As one of the greatest woman photographers in the fashion world, Lillian Bassman presents stark contrast between light and dark, geometrical shapes, graininess, and digital induced negative Irving Penn-esque photographs.
The trailer has come out and this coming season's Gossip Girl looks absolutely beyond amazing! Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance of seeing them while I was in Paris for the month of July. Besides that, the fashion, the drama, the gossip, and the scenery (obviously) in the trailer make it look like this will be the best season yet! I know I cannot wait...can you? I seriously now plan on purchasing a ticket back to Paris for the fall to have a Parsons Paris reunion!
I have never in my life been so excited for Fall to arrive because my true passion and love for fashion and style emerges and I am able to play with layers and colors and textures. During the summer it is too hot and I feel restricted with what I can wear, so it is such a relief to be able to layer sweaters and scarves and coats! Every season I try to have a signature 'look'...last spring I wore Frye looking black, short combat boots with wool Ralph Lauren leggings, longer tops, a green army coat that ended mid-thigh, and I would either layer with two different textured black scarves or big fur collars. This season I'm going a bit less edgy and a bit more classic. I have always been obsessed with classic Ralph Lauren style...it is honestly the most beautiful and timeless style and so I plan on dressing more Equestrian, 1970's Harvard boy.
All black rubber Burberry boots that are very simple and that have no pattern, but rather the logo in black and raised on the side; black wool Ralph Lauren leggings, long layered tops/cardigans; a navy blue boys blazer that is on the shrunken/shorter side and that has shorter sleeves with gold button detail and cinch's in the waist; a fur collar that fits PERFECTLY with the blazer (sounds a bit weird and unusual to see a fur collar with such a fitted blazer...but it is to dieee forrr); and lastly my Marc Jacobs small long strapped black quilted bag with gold chain detail and my black vinyl Longchamp bag for school. My hair will be either pin straight or loose soft waves and I will be sporting my gold MK watch with lots of gold and brown leather jewelry. I also want to buy a nice trench this season, a distressed light brown leather saddle bag from Club Monaco, and also a tweed blazer with a big brown suede patch over the elbows...very Americana-esque.
Here are some images that emulate my Fall look obsession:
My obsession has switched from simply going on sites like The Sartorialist, Garance Dore, and LookBook, where you scroll through various pictures of peoples styles and looks, to watching short videos of people posing for the camera. It is somewhat awkward, but so much more interesting and raw. Pictures, although beautiful, can somewhat become stagnant whereas videos show the pure, in-the-moment essence of peoples style. You hear the traffic in the background and how the people move in their clothes...it's completely captivating, very intimate, and super addictive to watch. I watch the videos from one of my favorite sites Stockholm Street Style where they post both pictures and videos. I have posted a few of the many videos on YouTube by Stockholm Street Style; I could have easily posted a million!
It has been quite a while since I last blogged, and I have missed it so much! So much has happened to me in the past month; I traveled to Paris, Vernon, Giverny, Versailles, Amsterdam, Fontainebleau, but spent most of my time studying fashion photography at Parsons Paris. I did this journey on my own meeting people and loved ones along the way. I have so much built up inspiration inside of me that I want to express and share on this blog...I don't even know where to start! But I suppose I will start off by sharing some photos from my trip with the amazing friends I made at Parsons and go from there. Enjoy :)
Photo shoot at Parsons Paris
Vintage YSL gown for our shoot
I bought this dress at Zara in Amsterdam...one of my all time favorite purchases! This dress is so classic and fits me like a glove!