Monday, August 30, 2010

Sweet Peek: Squeak Designs

My next installment of Sweet Peeks features Squeak Designs, also a newcomer to Sweet F.A. Heather Birch, the designer behind Squeak Designs, works mostly with latex and specializes in "making crazy custom hats and clothing for people who don't want fashion as usual." I am very excited to see her collection on the runway!!!!

Stay tuned for more from the designers!!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sweet Peek: Moovmint

My next Sweet Peeks features Moovmint. A newcomer to Sweet F.A., Moovmint designer Sundari Franklin hand paints and dyes her boots to make something unique. Here is what she has to say about her line:

"I am a fashion designer gone boot creator. I was inspired by black and my dislike for it (not my dislike necessarily, but not my style.) I started to create boots that had some sort of color, some beauty to them. I started playing around with different dye techniques and embroiderys and fell in love with turning black into something else. These boots are literally walking art."

We have never had a shoe designer show at one of our fashion shows before , so this is new and exciting for us. Stay tuned for more!!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Girl on a Motorcycle

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

Lately I have been seeing lots of editorials featuring girls on motorcycles. They are cool and all, but they can never live up to my all time favorite Girl on a Motorcycle, Marianne Faithfull.
I am very partial to movies that were made in the 1960's, but Girl on a Motorcycle is one of my all time faves. A big reason for that is the magnificent and gorgeous Marianne Faithfull, one of my biggest rock and roll style icons. If you have not seen this movie yet, her leather bodysuit alone is reason enough to see it. One time muse (and girlfriend) to Mick Jagger and graced with a beautiful singing voice, Marianne Faithfull is definitely someone to be admired. Yes she had a drug problem and for a time lived on the streets of London, but don't most of our most favorite stars go through some sort of peril? Wouldn't they be boring if they didn't?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sweet Peek: Clair Vintage Inspired

Photo Courtesy Linger Studios

This is the first installment of my "Sweet Peek" series, which will be featuring designers from my upcoming fashion show Sweet F.A.

Today I am featuring Clair Vintage Inspired made by Alyson Clair. Clair has been with Doom Town Productions pretty much from the beginning, and it has been very exciting to see Alyson grow as a designer and put out great collections season after season. Here is what she has to say about her latest endeavor, "The Cameo Collection":

"I am constantly inspired by my surroundings, past and present. This collection came to me from the Cameo Theater, located in my hometown of Newberg, Oregon. The theater was built in 1937, and remains in it's original state today. I could stare at the beauty of the architecture and and aesthetic of the period for days on end." 

Stay tuned for my next Sweet Peek, as well as more posts about what inspires this fashion show the most, rock and roll!!!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Love in a Void

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

This brings me back to my goth days. While I will always love The Cure and Siouxsie, I definitely was way more into the scene when I was younger. I did not really dress to the extreme (I wore a lot of black and had black hair with Betty Page bangs) but I did frequent the goth and industrial clubs of San Francisco about 10 years ago. Once in a while I will go to Shadowplay in Portland if I need a goth fix.

My rock and roll fashion show Sweet F.A. is coming up on September 4th, so this will be the first of many rock-centric posts that I will be featuring in the next couple of weeks. I will also be writing about the designers, so stay tuned!!!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dukes of Hazzard

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

I'm all for short shorts, but if and only if they are worn in the right context and with the right shirt, jacket, accessories, etc. But these shorts by A.Y. Not Dead? Seriously? I can't think of any time or place where these shorts would be appropriate except in the pool or in the bedroom. Maybe with tights under them, but only at night. Who wears these short shorts? Certainly not me.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


The other night I was feeling a little icky, so instead of sewing like I was supposed to I decided to peruse the ASOS online catalog. Here are a few of my favorites:


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

If you have been living in a cave or under a rock you probably have not heard about the film Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which is getting great reviews and it's release is much anticipated in the comic book/video game/youth world. I was lucky enough to see it before it's release at a private screening thanks to my friend Joe Nozemack who owns Oni Press which publishes the graphic novel the movie is based on. I have not read the books yet, but everyone keeps saying that it's the best movie adaptation of a comic book ever, which is huge. All I know is that the movie was awesome and hilarious and the fight scenes were really well executed. I know this movie is definitely targeted for and written about a younger generation than mine, but I could totally relate to the movie because it reminded me of how I was in my late teens (except for the fighting part.) Of course I am a huge Michael Cera (who plays Scott Pilgrim) fan and love everything he has ever done, but the two characters that I really liked were Wallace Wells (played by Kieran Culkin) and Knives Chau (played by Ellen Wong.) Wallace was witty and hilarious throughout the entire movie and Knives was completely adorable. I also liked Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Winstead is actually featured on the cover of the upcoming issue of W (she is on the far right)

Via Fashion Copious

W has a new logo and re-vamped their magazine under the new editor and chief Stefano Tonchi, and this is a triple gatefold which W has never done before. I have been a longtime subscriber to W and am curious to see how the changes will affect the magazine.

Anyways, you should really go and see this movie. It comes out tomorrow and you won't be disappointed!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Water & Oil

Via Fashion Copious

I think most people will agree that very rarely does an editorial shock or provoke anymore. It seems like we have seen it all. This editorial for the August 2010 issue for Vogue Italia is the first editorial that has shocked and provoked me in quite a while. I don't think this would have ever made it into the pages of American Vogue and I am so glad that Steven Meisel and Kristen McMenamy did this shoot and Italian Vogue featured it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

These Days

Via Fashion Gone Rogue

I love this editorial because every picture looks like a movie still from a 1960's film. I especially like the second and last images.