Tagged: Fashion

Clipped At Birth: SANDRA BACKLUND

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Her pieces show the hard work and time that went into making each one of them. Once upon a time you would had to order Sandra Backlund’s custom made designs to fit your body, now with Maglificio Miles, an Italian knitwear company who Ms. Backlund has collaborated with, Sandra Backlund garments can be worn by some of the fashionable ones who cannot or just doesn’t want to spend a lot.

I dare say that Backlund creations will keep us interested for years to come, because of  her innovative three-dimensional garments that shows us her own signature signature silhouettes that you either love or hate, nothing in between.


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Darcel Where You At?

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Came across these series of images from artist Craig Redman. His cartoon character Darcel of Darcel Disappoints made an appearance at the newly opened Louis Vuitton London Maison, and gave us his personal commentary.  Actions speak louder than words with D.D.

See Darcel’s entire day at Louis Vuitton

Photos VIA (NOWNESS)

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Kim’s World

kim-world Kimie Kim, is finally here.  Good friend and fellow creative mind, Kimberly Russell, has been showing only her fellow New Yorkers her talent with the different looks that she models everyday.  Her friends have been lucky enough to get some of Kim’s styling wisdom throughout the years.  Now, she has finally decided to share with everyone her love and passion for making us look wonderful no matter what size you are or the budget you’re working with.  Check out her suggestions, projects, and fashion adventures every week.

Kim’s World: Enter

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A YSL For You And You.

Here is the first look at a Stefano Pilati’s tote for the sixth YSL Manifesto.

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Two thousand of these totes will be handed out—free of charge—in New York next Tuesday, February 16th.  Similar drops will follow in Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Berlin. Photos of Natalia Vodianova in the Spring 2010 collection by the photography duo, Inez and Vinoodh are in the Manifesto, giving you a little something extra with the totes.  Look out for these must-haves on the fashionable corners.

Good Luck!.

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Take A Little Off The Top.

Viktor and Rolf took this recession cutting back thing literally.

Only the brave and fashion forward can pull off any of the looks from Viktor & Rolf  Spring’10 collection.  Doing “The Simple Thing” is not what Viktor & Rolf are known for, season after season they give us something besides safe.

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www.theromeoreport.com

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Grammy Jewelry

The Grammy Awards gives us our best musical artists that outshine the others.  With such creative and talented minds ruling the hottest musical night of the year, there is no way that they plan on not making a statement with their clothes, accessories and jewelry.

Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce they all get to wear some of the best and unique pieces of jewels from around the world for the Grammy’s and most times they’re borrowed.  I’ve found some great pieces from Raffaelloties.com /Raffaello Network that will live up to the jewelry we always love to see on the Grammy Awards, but with price tags that would not have you singing “No, No, No.”

Pianegonda Jewelry - GOLD CHARM - Sterling Silver Ring with 18 Ct Yellow Gold Circles Pianegonda Jewelry - ATMOSPHERE - 18 Ct Yellow Gold Rings - Quartz and Diamonds
Pianegonda Jewelry - COSMIC DROPS - Sterling Silver Earrings with Quartzes Italian Finest Necklaces GABRIELLA RIVALTA Hand Painted Necklace with Glaze Fire

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I Don’t Think So: Taking New Year’s To A New Level

Valentino has dresses fashion royalty for decades.  I’ve never taught the brand would create something that would have me raising an eyebrow until I saw this…

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The bag got noticed on this season of the Gossip Girl for all the wrong reasons. It looks as though it was a accessory class project that went wrong.  Ohh and the price $4,495, adding insult to injury. Sometimes, too much of a good thing, is just too much. On the flip side, if you’re indecisive about what to wear for New Year’s, this bag is four outfits in one. Sequins, studs, ruffles and a bow. Just show up in your underwear and the bag.

I Don’t Think So: I’ll Pass on The Hip Action

I Don’t Think So…..Well Maybe for the Environment.

I Don’t Think So: Antonio Berardi Heels

Here are some better looking options that wouldn’t break the bank and still keep you looking chic.

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Thank you Liya.

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I can honestly say, its been over a year since I opened a fashion magazine I got excited about a story that was created with the clothes. the model(s) and photographer. I actually didn’t renew my subscriptions and stopped buying my British magazines every month. For awhile I wondered, would the giddy feeling be back???

All praise Liya, Liya, Liya Kebede.
Couture, tulle, ruffles, silk and rollerblades. Not what you’ll expected to be worn together. but the gorgeous Liya Kebede and the photographer with the magic touch Alexei Hay, made it work. This fashion spread was created for January’s Elle Italia. Maybe the Italians can get me inspired again, gotta love them. Step it up American Vogue.

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No New York, Yea London.

new york spring10NYC is where the trends start, we’re suppose to give London, Milan and Paris reasons to get nervous and revamp their fashion collections because This City sets the bar high. I know we’re feeling the recession in NYC, but isn’t that a reason to step up and create pieces that will make us WANT to buy a dress that $500?

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Somehow New York based designers got lazy and gave us safe pieces that really didn’t have any “double take” factor to them.  Bright colors could barely be found and designers were being selfish with prints and daring silhouettes.  The bar was put down, giving London the responsibility of pushing it back up.

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It started with Duro Olowu and Erdem who hits you with prints and bright colors with makes you wish that you could buy their pieces now. My fashion high started and seeing Burberry Prorsum’s collection just made it tough to stop looking.  Draping a trench, “what the…”, my fashion brethren, you know what that is?!  New York was quickly forgotten and London’s designers showed us that their sleepy city should not be taken for granted.

Before the end of this week, we’ll see if Milan will keep this spring fix going and if Paris will finalize the trends we should look forward to.

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Wizard of Oz…

With all the designer shoes for Fall being so unique and interesting, they’re more than just heels to walk in, lead roles are what they are, taking the attention away from the clothes.  So it was only right to cast them in of my favorite films.

Move over Fame,  The Wizard of Oz is back with the four  characters we love, and they each have their own signature looks. There is a little twist this time around though,  after seeking help from the wizard, each cast member gets a little more daring, a wilder side and new looks will be needed.

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