Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Saku New York AW17 NYFW

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Dark Under Eye Makeup Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Pink Under Eye Makeup and Bleached Eyebrows Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Pink Under Eye Makeup and Bleached Eyebrows Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Pink Under Eye Makeup and Bleached Eyebrows Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Backstage at Saku New York on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Saku New York AW17 at NYFW on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

This February I had the honor of attending Saku New York's AW NYFW show (with my fashion/life guru Nicole) backstage as a photographer to capture the models getting ready and then as a guest to watch the runway show. 

The energy backstage was vibrant and it was so fun seeing a sneak peek of the looks, and watching the hair and makeup magic happen. I think such a cool part of FW is not only the apparel trend forecasting but the beauty trend forecasting as well. Pink under-eye makeup was huge, paired with 'bleached' eyebrows, and dewy highlighted skin. I love it! 

I absolutely adore the collection- the colors and all of the details are incredible. I loved the pastels paired with black. The details and subtle pops of texture make the collection wear-able but so special. I snapped some of the looks during the pre-show walk through and then during the show as well. I've included some of my favorites here. 

Something that struck me, and that I seriously respected, was the diversity in this show- so many designers use all white models... with maybe one token minority thrown in. However Lissa Ku and her team did an incredible job of representing all different types of women in this show. I think it is so important and powerful for an emerging designer to take this stance and set the tone for their career as one of inclusivity. 

The concept for the show was so well executed;

"Saku New York's AW17 collection grew out of a curiosity
for sea creatures which are barely visible to the human eye.
Beneath the clear, emerald blue surface of the ocean,
it is all about the dark, cold and quiet.
This inspired the collection's main colors:
Black, Emerald Blue and Pink.
The designs have simple patterns
yet contain frills so that one can see the movement in the garment.
The velvet material reflects the color of sparkling sand".

Monday, March 20, 2017

Parisien Rêver

Parisian Rêver with Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

(outfit details; tunic, Bishop + Young for Flock. boots, Sam Edelman. tights, Berkshire Collection. necklace, Jaelle.)

Striped Tunic and Leather Wrap Choker on juliettelaura.blogspot.com
Parisian Rêver with Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Parisian Rêver with Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Parisian Rêver with Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Red lips and Striped Tunic and Leather Wrap Choker on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Striped Tunic with Fishnets and OTK Boots and Silver Rings shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Striped Tunic with Fishnets and OTK Boots and Silver Rings shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Parisian Rêver with Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Wool Coat draped on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Parisian Rêver with Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

While I'm not at PFW... I can dream, rêver, with boxy striped tunic, delicate fishnets, bold red lips, and leather choker. My everyday coat of three years layered over my shoulders (my favorite way to wear a coat.. it oozes casual elegance). In a dirty Allston alleyway, that with a bit of imagination becomes a Parisian side street...

Photos by Lena Mirisola

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fishnets, Velvet, and Distressed Denim

Levis and Fishnets shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

(outfit details; denim, Levi's + DIY distressing. top, Jaelle. fishnets, Hue. boots, Zara. jacket, Free People. choker, Gorjana.)

Velvet, fishnets, and levis shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com
Vegan Leather jacket draped shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com
Velvet, fishnets, and levis shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Levis and Fishnets shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Velvet, fishnets, and levis shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Vegan Leather jacket draped shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Vegan Leather jacket draped shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Levis and Fishnets and buckle boots shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Levis and Fishnets shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

Delicate Gorjana chloe mini choker shot by Lena Mirisola on juliettelaura.blogspot.com

What to do when you accidentally lose 25 pounds (this past summer) and your favorite jeans are too big? Slice them up! I took my favorite Levi Wedgie Fit Jeans, added a step hem, sliced the knees and under the back pockets. Perfect for fish nets peeping through. This vegan leather jacket... it is my number one staple. I wear it so often, it is shocking that I haven't featured it on here yet. I love wearing it draped. And over this velvet crop top as part of my Senior Thesis last year; Jaelle Designs that I still loving incorporating it into my outfits. Also I am seriously fishnet obsessed- this is one trend that I am totally on board with! Choker necklace c/o Gorjana... I can't get enough. Delicate and so perfect for layering.