Monthly Archives: May 2012

ZANG TOI CHANNELS THE ‘60S FOR FALL 2012

NO MODS, NO BOHEMIANS, JUST ALL-OUT GLAMOUR There is always something so special about a Zang Toi runway show.  Not a lot of gimmicks (last year’s surprise catwalk turn by Kirstie Alley notwithstanding), just pure, in-your-face elegance from this master … Continue reading

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POWERFUL LOOKS FOR POWERFUL WOMEN

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REEM ACRA PLAYS TO A WOMAN’S STRENGTHS FOR FALL 2012 You just knew this runway show would be something special when you walked into the room and saw a black, shining runway.  It’s no surprise that Reem Acra is a … Continue reading

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RACHEL ROY CREATES A TRULY WEARABLE COLLECTION FOR FALL

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THE DESIGNER/CELEBRITY LOOKS ARE DESIGNED TO SELL, AND TO WEAR There are some who have criticized Rachel Roy’s Fall 2012 collection for being too “safe”.  I say, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with showing clothes that you can actually see yourself … Continue reading

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MILLY GOES A BIT BIGGER FOR FALL

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MICHELLE SMITH STICKS BY HER AESTHETIC, BUT ADDS A LITTLE VOLUME You think you pretty much know what to expect from a Milly by Michelle Smith runway show.  Straight, fairly conservative lines with big blocks of color, perfect for the … Continue reading

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JOSIE NATORI STEPS OUT OF THE BEDROOM FOR FALL 2012

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THE DESIGNER’S READY TO WEAR LINE IS WARM AND WEARABLE This is the third season for designer Josie Natori’s ready-to-wear collection, and each season she’s taken a tiny step away from her long standing lingerie line. Natori took her inspiration … Continue reading

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HONORING THE PAST IN A YOUNG, MODERN COLLECTION

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JOANNA MASTROIANNI CHANNELS IRIS APFEL FOR FALL 2012 The show began with a shock when the 95-year old eternal “club kid”, Zelda Kaplan, fainted in the front row.  We found out later that she passed away shortly after.  So you … Continue reading

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TONING DOWN THE ELEGANCE FOR FALL FROM J.MENDEL

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GILLES MENDEL LOSES SOME OF THE GLITZ, BUT KEEPS THE GLAMOUR There’s no way around the fact that J. Mendel is, first and foremost, a furrier.  Since fur is not so much my thing, it would have been easy to … Continue reading

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