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I have this irresistible love for vintage clothing, especially vintage designer clothing. Our town of Sacramento has it’s fair share of vintage stores, but there is one that stands out in my opinion. Fringe on 21st and Broadway, owned by Audrey Wells is THE most fantastic store this side of San Francisco.
Audrey has an eye for finding treasures from era’s such as the 20’s to the 60’s. I’m not talking just your typical vintage clothing that you find in maybe a thrift store, but treasures that are hard to find and rare. Since I started working with Audrey in December on a fashion show, she’s been my go to for everything vintage. Since NYFW is all about the fashionable in the magazine business, I knew I had to go to her to find some designer pieces.
When sifting through her items, time can pass by so quickly as if you just walked in. Can I say just how wonderful Audrey is? She is loaning me so many fabulous designer pieces to wear next week that I know will get noticed:
Vintage beaded cashmere sweater, Vintage Givenchy Blouse, Vintage green clutch, Vintage Wool Hat, and Vintage Dolce & Gabbana Blouse
Vintage Adolfo Skirt and Jacket, Vintage Asian Shirt, and Vintage Wool Sweater
Vintage Silk Beaded Dress and Vintage Marc Jacobs Jacket
Vintage Silk Beaded Dress, Vintage Wool Sailor Pants, Vintage Valentino Boots, Vintage Wool Stetson Hat and Vintage Greek Fisherman Hat
So, now that you’ve seen all of this, maybe this will spark you to pop over to Fringe via Fringe 21.com and see what amazing treasures you can find. But the items pictured above are spoken for by me.. I am buying!!
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What a great article for those who want to know everything there is about couture. I actually learned a few things as well.
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Giambattista Valli Couture Spring 2015 – Runway, Fashion Week, Fashion Shows, Reviews and Fashion Images – WWD.com
Giambattista Valli is one of my favorite designers and he never ceases to amaze me. This seasons collection was just as beautiful as the last..
Alexander McQueen was truly a genius and I have to venture to say that there will never be a designer quite like him. The Victoria & Albert Museum will have an exhibition in his honor called “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”. The exhibition is in such a high demand, that they have issued an additional 50,000 tickets . Click to read more.
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Ok gentlemen, if you want to get your fashion “A” game on and impress the ladies… This link will take you to some pretty awesome designer clothing. If this isn’t your look, then happy searching!
Being a writer, blogger and fashion lover, I share my creativity with a wide array people and events. As a contributing writer for IndieBlush Magazine, I unveiled my passion for fashion by being given the opportunity to help put together an amazing fashion event that not only showcased some wonderful boutiques and designers here in Sacramento, but some pretty fantastic models who worked really hard for the event titled: “Elements” a fashion experience channeling post apocalyptic/Burning Man theme.
I wanted to try and convey that, not only through the fashion, but through the hair and makeup as well. The wonderful team of makeup Bellissimo Makeup Artistry which consisted of MariaNoël Bagnulo and Allison Kay worked their magic creating the looks of the theme. Trevor Schweitzer, Monice Lopez and Ally Stewart from Nevaeh Salon Boutique and Spa used their expertise and created the magical hair for the interpretation of the dystopian future.
This was a project in which not only myself shed so much sweat, but everyone else that helped. This is the first of many projects to come and as you scroll through the photos, you’ll see at the amount of work went into the project on a limited budget and time.
All photos shot by Chris Kisela of CMYK Photography
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My Thanksgiving 2014 day wasn’t my average holiday that I’m normally used to observing. It’s one of those holidays that are spent either lounging around in your pajama’s and watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or spending your morning preparing your holiday feast while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
I spent my morning doing neither one of those. I had the distinct pleasure of talking to an meeting one of fashion worlds upcoming and designers. Jorge Ayala not only started his career off with architectural building design but has since transcended into one of Europe’s most diverse designers of both men and women’s clothing. Based in Paris, Jorge has not only found a way to collaborate his skills and talent of architectural design,but with fashion design.
In 2014 Fashion Icon, blogger, curator and Critic Diane Pernet presented Jorge Ayala with the coveted ASVOFFMx Award during the annual Film Festival for his short film on fashion which was made in 4 cities: Mexico City, Tijuana, Acapulco and Paris. The film was a take on urban wear and taking far beyond just dressing alone. The current circumstances of Mexico’s cultural socio-gap brings together a young man and woman to where they find love through contemporary rhythms and colors. Diane Pernet not only awarded him with this coveted award, but paid a special visit to his studio in Paris to discuss his poignant take on fashion.
