New York Countdown

As I write this I’m sitting in bed smoking a cigarette. I don’t know why, but I always feel like such a rebel when I do this. Not that I have anything to rebel against. Maybe I rebel against my old self? That prudish, scared little boy who would have never dared to take the slightest risk. But I’ve grown in the past few years. Some of my last “young” years. I’m pushing 23 which means I have 2 years or so, to be the biggest risk taker I can be.

What is risk anyway? Is it when you dare yourself just because? Or is it for that small chance of great reward? I do it for both reasons. Sometimes it’s fun to do something stupid irregardless of the consequences.

Ah, it was a few years ago when I was fresh out of highschool that I made my first real risk. I skipped school and cashed in my financial aid to fly to New York City. It was my first real impulse. I honestly consider it to be the day I was born.

Since I was never on my own before then, it was my personal way of shoving reality down my throat. I won’t go ino the gritty details, but I wasn’t ready for the big city. What did I expect anyway? That New York was going to open its arms out wide for me?

I love New York unconditionally, but New York on the other hand loves me conditionally. The condition is that I grow up and bring something to the table. It’s almost as if New York is a God, and to appease it, I need something to offer.

Maybe I gave up to fast, but New York chewed me up and spit me out. But that just motivates me to find my footing again. As soon as I get back, I know it’ll be almost like a reunion with the city. I’ll get a kiss kiss on each cheek, a 12 dollar pack of Camel’s and a broccoli and cheese soup from Au Bon Pain!

This is a really long post. It should be an “about me” because this is the first time I’ve thought about me in a while. Also, I thought JustFedTheModels needed a little personality.

Who is Modelistic? That’s my journey. If I’m going to have an alter ego, it better be entertaining! This is the first step on my highway to New York…Fashion Week? Ooh that’s big words coming from a small fry hahah!!!

Hikikomori by Zola Jesus

I heard this song on the Lanvin Fall 2012/13 runway show and it was amazing. It’s been stuck in my head and I’ve already downloaded a bunch of her songs. She reminds me of Adele and Florence somewhat. I like that she mixes classical sounds with ambient ones. I hope you guys love it as much as I do!

Gucci Fall 2012/13

The opening look made me smile soo big. I don’t know if it was Kasia Struss or the glasses she was wearing, but I sure as hell was smiling. After the first look it was curious seeing the show. It looked almost like an experiment of Frida’s for this season. There was some Gucci in there, but there was something more. Not an edge, but a softness and lush feeling throughout. The jacquards and the velvets were so beautiful.

And it’s been a while since we’ve seen evening gowns on the Gucci runway.

I was a little worried about the fit in the pants. As beautiful as the prints were, they might have been a little too slouchy, especially if you’re not a gazelle height wise. I preferred the floor length skirts. They gave the same effect as the pants, but gave a much more beautiful silhouette versus the “baggy pant look”.

This was a wonderfully dark collection. It was like women of the night who skulk around in dark alleys(glamorous alleys at that) just to look beautiful and lure in wealthy men. I really loved the collection, it’s something new for Gucci. I think Frida’s starting to sit comfortably at Gucci, because she’s changing her own DNA for the house.

Chanel Couture Spring/Summer 2012

This season the stage for the show was a business class airplane. It reminded me of Britney Spears’ Toxic video. From watching the show I noticed that the collection was a mixture of blues, blacks and silvers. There was also some dip dye thrown in there.

The things I loved about the collection were the shoes. They were super simple, but had 3 straps on the ankles, which I thought were really cute. I thought the beaded leggings were very charming. Also, the bead work was really amazing. Very intricate and perfectly placed. But the 20’s inspired dresses were the stand out for me. Very Chanel, yet modern with a flash of upper back skin. Made it a bit younger and slightly unexpected. I say slightly because the show had a few problems.

For one, black, blue and silver are by far my favorite colors. But in this show they were soo washed out. The blue carpet of the set made the blue garments look dumpy and didn’t allow the clothing to stand out. There was just something lacking. It’s almost as if the collection was meant to blend into the environment. As if Haute Couture was turning into an everyday type thing. Possibly the over accessibility of the fashion industry?

By far this was the weakest Haute Couture show from Chanel. I don’t know if it was the set, but it was lackluster. It just didn’t flow smoothly and the black section was too much for Spring. It was too much bulk for the coming months. The Pre-Fall collection had more spunk. It felt like a real show…this wasn’t the best that Karl can do.