Ponchos, Ponchos, Ponchos

I wore this outfit weeks ago, just getting around to blogging about it now. Life’s been so hectic lately, junior year is definitely not fun. Ive been seeing ponchos so much lately. I really want a winter one with a navajo or Scandinavian style print on it. I finally found a triple strand headband. Ive been wanting one of the House of Harlow ones since December, but those are a tad too expensive.
The Claire’s blogging is over, so Ill have a tad more time for my blog but then again I have SAT stuff I could be doing. *Sigh*

Art owns my heart.

poncho, zara; leggings, uo; boots, h&m; necklace, asos; bracelet, f21

Fashion Week Spring ’11

Anna Sui

Alice + Olivia


Rachel Roy


I was pretty disappointed with NYFW this time ’round. Especially the one show I was looking forward to most, Betsey Johnson. Her pieces just looked so cheap and not fashion forward. The Marc Jacobs show was unappealing as well. I saw a lot of orange which was supposed to be a very in color, and a lot of 70’s bell bottoms which I love. I like how Mondo from Project Runway made some 70’s bell bottoms last week; Ive been waiting for these to come back. The Alice + Olivia show was fairly awesome. Unlike most other shows, it had substance and a lot of design involved. The Rachel Roy collection was simple, but I guess she was going for a minimalistic approach this season. I loved the Rodarte show. The model’s lipstick reminds me of “Plastique” by MAC and they did a simple but unique hairstyle on the models. I loved the gold metallic involved, but I didn’t think this fall trend would carry into spring. The “fanny pack” the DVF model is wearing is absolutely fabulous. Im gravitating towards some saddle style camel colored pieces, very Chloe. Again, Anna Sui did not disappoint with her fabulous prints and ethnic vibe. I like how she remained consistent in her taste from last season, I feel like I know her aesthetic. I want to own every piece in her collection. The Vivienne Westwood collection confused me, definitely not RTW. I liked the neckline on some Philip Lim pieces with the peter pan collar but other than that, I feel like the collection lacked design. As a whole, I wasnt a big fan of the Rochas collection, but this blue dress is phenomenal. 

Jay Nicholas Sario

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to a presentation put together by Jay Nicholas Sario. He gave us an inside look on his experience on Project Runway. He also talked about how he went to Honolulu Community college and ended up dropping out and moving to San Francisco. This man is so talented, his sketches were said to be up to par with those of students at Parsons-Tim Gunn. He said that the summer before his freshman year of high school in the Philippines, all he did was sketch. He ended up with over 800 sketches. He also made all of the prom dresses for girls at his school his junior and senior year. We also got a sneak peak at his Spring ’11 collection that he will be showing in Portland sometime in October. I got up close and personal with his pieces, and man they were so well made. He inspired me to practice sketching even more. He is now trying to get his line produced and sold at a retailer. But he mentioned that he doesnt want to mass produce his pieces. He wants them to be cherished. I really wanted to buy that grey jacket off the dress form. I cant wait until his pieces are up for sale.