken the brand back to relevancy with his crazy work ethic and extreme lovely designs and fabric, at the age of 23 (not bad for a self-made designer).

I am not sure if I am the only person feeling like this, but I am kinda tired of hearing about this musical chairs shifting one designer to the next fashion house. There has been rumor the departure has been based off of creative differences with Balenciaga’s owner, PPR. I have not been totally amazed about the menswear throughout the past few collections, but the womenswear ready-to-wear collection has always been consistent.  Ghesquiere’s departure from the company will be by the end of the month. Anyone who is taken his place has some big heels shoes to fill in.

“Iron Will”

Balenciaga – Bomber Jacket

When I wish the dollars was rolling in 😦 ….. Featuring one of the Dopest Jackets I have ever seen is from the Spanish fashion house, Balenciaga. The material from this jacket is “To Die For”!!! This is a great example of taking a classical staple providing a modern twist. As you can see, the detailing and fabric is immaculate! The aqua colors gives a refreshing look and totally a statement piece. Although this Jacket is over $1,200, I would have actually saved up some bread on the side to get this jacket!

Laura Kampman – Vogue Italia February 2012

Vogue Italia featuring the face of Balenciaga, Laura Kampman is totally chic! One of this things which drawn me to this cover was the artistic vibe! Naturally I always see the same ass poses within the exception of a few modifications. However, this image, which is shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer,  really gave a surrealism element behind it! Easily one of my favorite covers of the year so far.