I thought I had a good wardrobe of clothes. I am so. wrong. -T-ray-cee

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ice Skating Costume Evolution!!

I have to say that this year all the competitors in the 2010 Olympic Women's figure skating had fantastic costumes. They had nice sparkle with sequins, hard core crystals, and bright hues. Finally, fashion has reached the ice skating costume industry. Before, costumes were tacky, cheap, and ew.

Exhibit A:

*shivers* Do I even have to explain that one?

Exhibit B:


OKAY! Here are the three 2010 olympic women's figure skating medalists' costumes. I thought all three were amazing.

Exhibit A: Yu-na Kim's outfit for the 2010 Olympics. Nice crystals and blue! Suits her well.

Exhibit B: I thought Mao Asada looked the cutest! Her dramatic outfit and gestures. The outfit is nice witht he feathers on the bottom. The red makes her look seductive. :)

Exhibit C: Joannie Rochette looked beautiful in her short program performance.

Look at the difference... It seems that skaters today have become increasingly concerned with their appearance. Costumes can cost up to thousands of dollars! All that sparkle and cool stuff. See the evolution?

<3 Tracey

Vera Wang extends her talent to the ice

I was recently told that Vera Wang did ice skating costumes and that she previously competitively ice skated. Since when?!?!?!?!?! I was totally shocked and so I researched some of her costumes. They're beautiful * q * <- my drool face that my sister taught me. See the drool from the q? haha okay back to the amazing Vera. Apparently, she designed Evan Lysacek, Olympic Gold medalist figure skater's costume. Isn't it beatiful?

Oh my Vera. You've done a wonderful job! Those awesome clear Swarovski crystal covered snakes that accentuate his body and pop amongst the black canvas. Then the black snake just adds harmony and balance; thus evening out the elements. Not too little, not too much. I'm in love~

Vera also did another skater, Nancy Kerrigan. Nancy is so pretty in Vera's designs in the 1994 Olympic games. Vera also designed for ice skater Michelle Kwan.

This is my second favorite of Nancy.

It looks like a cute mini wedding dress~

Good job Vera. I'll do another post about the 2010 Olympic women skaters' outfits!

<3 Tracey

Friday, February 12, 2010

R.I.P. Alexander McQueen the genius

Alexander McQueen's Spring 1998 show

February 11, 2010, Alexander McQueen, a brilliant and wildly creative fashion designer committed suicide at 40 years of age by hanging himself. He was devastated at his mother's death. McQueen and his designs stormed the London fashion scene in the 1990s; London again became a chic and cool. He was the youngest of 6 siblings and did not grow up to a wealthy childhood. No one will forget McQueens unforgettable fashion shows, clothes, and the impact he made on society with his out-of-the-box ideas. His ingenous and beautifully made clothes were worn by many celebrties on the red carpet. Many designers and celebrities including Vivienne Westwood, Lady GaGa, and etc said their condolences. He also made Lady Gaga's famous lobster shoes from her video "Bad Romance". His vision was the impossible made into reality. London's Fashion Week, coming soon will sincerely miss Alexander McQueen's great contribution to the fashion industry. Flowers from fans were placed in front of his shops in London.

<3 Tracey

Black History Month Spotlight: André Leon Talley

André Leon Talley, born in Durham, North Carolinaon on October 16, 1949, is the editor-at-large for American Vogue. He has earned an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Savannah College of Art & Design. He has been the fashion industry for 25 years now. André advocates new fashion designers; to name a few, Tracy Reese and Rachel Roy. He was also ranked 45th out of Out magazine's "50 Most Powerful Gay Men & Women in America". He is also responsible for introducing Jason Wu to Michelle Obama. Eventually, Michelle Obama bought a couple of dresses from Wu. André works for Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of American Vogue)

He is also friends with Diana Vreeland (former editor-in-chief of American Vogue, now Costume Institute consultant), Mariah Carey, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Venus Williams. André has written an autobiography entitled, A.L.T.: A Memoir

André is also known for his outrageous dressing. Interesting Mr. André~~

October 29, 2005 the Fendi 80th Anniversary All Hallow's Eve party hosted by Karl Lagerfeld.

<3 Tracey

Monday, February 1, 2010

Black History Month: Tyra Banks


Known For: her eyes, her body (thanks to Victoria Secret), and (now) her shows

Tyra Banks is one of the most widely known (ex) models to date; known for her career as a Victoria Secret Model and now as a talk show host, on Tyra, and a judge on America's Next Top Model.

She first began by signing with ELITE modeling agency in 1990 and in 1992 had a series of shoots beginning with Harper Bazaar's magazine spread, then ended up on Harper Bazaar Germany's cover , following being put on Elle, Vogue, and other magazines. Later, she dabbed into acting and became spokes person for the Oprah show.

She is mostly known for being the first African-American woman on the cover on Sports Illustrated Magazine in 1997. Also, for having and ending her feud with Naomi Campbell and having her own shows, the Tyra Show and America's Next Top Model.

In recent years, she was honored by BET in 2008, modeled for the Black Issue in Italian Vogue, modeled on V Magazine along side rising supermodel, Sessilie Lopez, and modeled as Michelle Obama in Bazaar Magazine, in 2008 as well.

Noticing trends

I was shopping in a store and I suddenly saw this girl who was wearing this dress! I rather like Philosophy's collection for Spring 2010. I was confused at first, but then I thought the red lips were really adorable! I don't know, it has a nice neutral tone, and the lip color is a good color accent.

i'm starting to warm up to these dresses by Philosophy. Lately, I've been buying cute patterns like these. They make a cute innocent look for Spring.

that's heavy duty Mr. Oscar de la Renta

I enjoyed this piece by Derek Lam. It has a 40's polka dot vibe going on which reminds me of a good movie I saw recently. Revolutionary Roads with Kate Winslet and Leonardo di Caprio! Oh Katie an Leo~

I saw a lot of ruffles. i guess Spring's going for the feminine neutral/pastel style again. Everything's technically in bloom since none of the colors are super bright. They're mostly dulled down like spring and morning dew! :D Thank you for picturess

<3 Tracey