Mar 2, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
I notice while at the Jason Wu show that Chanel Iman has a tattoo of a hanger scrawled on her neck. Waaaay cool!
Feb 20, 2009
The Official Mercedes Benz opening party! My last stop on a day long line of fashion show after fashion show. Highlight here was Christian Siriano, but I heard on Saturday that the party got really crowded after we left. Oh well! I am dog tired by this point...The food was great, champagne was pouring. A great way to celebrate the beginning of a gorgeous week!
I over heard a lot of attendees to the Target event comment that this collection in no way looked like any of McQueen's work. However, I bought a McQueen t-shirt in 1997 that had a black and white 1920's porn picture on the front. I LOVED it. It had a button close on the right shoulder and Alexander McQueen scrawled on the back in black. There are many black and white profile pictures screen-printed on t-shirts through out this collection. It is classic rocker chic, and the music of The Duke Spirit added to this transport to another place,but the quality of the pieces I bought is phenomenal! I will wear them all summer. Perfect for teaching my aspiring fashion students, and something they can afford.
So, I asked one of my style-o-philes this question: How would my coverage of fashion week help you?
Feb 18, 2009
I absolutely love fashion week, and one reason is that I am always eager to see the new comers each season. Bensoni is a newcomer, but only to fashion week that is. It is currently sold at various retailers and chickdowntown.com is an on-line resource. This collection was very strong. The fabrics were rich and the designs pretty without being too sweet. Very much a Nicole collection, but also great for someone who wants to be "fashionable" without calling too much attention to themselves.
This was an absolutely beautifully crafted collection. The designer is new to show this season at fashion week, is an Yves St. Laurent devotee and formerly worked for Ralph Rucci. The pieces in this Fall collection really speak to that training and influence. The thing I most like about the collection is that it is versatile and allows the wearer to look chic in that "I'm not trying to look chic, I just do." sort of way, and can carry the wearer from errands around town, to dinner out with hubby or friends.
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 11, 2009
Will visit Parsons School of Designs Portfolio review session at 3 pm.
- Choose pants that have straight legs, a flat front and no pockets. The flat front gives the appearance of a flatter tummy, the straight legs visually elongate the torso and “stretch the tummy area.” The absence of pockets take away the visual line of extra hips.
- For tops, always buy semi-fitted tops, don’t tuck them in, and make sure they fall just below the waist. (This depends on how tall you are.) check out Empire waist styles, tops that have v-neck lines, and try the tunneling effect which matches your top in tone and color to your bottom.
- Always avoid any top that hugs you around the middle. You can always find these cuts of clothes in any style that is hot or trendy for the season. And this silhouette of clothing will camouflage your tummy without giving you the "frumpy look."
Feb 9, 2009
I leave will arrive in the Big Apple on Friday and dive right into my fashion week schedule. Below: a sneak peek:
Feb 3, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
Well, it's been almost a week since Michelle Obama introduced her inaugural dress to the world. I have gotten mixed reviews about her wardrobe, from those who think she hit the nail on the head to those who feel she has lost her way, to those who absolutely hated each and every piece.
Jan 23, 2009
A client called today and said that her AG Angel jeans ripped in the seat. And she loved them! I now have an assignment to find more! She wanted to know if this was because she's gained weight over the holidays, but, I have since remembered that I had another client who had the same thing happen with her Citizens of Humanity jeans. (Don't think weight gain is the culprit). Be careful when purchasing jeans and make sure that they are made out of a durable fabric before you purchase.
Jan 21, 2009
Today, looks from the alexander McQueen for Target collection were leaked and the collection is phenomenal. My favorite piece is the jumpsuit. This is a great way to get in on a trend without splurging for it, if it doesn't really fit your personal style and you will wear the jumpsuit after it is "popular." The collection hits stores on March 1. Put it on your calendar and GO! This collection is sure to sell out fast and you want to get the best pieces.
Jan 20, 2009
Designed by Isabel Toledo, wife of the famed illustrator (Nordstrom magazine ads) Rueben Toledo, and former head designer of Anne Klein. (If you can get some old pieces, now is the time to do so) the dress was pure perfection. The green gloves and matching shoes made for a seamlessly unexpected touch. Michelle's style has shifted, from the days of her rise to the Vanity Fair best dressed list, but now, I think she is finding the perfect mix of her new style and her old. Style lesson to take away: You can always bend your personal style rules to encompass what is going on around you, and do it with panache!
Jan 16, 2009
Target will be a major force in the change we start to see in the fashion world. It will become the "go to" place for designer brands.