It’s been a LONG, long time. I’ve been busy.
Being a fashion designer is like taking a breathe, a long single ever lasting breathe each day and filling it will everything that you need to exist. Not just air, but everything that you can dream, everything that you can create… and do create. The problem is that in order to exist in this world as a designer you have to create outside of the lines to be fulfilled and inside the lines to create a name, to pay your bills, and to build a resume. The outside and the inside fight one another.
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about ONIKAI lately, what am I doing, what are my next projects, when am I showing for fashion week, where’s my line etc. Designing in the corprate world takes more than 100% effort, because when you fight to be good, you push to win, and in turn ONIKAI has been put on pause. Not a stop or a slow diving non existence LOL but just a pause. You have to climb to the top before you can sky dive and I have things I need to accomplish before I find THE way that I want to approach ONIKAI. However, I am still selling tees, doing custom design and many other things on the side, remaining the creative designer that I will always be. Just wanted to keep everyone updated. Thank you for the continued support & love, keep a look out for more updates. Things are moving and changing, and sooner than later they will be shaking. XOXO Poni*
At first when I was scrolling through the 60+ looks of the Christopher Kane show I thought to myself “whoa whoa whoa, who’s trying to be Michael Kors with all of the camo print. And whoa whoa whoa, that’s a lot of freaking camo print”. I mean I know Marc Jacobs did it last season with stripes but not everyone can barf up stripes and get away with it right? Then I scrolled down some more and the show slowly and progressively got better, and better and better. Now I’m obsessed. Seriously. Did you see the sweatshirt with fake flowers all over it!?! It’s crazy but you kind of want one right?? RIGHT!? The Christopher Kane show was progressive, new, innovative and fresh. I mean come on he found a way to make velvet look interesting. Good job CK.
For the rest of the show go here:
Every girl needs a fur dress! Seriously? The Fall 2013 Marc Jacobs Show has everything a gal wants, fur, sparkles, ready to wear liquid pajamas… WHAT?! Amazing. Ok I’m exaggerating… a lot. But I genuinely was impressed by not only the simplicity of the MJ show but the thought behind it, the aftermath of it (I was dreaming of fur) and fabrics used in it. The only thing that confused me was the pretty-much-naked topless model walking down the runway mid show. I think it was supposed to add to the story of the show but it just looked like the model forgot her top. So confusing.
All in all though… hand clap MJ.
With the exception of a pair of really cool studded jeans (shown above- I’m a denim designer so maybe I’m bias) the Diesel NY show this season was wamp-wamp. If I was sitting front row this would be my commentary “oh look a pair of leather pants”, “oh look more black pants”, “oh look something white!” The show lacked imagination and the extremity that I think we’ve all come to except from Diesel. Do over?
The above photos do not [I feel] do the past 3 weeks of my life justice. I always forget how blessed I am in what I do, and who I surround myself with until I reflect via photos and such all that glitters. The past 3 weeks of my life have been filled with deadlines, design meetings, red carpets, FNO events, album release’s and taco trucks, lots of outfit options, a weekend away in the woods (via cabin of course), a sail boat ride, and lots and lots of laughter(duh). Next: apt. hunting, fashion week dreaming, and figuring out my next steps.
*Spring13 Runway reviews coming soon*