Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
There’s a thin line. Little black dresses, elaborately detailed cocktail frocks and dramatic evening coats are the things to wear when channeling one’s inner operatic.
Photographed by Steven Klein
Styled by Camilla Nickerson
Trend: National Velvet
The supersoft fabric is having a huge moment for fall, bringing a chic polish to the season.
By Sarah Taylor
Photograph by Charles Masters
Styled by Marcus Teo
Ever since it first appeared in Europe in the 13th century, velvet has connoted regality. England’s King Richard II, for one, requested that he be buried in the cloth; centuries later Queen Elizabeth II wore a six-yard-long coronation robe made of the material. Circa 2010 velvet reigned supreme on the fall runways, where both Giorgio Armani and Alexander Wang went classic with the luxe textile, while Anna Sui took it in an artsy direction with bold patterns. As for accessories, they were a mixed bag of elegance and edge, as in Brian Atwood’s bow-bedecked pump. The designer’s inspirations? “Baroque,” he says, “and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.”
Friday, July 2, 2010
The silhouette was scuba-streamlined and short, stretch fabrics let the body move, as in the white leather safari dress, which had a sort of body gusseting in a combination of cotton and nylon. But it was ultimately the color scheme that gave the collection its kick. Orange, pink, mint, pistachio, and lilac run in the Versace veins. Cute accessory alert: a knapsack looky-likey that broke down into four bags, just perfect for mum, teen, and two tweens.
he Lichtenstein dot was the key motif, lined up in various sizes to trick the eye and define the body, sometimes in combination with strips of the kind of ribbon you might have found in Donatella's mother's sewing box. That proper little retro echo resonated in a sundress and jackets in safari and Panama styles.
------classy and couture
completely COVERED in swarovski crystals, with a lightweight black glass cross
ohhhh YESSSS ----yOU CAN SEE THROUGH THEM!***
see through eyeglasses completely covered in lace. they let you block out the sun and see through the dark.
edgy, gothic, badass, head-turning, neck-breaking, and all the other adjectives you'd expect.
debuted by rihanna during New York Fashion Week 2009 - as if we'd have it any other way.