Sheila Frank "The Stalker Project" F/W 2010

by - 9:15 PM

I had the pleasure of being invited to the Sheila Frank Fashion show "The Stalker Project" F/W 2010. I had met Sheila once prior to this event and she is just such a humble, down to earth talented individual. I don't know what's more Charming, the designs or the designer.

The Stalker Project is a breath of fresh air in my personal opinion. It is very bold and body conscious. I think almost every woman or young lady would feel comfortable in these well made garments. I love the use of red in this line, it gives it a powerful energy.

I emailed Sheila even though I spoke to her at the show. I ask her where she got the inspiration for the line.

When I began to think about concepts for fall, I realized everywhere I turned I saw celebrities splashed across tabloid magazines, and even all over T.V like E, Entertainment Tonight and Chelsea Lately. To see repeat images of celebrities eating, grocery shopping and walking there dogs, was reminiscent to me of stalking... and extreme exploit on the paparazzi's part. But then who am I to judge when I along with millions of people become engrossed in this smut and our dinner conversations are about what celeb had a dui or had this nip/tuck. When did we get so involved in this smut, and forget about what movie they were in. Know what I mean?

It bothered me so I took interest in the idea of Paparazzi as a Stalker.
Which then could lead to the extreme...

Initially with this idea I called it Death By Paparazzi, which turned into The Stalker Project for the show itself.

Sheila went on to tell me that the color palette of red and white was made to represent blood against flesh, She also added a few other colors for edge.

If you are familiar with Sheila's designs, you will surely remember her pinup bathing suits. She enjoys getting inspiration from the past for her designs.

The design concept was a mix of eras, as I often do. I often watch period films, and sit with my sketch pad. I like to take a look of something from the past and recreate it.
It's almost like you can pick the era. I enjoy comfortable clothing, in odd textiles. I like to use upholstery fabrics b/c they take on amazing shapes. The white wrap dress is out of gauze fabric. The thought behind that was the end of the story, being that the stalker kills the girl and wraps her in this fabric and pins. It's a glamorous shape in an unconventional fabric.

The pictures hung up with bloody clothing pins were an amazing touch. As I walked by them I felt as if I could understand the whole story behind the line without even asking. There was also pictures on the floor with bloody gloves and a camera.

It was a very cordial, delightful event. If you haven't seen Sheila's work go on over and check her out here you'll be glad you did.


Sheila with the models above.



The design above was my favorite.




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39 comments

  1. Wow, thanks so much for sharing this! I love all of the designs, they're amazingly creative and beautiful <3 Very stunning.

    x

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  2. What a great event sweety :) I love the red and white colors, BTW those red rompers are too cute!!!

    much love always
    Glendy <3

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  3. SUCH an amazing rundown of the show, Nubia. I absolutely adore the idea of The Stalker Project - so offbeat and original. Plus, very easy to relate to the state of Hollywood nowadays. Wish I could have been there; so glad you had a great time!! :)

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  4. Gotta say I love the red pieces from that collection!!! Thanks for posting!
    **

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  5. I like the white/cream piece with red detail. Happy v-day!

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  6. I keep thinking that I don't own enough red and your post has made me realise that I must change this!

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  7. Very cool!
    Loving that last dress!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  8. Thanks for sharing this!Lovely collection.
    Happy Valentine s Day!


    Nuheila

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  9. awesome designs and photos! Love red :)

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  10. I agree, the color is just stunning in the first outfit. It be a perfect way to seduce a guy on Valentines day.
    ps. I look forward to see your DIY necklace.

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  11. Lovely event! The designs are wonderful!

    xo
    Sophie

    PS: would love to invite you to join my giveaway! =)

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  12. i loved all the looks! had so much fun @ this event! and nub these pics are great! the new cam is amazing! <3

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  13. Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate that! And you've got yourself a great blog!

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  14. that seems like an awesome project !
    i love the last dress very much !
    HAPPY VALENTINES <3 !
    thx for the comment on my blog
    michelle . @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

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  15. Sheila Frank must be a designer to watch out for!

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  16. Wow, such amazing pieces of art, thanks for sharing :D

    have a fun day

    kiss

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  17. I love the white with red studs, and those red shorts are great and look very wearable.

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  18. sooo cute. these make me happy!

    xx
    come back soon!
    http://nineteen-candles.blogspot.com/

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  19. The collection is fab! Great photos. :)
    Xx

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  20. What a great project! This event looked like it was fun and the girls look beautiful!

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  21. i love the red dress!! very nice pictures!

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  22. All the red is absolutely amazing!!

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  23. Hey guys thanks for your thoughts, I would say she is is designer to be on the lookout for =) She's great

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  24. great reporting! :)
    it was so nice seeing you and mary again.

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  25. this very good project , red dress looks great

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  26. Qué afortunada! Me encanta el vestidito balnco con los cuadraditos rojos. Qué bonito!!

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  27. Ur lucky babe, I luv it!!! Hope u had a amazing wknd and lovely vday! xxx

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  28. What a wonderful, delightful collection! These pieces are beautiful. So much talent

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  29. It's always nice to see a designers point of view into fashion and what they create with it. These designs are lovely, you should be glad to have been able watching them!

    Love, E

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  30. Great pictures!!I like the red dress

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  31. great post,i love all the scarlette red!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  32. Loving this project!
    Have an awesome day!
    Xoxo
    Giovanna
    ❉ ✿ ✿ ❉
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  33. i love the red & white idea, and the looks are all so pretty. my favorite are those white shoes!

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