Hello & Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you all had a magical and amazing New Years with friends and family! For my very first post of 2020 with my new found passion with blogging again, lets talk interior.
So I usually focus on the beautiful things people wear and how simple details can make or break an outfit. Well much like fashion design, interior decorating is a fine art, that will make or break the impression of your home. However, many peoples idea of home decor varies and of course my taste will differ from others. So with that being said Lets get right into the aesthetic that I absolutely adore.
Dark Modern Minimalism: I am not sure why but my god does it showcase well.
“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” – Alexander Wang
He is an urban fashion designer for his own line as well as the Creative Director for Balenciaga. He was born in San Fransisco, California and developed an interest for design at an early age. He attended Parsons: The New School for Design until 2005 when he decided to create his own label. He interned at Marc Jacobs, Teen Vogue, and Vogue. 2007 brought the runway release of his first ready-wear collection for women. In 2008, Wang was awarded as the winner for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award and Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation award. His first handbag collection was launced in 2008. He was mentored by Diane von Furstenberg. In 2009, he won the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year and the Swiss Textiles Award. Also during this year, Wang launched Women’s T by Alexander Wang. In 2010, he launched the Men’s T by Alexander Wang and also won the Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year award for accessories. According to GQ US magazine, he was the Best Menswear Designer of the Year for 2011 and also won CFDA’ s Best Accessory Designer award. He was also given the “Fashion Star” award by Fashion Group International in 2013. His first store opened in 2011 in New York. His first Balenciaga collection was released in 2013. As of 2014, he is the next designer for H&M. His clothing designs, including footwear, eyewear, and lingerie collections are now sold worldwide, such as in Barneys New York. He designed for Principle 6 during the Soch Winter Olympics to support against anti-gay discrimination. Alexander Wang’s creative, hipster, and younger-geared style will continue growing for years to come.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for quite awhile or you’ve been completely shut off from the world, you’ve heard the name Versace. Italian fashion has amazing quality and textures which is what makes it so popular. Versace has eye popping designs and a celebrity status that brings the brand attention and a high fashion name. Gianni Verace:
Founder Gianni Versace opened the first Versace shop in 1978 in Milan. The name became popular rather quickly. Since then, Versace has become a leading international power house name. From the several runway shows they do globally to their famous “Black Versace dress of Elizabeth Hurley,” Versace is no short from a worldwide legacy. Gianni was murdered in 1997 by Andrew Cunanan and so his family immediately took over the company.
Sister of the late Gianni Versace, Donatella Versace quickly because head designer of the company. She kept her critics in awe with her controversial decisions. With her very gaudy taste in gold and colors, Donatella has never stopped being the center of attention, especially in the celebrity world. She has worked with top names such as Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Katy Perry, and many more.
Heiress to an Italian empire fit for a queen, Allegra Versace owns 50% of all Versace stock due to her uncle’s will. She reviews all works that go through Versace and gives the go to when they make it to the runway. She has been on the tabloids about her fight with anorexia. Allegra now travels vigorously between Milan and New York. She is also attending colleges in UCLA for French, the history of the arts, as well as theatre.
This Spanish clothing and accessory retailer, founded by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera in 1975 is serving countries worldwide. It is apart of the Inditex clothing group. Launching over 10,000 new designs each year, Zara has a policy of “zero advertisement.” Over half of Zara’s products are manufactured in Spain. Óscar Pérez Marcote is Zara’s General Director and they have a fully toxic-free clothing production. The phenomenal Dutchess Kate Middleton is a fan of the brand. Having over 1800 stores over the world, Zara is continually expanding.
Pierre Balmain: Balmain has always had an keen eye for brillant clothes. Growing up with a family who owned their own fashion boutique, Pierre has been around clothes since he was seven years old. His father passed away when Balmain was very young. He then spent most of his days with his mother and her sisters in a dress shop they ran. Pierre Balmain opened his first Couture house in 1945 and over time it became just as popular as Christian Dior. In 1945 Balmain created his first fragrance, Vent Vert, which is still in production today. By 1951, Balmain branched off into the United States. Balmain was able to open up several ready-wear shops and increased the French style.
