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J.W. Anderson


The future looks bright for J.W. Anderson. His innovative, eccentric and covetable designs have been on my wish list for quite some time now. Even though he may still be up and coming, he has come a long way. From working as a merchandiser at Prada, to starting his own menswear label and lately womens, Anderson has even impressed fashion editrix Anna Wintour. His resort 2013 collection is one of his best yet. With his unusual, new shapes and interesting choice of fabric, Andersons designs are far from the norm, but that’s what I love about him. He always gets me so excited to see what he will do next. Plus he’s Irish, just like me. Always a bonus!

J.W. Anderson Fall 2012

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The Met Ball 2012


The annual Met Ball made its way to town last night in NYC to celebrate the opening of Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition. With the countless number of tulle, beaded and Prada gowns, here are my top 10 looks from the glamorous night:

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Lana Del Rey in Altuzarra and Joesph Altuzarra

Anna Wintour in Prada

Rihanna in Tom Ford

January Jones in Versace

Joan Smalls in Balmain with Olivier Rousteing

Kate Bosworth in Prada

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe

Tom Ford and Chanel Iman in a dress by the designer

Bruno Mars in Prada

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Filed under: Anna Wintour, Balmain, Bruno Mars, Carey Mulligan, Chanel Iman, Elsa Schiaparelli, Fashion, Gavin Norton, January Jones, Joan Smalls, Joesph Altuzarra, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Bosworth, Lana Del Rey, Olivier Rousteing, Prada, Rachel Zoe, Rihanna, Sciapraelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations, Style, The Met Ball, Tom Ford, Versace

The Place To Be


Seems like Tokyo is rising up the fashion thermometer for hot new cities to show a collection. It’s SO HOT, that Mrs. Prada has now started to show her covetable collections in the Japanese capital. So why is an established brand like Prada spending even more money on another fashion show every season? I can only think of one reason….boosting  sales! I say a fourth fashion week should be added to the overflowing events on fashionistas calenders and get those sales higher and higher for designers. A recession free fashion industry could be on the horizon. Anna Wintour; take note!

Prada Spring/Summer 2012

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CFDA Awards 2011


The time for the annual CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awards has come. The sun beaming down the red (or shall i say purple) carpet made this event look much more glamourous. Here are the nominies and winners of the evening.

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

Winner: Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

Winner: Michael Bastian

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

Winner: Alexander Wang

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

Winner: Prabal Gurung

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

Winner: Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

Winner: Eddie Borgo

NTERNATIONAL AWARD
Phoebe Philo for Celine

MEDIA AWARD, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Hilary Alexander

FOUNDERS AWARD, given in honor of Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA’s founder
Hal Rubenstein

FASHION ICON AWARD
Lady Gaga

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Marc Jacobs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Arthur Elgort

And now some photos!

Steven Kolb and DVF (president of CFDA)

Anna Wintour and fashion designer Haider Ackermann

Grace Coddington

Michael Kors, Miranda Kerr and Ashley Greene

Phoebe Philo and Kanye West

Zac Posen and Sessilee Lopez

Lady Gaga

Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola

Linda Fargo

Daphne Guinness and Olivier Theyskens

Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Michelle Harper

Alexander Wang and Iris Apfel

Robert Geller, Eddie Borgo and Prabal Gurung

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Filed under: Alexander Wang, Anna Wintour, Ashley Greene, CFDA, CFDA awards, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Daphne Guinness, Diane von Furstenberg, Eddie Borgo, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Grace Coddington, Iris Apfel, Jack McCollough, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Lazar Hernandez, Linda Fargo, Marc Jacobs, Michael Bastian, Michael Kors, Michelle Harper, Miranda Kerr, Olivier Theyskens, Patrick Ervell, Phoebe Philo, Prabal Gurung, Proenza Schouler, Robert Geller, Simon Spurr, Steven Kolb, Swarovski, Zac Posen

Anna Has Spoken…


….About marriage equality.

PS. Love her Prada dress!

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The Met Ball


Last Night the fashion crowd glitzed and glamoured themselves for one of the most important events in the fashion calender, The Met Ball. With a preview of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition and a performance from Florence and the Machine, it seems like the night added up to its expectations. Here are some of the photos.

Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

Stella McCartney in her own design with Alasdhair Willis

Sarah Burton in Alexander McQueen

Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture with her Daughter Bee Shaffer in Balenciaga

Tom Brady with Gisele Bündchen in Alexander McQueen

Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Anna Dello Russo in Alexander McQueen

Blake Lively in Chanel Haute Couture with Karl Lagerfeld in Tom Ford

Christina Ricci in Zac Posen

Florence Welch in Yves Saint Laurent with Stefano Pilati

My best dressed award has to go to Vogue’s west coast editor Hamish Bowels, who arrived in Alexander McQueen’s signature tartan print. It even matched the invitation!

