Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Awesome Ashish

My favorite piece from the entire Ashish collection, this silver sequined dress with a collar of grey felt roses.

This morning Christina and I stopped by our second home, W29 Showroom, for their press day. Not only did we get to see some of our old friends, including designers Margarita Saplala and Karin Rodebjer of Rodebjer, but we also had the pleasure of meeting our long-time jewelry design icons, Roberta Paolucci and Paolo Giacomelli of Iosselliani.  We had such a good time, that we ended up spending two whole hours eating brunch and cupcakes, and chatting away with Shelley, Suzanne and the girls.  We even got to walk away with a beautiful silk scarf from Margarita Saplala's Fall collection, a P.Y.T. broach, and a pair of Maise jeans (thank you guys!), all of which you will see in our future outfits.


Still, we spend enough time visiting W29 to be familiar with most of the collections, and the main purpose of our visit was to take a look at the Ashish Fall 09collection, which just arrived a couple of weeks ago from London.  Known for his constant use of sequins, vivid patterns, and an eye-popping color palette, Ashish has attracted plenty of celebrity clients like Madonna and Tori Amos.  It's the kind of wacky British collection that girls like me dream of having stateside (really, sometimes I feel like Susie gets to have all the fun ).  Christina and I oohed and ahed over every single piece, taking turns trying on our favorites for the camera, and I'm currently hoping that I can place a personal order for the silver sequined dress with the felt flowers.  In the meantime, make sure to check out their current collection at Henri Bendel.

Christina tries on the faded denim motorcycle jacket embellished with clear sequins.

Christina wearing the Grandma sweater patterned sequin jumper, while I wear a sequin adorned sweatshirt with serious shoulder padding.

Feeling very Beyonce in this one-armed sequined leopard print dress.

One of our favorite pieces, a sweatshirt embellished with the profile of a zebra running down one of the arms.

Wearing a tromp-l'oeil sequined tuxedo jacket dress.

Sequined and beaded American Flag shorts---so Nicollette! 
-Tiffany

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17 comments:

CalamityJem said...

Ashish ROCKS my socks off!
I adore that whole collection & I so wish that I was related to this creative genius so that I could blag some samples :)

Swank Heights said...

Insanity in its best form

Sabrina said...

I received a few invites from this showroom event. I would love to have seen these wonders in person! That denim sequined jacket is to die for. I need to get myself out of Vancouver sometime in the near future. For the meantime I'll live vicariously through you!

Amanda said...

i like the american flag shorts a lot and i don't usually go for that ironic look too much. maybe it's not so ironic anymore now that we have a rad leader?

Some Like it Vintage said...

Wow! Those are fantastic!

thanks for stopping by my blog, much appreciated :-)

Pammy said...

It was so amazing to finally meet you guys! The showroom was really great, and I can't get my mind off those cupcakes.

Winnie said...

I love that first one, find the zebra one hilarious and that last tuxedo dress is gorgeous!

Yuka said...

GORGEOUS!! i love the sequins, and that zebra top is to die for!

Laura. said...

man this is soooo hot.

http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

laia. said...

the tuxedo piece is sooo rad!

May Kasahara said...

oh man.
fucking FUN!

dirtyflaws said...

love the zebra sweatshirt xx

Frou Flu said...

i agree!!! that silver sequined dress is totally awesome!

May Kasahara said...

they are folding wayfarers from eBay (seller = shadetime!). the 54mm version (large). they are so amazing - when they are unfolded you can't even see the seams.

and they come with the best little bag friendly leather case ever. because you know bag space is premium space.

Queen Michelle said...

Oh that first dress is incredible as is the zebra sweatshirt!

Sammi said...

where's your mini beret from? super cute. if you're into those you should check out my friend's hats at:

http://www.petitberet.com

i think you'd really like them.

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