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ZANG TOI ADDS ELEGANCE TO THE RUNWAY

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HIS CLASSIC COLLECTION GETS A STANDING-O AT MERCEDES-BENZ FALL 2011 FASHION WEEK Once again, the last show of the day was worth waiting for.  Zang Toi wowed the room, as his elegant and dramatic styles strode down the runway.  A … Continue reading

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YOANA BARASCHI BRINGS COLOR TO THE FALL PALLETTE

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THE DESIGNER MAKES READY-TO-WEAR FUN AT MERCEDES-BENZ FALL 2011 FASHION WEEK There’s something nice, if unusual, about seeing a show in the Fashion Week Tents that’s filled with clothes you could simply buy, and wear.  That’s what Yoana Baraschi does … Continue reading

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RUBIN CHAPELLE FALL 2011

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DRESSES AS ART, MADE FOR JUST ABOUT EVERY WOMAN If you Google Rubin Chapelle, you’ll see them described as either, a) the best dressmakers, ever, b) designers of near perfect jeans or, c) outstanding workers of leather.  The truth is, … Continue reading

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MARA HOFFMAN’S NOMADIC JOURNEY

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A FALL 2011 COLLECTION THAT’S EARTH MOTHER MEETS BEDOUIN PRINCESS Mara Hoffman is about to be a mother for the very first time, and it shows.  Not just in her big baby bump (she was seven and a half months … Continue reading

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TONI FRANCESC ADDS FIRE TO THE RUNWAY

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THE SPANISH DESIGNER DEBUTS “GARUDA” AT MERCEDES-BENZ FALL 2011 FASHION WEEK In the interest of full disclosure, I must begin this blog by saying this was my favorite runway show of the Fall season.  It was the very last show … Continue reading

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G-STAR RAW TAKES IT TO THE TENTS

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THE INNOVATIVE DENIM COMPANY SHOWS INSIDE THE TENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME DURING MERCEDES-BENZ FALL 2011 FASHION WEEK There are some companies that create a certain kind of excitement at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  Heatherette used to do it.  Diesel still … Continue reading

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NAUTICA FALL 2011 PRESENTATION

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A STYLISH ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY THE SEA It wasn’t so much a stage as the docks at a seaside resort at the Library of the Performing Arts, where Nautica presented its Fall 2011 collection.  Inspired by the Maritime Heritage of … Continue reading

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PERRY ELLIS FALL 2011

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JOHN CROCCO CREATES MENSWEAR THAT’S BOTH WARM AND ELEGANT Maybe it’s because I’m a girl, but there is always a small ho-hum about men’s collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  I’ve always had the slightly sexist feeling that, shirts, pants, ties, … Continue reading

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MAYBELLINE CREATES A FIT FOR EVERY FACE

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THE NEW “FIT-ME” LINE LAUNCHES AT MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK I admit it.  I once lived for expensive department store makeup.  Every six months or so, I would walk into Bergdorf’s, Barneys or Bendels, slide up to the makeup counter and … Continue reading

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