Tag Archives: New York

~ season’s it bags ~

24 Sep

Choose the most appealing must-have bag as seen at New York Fashion Week below!

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~ match the city with the style ~

24 Mar

Well, ladies,  although the four fashion weeks are over, there is plenty of street style looks to pore over for spring wardrobe inspiration. While doing so, you will realise that each city possesses a distinct essence individual to its location… So, it would be fun to break down what makes each fashion week location unique—and, furthermore, how you can get that look! More, after the jump…!

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The usual suspects

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The backdrop

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Uber if you will, but there's something about the yellow taxi cab we find just so perfect.

The clothes

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Three words: form meets function.

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The usual suspects

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It-Brit Alexa Chung is a regular at all the fashion weeks, but her ultra-stylish presence is particularly noticeable in her homeland.

The backdrop

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It wouldn't be London without a red phone booth!

The clothes

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Classic prints and silhouettes combined with quirky color combinations and subtle nods to mod make London style an approachable art for all.

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The usual suspects

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad makes Milan proud with all those straight-from-the-runway pieces she manages to score before the shows.

The backdrop

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Milan's tram tracks are the perfect makeshift runways for street style stars alike.

The clothes

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Embellishments, embellishments, and more embellishments! Everything from beautifully beaded skirts to feathered dresses to sequinned bags in bright bold colors make this city perhaps the most distinguishable of the four.

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The usual suspects

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Parisian Carine Roitfeld of CR Fashion Book is a household name by now. She's the epitome of the French-fashion-editor look.

The backdrop

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Bonjour, Eiffel Tower!

The clothes

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Those French girls and their boyfriend blazers, worn-in T-shirts, and cropped flare jeans!

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~ nyfw epic bags ~

19 Sep

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~ Paris vs New York ~

10 Nov

Oh la la, I think I have been obsessed with Paris ever since I was a petite fille, in fact I always dreamt of moving there one day…I have been to Paris many many times, I still love it and I always will but lately, its NY who’s really calling my name. So I thought  it would be fun to share with you some illustrations I found on Paris vs NYC by Vahram Muratyan…How awesome and spot on are they?

~ Downtown From Behind ~

24 Oct

I’m so excited with this new blog, Downtown From Behind. Photographer Bridget Fleming showcases an eclectic cast of individuals ranging from local architects and designers to stylists, decorators, musicians, artists, hoteliers and chefs, all riding their bikes in the streets of lower Manhattan. So unique, intriguing and so very New York.

~ behind the scenes ~

8 Oct

~ Photo Portfolio: The Spring 2012 RTW Collections ~

Paris
Alexander McQueen

Haider Ackermann

Christian Dior

Givenchy

Sonia Rykiel

Haider Ackermann

Louis Vuitton

Lanvin

Rochas

Balenciaga

Yves Saint Laurent

Rick Owens

New York
Marchesa

Rag & Bone

Jason Wu

Thakoon

Oscar de la Renta

Carolina Herrera

DKNY

Marc Jacobs

Preen

Rodarte

ralph Lauren

 
Suno

BCBG Max Azria

Zac Posen

Calvin Klein

Prabal Gurung

Milan
Roberto Cavalli

Versace

Giorgio Armani

Dolce & Gabbana

Fendi

Gucci

Blumarine

Moschino

London
David Koma

Erdem

Louise Gray

(Photos by vogue.com)

~ best of NYFW spring 2012 ~

1 Oct

Best Eyes

 “While many New York designers showcased glowing skin and strong brows, statement-making peepers were far and few between—which is why Rodarte’s smoldering navy eyes provided a welcome dose of drama.” —Emily Hebert, beauty editor, ELLE.com

Rodarte

Solange Knowles may have been this season’s Sofia Bush, but Nicki Minaj wins for her adoring tweets and big front-row smiles. Minaj popped up everywhere from Oscar de la Renta(“Oscar is a very handsome man”) to Prabal Gurung(“The new Prabal Gurung collection is to die for…gagging”), dishing heaps of praise along the way.

Most Dramatic

“It’s always dramatic just getting to the Marc Jacobs show, which is now notorious for its early start time—but we loved the dramatic tableau arrangement of models who looked as though they were one part Fosse and one part Southern dance hall.”—Joann Pailey, market director

Marc Jacobs

Best Style

When Olivier Theyskens landed at Theory, the number one question was, “Can he do casual?” In the year since, he’s proved his innate skill at mixing the high and low. From pairing sequined pants with cotton jackets to ball gowns with biker boots, the man knows how to build an outfit—no Paris atelier necessary—and teach his girl how to wear it.

