Sunday, August 30, 2009

Heads Up, Houston

If you're in Houston and you're dying to watch "The September Issue" (like me), Cinema Arts Society of Houston is joining with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to present a free movie preview screening this upcoming Thursday, September 3rd from 7-9:30pm at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston's Brown Auditorium.

For ticket information, contact:

Space is limited and it's on a first-come, first-serve basis so arrive early.

I'm hoping I can make it after my evening Visual Merchandising class. Hopefully I'll see you there! x.

P.S. The film hits select theaters in the U.S.A. on Friday, September 11th.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Television For Fashionistas

Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of American Vogue) appears tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS to promote the upcoming documentary "The September Issue", which chronicles Wintour’s preparations for the massive September 2007 issue of Vogue (featuring Sienna Miller on the cover).

The September 2007 issue is said to be Vogue's biggest issue ever and the documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into Vogue as it follows the fashion legend and her team of editors while they brainstorm, style shoots, and meet with designers for the magazine issue. It will be Wintour's first appearance on the late show, but her second time using mainstream media (CBS) to promote Vogue as well as the fashion industry in general.

The Rachel Zoe Project - Season 2 premieres tonight 10pm/9pm central-time on Bravo. Follow celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, and her style associates/assistants (Brad Goreski & Taylor Jacobson) as they juggle deadlines, fashion shows, and celebrity clients.

Also, it was reported on that designers like Giorgio Armani, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Giambattista Valli, Diane Von Furstenberg and Matthew Williamson would make guest appearances.

Friday, August 21, 2009

American Apparel / Back To Basics

American Apparel is having a limited-time promotional event called "Back To Basics" where students (with valid student ID) get 15% off select items.

Also, students can build their own AA survival kits when they select a kit (men / women), then choose sizes and colors. The more you buy, the more you save.

You can also stock up on basics with the limited edition 3 packs.
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All The Rage: Doodski

Featured in Women’s Wear Daily - January 2009, Vanity Fair - June 2009, and Vogue Paris - August 2009, twenty-four year old Swiss-born fashion designer Andrea Stefanowicz Sabrier has made headlines with his London-based T-shirt line, Doodski.

Doodski’s products have been engineered and researched for several years before entering the fashion market. From the cut to the washes, each tee is a unique experience as all the garments are special and looked into in depth.

Manufactured in leading factories in Los Angeles (for its cutting edge technology in street wear and everyday attire), Doodski blends the savoir-faire and fabrics available in California with unique designs inspired by Rasputin, Russian heritage and culture for its first collection.

Doodski's purpose is to bring its clients a mind opening experience on a different horizon and feel it through a garment that will follow them through their personal life’s journeys.

Andrea came up with the concept of doing a T-shirt label simply as a way to portray his own vision and thoughts of his many travels around the world which inspired him, hence putting his ideas on T-shirts in order to express himself. He felt there was a lack of high quality men's tees available in the market that could be worn for all occasions and attentive to details such as quality, colors and methods of printing.

The company's tag line is In Doodski We Trust.

Doodski stands for great quality tees available and wearable for any occasion. Andrea wants his customers to feel great every time they are in Doodski garments, regardless of who they are or where they are.

His T-shirts are relaxed, laid-back, and never too heavy in design or color. Plus, even though they are initially targeted for men (between twenty to thirty years of age), women can sport the tees too since essentially his products are unisex.

The tees are available in sizes small to extra large and are available in Paris’ Montaigne Market, England, Kuwait, and Italy.

Currently Andrea does not sell anywhere in the United States as he just launched Doodski in January and hasn’t yet concentrated on the American market (which is very different from the European one). The tees are therefore available in America only over the web, exclusively at LuisViaRoma. Although you can also find a few tees on Flannels Fashion.

The Doodski official website should be up and running before the end of September and will allow customers to directly purchase tees from the E-shop for worldwide shipping.

/// I'd like to thank Vogue Paris for being the inspiration to this article, Andrea Stefanowicz Sabrier for answering any questions I had about his T-shirt line (he's very kind and down-to-earth), and StyleSalt (a new social shopping site, launching in September).

Monday, August 17, 2009

Valentino on DVD

Own a piece of fashion history...
Valentino: The Last Emperor is soon to be available on DVD and Blu-Ray.

