Friday, February 27, 2009
OK! My favorite colour is orange, and when I saw this lady in the colour, I knew I had to take her photo. She was so charming, and full of life. There are quite a few things I love about her. First of all the way she was sporting those huge headphones, I loved the orange on orange on orange again. Loved the casual backpack she was wearing, and I especially love the salt n pepper in her hair. You don't see a lot of women pulling this off, but she sure had the confidence!
Photo: Jesse, C.C.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Being one who really does enjoy the cold wet weather (um, that's why I'm in New York), I'm actually desperately looking to shed some weight...the weight of all these layers of scarfs, vests, cardigans, jackets, and gloves for more freeing, light, and colorful clothes. Well, the real truth is I just want to wear Tom Fords Spring/Summer line! I love a suit that hugs the body. The colours of Tom's Spring/Summer collection make me want to weep - their bold without being too flashy...digging the separates too! I'm feeling the neutral jacket with a colour pop for pant, and a pinch of colour around the neck - tie or a sheer scarf. That white shirt wearing hairy chested Mr. Tom Ford has made this boy very happy. I'm ready for my spring fling with Tom... that's with his clothing of course! Oh, and his fairly new shop on Madison Ave...Gorgeous! That's a whole other post, just on the interiors alone.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
When I spotted this gentleman on the street, instantly I was drawn to his complete style. I liked his entire understated attitude and fashion sense, but the quality of his ensemble (especially the sweater) was what stood out as I photographed him. Anyway, (sigh) I want his hair!
Photo: Jesse, C.C.
And I was doing exactly what these kids were doing in this video. I swear when I saw it for the first time, I thought I was going to see a little brown haired boy with a mustard colored rayon ensemble pop out of the crowd and bust his little move! That would have been me of course. Ooooh...the days, when The Roger Rabbit, The Electric Slide, The Oak Tree, The Kid n Play, and Pop Locking were such "The Thing!" Yes, these are all dance moves that still hold a special place in my heart. Click play on the video below.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Look! It's Erin mixing it up in the kitchen
V for Vegan! Erin McKenna, founder of Baby Cakes on Broome street has been on to something good...yummy good. Her little heavens in a cup, is what I call them, are delicious and surprisingly good for you. You will not find any white sugar, wheat, dairy, casein product, soy or even an egg in her bakery house! Ms. McKenna uses all the finest natural ingredients; rice flour or garbanzo/fava bean mix, spelt flour, agave nectar, unrefined evaporated cane juice, and cold pressed virgin coconut oil amongst other health conscious ingredients.
Baby Cakes produces cupcakes, cakes, and other little V. treats. Even if your not vegan you'll enjoy biting into Erin's moist cakes with a creamy textured swirl of a topping, and you won't feel fat or bloated afterward! Erin is finally sharing her baking secrets with us all in her new Baby Cake book. Visit the Baby Cakes website for more details, and also for ordering your little cups of heaVen.
Oh! For all of my Los Angeles cupcake lovers, Erin is opening shop at 7501 Beverly Blvd. Be sure visit!
You know who, eating you know what!!
Photos: Jesse, C.C. , Stephen
Friday, February 20, 2009
Alright everyone! As Fashion Week comes to an end, it's time to get back to a sense of reality. It's quite addicting, trying to snap the perfect shot, or at least a shot that evokes a sense of the subjects personality. I get lost in my own little world. I am not always after the most amazing fashion ensemble, I will leave that up to you, the viewer of the photographs. But I am after fashion that strikes me personally. However I'm more interested in the way the wearer's personality and fashion sense merges into creating this type of energy that emanates from them and out to the way people perceive them. When someone is wearing something they love, you can feel it in the way they walk, or you can see it through the expression on their faces...this is what I'm interested in capturing when I press my little red button on my camera. To me, this is what fashion is all about-self expression.
Even though fashion week is wrapping up, my picture file is full of photos I need to sort through...so, check back often. Thank you to all my followers and for your comments, I love reading them.
Photo: Jesse, C.C.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
As New York Fashion week continues it's week long engagement at Bryant Park, I just couldn't help but to post these photos I took at the tents, of Anna Wintour, Vogue magazine's Editor-in-Chief and Andre Leon Talley, Vogue magazine's Editor-at-Large. Oddly enough, I'm not posting these shots for fashionable reasons! *cough cough* I've posted them for the fun of it. Besides, it's Anna & Andre.
I'm adoring the concept behind the new fashion line that launched in 2008. The Creator of the Suno fashion house, Max Osterweis has collected textiles from Kenya over a course of a decade, and is now using these bold patterned fabrics in his garments. While the design and development stays in New York, the fabrics are brought back to Kenya where the clothing is made by Kenyan locals in small workshops. Employing local Kenyan artisans, and treating them fairly is bringing about positive change despite the country's political disorder. Suno's first collection consists of 1000 one of a kind pieces for 2009 Spring/Summer. From Kenya to New York...bold, colorful and ethically smart.
available at Opening Ceremony http://www.openingceremony.us/
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Just back from Europe, Scott Schuman is already in typical form. Working his magic outside of the tents at Bryant Park, doing what he does, beautifully...
Monday, February 16, 2009
photo: Jesse Turek, The Concrete Commentator
photo: Getty Images
I snapped a shot of the Diane Von Furstenberg model outside. I just loved how she was servin up her poses, and catching her light just right. The bottom photo is of her servin up her walk in Diane's couture. Workin it 24/7!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Last night Anthony Keegan brought his creations to the Runway for Commonwealth Utilities. I loved his approach to his show. I also really like the clothing of course! Click play on the short video above.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Alright, you all remember Jason Wu, right?! The designer who found success over night, yes, the one who designed Michelle Obama's dress for the Inauguration ball. Well, I never knew he was a doll designer! Here are just some of his amazing designs. The first one is a Ru Paul doll, for Ru's new show Drag Race, which, by the way is a great show on logo...very entertaining. Just a little kick off to Fashion Week kids. Enjoy! Be sure to click on photos for the details.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Freemans Sporting Club is a great shop located in NoLita in NYC. They even have an old school barber shop! I love that. Anyway, I appreciate what they stand for; the entire F.S.C brand is built around the vanishing trade of handmade clothing. It is built to be durable and made to worn day in and day out. In the modern landscape of disposable fashion, F.S.C. strives to create classically styled clothing to stand the test of time and last long enough to be willed to their heirs
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Robert Christian Malmberg, a very talented photographer located in New York will sit you down in his studio with makeup artists and hairstylists to prep you for your shoot. Think of it as Glamour shots! Well, not quite. Robert shoots with an antique bellows camera and a vintage lens, and mixes up chemicals etc., to recreate a look as if you've been photographed during the civil war era. So, glamour shot not...but nostalgic vintage yes! I really appreciate his whole concept and approach. Malmberg can also be found shooting models backstage during fashion events etc. His amazing pieces can be purchased from his website... or better yet, just schedule your next portrait shot with Robert Malmberg.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Philip Crangi, a New York based jewelry designer is putting the fire to the metal with his creations that are inspired from Greco-Roman artifacts, Baroque ironwork, and Japanese armor. You can find the trained goldsmith's collection at Barneys amongst boutiques through out the country and overseas, he has also collaborated with Vera Wang. The fusion of Vera's elegant style and Philip's hard and edgy designs produced genius pieces. Crangi often time begins his creations by doodling on the subway, then goes back to his work room to create his vision. Currently, he's been inspired by African and Art Deco, two of my favorite styles! His jewelry are for both men and women.