Friday, March 29, 2013
One of my favorite parts of blogging is having the opportunity to see designer visions come to life and sharing these up-close experiences with you. I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about incorporating more of this into the blog, so I thought I’d start this fashion Friday with one of my most recent previews — Tibi’s A/W ’13 collection. (more…)
Friday, March 15, 2013
These guys. I’m a fan.
Color aside, there’s nothing remotely close to this in my shoe closet right now, and that really does need to change. Spring is right around the corner and even though my virtual shopping carts are full, I haven’t pulled the trigger on anything yet. The hesitation stems from many things, but mainly because I told myself I wouldn’t be so ‘checkout’-happy this year. Using the express gateways as a method of swift purchasing was really becoming a problem for me in 2012.
Well, then this morning’s daily perusal led me to this pair of flawless ikat Altuzarras. And even though I asked myself what a New Yorker like myself — one who rides the subways on a regular basis, scours the streets for happy hour specials after work, and grabs dollar dumplings at Prosperity in Chinatown would do with a pair of heels like these in her possession…I clicked the mouse twice, maybe three times and realized it doesn’t matter, I just need them. Shoes by Altuzarra, $680.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
You’ve probably been hearing about it all week– fashion being described as a circus, or in some articles the two being used interchangeably. Sure, we needed someone to bring this conversation [of the concrete catwalk and all the blatant "peacocking"] to the forefront, so thank you Suzy Menkes for starting that conversation, but the praise is and should be directed toward Leandra for carrying on the conversation with her unbiased and relevant opinions about Menkes’ perception of bloggers, and shining a brighter light on the ever-evolving fashion industry. But, this is a subject that will probably need further dissection in its very own post because my intent was to discuss the circus on the catwalk at the Piers, Milk Studios, Lincoln Center, High Beam, and so on. I know, fashion month is well on its way already, and the end of LFW yesterday and the commencement of Milan today are an indication that I’m a bit behind on my blog posts, but the truth is I’m pretty back-blogged and you’ll see more post slowly trickle in.
After all, fashion month is a circus. Many performers, live audience, and so many acts to follow. I always find the inundation of fashion week posts during the actual proceedings to be overwhelming any way. So I took the liberty of narrowing down some of my favorite trends on the runway into, yes, another collage of trends to try now. Easily some classics that can last you into spring and (recycled) into the following season. From bold silhouettes to a varying color spectrum… here goes.