#FABWOMANPROJECT – LENKA SRŠŇOVÁ

Can’t understand most of it, but these pictures, namely these awe-some helmets, have drawn me in! Love the prints, mix of patten, and the ‘wonderland’ feel I’m getting. Forget special occasions, I’d wear these on an everyday basis.

Kanu

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ENG: Today is an extra happy day, as the interview with one of the most vibrant and galactical Slovak fashion designers is finally completed. We’ve been working on it with Lenka since last November, so please welcome it warmly, ladies.

I’ve found Lenka via Fashion Live (Slovak Fashion Week Initiative), and immediately fell in love with her Galaktika collection. Think colours, patterns, and think it wild, something crazy beautiful. Oh, and the helmets are must-have pieces for everyone on the road! Honestly, I wouldn’t even mind just to walk around in them, just like that. Hope by now you are uber excited, so go girl, and indulge in Lenka’s fantasy world of cats and magic: www.lenkasrsnova.com, visit her e-shop and Facebook page. And those who speak Slovak/Checz read more about her thoughts below on fashion, life, and the galaxy…

SK:

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Furry Fury

So I got a hold of this fur vest and thought I wanted to pair it with my furry hat that I wear all year, honestly…I love that on this day the sun was so bright, made me forget the cold for a moment.

This look was spur of the moment; I was already wearing the hat then I took out the gold-striped sweater and one of my favorite thrifted blazers, baby blue this time. These black pants have always been too big so maybe, they work for the wide-leg look? Layering the vest over my blazer was a first for me, but my eyes are enticed as the slight sheen of the blue peaks through fur.

Accessories– minimal with just a simple necklace– I think there’s enough going on for now. I’d love to re-style some of these pieces, hopefully soon and maybe I’ll include more accessories. For now, I hope you enjoy this look and I’d love to know how you layer your fur! 😉

Thrifted blazer, striped sweater by Liz Claiborne, faux fur vest by Express (thrifted), pants by Worthington, shoes by Ann Taylor, Forever21 necklace, shades by Versace

Photographer: Adams Bangurah

Street Steez:: 3.14.14

One of my favorite fashion mediums is street fashion. I’m talking about looking like a million o’ bucks when you popped out of the house– not that “street” style that hides tons of sponsor $ behind a pretty smile and the latest runway looks. **hope these don’t fall into that group!**

Of course if you’ve been reading this blog, I’m sure it’s obvious that I love high fashion as much as I  love thrifting (O_O); half of my uni life was spent at the local Goodwill. So when I talk about street style, I mean this in its raw form. Everyday expression. I’m talking about people rocking their own clothes, imagine that. Haha

So dive into my collection of recent favorite looks.

photo credits: I’M KOO

Face Hunter

Jak & Jil

Street Peeper

Streetfsn

Elle UK

Bleach it up!

I’m too much of a creative for my thoughts to remain as such. Seriously, I get jumbled up just trying to control my train of thought. I suppose that sounds more like someone with too much mind clutter.. wonder if that’s a pre-req to tapping into creativity.

Anywho, bleaching jeans isn’t the most creative DIY so that bit about creativity…HAHA! (But I am.)

I’ve always wanted to bleach some jeans so I’ve finally done it.

Need: dark jeans, large/assorted size rubber bands(no hair bands), bleach and water, bucket

After consulting my trusty YouTube fam, I adhered to the following steps:

1. After choosing pants, cut any desired “rips” into your jeans while laying each leg on its side, with the seam lying at about the middle.

2. Wrap rubberbands around places you want to remain blue–My face: (0_0) as such, this was done randomly

3. Mix a solution of water and bleach in a bucket @ 2:1 ratio (I’ve also heard 4:1 so play with the mix without fuming yourself crazy)

4. Leave pants to soak, fully immersed, for a few hours while checking on bleaching process

(I moved this around w/ a hanger from time to time)

5. Take out when desired look is achieved. Put through the washer alone and dry. Enjoy.

I love that I can see the lines of the rubberbands and a ton of blue on my jeans. What’s the highlight of your acid wash experince?

mKanu

*as for the mixture ration, I tried roughly 3,4:1 and it took BLOODY FOREVER so I suggest closer to a 2:1 mix but you must do this in a ventilated area! I got a headache even at 4:1!

Les Bijoux: Trussardi F/W ’14

“Eccentricity as an expression of individuality for a woman who breaks the rules.”

These very words were used  to succinctly paint a picture for the viewing audience (yes, that includes those of us at home!). From that, I’m immediately thinking up some wild stuff– I always do when I see “break the rules”– after seeing the collection, I’m thinking more like   “rule bending” or  “conveniently ignoring steeze*-crushing rules.”  Either way, it’s apparent that while not earth splitting, this collection definitely had me wanting to “break” some rules. Fashion related, of course.

Two things that every collection I will probably ever like will need: an interesting mix of texture, and visually drawing technique. Pattern is a bonus. Of course, Trussardi lives up to it’s name as a premier producer of leather; this collection was full of leather in several pieces from dresses to pants and outerwear. The collection also featured beautiful patterned knits and fur, in many of the same forms. As such, a given look had several fabrics working together– leather on bottom, softened by various knits, some of which were metallic, thrown out of normal land with an ‘off’ frontal split, or those extremely lovely wide necklines featured in various knits.

