I’m finally home and it feels so good! My sincerest apologies for the absence of posts, I’ve been traveling non stop. At least I have a few days back in Chicago to edit some footage before heading off to Paris for my favorite week of the year!

Since returning from Las Vegas I’ve kept in touch with a bunch of the amazing people I got to during my few days there. One of whom, was Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This. On top of being so nice, she is incredibly creative. If you haven’t seen her blog before you must check it out, you’ll want to start crafting everything you see! Below is a clip of Erica telling the story behind how she started P.S. I Made This and all of the exciting opportunities that have come of it…

On our second day at WWDMAGIC, Erica had a station set up where we fashioned these amazing pearl necklaces. Here are a few pictures from the workshop and Erica modeling the final product.

P.S. I Made This

Erica Domesek Workshop

The Final Product

Hi to all! I’m finally in Las Vegas at WWDMAGIC and have been so busy (but it’s been so much fun)!! Yesterday was my first day at the show where I got to spend time in the Teen Vogue Blogger Lounge with some friends and fellow bloggers. Besides participating in the Teen Vogue ‘Style-off’, another highlight of my day was spending some time in the skybox with the Vice President of WWDMAGIC Mr. Christopher Griffin. It was great talking with someone whose target audience isn’t necessarily the New York Fashion Week crowd, but rather the majority of consumers across America. Below is a quick clip of him talking about the ‘turn-over’ rate in fashion. As much as I love fashion week, I do think it’s a bit silly that as we speak designers are showing collections that won’t be available to the public for practically six months. He had some great points that addressed this perplexing idea and how WWDMAGIC is the answer.

Here are a few pictures I took yesterday of WWDMAGIC and the Teen Vogue lounge. It was madness… But so fun!

Here are two of the final videos in the Lady Gaga MET series… Unfortunately there is only one more to follow but I think it is truly the best of her four song set. These are two clips that she did on the piano. The first was her classic speech where she made an inappropriate comment that I’m sure Ms. Wintour wasn’t too happy with. But she redeemed herself by truly preforming above and beyond anyones expectations. The second clip is of her doing a rendition of speechless. Whether you are a Gaga fan or not, you have to admit, she’s talented.

Thought it was time to bring out another portion of my interview with Daphne Guinness. As I hope you’ve been able to see thus far with parts one and two she’s incredibly open and such a nice person. She’s of course known best for her amazing style and creativity but in part three of the series she discusses another passion of hers: music. Who knew she had perfect pitch and was a classically trained singer?? But of course, the conversation soon turned back to fashion towards the end when we discussed the often horrid costumes of the opera. Enjoy!

Here is the second installment of the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective that took place at the Petit Palais in Paris last March through August. I didn’t think it would be fair to give you the first part and keep you waiting too long for part 2! I of course loved the entire show but if I had to choose I actually favored the second half…

Although a majority of the exhibit was couture I felt the beginning really showcased what an influential designer Yves was to the ready-to-wear industry, focusing more on his amazing tailoring with looks including his pea coats, suits, and safari collection. In this clip, however, you will see pieces like the incredible flower capes at the beginning, his Van Gogh sequin jackets, the Mondrian dress (arguably his most well known design) and the African Queen Collection to which Iman was his muse. There are also a slew of black tie gowns and my favorite vignette was the chiffon dresses which were in the last portion of the exhibit. I thought the fabric swatches lining the walls were brilliant and the mirrored ceiling made it seem like they carried on forever. Around the four minute mark you will see there was an incredible wall filled with Yves famous tuxedos showcased on black lacquer mannequins. Because the room had such dim lighting it is hard to appreciate their true beauty on film, but I can assure you that in person they were breathtaking.

Here are a few stills of other clips. The first is the entrance to the exhibit and the second and third are of Pierre Bergé. Mr. Bergé co-founded YSL with Yves and was his partner from the beginning to the end. He is now the head of the Yves Saint Laurent foundation and archive in Paris.

Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit

Pierre Bergé

Pierre Bergé