Hamish Bowels in Alexander McQueen

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The Met Ball 2011


Tomorrow (May 2nd) is one of fashions most important events. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute Gala or Met Ball for short, is being held in New York. The ball always opens the fashion exhibition that runs for two months. This year it is Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. It will be hosted by Anna Wintour, Colin Firth and Salma Hayek. It is the tradition that each designer who attends, tags along their current muse in a creation by the designer. This makes it even more exciting to see what fashion’s elite will wear. There is no time for mistakes, and as always I will be giving my best dressed.

Anna Wintour at The Met Ball in Chanel Couture

Tomorrow evening before the Met Ball, a very brave Daphne Guinness has agreed to get ready in the windows of Barneys. It has been confirmed that Ms. Guinness will be wearing a feathery Alexander McQueen. I hope she does not disapoint as she will be honoring a true friend. She told the New York Times “I am not doing a burlesque — no way. I’m going to be getting dressed behind something. I’m not Dita Von Teese, nor shall I be.” Guinness, who is known for her elaborate outfits, is starting a six week long exhibition with Barneys New York titled ‘Fashion As Art’. It includes a documentary, performances and installations of her esteemed collection of clothes.

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Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen

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Prabal Gurung


New designer alert ! Prabal Gurung hit the fame streets after celebrities like Blake Lively, Demi Moore and First Lady Michelle Obama started wearing his clothes. The Nepalese designer is based in New York and showed his first collection during New York Fashion Week in February 2009. Quite brave for a designer to start a high end label at the start of a recession, but so far he is proving that it can be done and is wowing the fashion industry with his astounding collections. Even Vogue’s Anna Wintour felt a need to run an article about him. This brand is going to grow rapidly before our eyes.

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Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2011

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty


Autumn/Winter 2010

On May 4th, something magical and inspiring is coming to the Metropolitan Museum. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, is an exhibition celebrating McQueen’s contribution to fashion. Featuring 100 ensembles and 70 accessories from the brilliantly disturbing designer ‘s 19 year career. From his Central St. Martins collection bought by the late Isabella Blow, to his final presentation held 2 weeks after his death.

Spring/Summer 2001

Autumn/Winter 2010

The exhibition’s opening night will be held at the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute Gala on May 2nd, with honorary chairs Francois-Henri Pinault and Salma Hayek and Co-Chairs Colin Firth, Stella McCartney and Anna Wintour. “His mind was extraordinary. His influence was everywhere. He inspired designers to become daring. Runway was not about a nice Beige suit, it was about expressing yourself and exploring the imagination” said Ms. Wintour about the tremendous, talented designer.

Spring/Summer 2006

Autumn/Winter 2009

“He was not afraid to push the boundaries” said Alexandra Shulman, Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue. “He was a huge force in digital technology. He always wanted to investigate the new and did not want to play around with the old and excepted.”

Spring/Summer 2007

Spring/Summer 2010

I would suggest booking a flight to New York, if you are not there already, and experience this imaginative exhibition of a man with a mind extremely talented. I can kindly agree you will not go home dissapointed. However, if you can not make it, then why not buy the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty book out now. With interviews from Sarah Burton who was appointed Creative Director at Alexander McQueen after his death and Photos of the exhibition from Sølve Sundsbø. It’s time to celebrate a true legend.

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Filed under: Alexander McQueen, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Alexandra Shulman, Anna Wintour, Autumn/Winter 2009, Autumn/Winter 2010, British Vogue, Central St. Martins, Colin Firth, Fashion, Francois-Henri Pinault, Gavin Norton, Isabella Blow, Metropolitan Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute Gala, Salma Hayek, Sarah Burton, Sølve Sundsbø, Spring/Summer 2001, Spring/Summer 2006, Spring/Summer 2007, Spring/Summer 2010, Stella Mc Cartney

Grace Hits 70


When you lay your eyes upon the editors letter in the April issue of American Vogue, you will soon discover that not only is it the 10th anniversary ‘shape issue’, but  it is also the month Creative Director Grace Coddington turns 70. Grace, who turns 70 on April 14th, has been with Vogue for over 40 years creating insprirng photo shoots, taking readers into a world of fun and make believe.

Grace Coddington

After being in a car accident at the age of 26, she first joined British Vogue under the Editor-in-Chief Beatrix Miller. She then moved to New York 19 years later to work for Calvin Klein. When Anna Wintour grabbed her powerful position at American Vogue, Grace called up and asked for a job. She worked behind the scenes for many many years. When The September Issue (movie about American Vogue) hit screens, her amazing creativity was revealed.

So Ms. Coddignton, we thank you for your amazing photo shoots and fabulous self. Happy Birthday.

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