Fashionista 514

My Head is Hard as a Rock…

Posted in beauty, can you beleive?, fun, genius, hotness, jewels, luxury by fashionista514 on June 26, 2009
Ummm… when I die, please do this to my skeleton 😉

That is my official deathwish!


Grand Master Marc

Posted in artwork, designer, fashion, genius, handbag by fashionista514 on April 23, 2009
There is something about that boy Marc that has just got the fashion world tripping over themselves. Marc Jacobs has become an iconic name ever since he changed the face of Louis Vuitton when he took over designing in 1997.
Many of you will remember the white multicolored monogram (adorned with Japanese anime characters), the defaced graffitti monogram, and most recently the new sneaker line that oozes street style and 80’s hip hop. These are the product of numerous collaborations with artists from every creative spectrum of the globe. Takashi Murakami, the late Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Kanye West and Sophia Coppola are just a few who lent their artistic perspectives to Jacobs.

Jacobs grew up in New York City and after attending Parsons school of design won the Perry Ellis Gold Thimble Award, the Chester Weinberg Gold Thimble Award and the Design Student of the Year Award. In 1997 when he joined the french fashion house Louis Vuitton, Jacobs shook up it’s traditional style and added a fresh breath of street style!

In recent years, Jacobs has successfully launched his own lines – Marc Jacobs, and it’s younger sportier line Marc by Marc Jacobs. Marc Jacobs features some incredible designer handbags, and Marc by Marc has a full line of handbags, accessories, footwear and clothing at a more affordable price point.

The Rolls Royce Bag… drool…

Jacobs is also notorious for his selection of muses he features in his advertising campaigns. Sophia Coppola, Victoria Beckham, Chloe Sevigny, Stephen Malkus, Jarvis Cocker and
Michael Stipe of R.E.M., M.I.A., and the russian pop duo t.A.T.u. (remember the song “All the Things She Said”?)

Above, the Marc Jacobs handbag line

Marc Jacobs on the cover of Andy Warhols “Interview” magazine.
Below – The Marc by Marc Jacobs Line of colourful candy totes! Enjoy 🙂

Jacobs Marc by Marc bags are all made with luscious Italian leather. Above an embossed chocolate brown looker.

Every piece has a contrasting interior in a funky eccentric print. What looks like a conservative bag from the outside really has it’s own wild side…

One of my favorite details of his bags are the hardware. Turnlock clasps, quality links, and the Marc Jacobs logo on an army-like shipping tag.

Perfect for groceries! Fold it up and keep it in your purse! A stylin’ way to be green 😉

Elton John & Billy Joel!

Posted in concert, genius, legends, music by fashionista514 on April 8, 2009
I am insanely psyched for June 3rd… When Elton John and Billy Joel come to town!!!! I have dreamed about this day – you see I grew up with these story tellers (Elton John, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Chris deBurgh, Supertramp, etc…), and never thought both would make their way across the pond – let alone TOGETHER!!!

So, understandably I have been going completely apeshit since I scored four tickets on the floor to the concert here in Montreal at the Bell Center! AHHHHH! I seriously sickly enough consider Elton John to be a friggin’ god – and you know it just dosn’t get much better than Billy Joel!!!

Some of the amazing Elton hits I am looking forward to: Rocketman, Bennie and the Jets, Crocodile Rock, Tiny Dancer, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Daniel, Honky Cat, Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting, Don’t Let the Sun go Down on Me, Someone saved my Life, etc…

Some Rock n Roll Joel Classics: Piano Man, Don’t Ask Me Why, We Didn’t Start the Fire, Uptown Girl, Tell her About it, You May Be Right, It’s Still Rock n’ Roll to Me, Only the Good Die Young, She Always a Woman, Just the Way You Are, and Oh so many more…

My head is spinning with anticipation! What a Pair! I’ll probably faint when I’m there cause I’ll be so starstruck!

“You May Be Right” live with Elton John & Billy Joel:


Stencil Art

Posted in artwork, genius, inspiration by fashionista514 on March 23, 2009
I love it when artists find ways to make their work interactive. Here is a selection of stencil art found around the world on various city walls. Enjoy the eye candy!

John Galliano – Celestial Silhouettes

Posted in designer, fashion, fashion show, genius by fashionista514 on March 13, 2009
I am just soaking up this whole recessionista thing! Designers have used the economies recession to dream up some beautiful escapes this fall/winter season! Galliano seemed inspired by Russian folklore, transforming his models and runway into a passageway into the outer fashion galaxies. Celestial blues, transparent fabrics, and heavenly drapery make for a visit to the astrology gods.

Pom-poms, and traditional Russian costume blended into the theme of otherworldly serenity.

Buttons and mechanical appliques gave each peice a garnished “sun-dial” appeal.

We want to keep dreaming…

Alexander McQueen – the fashion illusionist

Posted in artwork, designer, fashion, genius by fashionista514 on March 12, 2009
Here is the face of a genius.
Romancing our senses with ethereal drama and kicking our recession woes into a non-existant dimension, is the brilliant Alexander McQueen. McQueen is a god of sorts, as he outfits his models every season in costume-like apparel – parallel to something right out of a dark and twisted Grimms Fairy tale. The forecast for this fall/winter season dips into the life of a geometric version of the wicked queen from snow white. Black feathers, bondage-like leather, sharp houndstooth tailoring and flashes of sinful red create the perfect metaphors for good, evil, and poisonous apples.

Flowing lines, dramatic cuts involving pressed frills and pleating and outrageous headgear make bold statements on the power of duality.

Forms, shapes, cuts and textures to bring out your sexiest, scariest, most provocatively evil self 😉
We love McQueen.