Monday, February 23, 2009

Some of my favorite "RED CARPET" moments at the 81st Oscars

Anne Hathaway in Armani Prive'
Kate Winslett in Yves Saint Laurent
Penelope Cruz in vintage Balmain
Freida Pinto in John Galliano
SJP in Christian Dior Haute Couture
Hugh Jackman in custom Burberry
Heidi Klum in RM by Roland Moulet
Taraji P. Henson in Roberto Cavalli
Viola Davis in Reem Acra
Marisa Tomei Atelier Versace
Nicole Kidman in L'Wren Scott
Evan Rachel Wood in Elie Saab Haute couture
Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior Haute Couture
Halle Berry in Marchesa
Brad Pitt in Tom Ford and Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab
Alicia Keys in Armani Prive'
John Legend in Prada
Natalie Portman in Rodarte'
Beyonce in House of Dereon

Sunday, February 22, 2009

WOW! Alexander McQueen for Target... HIGH FASHION at an affordable price

In today's economic downfall, when everyone is thinking about the economy, is expensive high fashion the answer or is it about having great style at an affordable price? For me it's all about great style at a great price. Being able to give a FABULOUS look for less is the new thing. Now don't get me wrong my love for designer duds is still in tact. However, soon there will be no middle retailers(Express,Banana Republic etc); just LUXURY(Barneys, Bergdorfs, Saks etc...) and MODERATE(Target...). Target is a good example. Lately there have been an endless number of high fashion designers flocking to the retailer to design a collection. Designers like Isaac Mizrahi, Thakoon, and now Alexander McQueen. The Alexander McQueen for Target collection is said to resemble the aesthetic of his younger McQ line, seen left. Drawing inspiration from punk singer, Leila Moss, from The Duke Spirit, McQueen's collection will be adorned with edgy details such as studs and tattoo-print fabrics. Sweaters, skinny jeans, dresses, trench coats, swimwear, and blazers will be made in muted colors with bright accents. Squirming with excitement? The highly touted collection will debut in March. So now girls on a budget can have fashionable frocks without going broke. Target is on the right track; setting themselve apart by capitalizing on the market for GREAT STYLE without breaking the bank.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Martin Margiela Tabi shoes are Sarah Jessica's new OBBESSION...

"80's EXPOSTION" over at Marc Jacobs...

"I was thinking about the good old days in New York," he said after the show, "when getting dressed up was such a joy" said Marc Jacobs backstage. Some of my favorite highlights included a little silver-and-black A-line shifts; party dresses in metallic leathers and floral brocades with flaring, full skirts and monster shoulders; velvet bustier tops and high-waisted over-dyed jeans; and Crayola-bright jackets, capes, and hooded coats. The only filter that separated these clothes from their East Village forebears was the expensive, luxury fabrics they came in. Every girl had a different hairdo, shellacked into Mohawks, flips, and bouffants, and the makeup was straight off the album cover of Duran Duran's Rio. The cumulative effect of all that color, volume, and optimism? One editor called it "A Flock of Seagulls meets Alexis Carrington."

This reminds me of Alexis Carrington from DYNASTY... I think its the 80's hair.
The skirt is amazing and would be fabulous with a simple black t-shirt, tights and boots...

This jacket is amazing!
Look at the way he took a simple gray cashmere pullover unique. I love the cutout on the shoulder

Wonderful pop of color...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Jason Wu... How about you?"

He said he was inspired by fairy tales, particularly a book of illustrations by Arthur Rackham that he had as a child. His focus, now more than ever, was dresses. A princess gown with sweeping skirts in midnight blue and silver point d'esprit closed the show, and before that came a pair of memorable body-skimming sheaths. For me, it's apparent that being the chosen designer for Mrs.Obama inaugural gown played a part of this BEAUTIFUL yet practical collection.
This photo doesn't do this frock any JUSTICE at ALL... The fabric is a navy polka dotted organza that flows like water in a moving stream...

My favorite word" FABULOUS"!

WOW! Stunning!!!
These are three great pieces that will work throughout any girls closet. This is layering at it's best. This skirt is just the right pop of color for fall, just enough to freshen up your current fall wardrobe... If you can't afford Jason Wu then visit your nearest vintage store, because the skirt is definitely a vintage silhouette...
This is such strong bold blue. It's electrifying!
This is very flirty and lady like. I love the ruffles. Can't you just see the first lady(Michelle Obama) wearing this to a luncheon...
Fabulous daytime dress. Any woman could wear this to the office then right out to dinner or a cocktail party.
When you think of a tweed suit you think of old lady tweed... Well not here! This is such a fresh twist on a tweed suit. Look at the jacket it's a very flattering shape for any body type. You can tell that Jason really pays attention to the woman's body and is always conscious of all body shapes.
This is so June Cleaver. Its a modernized version of June's classic look from the 50's. Look at Jason's interpretation of June's pearls. For those who don't know who June Cleaver is GOOGLE it... This look is very befitting of any first lady(Michelle Obama)...HINT! HINT!
This is the perfect silhouette. Sexy,sophisticated and classy all rolled into one... I love the shoulder detail.