Hot.Hot. Hottttttt. The closest to white shoes I own are metallic gold; I almost vehemently oppose white shoes, but i can do these. Ohhh man, could I do these!! The excessive straps remind me of a pair I had when I was a fresh-off-the-boat, skinny, village-tanned tween with messy, middle-parted hair….but, yep, still struttin’ cute little heels. And, I’m loving the ankle-high, punk-chic look. Coming up to $1500 at Bergdorf and Barney’s, these babies could pay for my off-campus housing next year. Must get my priorities right. —need job.
Crossing boundaries and embracing artful ways to include fashion in every day, less couture elements, Roberto Cavalli again incorporates his experimental style in a very atypical way…designing Coca Cola bottles (specifically, diet) for Fashion week in Milan.
(Only available in Italy)
In celebration of Valentino’s career, Matt Tyrnauer of Vanity Fair has gathered a team of filmmakers to tell the tale of the designer’s legacy in Valentino: The Last Emperor. Its premiere will be marked by 2008’s New York Fashion Week…no specific date as of yet.
“Valentino: The Last Emperor is much more than a fashion movie. It is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership, the longest-running in fashion, and a dramatic story about a master confronting the final act of his celebrated career. “
A brief overview of Valentino’s iconic designs:
A. Testoni (design sketched below)
Betsey Johnson (sketched below)
Diane von Furstenberg
Jimmy Choo (sketched below)
*these will be soooo sexy*
L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani (sketch below)
Oscar de la Renta
Tibi (sketched below)
newly discovered love…Victor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb.
Originally, it was introduced in 2004, but a new version came out in 2007 and it smells AMAZINNNGNGNG. It’s fresh, classy, and gracefully sexy. It’s long lasting yet isn’t pungent or overly strong. It’s crazy good.
Earlier this month Donatella Versace presented her Resort 2009 collection, which caught my eye because of the pants in the line. She married boyish elegance with Indian charm in creating them. This is an ingenious combination because the traditional South(east) Asian trousers, called Churidar, are made for both men and women. I’m loving how they’re so similar to the everyday-hip skinny jeans. I never caught this similarity or thought to wear my Churidar pyjamas with my everyday clothes. Best to start slow and subtle because this is damn edgy.
Photos courtesy of www.Style.com
The summer season has brought upon its usual wedding craze, which has brought up the question of attendance attire, and more specifically, my ultimate submission into Desi apparel, which I can’t say I absolutely hate. I rarely get to wear these embellished, exquisite works of art, and usually when I do, ghagras and salwaar kameezes have thus far been my interest. Recently, I’ve been eyeing the abundant stacks and hangers of saris that my mother has stocked in her closet. A few designs I’m really liking these days…
From Anjana Bhargav’s 2007 collection at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion week. (www.anjanibhargav.com)
This is from her 2006 collection from the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week.
I’m loving what designers have done with the blouse. The collection on seasonsindia is especially sexy…