It was such an honor to be collaborating with Gloria Wong Design on this amazing wedding project. I would say, Gloria Wong is remarkable at what she does. She brings your dream wedding to life!
Aria Stationery was selected to design custom stationery package for Wendy + Erwin. Based from Wendy’s Pinterest, I immediately know that she only wants the “best”. All of her inspirations pulled from the beautiful work of Alexander McQueen and high-end stationery. It is critical for us to understand what the clients wants and needs. My first meeting with Gloria, we went over the brief and mood boards created for WE. Gloria and I were on the same page. After the initial meeting, we spent an extensive amount of time gathering visual research for this project.
Wendy + Erwin first met on World of Warcraft 8 years ago, so we want to emulate that idea and translate onto the design by creating little pixel circle graphics. When you look at it from a far distance, it gives that graphic pixelation effect. We foil-stamped the pattern on a charcoal gray linen paper on one-side of the Save-the-Date and text on the other-side.
The WE logo was an identity for their wedding. The concept of smokey and fluid effect that Wendy + Erwin love. We manipulated the typeface to create this effect. We’ve created about 10 initial designs for the Save-the-Date. The die cut pocket was to hold the Save-the-Date card, we letterpressed the logo with a smokey gray ink on a beautiful texture black Somerset paper from Legion, France.
As a brand ambassador, I know how critical it is to stay consistent from print collateral pieces to Web. We wanted Wendy + Erwin Website to be beautiful yet intuitive. Pixelation graphics also carried over to the homepage design. Aesthetic is everything for Aria. We also love their song choices which you can hear on the site. More to come on the invitation design. We are having so much fun with this project.
Two years ago I graduated from a prestigious design school from San Francisco. To view my complete portfolio, visit danieltran.com.
Topman – Polka Dot Suit / APC – Floral Shirt / Prada – Espadrilles / Phillip Lim – 31 Hour Bag
Photography – Elise Vu
The Donut Whole so far is one of the best donut shops that I’ve been to. All of the doughnuts begin life in the same way – as a moist dense cake of either vanilla or chocolate. A myriad of glazes and topping are applied – and the results are as creative as they are nutritionally void.
I felt in love with this chocolate shop when I first visited Wichita, KS. If you are a chocolate fan, you can’t get better than this little shop. The chocolates are hand-crafted and flavored to perfection. The environment were spot on with modern decors yet cozy. The gelato and Mocha coffee drinks are just as good. You must try the infamous Affogato!
The once unstoppable Burberry juggernaut has hit some speed bumps of late, so when Christopher Bailey called his new Burberry collection “I ♥ Classics,” it suggested he could be about to propose something surefire commercial. Last season was sheeny-metallic-futurism, so this season went primitive. Sort of. Animal prints were all over the details: pointy leopard shoes, a tiger lapel on a tech-fabric jacket, some zebra. And yes, there was a conventionally pleasing camel duffel coat, but another coat in camel had a black leather revers. Here are some of my favorite looks from this Fall 2013 Collection.
“Simplicity is so difficult. To make perfect something that is normal and classic is much harder.” And make no mistake, Prada was in pursuit of perfection this season. The perfect sweater, the perfect shirt, the perfect fabric. It took nearly three months just to get right the perfect shades of red, blue, and yellow. “You want to wear everything,” Miuccia enthused, “and that is really what fashion is.” Innocence, perversity, banality: Head back to the collection armed with that gleesome threesome and another vision—a peculiar hybrid of the fifties and the nineties—began to insinuate itself. The velvet-trimmed coat collars, the ruffled shirts, the drainpipes, and the thick-soled brogues had a Teddy Boy tang. But it was mixed in with something that felt like Prada menswear from an earlier time.
“Epic masculinity.” That was the florid claim Jil Sander’s press notes made on her behalf. There is no masculinity more epic than a military man’s, so it seemed logical enough that Sander’s collection would draw on military references: double-breasted great coats, stand-up collars, army greens and Russian reds, maybe even a bandolier effect in the crisscross pattern on a sweater. But no, insisted Sander. No theme, just mood. And the mood was vintage Jil: high-closing three-button suits, elongated knits, mysteriously textured fabrics. It was, the designer claimed, important that the clothes encapsulated her past. That equaled integrity for her. The sleeveless bits and pieces were a throwback to the vulnerable Sander boy (even if they were rendered in black pony skin).
The stated theme was tartan, a material similarly flexible: It’s as comfortable going trad as punk. (And given that the Met is toasting punk this spring, expect to see a lot more of it in the months to come.) Yet despite a few showpiece items, like safety-pin-snared dinner jackets and waistcoats, the show as a whole struck a more muted note than many that have come before. Moschino is on the hunt for bigger business, and some of its stores are requesting more “probable” clothes. The plaid suits, coats, pants, and parkas on display here were perfectly nice, but seemed lost with the odder shows of seasons past. (A series screen-printed with the Tokyo skyline didn’t gel.)
Today I will be heading to the Midwest to see my boyfriend. I’ve always want to make sure to dress comfortable yet chic when traveling. We all know lounge around from one airport to another requires comfortable attires so I decided to wear a knitted cable black sweater with skinny corduroy pants. I completed my outfit with printed shoes.
Club Monaco – Cable Sweater & Scarf / Gap 1969 – Corduroy Pants / Superglamorous – Flats / Jil Sander – Tote Bag