Friday, January 30, 2009

Alexander Wang//Pre-Fall

A Runway Past//Jil Sander

It's Friday readers and I've decided to create a weekly post that will feature a look back on my favorite past shows. This week we will be looking back upon The Jil Sander Fall 2007 show.

Thanks Camille for popping this show back into my head!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Trend Alert//Studs

Trend//Alert: Studs
As studs shocked some on the Spring runways, they have quickly developed into a necessary trend for this coming Spring. We've paired the "grungy" Balmain Leather Waistcoat with classic pieces from Prada and Halston.

Studded Leather Waistcoat: Balmain, $6,495.00,
Peep toe Ankle Boots: Halston, $2,325.00,
Draped Silk Dress: Halston, $1606.50,
Black Opaque Tights: J.Crew, $15.00, J.Crew.
Handbag: Prada, $1,199.99,

Saturday, January 24, 2009


[source: by the Sartorialist]


My mother was right: When you've got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.-Jane Birkin

Listening to Rich Girls by The Virgins

Friday, January 23, 2009

What do you get when you...

What do you get when...
... cross Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd and Comic Book Whimsy? Well, that'd be the Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Men's Collection. The collection is plenty full of dark wanderings and whimsical silhouettes which certainly made me, the preppy suburbanite, wander into the world of McQueen. Even, the models were darkened up and shooting show-viewers evil scowels. I may just through in the "cape" for this one readers.

Currently listening to Raquel by Neon Neon

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trend Alert//Jumpsuits

Trend Alert//Jumpsuits
We all know that The Jumpsuit was a previous trend but, the Jumpsuit isn't necessarily the trend here. The trend is translating the fall Jumpsuit into your spring wardrobe. We have paired the beautiful CHANEL jumpsuit with a colorful Rodarte Jacket to supply some color, which is an essential to any Spring outfit. We've also paired enamel and patent to add some shine to the look.

, CHANEL, $4,800, call 800-555-0005.
Jacket, Rodarte, $1,975.00, Presse Boutique.
Bangle, Banana Republic, $34.00, Banana Republic.
Clutch Bag, Alexander McQueen, £635.00, Alexander McQueen.
Sandals, Jimmy Choo, $950.00, Net-A-Porter.

Listening to Don't Stop: With Smoking by The Brazilian Girls

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hail the//Queen!

Finally, the McQ Alexander McQueen for Target collection has been revealed! Although, most is not practical, they still are incredible pieces at very low prices.

I don't think this look would look well on anyone larger than a size 4, but it is beautiful and very inexpensive.

Personally, I really like the two items together (the trench and the swimsuit) but, it really isn't practical.

Although, the most expensive item in the collection, that studded Leather vest is a fantastic find at $129.99.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The "Sale of the Century"

Apparently, Yves's fine tastes didn't stop at the Le Smoking, Christie's, the famed British auctioneer has recently announced the upcoming auction of Yves Saint Laurent's and Pierre BergĂ©'s art collection. The "Les Coucous, Tapis Bleu et Rose," painted by Henri Matisse in 1911, is just one of the featured art works that Christie's will be auctioning, it is estimated to sell between €15 million and €20 million. The total Lot value is estimated anywhere from €200 million to €300 million, Christie's has declared this auction as "the sale of the century". The auction will take place in Paris and start on the 23rd of February.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

One Tip-Top Trip

Yes Readers, it's almost time to break out your tennis whites, but first, a little list to make your trip a splash. Unfortunately, The Weekly Interview column will be delayed this week due to my midterms. Anyways, have a Tip Top Trip.

These Ray Ban wayfarers,$109,Bloomingdales,,
are the best way to stay classic on the beach.

This NSF Jeff linen poncho,$50,Barneys New York,,
is a must for those chilly coastal breezes.
These Bottega Veneta Sandals,$799.78,Browns Fashion,
serve as the perfect heel.

Fun readings are a must in the smoldering sand.
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell,$25.95,Barnes and Nobles
This Nina Ricci Petal Print Rain Coat,$2,990,,
will keep you dry from April rains.

This Azzaro Floristique swimsuit,$1,050,,
will put you in tip-top shape for the beach.

This Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk,$11,500,The Trunk Shop,
is the perfect addition to any exquisite luggage set.

The Michael Kors Tie-Dye Cashmere Tunic,$1,095,
is the perfect cover-up.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Weekly Interview Column

As Fashion Tribes alike roam the streets of New York everyday, Kristin Prim chooses not to follow trends but to create them. I've chosen the 14 year old editor of PRIM because she isn't afraid to break the rules, the rules of Fashion that is.

Q: Who is your Favorite Designer?

A: It's honestly a tie between Balenciaga and Alexander Wang. But there are about 40 2-way ties after them!

Q: What are you currently reading?
A: ELLE. As a matter of fact, I put it down just as I got this email.

Q: How did you get into journalism?
A: I ran a blog, live.speak.breathe,fashion, for about a year and honestly just got bored of it. I figured a magazine would be the way to go and I just went with it!

Q: What is your Favorite fashion Publication,minus PRIM?
A: Definitely ELLE.

Q: What is your favorite local hot spot?
A: I love Beacon's Closet for great buys!

Q: What is your favorite item that you've ever purchased?
A: Probably my Alexander McQueen belt that I just purchased last week. It is absolutely gorgeous.

Q: Do you follow any style icons,if so who?
A: Not really. I like to think of my style as a melting pot of everything I see. However, I won't trick you into thinking I don't follow anyone. I really enjoy the style of Mary-Kate Olsen and Karl Lagerfeld.

Q: What is your Favorite Runway show of all time?
A: Probably Alexander McQueen's S/S 2005 runway. The chess idea was absolutely brilliant. My second favorite show was Love Brigade's Ex-Oh Viva la Future presentation. I was lucky enough to be there and it was amazing.

Q: Who would you say influenced/influences you the most in life?
A: Art. Fashion is art, music is art, rugs are art, doors are art. It is the single most important thing one can discover in their life simply because you face it every second of your life.

Q: What is your motto?
A: It may be cliché but, "Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway."

Q: Mary Kate or Ashley?
A: This is a very hard question. Mary-Kate fits my personal style, but I can equally respect Ashley's. They have two very different standpoints on style and not one is "better" than the other. However, I do personally enjoy Mary-Kate's style more, obviously.

Q: Who are your favorite musical-artists?
A: I love Amy Winehouse, Crystal Castles, MGMT, 2pac, Lily Allen, Miss Kittin, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, and The Black Ghosts. However, there has to be at least 50 more.

Q: Who is your favorite artist/painter?
A: I love Basquiat. He was a genius.

Q: Louboutin or Choo?
A: Ouch. Why so hard? I'll have to go with Louboutin, but I cringe at the thought of even choosing.

Q: Balenciaga or Balmain?
A: Balenciaga, hands down.

Q: Lagerfeld or Valentino?
A: God a.k.a. Lagerfeld.

Q: What are your three cant live without essentials?
A: My Mac, ipod, and camera.

Just in Readers, looks like the Fashion Tribes aren't the only New York Fashionistas.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Runway's Vlog-Site!

I and others in The Runway Room team have decided to expand our network, we've created a You Tube channel where I and other teammates will share inside information and other fun stuff about the Fashion Industry! We hope to get our first video up soon. Please Subscribe!