Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ty Scott's Afro Disco Circus Collection!!

It is just before 1pm the day of Ty's show and Ty informed me that his assistant was going to get paint. To spray paint the shoes that the model's were wearing...LOL Will they be dry for the 7:45 call time? If you come to the show and I can't stop looking at the model's feet you will know why. This collection is called Afro Disco Circus, be careful what you name your children they have a way of becoming there names...LOL

Dreams Do Come True!!!
Marque

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Is Going Green a Sham?

Now, I wore this white fun fur to a "Green Party" to be honest, I had no idea that this party was green. But, I do believe in saving the planet and doing what is healthy for all of us (earthlings). I did not wear the fur because I even recognize PETA. I just love fur fun or real. I believe in looking good and keeping warm and fur works. I was not making a political statement in anyway, just having fun. I would like to here your thoughts on this.

Marque,
Dreams Do Come True!!!


Photo by Suz
Is going green a sham? Saving the environment is quite the noble sentiment, but with all the faddish vegan diets, eco-friendly couture and designer hemp grocery bags, I have to wonder if “green” is nothing more than our decade’s version of heroin chic.

This was the question I hoped to answer during Thursday’s organic-themed cocktail reception for New York City’s Television Industry.

Held at Greenhouse, New York’s first eco-friendly nightclub, the party was packed with a perplexing breed of urban tree-huggers. Clad in Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs, the earthy guests swayed to Simian Mobile Disco and MGMT while indulging in the open bar’s organic beer. Master of ceremonies were the magnificent ‘Way over Budget Productions’ courtesy of Poull Brien.

Observing from our designated VIP location, $13 organic vodka soda in hand (I would have preferred to poison myself with a standard toxic martini but one must make difficult sacrifices when drinking to save Mother Earth), I spotted my first member of the Green Elite: the ruggedly handsome Adrian Grenier. Judging by his shaggy hair and bohemian ensemble, I assumed that the Entourage star, like all good celebrities, would be a steadfast advocate of the green initiative.

“Adrian, would you consider yourself to be very green?”

“Um, not very.”

“Do you think the green trend is a total sham?”

Pause

“No…Do you?”

“Yes. Yes I do.”

Surprised by my shameless skepticism, Grenier went on to assert his unwavering endorsement of all things green.

“I support people who are making an effort…But, you know, there are haters out there. And it’s no good to be a hater.”

Subtle yet poignant, I couldn’t help but think that Mr. Grenier’s closing comment suggested that I was, in fact, a hater; a social-eco-terrorist who was polluting the pure atmosphere of this environmentally friendly celebration with my noxious negativity.

Nevertheless, I was inspired by the star’s seemingly strong organic convictions and set out to find some proof that the green initiative is more than a mass marketing scheme. I found it in a character named Rowell. With a razor-sharp Mohawk and a look that mixed the raw punk of Sid Vicious with the suave style of Justin Timberlake, he dispelled my belief that the only thing green about Greenhouse was its moss-covered walls. Come to find out, the innovative downtown hotspot is constructed of recycled materials, exclusively serves organic alcohol and, of course, recycles each empty beer and liquor bottle. Maybe there’s something to be said for the green fad after all.

But Greenhouse wasn’t the only pro-active force of the event. Marque Marque, a five-time Emmy Award winning hairstylist and larger-than-life eco-eccentric, makes PETA proud and preserves the animal kingdom with his plush faux fur (or as he calls it, “fun fur”) coat.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Temple Hair

Did you know that in India there is a ritual called Tonsuring? Which is a shaving off of all of your hair. Which is a gesture of devotion and gratitude to the gods. This happens in a place called Tirumala, a temple of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism above the town of Tirupati. The men and women that participate in this ritual are religious pilgrims coming here to pay their respect to the resident deity. The visit is completed with the ritual Tonsuring or shaving off all of ones hair. This is a custom that has been practiced since the ninth century. But, what is a new practice, in the twenty first century is the selling of the hair, which the particpants are not aware of. But, when told that the hair is being sold around the world most of the pilgrims seem to be honored that the hair of India is appreciated by the world and very happy with there gift offered to there beloved deity. Most of the participants do not know that the hair is being sold. Now, the question I ask. Should they know? Would it matter? Should they get to profit from there gift? The pilgrims believe that they are thanking there gods, for there good fortune. Are there dreams coming True?

I would love to here what you think.

Marque

For more Allure (March 2009)

Marque's Secret showcasing Ty Scott

Ty Scott is here again. I loved his collection in January so much so that I asked him to do another show right away. Ty will be showing swim wear. There will be lots of eye candy for the boys and girls and all in between. I really wanted to get this swim wear seen before it gets hot. I want the anticipation of the the summer to fill the air. The show is at Club Imperial 17 W. 19th. St. on Thursday March 26th. I will see you there.

Marque

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thanks...

A model from the Darius Wobil's Marque's Secret showcase texted me to ask if I were going to Darius's thank you party. I told her that, I was not invited. Now I see, how a designer (Darius) could show garments that were not finished and falling apart. And, the answer is, no class. Darius does not have manners to invite the person who produced and financed a show, for his collection.

This is a perfect opportunity to let the designers interested in participating in future Marque's Secret, know that, after this season is over, there will be a cost. I am booked through the end of the year. Starting January 2010, I will no longer cover all of the expenses to showcase the designers. This has been a learning experience, in so many ways. The most important is to appreciate the gifts in life.

Thanks, Darius for giving me this gift and opportunity to inform the fashion network, that I am building of the true beauty of the fashion world.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque