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Lenny's Runway Inspired Swimwear Is Perfect For Those Mid-Winter Island Getaways

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Maybe you’re trying to catch the last few weekends of warmth or are already planning your island getaway—either way you’ll want to look chic at the beach.... Read More

Chalayan RTW Spring 2014: Proving There Isn't Always Function In Fashion

Sep 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Are you heading to the beach next spring? Yes? Then about half of the Chalayan Spring 2014 collection shown at Paris Fashion Week today will pertain to you. But if you don’t live in a place where the sun remotely hits (or you don’t plan to take a vacation) then this line may be of little interest.... Read More

Dior RTW Spring 2014: Fresh Florals, Contemporary Cutouts and Feminine Figures

Sep 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Rich colors and patterns were all over the runway today at Dior’s Spring 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week, and despite the intense mismatching the collection was akin to a breath of fresh air. Black and white was paired well with bright hues and left each piece looking new and modern.... Read More

Lanvin RTW Spring 2014: Sparkle and Shine Make For One Intense Collection

Sep 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It's possible that I’ll get some backlash from the fashion community, but I’m going to say it anyway. I was not a fan of the Lanvin collection. His Spring 2014 show yesterday during Paris Fashion week was just too much. I could count the number of pieces that weren’t shiny, shimmering, or glittering from top to bottom, on one hand.... Read More

Paco Rabanne RTW Spring 2014: Futuristic Style That's Actually Wearable

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The first collection from Paco Rabanne’s new Creative Director Julien Dossena premiered today during Paris Fashion Week. Maybe it’s the thigh baring skirts or low slung belts, but there’s no way to look more fashion-forward than to look to the future for inspiration—literally.... Read More

Ann Demeulemeester RTW Spring 2014: Who Knew Dark Colors and Floral Brocade Could Look So Awesome?

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Clearly, Ann Demeulemeester loves anything that screams rock-n-roll. Her dark and moody collections are iconic of her name and today's Spring 2014 show during Paris Fashion Week was no different.... Read More

Pascal Millet RTW Spring 2014: Who Doesn't Love Effortless Parisian Style?

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You know how Parisian woman have that effortless look of elegance? That I-just-woke-up-looking-this-great style? American women don’t have it (though we would give anything for it), but we try, usually but not always, in vain, to emulate it.... Read More

Would You Carry a Wooden Purse? Tesler + Mendelovitch Think You Might

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The impeccable craftsmanship of Tesler + Mendelovitch’s handcrafted wood clutches is enough to make one wonder if the exquisite objects d’ arte are made to wear or to display on a pedestal.... Read More

Roberto Cavalli RTW Spring 2014: We Love His 1920’s Styles and Piles of Patterns

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

True to the iconic more is more touch of Roberto Cavalli, this week’s Spring 2014 collection at Milan Fashion Week was a mix of lace, fringe, metallics and subtle patterning in a '20s Great Gatsby-esque mash-up; probably one of the most beautiful collections I’ve seen from the Italian designer.... Read More

Moschino RTW Spring 2014: Forget the Collection—It's All About the Show!!!

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The fashion at Moschino during Milan fashion week may not have been the greatest, but wow—it was quite the show. And opening with lip-syncing and dancing models who spin around on the runway is definitely one way to get noticed.... Read More

Emmy Winners and Nominees Impress with Shades of White on the Red Carpet

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

While the Emmys had it’s up and downs (really—no wins for Game of Thrones?), what never fails to please is the well-dressed stars walking the red carpet into the Nokia Theater.... Read More

Carolinna Espinosa Shows Tough Love With Motorcycle Inspired Boots

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

Because one platform is good, but two is better, Carolinna Espinosa created the Elliot—a super-high, double-platform, colorblock boot with a 5 inch heel and motorcycle inspired straps and buckles.... Read More

Versace RTW Spring 2014: Do We Love It Or Hate It?

Sep 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Versace’s Spring 2014 runway show during Milan Fashion Week today was an emotional roller-coaster. Falling in and out of love with the collection as each piece came down the runway was enough to leave us in a frenzy over which looks we we’re digging and which made us cringe.... Read More

Luisa Beccaria RTW Spring 2014: Classic Italian Romance

Sep 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s refreshing to see a truly beautiful collection during the chaos that is Fashion Week. With all the peacocking that goes on between designers, editors and even attendees it seems like everyone is always trying to outdo one another.... Read More

Prada RTW Spring 2014: What Just Happened?

