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Music lovers all over the world gathered at the desert lands of Indio, California for the famous music event called Coachella this past Friday. With over 200,000 attendees and 90 different artists over a 3-day period, Coachella is one of the most popular music events of the year. Temperatures can rise up to 90 degrees, making the fashion at this event minimal but still stylish, nonetheless. Most choose to camp out overnight on the premises while some rent houses and get hotel rooms with friends in nearby areas. I actually spent the weekend in a neighboring city (Palm Springs) and got to witness some of the cool Coachella fashion.
Some of my favorite outfits included high waist denim cut-offs and other shorts, floor length skirts, printed summer dresses and jumpers. Popular tops were tanks, knitted sweaters, old rocker tees, and bandeaus all in various prints, lightweight fabrics, and muted desert colors. These outfits were occasionally paired with floppy hats, and fedoras and other various hat styles. Comfortable shoes such as sandals, booties, cowboy boots, and stylish flats were everywhere. (Stages can be over a mile apart) Accessories tended to be of the more natural look, made of wood, stones, and other vintage looking materials. Bathing suits are obviously a staple item here, along with a pair of oversized retro glasses.( see my previous article for popular sunglass styles). Large totes, satchels, and mini back-packs were the bags of choice. As day turned into night, these outfits mostly stayed the same, but with added jean jackets, shawls, and cardigans.
The overall feel of Coachella really reminds me of a modern day Woodstock, with tons of beautiful vintage pieces everywhere and lots of muted desert colors. It must be a unifying feeling, camping out and experiencing ones favorite musicians along with tons of thousands of other people. And from everyone that attends every year, I hear nothing but positive things and awesome stories that will be remembered for a lifetime. You can definitely count me in for next years desert adventure!
( photos from elle.com and refinery29.com)
Where better than at a fashion school to find some of the worlds future designers? The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles puts on a yearly spring fashion show that showcases some of the most creative and inspired pieces the school helped produce.This show attracts over 10,000 people in a period of 3 days and showcases the designs of students in FIDM’s Theater Costume Design and Fashion Design Advanced Programs along with work from the digital media, textile and Interior Design students.
This year the event took place on Friday March 18th at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. This beautiful 35,000 square foot location has played an important part in handfuls of major events here in southern California. The same show was shown each day, but different audiences were allowed on particular days. Day two ( Friday, March 18th, 2011) was the day that the current students (like myself) could come watch.
The event started up with the fabulous Nick Verreos, who is actually one of the Fashion Design teachers at FIDM ( I have seen him walking around the L.A. campus) walking the runway. For those who don’t know who that is, he is a former designer on Bravo’s Project Runway, a design show. He introduces a couple of his own dresses from his spring line and then the show actually begins. The first designer is a womens’ wear designer who was inspired by the beauty of sea sponges. He used a lightly color palette with some fun contrasting prints and overall has a very pretty feminine look and feel to his work. Ari Isoda was on the opposite end of the spectrum. Her pieces reflected her background in architecture and consisted of bold lines, prints, and colors. Next up was Pam Mbanga’s wild menswear collection which was said to be inspired by British tailoring and African textures and prints. Another menswear designer names Alexandra Paulus’ showed a few colorful and fun pieces inspired by the Edwardian Era. FIDM’s very first fashion collection for young boys was shown by Kamelia Stojanikova, you can see her inspiration from various 1930s looks. Very last but not least was Hualei Sun, A Chinese girl who used female characters in video games as her muse. Her dresses were beautifully crafted and had a soft, dreamy feel to it.
It is so refreshing to see all these hardworking fresh faces emerging into the industry and really gaining the attention and respect they deserve. Who knows, the next Alexander McQueen could be amongst the fashion students of this generation. It really satisfys my soul knowing that these students have a chance to strut their stuff at FIDM and am looking forward to seeing new designs in the years to come.
Creativity just oozes from this designers mind, with his outrageous headpieces, over-exaggerated silhouettes, and elegantly acute attention to detail. John Galliano has been dreaming up some of the most innovative and intricate designs this decade has seen for the House of Dior since 1997.
Being one of my favorite designers, I was shocked to hear that Christian Dior had fired Galliano from his position as head designer at Dior earlier this month. Even more shocking was the reasoning behind it. Word got out that Galliano had rudely made anti-semitic comments to a customer in a Paris bar, late last month. He was immediately suspended. Soon after, two actual videos of him praising Hitler emerged from Paris citizens. In a video from last December, he yelled “I love Hitler…People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers would all be fucking gassed.” to a group of Italian women.
John denies all allegations through his lawyer and did have fellow designer Patricia Field side with him saying “It’s theater… It’s farce. But people in fashion don’t recognize the farce in it. All of a sudden they don’t know him. But it’s OK when it’s Mel Brooks The Producers singing ‘Springtime for Hitler”
If he is found guilty, Galliano could face up to 6 months in jail or paying over $30,000 in fines. Understanding of past artists, it is typical that with such immense levels of creativity comes slight madness. Unfortunately for Galliano, he has to be held accountable for his actions just as everybody else would. As of right now, John is suspected to be at a rehabilitation facility and Christian Dior is on the prowl for a new head designer. Though he may have deserved to loose his position with Dior, it does not change the fact that Galliano still remains one of the top designers in the world, as well as one my favorites, and I hope that Dior’s new addition won’t be a disappointment.
