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~ who needs the air-condition? ~

23 Jul

Resort 2015 cut-outs

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~ high class ~

5 Jan

~ Haute Halloween #2# ~

27 Oct

When it comes to picking the perfect disguise for Halloween, who better to ask than Allison Sarofim, the woman behind one of the biggest, best costume parties of the year?

“This look is super-sexy,” says Allison Sarofim. “Think of the fashion in Paris after the second World War.” Miu Miu embroidered Sablé dress with mink shoulder detailing, price upon request, glitter and suede open-toe booties, $890.

“It would be great for a circus-theme party,” Sarofim says. “It is so whimsical and fun, but with an edge.” Marc Jacobs long-sleeved top, $1,400, high-waisted sailor pants, $1,900, small spotted gloves, $400, and ponyskin and cabochon beret, $685.

“Peter Dundas puts a modern twist on traditional Lederhosen, making this perfect for an Austrian-or German-theme night.” Emilio Pucci handmade knotwear with monogram logo, $2,090, and high-waisted suede skirt, $3,295.

“Make a grand entrance to the disco in this number from YSL.” Yves Saint Laurent white feathered coat, price upon request, satin wide-leg palazzo pants, $1,490, white silk blouse, $1,790, black embroidered silk belt, $1,490.

“It doesn’t get much better than this for super-cool, futuristic design,” she says. “This look definitely says ‘Beam me up, Scotty!’ ” Gareth Pugh golden dress, $4,118, trousers, price upon request, and cape, price upon request.

“Swap out the hat for the traditional pointy version and grab a broom,” she says. “You’ll be the best-looking witch in town.” Lanvin black felt coat, $3,665, wool skirt, $1,250, wool vest, $2,980, felt hat, $1,720, and moccasins, $790.

“I think this season is the pinnacle of posh couture fetish,” Sarofim says. Add a glamorous mask, and it could make one sexy, standout costume this Halloween. Alexander McQueen studded velvet bustier dress, price upon request, Bombe single-buckle belt, price upon request, and studded collar, price upon request.

“The look is classic Jazz Age with beautifully chosen Art Deco accessories.” Ralph Lauren Collection jade silk evening dress, $4,998, and black suede sandals, $795.

“I love the oversize asymmetrically placed floral print and the Alice in Wonderland–style puffy sleeve,” she says. Giambattista Valli floral print wool-crepe dress, $4,040 net-a-porter.com Giambattista Valli patent pump with grosgrain, $747 luisaviaroma.com

“This look says Goth fairy-tale princess to me,” says Sarofim. “It’s moody and dark, but the distinguished, exaggerated features retain an innocence seen in comic books and animation.” Chanel organza dress, price upon request, brooch, $1,100, gloves, $935, and boots, $1,275.

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~ sweetie darling ~

26 Oct

~All things girlie are in for spring ~

Louis Vuitton Spring 2012

Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2012 

Christopher Kane Spring 2012 

Meadham Kirchhoff Spring 2012 

Meadham Kirchhoff’s nail decor. 

Meadham Kirchhoff’s plastic barrettes. 

Richard Nicoll Spring 2012 

A Simplicity sewing pattern distributed with Richard Nicoll’s program notes. 

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~ Haute Halloween ~

26 Oct

From a banana stand to an aquarium, the kookiest runway inspired costumes! They are really amazing! Personally, I like the Rainbow Sherbet most of all. What is your favourite costume?

Rainbow Sherbet

This Dior couture confection’s begging for an ice cream cone. Instead of sticking one atop your head, wear a brown cashmere waffle-knit sweater either on top of, or underneath, the bodice of the dress and throw on red shoes for the cherry (or cherries!) on top.

Mary’s Chic Lamb

You can stand out from a sea of sexy cats and Playboy bunnies by dressing as a very chic little lamb courtesy of this Just Cavalli dress. Add a pair of Margiela booties for hoofs and skip the sunnies. Instead, line your eyes with kohl and wear a very pink lip.

