Who will take over Dior? →
Can’t keep up with the always-growing list of contenders for the top spot at Dior? Not a problem. I compiled a comprehensive list at every name suggested, who declined, and who just might take the job. Enjoy.
Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2012 Review →
Moody, dark, minimal. Oh how I love Calvin Klein Collection. Francisco Costa’s muse sat front and center—Rooney Mara—as her clones walked out on the runway. Lisbeth Salander goes high fashion, and works it. Austere, black (mostly) and full of leather, this was a collection so very Calvin Klein that you can’t help but applaud. I love a brand that doesn’t cave to...
Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 Review →
We knew that Downton Abbey had to make an appearance at the collections. How could it not? That it took the most American of designers to bring us looks inspired by a popular British costume drama shows just how important the show is to fashion. In a word, gorgeous. Yes, Ralph Lauren’s collection was sumptuous, chic, elegant—you want to wear the dresses while lounging in a drawing...
Anna Sui Fall 2012 Review →
Forget Givenchy’s cats. This Fall, it’s all about owls. Anna Sui’s collection was full of the wise old birds, and the effect was fun, whimsical, and so Sui. She reached into several decades for references—’60s through ’90s—but the collection was cohesive and really one of Sui’s best. Won’t lie, I was all about the caftan, but then,...
Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012 Review →
The great excitement at Narciso Rodriguez’s show was that he was unveiling his new accessories line. Calf-length boots were the predominant look—and sure, they’re hard to pull off, but if you can, they’re guaranteed sexy. Rodriguez’s girls were subtly colorblocked, a nice change from all the bright clashes we saw last season on every runway. This was understated,...
Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Review →
Going to a runway show can evoke a certain feeling, mood, that you associate with the clothing that you wouldn’t just by looking at images. Marc by Marc Jacobs is a good example. The mood was set by the music blasting—“Order of Death” by Public Image Ltd. Then the models marched out, in military and preppy looks that gave me a feeling of unease. Not because the clothes...
Zero + Maria Cornejo →
There’s one show I look forward to every Fashion Week, and that’s Zero + Maria Cornejo. Often times people don’t find what’s sent out on runways to be wearable, or even practical. (And, granted, what makes it into stores is the more toned-down version of what walks the catwalks.) But Cornejo makes beautiful clothes without sacrificing function. Her pieces are dresses that...
Donna Karan Fall 2012 Review →
I love the idea of power dressing = sultry, sexy (but not garish) and strong. Donna Karan’s Fall 2012 collection was all about the strong silhouette—shoulders, menswear inspired suits re-imagined and re-cut for the feminine figure, and even slinky dresses that made it clear who was in charge. And the hats! It’s a chapeau moment, people.
Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 →
Set in an indoor park, the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 runway show immediately brought to mind Downton Abbey (which I missed in favor of NYFW). So it’s no surprise that, having one popular Brit on my brain that another came to mind seeing the clothes. The town and country themed pieces were very proper, sophisticated, and perfect for Kate Middleton. Can’t you just see her in the quilted...
DKNY Fall 2012 Review →
I loved this collection. Can I just say that? DKNY has really matured and grown. It’s no longer a “younger” line to Donna Karan, but a companion one. This collection (inspired by Beats and New York City) was full of leather. LEATHA! On coats, sleeves, jackets, dresses, skirts—you name it. The look wasn’t over the top however. It was just right, and just what I want...
Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 Review →
Rachel Zoe showed a collection heavy on the ’60s Brit rockstar look. If a young Mick Jagger had swaggered out on the runway, we wouldn’t have been surprised. The dresses were adorable and chic, the (faux—and good ones at that!) fur coats were, yes, rocking, and the skinny suits were spot on. A great outing for the stylist-turned-designer.
Doo.Ri Fall 2012 Review →
I’ve always loved Doo.Ri’s pleats—who doesn’t?—but her show today was about much more. She played with texture in a way that was clever and fun, and used intriguing fabrics to showcase her talents. All in all—gorgeous.
Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2012 Review →
It’s Fashion Week! Which means, pardon the slow posting. I’ll be over at FashionEtc.com posting and editing away for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, here’s the first of my reviews this season. I always love seeing the Costello show. The boys know how to drape on a woman’s body. Just gorgeous. And it’s fun to see fall florals. I really can’t wait for...
Drugstore beauty confessional...
Truth time: My favorite lip color ever comes from the drugstore. Maybelline’s Color Sensational in Mauve-ulous has just the right amount of purple to flatter medium skin tones. It’s dramatic, bold, but not overpowering. And I get compliments every single time I wear it. Best of all: It’s under $10. Who says beauty has to cost a fortune? What’s your favorite drugstore find? ...
A little Stella McCartney Pre-Fall to whet your... →
If this doesn’t get you in the mood for NYFW (and Fashion Month!) nothing will! My favorite part of the Stella McCartney Pre-Fall collection was—wait for it—the accessories. I know, big shocker right? But her quilted chain bags and platform loafers, sandals and booties walked the perfect line between UES and downtown girl. Maybe that’s what I love so much about...
Who needs flowers for V-day?
I’d rather have shoes! My perfect guy would know this (note: this is probably why I’m single). I keep staring at these Pierre Hardy wedges at Barneys and am swooning! It may not be spring yet, but it sure does feel like it. I just need a hot new pedicure and I’m good to go. Pierre Hardy Tri-Color Wedge, $595; Barneys.com.