fall/winter 2017 paris: lanvin.

maybe my favorite collection so far this fashion week was from lanvin. i’ve loved bouchra jarrar for a while now, and this show was the perfect blend of masculine and feminine that my style leans toward. the patent leather vest/ruffled neckline maxi worn with fishnets and flat boots is perfection. and cat mcneil wearing it, tattoos and all is the perfect…
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fall/winter 2017 paris: olivier theyskens.

some designers seem to come out with a bang and fade away just as quickly, but not olivier theyskens. his first flash of brilliance was the black dress he designed for madonna for the 1998 academy awards. gothic but also ethereal, his own line took off after that—obviously—and he shuttered it after being named the creative director for the relaunched…
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fall/winter 2017 new york: milly.

  the theme of the milly show was “fractured,” and given the state of affairs in our country right now, that seems appropriate. but in looking at the clothes, there was a sliver of optimism in all the sequins and shine. the collection had a 90s grunge feeling to it, but in a sophisticated way—slip dresses paired with cropped sweaters, unique…
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go/see/buy: mm lafleur.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin in the past when you thought of business wear, it was boxy suits and drab colors, pieces that weren’t very feminine at all. back when i lived in philadelphia, i worked for several firms that had a more stringent dress code, and my only affordable options were the limited, dress barn, and ann taylor. i felt like i…
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spring/summer 2017 couture: chanel.

there is a famous clip of andré leon talley where he says “there is a famine of beauty…my eyes are starving for beauty!” well beauty was all around at the chanel haute couture show. instead of an elaborate set of an airplane, train station, or brasserie, the show was set in a room full of mirrors (reminiscent of the stairway…
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