Sunday, June 1, 2014

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2015

When you think resort wear, it's usually swim coverups and flowy dresses. But Burberry Prorsum's Resort 2015 collection is the working woman's summer collection. For someone like mcace who works throughout the summer (in San Francisco no less) this collection feels like it was made for me. Fitted pencil skirt in sumptuous patterns, casual/chic tees and tops, and stylish trenches. This feels like a resort collection for the woman who spends her summer days taking meetings and then consuming copious amounts of alcohol in the evening when the work is done.

I won't pretend that anything from Burberry Prorsum won't be a blow to the budget, but it might be worth it to splurge on one or two pieces. Either way, Burberry is truly living up to the prorsum part of their name by acknowledging that the work doesn't end when the summer begins. That's truly fashion forward. For more looks see below and here:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Black Girls Killing It

I found this marketplace through my new tumblr and I was instantly excited. The point of Black Girls Killing It is to compile online boutiques that are run by Black women. In this way, it increases traffic to these sites and gives people a one-stop shop to finding interesting products that cater to a fashion forward generation of women of color. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

black style

I realize that we're in a weird racial place in the world. A Black President and First Lady, megastars and Nobel Prize winners give the illusion that Black people and particularly Black Americans have "made it". But then there's French Elle telling Black women that until Michelle Obama we didn't know how to dress chic and the GOP talking about how Black people should be demanding paychecks instead of food stamps. So as I walked around First Friday drinking wine and checking out art, I wondered what people would make of this? Black and brown folks freshly dressed and deconstructing art. Twisted locks and kinky curls right next to blowouts and perms, clad in jeans and bright dresses; all dapper and chic and intelligent. Surprise, surprise. I took a few pics just to document the moment. It's all Black, all beautiful.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tortured Soul

 This review has been a long time coming. I've already discussed my issues with the set up of the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, but logistics notwithstanding the clothes, the clothes, the clothes. Like Gaultier, McQueen's collections can also be traced to childhood and family. Scottish tartans and heather and bracken used in his Highland Rape (autumn/winter 95-96) collection are a nod to his Scottish roots. And his love of England, the country he grew up in, is also evident in his collections like The Girl Who Lives in the Tree (autumn/winter 2008-09). But it's McQueen's flair for fantasy and the dramatic which makes him an inspiration and stand out in the fashion world.