Archive | September, 2010

Supermodel retrospective: Chanel Iman

30 Sep

I still think her name is weird but well she’s right beside Tyra Banks in my supermodel hall of fame.

This is a retrospective of an editorial shoot she did for the September issue of Allure Magazine. Photography was by Thomas Schenk.

Pics via beautyisdiverse.com

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Paris Fashion Week: Futuristic fashion at Gareth Pugh

30 Sep

Think fashion aboard this super stylish spacecraft or what the fashion forward ladies will be wearing in 3012 and you have the picture of this collection. True to his cyber space, sci-fi style, Gareth Pugh’s collection was chock full of space gear. Fashion forward, über chic space gear.

The absolutely genius twist was his ditching the catwalk and showing the collection in an i-max style movie.

You can check it out on the link http://showstudio.com/collection/gareth_pugh_paris_womenswear_s_s_11

The collection is another blissful reminder that fashion does not have to make sense, at least not in this century. We don’t have to be able to wear everything the creative mind of a designer crafts, after all, fashion is art. Take a peek at some of the pieces in the gorgeous collection.

Pics courtesy style.com

Paris Fashion Week: Viva Balmain the rocker chic pro

30 Sep

What better collection to kick off my Paris Fashion Week fantasy with if not Balmain? It goes without saying that I am a massive fan of this signature rocker chic label. And Christopher Decarnin delivered an excellent collection, taking inspiration from the American flag, with classic Balmain sequined jackets, leather pants and ripped, grungy t-shirts.

I especially love the infusion of red, and the American flag is pretty cool for inspiration. Difficult to pick faves, the entire collection was super but hey, for what it’s worth… 

Pics courtesy style.com

Designer to watch in Paris Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann

29 Sep

Haider Ackermann is definitely a designer to watch this week. He gives an amazing spin to tailored leather jackets, and is right next to Balmain in my ‘must have jackets’ list.  The fit and cinched waist detail celebrates the feminine silhouette  to absolute glam proportions.

Given how besotted i am with jackets, fit and structure, this is pure bliss. I wait with bated breath for what he has to offer this Spring. Here’s a retrospective of some adorable pieces from his Fall 2010 collection.

Pics from style.com



Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte

29 Sep

I love Nicholas Kirkwood for his futuristic take on shoes. Now this is what i call Shoe Art


Top of my wish list: Canon EOS 7D digital SLR

29 Sep

With my new obsession with photography, this baby here will make a great best friend.

Check out the unbelievable review at digitalreview.ca

It’s a wrap Milan, but just one last look

29 Sep

Milan Fashion Week has swirled to an end with great great fashion to remember, and check out in stores and on the fashion scene. Right about now, all roads, train tracks and air spaces lead to Paris for another week of gorgeous fashion. Can’t wait to see what Paris Fashion Week has waiting. To say goodbye to Milan, i took a look again at some of my favourite pieces from the collections I didn’t blog about.

There was a purity about all that white lace at Dolce & Gabbana, inspired by a bride’s hope chest when she’s packing off to her new life.

Dolce & Gabbana was inspired by a bride's trosseau

It was animal motif in all shapes, colours, styles and textures at Blumarine. Makes you look at animal print in a whole new way.

Blumarine worked some wonders with animal print

It was eclectic, candy coloured pieces and smiling models at Moschino cheap and chic. Someone had to get the fash pack to relax i guess. I like that it was fun, a  true reflection of the season. Touched on the bright colours trend too.

Like the retro silhouette of this dress

Tribal Tribal Tribal at Missoni.  Couple with LAMB at NYFW and we just might have a micro trend here.

Pics courtesy style.com