Posts Tagged ‘week

11
Sep
09

Respect The Runway: DC Fashion Week.

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DC Fashion Week is right around the corner… literally. Starting this coming Monday, the District’s largest fashion exhibition will be kicking off its 11th year with a bang. Founded by Ean Williams, the week brings designers from all around the world. According to DCFW:

                  DC Fashion Week is the largest exhibition of fashion apparel in the District of Columbia. The designers of DC Fashion Week are an eclectic group of designing talent who come from around the globe. From the high fashion capitol of New York City, to the exotic coasts of New Zealand, to the exquisite city life of Belgium, they’re taking the nation’s capital by storm.

Additionally, yours truly is an intern volunteer this year, and I would love it if you all came out and supported me, Mr. Williams, and the entire team who work to ensure the week is a major success. For more information about next week’s events, be sure to visit the official website.

Come out and have a great time! (Or don’t come, and be a total LAME!)

I’ll see you all there!!!

Stay Classick!

JoeCouture.

 

01
May
09

Fashion Gurus of The Week… Past Few Months Actually…

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NAME: Michelle Najla Anthony

AGE: 20

HOMETOWN: Philadelphia, PA & Liberia

1. WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CLOTHING?

The main thing that inspires me when choosing particular clothing to wear is sophistication and neatness. I like to look stylish, but also keep it simple. Color also plays a major role when I am choosing clothing. I like to mix things up, not always too bright but a little color.

2. WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LABLES/DESIGNERS AND WHY?

I don’t really have a favorite label or designer because at the moment I cannot really afford the things that I would like to wear… Fashion can be high priced and affordable. There are places where you can go that have nice and affordable clothing,  from H&M to Heritage. Then there’s high priced clothing from,  Roc & Republic jeans to shoes like Jimmy Choos. I mean if you are a real FASHONISTA, you can make anything look name brand.

3. NAME A FEW PIECES (CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

I cannot live without my heels and cardigans. I love them.

4. WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO/PREDICTING FOR THE FUTURE (NEXT SEASON, NEXT YEAR…)?

Well I’m hoping for a new look next season… I’m not really into the bright weird color look but people can pull it off and I don’t knock them for that. I’m looking for something different and hopefully trendy.

GET THIS LOOK

SHIRT: Forever 21

CARDIGAN: H&M

SKIRT: H&M

CLUTCH: H&M

SHOES: Bakers

 

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NAME: Samantha Turner

AGE: 20

HOMETOWN: Queens, NY

1. WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CLOTHING?

The thing that inspires me the most when I choose my clothes is my mood. If I’m feeling a certain way, I tend to choose clothing that may reflect that, yet still looks good on me.

2. WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LABELS/DESIGNERS AND WHY?

I don’t have one favorite label. If I like it and it looks good on me, that’s my favorite for the time being, whether it’s H&M or BCBG. My favorite designer will hopefully forever be Chanel, but I also like relatively new designers like Zac Posen. Chanel is just timeless and you can mix and match a Chanel jacket with Gap jeans. Zac Posen is fresh and I love the fit and lines of his clothes.

3. NAME A FEW PIECES (CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

I can’t live without my iPhone and iPod, my Tory Burch flats, and Asos.com.

4. WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO/PREDICTING FOR THE FUTURE (NEXT SEASON, NEXT YEAR…)?

I’m glad that chunky stacked heel trend is still around because they tend to be sky high and actually the most comfortable. Although I like the padded shoulders in jackets and shirts trend, it may not take off like others. Even so I may try to get my hands on a cute little blazer or jacket with padded shoulders (not too much padding of course) to mix with a white tee shirt, some denim shorts and a pair of Keds. Cute, comfortable, and affordable all in one.

GET THIS LOOK

SHIRT/DRESS: American Apparel

SKIRT: American Apparel

JEWELRY: Grandmother

SHOES: Nine West

JoeCouture.

03
Mar
09

Fashion Guru of The Week 03/02/09

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NAME: Sharmaine Harrison

AGE: 20

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA

1. WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CLOTHING?

I like things that are comfortable, girly, and eclectic. Mostly it depends on how many people will see me on a particular day.

2. WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LABELS/DESIGNERS AND WHY?

If I could, I would wear Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, 3.1 Phillip Lim and DVF, I’d be a happy woman. This dang recession!

3. NAME A FEW PIECES (CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

My Citizens [of Humanity] are the only jeans I will wear. I also can’t live without plain V-neck t-shirts. They go with everything!

4. WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO/PREDICTING FOR THE FUTURE (NEXT SEASON, NEXT YEAR…)?

I’m looking forward to flirty dresses and full skirts… To put a lil’ spring in my step!

JoeCouture.

22
Feb
09

Fashion Guru of The Week 02/23/09

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NAME: Ameshia Aadila

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: PG County, MD

1. WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CLOTHING?

Love… My attitude… The season… I just wear what I feel… Like my heart on my sleeve… In other words.

2.WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LABELS/DESIGNERS AND WHY?

I don’t have favorites… I’m not a materialistic person… I just grab what I like… And I’m cheap.

3. NAME A FEW PIECES (CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

I can’t live with out my leather vest… But overall I can live without them all.  I’d rather be nude. LoL.

4. WHAT TRENDS ARE  YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO/PREDICTING FOR THE FUTURE (NEXT SEASON, NEXT YEAR…)?

I can’t wait until the spring. My sister and I are designing our whole spring wardrobe. I’m making some jewelry also… Out of wood and other raw natural materials.

JoeCouture.

10
Feb
09

Fashion Guru of The Week 02/09/09

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NAME: Unique James

AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Houston, TX

1. WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CLOTHING?

Whatever goals I have to accomplish for the day helps me to choose my ensemble of the day.

2. WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LABELS/DESIGNERS AND WHY?

Tory Burch, Michael Kors,  and Diane Von Furstenburg.

3. NAME A FEW PIECES (CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

Chapstick, Black Nail Polish

4. WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO/PREDICTING FOR THE FUTURE (NEXT SEASON, NEXT YEAR…)?

I see myself rocking different styles of gloves.

GET THIS LOOK

CASHMERE SWEATER: Gap

DENIM SKIRT: H&M

COWBOY BOOTS: Steve Madden

PURSE: Gucci

OVERCOAT:  New York & Company

TIGHTS: Urban Outfitters

SUNGLASSES: Urban Outfitters

JoeCouture.

03
Feb
09

Fashion Guru of The Week 02/02/09.

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NAME: Carl Davis

AGE: 20

HOMETOWN: Warrenton, NC

1. WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN CHOOSING YOUR CLOTHING?

Ideas pop into my head most of the time and I go from there. I do get inspiration from other sources. Kanye West has a big influence, as well as European runway.

2. WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE LABELS/DESIGNERS AND WHY?

Ralph Lauren (not to be confused with Polo). His designs are classic, yet very modern and sophisticated. They are also well made and detailed using high quality materials. Louis Vuitton—> timeless.

3. NAME A FEW PIECES (CLOTHING, SHOES, ACCESSORIES, ETC.) THAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

Sweaters. Loafers. Sunglasses.

4. WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO/PREDICTING FOR THE FUTURE (NEXT SEASON, NEXT YEAR…)?

I can’t wait until spring. The bright colors. The weather with no coat, unless I want one. I think pastel colors are what I’ll be wearing a lot of this coming season. I’m also getting a little attracted to Gucci. You’ll probably see me in a few [Gucci] items real soon.

GET THIS LOOK

SHIRT: Zara

CARDIGAN: Polo by Ralph Lauren

SLACKS: Ralph Lauren

SNEAKERS: Louis Vuitton

JoeCouture.

01
Feb
09

Back in Business.

Hello there my fashion junkees. I am truely apologetic for my lack of entries over the past couple of weeks. I’ve just been trying to get back into the swing of things here at school. But I am here to inform you that things are back up and running. This Monday we will start a weekly entry of “Fashion Guru of the Week,” where we feature people that are very fashion forward, so check it out. We will also be doing a “Look into the Duffel Bag,” which features some of the hottest articles of clothing for the moment so please stay tuned.

CoutureSteez Out!!!




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