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Movie Review: The September Issue

4 Sep

Thursday evening I went and saw “The September Issue” with a friend of mine and was more than surprised. I wasn’t sure if a documentary about Vogue would be exciting especially after The Devil Wears Prada, I mean how could anything else compare, but let me tell you this gets 5 stars from me. In my opinion the star of the show and American Vogue for that matter is Grace Coddington, the creative director for the magazine. The movie had style, fashion and lots of drama. I particularly like the more personal look at Anna Wintour, you actually left the movie feeling a tad bit sorry for her. Overall its very interesting and exciting for anyone who has ever looked at a September issue of Vogue, so actually get a behind the scenes look at all the work that goes into creating it. Highly recommended and a must see!

In the fashion world, the year begins in September… here’s to another great one.

Upcoming fashion events in NYC:
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 9/10- 9/17
Fashion Night Out 9/10

If your in the NYC area be sure to check out The September Issue, for those in LA is coming Sept. 11th.


Ruben Toledo for Vogue Nippon

30 Jul
Ralph Lauren Spring 2009

Anna Sui Spring 2009

Ralph Lauren Spring 2009

Hermes Spring 2009

Ruben Toledo has always been one of my favorite illustrators, ever since I started collection his Nordstrom ad’s when I was younger. He has such a distinct style that you instantly know a Toledo when you see one. Recently Toledo paired with Vogue Nippon to create these fashion postcards capturing the fabulous moments of the traveling fashionista. With the exception of the Anna Sui, I’m really not a fan of the featured looks, but boy does Toledo make them look good!

Images all found via projectrungay blog

So In Style Barbie

19 Jul

About a year ago, the world was in aw when Vogue Italia introduced there all black issue and this time there at it again by celebrating the 50th anniversary of Barbie by recreating the issue with a supplement featuring the new S.I.S. (So in Style) Barbie Dolls. The S.I.S. Barbies feature more African American features, a beautiful range of brown skin tones and an array or hairstyles. Check out the videos below to find out more about the new collection as well as more about the designer behind the new dolls.

Meet The Designer:

The designer Stacey McBride is doing an amazing thing by not only creating Barbie Dolls that can relate to little girls of color but she has also give each a very aspirational side letting them know that there are so many options out there for them to dream about and become. I have to say that Grace and I, the light skin, long haired, cheer caption, have so much in common! Where was she when I was little… =)

*photos via Refinery 29

"The Glamorous Girlfriend"

15 May

This Sunday we all get to find out if the Devil really does wear Prada. Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of American Vogue, will appear on 60mins discussing her life and her “glamorous girlfriend” as she refers to Vogue Magazine. I really admire her passion and drive for fashion and cant wait to see what she has to say. I love how she summarizes the current economic situation by saying now is the time for value. It’s not time to completely give up on the dream or the fantasy but we just need to remember to be a little more grounded. I couldn’t of said it better myself.

If you interested in learn a little more about Anna Wintour, I highly recommend that you pick up a copy of the part factual, part fictional, Front Row.

Don’t forget to check out 60 Mins this Sunday!

Time to get back to work… aww the joys of the fashion industry.


Vintage Vogue @ The Flea

19 Apr

Photo Credit: (yours truly) Fallon Carmichael

First off, just to give you a little background info… I use the word LOVE a lot. Especially when it comes to places or things. I love flea markets. I love magazines. I love fashion. I love style. I love retro kitchen items. I love leopard print. I love old dresses from the 40’s to early 60’s and the late 70’s as well. I love purple and recently started to love green (really I love all colors on some level, it just depends on how you mix and match them as well as what day you ask me) The list could go on forever, but I think you get the idea.

Now if you were paying attention I shouldn’t even have to tell you how I got a little weak in the knees when coming across this booth at the Brooklyn Flea yesterday. Picture it: Vintage Vogue Magazines $20 each, vintage prints including pin ups, fashion, NYC and more…. Vintage eye glass frames, jewelry and more stuff’ than I can remember. *swoon*

I didn’t buy anything yesterday, although I’m kicking myself for not picking up the “New Ways to Wear Color” (featured above) Vintage Vogue issue! Seriously I cried a few tears last night. But rest assured… the lovely lady behind these gorgeous finds will be back every Saturday and you better believe I will be too!

For more vintage prints from Cande Nast click here.

Here’s a sneak peek of what they have in store…