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{13 January 2009}   Fashion School

After finishing my business degree, I never saw myself as a strict corporate lad who would stay in the office, in a business suite and would have endless meetings. Well, I did try that out for two years before I moved to retail. Since I’m really into fashion, the idea of getting a degree in fashion crossed my mind. But then I realized that I was never the design-and-execute-a-look type of a person. I’m used to getting different pieces and making them work together.

The Bravo TV show Project Runway is set at Parsons The New School For Design. It is an art and design school founded in 1896 as the Chase school by impressionist painter William Merritt Chase. The main campus is located in Greenwich Village, New York and the fashion department is located prominently in the heart of the city’s Garment District in Midtown. It has affiliated schools in Paris and the Dominican Republic. Its alumni includes designers and artists like Anna Sui, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Steven Meisel.

{19 September 2008}   Loving Marc Jacobs

Marc JacobsI have always heard his name yet I had no idea how he looks like. A friend of mine used to manage the Marc by Marc Jacobs shop at the mall. The place was wide and roomy and all the clothes were neatly arranged. I went around checking the merchandise since I heard that his bags were very much coveted and easily sold out. The clothes were really nice ad had a lot of life in them. They were the type tat I would wear since they fit my style.

Little did I know that Marc Jacobs in indeed hot. Hot body, good looks and oozing sex appeal. Yes, he’s just gorgeous! Not to mention uber talented. In 1997. he became Louis Vuitton’s Creative Director and created the company’s first ready -to-wear line. He has created a number of collaborations with artists like Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse. Apart from his position at LV, he is also the head designer for Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs. His personal brand has grown to have a global appeal with branches in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Perhaps the most recognized luxury brand in the world comes in two letters: LV. The Louis Vuitton brand is one of the most coveted and counterfeited. But really makes a Vuitton worth it? Well, there’s the status symbol tag attached to it, the craftsmanship, and the quality of the goods. The classic monogram LV on brown leather is getting a makeover.

Thanks to the collaboration of LV’s art director Marc Jacobs and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, they have created the new Monogram Multicolore canvas range of goods.This range features the classic monogram canvas patterns in 33 different colors on either black or white background. Another pattern is the Cherry blossom which was only produced in limited numbers.

Personally, this range has more fun side to it. It made the bags more appealing to a younger market because of the colors. The Cherry Blossoms were a hit. Sadly, it was discontinued. Aww. I liked the colors on the white background, it just looked so fresh and fun but still maintaining the feel of the classic.

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