Category Archives: Special Shout Out

CFDA shines a light on the fabulous Lauren Moffatt!

Miss Lauren Moffatt at work in her Chelsea Studio

“While I love an inspirational interior, our work space is more about function than beauty. The studio is about product.” – Lauren Moffatt

 

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Special Shout Out…american Horror story!

In honor of one of the best, (if not THE best)  most wickedly awesome tv shows I’ve ever witnessed, the Carpetbagger would like to give a shout out to American Horror Story’s beautifully, twisted love story.  Here’s to you Violet and Tate…

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Special Shout Out… Antonio Lopez

Antonio Lopez in Vogue

Antonio Lopez in Vogue

Antonio Lopez in Vogue

Antonio Lopez in Vogue

Sadly, the Puerto Rican artist's life was cut short like many of his peers in the fashion industry do to suffering from AIDS. Though his legacy lives on as one of the 20th century's most influential Fashion Illustrators.

Now for some of my favorite illustrations by Antonio Lopez.

Vogue UK, 1970

Vogue UK, 1970

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French Elle

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psychedelic Antonio Lopez

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courtesy of trendland.net

courtesy of trendland.net

Elle, May 1967

These last 3 full page images are my absolute favorite!  Everything from the color, to the nonchalant facial expressions, to the simply portrayed activities of the everyday fashionista- pure brilliance.  I think I may paint the walls of my future house with these ingenious illustrations.

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Special Shout Out… Lauren Moffatt!

Refinery29’s Annie Georgia Greenberg said it perfectly.  “Lauren Moffatt’s flirty Spring ’12 line is sweet (but not sugary).”

From the peter pan collared dresses to the sweet one shouldered swimsuit to the scallop edged mini’s, this designer can do no wrong.  Fashion photographer Daymion Mardel is always the talent behind the camera along with Miss Moffatt to create her lookbooks, and together the two make magic.  To view the entire lookbook for Spring 2012, click here!  

 

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Special Shout Out… Pedro Lourenco

“Classics with a surprise” is what Style.com’s Nicole Phelps had to say about newcomer Pedro Lourenco‘s Pre-fall 2012 collection.  Frankly, I beg to differ. I don’t believe that description does this collection justice.  See for yourself…

Pedro Lourenco

Pedro Lourenco Pre-Fall 2012

Pedro Lourenco

Pedro Lourenco Pre-Fall 2012

The first that comes to mind is London based designer Mary Katrantzou who in all her glory brought us a breathtaking Spring 2010 collection adorned with “photorealistism.” Her ability to be boldly innovative and ever so chic at the same time has been groundbreaking, thus paving the way for a major new (and very 21st century feeling) trend.   And if you ask me, Pedro Lourenco has done a damn good job following her lead. With the use of asymmetrical patterns and the mix of ombre embellished designs, he does a brilliant job at making this collection  his own.   I give props to Mr. Lourenco and look forward to what he will bring us next.

For a look at Mary Katrantzou’s first collection, click here.  

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Special Shout Out…

METAL

METAL Magazine's current cover. Check more out here

 

Bad Ass, no?

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Special Shout Out…

I’m loving this image of an old book cover designed by Margaret Early.

The publication itself was written by the infamously facetious Dorothy Parker. This here is an image of a sweet poster available at Modcloth.com.

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Special Shout Out To… MOSCHINO CHEAP AND CHIC!

Ok, so while going over the mini trends popping up for Pre-Fall 2012, one label’s collection proved to be so damn cute, I insist on giving it a special shout out! Moschino Cheap and Chic’s deserves a special round of applause based solely on its absolute preciousness.

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic, Pre-fall 2012

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic

I’m seriously dying over the robin’s egg blue leather gloves, not to mention the two tone pink and mustard bodice of that lovely dress. Never have I been so incline to have little animated duckies and forest creatures follow me as I parade around with some serious eyeliner action and ever so charming ensembles.

The label’s of course known for having a bit of since of humor, but they manage to keep it classy and sweet at the same time. The quaint cuteness of this collection has inspired me to dig up some of their greatest hits…

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic, Fall 2010

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic, Resort 2010

Moschino Cheap and Chic

Moschino Cheap and Chic, Spring 2011

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Special Shout Out…

My good friend and fashion photographer Daymion Mardel has an eye for beauty like none other. In honor of his birthday I’d like to show some of my recent favorites!



And now for some of his rad shots for J. Crew!




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