Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My first intro at Fashion Spot Forum (circa 2006)

hello people my name is Tiffani Lauren and Im 17 ( Ill be legal on tax day). Im currently living in Silver Spring, MD; not far from Washington D.C. I fancy myself as being a fashion designer. My favorite designers and design houses consist of Balenciaga, Miucia Prada, Proenza Schouler, Yves St. Laurent and sometimes Zac Posen. I cant live without my Womens wear daily newspaper. As far as magazines I Would prefer to be brainwashed by Crash(france), W, and Self Service. My musical tastes vary but lets say Blonde Redhead and Daft Punk for now. I became interested in fashion because you can be in any profession (hell you could make up one) and still be successful with exessive praise to feed your vanity. I love that. My approach to fashion design sits on some pretty high standards in anatomy, architecture, composition and intuition on the wants of the target consumer. Anything else is just styling; not that thats a bad thing.

... hmm not much has changed since then. sometimes when i look back at all the things Ive said im pretty suprised.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

(double takes) ... is that Michael Clark??

I was going through some homogenous fashion magazine the other day and i noticed Michael Clark in the new Marc Jacob ad. Can i say WOAHHHH holy fuck its Michael Clark. Only one of theeeee most influential modern choreographers to ever come out of the 80's.

did i mention the clothes in this clip were designed by Leigh Bowery?? You dont know who Leigh Bowery is? Here lemme blow your mind ...

theres no way to explain who or what Leigh Bowery was but he has definitely influenced everything i have admired in art fashion and social deviance. check out this documentary on him it will change your life


Richard Gray is an AMAZING illustrator.

Bintage Takoma

style rookie: Pawly Sooz

i was gonna post something about polly sues but i think TAVIBOO herself did a better job.

eye tattoos!

i still cant choose what illustration style i want for the eyes im gonna get tatted behind my knees. im down to the point where im probably going to get multiple pairs. aaaaa

Mistress of the Impossible

so i got this amazing rosary charm of St Rita. shes the patron saint of the impossible. she sounds amazing.


i love you emilio but really?

what is it with people and tacky handwriting "graffiti" print? I hate it. it's the stupidest tackiest concept ever and yet ... EVERYONE LOVES IT. wtf?
Emilio Sosas print got him the winners spot in the most recent project runway challenge

... eww
i hated it when Louis Vouitton did it. i hated it when dkny did it. graffiti artists hate it. look at the craptasticness of it and realize that its stupid please.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

i just got some vintage gianfranco ferre glasses

Incase you didn't know who Gianfranco Ferre is he's this amazing designer that passed away a couple years ago. lets just say he was one of the courtiers of yore; kind of like Valentino or Yves Saint Laurent, where everything was impeccably made with Grace Kelly like standards.

do you like my retro antifrenchie??

its never to late to say how you feel about McQueen

this is a small essay i wrote on Alexander McQueen in english class. I know sometimes i need a little incentive ...

“He’s dead.” I almost dropped my phone when my long time friend, Aarron, told me the horrible news. Alexander McQueen had passed away. It seemed like a bad dream but I had to look up all the popular newspapers to see if it was true. My soul was slammed with a concrete wall of hurt and shock. With tears running down my face, his whole career flashed before my eyes. Alexander McQueen changed the world of fashion with his work ethic, his penchant for over the top presentation and his unique concept of what was possible in making a garment. The fashion industry has suffered a huge loss with his death.

His influence has shaped me as a fashion designer and as an artist. I, among others, could only hope to match him in concept and in practice. He refused to settle for anything less than spectacular. Often never thinking much about his own appearance he would walk out bashfully at the end of his shows in nothing but an under shirt and sewing oil stained jeans. And yet he looked nothing but glorious in everyone’s eyes including mine. The sacrifice he put into his work is the stuff of legend. His work will forever be documented and used, as an example of what fashion should be.

Never to leave anyone in disappointment, McQueen always put on a show no one would ever forget. Filled with anarchy, dark humor and larger than life stage props, his slot in London Fashion Week always pushed the meaning of what a fashion show should be. He shocked the fashion industry when he used robotic arms to spray-paint dresses on pure improvisation. And yet, the eye burning camera flashes and celebrity spectacle never outshined the exquisite quality and the world class tailoring that was always present in his work.

Despite the fame, fortune and glamour of the fashion industry, he remained a delicate and sensitive man. Always discreet by nature, he avoided the public eye whenever he could. He was a family man and had very few close friends, one of them being Isabella Blow; who bought his entire graduate collection and supported him faithfully until her suicide in 2007. He was also very close to his mother who had inspired him when he was under the strict expectations of his father when he was a child. Ms Blow’s suicide two years ago coupled with the very recent death of his mother compelled him to take his own life. He hung himself in his London flat on the 11th of February, the night before his mother’s funeral. Philip Treacy, a close friend and regular “It’s not easy being Mr. McQueen,” he continued “We’re all human. His mum had just died. And his mum was a great supporter of his talent.”

The death of Lee Alexander McQueen has broken my heart, personally and professionally. His unconventional tactics pushed my consciousness to new levels. I hope to emulate his work through mine with his work ethic and his anything is possible attitude.