Posts Tagged ‘Designer’

“Quite Fierce”

August 4, 2009

via Kitmeout

Stella McCartney’s new ad campaign is certainly whimsical. The blogosphere seems a little baffled by it right now. My first reaction was favorable – it’s adorable, it’s quasi-environmental, and it’s Disney, after all.



When putting this post together, I realized that I really hadn’t, well, looked at the clothes. It’s a topic often debated in advertising classes – is an ad truly good if you can’t remember the product? Upon further examination, I saw that Stella McCartney’s idea made sense:

I’m a huge Bambi fan, and the film reminds me of my mum… And we wanted to have some fun. The clothes in the campaign are looking quite fierce, and we wanted to contrast them with the innocence of Bambi.

Unfortunately, I’m getting “fun” and “innocent” more than fierce from this campaign. I think the colors for the cartoon characters are too bright, the model’s outfit too muted.

What do you think about this campaign, and should anything have been done differently?

Creatures of the Wind

July 30, 2009

Confession: I’m not one for runway fashion. Pre-Avant Gaudy, I hardly paid attention to anything not highlighted in a magazine. Now, I’m fairly designer-literate (i.e. – I can pronounce Hermes and Christian Louboutin correctly). Creatures of the Wind, a group of Chicago-based designers, struck me as suprisingly wearable and refreshingly unpretentious.

They’re kind of into black and white. And I’m kind of loving it.

Get the Look: Polka Dot Style

July 21, 2009

Wear your optimism on your sleeve with this Pretty Woman-inspired polka dot dress. Polka Dots are making a major appearance in this summer’s collections and can be worn anywhere: as an accessory (headbands, jewelry, belt, purse, shoes) as tights, or the classic Pretty Woman dress .

Inspiration:  Rubin Singer Spring 2009 Collection

Dote on this AG Collection: Pretty Woman


How to Style It: Cinch it with a solid color belt and put on your favorite sun hat!

Price: $45 at Avant Gaudy.

Get the Look: Bring out the Goddess in you

July 15, 2009

Dress like a goddess without sacrificing your wallet with our Watercolor Dress from Avant GaudyIt can be worn casually with sandals at the beach or dressed up with heels and your biggest hoop earring for a night out!

Inspiration: Thakoon Panichgul Spring 2009 Collection

Avant Gaudy Collection: Watercolor Dress

Watercolor Dress

How to Style it: Rope Belt to accent the waist and tiered Bangles

Price: $48.00 at Avant Gaudy.