Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics = OMFG!!!

Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics
Proenza Schouler x M·A·C Cosmetics

It’s Proenza Schouler day at I want – I got. I come bearing amazing news. Proenza Schouler and M·A·C Cosmetics are collaborating on a Spring Summer 2014 beauty collection. OMFG!!!!! This limited edition collection will have Ombre Face Powders, Lipsticks, Pro Longwear Eye Liners and Lip Pencils, Nail Lacquers, and a 129SE Powder Brush. The collection will be inspired by Jack and Lazaro’s previous collections. Look for the collection to hit stores and online everywhere April 2014.

Quote from James Gager, Creative Director, Senior Vice President, M·A·C Cosmetics:
“I have always respected Jack and Lazaro’s keen vision and point of view. We’ve worked together backstage creating beauty looks for their runway shows for many years and it has been fascinating to me watching them evolve. They have a very particular perspective on their makeup look each season. It has been a great experience collaborating with them to bring their beauty vision off the runway to our customers.”

Quote from Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler:
“Beauty has always played a huge role in what we do on the runway and M·A·C has been one of our biggest supporters. We wanted to create something that the Proenza Schouler woman could relate to off the runway, and the M·A·C brand is so deeply rooted in fashion that we knew they would understand our vision.” (source: Press Release)

image: Courtesy of M·A·C Cosmetics

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 Video

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

Proenza Schouler can do no wrong! This Spring Summer 2014 collection is so very strong with every look hitting the right notes in my style playlist. Jack and Lazaro relayed their inspiration to Hamish Bowles at Vogue:

looking at the ice-cool seventies interiors of architects and designers like Joe Colombo and Paul Rudolph, and the monumental organic furniture of the Brazilian Sérgio Rodrigues, and the North Californian J. B. Blunk. “Glass and chrome and white lacquer,” said McCollough of those vintage interiors that turned them on, “mixed up with a shaggy Moroccan rug.” “It’s minimal,” added Hernandez, “but there’s a warmth, an earthiness to it with all those green plants.”(source)

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

The shoes, the shoes. I want the shoes so badly!!

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014
Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014

As always, I try not to make too many final judgements on a collection without seeing the video. The Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 fashion show is amazing! I’m so in love. I also took a look at the Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2014 trunk show on Moda Operandi. It’s just stunning.

Proenza Schouler is available online at thebay.com and in Toronto and Vancouver at The Room in Hudson’s Bay.

images: vogue.com

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

One of my favourite models working for some of my favourite designers. I love the Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign with my absolute favourite model, Sasha Pivovarova.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

There is a campaign video too!!

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Sasha is looking awesome and I’m glad she’s returned to the fashion world.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Photographer: David Sims
Model: Sasha Pivovarova

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i want: Leather Perforated Mini Skirt by Proenza Schouler

Leather Perforated Mini Skirt by Proenza Schouler
Leather Perforated Mini Skirt by Proenza Schouler

When I was younger I had so many mini skirts in my closet. Now I have two and I miss wearing them. It’s pretty pathetic. So I keep my eyes peeled and I love coming across unusual ones like this neon green perforated leather mini skirt by Proenza Schouler. Of course this piece is expensive, $1650 at Barneys.

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Proenza Schouler Resort 2013

Proenza Schouler Resort 2013

Ahh, Proenza Schouler, a brand I could dress head to toe in and be completely satisfied. If only I had the money to make that a reality. The Proenza Schouler Resort 2013 collection isn’t about gimmick and features fresh, wearable shapes and colours.

Proenza Schouler Resort 2013

The resort collection introduces a new handbag to the PS line. The PS13 is a new purse that can be carried by hand or using a chunky shoulder strap.

Proenza Schouler Resort 2013

I’m loving the tweets with neon accents and the pant shapes in this collection.

images: thefashionspot.com

Proenza Schouler Resort 2012

Proenza Schouler Resort 2012

Proenza Schouler’s Resort 2012 collection sees the boys moving away from Navajo blankets inspirations.  They’ve thrown in patchwork, marble prints and a 70s colour palette.  Amazingly it works with typical Proenza flare.

