Friday, February 15, 2013

It Girl

Be Mine, Mine, & Mine

Perhaps that's what every designer repeatedly exclaimed to model of the moment, Cara Delevingne when inviting her to walk in their shows for New York fashion week. Apparently, British beauty Delevingne and her bold brows are what's up. Previously more commonly associated as the face of Burberry ad campaigns, Delevingne has since become a highly coveted model. She was a unanimous choice among designers at A/W New York Fashion week. C.D even raced from 4 different shows in a single day all beginning one hour apart from each other. She'd open one and close another, always with her poise, personality, and smile in tact, as only a true model can do.  WSJ said it well, by calling it "The season of Delevingne."With her unique personality, strong presence in social media, ad campaigns, and catwalks this girl was simply born to be a fashion model. British Vogue, I second, your declaration of Delevingne as "Model of the Year." Her and her brows are here to stay. 

Marc By Marc Jacobs

Diane von Furstenburg

Oscar de la Renta

Anna Sui

Rag & Bone


Tommy Hilfiger

Jason Wu

Carolina Herrera 


Michael Kors

Derek Lam

Tory Burch

Jeremy Scott


Monday, February 11, 2013

Red Hot Rihanna

Shine Bright like a Diamond

Did anyone look hotter at the 55th Grammy's last night than Rihanna? If your answer is yes then I'm pretty sure we weren't watching the same show. Even the (3rd?) return of JT didn't bring sexy back quite like Ri Ri did. The young artist rocked a triple threat wardrobe change, each swap emerging just as breathtaking as the last. Her stellar choices for the red carpet and two performances could not have been more perfect. Rihanna also made the excellent decision not to mess with her soft, long, subtle ombre, waves. I'm sure hairdressers everywhere saw Rihanna's luscious locks and sensed the future rush of customer requests soon to flow through their salons. Perhaps we can't blame her for getting back together with he who must not be named. She may have devoted all her brain cells to choosing the perfect three looks for last nights award show. Welp, if that's the case those sure were brain cells well spent, she's certainly never looked better. Let's hope for the next award show dear Ri Ri just upgrades for some better arm candy. Preferably one that doesn't threaten bruising to the bombshell's beautiful money maker. 

One of the best gowns I've yet to witness on any red carpet is Rihanna's red hot custom made Azzedine Alaia gown. Custom made indeed, the dress fit her like a glove and that train was absolute perfection. Somewhere in the 90s the exchange between a mugger and Cher Horwitz was heard, "It's an Alaia." "An A-whatta?!"

Sticking with the brilliant Alaia, Rihanna emotionally performed her song "Stay," in a floor length body hugging black gown pulled from the gifted designers archives. Naturally the performance combined with the gorgeously simplistic black gown had the emo gothic high schooler in me weak at the knees. 

A celebrity can usually never go wrong with dresses originating from a fashion houses archives but it's also difficult to top a worst dressed list in vintage. Rihanna succeeded my expectations with a 3rd times the charm wardrobe change exposing one of her many but rarely seen tattoos. She joined the likes of Damian Marley and Bruno Mars to perform a Bob Marley tribute in a fantastic vintage two piece Luciano Soprani mid drift and floor length skirt. Rihanna was one celebrity of the night who didn't need to bare her full legs (just her nips) to steal the show both in attire and performance. Shine bright like a diamond she, and the Neil Lane jewels she was dripping in, did indeed. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Act Like a Lady, Dress Like a Boss

Ladies Dominating Menswear

Boys will be boys and girls, well, we'll be boys too. Women working menswear, and working it well, is suddenly not as scarce a scene as it once was around the time of Bianca Jagger (swoon) and Diane Keaton in Woody Allen's Annie Hall. Women everywhere  seem to be adorning themselves in "slacks," if you will, well pressed button downs, tailored blazers, and  loafer like shoes, and quite frankly, a lot of us look better in it. There's something about being dressed like a man that generates a feeling of sheer empowerment. I don't think that's just me either considering the new abundance of fashionable ladies in great menswear. As if we needed further support for Queen B's genius statement. Ladies are indeed pimps too. I'm sorry but I can't not, not take this moment post Beyonce bowl to not praise the greatness that is Jay Z's better half. That magnificent black leather ensemble, extreme hip thrusting, all female band/dancers, and reunion of the bootylicious trio!?  My heart be still. I thought I died and arrived at my own little Gothic lesbian heaven. All hail Beyonce. Sorry, I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I failed to mention the goddess her self's super bowl greatness. Now back to the matter at hand: menswear. An endless list of designers currently have my heart palpitating over the trend. The elitist's include Elizabeth & James, Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten, Chloe, Rag & Bone (naturally) and Stella McCartney. And if I thought I couldn't love Rag & Bone anymore they go and use the face of Kate Moss. Well, a stronger sentiment than love and obsession I feel. One word that inexplicably resonates within me upon spotting a woman decked head to toe in fabulous menswear threads is "sharp." It's hard to distinguish the exact trait but it's apparent she's a dominating force to be reckoned with.  This trend doesn't seem to be digressing anytime soon. So all you men out there owning coveted brand name oxfords, sweaters, blazers and the like, don't say you weren't warned. It's only a matter of time before your wonderful girlfriend eyes that treasure hanging beautifully untouched in your closet beckoning her, before she walks out the door with it gracing her body. She's on her way to turn heads. May I suggest you just leave her be. It may earn brownie points later, but more importantly, like I said, we just look fucking better (and sharp) wearing your clothes, OK? Talk about made for a man, designed for a woman. 

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