19 January 2010

Dress forms

I took these photos last year during my trip to Barcelona. As an aspiring designer, I just had to visit the textile museum as it contained a "Balenciaga Lab" featuring dresses by Cristobal Balenciaga!

However, all the things in the museum are great, including these old dress forms! Look at the ones that have extra padding for bustles and the giant hooped skirts...


15 January 2010

belted cardigans .. not really a fan

I know why so many people belt their cardigans, it is for definition in the waist. But I'm just not a fan (kind of). Let me explain.

I do like oversized, chunky, or long cardigans belted. It gives them a bit more shape, and sometimes, these cardigans have no closures, so the option of belting them is good. Belting either of these while open or closed is ok for me.

However, I'm not a fan of belting short fitted cardigans. I just don't like how it looks, there's something off in the proportions for me. Belting a short fitted cardigan is somewhat tolerable if it's unbuttoned... but the worst for me is the buttoned, short ones.

Sorry, I just can't stand it. I'm not sure why.

13 January 2010

cheaper than cheaper cigs

Apparently there's a Loehmann's outlet in the Bay Area. I wonder if it's worth the drive.

128 Ranch Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 935-8001
M-S 10-9 SUN 11-7

07 January 2010

Oh the irony...

Spotted... a woman carrying a fake Coach purse at the Coach store. I hope she has bought herself something nice so she can get rid of that thing on her shoulder.

I am not condemning people who carry fakes, that is their decision. But I do find this terribly ironic.

Boots I Settled for...

While I was in love with the Alexander Wang moto ankle boots of this season... I ended up settling for equally lovely Balenciaga moto boots!

And the best part? They were cheap! Thank you DSW!

The AW boots ended up going on sale this week on gilt for 375-ish... but that was more than I was willing spend especially since my Balenciaga beauties were under $100. yipee

Now... if only my toe was healed so I could actually WEAR them :/