Oscar de la Renta



" Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny 
now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better everyday."
-Oscar de la Renta

The world lost one of the most talented exquisite designer. Oscar de la Renta was known for designing beautiful collections and was favored by first ladies, socialites, and celebrities. His work  was "art in motion" on runways and the red carpets. Oscar de la Renta had a profound impact to the fashion world by becoming the first American to design haute couture for Balmain in1993. Truly, he will be greatly missed. He was a designer that understood and value women by making them look classy and amazing.

Here are some of my favorites from his collection over the years:





R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta 


Gemma Ward is Back!!!


OH MY GOODNESS!!! I saw, I screamed, and I hyperventilated ( not really but close to).  Gemma Ward finally came back after a 6 year hiatus to open the Prada S/S 2015 show. Who is Gemma Ward and why is everyone buzzing??? She was the IT GIRL during mid 2000s in the fashion industry as she dominated the catwalks during fashion week, she was the face of every brand, and she was part of the baby-doll generation where the fashion industry was obsessed with girls with alien-like features. She's the model designers such as Karl Lagerfeld had her walk with him at the end of his shows. 


Here are my favorite  pictures from Gemma Ward's modeling days:



Gemma Ward will always hold a special place in my heart. Miss Gemma Ward was on the cover when I first got my subscription to Teen Vogue in 2006.  Then boom along with Daria Werbowy she instantly became my favorite.The girl knew how to pose, walk, and I like how she was a tomboy.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of her from the February 2006 issue of Teen Vogue.



I was sad to hear that she was going to retire due to many reasons. I was still hoping that she will come back some day. Then in  2013 there were numerous rumors that she will be back however she was pregnant, I was happy for her but I was a tiny bit sad. Finally after 6 years she is back and I hope she gets the Prada campaign!!! I have not been this excited about a model for awhile and Gemma Ward brings back all the nostalgia.

Cheers, J

What? Models on the cover of Vogue!!!

 
Hi Anyone
    I know this is late but I was so excited and surprised to see MODELS on the cover of the September issue of US Vogue. I don't mind celebrities on the covers but it was a refreshing change to see. The cover featured Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, but also in the fold out featured Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imman Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axcente, and Andreea Diaconu.



 The magazine called them " Instagirls" and it makes you think about how much the fashion industry changed over the years. Before it was models, models, models, and now its actors and reality TV stars on the covers. The golden age of supermodels are gone, and the new generation are here.




It is a great reminiscence  of the cover in 2004, they gather all the women that were the models of the moment. However the September 2004 cover left me with a bigger impression. During middle school when I was waiting in line with my mother to pay for groceries, fashion magazines started catching my eye. When I saw Giselle Bundchen on the cover, I had to look through it. Honestly I only knew her as Leonardo Dicaprio's girlfriend at the time. Then as I flip through the magazines they were so many beautiful editorials and new ways to wear clothes.  I started becoming obsessing with Daria Werbowy (on the far left of the cover). Yes! Being at the supermarket lead me to Vogue magazine. That's why the most memorable cover for me will always be the 2004 cover.

I am so sorry I didn't post anything for couple months, I had summer school ( I know blah blah excuses puh-lease). I will try my best to post more. 

-J


Newbie :D


Dear Everyone

Yay!!!! I am excited and anxious to start my blog. After my good friend encourage me to make one I decided why not. This place will be like a canvas for me. I will share my styles and share my opinions about fashion. I'm not a expert I'm just a girl who love flipping through magazines or stalking fashionistas on instagram, blogs, etc. Why is my blog name yellow grapes? There is no particular reason;I always used food names as my ids such as redgrapes, redplum, greengrapes etc.  I hope that you guys will enjoy my posts. Thank you for taking your time to read this :D

-J

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