keo is a lifestyle. a brand. it's fierceness with a hint of classic chic, like ready-to-wear with a touch of haute couture, it's the icon that every fashionista dreams of becoming. keo is the future. it's what's happening now. it's more than just fashion, it's everything.
It seems that every fashion designer on the face of the Earth has submitted a design for Michelle Obama to wear to the Inaugural Ball, and rightfully so. Our next First Lady has been stylistically compared to the likes of the legendary Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis which is a huge honor and creates high expectations for Mrs. Obama. The fashion world is on pins and needles as we anxiously await the huge decision. The First Lady To Be's choice will make a statement, and it will likely guide the course of American Fashion over they next few seasons. If she sticks with her usual M.O. the dress will be elegant but not overly extravagant. With designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Betsey Johnson submitting designs, so tough decisions must be made but I'm sure Mrs. Obama won't disapoint. Some of my favorites include a boatneck, cap sleeve Marc Jacobs, the asymetrical, belted waist Michael Kors and Monique Lhuillier gowns, and the more elegant play on the traditional DVF rap dress. Fashion First...Muah!
2009 is shaping up to be one of the best years for fashion on television. I am particularly a fan of reality t.v. and two shows that will definatly bring the style and fresh looks for the new year: MTV's Daddy's Girls and The City. Daddy's Girls is a spinoff of the popular Run's House starring Rev. Run Simmons and his family. Daddy's Girls will star Vanessa and Angela Simmons and highlight there life in LA. The City is a spinoff of The Hills. Former Hills cast member Whitney is moving to the Big Apple to accept a position with Diane von Furstenberg. Check the trailers...
Soooo...I absolutely adore the new Beyonce "DIVA" video. The song + styling + B = hotness. Some of the more editorial looks are reminiscent of Gareth Pugh's Spring 2009 Paris collection with its futuristic designs, uses of leather, and meticulous styling. Check the stills from the flyest look of the video. This is a look I know everyone, including me would love to steal so I did just that. Fashion First...Muah!
Yes, economic downturn is on everyone's mind but the holiday season is upon us which means parties are in full swing. If you're going to attend, you must do it in style and what's more classic than the little black dress. The LBD with the right accessories and at any price is perfect for all your holiday soirees.
Fashion is evolving. Designers are no longer restricted to the strict fall and spring highly-anticipated arrivals, and as a result more and more pre-season collections are popping up throughout the industry. Here are my top five pieces from what look to be the most promising collections for the Pre-Fall 2009 collections. Fashion First...Muah!
5. Dolce & Gabbana
Stefano and Domenico haven't strayed far from their well-tailored, carefully detailed staple designs. Contrasting a beautiful, feminine silhouette in skirts and dresses with more masculine fabrics like grey tweeds and flannel have birthed a ingenious collection.
4. Vera Wang
Vera Wang presented looks with clever embellishments and a boyish charm. Sticking to a darker palette and only opting to use color in a few select pieces made dresses like the one above statement items. She paired free-flowing tunics and dresses with structured jackets. This dichotomy makes for an interesting, yet wearable collection.
3. Calvin Kline
Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein proved that nothing could be more chic than subdued tones and not-so-subtle manipulation of fabrics and textures. Pleating and the clever use of lines and the structural, architectural undertones add to the futuristic nature of the collection, and the future looks bright.
2. Oscar de la Renta
If Oscar de la Renta'sPre-Fall collection is anything it's wearable. This collection is full of textured separates, meticulously crafted skirts (which I adore), and a few feathered, flirty frocks for the occasional party. His play on texture like in the bodice and skirt of the piece above along with the textured knits were the highlight of collection. If his goal was to make me forget about any economic crisis with clothes that are indulgent and extravagant: mission accomplished.
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1. J. Mendel
Gilles Mendel for J. Mendel with his pre-fall collection dominates eveningwear. He captured simplicity and sheer elegance which makes the ultimate statement: less is really so much more. His use of the draping and the transformation of such from day to evening is exciting, and the Mendel's larger proportions for "real women with real bodies" makes me love this collection even more.
Keo. It's a Brand Name. I'm living a dream. I never want to wake up. Life is a beautiful struggle, and I love it. By eliminating the madness I have found sanity. Change is scary but necessary, so I'm evolving. Slowly but surly, I'm evolving. I'm Fierce. Fashion and changing the world are my passions, and I will conquer them both, together, somehow. keo is the name of my haute couture line that I will have someday. Life is the ultimate teacher and I have learned the only way to be happy is to forgive. Forgive others. Forgive yourself. I have been accused of being brutally honest, but its only because I care. Being over-the-top and outrageous are just apart of who I am. Kimora Lee Simmons is my idol. She, Ming, and Aoki are amazing. Jay-Z is a genius. If I could only listen to him for the rest of my life, I would be honored. Give me a chance, I promise I'll surprise you. I'm much more than meets eye. I might be a lot of things, but I'm mostly me. I plan on chasing my dreams where ever they may lead but I will never forget where I came from. True to one's self: realer words have never been spoken. I'm a legend (in the making), and I just hope the world is ready...