Wednesday, January 31, 2007
I thought this was a fantastic idea - bringing fashion/high fashion/fresh fashion to the general public. I thought it was a great p.r. move, that was until I clicked on the "tickets" tab.
What a $500 ticket buys you - great seats, champagne, a gift bag and access to the after party. A $1,200 ticket will get you what a $500 ticket would but with premium seats, red carpet entry, a platinum gift bag and preferred parking. A $1,500 ticket will get you what a $1,200 ticket would but with front row seats, post show access and valet parking. To be completely honest I am not to impressed with these benefits.
I don't agree that this event should be a priced event, and if it needs to be a priced event, shouldn't it be within a reasonable amount, say max $100?
Obviously this event is for the high society women within these cities, who have the extra money and want to start planning their purchases earlier. So much for bringing this fashion to the general public.
I am curious to see how these nights turn out.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
See the Offical show schedule & Off schedule shows
Sunday, January 28, 2007
The metamorphosis of sailors into mermaids - I guess this revealed itself in the oversized captain hats and jackets? However, before reading the show review on style.com, I thought a little Goth and a little un-directional. While I loved the exaggerated blown out of proportion hats , as well as the beautiful and intricately cut, draped and molded gowns, I saw little in terms of a great, inspirational, leading collection.
I do think that Riccardo Tisci is great but I do agree with Sarah Mower in that he needs more time to develop into a grand couturier.
And I also think that fellow blogger fashionologie was right on when she said that the Givenchy caps are the new Balenciaga helmets.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Photos: style.com, Vogue February 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
His collection, from what I viewed on style.com, was simply brilliant. His couture collections usually are, yet there are always those lackluster seasons but I could assure you this was not one of them.
Yes, these clothes may not be wearable as viewed on the runway but that is what couture is all about - bringing the imagination to life without regard for any rules or restrictions.
It is always such an amazing feat to be able to, twice a year, enter the realm of Mr. Galliano’s über creative consciousness. His imagination is incomparable. He is untouchable and unstoppable and I am pleased to be in this era to witness such marvel. Now, if I can only score an invite to a show.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
You better hurry because some of the items are already sold out (not sure how that happened seeing as though this is a secret) but apparently some of the best pieces are gone.
Oh and...for an extra 10% off, use promo code:TCLKMJFK (until 01/27), and promo code: TGTSAVE3 (until 01/31). Buy any three items and recieve free shipping until 1/27.
And in case you are in the NYC area between February 2nd - 5th, Opening Ceremony will have the entire collection available for sale as a promo for the launch.
Happy Shopping & Good Luck
Monday, January 22, 2007
Does this mean that couture is not disappearing like once feared? Is couture back? Well, it may take a while to decipher the state of the couture industry, but I certainly hope that it makes a strong, and lasting comeback. Fashion just would not be as exciting, now would it?
Shows I am looking forward to: (the greats of course) Christian Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix and I am also interested in viewing some of the newcomer collections.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Some of Net-a-Porter's 'IT' list items that sparked my interest:
Apparently this is spring's key dress shape. Great news as I love a great A-line silhouette.
B: Bow Ties
Bow ties for girls are in. I'm not too sure about this one. Definitely a trend to watch.
H: Hybrid cars
I’m all for keeping our earth clean and slowing the effects of Global Warming.
I: Inverse Dressing
It seems that the back is the new front (more on this later).
L: Lucite Heels
Lucite is all the rage and was seen all over the spring runways. I guess it's time to dust my ol' pair off and manicure my toes.
L: Lantern Sleeves
This is spring’s newest sleeve detail. I’m quite excited my this new trend and can’t wait to sport it.
R: Retro Futurism
A huge trend for spring, yet not too sure how much I love it. Some of the designers did it so well that it is barely wearable.
View the complete list at Net-a-Porter.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
I have been attracted to navy lately and mostly, navy coats. I think they are sharp and stylish. They go with just about anything. I do not believe in this 'you can't mix blue and black' rule. I love the two colors together (in the right way of course.)
Just picture this luscious coat with black straight-leg pants, a black turtleneck and black patent accessories (this is how I plan to wear it.) And you can pair it with everything else - jeans, dresses, skirts, white, red, brown...
I absolutely want it. I think it was from the fall 2006 collection but this is a fantastic coat for spring.
Yes, as NET-A-PORTER says, it's irresistible.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Photo: Allure December 2006
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
She makes the all black look work.
Love her trench (and her hair color).
Harem capris over leggings...very interesting.
A stylish duo.
A great caplet and great dress.
Love the whole look, except the fur (not a fan of fur wearing).
Photos: The Sartorialist thesartorialist.blogspot.com, men.style.com
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Bottega Veneta - The Tailored Sartorialist
Burberry - The Laid-Back Sartorialist