Theyskens’ Theory

Most Musical

“Amazonian conga drums tied for best music. They were used at Donna Karan and Michael Kors, and I left feeling I wanted to book a trip to the jungle for my next vacation. And wear a tie-dye sarong when I get there.” —Joe Zee, creative director

Donna Karan

Michael Kors

Class Rebel

“Backstage is always a war zone; time is short, space is tight, and stress levels soar. But at Thakoon, there were also bursts of joy in the form of colorful, powdery clouds. Though his show was set against the gilded backdrop of New York’s Plaza hotel and featured rhinestone covered silk prints, the designer gave his models hair more punk rock than princess.”—Emily Hebert, beauty editor, ELLE.com

Thakoon

Class Clown

Thom Browne staged his spring presentation at the New York Public Library. He dressed his room as a lady’s apartment, with women playing the part of furniture, curtains, and even birds—in the case of a feathered dress worn inside a human-sized birdcage. It was the sequined mermaid that said, “Yes, you’re supposed to giggle.”

Thom Browne

Most Inventive

Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez proved they could produce a classic handbag on their first go-round, so now they get to have fun. These old-fashioned camera cases will be the first thing every loyal Proenza fan pulls out of her PS1 come spring.

Proenza Schouler

Best Duo

“The accessories at Carolina Herrera were such a perfect complement to the clothes and really drove home the look—exactly why I love accessories: They elevate without taking over.”—Jodi Belden, associate accessories editor

Carolina Herrera

Valentino

Party Animal

“Valentino was a man of the people this season, celebrating at the Barneys and Carine Roitfeld karaoke party at Westway. He took to the former strip club’s stage, along with longtime partner Giancarlo Giammetti, and belted out Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way.’”—Keith Pollock, editorial director, ELLE.com

Best Smile

 “Pink lips were popular last spring—but never like this. Backstage at Prabal Gurung, M.A.C maestro Charlotte Tilbury made puckers resemble ‘beautiful orchids,’ darker at the center and brighter along the perimeter. Though I’ve accidentally flaunted this lip in public after a glass or two of red wine, I’m too wimpy to wear it on purpose. But I admire the artistry behind it!” —Emily Hebert, beauty editor, ELLE.com

Prabal Gurung

Beyonce

Most Changed

J.Crew’s mastered the art of reinvention. It may have started as a go-to destination for chinos and polo shirts, but in the past couple of years it’s morphed into the go-to place for uptown weddings and downtown style. Last week, they staged their first fashion week presentation at Lincoln Center and snagged the ultimate star—Beyoncé. The pregnant superstar showed up in custom J.Crew collection, a cream-colored sequin dress. Sounds like it’s time to place your bets on J.Crew’s first red carpet appearance!

Solange Knowles, J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons, and Beyoncé

J.Crew

Best Dancer

After a day of walking the runways, the models of NYFW hit the dance floor. Jourdan Dunn and Hanne Gaby got glow-stick happy at the Alexander Wang after-party, and Chanel Iman hit the banquettes at Milk studios for the Teddybears performance. All in all, they made for an impressive party brigade.

Rodarte

Most Artistic

“We went ‘crazy’ for Rodarte’s Van Gogh–inspired prints and embroideries. Luckily no one lost an ear.”—Joann Pailey, market director

Rodarte

Alexander Wang

Most Athletic

Alexander Wang’s runway was like a super-chic locker room—the mirrored walls reflected zip-up mesh anoraks, parkalike party dresses, perforated leather backpacks, and NASCAR-worthy jackets. He printed dresses with stadium seating and gave a few girls motorcycle helmets, just in case his sporty tribute wasn’t clear.

Alexander Wang

Cutest Couple

Together, Chris Benz and Alejandro Ingelmo prove unstoppable each spring. This time around, they added sneakers to the mix—so if you prefer to leave the five-inch platforms at home come spring, you’re in luck.

Chris Benz

Most Outgoing

This was a battle fought between two blonds: One, a 6’4″ Swede known for playing a vampire, came by his locks naturally, while the other, a troubled 5’5″ starlet who could’ve used Fashion Week to make a graceful comeback, did not. Alexander Skarsgård, who’s in town filming his latest movie, was listed on almost every party tip sheet. But aside from a late-night appearance at Mulberry’s bash, you were more likely to find him having lunch solo at Café Gitane. Lindsay Lohan, however, was everywhere—despite a little social media-ignited drama, nothing could deter her from making a late-night appearance.

 The Westside Highway

Coolest Hangout: The Westside Highway

Fashion Week didn’t just favor the west side of Manhattan during the day. Once the sun set, the pack abandoned art galleries in favor of the Standard Hotel’s Boom Boom Room, Westway—the strip club turned hipster dive lounge—and Pier 40. On Saturday night alone, they played host to parties thrown byPurple magazine, Barneys, and Alexander Wang, respectively—making it infinitely easier for the well-heeled to party-hop.

Alwxander Wang's niece

Best Dressed

Alexander Wang’s niece, Alia, was first documented as a stylish front rower at his fall 2011 show, where she wore a black shaggy fur, and a cross-body Chanel bag. This season Alia went for a look after her uncle’s own heart in a bondage top, leather skirt, and black hi-top sneakers. Could she be the face of an Alexander Wang kid’s line…? We can only hope so.

Images via elle.com