RePost: Fashion Photog

Today while bumming around the internets, I discovered the site for fashion photog Rinze van Brug. Rinze has an interesting spectrum of work highly inspired by music. According to his bio, "with new music constantly hitting the scene Rinze utilizes the fusion of music, life and art in his photography". Some of my favorite photographs are posted below.

Go to his site and check out some more of his work, or check out
Dutch House of Photography.

xx, Q.

[Image Credit:
Rinze van Brug]

(PS Look for other RePosts throughout the blog. I added the earlier posts into their original post dates!)

My New Fashion Inspiration

Filling the live tv spot on MTV once TRL left the scene, It's On With Alexa Chung incorporates a talk show setting with social networking interactions. Not only is the show fun and allows viewers to feel present at the show with their posts to Facebook and Twitter being broadcast, but Alexa Chung is absolutely fabulous. She's so witty, has the best accent, super skinny, and, my favorite, INCREDIBLY fashionable. I know M. has posted some on her already, which I will link you to here and here, but I felt the need to express my love as well.

I am incredibly jealous of M. and C. being able to go to the show and sit first row in the audience. Lucky girls. I sat at home and watched while the camera zoomed right into their faces. Here's a picture I took of them (below). I have sent my audience attendee request to MTV, but have yet to hear anything... my fingers are crossed.

Back to Alexa and her amazing style. I've found that my own style has developed into a more cool and casual, laid-back look, rather than the prim and proper, always put together. Alexa has become my icon for this developed look. She tends to wear the styles I prefer, and wears them well! A recent WWWD "What Would She Wear" email was sent to me with an interesting selection of Alexa-inspired choices in clothing, accessories, and makeup.
The article stated, "...the main reason we TiVo the show is to get a glimpse of her enviable wardrobe (her on-air outfits are also detailed via MTV.com!)", which is EXACTLY what I do. My DVR is set to record the series and every time I press play, I cannot wait to see what brilliant outfit she will be wearing. Props to MTV for creating a blog that dissects each outfit she wears on the show. Not only does Tamar Anitai write where each garment is from, but she also gives great suggestions as how to recreate the outfit with some other garment options. Check out the "Buzzworthy Blog" here.

Below I've posted some of my favorite outfits she's worn on-air.

I intend on recreating this outfit below sometime in the near future.

Alexa...ily. I wish I could borrow your clothes/wardrobe from the show.

PS Extra points: She's a big Chanel fan.

[Image Credit: MTV Buzzworthy Blog]


"You've Got A Very Important Date":

MARCH 5th, 2010

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! I cannot wait for this to come out.

Burton released a sneak-peak of Alice in Wonderland at Comic-Con International. I love the costume idea for Alice's dress. The off the shoulder, halter dress brings forth the Lolita essence of Alice. Instead of the childlike image of Disney's animation, Burton's real life Alice appears to have grown up a bit. I hope within the film he presents her alluring, yet still naive side.

Colleen Atwood came up with some amazing costume designs for the characters. She truly captured the whimsical air of Lewis Carroll's fantasy, but added that dark, ever-so-creepy underlying tone, which is a constant in Tim Burton's work.

What a delightful un-birthday present! Thank you Tim Burton :) I could not have asked for a better director to bring the story to life. Hopefully there will be a 3D viewing option in Paris.

Will you won't you, will you won't you, won't you join the dance?


Get Excited Marissa

Hello. Please forgive my much too long absence.

Reading some NYLON online and they reminded me that Fashion Week is coming up soonish! Yay. London Fashion Week's schedule has been posted. Shows begin 10 am Friday, September 18 and last until the 23rd (when I leave for Paris!) NYC hasn't said too much on their FW schedule yet.

Some designers in the lineup are: Luella, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Matthew Williamson, and Burberry (who has returned from Milan). Though it would be amazzzing if I could be in Paris so I could just hop the channel to London to see some shows, that is obviously not a possibility. BUT! I can still keep up with LFW TV. And maybe I could possibly hit up NY shows while I'm still here. That would be pretty great.

This is not a lot, I know. I need to probably start posting everyday. I'm really going to try... I am just bumming around this summer.


RePost: D.I.Yes!

So C. and I explored Princeton today for our soon to come Fashion Profile of town. On our expedition, after ogling the cute Ugly Dolls and precious handmade-type stuffed animals at Jazams, we decided we must start some DIY in our lives. I remember coming across a few blogs with DIY projects in the past. I searched through my millions of bookmarks to find some must-try items.

I remember about 3 years ago a friend in my fashion class had a tshirt on with an intricate spine print on the back. It was so unique and has stuck in my mind since. On Pixie's Bubble, a great blog for fun DIY alternatives to runway wear, I came across her spine cutout Hane's tee. This is number one on my list to try, though I imagine it'll take a bit of practice to make the design look as good as hers!
Next, I recently received an email from my dad with a DIY video by Threadbanger. "How-to Make a Rockabilly Summer Outfit" shows how to make an adorable 50's styled swimsuit out of a men's collared shirt. (Also, the Grease inspired plot of the video hit close to home since I was Sandy in my HS musical of Grease!) This swimsuit is another definite DIY to try, but will require a bit more skill than perfecting cutting a shirt.

For my last DIY item, I discovered embellished tights that will be oh so exciting once the weather cools down. Now, this project would probably be the most time consuming and concentration/precision based, but Cocorosa gives step by step instructions to make the flirty, unique tights. I want to try making a stunner pair of party tights for winter break. Maybe a black sheer tight with sequins here and there, sort of like a chameleon. We'll see if I have the time in Paris to start creating :)

Well everyone, I'd say it's about time to get crafty and start creating your own DIY amazingness. Until next time... xo.

PS I promise to be posting more now.

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