Monthly Archives: November 2012

FARAH ANGSANA: SOUTH AMERICAN FLAIR MEETS RICH DESIGN

TAKING INSPIRATION FROM BRAZIL FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2013 There is no doubt that Farah Angsana designs for women with disposable income, and lots of it.  Her looks are glamourous, feminine and unapologetically upscale. For Spring/Summer 2013, Angsana took her inspiration from … Continue reading

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FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK: FASHION THAT’S NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART

THE DESIGN DUO TAKES A WILD RIDE INTO FUTURISTIC FASHION When the first model steps on to the runway wearing a see-through space helmet, you know what’s coming is not so much ready-to-wear as I-wish-I-could-wear-that.  I saw their Fall 2012 … Continue reading

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CHRISTOPHER ESBER: SIMPLICITY EQUALS BEAUTY

THE AUSSIE DESIGNER MAKES HIS MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK DEBUT It is always nice to discover a new designer.  No matter how big or small your outlet, you feel like you’ve gotten a one-hour pass into the inner circle. That’s how … Continue reading

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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG: A LESSON IN DESIGN FROM FASHION’S GRANDE DAME

CREATING CLOTHES FOR THE CONFIDENT WOMAN Diane von Furstenberg is truly the spiritual godmother of New York fashion.  Her designs are iconic.  Her shop in Meatpacking is every bit as trendy and cool as the neighborhood itself.  And now that … Continue reading

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CUSTO BARCELONA: A SUMMER OF FUN

THE ECLECTIC DESIGNER NEVER DISAPPOINTS HIS LOYAL FANS It got off to a less than auspicious start, Custo Barcelona’s Spring/Summer Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  A line the length of the Tents’ lobby let you know that something had gone … Continue reading

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CLOVER CANYON: THEY ALL CAN BE CALIFORNIA GIRLS

BRINGING A WEST COAST VIBE TO MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK Colorful, crazy prints dominated this debut to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Clover Canyon showed color, color, color in beautifully made clothes.  Some, like an almost Pucci-like paisley print had a retro feel. … Continue reading

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CHARLOTTE RONSON: STYLISH, SEXY AND WEARABLE

INSPIRED BY THE OCEAN FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2013 One of my favorite pre-Fashion Week moments is spent opening that invitation from Charlotte Ronson.  She is one of the designers whose looks always make me smile.  There’s no doubt she designs for … Continue reading

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CHADWICK BELL: THE JOURNEY IS THE DESTINATION

SPRING/SUMMER 2013 IS A STYLIZED VOYAGE OF SELF-DISCOVERY When I think Southwest Style, I think cowboy hats, boots and, I don’t know, maybe chaps?  For Spring/Summer 2013, Chadwick Bell took his inspiration from the Southwest.  It was unexpected, to say … Continue reading

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CARLOS MIELE: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL JUNGLE OUT THERE

SHOWING HIS WILD SIDE AT MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK When I count the shows I never want to miss at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Carlos Miele is among the top five.  His looks are polished perfection, designed  and executed with great style, … Continue reading

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