Technique really played up the beauty of the fabric choices. I am particularly fond of the pleats and over sized/tucked-in form on the majority of the pants (tweed, Prince of Wales plaids, lightweight denim); I got the feeling this technique was reminiscent of an older time, but it felt instinctively right to me, almost as if this is something I see on the streets errday. Love.  I also appreciate (understatement!)  the technique of the aforementioned wide necklines, frontal skirt splits, and metallic pin-striped features.

A couple of other loves within this collection: the two one-piece looks, leather dresses and crested sweatshirt, the lush cream pantsuit, zebra printed leather skirt, leather accessories, and the fab loafers.

Check it out for yourself 😉

MK

**photo credits to wwd.com

*steeze (n.)- style with ease (stylized with -eze over -ase); effortless style.

Luv(sic)

Funny how the music puts time in perspective, add a soundtrack to your life and perfect it.

-Nujabes

Les Bijoux: Christopher Kane F/W ’14

You know how every so often (emphasis on often) you scroll through the shows of collections belonging to designers who have yet to WOW you? I cannot quite say this was the case with Mr. Kane, b/c I can say that this was the first time I studied his entire collection. No time for regrets, I just wish I’d found him sooner.

This season’s collection consisted of a lot of thoughtful juxtaposition between textures and shapes. There was a lot of heavy play between these elements, particularly with leather. At several points throughout the collection, leather and/or patent pvc was paired with fur, tight knits, or both! It was fresh to see, especially because I fooled myself into thinking I wasn’t particularly excited to see a collection heavily laden with patent ____. I was wrong.

I’ve said more than once that I am a sucker for technique and Mr. Kane piqued my interests. Some of my favorite looks included those that were riddled with cut-outs, particularly in pink, as well as those looks that featured those fab pieces trailing down the entire length of the models’ arms.  A few of the looks were reminiscent of a novel in my eyes; layers of sheer fabric with was manipulated, allowing the contrasting colors of the fabric itself to shine. In some of these looks, the fabric was pinned in several places, adding dimension, while in other looks, the pinning of the fabric created a boxy silhouette. I also loved the one LBD that was covered in barely-noticeable crystals! Lastly, while these weren’t my favorite looks, I give honorable mentions to the quilted leathers I saw in a few of the beginning looks, as well as some of his knits.

OMG did I mention the fabulous coats? From trenches in pink wool to leather, and those covered in pink fur…this was my next favorite part, second only the looks with cut-outs down the arms…and the novel- like dresses.

I was really impressed by this collection- actually, I was more impressed with the thought processes I know were behind this collection. I’m constantly amazed when I think about the WHY behind any given collection/ designer. I look forward to more from this guy.

Check it out for yourself.

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*all photos courtesy of whowhatwear.com- no infringement intended.

Sneek Peek: Christopher Kane F/W ’14

Some of my favorite looks from this season’s collection from Christopher Kane. Stay tuned for my upcoming review!

Sweater love ♥♥♥

I absolutely have an intense love for thick-knitted sweaters. In fact, I can’t even count how many I’ve added to the collection with each raid of my mom’s closet. *just love ’em*

Anywho, I thought I’d pair up one of my favorite white sweaters with matching white pants (stark white and cream color combos scare me) and accessorize the outfit in a few different ways to show how versatile any look can be; spark your creativity.

As I’ve said in previous posts, there is something about white on my skin that is irresistible to me… I can’t be the only one??? Maybe it’s the contrast between the starkness of white and the warmth of my skin tone. Je ne sais pas mais je l’adore.

The freshness of an all-white look begged to be paired with something contrasting to add mad interest to the entire look; I love to play with texture, levels and color and white provides a perfect canvas.

Check out the look and spread some love!!

Kanu

Here's to mixing red and green sans the Christmas look!
Here’s to mixing red and green sans the Christmas look!
Cold pose!brrr

Photography: Adams Bangurah (ignore his midget shadow hehe)

Vintage sweater, pants by INC, shoes by Michael Antonio, vintage green bag by Dooney and Bourke, red jacket by London Fog, gray trench by Espirit, shades by Versace

Perhaps never

All the world could fall for the shine in those eyes, the same way I did

It very much was like meeting the sun,

they burnt with vigor that scalded my soul and all at once made me want to forever capture those swirling lights in my every memory

That light, so emaciated and unloved, it twitches in anguish like darkness in the presence of God

It vanishes and appears,

giving weight to my notions of insanity

Surely my mind must be a twisted visual effect of confusion for me to so horribly cross these signals

Ever more distant, the dialtone became the ringtone

He’s sliding into that roladex of old contacts, a continually revolving door out of which comes me, and just me, every time

We enter, and amongst the chaos and silence, a kinetic connection between our skin and our fire seems to be dangling for dear life over the edge of the earth

 

Run run run and catch the sharp edge without slicing your fingers

Run run run to save a love, but it shall not be spared

Could there ever be another, I wondered, that would shine so brightly my reflection glimmering in those deep, dark pools would be enough to inspire this worn heart?

Perhaps

Perhaps not

Perhaps never