Adrielyn: I’m so happy to talk to you on my honor to talk to you really just by going over your looking over everything you’ve done and I mean you’re working is just really really an honored to be able to talk with you
Jorge :Thank you so much.
Adrielyn: I just want to start out by thanking you for taking timeout of your busy schedule to talk with me especially on Thanksgiving ,are you you doing anything special at all?
Jorge: No, I don’t think so, I’m working you know, with a few projects always working.
Adrielyn: Are you currently in Tijuana or San Diego?
Jorge: Right now I am in Tijuana, the Mexican side.
Adrielyn: So you say you’re working on a special project right?
Jorge: Right basically I came over to develop a local artist residency, which is basically to come over and capture as much as I can in terms of Tijuana’s, lets say flair , which is this kind of west coast, very horizontal urban layout. There is a huge huge movement among graphic artists which are here representing mexican society and the connection Mexico has with the US and especially in LA and the border, so I’m kind of joining this movement In a way and I am participating with a few intervision cities and within their spaces so. my work, super kind of dense digital patterns so I’ve been creating those in an oversize scale, so really really busy and I’ve been basically and I am still doing that now which is why I am here. I’ve been placing a few of them on the border you know with Mexico and the US and then I’ve been placing them in town, in downtown Tijuana and some art galleries, have also housed a few of them so its a kind of narrowing or bringing all the thickness of my brand thats was more of a social project, which I think is very important and fashion has turned into more of a catalyzer of social connections and cultural expressionism as a matter of fact this was a way for me to start my company. So rather than just go into look books in a very kind of European way which probably more of a traditional way for a brand, in my case I’m breaking the ice in an oversized kind of Jorge Ayala prints.
Adrielyn: So growing up was there any one thing or one person that lead you down your current path right now as far as leading you to art?
Jorge: Listen, a lot of people, I mean I grew up in Mexico City and as a matter of fact my family is not in the applied art practice. My father was a publicist and my mom worked for an American Co. but nevertheless I was brought to art since I was young. I was playing piano and I was doing painting already at that time so all of those arts I did in Mexico City and I think fashion was something I was always looking at, but I was always looking at more on the artist, the architectural side . I was looking at it from the composition and structure you know like the over all kinds of things and thats why I ended up been going into study architecture. I went to study architecture in France .Thats when I discovered so many designers, so many people that was doing this bridge between both disciplines I’m talking about Yamamoto, Issey Miyake I’m talking about architects that were working within the worlds making a bridge that was working within both disciplines that somehow gave me the conviction and courage to just pursue my message and thats what I think I’m doing right now and I’m doing it my way.
Adrielyn: So you’ve been a pioneer in the architectural world using various types of arts but what interests me is Landscape Urbanism, can you can explain that to me?
Jorge: Sure sure, listen I think first of all the reason why I start doing this is I didn’t want it to remain unacknowledged. I always thought to myself that if I was jumping on to a peril of discipline as in this case clothing or landscape, I will go successfully on to it. Just because I don’t want to be considered yet again another architect that is trying to do things. there’s a lot of utopia Utopian projects for my for professional project I’v been thorough about it I definitely want to to take it to reality. I want the fashion industry to recognize me and that I am able that world market the market you know or bad I decided so I didn’t think that in that state of mind which actually more all you know all about economic and social and dictate within that moment where we decide about whether for architecture furniture they can go the around so that you know the natural phenomenon of the interview so so so you know social turmoil financial
Adrielyn: So you say that when people ask you if you if you want to be rich or famous, it just seems as though what you doing and your passion for what you have, you’re right you can’t answer, because its neither one because you love it so much. It’s the creative you have in you that makes you want to keep going and going.
Jorge: Absolutely yes, I’m just happy to be doing what I’m doing on a daily basis. Eventually thats all what I’m seeking, somehow the American vision of things is more about success, but in my case I’m just happy, I’m happy to wake up early in the morning to produce and to able to set an environment to make my creativity exist.
Adrielyn: So when you started the fashion designing what was the inspiration to merge the architectural designs into fashion is that something that is always on your mind?
