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exposed zippers, TG.

In NYFW on September 11, 2009 at 10:52 am

Exposed zippers topped my list of favorite 2009 trends (like @ Proenza Schouler SS09) – and I’m glad to report they popped up at a few shows yesterday (read: they’ll still be around in 2010!)

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(Vena Cava S/S 2010, L.A.M.B. S/S 2010. All photos courtesy of Style.com)


s/s 2010: elie tahari

In NYFW on September 11, 2009 at 10:48 am

My favorite looks from Elie Tahari Spring/Summer 2010.

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(Julie – Fernanda – Liza)

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(Sigail – Tanya – Caterina)

With a collection full of bright lady-like dresses, I found myself more drawn to the three-piece outfits: slouchy blazers, structured mini jackets, and high-waisted shorts & skirts. Loving the jacket on Sigail… I want a closer look!
(all photos courtesy of Style.com)

s/s 2010: bcbg max azria

In NYFW on September 11, 2009 at 10:44 am

My favorite looks from BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2010.

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(Anastasia – Frida – Anastasia 2)

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(Lisanne – Liu – Marike)

Talk about some bright tight bandaging with a still ever-present eighties vibe. My favorite is Lisanne, by far.
(all photos courtesy of Style.com)

s/s 2010: monique lhuillier

In NYFW on September 11, 2009 at 1:53 am

My favorite looks from the Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer 2010 presentation.

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(Viviane – Adina – Jennifer)

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(Bojana – Bojana (2) – Diana)

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(I think at this point they stopped giving names for the models. These shall be… 7, 8 and 9)

Which chic cocktail parties would you wear these adorably embellished frocks to? The obvious ringer is the finale piece (the beautiful black tiered floor-length silouette worn by model number 9). My other favorites would have to be the 1920s-inspired flirty and fringe-y numbers on Viviane (that yellow is to die for!) & Adina (the beading looks so ornate).
(all photos courtesy of Style.com)

s/s 2010: rachel comey

In Fashion on September 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm

My favorite looks from Rachel Comey Spring/Summer 2010.

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(Veronica – Lea – Kristy)

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(Nika – Julia – Viktoria)

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(Masha – Marlena – Mallory)

Which looks do you like for next spring? My favorites are Masha (I’m dying for a yellow cardie!) & Nika (urban safari with super hot shoes).
(all photos courtesy of Style.com)

oxfords, oxfords, oxfords!

In Fashion on September 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Loving the fall oxford shoes spotted in the front row @ Rachel Comey S/S 2010.
(photo credit: Lianna Tarantin for Refinery29)

daily craving: designer cooking

In Fashion, Food on September 10, 2009 at 9:50 am


Want to create chic eats and treats from the kitchens of your favorite fashion designers? Interested to know what DVF or Michael Kors are whipping up to entertain guests on the weekends? YES! Now you can transform your stove into a culinary arena for stylish dining with the new American Fashion Cookbook, published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (including a foreword by Martha Stewart). You can whip up a serious dish (like Isaac Mizrahi’s Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti), or just salivate over the beautiful sketches, popping color, and insider prep secrets. 

(American Fashion Cookbook is available online at Amazon, $28.42.)

wrapped up in you

In Fashion on September 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

(La Mer Spring Garden Watch, available exclusively at UrbanOutfitters.com)

I haven’t worn a watch consistently since my neon plastic Swatch watch in elementary school – and if I throw something on my wrist, it’s either a hairtie or a few statement bangles. However, La Mer Collections has swiftly changed my mind (read: got me OBSESSED) about watches.

Their chic and functional watch designs are like fine leather studded skinny belts that you can wrap around your wrist! Genius. The designs also come with charms or chains to add instant glamour to that naked wrist.

(Tie Dye Wrap Watch from the upcoming La Mer collection. It’s textured and inspired by pink roses)

These watches combine practicality with fashion – and you can pick from their collection of simple, layered, and chain wraps OR customize your own!

  • Pick a face (gold, silver, white, black);
  • Pick a leather strap color (any color imagineable in metallics, tie dyes, patents, etc.);
  • And lastly, pick a charm story (think: seaside seashells and anchors, vintage key charms, garden leaves – either in gold or silver).

(Gun Metal All Chains Wrap, $110)

Designer Martine Ilana gathers leathers and inspiration from her travels across the world to bring each piece a unique and handcrafted touch. The La Mer line has exclusive collections available at UrbanOutfitters.com, LaMerCollections.com, or her personal Etsy store.

rugged, yet refined.

In Fashion, Trends on September 2, 2009 at 4:05 pm

(Dolce & Gabbana, Style.com)

One of my favorite Fall 09 accessory trends is the tough love necklace: chunky chains mixed with delicate pearl, pretty rhinestones, and floral gems. As seen in Dolce & Gabbana and Marni Ready-to-Wear, I found some affordable versions to show a pretty side that’s rough around the edges.

Glass-Pearl/Chain Torsade, $45.90
White House Black Market

Mixed Media Necklace, $85
Ann Taylor

Multi-chain necklace, $89
Banana Republic

And now for the best deals from Forever 21 – an clutch source for cheap thrills.

Cluster Chain Bead Necklace, $12.80

Flower Pin Pearl Necklace, $10.80

Clustered Pearls and Hearts, $12.80