Archive for the ‘paris’ Category

dreaming of lanvin

October 4, 2009

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photo credits: wwd


ysl manifesto

September 8, 2009

first of all, i’d like to thank my lovely roommate erin, who has done the previous two posts as a guest blogger. because she’s not outing herself…i’ve gone and done it for her. she’s brilliant, and i’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed her brilliantly inspired musings!

as you all know, i’m insanely, over-the-moon-obsessed with ysl. twice yearly ysl releases 500,000 copies of their manifesto, and this year they’ve added seoul to the list of fabulous cities they visit pre-fashion weeks every year: paris, new york, hong kong, tokyo and milan (oh whyyyyyy isn’t chicago on that list? i mean, i know. but a girl can still dream). the first 2,000 passersby receive a tote with christy turlington’s campaign photo on it (ahhhhhhhhhhhh, i diiieeeeeeeeeeeeeee! whhhyyyyyyy can’t stefano pilati know how much i love him and his predecessor and everything about the fashion house itself and just SEND me a tote?!).

thank god for technology, though. because they’ve finally launched the manifesto online, and the entire collection will be available for download on the day of the launch (september 12th!).

please go to the website and look at their insane countdown…plus archives, and free screensavers and wallpaper (all of which has now been applied to my computer, worry not).

it’s interesting that this cropped up this evening, because as erin and i were driving home, we got into a huge discussion about our favorite designers…both of all time, and of the moment. it was a lovely that conversation that lasted for the duration of our drive, and led to us making no productive conclusions, other than my love for ysl (which i’ll have to defend forever, as inked left wrists cannot tell a lie), and that we’re obsessed with pretty much everything in one way or another.

and yours, my love? which designer would you continue to thrust upon your blog’s perfect and wonderful readership over and over, endlessly and forever?

muchos besos, amors! sorry for the lack of posts — i full-time start grad school (and a new job!) this week and am trying to get back into the flow of being a student again. i’m beyond thrilled, but i really need to buckle down, clean off my desk, stop writing from the couch with glass of wine in hand (although erin constantly and lovingly reminds me that red wine was ernest hemingway’s writing tool of choice) and start busting my ass. it will be!