Thursday, January 28, 2010

TRENDING F/W 10'

Trend report:
1) Military Jackets
2) Fur
3) Feathers
4) Lingerie
5) Denim
6) Tribal prints
7) Braiding
8) Animal prints
9) Metallics
10) Waist bows/Belts
11) Crushed Velvet-
12) Tulle
13) Fringe

Now go have FUN!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

GIVENCHY COUTURE








FEATHERS! Basically if you arent wearing feathers this coming season you shouldnt step out of your house. I love them, I die for them, I want to bathe in them?
This collection is perfection as is everything Riccardo Tisci does. I suggest taking a look at Rami Kashou's collection as he was the first designer I really noticed on trend. The soiree was held at the Imperial Salon of the Westin Hotel where my very own Lara Stone sasheyed down the runway.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

NEW FACE



Watch out for Chinese model Kiki Kang (New York) as a up-and-comer for 2010. She has my vote

Friday, January 22, 2010

THE ROW FAILS TO IMPRESS



For someone all consumed with fashion whom does a considerably well job of dressing herself, I am shocked at the Row's pre-fall collection. The pieces a) have nothing interesting to set them apart. b) WHO STYLED THIS? I demand to know. It is offensive. Presentation is everything. Even a collection that fails to have any significant point of view can still stay relevant when put together properly, hopefully creating a story. c) Unfortunately my disappointment crosses over to their Spring collection which has now left me curious as to what they will show for F/W 10'. Will it fail miserably or will they find a voice? they have found a market with their high end lux basics but I'm not impressed, and I feel as though I should be. There is no reason as to why this brand given all the press and encouragement from its peers shouldn't flourish. Where is your voice?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

HEARTBREAKER



http://www.peta.org/feat/ChineseFurFarms/index.asp

Sunday, January 17, 2010

HAITI RELIEF

Partners in Health
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Red Cross
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GOLDEN GLOBE PICKS






Friday, January 15, 2010

ZAC POSEN FOR TARGET ROCKS MY WORLD









I thought I hit the jackpot when Rodarte did their collaboration with Target and it was actually good! Seriously the best collaboration yet, but I think they just got some competition. Zac Posen for target debuts April 25th and if my eyes dont lie it looks amazing! The thing I look for is design integrity with collaborations. Is it there? By looking at it regardless of the lower price point can you feel it being essentially Rodarte or Zac? I think thats why Mullevy girls blew me away. You really felt that their vision was executed and you were buying something special. Zac Posen has managed to do the same and I cannot wait to load up on goodies.
P.S
I just saw Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Target lookbook and not so delightful. You cant win em all

Thursday, January 14, 2010

PRE-FALL TRENDING







Fur is trending like crazy. I did a post a while ago about Fur vests after I bought one, and my market research revealed you should too! Another trend seems to be animal prints. Everyone from Lanvin to Giambattista Valli is using the print in their pre-fall collections. Another HUGE trend is feathers. Ahhhhhh yes. My talented friend Rami Kashou used them in his S/S collection and now im seeing them in everything from Lanvin ,Celine ( which by the way rocks my world) and Givenchy amongst others. I love how luxurious it all seems to feel. Do you think that maybe this was inspired by all the econimic hardships that we have been experencing and in turn we can look to these pieces in hopes of having something to aspire too?

PRE-FALL PICKS "GIAMBATTISTA VALLI"




CARRIE BRADSHAW LOVES HALSTON



Halston has been cleaning house and seems to have come up with a publicity stunt to reinvigorate its label. After only designing 2 collections and failing to create a buzz Marco Zanini was let go. Rachel Zoe was arsenal in the resurrection of the Halston brand and yet she failed miserably at creating the publicity they anticipated with her celebrity clients, in turn she was also let go as creative consultant.
So whats next? well for one up-and-coming London designer Marios Schwab will unveil his first collection for the house next month, and Sarah Jessica Parker has been brought on as a consultant for their Heritage line which is the company’s just-launched secondary collection that features updated archival Halston pieces at contemporary price points.
The company was bought by Harvey Weinstein’s The Weinstein Co. and Hilco Consumer Capital LLC from Neema Clothing Ltd. and its owner, James J. Ammeen, in 2007. However, the label has struggled to make in impact in the market place. So it seems in a desperate effort to create major publicity they have brought on Sarah Jessica Parker who dons a Halston dress in the Sex And The City promo pics. However, do you think that the massive publicity that is launching, in hopes of making Halston relevant, supersedes actual design merit? It seems desperate and cheap, but if they play their cards right and can back up their goods then it might prove to be exactly what they needed.

"Your only as good as the people you dress." - Roy Halston Frowick

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MARGIELA, MARGIELA, MARGIELA



1stdibs.com is teaming up with vintage extraordinaire Resurrection to present 20 years of Martin Margiela 1998-2008 WHAT?!
There will be approximately 1,000 pieces available through the Marcia Berger collection.
Berger who died in 2008 was OBSESSED with Margiela and collected his designs for 2 decades. The collection includes pieces such as a 2001 vintage kid glove assembled top, a 1997 dress form top and 2007 vintage belt assembled jacket. The collection also includes accessories, shoes and other goodies.
Resurrection and 1stdibs.com are staging an exhibition of 350 key pieces which will open to the public at One Jackson Square mid February.
Apparently Marcia who passed away several years ago was also a fan of avant-garde shoes designed by the likes of Commes des Garcons, Alaia and Yohji Yamamoto, in addition to classics from her friend Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik.
OK so basically this is my long lost mother and i was adopted because we are obviously related, except for the part where I'm friends with Mr. Christian Louboutin so on and so on. Resurrection basically scored big time and you can find Marcia's closet at their store. Happy shopping

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

PRE-FALL PICKS "LANVIN"








Alber Elbaz takes his inspiration from a real frenchwoman that the designer often sees in Paris never without her leopard print coat. How fabulous...or scary? I love the prints. Again as seen in other pre-fall collections the layering is to the MAX. If you cant pull of the complete cat lady jungle look im sure you will a find a soft place in your heart for one of these wonderful pieces.
Of designing the Pre-Fall collection, he said: “Sometimes I feel like Carrie from Sex and the City. I sit in front of my computer and ask myself, ‘Does the daytime have to be boring and grey?’” NO my sweet sweet lovable man!