September 21, 2011

Cinemagraphs: Moving Pictures

Ever since I found Jamie Beck's tumblr, I've been enamored with these cinematic animated gifs. Like a scene from a movie, these images bring to life one small movement in a frozen space of time. If you're just as addicted to these as I am, you can see more of them on her tumblr From Me To You

Move over Scott Schuman, Jamie Beck is reinventing fashion photography.

Found through M O O R E A S E A L. 

September 17, 2011

Collection Update: Meet Judy

For the past few months, I've been laboriously working away at my new collection. I'm excited to be adding a few pieces of clothing to compliment the Love at First Blush accessory line.

Ever since I inked down these designs, I've been tweaking and editing every look. They've changed somewhat from the initial ideas to when I've draped each pattern on the Judy form. The fun part now is scouting a Montreal Fashion photographer to capture the vision that's been floating in my head.

My studio space and my best friend for the past few months, Judy.

September 15, 2011

Neon Tribal

I wish I was in New York right now, but I've been following New York fashion week online. NYFW was covered in neon brights, with each designer courting a different shade of florescent yellow and orange. We'll be seeing neon again in spring 2012, from allover head-to-toe highlighter hues or as a small detail trim.

I like neon, but only in small doses. See how the designers work it out below.

 Cedric Rivrain
 BCBG / Cushnie et Ochs (via
BCBG / Vera Wang (via

I think I just had an "Amateur Couture" moment.

September 7, 2011

Not Nearly Naked: Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit Part 2

It's possible that Jean Paul Gaultier may have been the first inventor of the "Innerwear as Outerwear" trend. His interpretation is cheeky and quite literal with beaded faux nipples and embellished private bits. Yes you heard me! (see last photo).  He must have asked himself "Why go naked when you can dress like you're naked?"

Another outfit looked like it came straight from the Body Worlds exhibit, or perhaps, was the inspiration to Lady Gaga's meat dress. Made from red fringe, lacing and screen-printed panty hose, the garment is an embodiment of the muscular human form.

I also enjoyed the numerous illustrations for Madonna's Blond Ambition Tour and costumes for the Fifth Element, which I should have taken more photos of. The exhibit left me wanting to buy a souvenir, but I couldn't justify $150 for a teddy bear in a striped shirt.

And in case you've missed it, click here for Part 1 of Jean Paul Gaultier's exhibit.

The Madonna Cone bra and illustrations
Jewel encrusted and lace covered spine outfits
The origins of the Cage Dress
Corset made from film negatives
 Wear your birthday suit on the street! (Right dress worn by Naomi Campbell)

September 3, 2011

Jumping at the Bit: Leather Harnesses

As of late, I can't stop infatuating over bondage elements such as leather harnesses and spiky hardware. This is probably from looking at the corsets, leather straps and cone bras at the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, or maybe the trend is finally getting to me now.

Harnesses made in different shades of pastel are more my style, like the floral embellished bras in ID magazine's spring 2011 editorial. They're feminine and less S&M. Do you love it or hate it?

(Side note: The second part of the JPG exhibit will be up soon. There's less time to blog now as I've been getting my new collection together. Stay tuned!)

source: ID magazine "The Exhibitionist" issue


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