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Author Archive | Alix Kivlin

  • Herve Leger Spring 2012 Fashion Show is hotter than hot


    Runway Review: I desperately want to be the woman in the room wearing Herve Leger’s Spring 2012 collection pieces. Sexy, strong, feminine, and very aware of her prowess she is indeed. And wearing a dress to match the attitude. The collection is beautifully simple yet intricate – the color palette hardly strays from champagne, silver and soft rose lurex, black and white. The silhouettes overall are fitted, ahem….very fitted, mid-thigh, sleeveless sheath dresses. It’s all very simple until you get…

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  • Diane Von Furstenberg- Spring 2012 Fashion Show


    Runway Review: You will be covered with it all in DVF next Spring!  I would like to find myself dressed in the collection next April and May. The DVF woman will confidently strut in draped silk crepe, crisp wrap skirts with volumous pockets, tailored suitings, oversized, bold prints, and a hint of shimmer. The runway collection eases us in with a color palatte of soft grey, taupe, pale citron and warm coral, then it grows strong with kelly green, violet and…

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  • Enough About Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Dress, White by Vera Wang is the Affordable Bridal Collection at David’s Bridal


    Wanna gloat about being dressed in Vera Wang but you won’t have the exorbitant credit card bill to deal with- check this out! Last night’s wedding expo of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries is not quite put to rest. The over-the-top pr and placement shenanigans of every last detail from the three Vera Wang gowns that Kim donned for the big night (Kate Middleton merely wore two dresses for her Royal Wedding) to the exclusive photos of the wedding sold…

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  • N.Y.C. New York Color Glams Up Drugstore Make Up


    Beauty Products Review: Cheap chic cosmetics N.Y.C. New York Color is taking their line international and to celebrate its revamped launch they held a handful of intimate makeover sessions in a chic loft space in Manhattan, each session tailored to the skin tones and features of each woman present. The fact that only four sessions were had, each with roughly 10-12 woman, made it feel very exclusive. Bare faced upon arrival and after the makeup artist touched me up at…

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  • Fall Preview- Ann Taylor Has a Fresh New Everyday Style


    Stylish looks that brim the generation gap! Ann Taylor held a chic preview party for its Fall 2011 collection at the trendy Beauty & Essex Lounge; an atmosphere fit for the confident, stylish woman AnnTaylor is aiming to project to us. The woman we guests should want to dress like. Is this the Ann Taylor we all knew? The store my mother went into and I cringed? It is. And it’s having a make-over. Evolving your customer base is essential…

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  • The Boho Chic Haute Hippie Fall 2011 Fashion Preview


    Collection Review: The variety of textures and fabrications is a result of a detailed and sophisticated eye and it allows solid colors to really stand out next to each other. On a dreary early spring evening in Manhattan, a midtown roof deck was transformed into an intimate setting, glowing softly in warm candle light and plush with worn oriental rugs, to host the Haute Hippie Fall 2011 Preview. It was a lovely party to attend – not only to admire…

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  • Nanette Lepore Fall 2011 Runway Review


      New York Fashion Week Highlight: All the prints were oversize but still so delicate and evoking the callings of Art Nouveau, any true girl will love to wear them. More from New York Fashion Week…A pure and refreshing tone was set with Nanette Lepore’s Fall 2011 collection of airy pieces, complimented with chunky knits, tweeds and leather.There was a streak of black leather and delicate dark prints, otherwise the palette was warm creams, champagne tones, soft greys and some…

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  • Anna Sui Fall 2011 Runway Review


    New York Fashion Week Highlight: Lively & wearable- you couldn’t have more sweet fun dressing up! Anna Sui has a great ability to always channel a 60’s hippie vibe along with a 60’s rock vibe and a bit of country thrown in for the good girls.   Her Fall 2011 collection didn’t disappoint in any of these areas and continues to stay strong in the bold, bright prints, wacky accessories – the cat hat – and a high element of girliness. >>…

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  • Betsey Johnson Fall 2011 Runway Review


    New York Fashion Week Highlight: Fashion is nonsense and should be fun and exercised with creativity and joy. Betsey gets that right year after year. If you can see a fashion show, this is hands down the one to get into. Betsey Johnson is a performance piece, not just fashion. And not just the Fall 2011 collection, but every single one of ’em. The music is revved, the models are dancing down the runway, the crowd is excited and let’s…

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  • L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani Fall 2011 Runway Review


    New York Fashion Week Highlight: If you don’t want to cross trends, Gwen Stefani makes sure there’s at least there’s a little something for every city treading girl Gwen Stefani is going to give Betsey Johnson a run for her money as far as fashion performances go.   Because the Fall 2011 collection, which was the final show for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, was a production of music, video, choreography and themed clothing.  A huge video screen hung at the end of the runway showing…

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  • Michael Kors Fall 2011 Runway Review


    New York Fashion Week Highlight: Every look was jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and every look conveyed the essence of the luxe jet-setter lifestyle to which he caters in complete perfection. It’s borderline impossible to ever say that a Michael Kors collection isn’t just stunning. After seeing this Fall 2011 collection it is actually impossible. Because every look was jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and every look conveyed the essence of the luxe jet-setter lifestyle to which he caters in complete perfection. >> MORE: Fashion Shows…

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  • Anna Sui – Spring 2011 Fashion Show. Fun, Feminine and Bohemian Joy


    Runway Review: The Anna Sui woman is a frisky pioneer chick by way of the late 1960’s, all wrapped up in a very modern package! It’s home on a VERY fashionable range for Anna Sui… Twenty years of Anna Sui and it will always be dreamy in my book! Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York went to the countryside for this show of pretty pioneer girls circa 1969 making daisy chains and playing the tambourine! Flirty dresses in mixed prints with…

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