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Patty Cake!

Whenever you see a Christian Dior or John Galliano fashion show, the makeup gets as much attention as the clothes within the show. You can’t help but wonder, how long it took to get that makeup on and who is the mastermind or maybe the loony behind it?

Pat McGarth, a former textiles student from London, managed to make a career out of all her passions,art, makeup, and fashion without attending one makeup school for formal training.  When you love what you do, you don’t mind putting in the time, and Pat should be the poster child for this.

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Her usual clients at least twice a year are Viktor & Rolf, Hussein Chalayan, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Armani.  With clients who’s interests varies each year, with each season, it takes a truly talented makeup artist to see the designers’ vision and help tell their stories. No surprise beauty brands like Giorgio Armani, Max Factor, and Cover Girl trust her to develope their cosmetics.

Just like her designer clients, McGarth is always searching for inspiration, and since she is always traveling, everything goes with her, six bags filled with books,photographs, tomes of various subjects. Another six industrial duffel bags are usually loaded with make-up. It’s only right that Pat McGarth, who is the one of the most important woman in fashion, get to travel this way.

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It's So Hard To Say Goodbye.

Fall is creeping behind summer, and pretty soon we’ll have to start wearing more clothes besides the summer dresses and strappy sandals we  love so much.

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For Fall, some designers are making the transition process a bit easier ,by keeping the details used for the spring/summer pieces and incorporating them into the must-haves for next season.

Studs, Fringe, Braided Leather and Suede, are some of the details that will be here for the cold months ahead.  See what some designers came up with to make us happy ladies for Fall/Winter!

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Some Attention Needed.

Fall ’09 collections are giving us designers that wants to show that the recession shouldn’t hold us back from making a statement with our accessories.  From every fashion genre there are pieces that got a little Extra LOVE put into creating them than some others.  Here are some of my favorites, and tell me if you beg to disagree.

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The Pieces Get Better.

milan accessories 3The further East I go, the more shoes I love.  London’s Fall’09 collections failed to please me, but Milan’s accessories, made up for that. Extremely high heels and platforms ruled the catwalks in Milan.  

marni accessoriesAdd outrageous amounts of bangles, oversize sunglasses and statement handbags to hold all of the above, you get a woman who is not to be reckoned with.

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MET Gala 2009

The annual MET Gala in NYC is what fashion followers look forward to every year like movie lovers do for the Oscar awards.  Simple and elegant is not acceptable here.  Making statements with your clothes and being unique is what will get you the headline on the stairs of the MET.

This years’s theme is “The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion.”  The exhibition will spotlight 70 desginers’ masterworks of haute couture and ready-to-wear and well as important fashion photography.  

Who better to kick things off than the Honorary Chair of the exhibit, Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss,  the model chameleon that has been the muse for many fashion designers.  

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Her are some celebrities who were brave enough to put their fashion taste on display for my fellow New Yorkers to see and critique.

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Fashion Illustration: A Disappearing Art.

Illustrator Andy Warhol
Illustrator Andy Warhol

It originated with drawing and painting.  Once upon a time, Fashion Illustration was commissioned by fashion magazines as part of an editorial feature, a form of advertising or promoting a collection by fashion designers or department stores.

If you were to pursue a career in Fashion Design, as a student, several Fashion Illustration classes were on the required syllabus.  This form of art, that has been around for 500 years is slowly disappearing before our eyes.

Illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme
Illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme

Living in an era, where time means money, speeding up the process of creating a garment and getting it to the masses can easily be done by computers, and could cost much less once applied correctly.

Illustrator Amelie Hegardt
Illustrator Amelie Hegardt
Illustrator Ruben Toledo
Illustrator Ruben Toledo
Illustrator Julie Verhoven
Illustrator Julie Verhoeven

Illustrations were solely used on fashion magazines, until the 1930s when Vogue use it’s first photographic image.  It has gone from being a major way of communicating fashion to now playing a minor role.

Artists like Andy Warhol (1928-1987),  Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Tanya Ling, Ruben Toledo, Julie Verhoeven  plus many more, have worked for almost every major international fashion magazine and fashion business including Barneys, Dolce and Gabbana, Oscar De La Renta and Mulberry.

I would like to give a nod to a professor that opened my eyes and taught me more about F.I.T, than anyone else.

Renaldo Barnette
Renaldo Barnette
Renaldo Barnette
Renaldo Barnette

I had the pleasure of having Professor Renaldo Barnette, at Fashion Institute Of Technology, taught me for four years. He graded your drawing ability and lowered a grade if mistakes were made, always pushing you until you’re at your best.

Thank you Prof. Barnette for helping me understand that this isn’t just drawing but a form of art that should be respected.

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