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Dec 21

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Come and check us out. 

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Spring is all about a Pop of Color. GORG!
Apr 11

Spring is all about a Pop of Color. GORG!

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Love a bracelet/ bangle wrist party! MAJ!
Apr 11

Love a bracelet/ bangle wrist party! MAJ!

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Talking about being WELL GROOMED, MAJ! Love. 
Apr 11

Talking about being WELL GROOMED, MAJ! Love. 

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Feb 24

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Feb 15

Ralph Lauren Fall 2013 NYCFW

Lauren’s day looks drew heavily from naval motifs, particularly an array of jaunty outerwear, from snappy pea-coats to braid-trimmed officer’s fare. These came in various proportions, sometimes cut away. Though most were black or navy, Lauren lightened the lineup with a roomy ivory topper. He also showed terrific knits and poetic shirts with billowing sleeves, such as the one worn with black pants that opened the show.

As for the pants, Lauren went faux-literal with his take on the classic sailor motif but cut them as skinny stovepipes. And in cross-cultural mode, his other favorites were demonstrative Cossack pants shown in deep burgundy and navy, sometimes pleated for extra volume. While not for everyone, these injected a sense of daring into a sometimes-too-safe range.

Lauren broke up the mannish influence with lovely fluid dresses in deep-toned velvets — wine, blue, purple — some shown under jackets and with delightfully audacious carpet bags. These led into a mostly glorious evening lineup. A full-skirted bordeaux georgette and tulle gown under a shearling caplet. Then a breath taking beaded jersey with plunging neckline and a midnight column with jeweled yoke that channeled one of Lauren’s favorite ladies, Audrey Hepburn.

 

GORG!

Feb 14

RACHEL ZOE Fall 2013 RTW

NYCFW

Rachel Zoe presented us with a more tailored and grown up collection, more than it has been in the past. Less about styling a story or look, and more about pieces that would fit seamlessly into a woman’s wardrobe.

The inspiration was, 1970s equestrian style, romantic men’s wear, baroque details and a nod to the London rock ‘n’ roll underground, according to the show notes.

The collection was refined but cozy, from the collarless camel coat, leather shell and jodhpur pants that opened the show, to the cream, oversized, cable knit sweater worn over caramel leather pants that came out later. There were a lot of covetable items, including a black, pony hair front sweat shirt I wanted to pluck right off the runway. (Sweat shirts are shaping up to be a must-have item for fall). And living in L.A., Zoe has a firm grasp on relaxed glam for evening, which translated into a pair of long, matte gold sequin shorts, worn with a black trench jacket with leather sleeves.

GORG!

Feb 14

MARCHESA Fall 2013 RTW NYCFW

The inspiration of the collection is a painting called Portrait of Maria Teresa de Vallabriga on Horseback by Spanish artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. The artist’s romantic style and the painting’s aristocratic sartorial content of 17th Century Europe lay the foundation for Marchesa RTW Fall 2013 collection. There are voluminous satin gowns with intricate embroidery, sheer sleeved jackets with elaborately detailed panels, cowl-backs, gathered, cascade style trains of evening gowns and exquisite beading work on dresses.

The colors of Marchesa Fall 2013 collection are regal. Red dominates the collection in all its shades, from burgundy to maroon - and contrasts well with delicate grey and blush color palette. The satin jackets with peplum waists and one shouldered gowns with tiered skirts - all meant to underscore the feminine, romantic and magnificent style of Marchesa designers Chapman and Craig.

MAJ!

LOVE!

Feb 13

REEM ACRA FALL 2013 NYCFW

Reem Acra has pulled off what was thought to be impossible. She has infused a Geisha theme and fishnets without going trashy.

Inspired by a recent trip to Japan, which was hinted at in silhouette and referenced more outright in floral appliques and embroidery. Seriously, there were fishnets on everything, even a dress with sheer fishnet panels and paired it with visible thigh highs and still made it look classy, we should all curtsey the Reem Acra. This is how you do that Hitchcock heroine gone sex bomb thing so many people try to pull off. There is no hint of the burlesque or the pinup. Sexuality is much more subtle, though present.

On trend, Acra also did a remarkable job creating texture and interest in all black looks. Leather, fur, crystal detailing and the fishnet certainly helped with that. Whether it was spider webby, almost goth sparkly mesh or something more expected, it was never capricious. Interestingly, for every form fitting dress or slim bias shift, there was a pair of baggy pants or a drapey wool check poncho. Designers are really playing with volume on the lower half this season, and it takes the eye a moment to adjust. 

The evening-wear was, as expected, stunning. Beautiful sequin applique on second-skin fishnet made up one fluid gown, and on others comprised a bodice that met a frothy, tulle ball gown skirt with an asymmetric oversize ruffle or a satin cascade of peplum ruffles.

This collection was like a sinful pleasure that you just didn’t want it to end.

I Am Having A Moment!

LOVE!

Feb 13

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2013 NYCFW

 The Seventies are a sartorial moment in time that Marc Jacobs loved and loves to relive. So it should have come as no surprise that he chose to mine the decade again, except that this time he explored the polished side of the retro genre with simple, covered-up dresses and tailored separates that highlighted the responsible side of the youthful Marc by Marc girl. She’s grown-up and gotten a job, perhaps even one that requires a suit, such as the cute navy pinstripe cropped style worn by Catherine McNeil. It would not be the Seventies without the signature ruddy color palette — shown here in shades of orange, red and blue as well as some graphic, colorfully clashing prints — and at least a little glam. The short satin numbers toward the finale hinted at a party, but not as much as the models’ wild curly manes and glossy red lips, both worn with every look to infuse the collection with disco spirit.

 This collections is STYLE to the MAX!

 Love!