If you’re looking for something fun and fashionable check out this neat documentary. I’ve never been privy to the Bergdorf’s shopping experience, but never the less the film held my attention.
Apparently, Bergdorf Goodman is where it’s at for designers – their holy grail. An array of fashion elite gives an upbeat commentary about the store throughout the film. Michael Kors talks about getting discovered across the street and an employee shares his tale of the Christmas Eve night when John Lenon and Yoko Ono shopped till they dropped.
The documentary shows the process of how designers get bought by the stores fashion director, Linda Fargo, and Ally Hilfiger makes an appearance playing guinea pig with her line Nahm. Wasn’t she on that MTV show Rich Girls?
To me the best thing about the film was the behind the scenes of how the window displays are created. Putting all shopping aside just let me see those windows, especially at night. Interestingly enough it’s not the fashion that inspires the window, but the window that inspires the fashion.
Then there’s Betty. She’s the not so friendly personal shopper that everyone loves because of her not so friendliness. Now what do you think Betty and her co-workers make a year in sales/commissions? Well, if I remember correctly their salaries can range from $450,000.00 – $500,000.00. My first reaction was shock and my next was…..I need to get a job at Bergdorf’s.
Dita Von Teese may speak softly, but she carries a big fashion stick. She modeled this gown at the Ace Hotel in New York earlier this week. The dress was 3D printed, and engineered to fit her body to show movement without sacrificing sex appeal. As a girl who just took in digital print fashion at the Phoenix Art Museum, seeing this 3D printed garment really took things to the next level.
Fashion is going Terminator here, and the easiest way I can break it down is like this. Idea/Concept = Design/Computer = Machine/Printed = Hand Constructed/Body.
The creators behind this piece are designer Michael Schmidt and architect Francis Bitonti. The dress was 3D printed by a company called Shapeways. In the printing process nylon powder was hardened by lasers, and afterwards pieces of mesh were created with flexible joints. The pieces were then fashioned together, colored, and decorated by hand with thousands of Swarovski crystals, which resulted in a one of a kind piece for Dita to wear.
Dita was the perfect model cast to show off this piece and rumor is she will be the only one to ever wear it. According to reports, the dress will go on tour, first at Swarovski, and then on display at art museums. I will be keeping my fingers crossed to see it in Phoenix someday.
For more inspiration on the 3D printing process and design of Dita’s dress check out the video below.
If you want to get pumped up for Sunday and the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open check out the golf boys video. Be inspired by the song, dance, and fashion sense of Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, and Hunter Mahan. If they could bring these talents to the green golf would never be the same.
I hit up the tournament yesterday and was able to spend the day at the 16th hole; the party box; the place where all the magic happens. It was a day of green worn for charity and the weather was beautiful.
The fashion was…..interesting. Who knows, maybe a lot of people got inspired by the golf boys video and then got dressed. There were some great riding boots and cowboy boots spotted on a few ladies. I was also impressed by some gentlemen who took the time to style a complete golf look, plaid pants and all.
Bubba Watson turned it on in yellow and white, and Phil Mickelson rocked grey and white pinstripe pants with a cool belt. Yesterday I witnessed Phil almost sink a hole in one at 16, and today I root for him to take it home for AZ.