fall/winter 2016 paris: balenciaga.

for the first time in a long time, i wasn’t anxiously awaiting the new balenciaga collection. not because i don’t still love fashion, but because, well, balenciaga has changed. that’s the nature of fashion isn’t it? when someone has been at the helm for so long and created a certain code for a house as nicolas ghesquiere did, then someone…
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fall/winter 2016 new york: hellessy.

i love love love the fall collection from a new-ish brand i discovered hellessy. designer sylvie millstein launched her own line in fall 2013 with this philosophy: the simple core elements of a wardrobe, perfectly executed in sensual fabrics. since she worked in europe and asia, first in marketing with givenchy then in buying for chanel and harrods, she clearly…
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fall/winter 2016 new york: brock collection.

i can’t take full credit for discovering brock collection…olga’s post turned me onto it, but i’m glad i clicked over. i want a fur jacket like these stat. bonus points for being looks that can worn right now. photos via vogue.com
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fall/winter 2016 new york: proenza schouler.

two (or is it three, since proenza schouler is a duo?) of my favorite things together—frank stella and proenza schouler. these dresses are a lovely continuation of the slashed ones from last fall but somehow better (is that even possible?!) with the addition of a bit of bondage. my styling takeaways: wear your sleeves super long, put my slip dress…
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thoughts on: the evolution of fashion week.

a literal merry-go-round of fashion; the scene from the chanel f/w 2008 show fashion week month started a few days ago in new york, and what fashion week means seems to be at a crossroads. alber elbaz and raf simons left lanvin and dior respectively citing the “endless merry-go-round” of fashion and the stifling of creativity as part of their reasoning. while…
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