Category Archives: Just Plain Wicked Cool

A designer’s photo diary, 3 weeks in my life.

The past three weeks of my life have been filled with birthday dinners, celebrations, and one Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed party with my dear birthday twin Miss. Grashio.  I also styled a tv commerical shoot, had many “new job” outtings that included champagne and cupcakes, and started said “new job” as denim/bottoms designer for Bebe.  Not to mention special moments caught in photos that are not to be shared, but a few key ones that must be shared.  Life is grand. xo poni*

“Runaways” the ONIKAI Fashion Film.

“Runaways” the ONIKAI Look Book Fashion Film is finally online!

From the designer about Runaways: “In the film the main character is being chased by her dark self and she comes to realize in the end that this dream land that her mischievous side is existing in is really reality.  It is this idea that we can not really hide from those dark parts of our selves, and I really think this idea is translated into the collection.”    
“…you can call Runaways a look book, a fashion film, a story… what ever you want to call it.  The film does not highlight the collection as a whole, but some of my favorite key pieces that helped tell the story of Runaways and vice versa, it gives the emotion and idea behind the line.”  
“This is why I love fashion so much it can not be contained in a box, it can not be cornered or limited to one idea… it is what ever us designers want it to be.”

ONLY 6 MORE DAYS TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE RAWartist LA event!

Couldn’t make it to the ONIKAI fashion week event?  *sad panda*  But guess what?! You have one more chance to see the ONIKAI fashion film live!

ONIKAI is showcasing their fashion film & 2012 line at the RAW artist event in Hollywood on April 14th! Purchase your ticket online & save $5 off of the door price!

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Make sure to select ONIKAI as the artist that you are supporting!

 A little info about RAW: RAW events are   multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, photographers, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

 RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.

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MTV UK covers the ONIKAI Fashion Show & Look Book FILM Premiere!

MTV UK visited ONIKAI during fashion week and discussed the designers inspiration and experiences shooting a look book film.  Check it out!

Chanel goes to India.

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While so many designers corp. and independent alike are quick to travel to the places that their collections are inspired, Karl Lagerfeld had no desire to go to India. He feels “It’s much more inspiring not to go to places than to go.” This sounds a little odd, but it makes complete sense because it allows your imagination to travel to the right and the wrong corners of a destination with out being so literal. Let me start off by saying that I love this collection; I think it’s new, I think it’s refreshing and I think it’s outside of the normal Chanel box. You will still find the traditional Chanel tweeds, white accents in leather, wool, and silk, the Signature Chanel black toe shoe, and clean makeup with the smokey eye… Keeping true to the flavor of Chanel, but the accents are amped and twisted and taken to a far away dream land with hints and flavors of India. The Chanel smokey eye is more of a thick charcoal for obvious reasons, and the white accents are adorned as dhoti’s but worn over high leather boots and white leather pants. LOVE. There is a plethora of jewels and head pieces that really pull the collection together and give it a urethral and royal vibe that screams Indian princess. The thing that I admired most about this collection is that for Chanel it was almost under designed; a lot of the pieces flourish in rich silk fabrications but the detail is in silhouette not beading or lavish construction. This leaves room for more interpretation, however a bit of French royal did managed to poke it’s way through. [see mustard and pink ensemble] But who can blame Karl? This is Chanel after all.

xo ONIKAI*