the behind the scenes of couture.

haute couture is a world i will definitely never inhabit, but a girl can surely dream. i love documentaries like signé chanel and the secret world of haute couture where you can watch artisans, seamstresses, set builders, and designers take a simple (or sometimes not so simple) idea and distill it into less than fifteen minutes of amazingness. couture is so high art that…
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pre-fall 2015 favorites: k.i.s.s. (keep it simple, stupid).

sometimes fashion is just too…fashion-y. what i love about the in-between collections like pre-fall is now easily digestible the clothing in. in the vein of what i talked about on monday (dressing women of all ages), i saw the collections from ralph lauren, tibi, and the row, and thought these are the epitome of the k.i.s.s rule. nothing complicated, just wearable…
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pre-fall 2015 favorites: cardi party.

cardigans aren’t exactly something you’d associate with high fashion, but in looking at the pre-fall collections, i spied lots of them, in many variations from long and oversized, to buttoned-up and cropped. phillip lim did a new version of a twin set with a bit more slouch, while maiyet (probably my favorite), paired a patterned, spacedyed one over a beaded…
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pre-fall 2015 favorites: lighten up.

the pre-fall collections have started rolling in smack in the middle of the holiday/end of year madness…hard to believe fashion week is two months away! as i was scrolling through the slideshows, i noticed lots of cream or white looks, some in silk, some in brocade, some with sequins, but all big on subtle details that make these monochromatic looks…
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go/see/buy: AYR.

back in april, menswear brand bonobos introduced their women’s label called AYR (for all year round), and the concept had me intrigued. a selection of clothing for women that works, you guessed it, all year round. headed up by brand director maggie winter (formerly of j.crew and madewell) and design director jacqueline cameron (formerly senior denim designer at madewell) the…
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