Sep 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

I think I know fashion pretty well. I can keep an open mind about artistic shows, conceptual pieces and the avant-garde, but Prada’s show during Milan Fashion Week left me completely baffled. There was great use of color and layers that will most likely be replicated on the streets of New York during the chilly early spring months, but can someone please explain the bra pieces worn over the clothes?... Read More

Fendi RTW Spring 2014: Ombré, Circut Boards and—Star Wars?

Sep 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Does it feel like we’re stalking Cara Delevingne yet? Probably, as we’ve been watching her walk runways in New York, London and now at Milan Fashion Week, but as the face of Fendi we knew she would open their Spring 2014 show.... Read More

Tom Ford RTW Spring 2014: How His Collection Won Us Over

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  1 Comment

I told myself not to write about Tom Ford’s runway show. He doesn’t need more coverage does he? We already know he’s great. But after seeing his new Spring collection during London Fashion Week, what started as an internal struggle became a full-fledged war.... Read More

L'Wren Scott RTW Spring 2014: Japanese Kimonos Inspire Modern Pieces

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

In a mostly wearable, but totally funky collection shown during London Fashion Week, L’Wren Scott clashed modern designs with with details from the Far East. Feminine frocks with a traditional Japanese twist worked in some extraordinary, and surprisingly functional ways.... Read More

Burberry Prorsum RTW Spring 2014: A Candy-Colored Dream Collection

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Classic, clean and lady-like separates and outerwear were the main focus at Burberry Prorsum yesterday during London Fashion Week. The British fashion house is known for its outerwear, including jackets, coats and trenches, but in a pull away from the slim tailoring and hardware we’ve been seeing from the designer in the last few seasons, this collection shifts into lighter, delicate silhouettes.... Read More

Christopher Kane RTW Spring 2014: Mixing Science and Fashion Make An Educational Combination

Sep 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Over the weekend Christopher Kane premiered his flower inspired Spring 2014 collection during London Fashion Week. Putting a scientific twist on one of the most common spring trends, his designs were nothing if not innovative, creating a whole new way to wear floral. Dresses and sweatshirts were emblazoned with the word FLOWER, while several pieces were imprinted with full botany diagrams.... Read More

The 7 Biggest Trends From New York Fashion Week

Sep 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Now that New York Fashion Week is officially over, let’s take a quick look back at the hottest trends we saw for the spring—before London Fashion Week gets into full swing.... Read More

Emerson RTW Spring 2014: Too Many Trends?

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For young designers New York Fashion Week is a huge deal, a moment to prove their worth. Will the collection be a smash hit that catapults them into superstardom or a fledgling blend of materials that they struggled to morph into existence?... Read More

Anna Sui RTW Spring 2014: A Hippie/Flapper Combo That's Working For Us

Sep 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Anna Sui’s eclectic designs may not be for everyone. There are some designers that are universal and some that cater to a very specific audience, Anna Sui is the latter.... Read More

Proenza Schouler RTW Spring 2014: Ahead Of The Game?

Sep 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Since Proenza Shouler has basically been ahead of the game this whole time (take a look back at their RTW Fall 2012 collection for the current black and white trend) it makes sense that they want to shake things up a bit. The collection shown today during New York Fashion Week showcased pieces almost entirely in metallic, black, nude and tan—a very different color palette than we’re used to seeing from the two designers.... Read More

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2014: This Collection Stumbles During Fashion Week—Literally

Sep 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Every now and then you see a collection you think you’ll love—the first few pieces come out, it’s great, a few more, it’s bright and youthful, a few more—and it looks like someone raided your grandmothers closet. The Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2014 collection that premiered this morning at New York Fashion Week, was that show.... Read More

Marc by Marc Jacobs RTW Spring 2014: Sparkle and Shine In The Coming Seasons

Sep 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

I feel as if I should preface this by expressing my undying love for Marc Jacobs. In my eyes he can do no wrong. When I first became conscious of fashion he was THE man. His Marc by Marc Jacobs collection was everything I wanted in a wardrobe and more.... Read More

Naeem Khan RTW Spring 2014: A Dose of Color For Bridal and Evening

Sep 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It should be obvious by now that this coming spring is going to be a wash of black and white with designer after designer showcasing monochromatic collections during New York Fashion Week. And while each label has its own artistic interpretation of how the new trend should play out in the coming seasons, none have mixed the two contrasting hues with any real color.... Read More

