September 18, 2016

Brandon Maxwell Spr 2017 RTW

Whenever I think about my next blog post, the possibilities are endless. Because so much is written about every move in the fashion world, I try to do something different. I wait for something inspiring to hit me and viola, I came across the up and coming spring collection of Brandon Maxwell. He is not just a new designer but Lady Gaga's stylist. That certainly doesn't hurt but it is clear that Brandon has some real talent. He has only been designing for one year.

My favorite look of the show
Photos courtesy of  Vogue
July 15, 2016

Alexa Chung


It was only a matter of time that Alexa Chung did her own line of clothing. Debuting next May 2017 will be Alexachung. With her staying power as an 'it girl' and loads of followers she stands to do very well. I personally love her style.

She often rocks short by day and middi by night.
She looked fantastic at her boyfriend, Alexander Skarsgard's premiere of his latest movie, The Legend of Tarzan earlier this month.
Here's is a glimpse of the two together. I think it's a good sign that he is carrying her purse.
June 26, 2016

Living Legend


Yesterday the fashion world lost the legendary New York Times street photographer Bill Cunningham. My Instagram feed was flooded with photos and tributes. Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele posted one of my favorite photographs. Wendy Goodman, Design Editor at New York Magazine, wrote, "The sadness and crater sense of loss has to be balanced by the blessing that Bill was part of our lives, our city and showed us what kindness, compassion and brilliance was all about." I love her words; we all can learn a little bit from Bill. 

June 24, 2016

Maria Grazia Chiuri Goes To Dior


Maria Grazia Chiuri, co-director of Valentino, is going to be the new designer at  Christian Dior. This will break up the feted design duo (Chiuri and Piccoioli) at Valentino which started in 2008 and brought the house billion-dollar status. So it is no surprise that Dior has tapped Chiuri but what is surprising is that she will become the first female director to lead the brand in it's 70 year history.
May 28, 2016

H&M announces their latest collaboration


H&M has tapped Carol Lim and Humberto Leoncreative directors for Kenzo, to do a capsule collection that will debut this coming November. Apparently Kenzo was chosen as H&M's latest collaborator because of its "vibrant and playful" vibe that captures the energy of global culture to create its unique, youthful spirit. 

I personally feel vibrant and playful wearing color so I can't wait for this collaboration. 

What about you?

September 16, 2015

Mansur Gavriel

As NY Fashion Week gets bigger and bigger each season, it is hard to pick an IT ready-to-wear collection.  But I think it is safe to say that Masur Gavriel is IT in handbags. They started in 2013 with a bucket and a tote that quickly SOLD OUT.  The bags achieved cult status quicker than any other brand in recent history. The minimalist design satisfied a craving in the market and continues to do so with their new designs. And I would like to mention--at a quarter of the price of European brands such as Celine and Saint Laurent.

This season the design duo (Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel) staged their first NYFW presentation with the debut of their shoe collection. The shoes come in four styles and five heel heights which is a smart and unique way to sell shoes. Something for everyone. The shoes were displayed alongside four new bag styles…the Moon Clutch, the Flat Clutch, the Volume clutch and the Circle bag.

Mansur Gavriel will soon find out whether their magic will translate to shoes.

August 20, 2015

Who Wears it Best?


I just posted on capes yesterday and look who is wearing one with the drama and confidence I am talking about. Amal certainly wears it best! Read a great story on her in Vanity Fair, Amal Clooney and the Lost Art of Dressing for the Occasion. 

Saint Laurent cape; Photo courtesy of