New York Fashion Week begins Friday, in the meantime.... Marie Antoinette.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
If you have been avoiding learning about "the many fascinations of the dressmaker's art", Bitter Betty was kind enough to ease you into the learning process with her vintage learn-to-Sew comics. Pleats, tucks, piping.... it's good stuff. The best part is the reminder to "make pleats and all construction details before the garment is seamed [stitched]"..... ya think????
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
These prints by Russel Young sold for £28,000. Described by the artist as "ultimate picture, the perfect storm, a perfect combination of fame and shame". The original mug shots are of convicted murderer Myra Hindley & her accomplice Ian Brady over which Kate & Pete's faces are superimposed.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Jean Paul Gaultier
Never boring made beautiful jazz age mermaid inspired pieces and models with slightly ugly hair. The detailing is superb and the pieces were truly beautiful. His shows always seem to have such a great energy. Oh, and the cone bra is back.
Valentino did his thing. It was his final good bye show and ended with this red finale. The dresses were his usual red carpet fair and the make up was a bit rough looking but my favorite item.... definitely this hat. I want one!
(pics: yahoo, style.it, getty)
Everybody loves whales and if you consider yourself petite, a non-hipster and a Heroes fan you'll be glad to hear Hayden Panettiere is selling her used clothing to benefit the "Save the Whales Campaign". How nice of her.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I have nothing more to say except that if I could buy haute couture, I would buy nothing but Givenchy. No frilly, showy costumes, no ball gowns, no ice buckets - this is new school haute couture and it rocks!
(pics: reuters, style, getty)
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Maison Martin Margiel's "Artisanal Collection" ..... always amazing. Now that's the perfect way to wear a fox stole and would be a great idea for these 2 to adopt. He definitely takes Haute Couture in a new direction. The days of ladies who lunch ordering ball gowns are getting very tiresome and for haute couture to survive it needs to evolve and designers like MMM should continue to produce clothing as art like this. imo.
Anne Valérie Hash, beautiful, perfect origami dresses.
Christian Dior by Galliano inspired by Gustav Klimt, Barbarella, Sea Creatures, Sci-fi etc.... well, the shoes were fierce. The rest appears to be a joke but Hillary Alexander likes it as does Suzy Menkes so it must be nice. The hat reminds me so much of my cocktail waitressing days that I can almost believe that someone just took the champaign out of an ice bucket and put the thing on her head but it is Natasha Poly so she is totally working it.
(pics: YahooNews, Catwalking, Style)