The Life of Elizabeth Taylor

Posted on November 25, 2012

Lindsay Lohan will star as Elizabeth Taylor in the upcoming movie “Liz & Dick” on the TV channel Lifetime. When Taylor passed last year, I had never really heard of her until then and when I saw the morning news speaking of her, I decided to look her up. I can now understand why so many people consider her to be an intriguing woman – from her exotic looks, her jewelry collection, her many marriages and for the fact that she is looking at Richard Burton in this photo instead of her newborn child.

Many have compared Lohan and Taylor for their similar, chaotic lifestyles. Both were child actresses, both struggled with addiction as well as relationship woes and while I will not tune into “Liz & Dick” I do feel as though there are similar circumstances in which the actresses have both endured  but I don’t think it is fair to compare one of my generations bigger train wrecks to the life of one of Hollywood’s Golden Ages icons. My generation does not compare to that of Liz’s, especially when it comes to things like this.

Images via: Pintrest.com & Wikipedia.com

NARS x ANDY WARHOL

Posted on November 7, 2012

NARS Cosmetics has just released a cosmetic line in honor of Andy Warhol and they are celebrating his life in a beautiful way! I am not much for color when it comes to make-up. However, I think everyone knows that Mr. Warhol’s art left the world a little more colorful so I found this collection to be really fun and appropriate. The cosmetics collection is available for purchase at Sephora as well as on the NARS Comestics website. Here are my favorite picks from the limited-edition collection:

Images are via. Sephora.com & Narscosmetics.com

SHOP IN SPITE OF HURRICANE SANDY

Posted on November 3, 2012

 

 

 

Hurricane Sandy has impacted the lives of New Yorkers, New Jerseyites, those from Connecticut and others from all over the Northeast. I would also like to take this time to acknowledge those who have been impacted by this Hurricane in Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba as well. After watching the telethon last night which featured Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Steven Tyler, etc. I thought that there had to be a way to donate money online as well. I started searching some of my favorite online stores and here’s a list of a few stores who are donating money to the Red Cross in an attempt to aid in disaster relief… If you’re going to spend money, you might as well spend it on something good!

Stylebop is pledging 10 percent of all sales between November 1–7 to the American Red Cross’s efforts.

 

A percentage of proceeds from Ferragamo boutiques nationwide and Ferragamo.com will be donated to the American Red Cross today through Sunday, November 4.

Barneys New York is giving 10 percent of all sales from its Madison Avenue flagship on Sunday, November 4, to the American Red Cross.

eBay set up a Hurricane Sandy page where users can browse items that benefit related charities.

Gilt City has pledged to donate 30 percent of sales from its New York City site to the American Red Cross through Sunday, November 4.

The Coveteur  is donating 100 percent of profits to the American Red Cross.

Penfield is donating $10 from every online purchase to the American Red Cross.

Reformation will donate 10 percent of online sales to the American Red Cross through November 8. 20% off all items with coupon code “refrelief”.

 

 

Images via: NYMag.com. Logos are via each individual brands website.

RELAUNCH

Posted on November 2, 2012

I have ended my work with Object Collectors Item and will, once more, be focusing on my own work here on YOU ARE WHO YOU WEAR. Despite my not having actively blogged on here for over two years, I still get plenty of “hits” and comments – you all are a delight, thank you! I’ve had such a wonderful few years with Object and I will never forget what a privilege it was to work for a fashion house like Object. Thank you to those of you who presented me with the opportunity. I will truly never forget it.

It’s been a hectic few years, folks! I just moved to New York City a few months ago and I am now contemplating a move to Colorado. I am still in school and I am graduating college in May. I hope to continue my education at Colorado State University so hopefully I am accepted there. I have missed blogging for myself and by myself. While The Object Fashion Blog did not limit me in any way, shape or form as a blogger, I do appreciate being responsible for my own product and not that of a major company. I’ve deemed it appropriate to use this post as a time to reflect on my time at Object and some of the work that I completed with/for them with some pictures. So here we go:

Fall RTW 2010

Posted on March 3, 2010

I firmly believe that Fall/Winter runways are always much more intense and interesting than the Summer/Spring runways. The opportunities that designers have to incorporate layers, heavy colors, dramatic make-up, etc. always allows for a more interesting show. I have chosen the top five Fall RTW 2010 runways. Take a look:

I had never heard of Iceberg until today. What fantastic designs! Alfred Hitchcock is the brilliant mind behind these designs. A mix of menswear and voluptuous furs allowed for a youthful, fun runway.  I did not see one ensemble that did not look ready-to-wear. At Iceberg it was all about the length. The checkered blouses were worn with calf-length pencil skirts, long ribbed cardigans were paired with ankle-cropped pants. Men’s shirts were worn suspended from the shoulders and a black ribbon which added such a feminine, beautiful touch. Absolutely fantastic.

There are so many brands included in this post that I have never heard of! Pollini is yet another powerhouse that I knew nothing of until today. Pollini was rugged, chic and simple. Jonathan Saunders created such a grunge vibe in his designs, yet everything felt feminine as well. A complete winner!

Emilio Pucci’s RTW collection is more of a dream than ready-to-wear. He stayed true to his exotic patterns and colors, sleek furs and a fantastic mix of colors. The collection was sexy, dark and a perfect fit for the red carpet.

Les Copains is one of my favorite collections of all times. The mix of colors, patterns and fabrics let me speechless. I absolutely loved everything from their knitwear to the model’s sleek, straight hair and dark make-up.

Gareth Pugh was my favorite surprise from the bunch! Pugh is usually completely extreme – almost to the extent that it looks like no real person could pull off his designs. However, this time around the collection was wearable and almost plain. Absolutely Ready-to-Wear.

Source: NYMag.com

Forrest and Bob Pt. II

Posted on March 3, 2010

There are certain types of media that can’t really be described. Media that makes you speechless, blush and quite frankly raise your heartbeat just a little bit. This type of media was found in my inbox, just a few days ago. Sent from designers Forrest & Bob, I got a sneak peak  at their new lingerie collection as well as their S/S 2010 collection. The campaign was shot in Los Angeles and features three models and Carlos Leon. For the first time, Forrest & Bob are creating menswear. The Danish designers are well known for their basic tank designs and after having posed the question, “what do I wear underneath these tank tops?” Forrest and Bob offered me the perfect answer. The lingerie featured in their new campaign is almost as basic as their tank tops; feminine, sexy and simple. You just can not go wrong with these designs! Take a look:

For more, click here.

Source: forrestandbob.com

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