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Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 5 Finale

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 5 Finale

Sometimes we wonder just how trends happen.  Take the billowing sleeve, tiered skirts and dresses and ruffle treatments that seem to abound for SS 2017.  How did it come to pass that so many designers coming from very different perspectives decided at the same time to incorporate these into their collections this season?  Certainly trends

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Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 4

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 4

Talk about your Spring Awakening, the girly girl in us is loving the fresh, feminine looks coming down the runways this season.  They float, the flounce, they are wispy and airy, they are a breath of fresh air.  Yet, there is also a good balance of stronger looks that are sharp and polished with prominent

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Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3

Milan Fashion Week Spring 2017 marches on with designers delivering the sumptuous luxe looks we’ve come to expect here.  Beautiful fabrics, exquisite use of color and skilled tailoring are the trademarks of Italian design.  It’s no wonder the women here make fashion looks so easy..and so perfectly chic. Even Diesel Black Gold, a label normally

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Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

There can be no argument that Philipp Plein’s Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 collection was speaking to a girl with a certain penchant for urban glam  Acid washed denim paired with thick gold chain necklaces were only half the story…add rich brocades, gladiator high heels, and flat caps, this was a high-voltage kind of chic.

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Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collections Reviews Part 1

Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collections Reviews Part 1

The Italians take their fashion seriously. They have a healthy respect for the exceptional luxury fabrics, leathers and furs that have become their trademark and they handle them with the utmost care and skill. Welcome to Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017! Alberta Ferretti takes a bit of a detour for SS 2017, adding a Western flair

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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Finale

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Finale

As London Fashion Week Spring/Summer came to a close the message of soft and feminine dressing came through loud and clear.  As expected, we saw notes of polished British tailoring and more classic and conservative shapes with infusions of that bold and eccentric British creativity that we love so dearly.  With love from London….. For

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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

London, it seems so far, is focused on luxe ladylike looks for Spring/Summer 2017, playing to a more dressed-up attitude than we’ve seen in past seasons.  Are we heading into a new era of dressing that is moving away (albeit slightly) from the more casual approach? For Peter Pilotto spring came in the form of

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NYFW Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Finale

NYFW Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Finale

With a mix of SS 2017 and fall 2016 presentations, NYFW comes to a close.  Some key directions for spring/summer 2017 have emerged and some fresh new looks for fall were offered.  Just how will the “See now, Buy now” format play out?  Will the emerging trends support a retail renaissance for spring?  And what’s

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 9

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 9

Quite literally there is not a seam or a stitch out of place in the Michael Kors spring/ summer 2017 collection. Reflecting refined and impeccable tailoring, the clothes gave a sense of a woman who’s in control. Clean lines and sharp tailoring make for smart looking clothes. Crisp trench coats and coat dresses had a

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 7

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 7

Mercury is definitely in retrograde and a few unexpected twists have shifted the focus from fashion.  But, all is back on track and we’ll be catching up as we finish NYFW and move on to London….. We always look forward to catching a glimpse into the psyche of Thom Browne. Season after season he proves

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 6

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 6

The standard bearers of luxury apparel seemed to be reacting to recent sales declines in the luxury retail sector presenting Spring/Summer 2017 collections that were safe, if not a bit uninspired.  From an editorial perspective there were plenty of easy, pretty looks but these presentations were short on the dazzling, breathtaking and even over-the-top looks

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 5

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 5

Sure hope Alexander Wang’s summer 2017 collection comes with an instruction manual on how to get in, out, and wear his RTW. Wrap around ties criss-cross the abdomen in such a puzzling way; it might take you a day to get dressed. His show was a hybrid mash-up of spring looks for men and women, resort

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 4

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 4

  With the diversity of show strategies this season whereby some designers are presenting SS2017, others are showing fall 2016 and some are tossing in a bit of resort 2017 the breakdown of seasonal trends is a bit more challenging. But some key directions for SS 2017 are beginning to emerge.  Florals, whether as prints,

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3
NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2
Upcycling: New Styles Through Restyles

Upcycling: New Styles Through Restyles

Imagine you found an unexpected (and sizeable) chunk of change that you could use towards an amazing statement coat to up your fashion ante this fall.  You know, the kind of coat that turns heads when you walk down the street.  One that has your friends whispering with envy.  Not just a coat, but real

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2016 MTV Video Music Awards Fashion Hits and Misses

2016 MTV Video Music Awards Fashion Hits and Misses

Fashion is music to our soul! So, when the worlds of music and fashion collide, we definitely enter into a state of divine nirvana! Sunday night’s 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are always a fun spectacle filled with the who’s who trying to see who can outdo who. Do you follow?

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SONIA RYKIEL | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

SONIA RYKIEL | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

With our DIVAS WE LOVE series we pay tribute to women (and men) for their vision, their accomplishments and their contributions to the world at large.  As an extraordinarily creative talent with a unique vision and a long list of successes, some in very unexpected venues, Sonia Rykiel was on our list for an upcoming

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Fashion Forecast: Cold Weather Dressing

Fashion Forecast: Cold Weather Dressing

When it comes to fashion, weather does matter. So we follow the weather trends. And when we came across this recent article in Time Out announcing that Farmer’s Almanac was predicting “colder than normal temperatures across the Northeast and Midwest” this fall and winter we were pretty excited. Not to worry, or fret, here’s our antidote in the form of cold weather dressing tips!

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