Letters From Natalie

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Texturize Me. 
Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

Texturize Me. 

Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2013 Collection.

(Source: WWD.com)

Volume. Texture. Structure. Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2013 Collection. 

Volume. Texture. Structure. Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2013 Collection. 

oscarprgirl:

blonde! (with roots). finally updated the girl. 

oscarprgirl:

blonde! (with roots). finally updated the girl. 

womensweardaily:

Red State:Q&A With Christian Louboutin
Did you always envision having a large global brand? CL: I never had a plan. I have to say, I’m very shocked when people start a company and say, “In five years I want to launch a perfume, or in 10 years I want to have this.” How can you know? Everything was a surprise to me and that allowed me to enjoy every aspect of what I was doing. Of course, there is some plan now, but that’s new for me and the company. And every plan can change.
Your men’s line has become a major focus. What is driving male shoppers’ excitement about fashion? CL: There is a group of men that is thinking a little bit more like women. They’re super-excited to buy the “new thing.” I’ve noticed on blogs, for example, that men are very serious about their shoes now. They treat shoes very much as objects, as collectors’ items. … Of course, there is still a group that is more conservative in their tastes. They like to pass their shoes down to their son or say they have had a pair for 25 years. There is not one woman who would be proud to say that.
Has your design aesthetic changed over the years? CL: The biggest difference is heel height. What was considered a high heel when I first started out is considered a kitten heel now. I remember designing a 90-millimeter mule and people went, “Oh, my god, that is much too high.” Now people who say they won’t walk on heels are talking about 4 or 5 inches. In the history of shoes, there have never been such high heels. My drawings are very high, and I want to remain as true as possible to my drawings.Have you saved most of your sketches? CL: Now I do. After the first seven or eight years, I didn’t have anything. One day this girl I worked with started screaming at me that I would end up regretting [not saving them]. I said OK, so take care of it, and she started to keep the drawings. When you start, you don’t think about your legacy or history. You just want to keep on producing.  For More
Photo by Michael Nagle

womensweardaily:

Red State:Q&A With Christian Louboutin

Did you always envision having a large global brand?
CL:
I never had a plan. I have to say, I’m very shocked when people start a company and say, “In five years I want to launch a perfume, or in 10 years I want to have this.” How can you know? Everything was a surprise to me and that allowed me to enjoy every aspect of what I was doing. Of course, there is some plan now, but that’s new for me and the company. And every plan can change.

Your men’s line has become a major focus. What is driving male shoppers’ excitement about fashion?
CL:
There is a group of men that is thinking a little bit more like women. They’re super-excited to buy the “new thing.” I’ve noticed on blogs, for example, that men are very serious about their shoes now. They treat shoes very much as objects, as collectors’ items. … Of course, there is still a group that is more conservative in their tastes. They like to pass their shoes down to their son or say they have had a pair for 25 years. There is not one woman who would be proud to say that.

Has your design aesthetic changed over the years?
CL:
The biggest difference is heel height. What was considered a high heel when I first started out is considered a kitten heel now. I remember designing a 90-millimeter mule and people went, “Oh, my god, that is much too high.” Now people who say they won’t walk on heels are talking about 4 or 5 inches. In the history of shoes, there have never been such high heels. My drawings are very high, and I want to remain as true as possible to my drawings.

Have you saved most of your sketches?
CL:
Now I do. After the first seven or eight years, I didn’t have anything. One day this girl I worked with started screaming at me that I would end up regretting [not saving them]. I said OK, so take care of it, and she started to keep the drawings. When you start, you don’t think about your legacy or history. You just want to keep on producing.  For More

Photo by Michael Nagle

OH Heidi 

OH Heidi 

Bundle up readers. Polish fashion week attendees. 

(Source: wwd.com)

Empire State of mind. 

Empire State of mind. 

Oh La La! Barneys “Electric Holiday” advertisement campaign of 2012. Who would have thought the Disney gang could be so chic. 

Dear Reader,
6:45 AM.
I woke up this morning and was blessed to see this glorious sunrise that reminded me how God’s love and blessing upon my life is a never ending stream of favor and glory. If I were awake or not, he created that sunrise for you and me to prove to us that His promise still remains to this day (forever and ever). That’s how special we are.
Blessed be Your name today Lord. 
PSALM 8 NIV:

1 Lord, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth!


You have set your glory    in the heavens.2 Through the praise of children and infants    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,    to silence the foe and the avenger.3 When I consider your heavens,    the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars,    which you have set in place,4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,    human beings that you care for them?[c]


5 You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]    and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;    you put everything under their[g] feet:7 all flocks and herds,    and the animals of the wild,8 the birds in the sky,    and the fish in the sea,    all that swim the paths of the seas.


9 Lord, our Lord,    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Dear Reader,

6:45 AM.

I woke up this morning and was blessed to see this glorious sunrise that reminded me how God’s love and blessing upon my life is a never ending stream of favor and glory. If I were awake or not, he created that sunrise for you and me to prove to us that His promise still remains to this day (forever and ever). That’s how special we are.

Blessed be Your name today Lord. 

PSALM 8 NIV:

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
    in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?[c]

You have made them[d] a little lower than the angels[e]
    and crowned them[f] with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
    you put everything under their[g] feet:
all flocks and herds,
    and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
    and the fish in the sea,
    all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!