24.9.11

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Photo By Andrew De Francesco for Eleven Objects Spring 2012





Hi everyone!
Wow I am so busy right now. I have no idea how I've managed to do this many blog posts this month! DLKLDFGJL! Anyway, I was lucky enough to interview the eclectic label Eleven Objects. The masterminds behind 11 are Christine Rhee and Linh Thi Do. The super duo from new york city. They've created basically created my dream collar. I've also discovered they have a secret love for soft pretzles.



1. Lets start things on the right foot, what is eleven objects
Linh Thi Do: We design accessories. Both of us have a design background in clothing and love clothes, so we want to make accessories that you can really play with your existing wardrobe.

2. Why collars? What do you love about the blog worlds favorite accessory?
Linh Thi Do : Collars are definitely having a moment right now, and it's a great way to try something new and wear a bit of leopard print, a bright color or some leather.
Christine Rhee: I think because we come from a clothing background, we were really drawn to the challenge of making an accessory that would be transformative to your wardrobe.

3. What is your goal for your line?
CR: We just want to make something that makes people feel like a special lady. It's about trying to create a personal, emotional experience with something.

LD: Chrissy and I definitely different strengths so working together means we can get more done. It's also great to talk to each other about ideas since we each have our different perspectives which can make an idea stronger.

CR: I think when we started out we didn't realize what a good partnership it was going to be. We just thought it would be fun to work with a friend! We usually have the same end goals in mind but have completely opposite ways of getting there. We design the collection together and then we kind of part ways on the different tasks to get the collection done. We barely overlap at all in terms of skill sets so you're basically getting both of our strengths with none of our weaknesses which couldn't work out better!

5. How do you feel about soft pretzels
CR: Nothing but extremely warm, wonderful feelings. I love a soft pretzel with hummus but the pretzel croissant is kind of blowing my mind right now.
LD: with mustard!

6. What made you decide to go into fashion, you two seem to have liberal arts backgrounds.
LD: I think it's something universal that appealed to both of us. Fashion is a fun and insightful way of communicating, from what people wear to how they style themselves.



7. What is your aesthetic like right now?
CR: The same things that I've always been into. David Fincher music videos from the 90s shaped my views on fashion (Madonna's Vogue, George Michael's Freedom '90), Peter Saville designed album covers, specifically for Joy Division and New Order for overall aesthetic, and Eileen Gray is kind of a design hero of mine.

LD: I'm enjoying lots of colors and prints--sometimes 2 or 3 prints at a time! At the same time, I definitely look for a bit of functionality in everything--I'm big on pockets.

8. What kind of music have you guys been into right now?
CR: Right now I really loving Slowdive, Tanlines, Serge Gainsbourg, and am always up for some 90s dance music.

9. What is your dream collar?
LD: So many dreams! Right now, we cant get enough of studs and prints.
CR: I think we already made my dream collar! The collar sleeves for Spring 2012 is pretty much everything I want to wear right now.

10. Would you stay your a fan of flea markets, if so, best flea market find?
LD: Flea markets are always fun to check out. So far my best find is this mustard yellow velveteen soft top hat in its original box--but it didn't fit me so i ended up giving it to my sister!

11. Any advice for a dorky teenager who wants to do something potentially fashionable with her life?
LD: A great way to get into fashion is interning--you really get to see what happens and learn from behind the scenes. Best of luck!

CR: I agree with Linh Thi, interning is a great way to learn. There are so many different kinds of jobs in fashion so definitely time to learn about as many of them as you can!

Thanks Christine and Lihn!

-Roma




21.9.11

A love Story for ss12

Well now we are in london! Well not me but fashion has moved to london. Oh god I make no sense do I?
Anyway. So here are a few reviews and season highlights so far. It's quite obvious what my highlights will be because my aesthetic consists of loud eccentric prints and clothing designed for four year old girls.

Sonic Youth
Roksanda Ilincic
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Roksanda was seriously cool.
This collection started out like the beginning of Edward Scissorhands. A pastel super suburban setting. Each pair of toothpaste colored pants and fluffy hats ad not only (god forbid) a functional sporty flair but something loud enough and eccentric that I can look at easily. I was also a big fan of that crossed jumpsuit
However there was too awkward of a transition from color palettes. It was not methodical at all, it was kind of confusing actually.
GRADE: B

Super Freak
Mary Karantzou

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OH MY GOD.
There are many words that I could use to describe this collection but let me go with the most outstanding; Avant Garde. Mary Katrantzou always leaves me stunned. This season I feel like she stepped outside of box and made a collection that is essentially my entire tumblr smashed into 2o something looks. Her fish dress makes you feel underwater, the movement is of waves. The anti symmetry of all of these looks are unreal.
A+

Starship Trooper
David Koma


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This collection is clearly a mix of wacky star wars prints mixed with also wacky tribal prints. However Koma got it right. He made tribal look edgy, not like the crap you see in Seventeen, which makes obvious choices to wear a brown tribal blouse with a fake leather vest. I thought this collection was pretty freaking awesome. To put it in to words of a dorky teen girl. However my only dislike the tassels he put on the leggings. It doesn't really do this collection any justice to be perfectly honest.
Grade: A-

-ROMA











18.9.11

Blue Skies are going to clear up put on an angry face
































Sweater; thrifted. Paisley Blouse; thrifted. Vest, DIY. Skirt..also thrifted. Pin; DYI. Headband; flea market. Bag, Vintage.

