March 31, 2009

Call of the Wild

Fur has been a HUGE trend on the fall 09 runways across the world but, it took a little trip to the Natural History Museum to put things in perspective.....

                                                   Chris Benz - Fall 09

                                               The Leopard Vitrine 

                                                   Prada - Fall 09

                                               The Brown Bear Vitrine

                                                   Derek Lam - Fall 09

                                               The Polar Bear Vitrine

                                                   Isabel Marant - Fall 09

                                  The Coyote Vitrine

                                                   Bahnaz Sarafpour - Fall 09

                                  The Bison Vitrine

March 30, 2009

Velvet Haze

Subtle muted colors, drapy velvet accented with vintage chandelier crystals lead to the group of images below. We love the contrast of silky velvet with the matte "raw" fabric.. embroidery done with natural stones, smokey quartz and amethyst provides a slight glimmer and dull shine...

                                                   Bottega Veneta - Fall 09

                                  Beads by Beads of Paradise 

                                         Anna Piaggi by Karl Lagerfeld 1976

                                           A display at ABC Home and Carpet

                                                   Bottega Veneta - Fall 09

                                    Cy Twombly - Tree-peony 1980

March 27, 2009

Silver Lining

Gold has been making a come back for quite a while now however, with a more subdued and somber attitude coming out of Europe, we think silver will shine again. Both matte and shine offer glimmers of promise......

                                  Andy Warhol - Silver Clouds 1966

                                 Sugimoto - Satellite City Towers 2002

                                                 Jeff Koons - Rabbit 1986

                                                   Paco Rabanne - 1964

                                         POP Magazine #5 - Winter 02/03

                     Mary Kate Olsen in Interview Magazine - March 09

March 26, 2009

Oh Goddess

Bottega set the stage for spring... light as air fabrics, shades of white, ethereal dresses with just a pop of red. Trendboard loves the layers of fabric.... movement is key.

                                                   Bottega Veneta - Fall 09

                                   Robert Ryman - Untitled 1959

                  Photo - Hoyningen-Heune - Dresses: Vionnet 1936

                               Etienne-Maurice Falconet - Winter 1771

                                                   Illustrations - Zack Carr

March 25, 2009

Gold Mine

Hints of yellows and gold have been appearing on the runways and around the city for a while. We think grounding them in grays and black with a little shot of blue and a dusty pink is a fresh perspective on this classic for spring...

                                        Derry Moore  - Rooms

                                                  Balenciaga - Fall 09

                                               Olafur Eliasson - Thoka 1995

                                          David Bailey - Italian Vogue 1979

                                         Willem De Kooning - Untitled 1961

                                               Albert Watson - Bonnie Hulse 1972

March 24, 2009

What goes around comes around

While Prada was exploring the 50's .... Lanvin was taking notes from the 40's. True, the days of designers all following a single trend or certain decade are gone... but it does appear that Dior is a big influence in many key collections this season, whether from the 40's or 50's.....

                                                   Lanvin - Fall 09

                Renee Gruau - Cover of International Textiles 1946

                                                Irving Penn - 1949

                                                   Lanvin - Fall 09

                                                Dior - Fall 1949

March 23, 2009

Faking out

I have always loved art that makes fun of an industry that takes itself SOOOO seriously. This post was originally about one of my favorite artists Tom Sachs ( ) the other artists just seem to fall into place... i think Andy Warhol would approve...

                                                Tom Sachs - Prada Toilet 1997

                               a t-shirt by 5preview ( )

                                   Tom Sachs - Chanel Chain Saw 1996

Massimo Gammacurta - Sweet Fashion, Lick Your Way To Success

                                   Meryl Smith - Excessory Baggage 2008

                                   Tom Sachs - Chanel Valuemeal 1999

Zinwoo Park - Real Louis Vuitton Speedy bags labeled as " FAKE "

Massimo Gammacurta - Sweet Fashion, Lick Your Way To Success

                                 Tom Sachs - Hermes Gift Meal 1998

March 21, 2009

Seeing Red

In celebration of the recent release of " Valentino the last emperor " I want to share some images of the Rizzoli 2000 book - Valentino's Red Book. 40 photographers shot exclusively red clothes from 1960 to 2000 collections. 

Please go see:
Valentino the last emperor
Film Forum ( 209 w. Houston St )
1:15pm ; 3:15pm ; 6:00pm ; 8:00pm and 10:00pm

                                  The Movie Poster

Steven Meisel - Malgosia Lela - Dress S/S 1966

Deborah Turbeville - Malgosia Bela - Dress F/W 1977

Patrick Demarchelier - Elizabeth Hurly - Dress F/W 1999

Steven Klein - Lisa Ratiffe - Dress  S/S 1981

Herb Ritts - Charlize Theron - Dress F/W 1997

Michel Comte - Kiera Chaplin - Dress F/W 1983