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WHAT GETS YOU MOVIN’: Bill Cunningham, Street Style, and Man Bags

29 Jun

Inspired by Bill Cunningham, I hit the streets to look at men and their manbags!

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14 Oct

Yesterday I posted my chat with Honor designer, Giovanna Randall.  Today I’m revisiting New York Fashion Week, with my chat with Perry Ellis designer and creative director, John Crocco.  He was really nice, chill, and I totally understood his vision for the collection, I think he had 36 looks or something crazy-high for a runway show.

The best part of the show was the beautiful models, and more importantly they took their shirts off for the finale; umm…yes please! =)

If you missed my pictures from the Perry Ellis show, you can check them out here.


14 Sep

I got a chance to check out 20 year, design culture staple, Daryl K’s 2012 Spring collection.  She up kept her casual silhouettes, detailed pants, and I enjoyed the water color prints.  I didn’t love the the show, particularly with the awkward set up, but my positives out way my negatives for the most part, seeing that my negatives are more about the show than the clothing.

I enjoyed the fact, with her rock sensibility, that Daryl K used drummers as her background instead of some random instrumental.  I think it would have helped though if the drummers had practiced; it got distractingly bad.  Regardless, it’s about the clothes, its a spring/summer collection, and the collection did make me want to go on vacation.  I would say some of the color choice and hat choices were kind of odd for me, for the season. I like black, but at times it came off harsh, and not in a good edgy way..

I left not overly impressed by the collection, but i wasn’t upset

What do you think?


13 Sep

I had the pleasure of attending the Fall 2011 Honor show last season, so I was happy to get the chance to check out the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  Although there were some suits that I would never wear, there was an overall beauty to the collection.  The detailing was what stood out to me, as well as what designer, Giovanna Randall, was able to do with lace.  The garments were so feminine, yet quite sexy.  And the back of the garments were to die for, particularly on her ultra feminine dresses. 

GIovanna Randall also presented the collection in a fresh way, when the girls came out, there was a blower to make the outfits move, and reveal little lace undies.  This is Honor’s 3rd show, and 1st show under the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week tents.  I look forward to more, or I can always stop by the new store in the meat packing district.


15 Feb

Lake & Stars

waahooo, i’m baaack!

Just in time for Fashion Week!  My first stop during Fashion Week was on Friday for The Lake & Stars presentation at Studio 59.  I wasn’t going to post these pics since they came out crappy on my point and shoot, but i decided f-it, it was a good presentation, and I had fun. The Lake and Stars is the only entirely lingerie show, being shown during Fashion Week and it seemed like everyone wanted to check out the action.  It didn’t hurt to have some pino before noon.

The Lake and Stars is supposed to be lingerie designed to stand alone or complement an outfit, the brand hopes to expand our idea of what are normally unmentionables.

For Fall 2011, The Lake & Stars seemed to put their own twist on 1940s and 1950s pin-up lingerie style, particularly with the full coverage bottoms.  The presentation was a nice mix of lightweight delicates, beading, netting, and velvet…although i could have gone without the velvet.  Another nice twist was they used a mixture of various sized models in the show; that was refreshing.

Maayan Zilberman & Nikki Dekker

The Lake & Stars designers, Nikki Dekker and Maayan Zilberman teamed up with artist, Francesca Dimattio who painted the shoes for the Fall 2011 presentation. I got a chance to speak to her, she was such a sweat heart; we spoke a bout her collaboration and how cool the stage flooring was.

I also ran into Project Runway winner, Gretchen Jones, about what she’s up to.  She’ll be showing her collection next season, and her website http://www.gretchenjonesnyc.com launches next week.

On my way out of The Lake & Stars, which felt kind of like a mini party in the middle of the day, I ran into Robert Verdi and ended up in a runway walk off for the Robert Verdi Show…i want to see the footage of that already!

Later that day I stopped by the Honor by Giovanna Randal, which had a few nice pieces.  I was amazed how they were able to transform Highline Ballroom.

See more looks from the The Lakes & Stars show below:

Francesca Dimattio

Gretchen Jones

Robert Verdi