Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Year of the Newcomers

In a Daily Candy e-mail, that I recently received, they talked about a new, young jewelry designer named Pamela Johnston. She graduated Parsons and now has a line of Edwardian inspired jewelry called Plume.
Here are a couple of pieces, but you should really take a look online. To check her website and full collections out, click here . My favorites are the cameo and the lioness necklace for the Spring '08 collection.

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If you've gone to the Plume website, you'll notice that the models are wearing really great clothes. They were designed by another Parsons graduate named Miranda Bennett. The line is simple and chic, and consists of easy and beautiful clothes that could serve for day or night.
Take a look:

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Click here to check out the rest of her collections.

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Fascination

On Wednesday, I ended school and was so tired that I just went home and vegged out in front of the tv. I'm not sure how it happened, but while laying there I some how realized that I'm really fascinated by the 20s and the Great Gatsby. It was one of the most chaotic decades in our history, and yet through the chaos arts and society were able to flourish. It is so fascinating to me that
It was during the 20s that fashion was at its peak. French couturiers, Paul Poiret and Madeleine Vionnet, were at the height of their careers, creating beautiful and modern garments for the new woman. Their clothes had a lasting effect on the construction and evolution of garments. In fact, to me, Paul Poiret is very similar to Marc Jacobs because they both were/are revolutionaries of their decade.

Poiret Creations
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Vionnet Gowns
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P.s. If you haven't read it already, I highly recommend "The Great Gatsby"

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


I promised you all I wouldn't not post for really long periods of time, but I've managed to let you down. I'm very sorry and throughout the summer I promise to keep up my blog on or close to a daily basis.
Once again, I'm very sorry and I promise to keep up posting over the summer, it'll be especially easy now that I'm out of school!

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