The EvilStar Family welcomes Sasha Kiyoka as our newest member. Sasha is our new Fashion writer, its her job to keep us upto date with the latest trends. Check her Fashion Friday articles to keep yourself looking good and relavent.
How many of you scribbled “new job” on some bar napkin during the holidays? With the New Year rolling out, it’s (very) likely you’ve been contemplating a new job. The job market hasn’t gotten less competitive and, while we wouldn’t dare suggest that a better-looking wardrobe is the answer to that scribble, we do believe in the power of looking the part.
luckily for you, we also believe that style doesn’t cost all that much.
Case in point: We’ve seen countless men fall victim to the heuristic that designer label = style. Wrong. If you’ve coughed up the bank for a designer suit but it fits like it’s off-the-rack, you’ve failed. People’s impression of your style has more to do with how your wardrobe fits and flatters your body, how you combine things in unique, eye-pleasing ways and your overall taste level – that has little to do with the label sewn in on your blazer.
Step one involves identifying what industry you’re targeting. You may be stressed out by how much a new suit will run you, but if you’re looking at creative-type jobs, say, graphic design, a full-on suit isn’t required. Your better off crafting a “look” depending on the industry you’re in.
The iconic Ventura stands out as Hamilton’s both most aesthetically pleasing and popular watch. Featuring an imbalanced triangular case with some sleek aerodynamic touches, it defines fashion and avant guard; Elvis Presley himself wore this watch in his Blue Hawaii movie – one of the first true celebrities to bestow his attention upon Hamilton watches. More recent names include Bruce Willis, Russel Crowe, and Chris Rock.
The Ventura collection offers a surprising variety when it comes to sizes, materials, and movement. Timepieces come equipped with either automatic or quartz calibers (including quartz chronograph), in sizes ranging from 13 to 21 mm, and adorned with PVD or mother-of-pearl. Lizard and leather straps or flex steel bracelets support the cases: Hamilton introduced a rare two-tone strap to echo the dial&case design, and create a matching pattern.
Ventura ladies watches differ both in size and color: considerably smaller, they habitually inject the usually black palette with lighter (often silver or gold) tones, and sometimes modify it altogether. Mother-of-pearl substitutes the sombre – though expressive – black face, projecting a softer attitude and spirit. The protruding crowns play an important role in balancing the asymmetrical lugs and ensuring general design integrity.
Ladies and men’s Ventura watches resist water up to 50 meters and feature Hamilton standard mineral.
Donatella Versace’s new men’s collection for next spring takes us back to the late 1950s when the music scene was dominated by the likes of Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. She created a collection made up of single and double-breasted suits,pointy two-coloured shoes and fringed leather jackets.
Spring 2011 Fashion Week takes place from September 9-16 in New York City. We’re posting our Mercedes Benz Fashion Week schedule here so you can keep track of all the Fashion Week fun. Follow our Fashion Week schedule each day to see the shows, parties, and all the best events that New York Fashion Week has to offer. EvilStar is bringing you along for the ride!
Dior wristwatches impress me by luxury, creation and craftsmanship. Each time when I am fed up with the traditional styles, the famous brand always shocks me by its masterpieces. Among so many surprises, Dior Christal Diamond Wristwatch impressed me by its neutral beauty. It is not only a cool piece for women, but also a satisfying jewelry for men. Just one look and you are reluctant to move your sight from it.
From the classic gloomy blue to the passionate bright red, then to the cool and fashionable black, each one is leading the trend of neutral beauty. They are the perfect combination of romantic customization and Swiss professional watch-making craftsmanship, designed by the world famous masters
DeWitt watches have introduced their new Haute Joaillerie collection which is meant to marry form with substance in the form of high-end watchmaking and diamonds and rubies. The three watches are the Differentiel, Mysterieux Squelette and Force Constante each with a tourbillon. All the gem-set parts of the case and buckle of Haute Joaillerie Tourbillon watches includes stones set along the caseband, bezel, lugs, crown and buckle.
Crafted in steel and issued in a worldwide limited edition of 1,000, the Bentley Supersports special series carries a bezel adorned with an elegant raised and knurled motif evoking the characteristic design of Bentley controls. Beneath this ultra-sporty, powerful bodywork beats an exclusive Breitling for Bentley motor chronometer-certified by the COSC: a selfwinding chronograph movement with central 60-minute counter. The latter is an original system enabling extremely clear reading of the minutes being timed, exactly like conventional time read-off thanks to the dedicated red arrow-tipped hand. It is complemented by a 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and a central scale with hundredth of an hour or hundredth of a minute graduations. In addition to its traditional fixed tachometric scale, the dashboard-style dial features a “variable tachometer” with circular slide rule. This world-exclusive Breitling-made device – contrary to the usual tachometers that cannot extend beyond 60-second periods – serves to measure average speed whatever the time elapsed, the distance covered or the speed reached. The Bentley Supersports is fitted with a rubber strap or a Speed bracelet ensuring a perfect hold on the wrist. A superchronograph for a supercar.