Sunday, September 25

Prints and Tailoring; Keys to Fall

Sorry for the lack of updates this week, its been a little hectic!
Just in case you're still upset, I'll distract you with shoes!

Julian Louie x Aldo

Working on everything for the launch of Ostentology, starting classes, and working at my uber monotonous day job has worn me out! But I haven't been worked hard enough to stop looking at inspiration for my fall wardrobe! There are two things that I've dubbed crucial to any outfit I put together; proper fit, and plenty of unique prints.

The top half of this outfit is nondescript but the perfectly sized collar and pants make the look classic with an extremely chic twist. I don't think it's appropriate to tell you what kind of things I would do for those pants. The print is SO cool, I love how its on the cutting edge of fashion but seems conservative when paired with the rest of the look.

I would not hesitate to steal that bag off Brad Goreski's back to go with the pants either. I love him, but I love the bag more! I mean hello, its neon yellow.

Okay, well I'm going to go watch Bill Cunningham New York. Jealous? Yeah, you should be.

While I do that, you should read THIS!


Thursday, September 22

Sass & Bide S/S 2012

Sass & Bide electrified London Fashion Week this year, from the oversized polka dot prints, to their flourescent oranges, and neon tribal accessories S&B showed us exactly what we'll be needing for S/S 2012 in order to stand out in a crowd.

My Top 20 Looks from the collection

The gently structured layers in this collection, paired with the highly saturated colors made for an experience all its own at London Fashion Week. The color palette for this collection consisted mainly of citrine yellow, fluorescent orange, pale nude, navy blue, and white. The neon accessories in this collection will surely be the items of choice when fashionistas across the globe are adorning their extremities this season. Not only was this collection full of deliciously bold colors, but it also is laden with asymmetrical hemlines that give some of the pieces a very modern "hodgepodge" look. Metallic embroidered vests were paired with flowing maxi-skirts, and structured mini-skirts. The multiple asymmetrical lines in many of the pieces reflected upon days of Grecian dress with asymmetrical wrapped draping. Sass & Bide used quite the eclectic mix of fabrics including metallic leather, washable suede, fine mesh (more 90's sportswear fabrics-- see Rag & Bone), silk, neoprene, and cashmere. For F/W 2011 Rebecca Minkoff, Celine, and Ruffian showed us fantastic oversized envelope clutches; but it seems as though they have been outdone by the neon and metallic envelope clutches featured in this collection. The strong asymmetrical hemlines, eye popping colors, and impossibly gentle layers make this collection my favorite creation to emerge from London Fashion Week this season. 


Tuesday, September 20

Fall Transitions

I am sad (but excited!!!) to announce that in the next 7-10 days, The Fagazine will be coming to an end. Well, not really. It's just changing it's name, getting a face lift, and moving to Tijuana

But really, I feel that Ryan and I have outgrown this little ball of sassifrass pop culture blog, and it's time for us to move on to something a little more, how should I say it, fierce.

With that, I bring you Ostentology:

Ostentology came to be when I was having a conversation with friends about the way a certain celebrity dresses. They described the look as ostentatious, but I begged to differ. I have always been a proponent of the more is more philosophy when it comes to style. "Toning it down" isn't a part of my vocabulary. Spinning off of the word ostentatious, I came up with the name for the new blog, Ostentology. Ostentology is defined as follows: The science of more is more fashion. "More is more fashion" describes my personal belief that no look is over the top if you feel comfortable in it, and know how to werk it! The website will be up and running in the next 7-10 days. -Zach Shumate
Ryan and I are supremely excited to be working on this new project. We sincerely hope that all of you, the readers, remain with us through this transition. Don't worry about losing your daily dose of snark though, the content on the site, and the way I write will not be changing. It's like I said; The Fagazine is just changing it's name, and getting a face lift.

Designed by Ryan Seminara

Thank you for all of your love and support, and I hope you come along with us for this exciting change!


Monday, September 19

Red Carpet time, bitches.

The Emmy's Red Carpet festivities were fairly standard last night, except for the fact that there were so many fugly dresses making their way through the storm of cameras.

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan

Let's hit 'em where it hurts, shall we?

Amber, I love you dearly because you can sang. However, it is NOT acceptable to get your Red Carpet dress from the prom wardrobe rack on Glee. Is that made of cheap motel's bed sheet? You should have shined a black light on it before wearing..

I heard that Amy Poehler asked Peter Som to make this dress for her out of metallic spanx. Bad news: I can see her uterus.  Good news: She's not pregnant. 

It's time to put your cleavage away bitch. You're at the Emmy's, not the Moulin Rouge Lounge in Reno. That color is gross on her, and the slit length is awkward so her legs look like tree trunks. 

 I loved this Armani Prive dress on Julianna Margulies. She wore white after labor day, and the structured bodice is very reminiscent of Japanese couture.

Kate Winslet in Elie Saab. Vava voom red was the look of choice for the evening, and Kate did it very well. The hair is gorgeous. 

Leah Michele posing for once without overtly complimenting herself at the same time. This time I would have agreed with her. I've never seen a Marchesa dress I didn't like. But the highlights of this one are the draping on the back, and the shoulder detail. Love.

Colbie Smulders in Alberta Ferretti. Holy shitballs. That color is gorgeous. Stunning hair, love the ice, love the clutch.

Kerry Washington wore Zuhair Murad. I am DYING over the faked out fringe sheer skirt. Just gorgeous on her, and it was even more stunning when she presented an award on camera.


GAH. I love Sofia Vergara. I love that she werques her bombshell figure flawlessly. I love the deep coral color on that Vera Wang gown. And I love her ostentatious Colombian Emerald ear rings. 

That's the thing about "ostentatious" style, if you know how to werk it isn't over top anymore.


Saturday, September 17

Ralph Lauren S/S 2012

Ralph Lauren has determined that the era to emanate next season is the roaring twenties. I couldn't be happier about it. Double breasted menswear jackets, dropped waistlines, high shine satin dresses, metallic trim. I'm elated. 
My favorite 18 looks from the collection.

The daytime attire in this collection includes neat sweaters with silk shirts paired with bias cut chiffon skirts. The platform sandals, espadrille platforms, cloche hats, floral embroidered long fringe bags exudes a walk in the city during springtime in the 20's. For evening, Ralph included the gowns with metallic fringe beckoning to the flappers of the 21st century, but he also included his signature masculine tailoring showcasing wide mannish trousers and boxy strong shouldered jackets worn with club collared shirts, satin ties, and cricket sweaters. There were also the form fitted slip dresses with feather fringe trim, deco-style beading, and silhouettes that slinked the body. The long earrings, country floral prints, and feather plume brooches provided a direct line to the days of Eddie Cantor, Belle Baker, Scott and Ella Fitzgerald, T.S. Elliot, and my very favorite historical figure, Gertrude Stein. This line was special because not only are the clothes fantastically gorgeous, but it painted a vivid picture of a time passed. Now perhaps everyone will understand why half of my entire wardrobe is Ralph Lauren, it's timeless. 


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