As the world is constantly changing, so is technology. We now have apps that can order clothes from anywhere in the world with just the touch of a button, to cars that can drive on their own. Today I’m going to introduce a new wave of modern and incredible technology…
Have you ever went to a friend’s house or maybe on vacation and forgot your cell charger? Now, your phone can be charged without a cord ever being needed. Priced at only $49.99, this is a new and reliable case with a great and productive feature!
IPE Fire Table:
Eco-friendly and tasteful, this fire-in-glass center piece would get anyone’s guests talking. IPE offers plenty of products from simple glass torches to creative fire places. The IPE Fire Table is priced at $600 and would look spectacular in anyone’s home.
Tranist by Soen:
This brilliantly designed and extremely convenient product was crafted by the Swedish workshop, Soen. Transit is a wireless blue tooth device which can set the mood for any event and looks great in any room.
LEAGUE OF ITS OWN:
A french luxury fashion brand that has all the celebrities in their grasp like reality star Kim Kardashian and musician Kanye West. Givenchy has been flaunted and appraised constantly due to their artistic nature of clothing. Founded in 1952 by Hubert de Givenchy, it has seen been taken over by a new company LVMH. This grossed about 176 million dollars, making Givenchy second under Dior in the division. This remarkable brand has since dressed the most famous people in history like Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Princess Grace of Monaco, and Liz Taylor.
THE FACES BEHINDGIVENCHY: Hubert de Givenchy- A successful and brilliant french aristocrat and fashion designer, he founded The House of Givenchy in 1952. Givenchy gained his fame when he did the personal wardrobe of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. He was honored and elected into the International Fashion Hall of Fame in 1970.
Riccardo Tisci- In 2005, Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci was named the Creative Director of womenswear and haute couture. In 2008 he was also named accessory and menswear designer for the company. Tisci has been up and down with critics about his outlandish dress wear but has still remained a top designer. Sebastian Suhl- Since March of 2012, he has been the director and CEO of Givenchy and has been part of the LMVH since the 1980s. Before Givenchy, Suhl worked with Prada and became general manager in 2001 before moving to France. He’s bringing attention to the fashion industry and is expanding Givenchy greatly.
“Personality begins where comparison ends.” – Karl Lagerfeld
The Head Designer for the House of Chanel is a very talented individual who also manages Fendi along with three other independent companies. Karl Lagerfeld started in the fashion industry at a very young age and from there has made his name extremely well known. He has been with Fendi since 1965 as well as running Chanel since 1983. His name is known worldwide. Lagerfeld mixes in with celebrities names such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Lily Allen. His talents include fashion design and management, is an author as well as a film director. He wears signature black sunglasses and is usually found wearing a head-to-toe black wardrobe. He lives a well and luxurious life and works hard for what he wants, such as his incredible weight loss. Being the sage behind such an iconic name brand as Chanel, Lagerfeld is known for several controversies and is obviously not afraid to speak his mind, an example being his comments on Adele and his plan of marrying his cat. No matter where his designs, ideas, and schemes lead to next, Karl Lagerfeld will definitely be a name to remember in the fashion industry.
[CREATIVITY IS NOT JUST FABRIC DEEP] For my last post of the night I am going to show you a few things I feel spruce up a room as well as show a more grown up and tasteful way of presenting yourself and who you are via your space. I prefer a refined but modern look; simplicity seems to be timeless & endless virtue. A Luxury Futon: Yes, a futon seems like a sort of unneeded luxury, but you would be surprised at how well a good futon can give a room a comfortable and homey feel. A Basic Feel: Below you will see a very nice and extremely modern business-like room with tons of luxuries and appeal which will grab your guests attention.
Modern Closets: IKEA: If you want a simple but sophisticated closet and don’t want to spend a fortune, IKEA is a Swedish furniture brand which has amazing things for a very modern home. Although they have very amazing stuff, the price tags will amaze you even more… They are surprisingly affordable and you get a lot of quality for less cash! IKEA