Well hello kidz!
This was my first full week as a *Sophmore* It's honestly not as bad as I thought it would be. When I was a freshmen I was that loud eccentric tween that dresses weirdly and now I'm the "Cool stlyin girl with stylin clothes" (some girl in the hallway described me as this, ahaha!)
Anyway, nyfw has come and gone, my personally I was a big Prabal fan, I loved the structured skirts and loud electric purples. More on that sometime next week. I think fashion week is just strange, getting invited is really based on whether your the flavor of the month. My flavor is oatmeal rye and that is definitely not going to wow Andre Leon Tally or any of those other fashionable people.
Which reminds me, I started a collection of pin with fashionable people on them (anyone want a karl or tavi pin) Yeah if your interested in possibly getting one email me or whatever.
That is all!
-Roma

14.9.11

Izumihiiflower! Interview!

Well hullo there kids. So this is one of my monthly blogger interviews. This time I choose the author behind IZUMIHIIFLOWER style. She does not only own the most interesting aesthetic on the face of the earth but is also a passionate artist. She has some really awesome shoes, I think this was love at first sight. hahaha. Anyway. Here it is!


What do you love most about fashion?
hmmmm vague question! In fashion I like the fact that the cut of a clothes can sublimate the body. I consider fashion (with a capital F) as a true art form! it is a real feast for the eyes. Otherwise I am very interested in style. It's not like that, it's more like the fast mode ahah. Style also is creative and accessible to ordinary people! You see, I am a physically very banal, but with my style, I can give myself one more (I think).

How have you managed to stay true to your atheistic as you move to different parts of france?
You know, they are always people to criticize you, and that it in any region. But I live for me and not for others! I have often been rejected by the other, so now I do not care enough for their review


What kind of music do you like?
I especially love music from the 80's!!! ahah I'm crazy about "les rita mitsouko" a crazy french band who make me insane!! I love too the amazing Cyndi Lauper, she inspire me my haircut (that's no Alice Dellal who inspire me)
I like punk music but I don't know lot of musics. I love system of a down, Blind Guardian, two m├ętal bands!!!
I adore rock'n'roll and rockabilly!!! And i like a little actually music ... very little! For exemple, I love Lady Gaga! I think she is the new Madona! I like music to text ...
In fact I am open to almost anything but electronic music!



What is the best thing about having such an edgy haircut?
Well I got this hairstyle because I am undecided! When I explain I have long hair, I want to cut and when they are short I want them long! I did the 2 in same time! it's been 2 years since I have not felt the need to change your hairstyle! that's the advantage after all! But it also depends on your temperament!

If you could travel any where on earth, were would you go?
I would first go to London! People there seem to have a great mood! For example out there you can see a bank manager with a red crest (that is an Englishman who told me) ... And then in Japan. This country attracts me a lot, although, I could not live there. I'm too lazy for that! But I find Japan a beautiful country (well when we forget the tendency of Japanese scatophile).



What does your artwork say about you?
that's up to you to tell me! I don't know!

Favorite Item of clothing that you own...ever?
My shoes collection of courses! I can't choose!



What would you like to see change in the art world in the future?
As I change the stops have change lol
I do not like the fact that we work too much on the computer! For me art is rather feel, touch the subject, feel it. with the computer it becomes impossible! So yes the results are very interesting, but I prefer the authentic way!


What are you looking forward to in fashion this season?
This season I note: the rustling socks! I want it! I need it!!


Thanks!
P.S this is not the only interview for this month....

11.9.11

WHAT IS THIS MADNESS?

God Apparently I haven't posted in 10 days, I apologize for that. Alas! I am back, unfortunately, at the last minute I couldn't go to nyfw but I am definitely going in February, that is out of the question.
Lately, I've literally been living on style.com. Fashion is a beautiful thing, I'd like to think of the fashion industry like the Addams Family, unbelievably cool, yet dysfunctional and occasionally corrupted by cliquishness, which makes it more of a hybrid with a high school girls bathroom. If you catch my drift.
With out further a do, I feel it is time to do some spring summer 2012 runway reviews.
ADAM
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Okay, I was really confused by ADAM this season, I was watching the live stream. In the beginning of the show, the models looked like dancers, wearing silks that looked like they were from a thirties rendition of edward scissorhands. However, as the show progressed I saw a few more gorgeous flowy dresses but also some shapeless business suits. That was what I really couldn't stand. It didn't flow with the earlier vibe.
Grade A-

HELMUT LANG
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For the most part Helmut Lang was that cool grungy girl with sass from the 90's. You'd imagine her in a punk band or spreading grrrl love. I liked the more refined looking pseudo 90's bras, they added shape to the traditional glamazon shakaria look. It also incorporated the idea of post modernism, which I thought was pretty cool. However, I thought the random color palette change (the yellow) was unnecessary but I still found it very sell able.
Grade: B+
-Roma







1.9.11

Teen Rambo






Headscarf; vintage. Vest; DIY. Shirt; Thrifted
Mood Board (From The Top Left) Sticker: Peggy Gugenheim Balenciaga for Pop Spring 2011. Varsity Letter, from my high school. Pin is a Todd Selby Sticker from his book, DIY. Coin Purse, gift from my aunt which she bought at a flea market. Bracelet is Vintage.
Hullo there. So Basically this outfit was sort of angry Rambo themed/ MGMT themed. I really like MGMT but for some reason they get a bad wrap. I was watching one of their videos and they had this weird Rambo vibe which was cool because I've been planning a Rambo themed post. Honestly I've never seen Rambo, for obvious reasons (Sylvester Stallone=No) but I 've seen son of Rambo which was cool. Sorry that made little or no sense. AS you can see I am no writing protege, my writing flows terribly. Like a duck on roller skates!
Enough of this nonsense! Any ways its almost fashion week (KHFKDSJHKDSFGDF) I'm still not totally sure if I'm going but if I am I am seeing one or two shows. (also .SJKSGJKGHSD) This definitely will be a one of a kind experience for sure
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