Drape Me in Dolce

   

shot by Arthur Elgort for TeenVOGUE Sept 2006

While helping fashion director Lauren Goodman, employer, and dear friend with a trend report, I realized something that most fashion girls realize at some point in their awakening.  I should have been born in another time.  This feeling has creeping up on before at certain other points in my life.  While watching opera at La Scala in Milan, wandering the streets of Vienna w/ Katie, and especially in the Schonbrunn Palace, every time I look at a fashion editorial of St. Petersburg and now while reading Anna Karenina.  

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December 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Fashion, self-realization, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

C’est Magnifique.

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust

In an effort to not appear totally clueless on my possible trip to Paris in April, I am attempting to learn basic French, something I didn’t get, or retain in 5th grade, except for how to say, “My name is,”  “napkin,” and “I am a pineapple (courtesy of Izzie Berner).   So in honour of Balmain and designer Christophe Decarnin.  I will salut the house in it’s native tounge as “Mon preféré” of Parisian Fashion week.  I am just in shock of the lack of David Bowie make-up because this line has the amazing Ziggy Stardust vibe, as in I would wear every look to the annual DKE David Bowie party at Amherst College.  While it was nearly impossible, here are a few of my favorite things… basically the whole show!

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March 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Fashion. Leave a comment.

Che carino!… e erotico.

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A few days ago, The Cut listed their favorite pics for Milan fashion Week and for the most part, I wholeheartedly agree.  Milan holds my heart and Milan fashion week is known for being on the cutting edge of sexy, chic classics.  Totally a reflection of the population in my opinion….  Lets review!

Armani, let’s face it, he’s a god!  No one can make a suit, for men and women like he can.  Emporio Armani is definitely my favorite of the lines, because it has a younger vibe without the Jersey shore edge of A|X… spray tan guys in t-shirts, HELP!   However, I can hardly wear a suit.  In fact, I look like I’m playing dress up when I’m wearing them, so this one was definitely one of my favorites, adding a younger feel. 

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As you’ll see in the slideshow, Burberry, Bottega Veneta (love love love the white gown) and others did amazing things, but what stood out to me was Marni and Pucci (as I’m on the look out for a long goat hair jacket).  Cheers to Peter Dundas for his debut Pucci collection.  That mini is fierce!

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March 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Fashion. Leave a comment.

It’s Mugatu!

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Mugatu

Mugatu has finally taken over fashion week so the Prime Minister of Malaysia better watch out because Alexander McQueen is sending model assassins down the Runway during Paris Fashion Week Fall 2009.   McQueen’s satire of fashion past and present can only be described as NYmag.com puts it, oh so derelicte.  The runway snaked around a junk pile of past McQueen sets and affixed with saran wraps, nylon resembling garbage bags and wheel rims, the models look like hot messes, in the most artistic way possible.runway-of-mcqueen (more…)

March 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Fashion. Leave a comment.

I Can Only Afford Minis!

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Its been a while, shouldn’t have left you (left you) without a dope beat to step to.  Tangent but great song!  I loved Aaliyah!  Anyway, it has been a while, and I’m so sorry for my lack of updates.  Funny thing is I keep jotting down mental notes to myself of things I absolutely MUST write about.  I have just been swamped at work, dealing with look books and fat armed models that when I get home all I want to do is watch Criminal Minds and go to bed.  I have a lot to say about the Paris shows but first, I came across this interesting article on NYmag.com.  (more…)

March 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Fashion. Leave a comment.

Live every week like it’s Fashion Week!

Zac Posen Fall 09 GownFashion Week is over and I am still reeling from the sheer fabulosity of it all. I can happily say “Au revoir BCBG”… I’ve graduated to bigger and better things. From finally becoming a headset girl, Janice Combs calling me, “the cutest little thing,” to Lynn Yaegers granddaughter? telling me I was “absolutely stunning and beautiful” to chatting it up with everyone from Santogold to Sandra Bernhardt, I’m still glowing. So much so that I’ve opted not to go out tonight because I’m utterly and completely exhausted.
I dreaded Fashion week because I felt everyone would take the recession literally. From Marc Jacobs downsizing his show to numerous designers forgoing their after parties all together I felt like Zelda Fitzgerald with a champagne glass snatched out of my hand and someone announcing the end of fabulous decadence. So I applaud the designers who, despite these tough times BROUGHT IT.

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February 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Fashion. Leave a comment.

Obama HELP! We’re wearing UGGS!

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As Obama revealed his new ideas and opinions about the economic stimulus plan today, I perused the shoe section of the Chelsea Loehmann’s on a tip that there were Manolos, Jimmys and Louboutins going for as little as $150…Oh my!  My source was correct!  While I did not spot any Louboutins, I did see quite a few styles of Manolos and Jimmys.  And these were not the whimsical, over-the-top, jeweled bow encrusted, must be dyed for ____’s wedding styles you’re accustomed to seeing at bargain basement prices– ahem, Stuart Weitzman–, these were bombshell strappy sandals, goddess flats, fab pumps. (more…)

February 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Fashion. Leave a comment.

Oh Hello Jackie O.

Michelle Obama in Jason Wu at Home States Inauguration Ball

After almost two decades of drab skirt suits, finally there is some style in the White House.  All during their campaign the Obamas have been compare to the Kennedy’s and Michelle has had the the privilege of being compared style-wise to Jackie O.  Well hello Michelle O.  Everyone has  noticed Michelle’s style.  Even a male friend of mine who wouldn’t know a hemline from an empire waist commented, “That Michelle, I like her style, it’s sassy!”   Working at BCBG, I had the privilege of sending Michelle– I don’t think she wore the looks, but still.  While election night’s Narcisco Rodriguez’s number was a little questionable, Inauguration day and night outfits more than made up for it. (more…)

January 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Fashion, Inauguration, Obama, politics. Leave a comment.

Say it Ain’t So!

As I was running a few errands in the financial district today I planned to go into Papyrus.  I got a little distracted…

MUGGS!

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December 5, 2008. Tags: , , , . Fashion. Leave a comment.