Long Awaited: Balenciaga

Balenciaga is probably the most anticipated show of any season. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere did not disappoint. While it may seem a rambunctious mess at first (as high fashion can) the deeper reality cements Ghesquiere’s position at the top and separates him from free-floating conceptualists. There was Prep (equestrian blazers and jodhpur pants.) Punk (combat heels and shredded dresses.) Futuristic (bright plastic shoes that looked more like ‘transformers’.) And French bohemian (fringed scarves piled high around models’ necks.) Balenciaga’s fall collection fused a bevy of disparate influences into one cohesive story. That is both the goal, and often the failure, of so many collections. Here there was only success to be found.

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March 2, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Investment Pieces

These items are so perfect and basic you’ll wear them for years to come. (And if you call them “investment pieces” it sounds far less frivolous.)

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Mulberry Black Leather Bayswater Bag, $995.00

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L Frank Gold and Diamond Stacked Ring, $1,298.00

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Tsubi Lean Bean Jeans, $265.00

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Dolce & Gabanna Woven Evening Sandals, $535.00

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Mike and Chris Leather Jacket, $879.00

February 28, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Faux pas no more

I’m not one for rules but stockings and open toe shoes used to be a pretty nasty faux pas. However, a thick stocking with an open toe wedge or a sleek opaque tight with a peep toe pump is looking just right for right now. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a few guidelines left.

Hint: nude stockings with open toe shoes are never to be donned. That goes for nude stockings in general—unless you enjoy mahjong and shuffleboard. And plain old open toes and bare legs in bitter cold may as well be bull’s eye on a fashion victim. Always enjoy the winter weather in style!

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Photos by The Sartorialist

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The fall 2007 looks from Thakoon, Bottega Veneta, and Marni.

February 27, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Yawn

I am so bored with Oscar fashion that I might actually fall asleep while writing this blog. Below is all I could muster for my “Best Dressed” picks.

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Zac Posen

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Keisha Whitaker in Georges Chakra

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What I might have worn if invited…Valentino.

*On the upside you should all know that I won my Oscar party pool and I am giving up the blog to bet on the oscars full-time. Yes, full time!

February 27, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

MARNI!!!

Marni’s fall 2007 collection has arrived with all the talent and inspiration Consuelo Castiglioni brings to her designs again and again. She also continues to prove herself the master of layers so unique and irreverent they read like a brilliant allegory. In this collection, techno fabrics, sporty windbreakers, and utilitarian belts peaked out from beneath luxurious furs and feathers. Her combinations are intoxicating, fashion forward, yet never take themselves too seriously. Can you tell I’m a fan?

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Castiglioni herself shows us how to wear it.

February 24, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Looks from across the pond…

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Detail from Prada

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Prada

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Gucci

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Burberry Prorsum

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Anna Molinari

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Bottega Veneta

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Jil Sander

February 23, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Obsessed with…

Rompers! What could be sexier or more comfortable than these one-piece delicacies? Wear them around the house, in the bedroom, or out to get the morning paper. (Well Nicole Richie does it.)

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Dessous by Sophie Simmons “Antonia” Romper, $194.00

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Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Cotton “Jumpshorts”, $308.00

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American Apparel Halter Romper, $28.00

February 22, 2007. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Hands Free

Perhaps it’s the comfort of having both hands free when I slip on ice and fall but I am loving designer messenger bags right now! Pretty satchels and oversized totes are still delightful but sometimes you need to relax and embrace the practicality of having hands free to push a baby carriage, carry the dry cleaning, or leisurely hold your two best vices: coffee and a cigarette.

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Miu Miu Spring Satchel, $865.00

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Stella McCartney Patent Messenger Bag, $795.00

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DKNY Antique Calf Messenger Bag in Navy, $279.16

February 21, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

All that glitters is miu miu

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Miu Miu Silver and Gold Pumps, $474.00
I just tried these on at Barney’s and they are SO HOT! Especially with black tights.

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Miu Miu Silver Lurex Clutch, $185.00
The perfect touch of glitter for summer nights.

February 20, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

To Boot

Fall, winter, and many purchases later I am still searching for that perfect boot to complete my collection.

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Belle by Sigerson Morrison Boots, $400.00

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Frye Dorado Boots, $403.95

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Dolce and Gabbana Boots with Button Detailing, $1,096.00

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Givenchy Riding Style Boot, $953.95

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Kate Spade Brown Suede and Knit Boots, $239.00

February 20, 2007. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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