Wearable Transformations

Hussein Chalayan is one of my all time favorite designers, and his Fall 2013 RTW collection was just another reminder of why I love him so much.

Truly awe-inspiring.  It’s humbling to think about the amount of thought and skill that went into creating these incredibly technical, yet effortlessly organic, designs.  Reminiscent of Chalayan’s insane collection back in 2007 (still trying to figure out how those pieces worked, heat maybe?), the changes are surreally fluid and look as if the fabrics liquefied to flow out like water.

And while the above pieces may have stolen the show, the entire collection was perfect in its organic cohesiveness and deserves a standing ovation.

Some of my other favorites.  I highly recommend clicking the link to his show (above) so you can see how the fabrics move.

 

Consider the bar raised.

Bravo, I say, bravo.

Saffron comes out to play

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Let me start this post off by saying that I have awesome friends who indulge my addictions.

People, drag makeup is mind-bogglingly stunning.  It has the transformative power of makeup times a million, and it’s a beautiful thing.

I was in talks to do the makeups for a music video on Saturday, and created this look as a last minute addition to my portfolio.  Didn’t work the shoot, but it’s ok because I got some pretty cool shots of my friend who was amazing enough to let me play with her face at 11pm on a weeknight.  Saffron, you’re awesome.

Once I figure out what to buy I’ll start making proper videos of the application process.  But in the meantime, here are some step by step pics via my phone!

Contact me if you’d like a list of the products used in creating this look.

As you can see, we had some fun ;) .

First post!

I’m still hammering out the logistics for the website (apparently I need to know coding), but my dear friend Meghan just shared this link with me and I KNEW it had to be the topic of my first ever post.

Dystopian Future Inspired Fashions by Dutch designer Iris van Herpen.

Just LOOK at these creations.  They are so awe-inspiring and, while I admit some of them look a little difficult to maneuver in, I would wear all of them in a heartbeat…

…if I could afford them…

STORY OF MY LIFE.

Ah well, at least we have something amazing to look at while we cry about our lack of $$$ to fund our clothing fantasies.

My take on the pieces:

#1:  This one isn’t too crazy, just an industrial take on the fringe dress (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#2&3: It’s like angel wings, so ethereal!  I look at this and I seriously hear Ave Maria playing in the back of my mind.  The hard material woven together creates such an interesting juxtaposition of hard and light (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#4:  Didn’t Lady Gaga wear this? (Image by Benjamin Girette / AP)

#5:  Puffs! (Image by Benjamin Girette / AP)

#6:  I think this one’s my favorite, like waves rolling away from the bodice.  I can just see the silhouette skimming over an invisible skirt (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#7:  Half android, half human? (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#8:  I would wear this right now, though I’d be a little afraid of stabbing someone (or myself) (Image by Benjamin Girette / AP)

#9:  Powerful armor for a powerful womyn (Image by Benjamin Girette / AP)

#10:  The future of cocktail dresses (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#11:  Throwback to Elizabethan ruffles circa 1500s (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#12:  I don’t know why, but I just imagine Anna Dello Russo (Editor in Chief of Vogue Japan) wearing this (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#13:  She sells seashells by the seashore (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)

#14:  I am Skeletor, hear me roar! (Image by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images)