Posts from the “Designer” Category

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…

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…

10 Questions for Audrey Cantwell

Posted on January 27, 2010

I learned of Canadian fashion designer Audrey Cantwell completely by mistake. I was simply surfing the very popular website, Etsy.com when I stumbled upon her Etsy store “blackmarketbaby” and as many designers before her, I absolutely had to contact Ms. Cantwell regarding her designs. Below I have featured my favorite Audrey Cantwell designs as well as ten questions regarding them and her process of designing fashion. Take a look: 1. Your collections seem to have a dark themes. For example, your Howl collection includes a great amount of leather and studs and your most recent collection Salem features a lot of black colors and drapes. Why is that and how did you come up with the names for your collections? I`ve always had a…

Rachel Zoe for QVC

Posted on September 4, 2009

Rachel Zoe can’t dress herself but she sure can dress others. Featured above is a look at Rachel Zoe’s collection for QVC which includeds great jewels, faux furs (I’m sure that PETA will be satisfied) and eye-catching evening bags. Prices range from $32-$130. The pieces are an simple and affordable way to add some  spice to your basics this fall. I am sure everything will sell out quickly so get your credit cards ready! The collection will make its debut on QVC.com September 12th at 8pm EST. When I traveled to SoHo to interview Iris Loeffler last month, Ms. Loeffler took me to one of her favorite shoe stores, United Nude. I was instantly impressed with their designs – especially the Stealth design (featured below). I have featured my…

Fall Forward

Posted on August 23, 2009

I am writing this from Rhode Island where temperatures are well above 90 degrees – I’m going to the beach tomorrow, except if it is supposed to rain as I have been told. I’m slowly loosing my mind and I can’t wait for the fall, as many of  you already know since I’ve been writing about fall fashions since July. Thankfully there’s only 6 weeks left of this weather and then I can go from complaining about the heat to complaining about the cold. Thigh high boot -Michael Antonio/endless.com $69.00, Yellow bubble skirt – Alloy.com, 78.00, Nude platform – Aldoshoes.com, $90.00, Polka-dot dress – Topshop.com, $80.00, Tiered mini-skirt – H&M, $30.00, Belt – Forever21.com, $9.80, Opague tights – hue.com – $12.00, wetlook leggings and…

The Louie Vuitton Don Kicks it.

Posted on July 1, 2009

The much talked about sneakers designed by Kanye West for Louis Vuitton became available today – but good luck getting your paws on them, they’re already sold out! I wonder who bought these 900 something dollar sneakers, during this type of economy? West makes great music but he is your typical overconfident male which makes him annoying. Equally annoying is it the fact that he is suddenly part of the fashion world. However, I was surprised by is the fact that his sneakers for LV are actually quite nice (minus the price tag). Take a look: Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring 2010 I can’t help but to think the footwear below is really cool. I don’t care if they’re designed for men, I wouldn’t mind…

The First Lady of The Dance Floor

Posted on June 28, 2009

Lady Gaga is absolutely obnoxious. That’s why I like her and to think that she used to be a songwriter ie. someone who worked behind the scenes. Today, Lady G is one of the biggest pop stars in the world, she gets to wear leotards in public and is an artist that no one would recognize if she were to walk down the street in regular clothing and no make-up. She’s smart and by far one of my favorite artists. Below are photos of The First Lady of The Dance Floor from a feature in Maxim Magazine. Take a look: Get the look for less: I highly doubt anyone but Lady Gaga would wear a leotard and fishnets in public. But who knows? Some…

Liquid Metals

Posted on June 27, 2009

There’s something really daring about the looks below. British newcomer Roksanda Ilincic has created an almost gothic feel to the design with the dark lips and jetblack hair Whereas Michael Kors offers a more casual feel to the metallic color with simple make-up and beautiful pieces of jewelery The Marc Jacobs dress below was worn by Kate Moss and this is one of the first designs from Marc Jacobs that I am not incredibly fond of. There’s something greek goddess meets halloween about it and the design completely reminds me of a dress created by Patricia Field last year. However, the color of Marc Jacobs’s dress is excellent – It would flatter any skin color too! Farrah Fawcett I sat and watched Farrah Fawcett’s…