It has been raved as "a must-see" by The New York Times, "the first big fashion movie to come out since Sex and the City" by Fashion Rules, "smart and sumptuous" by Wall Street Journal, "huge fun" by Premiere, and "mesmerizing" by New York Magazine.

The film is an inspirational look into the life and times of the iconic fashion designer Valentino Garavani. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of the last true couturier's celebrated career, and revisits the story of his extraordinary life and work. But, at the heart of the film is the unique and endearing relationship between Valentino and his business partner/ companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.

In addition to the original feature-length film, the disks includes over 46 minutes of exclusive never-before-seen bonus materials: 3 mini-features covering the unique world of haute couture and the unmatched highlife of Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti.

It's scheduled for release on (Tuesday) September 8th. However, DVD and Blu-ray are already available for pre-order in the USA and Canada.

Currently, the film is still going strong in select theaters nationwide (including Village East Cinemas in New York).

For more exclusive information on the Valentino film, join the official Valentino: The Last Emperor Facebook group and/or follow on Twitter.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fabric 47 / Jay Haze

I was checking out Colette a few day ago (falling in loving with their new site design), when I heard these amazing tracks called "Confusion" and "Ain't Going Out Like That" mixed by Jay Haze for Fabric 47 (the renowned Fabric London mix series).

Probably the biggest house music compilation of this summer! Jay Haze has combined the perfect blend of Chicago house music (featuring Mike Dunn and Johnny Fiasco) with minimal and dub sounds from the German new school (Tuning Spork and Contexerrior).

Track Listing:
01. Intro
02. Jay Haze - Awakening
03. Lil Dirrty Ghetto Bastard - An Hour To Fly
04. Mike Dunn Presents MR. 69 - Phreaky MF (Mike Dunn's Original Phreak Mixx)
05. Lump ft. Lerato - Confusion
06. Catrat ft. Yah Meek - Freedom (Jay Haze Main Mix)
07. Alex Celler - Trapped In Dub
08. Miss Fitz - Dementia
09. Jay Haze ft. Ricardo Villalobos - Mellow Dee
10. DIY - Pimp My Saw
11. Jay Haze ft. D:exter - I Can't Forget (Fuckpony Discotech Dub)
12. Chicago Wasted Youth - Mars Or Bust
13. The Last Poets - When The Revolution Comes / Pheek - Soundscape
14. Michael Ho - Ain't Going Out Like That
15. Dirty Bee - Work For Me
16. Johnny Fiasco - Conduction
17. Hugo - Pimpin' Ain't Easy
18. Ms. Minelli - Ancient Blessing
19. Fuckpony - Burning
20. Rockey - Something to Say

Also, check out Extra Music new for more new music and reviews on the latest EDM albums!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sex & The City - The (Movie) Sequel

"Trends come and go,
but friendships never go out of style."

According to Australia's Channel 10 and NBC's Today Show, there will be a sequel to the Sex & the City movie!

According to Aussie's 10, Kim Cattrall (who plays Samantha in the series) let slip that there will definitely be a second film during an interview on a British talk show.

And today morning, there were casting calls held at Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan's Chelsea district for extras to star in the sequel (SAG & non-SAG, to play: fashion models, celebrity types, upscale socialites, urban club goers, gays & lesbians, international types (Middle-Eastern/Arabic, Asian, European/British), professional soccer players, etc.)

The first movie for the series was delayed for years, reportedly over money disputes between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall - which the pair have since compromised and come to terms with.

The second movie is set to hit theaters summer 2010 (say May 28th), according to Celeb TV's Kelli Zink and Why Fame. And (as told to reporters by writer/director Michael Patrick King) the sequel is said to be different from the first film, which was more of an epic love story full of disasters, (Vogue) surprises and drama. But, one thing is for sure - there will be plenty of eye candy for fashion lovers thanks to (NYC fashion stylist and designer) Patricia Field!

Additionally, Candace Bushnell (the American author and NYC columnist, best known for writing a sex column that was turned into the Sex & the City book which became the basis of the television series) announced that she's writing a "prequel" to the ladies' lives, taking them maybe from teen through college years to the time they all met.

If you're an avid Sex & the City fan, like myself, I suggest following Cosmo Guy and Sex & the City 2 Movie to keep up to date. Don't forget to mark your calendars!
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