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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017’s Finale

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017’s Finale

Paris has lived up to their promise with designers delivering their unique take on the emerging trends for Spring/Summer 2017.  The parade of softer, feminine looks has continued, but Paris manages to add a bit of their own chic to this direction.  Whether sharply tailored or looser and flowing, these designers seem to know just

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Paris Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3

Paris Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3

The focus was on Dior this week as Maria Grazia Chiuri takes over from Raf Simons.  For this SS 2017 collection  during Paris Fashion Week, she offered options for all the different facets of her clients’ personality.  Feeling a bit sporty?  The quilted jackets and Capri pants were spot on.  The corseted looks, bandeau tops

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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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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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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 1

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 1

We’re always excited to see what comes out of London Fashion Week!  Their mash-up of prim and proper designs, Savile Row tailoring and wild, creative exploration always holds the promise of the extraordinary and unexpected.  So buckle your seat belts….here we go! Showing  men’s and women’s wear for spring 2017, Julien McDonald presented a collection

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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 8

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 8

As Spring/Summerr 2017 continues its march down the runways one thing is clear; this season pays homage to a softer, more feminine approach to dressing.  Yet there are still plenty of strong, street-wise looks and a healthy dose of ath-leisure to cover all those daily wardrobe needs. Tory Burch’s meteoric rise in the ranks of the

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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 3

Marching into Day 3 of the NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 shows it’s clear to see that the landscape, and mindset, of the “fashion show” concept has changed dramatically.

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

Let’s face it. It is tough to keep your look intact when you’re running around in blazing heat and humidity, but the NYFW crowds are certainly making a valiant attempt.

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 1

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 1

The NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Week cycle has left the starting block and it looks to be a four city tour full of surprises.

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Post Labor Day Whites That Work

Post Labor Day Whites That Work

I remember growing up that every year, once Labor Day hit, mom took our white dresses and pants and moved them to the back of the closet, not to be brought out again until after Memorial Day.  When I was eight, she absolutely refused to get me the white winter coat I coveted leading to

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