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Couture Week Trends & Overview: History Reinvented for a Younger Market

Jul 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

During Couture Fashion Week, we never know what we’re going to see on the runway. Princess wedding gowns, over-the-top headgear, or dresses made of concrete or carpet (it’s a thing) were all over the catwalk this past week, proving that the designs are anything but predictable.

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Viktor & Rolf Couture Collection is a Celebrity Commentary Filled With Bath Towels and Potato-Sack Dresses

Jul 11, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Cool! Red carpet looks actually made out of red carpet! Or is it a towel? Either way we never look this good stepping out of the shower—probably because we don’t know how to tie that cool bow… For Viktor and Rolf’s Fall 2014... Read More

Elie Saab Channels Gothic Romance in his Dark 2014 Fall Couture Collection

Jul 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

To say Elie Saab’s collections are made for the princesses of our imaginations is almost blatantly obvious at this point—so how else do you describe dreamy perfection? Elie Saab’s Couture Fall/Winter 2014 collection is caught somewhere between the darkness and romance of the Phantom of the Opera, and the glittering coldness of Frozen, and is nothing if not an opulent fairy tale.

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Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014 Falls Through the Centuries

Jul 8, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Armed with white and pale shades delicately laced with floral designs, the Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014 collection seemed like something out of a historical dream—with a few oddities thrown in for good measure.

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Ombré Colors, Foil Detailing & Rare Laces Are the Newest Looks from Isabelle Armstrong Couture Bridal

Jun 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

For most brides-to-be the wedding is really all about the love and special moments between friends and family, and—okay who are we kidding, it is literally all about the dress. Not a single woman could enjoy the day if she doesn’t feel like the most beautiful and important person in the room. And why shouldn’t she? It’s her wedding. 

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Jane Weitzman Shares Her Love for Shoes, Charity and Her Husband Stuart

Jun 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We’re basically shoe fanatics. Do you know any women that aren’t? From flip flops to trainers we pretty much fawn over footwear like it’s the end-all, be-all of style—which it is. So when we had the opportunity to speak with Jane Gershon Weitzman—Stuart Weitzman’s leading lady—we couldn’t pass up it up (besides can you just imagine what her closet must look like?).

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Tinker Tailor is the First E-Commerce Store That Allows You to Customize Luxury Designer Apparel

May 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Have you ever seen a runway collection and thought to yourself—“that piece would be amazing in red,” or “that might work for me if it had sleeves”? We know we’re not the only ones who have wanted to fiddle with a designer’s line to make it totally our own—and now we can.

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Elie Saab Couture Spring 2014: Gowns Fit For A Modern Princess

Jan 24, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We like to think of Elie Saab as our fairy godmother; if we’re ever in need of a gown to catch prince charming, you can bet he has one that is fit for a princess. The Elie Saab Couture Spring 2014 collection was no exception—every dress could be worn as a bridal gown, red-carpet stunner or serve as Kate Middleton’s new go-to favorite.

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Chanel Couture Spring 2014: A Complimentary Blend of Classic and Modern

Jan 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One thing we love about Couture Fashion Week is the opportunity to see designers take their creations to the edge of their imaginations and back; that moment of blurring the line between fashion and art has made for some of the most beautiful pieces ever worn. 

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Jean Paul Gaultier Spring Couture 2014: Lepidopteron Collection Takes Flight

Jan 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

You knew this was going to happen—did you somehow think you could make it through Paris Couture Fashion Week without the insane eccentric designs of Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring Couture 2014 runway show?

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Jean Paul Gaultier Goes Gaudy This Fall With Swarovski Crystals and Animal Prints

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien  |  2 Comments

Never a stranger to avant-garde runway creations, designer Jean Paul Gaultier debuts his Fall/ Winter 2013-14 Couture Collection to reveal tulle, leather, silk and over 1.8 million Swarovski crystals. The runway was filled with opposing juxtapositions, feminine models in lady-like pencil skirts and girls strutting down the catwalk in spiked gowns roaring like jaguars.... Read More

Basil Soda Ready-To-Wear Stuns In Saturated Colors and Opulent Metals

Jun 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

A luxury maven’s wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a few couture gowns and a plethora of designer ready-to-wear, and with the new Fall/Winter 2013 collection at Basil Soda, you'll want to snag more than a few pieces.... Read More

Elie Saab Stuns With Elegant Embroidery for Spring Couture

Jan 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

With delicate lace and different degrees of transparency, Elie Saab’s Spring haute couture luxury collection falls right in line with its aptly titled description, “ode to delicateness.”... Read More

Chanel Enchants With Spring Couture Collection

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

If ever there were an enchanted forest in real life, it was the one seen at last week’s Chanel show held at the Grand Palais in Paris, at which designer Karl Lagerfeld presented his Couture collection for the luxury brand. Actual trees and shrubbery were shipped in one-by-one to the venue at which Lagerfeld has presented in the past. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was apparently the inspiration for the show, and the actual collection is just as fascinating as the set itself.... Read More

Raf Simons Goes Green for Dior Spring Couture

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

Have you ever really stopped to think about the presentation of plants? Well, probably not, but not everyone thinks in the same fashion as the luxury designer of top design house Dior, Raf Simons. As Simons so shrewdly noted, there is a major difference between mere flora and manicured gardens. This distinction led the designer to allow artificial colors and nature-inspired shapes appear throughout the collection with a show premise that was said by Simons to be inspired by “the very idea of spring.”... Read More

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