Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dynasty Electric

A cool new band from New York their style and their sound!

Check out their music below.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

This movie was overwhelmingly beautiful, like watching
many many paintings come to life. It just opened this past weekend.
The costumes were so thoughtfully designed, I loved all the
layers, vibrant colors and textures.
Lily Cole was lovely to watch and she did an amazing job.
This is one of the very few movies that I'd like to see again.
An incredible movie!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Joan of Arc

My new white shirt style is inspired by Joan of Arc armor-
I took some of the
styling details
and made it softer with side pockets.

Also just posted my spectacular fashion movie
featuring my white dresses for spring 2010!

here is the link: astridland fashion movie

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

American Beauty

American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion
Special Exhibitions Gallery
November 6, 2009 - April 10, 2010

American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion is the first exhibition to explore how the "philosophy of beauty" is allied to the craft of dressmaking. Each of the 90 looks on display was chosen to exemplify the relationship between technical ingenuity and artistic excellence. Curator Patricia Mears has focused on approximately 25 American fashion designers, ranging from the obscure, such as Jessie Franklin Turner, whose work dates from the late 1910s, to rising stars of the present day, such as the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte. Other designers featured include Adrian, Bonnie Cashin, Maria Cornejo, James Galanos, Halston, Elizabeth Hawes, Charles James, Charles Kleibacker, Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, Rick Owens, Ralph Rucci, Isabel Toledo, Pauline Trigère, Valentina, Yeohlee, and Jean Yu.

Museum Hours:

Tuesday-Friday – noon-8 pm

Saturday –10 am-5 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, and legal holidays

More info:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Dress Codes

There is one week left to see Dress Codes at the
International Center for Photography.

The show closes on January 17th and marks the culmination of
ICP's Year of Fashion-a series of groundbreaking
exhibitions that explore fashion photography
in its widest social and cultural contexts.

Yto Barrada’s sequence of photographs of an elderly female
smuggler who demonstrates how to transport clothes into Morocco.

Apparently the woman has been smuggling clothes for twenty years.

Jeremy Kost's polaroids

Kimsooja’s installation, Mumbai: A Laundry Field is a four-channel
video on the brilliantly hued textiles in the Indian cityscape, the
workers commuting on trains and their place in the life of the city.

Janaina Tschaepe's photos

The closing party is being hosted January 14th by Jed Root