Monday, July 21, 2008

Dare To Compare

Gwyneth Paltrow vs. Maggie Gyllenhaal (both in Stella McCartney jumpsuits)

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Vogue's Mossy Cover

Kate Moss graces the cover of Vogue and apparently she wants to prove that a mother can still have fun.

"I am still acting like a seventeen-year-old. I definitely haven't become middle-aged. I've got a house and a daughter and all that, but I still like to have fun. Even in my business we still have fun."
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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Hot for Haute Couture

Christian Lacroix has got to be one of my all time favorite designers. I guess it's because his haute couture designs are always reminiscent of one of my all time favorite eras, the Victorian Age. With all the lace and close attention to details, I find myself in awe.

Two pieces really caught my eye. The pink dress I think because the vast majority of the line was black and thus the color itself stood out and this black number.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Ravashing in Red

The Valentine couture show was held in the Place Vendôme showroom of the house, but what most people were concerned about was how Alessandra Facchinetti would do. This is her first show since Valentino retired leaving her in charge of the collection.

Valentino sat in the front row of the show and I've got to say while it defintily proves to be headed by a different designer, I liked it. And she made sure to end the show with Valentino's signature, a red dress.
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Ei, Ei Chai

Richard Chai's new line is being shown off on and while I am personally not crazy about all the pieces, I really like the color block dress.

The line will appear in select Target stores in August.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Say Goodbye to Paris

Sean Avery whom I earlier wrote to be attending all the shows at Paris fashion week is nowhere to be seen . Apparently he was needed in the world of hockey and thus was unable to attend as previously planned. Avery's comment?

"I'm sad. I spent three days packing."
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Bathing Beauty

The Fall 2008 Paris Couture shows have begun and I begin with showing off a Dior piece that I believe has taken inspiration from the old bathing suits of the 50's.

Inside the "Secret World"

I have just found myself mesmorized by a BBC piece I found on youtube entitled "The Secret World of Haute Couture". Expect to see apperances and interviews with Daphne Guiness, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, and other "club members". The show takes you inside Paris haute couture fashion week and into a few closets of the rather wealthy. But be warned once you begin watching it's hard to stop and you will find yourself glued to the computer for an hour.