Proenza Schouler Resort 2012

I can’t wait to see the complete lineup of accessories. The handbags and shoes are looking pretty good from these shots.

Proenza Schouler Resort 2012

Proenza Schouler Resort 2012

images: vogue.com

Proenza Schouler at The Room

Proenza Schouler at The Room

The Proenza Schouler duo of Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough came to Toronto for very short day trip and The Room celebrated their arrival. Unlike the Anna Dello Russo party, this was a small affair. It was a welcome change from the madness of Anna. I brought a long time blogging friend Zoë Hong with me. She’s a designer from San Fransisco that happened to be vacationing in Toronto for the weekend. Her Asymmetrical black leather corselet belt made my I want list. I still think about it.

Proenza Schouler at The Room

It was hilarious that Zoë visits Toronto and Danielle isn’t in the country.  Zoë did tell me stories of her adventures with Danielle in NYC to fill the void. It was pretty surprising that Jennifer Campbell of Flare recognized Zoë from the Internet. Oh, old school fash blogging days.

Proenza Schouler at The Room

Some media got interview time with Jack and Lazaro at the beginning of the event. I met them, super quickly made small talk and then photos. It’s like a factory floor when all the guests want to meet the guests. The guys were really sweet and they took pictures with everyone and chatted. Very gracefully I might add. I have one question I wish I remembered to ask them. I’m curious how their Moda Operandi experience went? I think it’s a pretty neat idea. It’s your typical membership based online shopping site with a twist: designer trunk shows. Moda Operandi gives shoppers a chance to purchase items from designers before production has started. It’s full access to the entire collection instead of the buyers selections when it hits the stores. Like a trunk show, you pay 50% up front. A few months later, at the start of the seaason’s deliveries,  you receive your purchase and you pay the remaining 50%. People can now order that crazy finale statement dress that will never see retail because of its low sell through rate or budget constraints. I’m pretty impressed with the site (great images and video) and it’s damn tempting, let me tell you.

Proenza Schouler at The Room

Of course, men and women were swooning over Jack and Lazaro. Jack’s blue eyes are so striking. You can tell I’m just swooning like crazy in this photo. They are so cute, look at those smiles.

Proenza Schouler at The Room

Now I loved swooning over the boys and everything but my main concern was the clothing. This is why I love these pre-trunk show parties. It’s all about up close access to the clothing. To see it and touch it. Racks and racks of Proenza Schouler filled the space. I’ve seen a few pieces here and there but never this much. I successfully didn’t drool on any PS1 handbags.

Proenza Schouler at The Room

The clothing is so phenomenal, I want to wear it all. I wish I could afford it all.

Proenza Schouler at The Room

See all my photos from Proenza Schouler at The Room.

If you are interested in checking out what everyone was wearing (including yours truly) please check out these wonderful sites:
1. These Roving Eyes – Jason Hudson is a wizard with the camera. He’s also a complete doll and included 3 photos of me in his event roundup.
2. B-Insider – The Bay’s blog is pretty impressive. Christopher Sherman took Polaroid photos and then scanned them. Really cute.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011 – 2012

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

It was crazy print time again at Proenza Schouler for fall winter 2011 – 2012 collection. Their influence came in the form of Native American blankets that were picked up on a road trip from Santa Fe to Wyoming.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

I liked this collection for many of the same reasons I like all Proenza Schouler collections. It was bright and loud. They aren’t afraid of prints and place them at the forefront of their designs.

See the entire Proenza Schouler fall winter 2011 – 2012 fashion show.

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

They got some great handbag additions for fall winter 2011 – 2012
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

I’m not a velvet fan, so the series of velvet pieces didn’t appeal to me. The last two dresses kept me from writing that whole section of the collection off.
Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2011 - 2012

images: vogue.com

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011
I’m dying over the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011 collection. I want everything that has a print on it. Surprisingly the only things I dislike in this collection is the solid colour pieces.

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011

I was told that the ikat print would be coming in spring and I’ve seen many collections make use of it. Seems this print will be rolling into fall too.

