Monday, October 05, 2009

I Spy Dior..

This Springs Dior collection is amazing, inspired by cinematic day dreams of Lauren Bacall, a former client of the house. It reminds me of of a Spy Girl ala "Femme Noir-esk", super sleek & sexy, sophisticated and powerful yet girly. From the python platform wedges to the structured waist jackets.. This collection is 110% ready to wear, which is so rare for the typical RTW collections from Mister Galliano..

The play on lingerie and the Spies trusty trench coat, is one the of main reasons I love this collection. John is pure genius, who never ceases to amaze me.. Feminine and fabulously executed this line is sure to please Dior's clients as well as shine editorially.

The gowns from this collection oozed the typical sex appeal of Dior, meshing a flesh pink corset and a long draped mint green sequin-sprinkled skirt, a chantilly smothered basque and black ruffled skirt, and a vamp red satin gown.. Capturing the romantic essence of Dior couture while making it RTW.


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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Caught My Eye...

Edita Vilkeviciute has officially caught my eye.. I'll be watching the girl.. shes got the stems of an orchid and the bone structure of a dream..

"Obsessed" with Natasha Poly

Another sneak peak at Natasha Poly's shoot for Muse shot by Riccardo Tisci entitled "Obsessed". I'll soon be receiving my own, Special Edition copy of this fabulous issue of Muse, straight from Paris. My best friend who lives in Paris, assigned her little brother whom I also love, to snatch me a copy of it while Natasha was at the store doing a signing. I'm sooo excited to see the whole issue.

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Freja's Too Cool for School

Freja Beha Erichsen for Numero shot by Josh Olins.. Too Cool for School..

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Picture of the Day..

I can not wait to see this issue.. How fabulous is this cover with Karlie Kloss and Rianne ten Haken, shot by Meisel..

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Runway to the Sea. Proenza Schouler Sp 2010

The boys of Proenza Schouler brought a whimsical look to the runway, with a fresh and young ocean inspired collection for Spring 2010. From amazing tie-dyes that resemble fish in the sea to a play on the board shorts turned into pants. Great tailored jackets provided a hint of sporty-ness while the tank dresses, shirt dresses (super super SHORT) and colorful baby dolls evoked a fun and flirty feeling..

Shoes were super cute wedge-heel woven sandals that almost looked like waves or fish.. I thought the collection was super cute and loved the use of colors mixed with the masculinity of the board short inspired pants.. and Lazaro and Jack aren't too hard on the eyes either..

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Lanvin Spring RTW 2010

Alber Elbaz's Spring collection was one of the most amazing shows of the season. With an amazing play on textures, draping and sheer brilliance. The show took place in an industrial space on the out skirts of Paris, with a runway that was said to have been the longest ever. There was an abundance of colors like pink, salmon, peach, and vermilion as well as a dash of extraordinary fine leather and of course the staples of black and gray.

Accessories were STUNNING. From the BEAUTIFUL rope snakes, the large bib necklaces and gigantically over sized chains there necklaces were nothing short of AMAZING with bracelets equally as fabulous. Pops of color and drama from the jewelry pulled the looks of the collection together full circle for me..

Purses and shoes were elegant, and not super over the top, jewel encrusted clutches and smaller hand bags. Shoes were kept simple with anklet details in black & python as well as black and nude leather. They didn't seem as high as most shoes on the runway as of current, which wasn't bad, but would have made this collection even more mind boggling for me..

Lanvin has always been one of the most expensive looking houses for me, the sense of Parisian style and elegance reminds me of what my definition of real glamor is..

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Reign of Balmain.. Spring 2010..

Balmain, Balmain, Balmain. I die every season. The Spring 2010 show just took place today at 3:oo pm in Paris at the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand Hotel. This season the collection reminded me of a reference to Joan of Arc and "dirty battle fields ancient" Greece, especially with the seemingly makeup free models sent down the runway with wind swept hair.

The house took a drastic turn from 80's Glitz to a more grungy dirty glam look.. Shoes seem to be reminiscent of Alexander Wang's boots from his Fall 2009 collection.. The strong shoulders are still present, which I LOVE and the pieces are still shiny slam via lamé & shiny black leather as well as sequins.

Jackets retained the strong shoulders and jeans that were acid washed and ripped last season are now either muted in tone or full length metallic.. and there's the addition of cut off denim short shorts as well..

In my personal opinion "Balmainia" as some are calling it (due it the double in sales since 2006)) is a clear indicator of what today's fashion lovers are going gaga over.. From the $2,000 jeans to the $9,900 jackets its no wonder why I still wonder if there's still a "financial crisis" or not.. for me.. there isn't one.. and if I were a girl, I'd be in the hospital with "Balmain-ia"..

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What to wear...

What to wear..


I love the blacks..