Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2018

Vibrant prints, embroidery, and appliques make Elie Saab Pre-fall 2018 a standout collection. Studded fringe leather moto jackets, lace-up and grommet detail dresses, a metallic black and burgundy striped knit dress, a gold studded red and black tweed jacket, a sequin and embroidered bomber jacket and thigh high boots, and studded tuxedo pants, all paired…

Fendi Pre-Fall 2018

A witchy western vibe resonates with fifties glamour throughout the Fendi Pre-Fall 2018 collection, which features sheer black chiffon tops with Bishop sleeves; scooped, plunging, boat, and bishop necklines; velvet and leather skirts; pleated floral print and golden rod skirts; raspberry gingham suiting; raspberry mint and black plaid fur-collared trench; and laser-cut notched-lapel black leather…

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018

The Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018 collection marks a shift in the brand’s visual style.  It seems that Paul Surridge, the new creative director (Vogue ’18), succeeds in taming the wild animal that is Cavalli and its prints- almost everything is salable, marketable, wearable.  There is a marked difference between this and recent Cavalli collections which really…

Re-Weave Relief: I’m Sew In!

After my previous post, “Post Extension Blues,” I heeded my colorist’s warning not to install extensions or weave my hair for at least THREE WEEKS! I turned to wide brim hats, fedoras, and caps after experiencing hair-loss from wearing other people’s hair and processing my own from darkest brown to platinum blonde repeatedly…both DIY and…

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018 featured striped chevron print off-the-shoulder dresses, a continuation of the bag and bag-accessory evolution with unique strap details including prints and frimge, cut-outs, sheared fur in intricate prints and textures, and an interesting use of fabric selection. Pointed and peep-toe heels were paired with plaid and striped stockings. Models were given blue…

Lee Jeans: Body Optix Eye Tricks

Lasers will play tricks on your eyes as fashion moves foreard toward an even more misleading development: Lee Jeans will use “an algorithm [which] calculates a pattern that is applied onto the fabric via laser technology, creating optical effects which trick the brain into seeing what isn’t really there.”  According to WWD’s Paulina Szymydke Cacciapalle,…

Antonio Berardi SS18 Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Antonio Berardi SS18 Spring/Summer 2018 was a sophisticated collection- layered hemlines, bias cut draped assemetrical tops and dresses, unique blazers, cut-outs, silhouette and proportion play, and contrasting sheer and opaque fabrics made for an elevated and well executed fashion show.

2017 Emmy’s Red Carpet Best and Worst Dressed

Best Dressed: Best Dressed and Memorable EMMY’s red carpet fashion: looks on Best Dressed Nicole Kidman in a red jeweled plunging neckline Calvin Klein by Appointment, Amanda Crew in an ombré embellished long-sleeved Michael Cinco, Jessica Biel in a champaigne and silver sequin Ralph and Russo Couture, and Ruby Modine in a lavender Mark Zunino….

Jenny Peckham Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Jenny Peckham Spring/Summer 2018 exudes opulent glamorous femininity with sumptuous gowns exquisitely embellished and embroidered in a celebration of a collection.

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2018 was glamorous, chic, sexy- form fitting dresses with plunging necklines and carefully placed strands of pearls left just the right amount to the imagination. Draped bodices oozed spring with cascading floral appliques and embroidery which flowed into the full skirts of tulle, chiffon, silk taffeta and charmeuse, and lace. Fringe and ostrich…

Zimmermann Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

The Zimmermann Spring/Summer 2018 runway show featured bishop and leg of mutton sleeves, broderie angleis, cut-outs with faggotting, and broderie anglaise- sweet touches adding to the darling aesthetic of the collection.

Diane von Furstenberg  Spring/Summer SS18

Seventies and eastern flare characterized the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2018 runway show, which featured lace-up knee-high peep-toe boots with tassel laces and platform sandals paired with bell-bottoms, a black bias-cut assymmetrical embroidered dress, dresses with a sheer layered double floral print effect, striking bold multicolor prints, and wide-strap bags in a range of sizes…