magical mystery tour

I give my regards to the New York Fashion Week hashtag on tumblr, being the addictive blogger I am. If you haven't been to http://milkmade.com/ yet, I suggest you go for the pure enjoyment you get out of avidly moving a bar back and forth to see the before and after beauty shots. Oh, and just staring at the Erin Fetherston collection and spending way too much time deciding what pictures to save for your blog. I hope you aren't dissatisfied by my choice in picture-saving and picture-posting.
I never really had any particular liking towards Erin Fetherston, but I don't feel the same way once I had a good look at her new collection. The collection is very in-touch with the celebrity culture of the 1960s, hence a floral shift dress named the "Mia dress". Of course everyone's quite familiar with my 60's obsession.

Notice the outstanding similarity between a Erin Fetherson floral print to the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour prints. Alas, only a Beatles freak could make this comparison.


the teddy girl

Hello, long time no blogging. It was probably because I was preoccupied with my tumblr (which can be found at http://theprotagonist-.tumblr.com/), consisting of some cool stuff that I kinda like a lot (you know the drill, vintage fashion, boy bands from the 1960s, vintage in general, sometimes new runways). And now I'm in the process of getting back into blogging again since my freshman year just slapped me in the face with lots of information to take in at once. As enjoyable as it is, the first week was exhausting. So I turn to blogging to release many ideas swirling directionless in my head and just some cool stuff that I think other people think is cool too. Nevermind my excuses though!
I took the annual visit to Fashion Night Out on the 8th which pretty much included telling Jason Wu, Tavi Gevinson, and Theophilus London how much I love them (oh, and joining the mob to catch a glance of Nicki Minaj outside of Yves Saint Laurent too). And of course the clothes, you know, continuing my endless admiration and musings for everything fashion.
I went head over heels when I actually got to speak to Jason Wu in the midst of a chattery Bergdorf Goodman sipping champagne out of cans. He's very chill, he isn't the chattery type. I guess a person's best ideas doesn't come from words, and that makes them a somebody. Just a quick thought. As the event entailed, I was on my toes to see Jason Wu's new collection first before anything else to open up to the latest Fashion Week. Just like everything else that's been going on in my life, it came as a surprise, the amount of time before Fashion Week was actually here. At least I have the hazy photography, clothing catalogues, and Abbey Road on LP so I don't have to be too surprised.
"Old school techniques that were electrocuted," Wu described. A quote like that probably embodies why I practically gave him my life story that Thursday night. His collections don't take a hold and smash my imagination that's caught up in the past, he brings it into reality. The collection, to me, was a melting pot of the youth subcultures that I've been obsessed with for a while now. Maybe not directly, but created so it suited the times we're in now, or for the people who aren't as obsessed with poor quality pictures from 50 years ago as I am. Jason Wu probably makes me sound less like an old woman whining about how lost the present is (I just turned fourteen, everyone says I'm too young for that type of thing).


the prada musings

A dreamlike, summery moodboard was made above due to the overwhelming new thought I've been having on Prada after the last before last post (http://pinkonthespot.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-collection-obsession.html). I love how the collections progress between each other, and the spring is definitely a collection I've had some new ideas on. It's "1960 summer"-like, the collection, and is almost as if we peak into the dreams of a woman at the time: ready to let go but not quite free. It is like the summer before she transforms but yet very dreamlike, like a woman's dream, in particular. That's what the 1960's were for women: they broke free and really did "live their dreams". I think fashion takes powerful messages from the pasts and pairs them with a modern sophistication to make something new and improved, but not necessarily disregarding the old-fashioned. From looking at past covers of Vogue, particularly from the 1960's, the similarities between them and the new Prada collection may be a couple, but Miuccia paired the classic with something timeless, new, and youthful:


my collection obsession

Quite a lot has gone down in Fashion Week past, and God knows I'm pretty much bouncing out of my chair for the rest of the shows. But, alas, Prada Fall/Winter 2011 has made the season such a beauty to me. The boots were absolutely all my dreams come true. I looks like a Mary Jane with some pretty funky socks tucked in, but it's a boot. I covet them with a passion:

Of course, these and many other details of the collection was reminiscent of the '60s:

The way the models clutched the bags suggested to me a girlish ladylike, a youthful form of classy which I just found refreshing. The whole collection seemed other-worldly, and somehow Miuccia translated the '60s into something very modern and youthful but still a sense of class. The collection had a sense of the evolution of the modern woman, who started experimenting with colors (hence the striking yet simple color palette) and silhouettes (the past two collections were very fitted, especially Fall 2010, which went for the curviest possible). The woman had a sense of independence going into the sixties, and since women were making a path in their own careers, I thought the aviation-like hat on some of the models was reminiscent of Amelia Earhart. Although she disappeared in 1937, she is a figure that holds a strong representation of the independent woman.
Hm, I think that Prada's past three collections were really a time travel: from the 50s (Fall 2010), to the "summer vacation" of 1960 (Spring 2011), to finally a mid-sixties sort of vibe (Fall 2011).


spring fever

Yes, the spring fever has finally struck. No, it's not the fabulously warm weather from last week or the peach juice from Eataly (which are quite scrumptious). It's probably the huge load of March 2011 fashion magazines that I've been collecting (as if I don't have enough already). So, to serenade spring fashion and summarize all my thoughts on it, I made the collage above. You know me, I like so many pictures that I just have to cut them all out and make something pretty. So, my somewhat "theme" for Spring 2011 is the "Housewife turned Rebel". It may sound stupid but...you know what I mean!