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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five things to watch this fashion month.

it’s about that time again, the month-long circus extravaganza known as the spring/summer shows. this season more than ever, there is much to pay attention to. even if you aren’t a follower of fashion, some of the changes will impact how we’ll dress every day. 1. buy now, wear now. it’s that fashion show conundrum that we’ve been talking about…
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resort 2017: protagonist.

the resort shows have started (in case you missed chanel’s extravaganza in cuba, vuitton in rio, and dior and gucci in england). while many of these are great for the spectacle, how about showing me some real clothes? protagonist has got you covered. new(ish, since fall) designer georgia lazarro has injected more color and more ladylike cues since taking over—no…
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reed is back.

if you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know i am a huge fan of reed krakoff. the designer, who built coach from a $500 million brand to a $4 billion dollar brand, then left to start his own higher-end line. it wasn’t overly expensive—bags started around $500, which is where alexander wang and phillip lim sit. unfortunately the…
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fall/winter 2016 paris: dries van noten.

dries. van. noten. when people talk about the amazingness that is gucci, i counter with the eclectic fantasticness that is dries, especially this fall collection. he is a master when it comes to mixing prints and textures in a way that doesn’t feel contrived or costume-y. it also feels grown up, perfectly suited to a woman who is strong, confident,…
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