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Slough of Despond 3: Advanced Blogging

18 Oct

Once again, i needed to use my RSS Feeds to write a blog based on an article i’ve read. This time, instead of focusing on Public Relations and the field i would like to enter once i graduate, i chose to concentrate on something of personal interest to me. Fashion.

I came across an article by fashionista.com about: Why the Fashion Industry won’t embrace Ann Romney, and i immediately took interest.

Michelle vs. Ann

 

“Michelle had stolen the hearts of the fashion industry well before she was first lady”

Since 2007, Michelle Obama has taken the fashion world by storm and has been heralded as the next Jackie Kennedy. Having already stunned the world with her magnificent fashion choices in President Obama’s past presidential campaign wearing designers like Jason Wu and Thakoon Panichgul and J.Crew and H&M Michelle landed herself a glowing Vogueprofile, inspired dozens of fan blogs which profiled her every outfit and counted several big-name industry players, including Anna Wintour as supporters.

Fast forward four years, and Michelle Obama is back on the campaign trail with a new sartorial competitor: Ann Romney, who is the wife of American businessman and politician Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee opposing Obama in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

This article, in short, investigates the Runway to Win campaign, which is a project put together by fashion‘s First Lady, Anna Wintour, and which Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and Derek Lam (just to name a few) are a part of. Wintour is a avid public supporter of the Obamas, and has in past, held $30,000+ per person fundraisers for the commander-in-chief–one at her home and one at Harvey Weinstein’s–which were highly publicized and practically shut down all of downtown Manhattan. In addition to raising tons of money for the DNC, the events drew a star-studded crowd of celebrities and designers.

When you consider all of this, it isnt very hard to realise just why designers arent racing to dress the Romney’s – as it is commonly known that Anna Wintour is not really someone you say ‘no’ to when you’re a designer!!

 

michelle obama vs. ann romney

GOOGLE ALERT 1

24 Sep

-SOURCED FROM HUFFINGTON POST ENTERTAINMENT-

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120923/eu-milan-fashion-week-day-5/

 “Colors in, and black out, on Milan runway”

My first Google Alert was based on Fashion Week.

I am an avid Vogue and Harpers Bazaar reader, and fashion is always something which has interested me. Fashion Week is an event, which lasts approximately one week and allows fashion designers, brands or “houses” to display their latest collections.

The first article which i received based on my ‘Google Alert’, was titled ‘Colours in, and black out, on Milan runway’. The article was based on how the ‘fashion world’ has adopted colours and patterns into their spring and summer 2013 womenswear collections as Milan Fashion Week – and avoided blacks, which is typically seen as a wardrobe staple.

“Designers also are using a lot of detailing on outfits, from sequins, beads, colored discs and tassels.”

Dolce & Gabbana

The new spring and summer 2013 womenswear collection instead features monochromatic looks or deployed in geometric and floral patterns and prints, summer whites and seasonal pastels round out the palette. Designers, such as Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Biagiotti, Ferragamo, Marni and Missoni are using ruffles, folds and peplums, sheer fabrics, flowing cuts and accents like pleats and plisses, which gives the new seasons look a quiet elegance, grace and femininity.

This article interested me because I have a tendency to stick to one-tonned colours – particularly blacks. This article gave me somewhat of an inspiration to play with and try to incorporate different tones, patterns and styles into my own wardrobe.

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