Overgrown Veggie Garden

If you’ve ever seen a less than perfectly tended vegetable garden you know how easy it is for wildflowers to overtake tomatoes and zucchinis. This Dolce & Gabbana look wraps that up into one easy dress. Pile your hair atop your head and weave in plenty of green leaves, wrap as many green friendship bracelets around your wrist as possible and snag a pair of fruit or veggie earrings from your local costume store. Put your phone and wallet into a watering can for the night.

Brooklyn Flea

There is no possible real life occasion for which this Vivienne Westwood look would be appropriate—other than Halloween. So why not don the whole thing and go as the Brooklyn Flea, the one place in New York you could definitely find a jacquard cape, denim hot pants, gold glittler boots and a collared plaid bustier. Add a red lip instead of scary eyes, a sign reading “just $99” and carry around a Luke’s lobster roll (until you get hungry, of course).

An Aquarium

Versace’s spring collection was a one-stop Halloween shop—in the most lux way, of course. Add blue tights for water and ask your most artistic friend to draw a starfish or two on your arms. Blow bubbles all night long.

Fancy Jellyfish

Wipe your face clean, wet your hair and let few strips of cellophane trail behind you—maybe even throw some silver glitter on your arms—and voila, you’re the fanciest floating jellyfish!

Banana Stand

With the hugely anticipated return of Arrested Development happening sometime in the relatively near future there’s no better time to dress up as one of the many characters on the show. But instead of going for the obvious—a nevernude—how about the cash-filled banana stand? Stick dollar pills in the pockets of this Marni suit and add a $.75 sign on the lapel.

Lisa Frank Stickers

Henry Holland’s spring collection was an homage to the 80s sticker guru. Paint your arms and legs silver so you look like the back of a sticker sheet and, to really drive your point home, carry around a Trapper Keeper.

An MC Escher Print

Whether you add a real frame—or don gold shoes, gloves, and a hat—this one needs little explanation.

A Rolls Royce

The bottom half of this Viktor & Rolf dress bears a striking resemblance to the grill of a classic Rolls Royce. Snap the little man off of one of your soccer trophies and strap him to the front of your belt. Add a chauffeur’s cap and driving gloves and you’re on your way!

Radio Waves

In our dreams, radio waves, microwaves, and all the other waves we can’t actually see look as pretty as this pleated Dior couture dress. Throw on headphones and stick a boombox in one of your outstretched hands to make the costume crystal clear.

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~ fall 2012: high art ~

26 Oct

Get schooled in neoclassical reliefs and lyrical prints reworked in ultramodern silhouettes.

Canopy silk robe dress, price on request, wool knit top with leather panels, price on request, embossed calfskin and lambskin clutch, $1,295, all, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière.

Seen at Cacharel.

Seen at Mary Katrantzou.

Powder-coated brass cuff with black onyx stones, Alexis Bittar, $325, visitalexisbittar.com


Sunglasses, Moo Piyasombatkul, $505, visit openingceremony.us

Printed silk faille top, Cacharel, $430, collection at saks.com

Sheepskin and calfskin tapestry clutch, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, $1,895, at Balenciaga Boutique, NYC.

Calfskin and goatskin tapestry ankle boot, Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière, $1,665, similar styles at Balenciaga Boutique, NYC.

Just love Mary Katrsantzou’s collection! She a so promising up-coming designer and so Greek!!

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~ 20 dresses to die for ~

9 Oct

1. Elie Saab

2. Chanel

3. Givenchy

4. Giambattista Valli

5. Givenchy

6. Jean Paul Gaultier

7. Chanel

8. Christian Dior

9. Armani Prive

10. Zuhair Murad

11. Alexis Mabille

12. Giambattista Valli

13. Elie Saab

14. Yulia Yanina

15. Valentino

16. Elie Saab

17. Stephane Rolland

18. Chanel

19. Giambattista Valli

20. Valentino

According to telegraph.co.uk, Paris Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2011

Well, if I could choose my top 5 out of the 20 dresses, I would die for 1. Elie Saab, 3. Givenchy, 10. Zuhair Murad, 13. Elie Saab and last but not least 20. Valentino! What dress would you die for…?