Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sachin & Babi - #NYFW Spring 2017

 "Pairs of ballet dancers were demi-plié-ing and tondu-ing around the edges of Sachin & Babi's Spring 2017 presentation today. Yes, ballet served as an inspiration for Sachin Ahluwalia's collection, but this wasn't a typical rehashing of satin ribbons and blush pink. Inspired by the strong women around him, the designer set out to explore the relationship between strength and grace in his collection. That's how he ended up with ballet finding along the way new techniques for incorporating his signature ruffles and a more relaxed, slightly bohemian spirit. Reaching that teenaged demographic is certain smart, but it wasn't the only motivator for Ahlywalia to try out a more informal spirit this season. As someone who deals primarily in the everyingwear and occasion market, the designer noticed his customers looking for more unfussy pieces that could transition from day-to-night and allow for more casual wear. "Babi has one side of her closet where she puts her eveningwear. I want to take over the full closet," he said. "And make that affordable for her." Customers old and new won't argue with that." -

Rodarte - #NYFW Spring 2017

 "For this season's Rodarte collection was all about genus Apis. Or, let's say, 70 percent about bees. The rest was Janis Joplin. Bees! You wouldn't have guessed. Except, atypically for a Rodarte collection, you could have. Once pointed out by Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the bee references were as clear as day: The honeycomb-ish layering of lace and dotted tulle; the safety pins lined up along trouser legs ,their sheathed pins like so many stinger; the curious, beehive bodice decoration on the show-closing gowns and cocktail frocks. The most salutary influence the bee thing had on the Mulleavys, though, was the collection's emphasis on flowers. Alongside the much-used floral embroideries and appliqués, there were a few iterations of the flower idea that, for Rodarte, felt genuinely new. The Mulleavys' little bit country, little bit rock 'n' roll leathers featured lace-like cut-outs in floral shapes, for instance, and this collection marked the first time, in recent memory, at least, that the sisters have seen to use such a vibrant print (floral in this case, of course)." -

Reem Acra - #NYFW Spring 2017

 "Reem Acra has long been a power player on the eveningwear circuit thank to her well-known red carpet gowns and celebrity clientele, though for the past few seasons the designer has been reforming her collections by expanding her offerings of separates. "I like giving the customer the option to change and do what she wants," said Acra backstage. Her decision to switch up her collections comes at a good time: Gone are the days when "black tie" or "cocktail attire" were narrowly defined by a dress or a gown. Acra translated this change in eveningwear with an '80s theme, she said the inspiration was a "secret garden". Her separates were the standouts. Most of the skirt and top parings at first glance almost passed as full dresses. Acra played with shorter lengths, too. Her minidresses with the Edwardian lace and cascading collars were fun and playful. As usual, she excelled when it came to the gowns. For those heading to the red carpet, the blush pink organza number with glittering floral embroidery is bound to be a hit." -

Obsessed with Emily Blunt's Premiere Look

Emily Blunt wowed on the Train Tracks, I mean Red Carpet, at the World Premiere of "The Girl On The Train" in London wearing a bold coloured and printed frock, whisped up-do with dainty hair accessories, kohl rimmed eyes, and a soft pink lip. This is quite honestly the best look I have ever seen Blunt wear, it may even be the best I have ever seen her. Just simply gorgeous!

Gown: Alexander McQueen | Pumps: Christian Louboutin | Hair Accessories: Jennifer Behr
Hair Stylist: Ashley Streicher | Make-Up Artist: Jenn Streicher
Stylist: Jessica Paster

Kate Put The Red Into Red Carpet

Kate Hudson wowed on the Black Carpet at the 'Deepwater Horizon' Premiere in New Orleans wearing this bright red ensemble, which was the perfect pop on the carpet. The simplicity of the jumpsuit paired with the elaborate embellishment of the bomber jacket is sheer genius. Kate then finished her look with understated jewellery, messy waves, natural make-up, and a nude lip.

Jumpsuit + Jacket: Elie Saab | Pumps: Brian Atwood | Jewellery: H. Stern and Alison Lou | 
Clutch (Not Shown): Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: David Babaii | Make-Up Artist: Dbra Ferullo
Stylist: Sophie Lopez

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Julianne's Outfit is a... "10!"

 Dancing With The Stars is officially underway and that also means Julianne Hough's fashions! I am loving her style lately and am super excited to see her week after week judging the stars and looking great doing it. This floral sheer gown with plunging neckline is simply stunning, add side-swept beach waves, and some fun eye shadow, and you have 1 A-MA-ZING H2T look!

Dress: Berta | Jewellery: Graziela Gems
Hair Stylist: Jill | Make-Up Artist: Spencer Barnes
Stylist: Anita Patrickson & Grace Wrightsell

Prabal Gurung - #NYFW Spring 2017

"[Prabal] Gurung has never shied away from talking politics, but he's rarely spelled his out as explicitly as he did in his new Spring collection. On the runway, one bias-cut silk dress was printed in finely wrought script with famous speeches by prominent women, and other were trimmed in grosgrain ribbon on which quotes were spelled out in black ink. Customer who prefer not to wear their politics on their sleeve, or anywhere else, did not get short shrift. The virtue of this collection was its many subtle numbers: a clay-red clingy knit dress with a skirt of swirling silk charmeuse, and another with long sleeves in white with a pretty floral print bordering its high slit. Gurung usually concludes his shows with a group of show-stopping gowns. This time around he finished with three pantsuits. A white silk tunic with an open back and pleated sleeves worn with black wide-leg pants gets our nomination for the most elegant evening proposition we've seen all week." -

Oscar de la Renta - #NYFW Spring 2017

 "The Spring collection presented at the Morgan Library this afternoon was designed by the studio team, 10 members of which came out to take a bow at the finale. It was a feel-good moment for the brand ahead of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia's homecoming, they'll make their Oscar debut early next year. There's no substitute for a distinct point of view, but the design team has a fine handle on the house Oscar-isms. They touched on many of them here: the knit skirt suit, the safari jacket, the peasant dress. Of course, there was also a full complement of cocktail frocks and evening dresses. [However] Not everything had the refinement of fit that we expect from this label; the safari shorts set comes to mind, as does the off-the-shoulder closing number in pintucked pink silk taffeta. But for a placeholder collection, this had some charmers - a cayenne red strapless silk faille number with ruffled hem, and a black dress liberally stitched with pearls that looked particularly Oscar-y, among them. With flat, sometimes bejeweled, sandals for accessories, the show had a breezy, youthful, not-too-serious tone.  -