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Inspiration for the day…

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These photographs of Paris nightlife in the 1930s are currently so inspiring to me! The night club dancers, like Josephine Baker, had a sense of glamour and eroticism about them.  Hope you enjoy them as well!

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I know Lady GaGa’s new music video for Bad Romance has been out for about a week now, but I couldn’t really call myself a design blogger without posting about this!  It’s amazing.  I wasn’t really a huge Lady GaGa fan until I saw this music video.  Check out the amazing shoes and designs from Alexander Mcqueen’s Spring 2010 collection.

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Sonic Fabric Ties

All these products are obviously from recycled materials.  However, what makes them unique is that the material they are derived from is not masked or hidden.  With the pool ball earrings the original design creates a unique color blocking and the minimalistic asterisk of a computer key makes a bold ring.  My favorite definitely has to be the Sonic Fabric Neckties.

This design collaboration between designer Julio Cesar and Sonic Fabric is an innovative improvement to the standard men’s necktie.  They are woven from 50% recorded audio cassette taps and 50% colored, polyester thread.  If you run a tape head over the tie it actually creates a sound collage.  I had my doubts, but the site lead me to a video demonstration.

If you are really into this concept like I was check out the sound example and video of how the fabric is made.

Products from Supermarket.

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This Emilio Pucci Bean Clutch pushes the boundaries of typical handbags or clutches.  This shiny, hard clutch hinges open and I assume fits comfortably into the palm of your hand.  One negative, however, is that I am sure ever smudge or mark is very evident on the shiny surface.  Doesn’t stop me for lusting for it.  I’ll save my $1,385 pennies!!

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Here are some great new blogs I just came across:

Jak and Jil is a blog of street style spotted on the streets of Paris, New York, London, etc.  In my opinion, it is really beneficial to see the designs actually worn by the consumers verses just seeing it on a model on the runway.  Hope it inspires you as well!

Fashionation is the sister site to Cool Hunter.  I can’t believe I didn’t know about it sooner.  The blog covers street style, fashion photography, and runway coverage.  I love the comparisons between street style in Milan verses New York verses London. It is not updated that regularly, but when it is the posts are definitely worth the look.

Also, check out my recent interest links.  I just added some great fellow bloggers!

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Originally from Almeria, Spain, Paco Peregrin has photographed for numerous publications, such as Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, and Zink.  He incorporates the current trends seen in the fashion world with knowledge of photography to create works that have a balance between conceptual and commercial images.

One of my favorite shoots entitled “Vision” was for a fashion magazine in China.  He used snow globes and miniature ferris wheels as head pieces paired with garments of red, black and white.

He also is helping to build the next generation of artists by holding workshops in Sprain for students.  It makes me like his work even more now that I know he is passing his knowledge on!

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Zac Posen

I have been chosen to design my senior collection under the mentorship of Zac Posen.  He is coming this weekend to review the work  of the selected students, which makes me both excited and terrified! Posen is known for his dramatic evening wear, his focus on the female form, and his use of bright colors.  It is going to be an amazing opportunity to receive his input on my designs and work with him for the next 2o weeks.

“I’m not into robotic, idealizations, of sexuality. I want emotion.” ~Zac Posen at his 2009 fall show

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