Friday, September 6, 2013
Yesterday I pranced my way to the Chelsea Piers to see the Ivana Helsinki SS14 collection. Paola Suhonen, designer and creative director of the brand, is very fond of melding her fashion designs with her art, be it photography or videography. She chose to play a short fashion film before the models came out, a sort of mood film if you will. It was very beautiful and set the tone for the nostalgic, 70s inspired designs that came down the runway.
Some of the better looks I wasn't able to get on camera, including one of my favorites, a blue, jersey sleeveless shirt with bell-bottom inspired denim pants. While her the collection itself did not veer far from her usual inspiration, it ring truer, more cohesive perhaps, than her past efforts. Long, flowy dresses, made for the Scandinavian models no doubt, and floral prints were all there, but also polka dots, deep purple-red lips and exaggerated floppy hats were present paired with classic chunky stacked heels and colored gloves. Her spring/summer collection had the perfect amount of girlishness mixed with whimsy retro.
Style photographer Mari J Brooklyn pulled me aside for a quick photo. I'll post that as soon as she does ;) Stay cute ladies and if any of you will be out these next few days for NYFW hit a girl up @weweredamsels
Posted by Damsels at 1:26 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
No I haven't disappeared, I've been working, and navigating the NYC dating scene albeit rather unsuccessfully. In one year of singledom I feel I've learned (too much), lost (too much) and at last found myself at home in my own skin.
I took a trip down to AZ recently, last month to be exact, after what seems like the longest winter in NY to date. Having lived here nearly ten years, that's saying quite a lot. I'm reminded of these lyrics in "The Boxer" by Simon and Garfunkel, "and wishing I was gone, going home, where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me."
I am being a tad melodramatic, just a tad! I really miss the style blogosphere. At some point I reminded myself that I wanted to work in fashion not just talk about it with teenagers online. No offense to them. I seriously wish I could suck the life force out of teenagers. They are so inspired, so in love, so intense about everything.
Just like I used to be.
That's what I've been doing, working in fashion and while it's not as glamourous as you'd think it is pretty damn exciting. I won't get into details here. My birthday is tomorrow, I'll be 23.
I'd been hoping to wear this dress, but NYC is still gloomy and cold. Eshakti sent it to me and offered to customize. It fits my exact measurements! Fits like a dream, how I hope every dress will fit when I try it on. In these photos I'd gained two or three pounds, my grandmother is a freakin' taco factory, she's such a sweetheart.
And that's my first personal style post in over a year.
Posted by Damsels at 11:12 AM
Friday, December 21, 2012
Here I am wearing Maggie May lipgloss from the "Kisses On My List" lipgloss set. Don't my lips look ultra juicy?? They're actually fairly unkissable, ask any ex-bf of mine, but this lipgloss sure does the trick.
The set comes with seven lipglosses. This is an everyday fave.
I also used the "Want You To Want Me" eye shadow palette for this toned down bronze-eye effect.
Get that one here.
I recreated it using this example:
You may have missed that Christmas deadline, but you still have to look hot for NYE right?