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011
Dying, Dying for these three looks.

I love the chunky sweaters and the awkward length shorts.  It’s true, this is a collection for people on the taller side and I’m just on the cusp of that allows me to participate.  Thank you platforms.
Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2011

images: thefashionspot.com

i want: Graffiti-print high-waisted jeans by Proenza Schouler x JBrand

Graffiti-print high-waisted jeans by Proenza Schouler x JBrand
Graffiti-print high-waisted jeans by Proenza Schouler x JBrand

The collaboration of Proenza Schouler and JBrand. The denim is high waisted and the print is hand painted on. They come in white on black, blue on black and black on black. I like the blue on black the best.

Graffiti-print high-waisted jeans by Proenza Schouler x JBrand

If you are looking to do a DIY recreation, check out nylonmag.com.

roenza Schouler x JBrand are available on proenzaschouler.com, net-a-porter and luisaviaroma.com.

images: net-a-porter.com, luisaviaroma.com

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

Proenza Schouler used a lot of shibori techniques in the Spring Summer 2011 collection. Shibori is several methods of dyeing cloth to create a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing it, or capping the fabric.

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

“We wanted it to be a little more polished,” Jack McCollough said backstage, before Lazaro Hernandez jumped in: “So we took all these feminine codes—the embroideries, the flowers—and mixed them up in our own way. We wanted to do something without any obvious references.”(Source).

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

I was very happy to see that Proenza Schouler was using neon this spring summer 2011 season.  The prints are beautiful.

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

You’ll want to check out Tommy Ton’s behind the scenes at Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011 photo post on Jak & Jil. He’s got some really great shots.

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011

Watch the full Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2011 fashion show

images: style.com

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Ad Campaign

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Ad Campaign

I liked the Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2010 collection. I didn’t care much for the shoes and I don’t care much for the ad campaign. The girls are too thin and it’s distracting. The campaign video is much better. It has some good lingering shots of the clothing.

EDIT: Boo they took the video down. However you can view it online at www.proenzaschouler.com

images: thefashionspot.com

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2010 Accessories

Proezna Schouler Pre Fall 2010

Twitter was all a flutter over the newly released Proenza Schouler Pre Fall 2010 Accessories. I was wondering what all the hubbub was about and then I saw the collection.

Proezna Schouler Pre Fall 2010

I’m not usually one to like fur on shoes but I like the restraint used with the first two shoes pictured. It does seem a little weird to be selling fur lined sandals for pre-fall though. The shoes are really inventive and I’m loving the green creeper/Dr. Martens influenced shoe.  The handbags are to die for.  Totally classic and ladylike.

images: proenzaschouler.com

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear – Fall 2010

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

The Proenza Schouler fall 2010 show was fun. It had the bumping runway music and I loved the clothing. It was very preppy and collegiate in a way. The graffiti print denim, a collaboration with J Brand, gave the preppy a bit of an edge. The shoes however were beyond stupid and ugly. I wondering why everyone walked so funny during the show. It’s because of these

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Completely, totally, completely ugly!

images: style.com

Fashion Show Videos Spring 2009

Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2009

Very pretty and wearable collection, however it didn’t grab me like Fall Winter 2008.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2009

Didn’t change my mind about the collection too much, but props for using Skinny Puppy

Alexander Wang Spring 2009

Everyone was peeing themselves over this collection in NYC

Christian Dior Spring 2009

Alessandro Dell’Acqua Spring 2009

I didn’t do a dedicated post to this collection but I quite liked it.

Gianfranco Ferre Spring 2009

Very luxurious clothing, as always.

Viktor & Rolf Spring 2009

I include this only because the presentation is great. I really like the side views. The clothing on the other hand….

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear – Resort 2009

It’s weird. I’m really loving some of the looks for Resort that I probably shouldn’t.

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009
I can’t explain what draws me to these looks and I can’t believe I like the jumpsuit.

Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009
The collar on this jacket is great.

Some looks I just don’t get though, like this one
Proenza Schouler Ready to Wear - Resort 2009

via the Fashion Spot – Proenza Schouler Resort 2009
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