Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pretty Things Fashion Inspiration... Katy Rodriguez

When I came across Katy's images recently, I felt a vague familiarity like I knew her...and I discovered that our paths did indeed cross in the past.

As many of you know, I used to live in New York City. When I lived there, not only did I design and model clothing, I also shopped for it like a maniac. I had an entire room of my 4 bedroom Hell's Kitchen apartment devoted entirely to clothing, shoes and accessories...a lot of which still had tags on it many years later when I cleaned house in order to make my move to Los Angeles. {I'm not the only one who does this, right?} *sigh*

Anyway, TMALSS...I realised that I used to shop in the East Village vintage store that Katy Rodriguez co-owned called "Resurrection". I looooved that store!

Now, Katy also resides in California and designs her own line, drawing inspiration from "
her insatiable love for history’s quirky fashion characters and sartorial worldliness".

For her SS 09 collection, Katy played with the complex relationship of the Spanish bourgeoisie and ancient Mexico. She mixes elements of tailoring and European refinement with the vibrancy of Mexican folk attire to create a wearable palette of fine Italian cottons, gorgeous laces, and printed silk. Her collection epitomizes the political heroine, a rule-breaking woman who espouses her cultural identity while simultaneously maintaining a fierce independence and strength. The collection is sophisticated, vibrant, and innately feminine.

I'm sure that you'll love her beautiful work as much as I, who wants to go shopping?

photos courtesy...Katy Rodriguez


Tizzalicious said...

I always end up finding things in my closet with the tags still on them when I clean out the closet too. Maybe I should just cut them all off right away, so i can at least pretend I wore it?

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Oh Im drooling... I love the look of the fabrics and cuts!

Swan said...

Hey! Nice blog. I forsee your blog will be one of the ones I visit every day after this! =)

Btw, how did you manage to find my blog? And yeah,I'm not too crazy about nail art where they stick a dozen things on your nails like how the Taiwanese/Japanese girls are into. But I do like the more subtle kind.

Your studio looks so interesting! I wish I was in LA so I could visit it. =( Til then I'll just have to be satisfied with the pictures you put up!


elsiee said...

Me!!! I'm ready for some shopping..!! Let's make LOT's of money at Patchwork and then go on a little baby shopping spreeeeeee!!!

Petra said...

I'll go shopping with you again, Raven!

It's funny that you found someone from your days in NY and didn't realize that she too had moved to Cali.

Katy's work is gorgeous!

And don't feel bad, I also buy stuff and leave it in the closet with the tags. I think it's just the joy of shopping for pretty things that makes women do this, even if we don't know when or where we'd ever wear them. If/when I ever get married, I'm sure all of that will have to stop. lol

Becca said...

Beautiful! and those shoes...OMG I am in love :)