Friday, June 11, 2010

A fabulous update

An exciting couple of weeks have passed and so this will be a long entry-sit tight kids, this one's a goodie.

I've been fortunate enough to fall back into the true (corporate) realms of the fashion industry, so with that, I went to my first preview September issue presentation with Flare magazine.

Editor in chief, Lisa Tant, outlined the upcoming fall
trends, showing us the tweedy designs of Marc Jacobs, Ungaro's pasties,
Karl Lagerfel
d's soggy faux fur everything and of course, the late (Lee) Alexander McQueen.

The usual musings of the platform shoe making its comeback, th
e feminine silhouette, celebrated
(once more) by designers such as Prada and Oscar de la Renta....surprised? No, neither was I. Then onwards to giving the obligatory highlight of local Canadian designers, Gagnon, Barila, and um, Joe Fresh.Is anyone
else still holding out for the revolution? After this recession and with the slow climb back into greatness, the fashion industry is still far from that pedistal.

Until then we should pay dues to those who are making it WERK...sorry, making incredible strides. the new celebrated darlings of the fashion industry: the stylist.


The new celebrated darlings of the industry, Alaistair McKimm, Jane How, Nicola Formichetti and Karl Templer are the ones owed the accolades
and rounds of applause. In modern -shall we say?-magazines, they are showing you how to wear the garment, be creative, translating a personality and personal style-that is what's really getting me h-o-t at the moment.

Magazines like Purple, Another and Interview (which by the way, have been around for quite a while-Interview is the magazine created by Andy Warhol for those who don't know, it's amazing) they are showing an alternative side to fashion, culture and art where the likes of Voue, Elle and Harper's either fall short or just aim for the mainstream masses; and how boring is that??

Anyways, enough of my rant. I'll just leave you with those thoughts, if anything, go buy a magazine. Print media is a dying breed....and look at me...blogging.

BIAS music has had some exciting (& exotic) developments-I'll start with the most recent. With the summertime here, Montreal ( scorching in the streets, the music turns up, the hemlines are shorter, no more opaque binding tights, a little more sweating that I would prefer but, it's a pretty good time all around. At this point, we are listening to alot of p
op, electro and reggae, which I pretty much grew up on so that with all this extra Vitamin D, makes me wanna dance. So I felt I would share some of my top picks to check out:
So on repeat in my head right now is;
1) Prince's I could never take the place of your man. I mean the man is an icon, an amazing pop star (over 50!) and huge sex appeal, seriously go rent Purple Rain, I know it's been a while but fuck me, that man was hot stuff.

2) Robyn's Dancing on my own:
This amazing swedish delight has come back with an amazing, fabtastic and super fun track. As well to note, the video is great, if you want to catch some current fashion making waves, take note of the A.Wang sweatshirt dress (hot!) and the K.Lagerfeld earring/brooch...just watch it and drool.

3) Finally, Black Uhuru. My main man introduced me to this ultra-talented 70s Brixton-based reggae band complete with fantastic lyrics-propa island musiq-and the drummer & bassist have apparently played on THOUSANDS of peoples songs-definitely worth getting into if that's your sort of thing. But, common mon, who doesn't love some reggae beats in the summer?

....Speaking of reggaeton...

BIAS has recorded a reggae track of her own-we are just in the process of adding some SAX (!) so stay tuned, this should be flipping
Now, I hope I h
aven't lost you. I know I've given you a pretty thorough update, but I've saved the best for last.

Over May 30, 2010, a crew of about 10, nutty talent showcase of 20 and the odd lingering friends popping in and out to show their support (and get in on the rider...), Bitch in a Suit created it's debut videoclip for the title track, Bitch in a Suit. Influenced by Dallas, 70s soft
(porn) lighting-for a modern connection see Gucci's 2008 ad with Blondie's Heart of Glass. Our 'cast' came from all walks of life, literally (thank you craigslist-anyone see Funny People-Tom from myspace has lots of friends but Craig from craigslist has weirder ones? Go see it, so unexpected)....................

Anyways, so our cast was fabulous, we had some 80s throwback, some hipster wear, 90s ghetto fabulosity and golden boobies-you'll have to catch the premier to see what I'm talking about.

(PS. this is what you get when you type in ghetto girls-i was going to go for more bling but this will do)

We will also be posting some superb behind the scenes footage so stay tuned for that as well. I will leave you now with a still of yours truely...

Just a taste: