Sunday, March 1, 2009

Prada Fall/Winter 09


The sinister and perverse have found a home in Milan on Miuccia Prada's fall 09 runway. This was a serious collection for a serious woman one who may not often be identified with Prada. Beyond the usual feminine and ingenue delights (remember last year's much coveted Prada fairy bags) this collection was about utility and an almost disturbing kind of lust.
Leather boots went higher than mid thigh and only stopped to expose flashes of skin under high hemlines or tiny hair shorts. Occasionally glimpses of bright color could be seen thanks to surprisingly placed slashes and split-open seams that would have been indecent if it wasn't so Prada.
Fur was sparsely but brilliantly used as vests and bags and the shoes went from simple and demure to powerful and sexy. The models glittery red-lined eyes only added to the serious vibe and allowed the pale girls to be turned into stomping, angry women.
My only complaint? Does a serious woman not condition her hair? I found the frizzy, pinned hair distracting.

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A Model Moment: Cato at Marni


Spotting Cato Van Ee on the Marni runway got me to wondering what happened to the Vogue/IMG internet series, Model.Live? I enjoyed the 14 mini episodes from last show season and when I checked the website today (as well as the I- Tunes podcast) I noticed it hasn't been updated since it ended way back in October. The very last episode says that new episodes would be coming in February (presumabley in time to watch the girls head to New York castings) so what happened????

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blumarine Fall 09

If you're a leggy, sex bomb you'll have to look no further come fall than Blumarine for your wardrobe.
Anna Molinari's gloriously cheesy, pop-art inspired collection may have been a little too...Playboy for some fashion tastes. But the endless animal prints, graffiti printed jeans, and micro mini dresses will open the line up to a wider audience and the lavish pieces are of such an impeccable quality even the most stern of women is sure to find something to love.

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Plus, it's hard not to respect a woman who has her own Warholian-esque portraits projected as the show back drops.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Moschino Cheap & Chic Fall/Winter 09/10

There were only two good looks from the Moschino Cheap & Chic runway in Milan.

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The undone belts and two tone shoes just weren't my cup of tea.


Monday, February 23, 2009

My First Award!

Thank you so much to Poshhh at Babydoll Rage for giving me the "Your Blog is Fabulous!" award! She has a fabulous personal style blog that you should check out if you haven't already!

Part of the rules of accepting this award is to pass it on to other fabulous bloggers and so I'm giving the award to...



Sunday, February 22, 2009

THE OSCARS FASHION!


White was the color of the night! From Anne Hathaway to Evan Rachel Wood at least six big names and nominees were wearing white. And it worked really well. I think there is a sort of belief that young women especially should avoid white for formal events in case you look too bridal. But even Penelope Cruz in her vintage Balmain (its sixty years old) wedding dress looked more regal than bridal. I wore white to my senior prom and it makes you stand out in a sea of blacks, reds and pastels.

Here is my Top 4 best dressed list for this years Oscars...

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4. Natalie Portman in Rodarte! I'm not a huge fan of Portman but her appearance on the red carpet was stunning in this sweet Rodarte gown. Notice the red and white crystal detailing on the bodice? A glamorous but subtle touch. I find the color to be particularly brave since it could have clashed with the red carpet and also because she tends to wear blacks, whites and other neutrals on the red carpet. But it was worth the risk! Lovely!

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3. Last years winner, Marion Cotillard, wore an amazing dress that you might remember from the Dior Haute Couture Fall 08. She altered the top part of the dress and, unlike Sarah Jessica Parker who also wore altered Dior HC Fall 08, kept the integrity and form of the dress intact.

2. Mommy Dearest couldn't believe how breathtaking Marissa Tomei in Atelier Versace was and neither could I! At first I was unsure about the fan of pleating around the knees but the dress grew on me immensely and honestly it moved like water around her on the red carpet. Just absolutely beautiful.

1. Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive! She looked like a mermaid with a shimmering fin and I just loved it. It was elegant and over-the-top and just superb for the first time nominee. It hugged every curve without being vulgar and although you may not have seen it she pinned the back of the dress with a stunning black onyx broach. It was the perfect way of accessorizing an entirely swarvoski crystal covered gown without overwhelming it. Perfection!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Celebrity Moment: Fashion Week Edition!

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Leah Lezark and Joy Bryant front row at 3.1 Phillip Lim

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MK & Nicole Richie front row at Proenza Schouler

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Barbara Walters at Oscar de la Renta

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Claire Danes at Narciso Rodriguez

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Poppy Delevingne front row at Anna Sui

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Taylor Momsen front row at Anna Sui

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Kate Bosworth at Diesel

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Lindsay Lohan front row at Charlotte Ronson

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rodarte Fall 09


The Mulleavy sisters used a collage of stones, wood, and metal to build their fantastical collection inspired by architectural artist Gordon Matta-Clark. Except of course that the materials were actually opulent fabrics. The creatures that stomped down the runway could have been volcano goddesses erupting from the Earth or mermaids emerging from the sea. While last season the girls were extraterrestrial this time the look was clearly earthly and organic. 
Many of the mini dresses resembled straight-jackets made of marble and yet there was a movement and softness to the garments that could have come across as severe. The look was relentless but captivating and although there will be some Balanciaga and Balmain comparisons and complaints of their lack of commercial appeal I found a lot to love in their thigh high leather boots, wearable chunky knits, and the brooding colors. In my opinion the point of Rodarte has never been commercial success it's been their power to evoke strong emotion. If others are designers than the Mulleavy sisters are artists. 




Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Check Out The February Lola For An Article By The Bostonista!

I'm excited to let you all know that I have a small piece published in the current issue of Lola Magazine! Perfumes For Every Mood that hopefully you'll love!
Lola is available all over the city and in most of the suburbs! Plus, it's free! Go to 
Lola Boston to find the closest location where you can grab one!
Check out some scans of my piece, Message in a Bottle!

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A Model Moment: Sasha P on the Miss Sixty Runway


I love how glamorous and evil Sasha looks! 
Thats all. 
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Monday, February 16, 2009

Marc Jacobs Fall 09


For a man who no longer lives in Manhattan Marc Jacobs wrote a love note to the New York of the Eighties with his eponymous fall 09 collection.
We've been seeing it all week but now that Marc is in on it we know for sure: the eighties are back. I've yet to decide if this is a bad or good thing but for Marc Jacobs it was close to bliss.
Looking away from the outrageous and things that are appealing only on an runway there was a lot here to love. Metallic leather dresses? Yes, please! Cashmere gloves that are so long they need to be slightly scrunched to be shoulder length? I dream of those gloves.
His brightly colored, multi-styled wool coats, hoods, jackets and capes are timeless and sure to be big sellers next fall. Some of the biggest hair, helmet hair you've ever seen might be super tacky but the clothes and colors were fun. Outrageous might not sell in dark times but things that make you smile certainly do. An electric yellow velvet cocktail dress isn't practical or timeless but it is happily innocent of the ills of the world for at least one evening. And I think right now we all need some kind of antidote to reality.
Did I love everything about this collection? No. I would do almost anything for Marc Jacobs but shoulder pads? Sorry, MJ. But your striking colors and luxe fabrics are so beautiful and luscious that they more than make up for the blatant eighties references.
But it's been the most inspiring one of the season so far. Beautiful, well constructed, quirky, and thoughtful with plenty of pieces to sell out of the stores. 
If Jacobs isn't feeling pressure about economics he is trying to keep his ladies happy: the show actually started two minutes early

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