When you see colorful prints in playful silhouettes, it’s most likely a Proenza Schouler creation. The duo behind one of my favorite designer houses whipped out a green-with-envy collection with tie-dyes and frilly skirts. The structured-mustard-olive scheme is a house signature but the S/S 2011 collection was very neutral and relaxed; what style did Proenza venture on this year?
While Joan Rivers believes that Mila Kunis was a roadkill in the red Alexander Mcqueen dress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, I say she looked like a goddess. Young actress Mila Kunis played it safe with train-long, flowy dresses for this year’s red carpet moments. Seen on the compilation above are some of the occasions where we find her looking absolutely stunning in dresses done by different ateliers.
(L-R) Screen Actors Guild: Alexander McQueen People’s Choice Awards: J. Mendel Golden Globes: Vera Wang Oscar’s: Elie Saab Couture
(c) Fashion Firewoman
Photos compiled from justjared.buzznet.com, fadedyouthblog.com, geekpurses.com, catwalkqueen.tv
When I was a frosh and working as a features staffer for the school publication, I was tasked to cover Philippine Fashion Week (PFW) because of one Benildean who was part of the New Generation Show— I can’t really remember his/her name but what I do remember are the ambush interviews I did with my friend Abbu Cabrera who was working as a news staffer.
In this weak video (I apologize for my poor skills), you will see Project Runway 1 and 2 finalists Veejay Floresca, one of the ecstatic gays from the Miss Universe 2010 funny video and Santi Obcena, the most consistent from his batch of designers. You will also see Cebuana designer and owner of Vanilla Label Vania Romoff, Greta De Castro who shone light on my taffeta dreams and Kat Corpuz who dazzled me with her Leonila dress. I was also able to talk to designer Sassa Jimenez and top model Teresa Herrera, who was so kind to ask a few questions about me.
Seeing the video again made me realize how young and nervous I was (hint: manifested in my many “yahs”) talking to these designers especially with Veejay who has been a personal favorite ever since I saw him on Project Runway. I swear I could have froze to Vania’s beauty or Kat’s dress but I’d like to believe that I was able to sail through.
I’m glad that I knew what I was talking about so the interviews weren’t all Q&A, it was more like a conversation between a designer and an avid fan but really, aside from Veejay and Santi, I don’t think I’ve heard of any of the people in the video. No offense intended, I just haven’t had the chance to familiarize myself with Filipino designers back then and I’m still working on it until now. ;)
I was 17, talking taffeta and pleating with Filipino designers, seating on the front row of every fashion show that afternoon. Looking back made emotions rush back, mixed excitement and regret; the latter, because I know I could have documented this better. It’s not everyday that a Multimedia Arts frosh gets an express ticket to front row to PFW— it was an early experience that I will definitely remember.
Jil Sander is a modern minimalist. She designs clothes that are modern and chic without trying to keep up with the trends.The best part is that all pieces from the collection are very wearable. She stayed true to herself by making plenty of neutral-toned businesswomen ensembles.
The designer has collaborated with Japanase casual clothing brand Uniqlo and has won the Brit Insurance Design Award.