Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tavi the teen-blogger sensation

Madonna: Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2010 Ad Campaign!

Check out Madonna in Dolce & Gabbana’s new spring/summer 2010 ad campaign, which was captured by celebrity photographer Steven Klein on November 6th in New York City. The images will be published in this week’s Italian edition of Vanity Fair.

The ad campaign, which is inspired by Italian Neorealism cinema, shows a very domesticated Madonna washing dishes and preparing food at a dining room table.

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said, “To have Madonna in our campaign is a dream come true”.

Fall/Winter 2009 Accessories-Christian Dior (Photo © Ed Kavishe/

Would make a great Christmas gift to a very loved one.
Can be purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue or wherever you can find a Dior Store
Photo: Courtesy Fashion Wire Press

Fall/Winter 2009 Accessories-Cole Haan (Photo © Ed Kavishe/

You can now get these shoes at Cole Haan for 40 percent off.
Just saw them at the Polaris Cole Haan Location.
Photo courtesy of Fashion Wire Press

Friday, December 18, 2009

Rodarte for Target

So i guess the wait is finally over the Rodarte for Target collection has already hit some Target Stores in the Columbus Market. I can confirm this upon calling a number of stores around town and a few of them knew what i was talking about and some had no idea.
The first location i called was the Sawmill road store and the operator had an idea of what the line was and confirmed to me it was already on the floor and people were already looking at it. The next store i called was the Hilliard Store and the operator had no idea what i was talking about, she probably thought Rodarte was a new kind of soap or something, the operator at the Polaris store asked Ro...who? and i said Rodarte and she asked is that the designer clothes and i said yes (maybe other clothes aren't by designers) and then she had an idea and said yes we have it on the store.
So if you are curious before you venture out we have some looks for you and price points

Denim Jacket: $39.99.
Tulle Bow Top in navy: $24.99.
Lace and Tulle Skirt in navy: $29.99.
Lace Tights in black: $29.99.
Tulle sleeves that might look like arm hair if it weren't for the wrist bows: priceless.
Swiss Dot Dress in blue: $39.99.
Bow Belt in yellow leopard: $12.99.
Cut-Out Knee-Highs in tan/peach: $9.99.
Looking like a rebellious bridesmaid: priceless.
Sequin Dress in gray leopard: $44.99.
Lace Cardigan in black: $29.99.
Bow Belt in gray leopard: $12.99.
Lace Tights in black: $12.99.
Two words: sequin leopard. Priceless
Lace Cardigan in mustard: $29.99.
Lace Cami in black: $19.99.
Lace and Tulle Skirt in mustard: $29.99.
Bow Belt in black: $12.99.
Lace Tights in black: $12.99.
Looking like a game piece in Sorry: priceless
Slip Dress in black: $39.99.
Bow Belt in yellow leopard: $12.99.
Lace Tights in black: $12.99.
Looking like the impossible genetic fashion spawn of Blair Waldorf and Jenny Humphrey: priceless.
Lace Bow Dress in yellow leopard: $44.99
Lace Tights in black: $12.99.
Looking like you think it's 1994: priceless.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009


10. Rag & Bone
Guys, this is for you: Rag & Bone will turn their Christopher Street store into an Irish Pub, complete with free beer, a sawdust floor, and a live Irish band. We might just end up calling it a night here. 100 Christopher Street.

9. Adam Lippes
Not content to party until 11pm, Adam's Meatpacking store will stay open until 1am with free cocktails. He'll also have special edition personalized T-shirts for sale, and in case you've missed them thus far-the Havaianas customizing crew! All proceeds from the sale of the Havaianas will go to the 9/11 fund. 678 Hudson Street.

8. H&M
Even though all area H&Ms will stay open late, it's the Herald Square store that'll celebrate the most. Surrender yourself to their stylist and then pose for their "celebrity photographer." Your photo will then be projected onto their big billboard overlooking the Meatpacking District. 1328 Broadway.

7. Kirna Zabete
It's Kirna's 10th anniversary, so they'll be celebrating double-time by bringing in Narciso Rodriguez, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler, Thakoon Panichgul, Jason Wu, and Peter Som to debut their exclusive items for Kirna. Want to snap up a Wu sketch or a Proenza Schouler tote bag? This is the place to do it. 96 Greene Street.

6. Juicy Couture
With Anna at Macy's, it's only proper that Hamish Bowles be at Juicy, right? He'll be at their Fifth Avenue flagship to read from the works of Noel Coward as shoppers lounge in a "gentleman's club, reminiscent of founder Gela Nash-Taylor's eccentric English manor (featured in Vogue's September issue)." 650 Fifth Avenue.

