Rick Owens Fall 2019

Rick Owens Fall 2019 featured SFX Runway Makeup, beautiful silhouettes and lines accentuating the shoulders, and had a unique take on making use of different planes of the body in this Utilitarian craze we’re seeing this season. What with his publicity stunts in the past, it was easy to overlook his genius, and I’m glad…

Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2019

Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2019 combined menswear and tailoring, pushing the envelope with the construction- the overlaid contrast lapel, for example, was so uniquely original. Red silky satin brocade, black pinstripe and solid black suiting with contrast silk satin sleeves, and white shirting.  I love the proportions: the length of the vests, the sleeve cuffs, the…

Manish Arora Fall 2019

Manish Arora’s Fall 2019 collection really would benefit from editing because some of the garments and accessories are really cool but may be overlooked within the hoard of design splayed onto the runway: it’s an overdose of color, print, texture and fabric selection. The object bags are amazing- tea pots, sharks and fish, vehicles… The…

Saint Laurent Fall 2019

Can we all just be bio-luminescent in Saint Laurent Fall 2019 and live our best lives?  I NEED every freaking piece of menswear! Who cares if Saint Laurent is marching to the beat of its own drum, still on that same aesthetic from like four seasons ago? (…I said Four Seasons).  There was a multitude…

Dior Fall 2019

I loved  Dior’s Fall 2019 collection’s embellished skirts, many on tulle with butterfly motifs made of feathers, sequins, and print overlaid with sheer black wave textured fabric. The black and white ink print dress  and contrast dot and gingham skirt were also charming.  I  felt as if the gingham flannel jackets, hats, coats and skirts-…

Vivetta Fall 2019

Jeepers Kreepers…why’d they cut out peepers? Jeepers kreepers…hats just don’t need eyes. Vivetta presented questionable, plagiarized, and brilliantly conceived and executed designs for Fall 2019. While I hate the peephole hats and poor copy of Jeremy Scott’s teddy bear designs, I found the embellished florals with Lilly of the Valley appliqué absolutely remarkable.

Gucci Fall 2019

Gucci Fall 2019 mixed goth with victorian era and 50’s styled with a touch of horror to put on a sumptuous show slithering with snake skin, leather, spiked collars and masks, weird ear pieces, all contrasting the light flowing sheer chiffon, silk, lamé, complete with cravats and frill. Those green skin pants with the mustard…

Prada Fall 2019

Prada Fall 2019 killed it in the boot department- those combat boots with and without straps and pouches are to die for solely for the sole. I’m sure the shades will look great on some and ridiculous on most, but they’re unique and cool nonetheless. The prints and appliqués definitely made the garments pop off…

Iceberg Does Disney

Iceberg’s Fall 2019 collection, a rather sporty one with neon colors contrasting black, featured Disney’s Cinderella and Snow White graphic sweaters.

2019 Oscars Best and Worst Dressed

Below are my Best and Worst Dressed for the 2019 Oscars / Academy Awards, those at the top of each are best and worst, but they’re more categorically segmented. Best Dressed Michelle Yeoh In Elie Saab: it’s really a beautifully embellished dress with impeccable styling- except for the watch and bag. I would’ve put her…