Yigal Azrouël RTW Spring 2014: Androgynous Minimalism Meets Asymmetrical Angles

Sep 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Cold minimalism was a favorite feature during Yigal Azrouël’s Spring 2014 show this weekend at New York Fashion Week. Models were sent out wearing a very industrial urban style and a New York attitude that rocked the runway. A muted color palette of spring favorites, black and white, felt new and chic with slouchy fabrics, harsh angles and feminine silhouettes.... Read More

Tote Around Henri Bendel's Unique Emerald Leather Handbag

Sep 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Going into the fall and winter months means our outfits will be darker, colors will be bolder and there will be a lot more metal. Henri Bendel is covering all these bases with their No. 7 Quilt Zip Tote, part of first collection from Henri Bendel’s new Creative Director Pina Ferlisi, the bag is perfect blend of trends for the coming seasons.... Read More

Mara Hoffman RTW Spring 2014: Bringing Colors and Bold Patterns Back to Fashion Week

Sep 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There has to be a breaking point for all this black we’re seeing. Did Anna Wintour send out a quick tweet letting every designer know black was going to be the color of the season? If so, I don’t think Mara Hoffman got the message. Her Spring 2014 collection is so saturated with every color of the rainbow that it makes every other runway show seem cold and unfeeling in comparison.... Read More

ThreeASFOUR RTW Spring 2014: Museum-Worthy Conceptual Design

Sep 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You think you’ve seen everything during fashion week? There's been so much black and white you’re likely sick of it already, right? Then you probably haven’t seen threeASFOUR’s Spring 2014 collection, because nothing beats laser-cut, 3D dresses.... Read More

Jill Stuart RTW Spring 2014: Feminine Form Meets Rock-N-Roll Attitude

Sep 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

A very ambitious collection, Jill Stuart stayed true to her feminine roots while breaking out of what seems to be her safe zone and moving into something much more daring. While some shapes were similar to her Fall 2013 pieces, it’s a far cry from her previous spring collection of light colors and conservative lengths.... Read More

Cushnie Et Ochs RTW Spring 2014: Baring Skin in Dark Colors, Cutouts and Collars

Sep 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

"In spring, we explore the conflict between hard and soft and the physical restraint binding them together." Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs told WWD, but who knew they would take it so literally. In true Cushnie et Ochs form their runway show left little to the imagination, referencing the look of cutouts from their Fall/Winter 2013 collection.... Read More

Jason Wu RTW Spring 2014: Sheer and Shimmering Champagnes

Sep 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You know the feeling of déjà vu? You’ve seen it somewhere before, you lived this moment, had that conversation, watched this show...At first glance the Jason Wu runway show felt like a case of déjà vu—the 90s all wrapped up and stuffed into one of those large safari pockets hanging off the chest of his beautiful models.... Read More

BCBG Max Azria RTW Spring 2014: Black Floral Print Has Never Looked More Wearable

Sep 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

I love pints. So it’s no surprise that BCBG Max Azria’s runway show yesterday easily became my favorite of the day. The slouchy relaxed form of the garments and the clashing florals made me wish the seasons ran from spring to summer and back again.... Read More

Tadashi Shoji RTW Spring 2014: Lady-Like Dresses in Metallic, Plaid and Lace

Sep 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Metallic, plaid and lace, while usually not the stuff of fashion fairy tales, actually worked surprisingly well in Tadashi Shoji’s runway show today during New York Fashion Week. Not every gown was princess-worthy but for the most part it was beautifully soft and feminine; Shoji creates distinct tailoring, accenting a women’s figure like no one else could.... Read More

Local Fashion Weeks Stateside: Who Knew Your Community Was So Fashionable?

Sep 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

It’s the season of fashion week. And trust me when I tell you it’s a season—the name is misleading and anyone in the industry can tell you it’s one of the most chaotic and exciting times of the year.... Read More

Bentley Handbag Collection Keeps the Spirit of Motoring at Hand

Sep 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Bentley Motors employs some of the most skilled leathercraftsmen in the world. They're tasked with furnishing the interiors of the company's famously luxurious sedans, coupes and convertibles, but have proven themselves capable of extend... Read More

 
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