5. Chanel
Actually hosting two large events at different stores, Chanel will cater to both the rich and the poor. At 139 Spring Street, they'll debut the jade nail polish with free mini-manicures and a DJ set by Alexa Chung. Meanwhile at 15 East 57th Street, for the first time ever, Chanel will have a create-your-own-handbag studio. "Choose your favorite lambskin color, lining, hardware, and chain-and be among the first in the United States to own a customized, monogrammed Chanel classic bag." Oh yes, and there will be champagne of course.

4. Bergdorf Goodman
If this doesn't get you to BG, then nothing will: Andre Leon Talley hosting a fashion game show with "teams led by Donna Karan, Linda Fargo, and Robert Verdi." Also, Annie Leibovitz will be around, Padma Lakshmi will host a cook-off with Cynthia Rowley and Peter Som, Zac Posen will be selling his paintings, Alexander Wang will drop in and Isaac Mizrahi will hold a talk. This is some crazy shiz right here; make sure to jot down the exact times for the event you most want to see. 754 Fifth Avenue.

3. Alice + Olivia
Right alongside the Fashion Week tents in Bryant Park, the Alice + Olivia boutique will become a photo studio, with auditions to be a model in the Alice + Olivia presentation the following week. Hopefuls won't be left to their own devices either; they'll get pro hairstyling, makeup and wardrobe styling before stepping in front of the camera. Here's something for the resume. 80 West 40th Street

2. Opening Ceremony
In the spirit of Chinatown, OC will take their celebration to the streets, with special-edition items sold out of the backs of vintage automobiles (example: a Thai truck sporting Band of Outsiders gear). In addition, you'll able to meet and greet with the designers behindRodarte, Band of Outsiders, Proenza Schoulder, Fendi, and of course Alexander Wang. Munch on food from neighborhood restaurants and enjoy DJ sets by "friends" of Opening Ceremony. 35 Howard Street.

1. Barneys
As expected, Barneys will be killing it during Fashion's Night Out, hosting such famous faces as the Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen bartending, Isabel Toledo, Alexander Wang for runway lessons, Juan Carlos Obando teaching salsa and more. Oh yea, and they'll be teaching knitting and hosting a fashion green market curated by Vogue editor Tonne Goodman. There's too much to list here; click above for all the details. 660 Madison Avenue.

This is like a Fashion Carnival, festival, party ... AHHH

Keep September 10th OPEN on the blackberry, I-phone, moleskines, twitter, FACEBOOK etc whatever you use!!

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Fashions Night Out

Thursday September 10th

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lacroix's Final Bow



Paris, France - 07/14/2009 - Sadly, the grim truth appears to be that legendary French designer Christian Lacroix presented his last haute couture collection during the Paris shows last week.
Although Lacroix and his business associates have stated their current cutbacks are due to restructuring plans the reality is that his work force has been decimated from 124 to 12. 
There were many tearful eyes in the house after the models left the catwalk. Didier Grumbach, the head of the Chambre Syndicale, said people were very moved.
He also added... "There's no question he is an artist and needs to express himself. The difficulty is that we are in an industry, we are not in contemporary art".
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Monday, July 13, 2009

The Couture Report @ Christian Dior





If anyone ever pondered the question of how a Dior couture show would play minus the smoke, mirrors, deafening music, extravagant sets, and locations—and haven't we all?—now we know. For Fall, John Galliano took the collection back to the dove gray salons of the Christian Dior headquarters in the Avenue Montaigne to show almost in the way the clothes were traditionally presented to clients and the press in the 1950's. And to be honest, sans the heart-pounding stress, stadium-size crowds, and general hurly-burly, it was a lovelier, more intimate parade to behold.

Galliano said he'd been inspired by behind-the-scenes documentary photographs taken more than half a century ago as Monsieur Dior dressed his cabine of mannequins for shows. The conceit of half-dressed models informed the collection, so that hip-emphasizing basques, girdles, lace-edged slips, and petticoats were hybridized into brightly colored variations on the classic wasp-waisted silhouette of Dior's New Look. The effects—reworked Bar peplum jackets, draped bubble skirts, padded-hip coats, and full-skirted evening gowns—came punched up with a zinging palette of orange, lime, raspberry, and yellow, contrasted with the pretty flesh tones of fifties under-things. Nothing particularly novel, or even mildly shocking, but Galliano turned that to his advantage. It's a moment when reemphasizing house values is a wise tactical move.
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@ Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2009




