Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Quote of the Moment: Stick Figures

"You guys aren't like the interns that go to FIDM. I feel like if I told them to write something smart, they'd give me stick figures."
-Boss talking to intern, overheard in downtown L.A.

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Video of the Moment: The One

Relish in the visual cornucopia of color, geometry, movement, and sexiness. Brought to you by Ms. Kylie Minogue. Happy Friday to you all! Enjoy your weekend!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

News of the Moment: Fall 2012 Menswear Highlights

It's an inevitable truth that fashion is in a constant flux of change. It's also a truth that menswear hasn't changed that much in the last century. So how do these contradictory things reconcile?

What's new for Fall? New colors, new fabrics, new silhouettes.

Right this moment, I am gushing at designers that are actively renewing the vision of what men should consider wearing. It may be as simple as introducing new colors, using different sorts of fabrics, or even experimenting with silhouettes. Some of my Fall 2012 highlights include:

Lanvin - color blocking, utility with the puffer-jacket-and-coat combo, mini briefcases that lend an air of professionalism, and the shifting shoulder.

Rick Owens - the brand's staple man-skirts gets a new whirl, high-waisted trousers with dropped crotch, leather jackets, and a shamanistic attitude to boot.

Raf Simons - youth culture, horse hair as accessories, ombre color effects, oversized sweaters and jackets, and winter shorts that adds a sporty vibe to the collection.

Bottega Veneta - more colors but this time the selection has matured, classic tailoring, and a smart use of color patches on suits to rev things up.

Jil Sander - black on black on more black, leather suiting that's super sleek and shiny, Jil Sander-branded paper lunch bags, and humorous collars that relieves a rather serious mood.

Gucci - velvet jackets, jewel tones, floral prints in masculine colors, and lounge-y sophistication.

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Introspection of the Moment: Time to Move On

On the run
This is in response to Holly Robinson's article "Why I Told My Daughter to Quit Her Job": Yes, Ms. Robinson, spot on!

As Ms. Robinson stated, having a job should be looked as a stepping stone to a job that you truly want to do in life; it should not be considered as your sole source of income that you should enslave yourself to.

If you do not enjoy the job, sure, stay for a while until you get your life stabilized (as in, pay the bills for the apartment, gain experience, build up professional contacts, etc.). For the meantime, be honest with yourself about what you really want to do in life, something that you truly can exclaim "I love doing this!"

Trust me, life is too short to stick to one gig.

Another thing: if a job becomes dreadfully mundane and you are sincerely not learning or developing new skills, then I only have this response for you: Time to move on!

Trust me, life is too short to stick to one gig. I'd be more than happy to try many things and find out my true passion than be unadventurous and stick to a miserable job. Don't get me wrong, we need jobs that can give us a living, but there's only so much suckiness we ought to take.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Video of the Moment: Shop N Swap

Lookie loo! It's a video coverage of Shop N Swap. If you imagine a miniature trade show, crafts workshop and clothes swap mating, this would be its stylish and super creative offspring.

I worked that night, commanding the booth for Aussie-based clothing line, OHARA. It just so happens that that particular day was the last day of finals so you can just imagine the mental duress my mind just suffered through.

This event was a great place to meet people in the fashion industry!

In other words, I was not prepared for any video coverage of any sort. I'm just thankful that I didn't slur my little speech when describing OHARA. Still, I can't help but notice that I sounded like I was on amphetamines.

Anyway, a grand gesture of gratitude to Hunter of for the video coverage, Rony for the photography, Space 15 Twenty for the location, and Something Creative LA for the opportunity to work with you!

P.S.: This event was a great place to meet people in the fashion industry! I was just amazed at the visionaries that I was able to talk to and spend time with.

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