STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel


Barely There

I'm not talking about my brain these days, but yes, that is barely there as well!  Actually, it's there, but just preoccupied with too many different things.  I went to the grocery store yesterday, walked through the isles for 30 minutes and realized while I was standing at the register that I only had my keys and a smile with me.  Needless to say, that didn't get me through the check out.  But, I digress...

This lovely little package arrived at my door yesterday!
Thanks Tony!

I really wanted to talk about Barely There intimate apparel!  Yes, let's talk about bras and panties... why not?  In fact, they are called "foundations" for a reason -- they are the foundation of any outfit. So, it's very important to find the right style, fit and comfort factor when choosing these pieces for your wardrobe.  Barely There is seamless, tagless (nice!), super luxurious and all around comfy!

A peek inside the box...

Tony, of "Shoe Daydreams" (a.k.a. Princess Poochie) was kind enough to send me a box of goodies including a bra, panty, thigh shaper and legging to try out.  Thank you so much!  I'm wearing my bra as I type this -- I'm not kidding.  But, I almost forgot because I feel like it's "barely there!"  It's true, I would not joke about such things.  The fabric is soft, but it's still very supportive and I'm so happy that I don't have to reach into my shirt and pull the straps back up over my shoulders every five minutes.  TMI? 

I tried to find a YouTube clip of one of my favorite DEVO songs, but it just doesn't exist.  So, I thought I would copy and paste the lyrics for your entertainment.  Brian Applegate sings about cup size...

Devo - 34C - Brian Applegate


34C isn't good enough for me

I need to have, at least a D

34C isn't good enough for me

I need to have, at least a D

Big ones, round ones, fat ones, too

Itty bitty teeny ones just won't do

Big ones, round ones, fat ones, too

Itty bitty teeny ones just won't do

34C isn't good enough for me

I need to have, at least a D

34C isn't good enough for me

I need to have, at least a D

Big ones, round ones, fat ones, too

Itty bitty teeny ones just won't do

Big ones, round ones, firm ones, too

I'd like to see the ones on you

I'm anxious to try all of the other products and I promise I'll keep you all posted -- because I know you're waiting with baited breath to hear about my skivvies!!


Molto Bene!

Ah Italy... why do you tease me so?  You lavish me with your luxurious fabrics.  You inundate me with style and originality.  You taunt me with techno textiles, mesmerize me with material and impress me with special finishes.

Lovely packaging and it cracks me up that it was sent "extremely urgent."
Italians takes their fabric seriously!

They're all so wonderful, where is a girl to start?  How can I choose?  I want you all!  My Fall line needs you!  Viva Italia!



Don't they say that good things come in threes?  Or, maybe that's good things come in small packages?  Well, whatever.  I think that good things do, in fact, come in threes and right now, "Elizabeth" is a very good thing!

Most of you know Elizabeth Coyne, the author of the blog, "Observation Mode" and I'm guessing that most of you know that Elizabeth was one of my Angels dress sponsors.  The sexy California girl chose an appropriately sexy little gold number from my Spring collection.
The "original" Elizabeth

Well, the daring dress may have pushed the envelope a bit too much for Elizabeth as I pushed up the hemline for the runway!  Yowza!  So, after discussing some options and mailing fabric swatches, Elizabeth and I came up with a "new Elizabeth" for her personal wardrobe.  We settled on a shimmery black (always a great choice) fabric and we decided to allow the hemline to creep down a few inches.

Elizabeth II -- new version in black
*It would be nice to show you vertically, but even though the photo is saved that way, Blogger refuses to post it correctly.  Yet another reason to move onto Word Press, I think.

While working on "Elizabeth II" this weekend, I realized I had a Net Flix lying around that I never got a chance to watch.  Ironic that it was "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."  I'm not making this up!  And that makes three!

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I


Dog Day Afternoon

I've been feeling like a vacation for a while now, but of course, life is too busy to permit one.  So, I escaped last night to the fabulous WendyB's hacienda to celebrate her mention and photo of her Clemence ring in the November issue of "In Style!"  Yay Wendy!!

Gigi relaxes!

At one point, I looked over at her very cute and very flirtatious dog, Gigi.  I couldn't resist a photo-op.  Looking at how relaxed she was, I thought I would like to switch places with her and fill my days with lounging around!  Sleep, eat, walk to the corner and back.  Repeat.  Play with "Mr. Thirsty" the stuffed fish from Coney Island.  Ahhh, what a life.

Al Pacino's "Dog Day Afternoon" is in stark contrast to Gigi's!!


To Cool For School

Tomorrow morning, I will be speaking in front of a class of fashion marketing students and I'm hoping they'll actually learn something from me!  My very good friend, Adrienne, thinks it will be a tremendous opportunity for these kids to hear how I put my show and my collection together for Spring Fashion Week.  She bent my arm and I complied.  I'm more than happy to do it, I guess I'm just a little worried something like this will unfold...

classic Ferris Bueller scene

Hopefully nobody will drool!!  And I do think my discussion will be a bit more interesting and entertaining than Ben Steins' lesson on "Voodoo economics!"  I plan to tell these impressionable students how difficult this industry is, but how wonderful it can be as well.  I'm anxious to share with them how many generous people out there got behind me and supported me (mentally and financially) to help make my dream come true of putting on a show during NY Fashion Week.  Sometimes I still can't even wrap my head around it...


King Karl

Baptiste Giabiconi

I'm a sucker for rock stars.  Always have been.  The clothes, the hair, the attitude.  When will I ever grow up?  Well, I came across this clip on YouTube the other day and suddenly, something changed. 
Lagerfeld's muse, Baptiste Giabiconi talks about his debut single

There's no denying the Kaiser's latest boy toy is really easy on the eyes and I haven't seen hair like that since Charlie Sexton (swoon),  but what is this cheese-pop garbage he's calling music? 

Baptiste poses with his guitar.  But, can he actually PLAY it?

Charlie Sexton poses with HIS guitar.  Hell yes, he can play that thing!

Apparently, boyfriend Karl Lagerfeld has been pushing Baptiste Giabiconi into become a recording artist and 50 Cent mixed Baptiste's first single titled, "Showtime."  Karl, we love you, but you should stick to fashion.  You've got a lot on your plate in that arena and we all depend on you to keep Chanel looking chic and Fendi looking fresh.

Baptiste and Karl take a stroll...

Comments or thoughts?  Hot or not?  Can this guy sing or should he just stick to looking purty?


Don't Be A Haider

Ah those Belgains, they really know fashion.  Though technically Haider Ackermann is not Belgian (as he was born in Colombia), he studied his craft at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts.  Ackermann stole my heart with his Fall 2007 collection and I've been a fan ever since.  His Spring 2011 line just graced the runway in Paris yesterday and Ackermann did not disappoint.

The look was relaxed, refined, glamorous, sexy and edgy all wrapped up in one.  It was kind of like Rick Owens meets Ann Demeulemeester meets .... Donna Karan...meets YSL... if you can imagine that!  And Ackermann used quite a bit of color this season -- more than ever before.  He kept black as a staple, but livened it up with bright yellow, teal, red and cobalt.  It was the most color Ackermann has ever used in a collection.  And stripes!  He incorporated stripes in such a fresh and luxurious way, it makes me want to pull out my silk pajamas and walk down the street... but that wouldn't be so odd in NYC!

So, what do you think of Ackermann's Spring show?  Are you a lover or Haider?

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