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Couture Report @ CHANEL



Before rating Chanel's Fall couture, let's consider what Karl Lagerfeld has already done for the house in the last six months. There was the indelible, incredible high of his all-white couture show in January. Then, a matter of weeks ago, the staging of an unforgettably glamorous Resort collection on the beach at the Venice Lido. All this supremely heart-lifting fashion, delivered in a year that is technically the most depressing in living memory.
Back in Paris again, was it going to be humanly possible to top that for a third time? As it turned out, not quite. The Chanel couture for Fall, shown in the Grand Palais on a stage set with giant white N° 5 bottles, had a comparatively toned-down atmosphere. Lagerfeld's single conceit was a play on graphic proportion—suits and dresses with a longer flyaway panel in the back, all shown with lace tights and stiletto-heeled booties. As the show progressed, he offered up some remarkable looks: a "smoking" redingote with a ruffle-necked blouse; a crinolined dance dress; pretty, light chiffon dresses in nude or midnight blue with ruffled trains. The outstanding look, though, was the one where the panel device was the least evident: a superchic spiral-cut dark blue dress with an asymmetric "tail" lined in red. All the Chanel craftsmanship was there, of course, and impeccably achieved. For all that, Lagerfeld didn't manage to outstrip the genius of those previous two shows. That's the annoying thing when you're competing against yourself.
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The Couture Report: Givenchy

It doesn't particularly matter any more in couture if a theme doesn't completely hold up to scrutiny. What counts are the other tests that apply to custom-made clothes: the specialness of each individual outfit and the relevance of the clothes to what a fashion-conscious woman might want to wear. It's on those points that Tisci's work at Givenchy makes its impact. The coats and a standout black velvet jacket over draped, tile-patterned gold embroidered pants have a hip, luxe contemporary desirability. Ditto some of the eveningwear, like a slick, high-necked, long-sleeved black pailletted gown, and—when stripped of the fluoro jeweling—the things he does with draped nude chiffon. If Tisci's thought process sometimes lacks coherence, he is still a designer bringing a much-needed sense of modernity to an old tradition. 
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Three Who Died: Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon

Yesterday began the deaths of three major figures, each of whom played a part in the advertising world throughout their careers. The latest and maybe most relevant is Michael Jackson, who reportedly died earlier today after suffering a heart attack; he was 50. Before him was Farrah Fawcett, who battled cancer for three years before succumbing to it; she was 62. And yesterday we learned of the passing of Ed McMahon who was 86.

Each of these loved personalities lived his or her life in the limelight and as part of their celebrity status were offered advertising opportunities. The ads they took part in stick out in many of our minds (though we're not airing the Pepsi ad where Jackson's hair is lit on fire, for obvious reasons). Jackson and Pepsi, McMahon and Publisher's Clearing House, Fawcett and Noxzema.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Missoni Spring 2010

If the Missoni man summoned up by the show notes sounded like a grandiose, nomadic romantic (fashion-appropriate, in other words), the actual outfits on the catwalk suggested someone much humbler: rambling man as hobo. The giveaway was the shoes—dusty, elongated canvas kicks with turned-up toes. The clothes themselves, seemingly collaged and patched together from faded old bits and pieces, extended the illusion of someone not too dogged by material concerns. Topical maybe, but also a little ironic given the eventual price tag on these garments.

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Burberry Prorsum Spring 2010

Elizabeth II just made Christopher Bailey a Member of the British Empire, an award that usually arrives for services rendered to queen and country. Bailey is the most tirelessly Anglophiliac of designers, exalting even the aspect of life in England that makes most outsiders bananas: the weather! It's a misconception anyway—the French and the Germans have it just as bad—but in Bailey's case, the day that begins with a thunderstorm and ends in a rain-rinsed, wistfully pastel sunset offered the perfect beginning, middle, and end to his latest collection for Burberry.

Backstage, he was insistent about a utilitarian aspect to what we'd seen, and form following function actually gave the clothes real spine, particularly with a yellow parka that looked like a lifeboat man's sou'wester. A long coat in waxed-cotton canvas had enough pockets to make the most irredeemable poacher blissfully happy. And Thomas Burberry himself would have appreciated the way his gutsy gabardine showed up in a waterproof coat or cape.

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2010

Domenico and Stefano recently mentioned that the Sicilian pinstripes-and-black suit signature can become a little oppressive for them. So they sensibly honored their heritage with a handful of sober classics, then cut loose with extravagant flights of gilded fancy, strewing crystals with fierce abandon all over jackets, jeans, and accessories. Anyone seeking some kind of fashion statement from the duo might take note of the chunky yet summer-weight knitwear, or the artful perforation of skins, or maybe even the resuscitation of the borsellino, known vernacularly—and mockingly—as the "murse." Otherwise, Dolce & Gabbana went hell-bent for glam, mixing day and night into a seamless 24 hours—and sending out a finale that was a nonpareil hymn to the beader's craft. They later described the show as "Sparkling"

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Gianfranco Ferre Spring 2010

There will surely be no kookier inspiration this season than the one Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi found on television one rainy Saturday afternoon. Their menswear collection for Ferré was guided by The Day of the Jackal, the 1973 movie featuring Edward Fox as Charles de Gaulle's intended assassin. Scarcely sartoria incarnate, but something about Fox's amoral stylishness caught the boys' attention. The small lapels on the assassin's jacket showed up at Ferré. So did the sailor top he disguised himself in at one point in the film. He also pretended to be a priest—maybe that's where Aquilano and Rimondi's clerical collar came from.

