Friday, May 8, 2009

Food for Thought ...

"I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men." - Marlene Dietrich (German-born American actress and singer; b. December 27, 1901 - May 6, 1992)

So, how do you like Take Me Out to the Runway's new layout?! Me personally? I adore it! It shows a little more of my own style than the last one. However, I am slightly disappointed about one thing: when I changed the color of my "Who's Online Now?" counter, it deleted the entire map of who has visited me and where they are from! It always made me happy to see that people were enjoying my blog all over the world ... oh well. Hopefully they'll come back, and I can build up my stats again!

Anyways, I have a few things to tell you about. First off, when visiting one of my favorite blogs (Style Bubble), I saw one of the author's posts about Chichi's Color Zone. All I have to say is ... Oh. My. God. These items are pure art. I had to share them with you, even though a lot of you probably already know about the new line. Here are some of my favorite pieces from Chichi:

The Sky is a Piece of Paper

Cinderella's Party

Nothing Everything

Golden Summer Series Shorts

Golden Summer Series Skirt NO. 1

The Blue Rose Printed Chiffon Loose Pants

Aren't they gorgeous? And they're extremely reasonably priced. It's like a dream come true! If you want part of this collection for your own, visit Let me know if you buy anything!

The second thing I would like to inform you all of is Now, I'm not sure if any of you have heard of it yet; I actually stumbled upon it quite by accident yesterday. The entire site is dedicated to posting photography from different photoshoots. There's a ton of fashion photography (my favorite) and it is, in one word, inspiring. Here are some of my favorites:

Ferrari by Laerel

Moda - Catálogo Utp by Renata Salles

Peacock Blue by Helen Tran Photography

Sport Glam Prima Parte by Colorsandia

Sweet As -

Tim Walker, "Magic World", Vogue Italia, January 2008

Untitled by Half Pinay - Laretta Houston

Vanidades Fashion Shoot - Outtake by Simon Pais-Thomas

A lot to discuss ... Please leave me detailed comments telling me exactly what you think! I'd love to hear your thoughts.


I promised you a list of everyone's favorite designers ... here it is! Great choices, guys!

3.1 Phillip Lim (2)
Alexander McQueen (3)
Alexander Wang (3)
Anna Sui
Balenciaga (2)
Christopher Bailey
Comme de Garcons
Rick Owen
Stella McCartney
Yves Saint Laurent (2)


  1. Gorgeous post! So much to love, especially all the origami folds on those dresses and skirts!

    Btw, added you to my Fellow Fashionistas blogroll!


  2. Love the new layout, I have been wanting to change my design too!

  3. wow that dress in the 3rd pic is gorgeous! thx for the insightful post. :)

  4. wow, nothing everything, golden series summer skirt and cinderella's party are amazing.

  5. Saw those amazing pieces of Chichi's via Susie Bubble too, and want practically everything in their store! SO gorgeous!

  6. the Cinderella's Party dress is my fav. Love the structure and shape of the look.

  7. I agree with the pieces from Chi Chi--looking at them is like mental onanism. I'm this close to ordering moreover because it really is reasonably priced--it is kind of hard to find something quirky, architectural, and worth your money.

    Anyhow, I hope you don't mind as I added you to my blog roll. :) I hope to find more fashion tips!

  8. I saw those on Style Bubble as well and loved all the posted outfits. The detailing is so unique and I love the colors. Thanks also for the flickrista tip. I hadn't heard of it before, but it's good to know there's a resource for such amazing photos!

  9. Such a great post. That "Blue Rose Printed Chiffon Loose Pants" is simply crazy, I love it! I also loved the "Magic World" and the last picture :-) Gorgeous. Thanks for posting, love: Evi

  10. such versatile pieces! i love!

  11. Who designed that skeleton bodysuit?

  12. BEAUTIFUL! I love all the layering and bandaging... like Herve Leger with less sex and more art!

  13. really nice blog! thanks for the comment!

  14. ahh love all those photos! they're all wonderful :-)

  15. All I can say is that Tim Walker is amaaaaazing. I love his work so much.

  16. Nice pictures.

    And I must say very clever blog title. I'm loving it.

    Anyway, thanks for the comment.

  17. thx for ure comment:)

    oh, when i saw those dresses on style bubble i wanted to grab some fabric and start sewing!dont know what ure old layout was like but this is totally cool!

  18. Ohhhh wow. I love those rose flared pants. So cool

  19. The last dress I like and a pink short also find it perfect!
    thanks for spending my blog ...

  20. I loved the dress at"Nothing Everything" pic. Its great! Who´s the designer?

    xo xo

  21. Really cool pictures! And thank you for your comment :)

  22. I love so much that picture with the Ferrari! So Valentino!

    ps: i've added you to my "recommends" list. Check out! ;)

  23. wowowow the collection of Chichi is amaaazing!!! o_o lovely details!! pure art indeed. oh and your compliment didn't spontanuously heal my hand but it sure made me happy! :D thank you.


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