Friday, May 2, 2008

Hah! Hah! Lego's Still ROCK!!!

I think I might have been the only person to ask for a set of brand spankin' new Lego's when I was in the 11th grade. In fact, my mother had looked at me like I had down right lost my ever lovin mind. But ah, yes, there was a method to my madness. Little did I know the very fact that I had played with those techni-colored blocks for over a decade would play a role in the way I view fashion. {I know, what could hard little blocks have to do with fashion} To prove my point, last year, when everyone thought Beyonce hadn't quite got it right with Balenciaga's infamous "Lego-themed" shoe {BTW: I found out that its called a 'cage' shoe which had four editions} I might have been the only screaming, "OMFG!!! those are so cute." Getting to my point, don't diss Lego's my fellow friends, due to their popularity with children and parents constantly injuring themselves on them around the house, those little pieces of plastic inspire more than you would think. Hey if you think I'm the only one that feels this way the lovely folks at Chanel just re-introduced a new lego type shoe.

Guess Who's Influential

Are you still guessing?... Artist Takashi Murakami {who most recently collaborated with Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton}, French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld... AND Karl Lagerfeld! The trio has managed to grab a spot in TIME Magazines 100 Most Influential edition.

All three known for their unique edition to the worlds of fine and fashion. Lagerfeld who has been creating the epitome of style long before the majority of us were born has been hailed for years as a creative genius and of late is using that insight at Chanel {as well as his own respective fashion house}.

"Before Karl, we all looked to couture for inspiration and direction," Zaha Hadid says in the issue. "Now, through his work, fashion originates from the street, the media - anywhere. This has resulted in exciting collections that are provocative and sensual."

Roitfeld, much like Largerfeld, has been known for her sense of style ever since her modeling days. With her at the helm of French Vogue, the magazine has soared to new heights as she utilizes her keen fashion sense as well as the street style that is elegant, yet simple which is known to the streets of Paris.

**Image courtesy of TIME Magazine

Dress Of The Day

I walked outside my door the other day and I happened to notice that one of my tulips bloomed. Its just a small yellow dainty little thing, but it bloomed. Then I suddenly realized that it was spring and maybe I can finally break out my flip-flops {they're the only flat shoes I own sadly} or even better my high heel sandals, YES! Ok, well maybe it's a little too early for sandals. But if I can get away with them, this is the dress I would definitely wear with them.

Spring is the perfect time for flowers of course and that happens to be one of this years biggest trends. So it's only fitting that this Missoni Ninive dress has caught my eye. Im not big on a ton of floral prints and I'd rather have a simple flower encompassing the entire dress than million covering it. Plus with something simple like this it continues to gives off a youthful edge which allows it to flow between the edge brackets. Twenty somethings will probably opt to go bare legged, while thirty somethings will choose to belt it at the waist and match it with a nice pair of pants.