Bec & Bridge

Posted on June 23, 2009

Designers of The Week: Above is a photo of Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston who are the two designers behind the Australian label Bec & Bridge. Their label launched in 2003 and it has since been worn by celebrities such as Supermodel Miranda Kerr among others. Their designs are truly impressive especially for a brand that is relatively young. Below are my favorite Winter pieces from the brand.  I absolutely adore the chains, feathers, metallics, patent leather and gold details not to mention the simplicity illustrated in most of the designs. These looks seem like they would look good on anybody and the designs don’t seem like they would dominate the person wearing them. It doesn’t seem as though the designs would enter a room…

“It’s borderline pornographic”

Posted on June 18, 2009

Caution: Graphic Content featured below That is what Lisa Marchese (whom is a marketing specialist) said when interviewed by the Daily News in reference to the Calvin Klein ad above. I say to her, “YOU ARE BORDERLINE RIDICULOUS. YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME?!” I don’t know what is borderline pornographic about the ad above. They’re all semi-clothed while engaging in what seems like lustful behavior. So? If no one has noticed, sex and even the suggestion of it is what sells! Maybe people are freaking out because the ad can be spotted on Lafayette and Houston in New York City, right there on the street. It’s not like an advertisement in a magazine where you’re not forced to look at it but I still…

Dolce & Gabbana Does Marilyn

Posted on June 17, 2009

Thanks to Molly Sims, these Dolce & Gabbana designs caught my eye and interest.  Take a look: I am in awe. I absolutely adore the dresses but also the proportioned butterfly-shaped shoulders. I also feel that the hot pink colors mixed with the black and white colors are very powerful. You can view the rest of the Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2010 show here. What do you think? Jimmy Choo coming to H&M H&M is collaborating with an accessories brand for the first time. They’re teaming up with Jimmy Choo for holiday retailing and according to The Guardian , the collection will include footwear, accessories and clothing.  I don’t even want to know how fast that collection is going to sell out but it’s fantastic news,…

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Posted on June 15, 2009

I know, I’ve been writing a lot about Marc Jacobs lately but it’s not my fault that his designs are completely incredible!  And in this case, so are his prices!!! Anyways, below are my favorite special items which are available at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores. Find the nearest Marc by Marc Jacobs store near you here. The Eco Tote, $9.00 Creative Growth Tee, $25.00 The Pirate Charm Necklace, $16.00 Stone Ring, $12.00 Key loop, $5.00 Egyptian Flower Handbag, $18.00 Spike Ring, $12.00 Latin bracelets, $7.00 The Punk Clutch, $47.00 The Lipstick Pen, $1.50 Black Rhinestone Bracelet, $28.00 The NYU Skin Cancer Tee, $35.00 On a different note… Get the look for less! All links featured below are direct links and they will take…

Plastic Dreams

Posted on June 14, 2009

Until today, I didn’t think that it was at all possible to create shoes like high heels simply out of soft plastic. However, I stumbled upon Melissa shoes and they seem to be designed from just that! The shoes are created by transforming plastic spheres in to … Well, shoes. The plastic is manufactured in Brazil and according to stylefrizz, Melissa sells 2.3 million pairs of shoes a year. Vivienne Westwood is the lastest designer whom has signed models for Melissa and little did I know that I actually featured one of those models on youarewhoyouwear a few days ago. Below are my favorite Melissa designs. They are very interesting and diverse and I can’t believe I didn’t know of the designs until today.…

David Beckham for Armani

Posted on June 11, 2009

Like his wife, Victoria Beckham, Mr. Beckham is yet again posing for Armani & the pictures speak for themselves. Despite his odd hairstyle & weird prop/rope I believe he’s gorgeous and I love how they didn’t photoshop out his body hair. His tattoos are incredible too. Actually, who am I kidding? The entire campaign is smoking hot. What do you all think? One can purchase Emporio Armani Underwear here. On a different but similar note… Take a look at both the Spring & Fall Ready-to-Wear Emporio Armani Collections. The designs are youthful and flattering for any complexion. I am sooooo in love especially with the navy structured blazer featured in the third photo below. The natural make-up in the Spring RTW collection is incredible where…

Clutched

Posted on June 10, 2009

How fantastic is this Sylvia Toledano clutch!? If only the price tag was equally fantastic. One of these days, I’m going to make a D.I.Y project out of this! Get The Look for less! Check out Katy Perry in London, wearing a floral blazer that I instantly recognized. The design is from Topshop and it can be purchased here. The blazer is on the pricey side but I am almost certain that the other items in which are featured below are less expensive than those in which Ms. Perry is wearing :) All links featured in Get The Look for less, are direct links and will take you to the item featured on youarewhoyouwear as well as its proper place of purchase. To complete…

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