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Milan Fashion Week: For Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier Accessories Make It Personal

September 28th, 2009

Sarah Mower’s review of Bot­tega Veneta’s Spring 2010 run­way on quotes Tomas Maier, the label’s designer, as say­ing, “‘I think of it as a col­lab­o­ra­tion with women. The clothes are meant to be a back­drop, a blank can­vas, so the wearer can play with color and acces­sories to change the look and make it […]

London Fashion Week: Mary Katrantzou

September 23rd, 2009

Scene: Door bursts open and wind sweeps into the room. An out of breath woman enters with glasses on top of her head, car­ry­ing a stack of books and mag­a­zines while try­ing to bal­ance a cup of tea with­out spilling it. She drops every­thing, except the tea, on the sofa and col­lapses into an Aeron […]

The Spring 2010 Collections Win by a Neck

September 20th, 2009

To begin, there was no run­ning fash­ion nar­ra­tive, save for the far too evi­dent ban­gle, rein­vented in only a few clever forms and, heaven help us, seen on nearly every run­way. Despite this yawn­ing thread, the jew­elry con­cepts were designer-specific — each vary­ing per­spec­tive con­tributed to cre­at­ing a vir­tual how-to-dress-with-jewelry hand­book. 3.1 Philip Lim, Doo.Ri, […]

Kielbasa Anyone?

September 14th, 2009

Vic­to­ria Bartlett’s clothes were lovely but the neck­laces weren’t. Strange, asym­met­ri­cally ori­ented and artsy — if so. They didn’t cut it. The dress above was paired with an orna­ment that so closely resem­bled kiel­basa, a pop­u­lar Pol­ish sausage, that you’d be have to be care­ful not to leave it around the kitchen at din­ner time. […]

Fashion Week Spring 2010: The Banal Bangle and Other Chain Reactions

September 11th, 2009

I wait patiently. And then the flood gates of Fash­ion Week open, the images released on, and as always, there is a glim­mer of hope. It is the same feel­ing I get just before open­ing a small, neatly wrapped pack­age. The antic­i­pa­tion is the best part, only occa­sion­ally is the reveal even bet­ter. The […]

Like Notes On a Staff

August 26th, 2009

Stack­ing rings isn’t new, but wear­ing them as if they were musi­cal notes with a lyri­cal theme is. Cre­ate a vignette by tak­ing pieces you already own and mix­ing them up. Be bold…be brave, but also try to bal­ance color, pro­por­tion, and shape if you can. Remem­ber that some­times that what is in your dresser […]

Beige Much?

August 10th, 2009

Whether it is a true, pink-, or cinnamon-beige — we are star­ing down the bar­rel of the autumn sea­son when our out­er­wear deflects the weather, or the sardine-can close­ness of the sub­way. Neu­trals are great go-to hues in between sea­sons and for fash­ion fence-sitting moments. Fall, with its crisp air, Indian sum­mer sun­shine, and apple-picking […]

Great Balls O’Fire

July 16th, 2009

Loved the way Armani took those metal-intense spheres and paired them with tex­ture (the beaded jacket) and color (amethyst-colored crys­tal) for his cou­ture Fall 2009 run­way. New post on The Jew­elry Styl­ist. Next week: A new col­lec­tion from Van Cleef & Arpels… Have a won­der­ful weekend!

Blending In

July 16th, 2009

What hap­pens when the fash­ion for state­ment jew­els retires to place where all trends are laid to rest, ie, the back of our clos­ets? We will need a new one won’t we? This image from the Armani Prive run­way is the har­bin­ger of things to come: blend­ing color, and yet the sparkle shines through. Above, […]

Faux Real? Nah, But Chic Faux Sure…

July 7th, 2009

Who says an ele­vated look needs the gen­uine arti­cle? This is about extrav­a­gant exag­ger­a­tion and the need to undo the done-up.

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