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Gucci Spring 2010

Hard to believe there was a time when Frida Giannini's tenure at Gucci was controversial. Each season she has honed her point of view, broadened her repertoire, and the company now thrives in her image. For Spring 2010, Giannini introduced an energetic sportiness, with references to scuba and kitesurfing in leggings and parkas that collaged nylon, cotton, Aertex, and leather. The same active spirit inspired croc and python jackets with a rubberized effect. Such items imply an irreverence toward traditional notions of luxury, and that is exactly how Giannini has goosed Gucci

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Giorgio Armani Spring 2010

Classicismo del 2010," the name Giorgio Armani gave his latest collection, could be interpreted in a couple of ways. One might be the commercial security of classic pieces at a time when self-indulgence is scarcely at a premium. A three-piece gray suit paired with a striped shirt and sober tie certainly meant business. And there were plenty of other tailored options for the Armani-loving exec: jackets with three buttons or two, single- or double-breasted, in a full range of classic menswear fabrications—houndstooth, Prince of Wales, pied de poule, windowpane check.

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Jil Sander Spring 2010

One of the biggest surprises at Milan Fashion Week so far -- besides the sunshine and blue sky that appeared without warning over the perennially overcast city (I've now seen the sun shine precisely once in five visits) -- is the dearth of color. Spring/summer collections are traditionally the place to give the color wheel a spin, but this time around the vibrant hues seem to have been all but wrung out of the collections.

What wasn't basic black and white tended to be shades of mineral -- slate browns, chalk grays, sandy taupes. Even the blues and greens were the muted shades reminiscent of weathered clapboard houses on the cape. But for some collections, when color took a backseat, texture and shape took center stage

Jil Sander was one of those collections. In his show notes, designer Raf Simons said he was inspired by the paintings "Combat" and "Grande Composition" by Japanese artist Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita, which were projected on the walls flanking the runway.

The cotton poplins, ultra-light taffetas and linens were so light that unlined trenchcoats (which popped up everywhere today) partially lined blazers and transparent vests seemed to enshroud the models like cloud vapor, an effect heightened by subtle, curved jacket cuffs and hems.

Even the eyewear collection underscored the feeling of weightlessness, with lenses suspended from metallic frames.

Metal also appeared in very subtle edging on necklines and collars, giving some pieces the feeling of Roman tunics.

In the hands of a lesser talent, the collection could have come across as a huge bore, but Simons managed to make the clothes feel freeing and effortless.

And that's no mean feat when those clothes included a short-sleeve shirt buttoned all the way up to the Adam's apple.

Milan Menswear Runway Review-Versace Spring 2010

Versace's menswear has been disappointingly inanimate since Cloak's Alexandre Plokhov was brought in from New York to juice it up, but this season Plokhov shook it awake with a spectacular reminder of why he was originally considered worthy of the Versace gig. You can't beat a good story, and Plokhov had one: French Foreign Legionnaire lost in sand dunes falls in with local tribesmen and adjusts wardrobe accordingly. The mix of the uniform and the exotic created hybrid styles as airily appealing as a striped navy jacket over a djellaba; or an officer's shirt, sans sleeves, in a gauzy silk cheesecloth; or a parka in a translucent glazed cotton.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

At the Resorts: Douglas Hannant

The Douglas Hannant presentation was a carefully planned presentation, it consisted of elegant evening wear presented whimsical romantic setting that reminds you of a great voyage on a Cruise ship.
Trully a master in the resort wear faboulous gowns carefully beading and accessories accentuated the collection in a trully remarkable presentation.
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At the Resorts: Ports 1961

The Ports 1961 was a clean and subtle collection presented at the Ports 1961 Flagship store in Soho on the rooftop.
The collection consist of elegant coats and seamless dresses that make you go oh lala moi...le tres bella
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At the Resorts: Jason Wu

The Jason Wu Resort 2010 Collection was presented at the Greenwich Hotel, colorful hues and very clean shapes were on the runway, nothing less you would expect from this upcoming designer.
Jason Wu got his big break when American First Lady chose one of his designs as her dress for the innaugural ball gown this past January.
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