Sunday, October 28, 2007

Isaac Mizrahi Does More Than Just Target.

So I'm out of the loop. Isaac Mizrahi does more than just Target! Ok, maybe I knew that, but it just never clicked. Yes, his Target line offers his style and design at affordable prices that I have grown accustomed to, but he really does have amazing "regular" things!

Take a look at this little diddy from his Fall '07 collection. Love. It. It looks almost springish to me, but I'm willing to look past that. The flowers add such a neat addition to what would be just a regular old' diamond white silky taffeta (looks to me) dress. The bottom right flower looks realistic and as you go up and to the left the flowers become more graphic and animated. The coloring even looks like colored pencils.

My only BIG peeve about this dress is the funky looking fur under-lining thing. It does nothing for the dress. But I guess Isaac had a thing for fur this time around, seeing as most of his other pieces had random fur trims or additions.

With out fur, 10, with, eh 7?

What I love about Isaac's stuff is that you can totally rock it somewhere. It's wearable. It's not crazy, tree branches and birds nest hair. It's classic and not as trendy as his Target line. I can't wait to see what he has for further lines.


Anna Sui 90's designer

In 1992, Anna Sui opened her boutique on Greene Street in New York. The store reflects her personal taste using antique furniture and mannequins with purple walls and red carpets. There's a cartoon version of her store on her website. Check it out.

Her spring 2008 collection features a lot of black, white, and grey clothing paired with bright colors and funky florals. Also really punk, funky hairstyles and colors.

I love the black Fedora hat on the image on the left paired with a white pin strip suit and yellow blouse underneath. The whole thing is very eye catching and unique I think.

This design above is a very girlie twist on punk that I really like. I love the different shades of pink matched with black. I think the shorts could be longer though.

The design on the left also pairs a pretty yellow floral with blacks and greys. The small puff to the sleeve has been a popular trend lately. I keep seeing designers slowly trying to push the high waisted pants or skirts that were seen in the 70's but I don't think that will be a trend that will catch on again. Even as a little kid I wanted to wear stuff on my hips where it was more comfortable, not above my belly button! I also think it's interesting how she pairs cute funky looking socks or ankle length hose with strappy high heels.

This design on the left I love! It's such a cute little dress, I would seriously wear this for the summer.

Above, this dress has a shiny almost plastic look to it in cool floral print. I love the little cap sleeves and sweetheart neckline. Anna also has a lot of accessories with her designs for spring 2008. A lot of belts, scarves, bracelets, and hand bags.

I think this dress is really cute and paired with the little aqua shrug. I believe this is an all over heart print. I like it because my favorite colors are black and aqua.

Anna had a lot of black or metallic silver gowns for evening. I really loved this one with all the deconstructed ruffles at the bottom and deep v neckline.

By: Angel Lasinski

Issey Miyake

This is a 1989 Brown Wool Knit piece by Issey Miyake. Issey is known for PLEATS PLEASE, a method that combines “technology, functionality and beauty.” Miyake “refers to his designs not as clothing, or ready-to-wear ensembles, but rather art pieces” (Issey).

Issey Miyake. Sara Templeton. 1995-2007. 19 Oct. 2007 .


Manolo Blahnik sells aproximately 60,000 to 70,000 pairs of shoes a year. For a high price and with only two boutiques, he is selling his shoes like crazy. This is one of Manolo's designs of the 1990's.
This shoe is named Elizabeth. Blahnik first designed this shoe in 1994 and then repeated it in 1999. He does all his illustrating himself.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Jeremy Scott 2001


LeRoy's Wedgie Pic for Fall 2007

Charles by Charles David
Foxtrot Wedge Boot

LeRoy's Bootie Pic for Fall 2007

Mark by Mark Jacobs
Ankle Tie Bootie


Film Notes: Filming in the 'Burgh
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The final casting call to be a volunteer extra in "Adventureland," directed by "Superbad" director Greg Mottola and starring Ryan Reynolds and Kristen Stewart, is 4 to 7 p.m. today at the front gates of Kennywood Park.

Interested parties must be 18 or older and bring a recent photograph of themselves, or one may be taken at the call. The film is set in 1987, so participants should dress accordingly (and perhaps stick around for Phantom Fright Night).

Volunteer extras are unpaid, but food is provided and they will receive an "Adventureland" T-shirt. More information, including a downloadable Casting Form, is available at

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Heart Shepard Fairey!


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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

T-Shirt Workshop Thursday!

Lucky LeRoy's T Shirt Workshop
Room 431
Thursday 10/25

This workshop will focus on the medium of fabric collage within contemporary art and fashion history. Vintage T-shirts, T-shirt Quilts and innovative use of fabric will be discussed. Students will learn ways to recycle the excessive detritus of the modern world and create an attractive T-shirt or altered readymade.

Bring Your Own T-Shirt

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I Heart Vera!

Progressive Fashion On Ice!

Progressive Fashion On Ice!
See Current Designers
John Bartlett
and Sue Stemp

Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City NJ
Sat Nov 17 8pm

Ebony Fashion Fair!

Ebony Fashion Fair



Ebony Fashion Fair

Byham Theater
Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 7:30 PM
101 Sixth Street
Pittsburgh PA 15222

Current Designers Students Dont miss this oppertunity!


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Check Out T Magazine

Hussein Chalayan in The Witches of Bushwick is exquisite!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Good luck everyone! Looking forward to reading the blog and learning about all the designers. My new favorites are Narcisco Rodriguez and Chloe. -Gretchen


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