Get to know Erin Gordon

 

“One phone book, a newspaper, 20 shopping bags, 15 paper grocery bags and three thrift-store dresses brought UCF student Erin Gordon to the attention of NBC.

 

Gordon, having graduated only weeks ago with a degree in photography, never imagined a class assignment would end up in the NBC window display at the famous Rockefeller Center in New York City — but it did.”

http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/mobile/photography-graduate-catches-the-eye-of-nbc-1.2580096

Get to know Meg from Broken Wings on Etsy.com

Meg has been producing creations for many years and she clearly has found her nitch. She makes a mixture of unique items that she sells on Etsy at the store Broken Wings.

Check out some of my picks of her products that I wanted to share with you all.

http://www.facebook.com/MegsBrokenWings

The High End of Couture…Ikram in Chicago

Chicago has some wonderful shopping spots, this past weekend I accidently walked into a store called IKRAM located at 873 North Rush Street. I was completely shocked at how amazing their selection was. Ikram carries some of the most well known designers including Alexander McQueen, Thakoon, Chanel, Rodarte and more.

I highly recommended this store if your in Chicago. Totally worth a peek.

From a Fellow Blogger get to know Rebecca from Underground Apple

Rebecca Randles is a fellow fashionista who we thought we would share with you. We contacted Rebecca for a interview and this is what she had to say below.

Why do you do it? What was your initial, and continuing, interest in starting a blog pertaining to fashion, photography, etc.

My name is Rebecca Randles and amongst many things, I am a fashion blogger. I blog about things that interest and inspire me, I also provide my readers with a little insight
into my own life, by sometimes posting about my friends, family, pets etc. I
started blogging when I was studying business at University; it was a way to
show my friends and family what I had been up to.  My love for fashion stemmed from a very young age and then
shone threw in my photography work at GCSE, As level and during my diploma in
art and design.


What and who inspires you? What inspires your fashion choices? your photography?

I am primarily inspired by my environment, be it the people around me or the places I see.
As I have spent the past three years as a student, I haven’t particularly had much money to spend on clothes, however I am fortunate enough to have family who provide me with
designer clothes, such as Rebecca Minkoff, Isbabel Marant, Louis Vuitton, Joseph,
and Chanel. My favourite labels would have to be Joseph (great cuts and very
casual), Ralph Lauren (I spend my time in polos a lot as I live in the
Cotswolds and it is a very equestrian area) and lastly Kurt Geiger (comfy and
durable).

You mentioned that you recently graduated so you do not really have the funds to shop as you might like to, where do you shop now? What are your favorite stores? Online sites? If you had the money to invest in one item, what would it by and why?

My favourite high street
stores are Zara and Topshop. However I also really love vintage clothes and
shopping online.

What is your definition of “chic”? and who do you think encompasses that meaning?

My definition of chic is to be dressed
to impress with an effortless air of style and elegance.


What is the one thing you cannot live without in your wardrobe?
There is not one thing
in my wardrobe that I could not go without, for an outfit is made up of many
elements, not just one. However if pushed, my current item of choice would be a
vintage Italian black leather waistcoat.

What is something you want the readers from A Chic Direction to know about you and your blog, Underground Apple?
I want the readers of my blog to feel free to comment on my posts and interact with me. I love it when they talk to me and follow me on Twitter, Facebook, bloglovin etc and I
will usually comment back as I like to build up friendships.

Rebecca’s info is listed below! Check out her blog I promise it has wonderful and unique content that is worth a look!

MY URL :: http://lookbook.nu/undergroundapple
MY BLOG :: http://underground-apple.blogspot.com/
MY SITE :: http://www.undergroundapple.com/

Get to know Brooks, Donald

A costume and Fashion designer Brooks was born in New York, USA. He was educated at the Fine Arts School of Syracuse University, New York and Parsons School of Design. In 1958 he began designing under his own label and in the mid 1960’s he was one of the first designers to show luxurious evening pants and voluminous pyjamas in his collection. In 1959 he worked as a costume designer for plays including Barefoot in the Park (1962) and films The Cardinal (1963) and Star!(1968) .

His notable pieces are the promotion of the chemise and his creation of simple, unadorned dresses, trimmed coats and stoles.

The Downfall of Urban Outfitters….SCANDAL

Urban Outfitters has been caught ripping off artisans again. Want to learn more about it? click on the link below.

http://www.inquisitr.com/109051/urban-outfitters-caught-ripping-off-indie-artisans-again/

Not to excited about this because this is a clear violation of these artists creations.

What are your thoughts on this scandal for Urban Outfitters?

Have you heard of Grima, Andrew?

Grima, Andrew is a jewelry designer who was born in Rome, Italy. In 1946 he established Grima a company in London to manufacture traditional pieces of jewelry.  In the 1960’s he began to design contemporary jewelry and in 1966 he opened a shop in Jermyn Street, London where he specialized in creating gold pieces adorned with quartz, tourmaline and citrine stones.  Grima in 1970 was appointed as the jeweller to her Majesty the Queen.

All Images are courtesy of Grima Gallery. Check out the amazing pieces by clicking on the link. http://www.grimajewellery.com/items.php

What is a Bettina Blouse?

Introduced by Givenchy in 1952, The Bettina blouse was named after Bettina Graziani. Graziani was one of the top models in Paris who worked exclusively for Givenchy in the 1950’s. The Blouse was made of shirting, with a wide, open neck and full ruffled broderie-anglaise sleeves. This shirt because popular and then was widely copied throughout the world.

Source: Thames Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

Get to know Designer Capucci, Roberto

Roberto Capucci is a designer that was born in 1929 in Italy. He studied at the Academia delle Belle Arti in Rome. Capucci is currently 80 years old. He was employed for designer Emilio Schuberth before opening his own house at 21. in 1962 Capucci went to Paris  and returned to Rome seven years later. He is well known for the cuts and drapes of fabric in extraordinary and extravagant ways. This touch gave his clothes a impression of being created for a woman whose own presence is rarely felt; she is the only one to display this geniuses mastery of line and cut.  Check out some of his amazing designs below. They are unreal and amazingly gorgeous.

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Source for Info Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers