Hopelessly Ambitious V

for those with ambition & creativity

Month: February, 2012

Fashion Meets Fantasy !

by hopelesslyambitiousv

I know New York Fashion Week was sooo last week, and this week it’s London’s turn in the limelight, but I don’t want to say goodbye to it just yet. Call me bias, but New York Fashion Week is my favorite of all the fashion weeks. The lights from my hometown shine a little bit brighter every time fashion week rolls through town. Even at 180 miles away in Providence, I still feel the energy and sheer inspiration of it all.

My friends and savors during Fashion Week are Syle.com and YouTube. I watch all the shows live as they happen from my little apartment in Providence.  While I was on my style.com iPhone app, I came across this little video of all the highlights of last weeks festivities. And of course I had to share !!

 

Goodbye NYC fashion week, see you again this fall ❤

-V

Culture Shock

by hopelesslyambitiousv

As all of you know, fashion week is back on and is in full swing over in New York.  In fact, right as I type thousands of new ensembles and garments are being prepped, steamed, and fitted for their debut on the cat walk tomorrow.

But when I look at a designers collections, I don’t just marvel in its sheer beauty, I think about the inspiration, the research, and the science behind it all as well.

So far the two collections that really stood out and caught my eye are Jason Wu and Rag & Bone. I found these really cool videos about the inspirations behind these two collections on Style.com and I just had to share them !

As shown in the videos, you can see the designers took inspirations from culture to come up with their collections. It was really awesome to see just how culture and travel can really inspire designers to make their jaw dropping pieces.  If I were able to travel, I’d have no excuse not to be fashionable too!

-V

The Fashion Cycle

by hopelesslyambitiousv

The one thing on my mind since I’ve been exiled to New England for school has been owning my very own bike. No surprise, since the scenery on the East side of Providence where I’m located is very collegiate and Prim, with RISD and Brown being a hop, skip, and a jump away from my apartment. I don’t want not just any bike though, I’m talking vintage lady bike with a wicker basket in the front, shiny silver bell, and a small crate in the back – think summertime Amsterdam.

This recent obsession with owning a bike isn’t something new. In fact, if I were forced into therapy right this moment, the sadness of my past would inevitably include one or two stories about always wanting to own a bike, getting said bike, and watching it rot in my backyard. Point is, the bike isn’t some metaphor for me trying to escape whatever hardship I’m facing at the moment, it’s real.

So along with the many other blogs I actively peruse in search of  inspiration, I find myself on this really cool one Lovely Bicycle! about the love of vintage bikes :).

**Photo credits: Adeline AdelineBELLA CIAO

When you look at the styles of these bikes you immediately see the connection between fashion and transportation. A bike can look like anything, all it takes is two wheels and a metal frame. It’s the art, craftmanship, and attention to detail that makes these truly stand out to me. Many designers like Kate Spade even have their hands in bikes; making transportation fashionable.

It’s just another example about how inspiration in fashion can come from just about anywhere 🙂

-V