Jorge: Well I mean kind of. The ways things break to me was when I was starting with this architectural practice, you know that I was playing with he body than with space, more so with the torso on the computer than with physical models.It was funny to me because there was journalist or friends in the industry coming over to my studio in Paris and they were asking for instance how much does that scarf cost? and it was funny because it was a competition for a facade for a museum and I said what? It;s not a scarf, its a facade. They were putting a monetary value to what to me was just the process of making art .
Adrielyn: You’re cutting edge, do see any other designers coming up doing your type of work?
Jorge: Well, I mean, there are many fashion designers, probably a bunch that are trying to do architectural like or architecture flair within their designs you know their brains form etc. but none of them are actually architects, so thats actually somehow a uniqueness of my brand which is design entirely, I’m not even saying the clothes but also the campaign of photographic, flair, the editing, the message.
Adrielyn: I have to ask you, the shoes that you collaborated on with United Nude are just out of this world , are these something that a woman could wear or are they just for art?
Jorge: I am very close friends with the found of United Nude who is also an architect in the shoe realm. We have collaborated in many ways and in the teaching part, I believe the shoes are the gold ornamental ones you are talking about? They were displayed at the Louvre last month and displayed along with other pieces of art. But yeah, those shoes have elements of United Nude feet as well how to make them workable and then the whole ornamental design is part of my creation.
Adrielyn: I was reading that you collaborated with Louis Vuitton, are you a regular collaborator with Louis Vuitton.
Jorge: Yes with Louis Vuitton, we’ve done two collaborations, that was certainly probably of the most interesting I must say. Initially I was bit hesitant because they are such a big brand and I am you know a small brand, so Louis Vuitton came to me after the post McQueen Agenda and contacted me directly and said hey, we’ve seen you’ve done this in a theoretical way for the McQueen legacy, how would you want to collaborate with us. We collaborated on window merchandising. It was an honor to work with them.
Adrielyn: I love your dresses and especially to the bomber jacket can we find we find them in any US stores right now?
Jorge: I have so many meetings, I’m actually flying to Mexico City tomorrow to have a meeting with one of the stores there and then Saks, hopefully we can make it to Saks. Otherwise you can buy online.
Adrielyn: The US would love to have your clothing
Adrielyn: What can we expect from you in the new year? Is this down time for you right now?
Jorge: I’m working on a furniture line which is all based all built with an exotic nursery in Mexico so basically the furniture will have a very organic natural and will have painted by hand as well, which are my digital prints painted by hand. It will have a bench, a table, chair… It’s looking so beautiful. I’m also doing some lamps which are also structural which are to be launched on the 26th of January in my store in Paris which is in collaboration with a French lighting brand. So basically I have no time down
Adrielyn: With today being Thanksgiving it’s it’s fitting to ask you what are you most thankful for what are you most thankful for?
Jorge: Listen, for me and I think that such a important way to thank for so many things although I am working, I will go and have lunch and dinner with with my acquaintances here, but definitely its a very special day to remember that one has to be thankful in many ways and uh, but among anything to remember that one should never take anything for granted and I think that one day you can be very successful and one day things might not work, but still one has to keep on going. I am very very kind of realistic skeptical guy you know. I don’t know when I will be celebrating.
Adrielyn: What is your mission or your goal you wish to convey to the world?
Jorge: There are so so many but I think the more I keep going the more I have in mind Mexico. Each of us have our own kind of catalyzer. Somehow the more current situation I see in my country, the more I see the current and potential of it, the more I wish I can participate with.
Adrielyn: I could probably talk to you for hours, thank you so much for taking out to talk with me.
Jorge Ayala, has not only become someone I call now a friend, but someone all of us in the fashion industry can learn so much from. Not only from his humbleness but from his realistic way of thinking. It was such a pleasure to speak with and he is one of the most inspirational person I have thus far met in this business. In the world of fashion and in life in general. For someone of his stature, he is a creative and visionary for the fashion industry, not only for Mexico, but the US and all over the world.
For more information on Jorge Ayala, please visit www.jorgeayala.com
In anticipation of London Collection of Menswear, TopMan was the first to showcase their collection. With a 70’s throwback it does seem to look like it can very well transition into today’s fashion look but with more of twist. I’ll be wondering if the guys of fashion will be digging it.
Looking for some amazing year end sale items from Farfetch? They are clearing out a huge amount of fabulous designer items at amazingly low prices.
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Nicholas Ghesquière seems to have it down pat with Louis Vuitton. The patterns for the Spring 2015 collection are definitely reminiscent of the 70’s..