Thursday, April 29, 2010


Dress rehearsal was last night... I managed to snag a few blurry pictures on my Blackberry, including shots of my models.

It's going to be an amazing show. While we all still have a lot of work to do before Friday, it's coming together nicely. The clothes look so gorgeous on stage -- a wonderful array of all the different styles and tastes of us designers. And the models, music, and poets are so fabulous.

Come to the big white tent in O'Neill Plaza (that is, if you are around Boston College) tomorrow night at 8pm!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Live on the Web

Paris Hilton's sex tape scandal rose to prominence in the media in 2003. Facebook was launched in 2004, YouTube in 2005. This Vogue spread in 2007. Even in 2010, three years later, this editorial remains relevant.

At first glance I thought the photos looked cheap and awkward. But then I realized... since when can one imitate webcam vids and remain sophisticated? The charm of the photoshoot lies in the accurate portrayal of the uncomfortable feeling one would get upon watching an amateur sex tape, or of being on camera themselves. The editorial feels invasive, just as the Internet has become.

I'll be the first to admit I check my Facebook multiple times a day, Tweet from my phone constantly, and find at least one new humorous YouTube clip a day. Not to mention, I update this blog at least once a week. The Internet consumes any spare time I have.

My roommate wondered out loud to me once, "What did people do to pass the time, before computers were invented?"

I've been thinking about that as well. I think during the summer I want to turn off and stow away all electronics for an entire week. I'm sure it'll be difficult to do at first, but I'm willing to bet that by the end of my little experiment, I won't be missing technology at all.

Editorial: Live on the Web

Magazine: Vogue Italia, January 2007

Models: Agyness Deyn, Blaine Cook, Coco Rocha, Denisa Dvorakova, Derek Drrell, Henry Holland, Hilary Rhoda, Jakob Hedberg, Jeremy Scott, Jessica Stam, Leandro Maeder, Maryna Linchuk, Missy Rayder, Nathan Nesbitt, Ryan Smith, Sasha Pivovarova, Suvi Koponen

Photographer: Steven Meisel

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pierre Hardy: Art-Inspired for Women's Summer 2010

One of the perils of college life is horrible internet connections. One internet box for one two-floor house (three girls on the top floor, three guys on the bottom). Pro: $7 a month each. Con: faulty connection. I've been trying to post this entry since the beginning of the week and finally I can!!

I've been recently very obsessed with Pierre Hardy's Summer 2010 shoe collection. Unfortunately, as a poor college gal I can't afford them, but I LOVE admiring them. It came to my immediate attention that there are similarities between these shoes and various forms of artwork ranging from primitive basket weaving to modern abstract paintings. And the best part about the shoes is though they have several very obviously different kinds of art that serve as inspiration for the designs, they do work together as a cohesive collection -- mainly by the block colors, defined lines, and geometric construction.

Here are some of my favorite pairs of shoes, and the artwork I associate with them: