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Christian Dior Couture A/W 2009

09 July 2009, 19.03 | Posted in Accessories, Couture, Design, Fashion | 1 comment »

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The Dior couture  A/W 2009 show transports us  to a world of glamour opulence and  femininity that reminds me of why I fell in love with fashion, in the first place. It’s that part of fashion  that reflects the creativity  of the designer but  mostly the artistry and skill of  the seamstresses , tailors and pattern makers who almost never get the accolades for producing the objects of our admiration.  A closer look at Dior Autumn/Winter couture 2009  on the next page . via style.

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Givenchy Couture A/W ‘09 A Closer Look

09 July 2009, 00.04 | Posted in Accessories, Couture, Design, Fashion | No comments »

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Here’s another look at the amazing Givenchy couture A/W 2009 show with great detailed images of the standout accessories.Via nymag.

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Givenchy Couture A/W 2009..Oh Wow!!!

08 July 2009, 20.05 | Posted in Couture, Design, Fashion | 1 comment »

givenchycouture Givenchy Couture A/W 2009..Oh Wow!!!

The couture shows are usually a spectacle of extravagance and opulence where the designers give free reign to their creativity. However a look at the recent Givenchy A/W ‘09 couture , shows that although  the gloss of couture  still remains,  it is more and more  tinted with  pieces  that, taken separately  are actually wearable and commercial. With beautiful  middle eastern influences of ornaments and contrast, all we have to say is Wow Ricardo Tisci! I am rendered speechless. More on the next page via J&J.

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Mugler for Beyonce Tour Costume Sketches

26 March 2009, 18.06 | Posted in Couture, Designer Collaboration, Fashion, celebrity | 5 comments »

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WWD released some sketches of the costumes Thierry Mugler is working on for Beyonce’s upcoming world concert. No doubt it will be a very polished and tight set of looks. That being said, I for one will half miss Beyonce’s Mom’s doing the fashion direction. Granted she’s often over the top and too informed by her Southern-Belle-trashy-prom-queen sensibilities, but at the very least she’s entertertaining and more likely to inspire comment than anything an experienced, top designer creates. I mean, Mugler is talking about this collection being about the “duality between being a woman and a warrior,” and I’m like, okay really? And that theme aint worn out like an old man’s suit??

Alexander McQueen Fall 2009

12 March 2009, 17.46 | Posted in Couture, Fashion | No comments »

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Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2009 Ready to wear collection looked a lot more like Couture. With ghastly white faces, super plumped lips, and what appeared to be lampshades on the model’s heads the show had a serious amount of drama. Once you get past the over the top makeup and styling you will find a great deal of the line to be wearable.  Sometimes my favorite part of a show like McQueen’s is digging through all the looks to find pieces to pull and wear in the real world. It makes the garments feel all that much more special.

Pics via Style.com

More from Alexander McQueen’s Fall runway show after the jump.

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Christian Louboutin Marie Antoinette Collection

05 March 2009, 16.12 | Posted in Accessories, Art, Couture | 2 comments »

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Christian Louboutin used the very famous house of  Jean -Francois Lesage in India  to provide the embroidery and lace for the capsule collection he created, inspired by Marie Antoinette. The Collection of 36 collector item styles is of course already sold out…hurts!

Via Vogue France.

Fendi Bags Autumn 2009

03 March 2009, 19.26 | Posted in Accessories, Couture, Design, Fashion | No comments »

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While looking at images of Fendi’s Autumn 2009 Milan show, I couldn’t help but feel like a douchebag idiot. A while back I had thrown up a backstage shot of a model holding a Fendi bad, which was clearly going to be directional. I was right about that, but complained that the model messed the shot up by allowing the bag to be photographed with the clasp undone. Well duh, as you can see from the bag featured on the left above, the open look was intentional! Personally, this bugs me. Function matters to me and I don’t like anything too askew. Avant garde I am really not. I mean can you imagine trying to walk down the streets of BK with this shite? Half the people you’d pass would be tapping you on the shoulder pointing out your open bag and the other half would be thinking what a dumb broad that chick is and serves her right if she gets all her shit jacked!

All images from Style.

One more Fendi bag after the flip.

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King of Greene Street NYC Opening

18 February 2009, 19.19 | Posted in Accessories, Couture, Design, Fashion, Out on the town, Stores | No comments »

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Yesterday we attended the opening of King of Greene Street. A multi-line boutique housed in the  fabulous landmark of the same name located on 72-76  Greene Street. The amazing space houses a wide variety of European and japanese labels: Genten,Yoshi Funabashi, Guillaume Hinfray, Chrissie Morris,  Ruthie Davis,  Antonio Marras, Miroike, to name a few…
Aside from the amazing assortment,  the minds behind the concept, Thomas Hong, being one of them, did a great job of preserving the essence of the space .  Creating  a shopping experience that is truly unique.
On the next page a sneak peak of what caught our eye.

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Dior Haute Couture Spring 2009

31 January 2009, 20.13 | Posted in Couture, Fashion | 1 comment »

Highsnobette, Dior Haute Couture Spring 2009

John Galliano can do no wrong. Dior’s Haute Couture Spring 2009 collection is sheer perfection. With oversized feathered hats and voluminous ball gowns fit for Scarlett O’Hara, the line had a southern peach meets Little Bo Peep feel. The color palate was delicious and an obvious homage to Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, who he has cited as his inspiration for the collection. Even with all of the sculptural elements, Galliano managed to make the expansive skirts and billowing sleeves look light as air.

Pictures Via Elle

A few more looks from Dior Haute Couture Spring 2009 after the jump.

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Armani Spring 2009: Daddy Brings the Heat

31 January 2009, 04.28 | Posted in Accessories, Couture, Fashion | No comments »

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You see Armani and most of the time you can’t help but think red carpet. Actresses like him ’cause his designs look the money and he’s chic  but not so much so that you’re ever gonna find yourself caught out there in one of his gowns. For his Spring 2009 showing, you can still envision a lot of the dresses he showed all over the Oscars, but there was something wicked around the edges about the collection, brought forth by the make-up, hair and of course the accessories.

All images Style.com

A closer look at the details after the jump….

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