Friday, August 27, 2010

Leaping LEOPARD!


Dear Fashionable Collegians, Summer is coming to a very near end.  Don't fret. Instead, let this be a reminder that you need to update your wardrobe for the upcoming Fall semester! In addition to buying Oxford shirts, polos, new jeans, and of course a fresh new pair of Old Navy flip-flops, be sure to add leopard to your Fall 2010 wardrobe! That's right, LEOPARD!


In the Harper's Bazaar August 2010 issue titled, "First Look At Fall," the fashion editors of the mag shared their insight on what to expect for the season-Feline Fetish.  Some of our favorite fashion labels such as Longchamp, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabanna, and of course, feline print extraordinaire, Mr. Roberto Cavalli, are all using leopard print this season. Check out some of the leopard print items I found in the magazine!



Leopard print is so chic and fabulous! I'm craving that Yves Saint Laurent bag (Price tag=$2,995) Ouch! Guess I need to start saving up my coins to purchase that bag ;)

Take heed to this advice: Fashionable Collegians, it is important that you ONLY wear ONE article of leopard print! Two or more, automatically makes you look T-A-C-K-Y! #NoBuenoBaby!

Ciao Bella,
Bisi




*Double click on the magazine scans to see them enlarged.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crave CHANEL?, There's an app for that...


In addition to attending fashion shows, and reading both fashion related magazines and blogs, fashion enthusiasts are now able to use iPhone apps as another means to get their own fashion fix, while on the go! World renowned  French fashion house, CHANEL, was one of the few fashion labels to first release an iPhone app.


The CHANEL iPhone app allows you to see exclusive videos of recent CHANEL fashion shows, various behind the scenes footage (i.e. some of the footage includes Monsieur Karl Lagerfeld aka my favorite uncle "in my head"), and  there's also an easy to use CHANEL global store locator.


There's also a section of the app labeled, "CHANEL News," which gives "CHANEL Cravers," like myself, up-to-date information regarding the fashion house.  Expect to read exclusive news about new CHANEL store openings around the globe, pictures of some of your favorite celebrities wearing CHANEL on the red carpet, and even some pictures of Coco Chanel's famed apartment in Paris!
Be sure to check out the free CHANEL iPhone/iTouch app on iTunes to satisfy your CHANEL craving. 
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
-Coco Chanel

Bisous, 
Bisi

Samples, Savings, and FREE food!!!



Hello Fashionable Collegians! I'll make this quick....

-Click here to receive a free sample of AVEENO's new Nourish+ Shampoo and Conditioner.

-Between August 26th and 29th, Gap Inc. is offering a 30% off coupon called Gap Give & Get.  5% of what you spend goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Make sure you spend A LOT of money for this cause. 

-Lastly, the food. Domino's is offering FREE Cinna Stix. Use the coupon code, EBCS at checkout. You don't have to purchase anything else. Here's the link to the Domino's website.

-Bisi

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What I've Been Up To

                                                        Photo Source: some art fabric
Hey Fashionable Collegians! I hope you’re having a great summer :) I’m saddened that it has been a month since I’ve updated this blog. Je suis désolé-très désolé. Pardonnez-moi *Freetranslation.com is your friend* Truth is: Job searching has been a job in itself. Again I say, job searching is a job in itself. No bueno. All I want to do is work in Fashion *that’s Fashion with a capital F*, but it’s insanely COMPETITIVE. At this point, I don’t even care if I obtain a position at the bottom of the Fashion totem pole. Just to get my foot in the door would be AMAZING!!!  I’m trying hard to remain confident, but it’s a little discouraging when the economy is sucky, companies are firing instead of hiring, and furthermore, companies basically want you to have a PhD-No bull.
Nonetheless, aside from my depressing life *I’m dramatic like that, feel sorry for me. lol*, I had an AWESOME time last week. An alumna of Mount Holyoke is in the process of launching a Fashion collection this Fall and allowed me the invaluable opportunity to experience this with her. Last week, I made the hour-long journey from Long Island to the very exuberant NYC (the Garment District), to meet with the MHC alumna. 
When I arrived, I met a kind, soft-spoken man named, Walter Foster. Mr. Foster is very well known amongst the Fashion elite and has been in the Fashion industry for years working with an array of top-tier apparel companies. He will be producing the clothing samples for the MHC alumna’s Fall collection.


As I entered Mr. Foster’s workspace, I was met with an immense amount of clutter. Different types of fabric, dress forms, sewing machines, and flat sketches were everywhere in the tight workspace. Mind you, I’m semi-claustrophobic, but for some reason I felt invigorated walking into the room.






While Mr. Foster and the MHC alumna were talking, I sat in a chair and observed EVERYTHING in the room. I was essentially a sponge, soaking up everything to append my knowledge regarding pattern-making, sketching,  fabrics., etc.   It simply felt good being in an environment that I’ve been longing to be in. Mr. Foster was generous enough to allow me to take pics for my blog and furthermore, shared his insight about being confident in what you aspire to do in life. I took Mr. Foster’s advice and open opportunity to meet with him again, with much gratitude.
On the way home (courtesy of the good ‘ol LIRR) I felt different. Re-energized. Admittedly, I am not completely clear on how I will reach my goal of being a Fashion designer, Women’s clothing Buyer, and/or Fashion Editor *I love all things fashion* but I do know that it is safe to say that I’m at least on the right path. And I seek solace in that.
Bisous Chicas,

Bisi

Saturday, June 19, 2010

'88 Was Indeed A Good Year :)

Happy Birthday to MOI!!! Today is my birthday (June 19th). I'm now 22 years old (Realization: In 8 years I'll be 30! Yikes! No bueno. LOL!) I know it has been a while since I've blogged. Sorry about that, I've had some personal thangs to take care of. Since my last blog post, a lot has happened.  I attended an incredible amount of events, had to pack up my things in my dorm, say my goodbyes, and more importantly, I GRADUATED!!! I'm officially  an alumna of Mount Holyoke College!!! It has been a tough road, but I made it through. Congrats to all the Fashionable Collegians who recently graduated.  Class of 2010!!! Woop!!! We Did It!!!




In May, I attended The  Senior Ball, which was held at the Willits Hallowell. The theme of the event (I think), was "Alice in Wonderland" inspired. Everyone both looked amazing that night and had a great time. Take a look at the pics, 'cause the Fashionable Collegians did NOT disappoint!