Archive for September, 2011

Dateline Paris: BALENCIAGA

Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2012

Nicolas Ghesquière has re-channeled Cristobal Balenciaga in his stunning Spring-Summer 2012 collection that works with the brand’s architectural structuralism and adds feminine fluidity that softens the lines, and energizes the entire runway show. There is a 2020 feel to the clothes too–futuristic and moving ahead to stellar proportions–with the “space between the body and the [...]

Happy Birthday, Material Girl!

Lordes and Kelly Osbourne

Lourdes Leon–14, Madonna’s own “Material Girl” paired with spokesmodel and Fashion Police panelist Kelly Osbourne, 26 to toast the first birthday of Madonna’s and Lourdes’s “Material Girl” line for Macy’s. Lourdes revved up the room in Material Girl’s yellow-and-white print sundress and Kelly went biker with a Material Girl leather jacket over a polished black [...]

Runways of Milan Off and Running! Day 1

Gucci, Milan Fashion Week

Tribal elements, neutrals with black, strong patterns dominate Gucci — which takes a masterful, delineated tone with strong, sexy dresses and “I am woman” definition to an engaging, creative level. Milan is off to a great start!

Girl-Talk with Rene Russo – A Lives of Style Exclusive Dialogue

Russo, Moustirats, Laurence

Rene Russo talked exclusively with Lives of Style at The WAS Foundation’s Red Party Gala & Auction. Lives of Style‘s host Elisabeth Laurence sat down with Rene Russo at the WAS Foundation Red Party Gala & Auction last Friday for some good old-fashioned “girl talk,” and the two discussed their mutual “passion for giving,” at [...]

BCBG’s Swag In Motion

BCBG Max Azria-Max & Lubov Azria changed directions this season, with outerwear over flirty-girly dresses, color-blocking  in day-glow colors with contrasting piping.  Channeling the bright lights of Spring-Summer 2012 seems easy for the Azrias.

Palm Springs Makes Unlikely Setting for Derek Lam Spring 2012 Show

California native Derek Lam returned home for Spring-Summer 2012. A Palm Springs, Richard Neutra and “Rat Pack” themed collection really brought out the sunshine and desert colors of California–brightness and lightness abounded. Sportswear was tip-top with homage to lightness and airiness and joie de vivre. The architect in Lam kept it all in perspective, with [...]

The Olsen Twins Keep it Simple Yet Complex for The Row

The Row’s Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen kept to the primal white palette and took risks with fabric and proportions. From multi-layer dresses-with fringe-hemmed underslips, to tuxedo jackets and loose pants, the twins varied silhouettes to create major interest. This was offset nicely by the minimal neutral palette and accentuated their own personal flair for nuanced [...]

Victoria Beckham, Debuts New Line and Post Baby Bod for NYC Fashion Week!


Victoria Beckham, in her first full show at the New York public library-and pencil-thin-just weeks after giving birth-was in great form professionally as well. Her looks appeal to the cosmopolitan, modern woman with a twist of retro London vibes by loosening her fitted silhouette to a sassy one, Mod in some cases, and then layering her slimmer silhouettes, and choosing [...]

DVF Updates Classic Wrap Dress

Diane von Furstenberg’s collection, entitled, “The Beginning” , which focused on light and white, brings the audience a new wrap sleeveless dress in cotton. True to her global sensibilities, the dress was inspired by Africa of today, but constructed to celebrate America. Creative director Yvan Mispelaere brought it all together with an inspired mélange of [...]

The Strength of Alexander Wang: NY Fashion Week


Alexander Wang-From the start, sports took front-and-center stage with Wang coming on strong with themes of motorcross and BMX racing-models opened the show in mesh bombers.   Even when florals in gray and bright blue took hold on pants- they were often paired with mesh tops. Fabulous itarsias-including track jackets, excited the audience, as did pointy [...]

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