Someone pinch me!!! This is by far the most amazing experience I’ve had during my blogging career.
Being a lover of all things Fashion, I was addicted to the show Project Runway.
One participant in particular has always been my favorite.
Last week I got to meet him!
Christian Siriano came to Belk at Southpark Mall in Charlotte to launch his collab with Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans, another favorite of mine.
I spend most of my high school days with a golden swan on my derrière.
This makes this collab even more special to me.
Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans launched the first styles from its two-year partnership with Siriano—a contemporary take on archival designs that includes jeans, dresses and tops available in sizes 26-34 as well as petite and extended sizing
The Fall ‘22 line features key silhouettes such as a belted trench coat, vest, mini dress, wide-leg trouser and a belted coverall.
CFDA Award winner Soriano, who studied in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, put his own spin on this retro classic denim line.
He even has his own fragrance!
After his presentation we had the opportunity to take pictures and speak with him and SHOP!
I brought home a denim blazer which is very flattering on me and I can’t wait to style it!
Now, Siriano has designed some amazing pieces in his life.
One in particular has always been my favorite. I had the chance to speak with him about it.
I asked “Did you have any idea at the time, how huge the impact had on fashion, and on the entire world, when you dressed Billy Porter in the Ballgown for the Oscars?”
Soriano replied “This was one for the history books I think.”
It truly was a history making moment.
He continued “It was a very organic thing that just happened to the world. But it was very needed and really great and I think a lot of young people hopefully feel like they can wear what they want to wear and be who they want to be.”
This designer stands out for many reasons. I love all he’s done and continues to do for fashion. He includes every shape, size, sex and ethnicity.
I could honestly just end my blogging career now(don’t worry, I won’t) because I don’t think I can ever top this incredible interview.
Palace x Gucci will take on a physical form through Vault pop-up stores in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Osaka, and Bangkok — the first brick-and-mortar moment for Vault — as well as Palace’s flagship stores in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo.
Many people don’t know about the designer behind one of McDonald’s most successful collabs to date.
This artisanal streetwear line created quite a stir this week as ‘Adult Happy Meals’ sold out within hours of their launch.
Some were just average adults looking for a bit of nostalgia. But most are hard core collectors of Cactus Plant Flea Market finds.
What is CPFM? Where did they come from? Who do they gear their designs toward?
Cactus Plant Flea Market is an artist-owned brand and creative outlet crafting unique apparel items with signature dye treatments and lettering.
Cynthia Lu, who prefers to live in anonymity, created this very distinctive and trippy Cactus Plant Flea Market four-eyed smiley face design. It’s kind of become the unofficial logo for the designer streetwear brand.
Cynthia Lu grew up in the Midwest. She had always loved fashion. She got her start when she landed a job with Pharrell’s streetwear label Billionaire Boys Club.
Pharrell gave her the name. You’re Cactus. You’re short, you’re sharp, and you’re not easy to touch
McDonald’s is not her first collab.
Notable brands such as hip-hop jeweler of Jacob & Co., Comme des Garçons, Nike, Stüssy, and Alpinestars.
It will not be her last I’m sure.
The current partnering with McDonald’s has brought in a whole new following for this brand.
What sets this line apart from other Hype Beast approved brands?
Many Cactus Plant pieces feature unique hand-dye treatments or embroidery, often done by Lu herself.
If you were fortunate enough to get your hands on one of these Artist Box meals and toys from McDonald’s, just know, you now own a piece of Art.