Two designers who’ve captured the attention of the fashion forward folk with their awkward personalities and intricately developed design sense have been exponentially increasing their fashion empire in the last year. With Anna Wintour (American Vogue’s Editor in Chief) picking up Rodarte and placing the brand in her stride the Mulleavy sisters don’t have an option but to succeed. Now is this fair, was it a roll of the dice that Wintour picked them, or was it really their extreme talent that is carrying them so quickly along?
Laura and Kate Mulleavy have just won the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and Hintmag has just pushed their eery and awe inspiring video in their honor. The sisters founded the brand Rodarte in 2005 in Pasadena, CA. By 2008 they had become the first Americans to receive the Swiss Textiles Award and in 2009 they were awarded Womenswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
Watch below and enjoy this senuously sensitive exploration of textures and form from the Rodarte collection.
Ok, so I have a little thing for cute animal clips. The one with the cat playing the piano, or the baby panda sneezing…I love ‘em all. If you’ve got a tender heart for cute critters too, then you’ll coo over the video below. Meet the adorable orphan sloths of Aviarios del Caribe sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. Wonderful footage taken by Amphibian Avenger.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!
When I was living in NYC, I happened upon an exhibit featuring an eccentric fashion icon named Iris Apfel. The exhibit was called Rare Bird, a title that only begins to describe the collection of clothes that were on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I became enamored with Iris — along with half of New York City, I presume — and was recently thinking back on the experience with awe. Then the other day, I found this GREAT video of Iris being interviewed and filmed while shopping.
My favorite thing about Iris Apfel is that she views fashion with so much energy and shows no fear in doing what she wants with it!