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The Right Fashion Week Flame!

The fashion week torch which burned brightly in New York last week, has since been given to London allowing us to continue our droll fest and make our wish lists for Fall 2010 fashionable pieces even longer.

What did we take away from the city that sets the pace for the other fashion capitals around the world?

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Velvet Dreams: It will come in pants, leggings, jackets and dresses. Pairing your velvet piece with the right jacket and shoes prevents you from standing out in the wrong way.

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Shine Sir Lot: Putting the shine in the clothes gives us a different version of bling that we can love and afford.

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Living A Longer Life: Maxi Dresses are back. But for the colder days, adding a sweater, jacket and boots makes them Fall friendly.

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One Sided Focus: Try to keep on your good side will make you happier and sexier.

A new trend of watching fashion is “live Streaming.”  This allows designers, especially emerging ones to show their creations to the greatest audience out there, you! The hottest one was William Rast.

Take it away London!

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Fashion Week Statement Makers.

New York Fashion Week will be over soon, and we survived this first lap of the Fall 2010 collections even with all the snow and freezing tempertures.  From what I’ve seen, we’ve layer it up  pretty well and in our own unique way.  This is something that we do well with the right coat and boots, but what about accessories?  In this case ,bigger is better because you should have to stand out with what you wear around your necks along with the overcoats and hats.

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All of the pieces featured on this page plus many more “statement makers” are available  on CoutureCandy.com

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Patty Cake!

Whenever you see a Christian Dior or John Galliano fashion show, the makeup gets as much attention as the clothes within the show. You can’t help but wonder, how long it took to get that makeup on and who is the mastermind or maybe the loony behind it?

Pat McGarth, a former textiles student from London, managed to make a career out of all her passions,art, makeup, and fashion without attending one makeup school for formal training.  When you love what you do, you don’t mind putting in the time, and Pat should be the poster child for this.

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Her usual clients at least twice a year are Viktor & Rolf, Hussein Chalayan, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Armani.  With clients who’s interests varies each year, with each season, it takes a truly talented makeup artist to see the designers’ vision and help tell their stories. No surprise beauty brands like Giorgio Armani, Max Factor, and Cover Girl trust her to develope their cosmetics.

Just like her designer clients, McGarth is always searching for inspiration, and since she is always traveling, everything goes with her, six bags filled with books,photographs, tomes of various subjects. Another six industrial duffel bags are usually loaded with make-up. It’s only right that Pat McGarth, who is the one of the most important woman in fashion, get to travel this way.

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It's So Hard To Say Goodbye.

Fall is creeping behind summer, and pretty soon we’ll have to start wearing more clothes besides the summer dresses and strappy sandals we  love so much.

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For Fall, some designers are making the transition process a bit easier ,by keeping the details used for the spring/summer pieces and incorporating them into the must-haves for next season.

Studs, Fringe, Braided Leather and Suede, are some of the details that will be here for the cold months ahead.  See what some designers came up with to make us happy ladies for Fall/Winter!

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The Pieces Get Better.

milan accessories 3The further East I go, the more shoes I love.  London’s Fall’09 collections failed to please me, but Milan’s accessories, made up for that. Extremely high heels and platforms ruled the catwalks in Milan.  

marni accessoriesAdd outrageous amounts of bangles, oversize sunglasses and statement handbags to hold all of the above, you get a woman who is not to be reckoned with.

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Look Down More Often.

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It seems as though each designer wanted to make more of a statement using the shoes in their collection than the clothes this coming spring.  

Giambattista Valli gave us a new form of platform and sexy pumps rolled up into one, that had to be over 5 inches high.  ”Pile it on,” was what the heels for Louis Vuitton would say, if they can speak.  Dolce & Gabbana created training heels for us this Spring and Prada and Marni wanted us to wear socks or tights with their creations.  With the economy being the way it is right now, designers couldn’t hold back, they had to give us more than the clothes to chose from.  

spring-shoes-2We get more wear out of our shoes, than clothes anyway, so when you buy one of the unique pair of shoes from your favorite designer this spring, know this, you’ll be walking in a pair of art pieces.

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No Holds Bar at Dior!

christian-diorRecession is the word of the season.  John Galliano took advantage of the brand he designs for and used Christian Dior’s New Look for the base of his collection.

diordior2Keep in mind we are talking about Galliano, the king of fantasy and exaggeration.  So let’s put some ruffles and bouncing hemlines with cross-laced corseted backs and cartridge-paper scrolls standing out on hips.  Ohh that’s not all.  Delftware embroideries peeking from the underskirts with soft blues and elaborate lace and tulip prints, what do you get?

dior3Christian Dior customers, drooling, dreaming, spending, wearing.

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Paris '09 Par Deux

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