Category: Fashion week

FashionFashion Week: Balmain Brings Americana Punks to the Forefront of Fashion!

The distressed t-shirt and the American dream have picked up momentum at Balmain for Spring 2011.

After seeing Balenciaga’s structured and crisp futuristic separates this season, I thought we were officially done with the distressed t-shirt and grunge glam that had grasped us all for so long now.

However, presented printed and worn, reversed and flipped, the American flag used throughout the collection was a genius reference to Jasper Johns’ painting Flag from 1954-55 (above image). And I will say, after spurring the military-metallic-chain mail inspired trend that took off around the world, Christophe Decarnin for Balmain is someone to keep an eye on.

Let’s call this homage to plaid, motorcycle jackets, lace up boots, and the red, white, and blue lumberjack chic.

 Whether it is studded, metallic, painted, or kept to a crisp clean this collection is refreshingly, actually, ready-to-wear. 

FashionFashion Week: The Madness of Marchesa!

 “There were times today at Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s Marchesa presentation when you couldn’t breathe……it was the dresses—literally breathtaking”-Meenal Mistry for

For the past few years Marchesa has been gradually and elegantly gaining fame in the world of fashion. However beautiful and loved they have been every other season, they have finally done “THAT” collection. It is “THAT” collection that sets a brand apart from the rest, and in this case, literally off the charts in terms of evening wear for the rich and famous. 


I remember the reason why I do fashion every time I look at a collection that makes my jaw drop. The late Alexander McQueen was the ONE designer who was the culprit for my gaping mouth drooling at my computer screen for the past few years. More recently a compelation of designers clutter up my fashion icon folder on my desktop as well as keep my gaping mouth floored with the excecution of their designs.

Marchesa is one of those select icons, I think you’ll agree:

Jumpsuits in lace, and fit for a queen? Wonderfull, ethereal, and powerfull.

It intrigues me that when one of my idols leaves this world, another, in this case Marchesa, has stepped in to take up the role of fashion icon and set fashion once again on an upward spiral.

 Who are your fashion idols?

FashionI Wanna Be A Chanel SNOW BUNNY!

As the scrims rolled up and revealed the Chanel girls on an iceberg in the center of the Grand Palais in Paris I can only imagine the sound of gasps echoing throughout the building. In a dream, Karl Lagerfeld envisioned his Fall 2010 collection shown on models walking through melting ice caps and, as if in a dream, the spectators in Paris watched as ice caps melted around a brilliant collection of clothes.

Karl Lagerfeld has put his Chanel snow bunnies smack dab in the middle of of the global warming conversation. Literally, as the models were walking through the ice caps they were melting and water was collecting on the cat walk. As they walked through the water getting their faux fur boots (yes I did say faux) wetter and wetter.

This is a very blatant reminder that yes things are heating up and melting away. In the meantime dressing for warmth couldn’t get more fun than these chunky layered furlicious outfits. As for innovation, Lagerfeld took knitwear to a new level, especially in the last white tulle chiffon knit gowns.

FashionFashion Factory: Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf have finally picked up where their Russian Matryoshka Doll inspired collection left off years ago. In that collection a model came out in an outfit that like a Russian doll that got smaller and smaller. This time an older model and a fashion legend, Kristen McMenamy, came out as if in a fashion show factory and was un-wrapped or un-dressed in order to dress the models coming out onto the catwalk.

The clothes were mostly spectacle and the show was all about Viktor & Rolf as they took visual precedence, over even the models. However, it was still a great show and reflected the importance of the assembly line and versatility in the production of modern fashion.

Photos were shot by Stephan Moskovic

FashionMilan Fashion Week WRAP UP!

Milan fashion week has ended and we should take a minute (Paris fashion week has already started rolling) to remember some of the “moments” from the shows.

*Prada’s “plus-size” models and curvaceously tailored dresses

*Dolce & Gabbana’s re-cap of their history ending in an army of girls with no pants on

*Dsquared² laboratory Frankenstein power dressing

Here is’s recap of the week of fabulous fashion told by fashionista’s themselves!