Friday, October 22, 2010

100 Years, 100 Designers...

A couple weeks ago I found myself on 59th and 5th passing by the amazing window displays at Bergdorf Goodman. Snow was literally falling over gorgeous Chanel jackets and skirts. I didn't think they could top themselves. But this week the windows are devoted to WWD's 100 year anniversary: '100 years, 100 designers.'

What caught my eye: the fabulous illustrations! Three entire windows are devoted to this display so if you live in NYC, you should definitely check it out.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jenna Lyons & Derek Lam...

Last week I had the opportunity to see Jenna Lyons chat with Derek Lam at my lovely alma mater, Parsons. Both Jenna and Derek graduated from Parsons in 1990. I have to admit it was the first time I've set foot in school since graduation and it was nice to go back.

It was interesting to listen in on such a candid discussion. As an aspiring designer/illustrator/I-still-don't-know-what, I'm always intrigued by peoples' beginnings. During the interview, Dean of Fashion Simon Collins asked Derek if he could remember the point in his career when he finally felt like he had 'made it' in the world of fashion. He humbly replied 'just yesterday, but today I'm not sure.'

I guess we all second guess ourselves, even when we're as successful and talented as Derek Lam. After the talk I thought about everything that both of them shared. I'm just going to have to accept that I don't know what the future holds and follow my passion, knowing that it will all somehow work out in the end. Read more about the interview on!

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