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Author Archive | Alix Kivlin

  • Travel: Vietnam bound? Try the tailors of Hoi An

    <h2The ultimate shopping guide for custom clothing in H?i An, VietnamAlix and Colin are almost midway through their trip around the world. Their global backpacking adventure to all points exotic took a very chic turn when they stopped off to sample the custom clothing and shoes from the tailors and cobblers in H?i An, a…

    Published on November 17, 2009
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  • Hula Hoop Mania: Hooping gets its sexy on

    Travel Hoop by Hoopnotica, fun and portable fitness that is pretty sexy too! When Marisa Tomei said the best thing to achieve her super-hot stripper body for her role in “The Wrestler” was partly due to hula hooping, it was time to spill the beans as the resident hula hoop fanatic! It may be the…

    Published on March 23, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Ports 1961 fashion show review

    PORTS 1961| Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Inspired by exotic India the Ports 1961 fall 2009 collection was beaming with rich color, luxe fabrications, metallics and attention to the tiny details in accessories and overall construction. The fashion show theme was set on the runway with a delightful live band playing lively middle…

    Published on March 07, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Chado Ralph Rucci fashion show review

    CHADO RALPH RUCCI | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… It was like being in an Asia-inspired Blade Runner! Uber futuristic, very slick, the show could have been an action movie, heavily structured garments and lots of technical cut outs, very dark, mostly black, but behind it all was this calming Zen aura that…

    Published on March 07, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Zac Posen fashion show review

    ZAC POSEN | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… This was the most stunning production I have laid eyes on all Fashion Week and in general, one of the most classically beautiful shows I have ever seen!!! The scene is this: dark runway with 5 grand pianos lined up down the center, spotlights shine…

    Published on March 07, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Rebecca Taylor fashion show review

    REBECCA TAYLOR | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… A warm colored presentation of feminine pieces mixed with some edge and balanced with an air of innocence best describes the Rebecca Taylor fashion show for fall 2009. I picture these pieces on a cute, mousy girl at an art gallery opening sipping red wine,…

    Published on March 05, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Custo Barcelona fashion show review

    CUSTO BARCELONA | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Love Custo!!! I realize Custo Barcelona clothing may come off as ridiculous to some, it makes no sense, but that is what is to love about it!!! Wild patterns, a million colors all at once, texture mixing and playing no where near the rule book…

    Published on March 05, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Thuy fashion show review

    Thuy- Fall 2009 Collection, video below… Fashion is not always taken at face value. Sometimes you need to give it a bit of time and understand that taste is very subjective. I’m more of a realist than trendy fabulousista when it comes to flattering silhouettes. Ok, I won’t lie, my first impression of this collection…

    Published on February 20, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: William Rast fashion show review

    William Rast | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Yet another designer going with the rock ‘n roll theme– this time via Justin Timberlake– but this so far has been my favorite interpretation. Yes we are feeling the 80’s, yes we are feeling the punk rock, but in addition we are feeling the grunge…

    Published on February 19, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Miss Sixty fashion show review

    Miss Sixty | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Rock ‘n roll heavily weighted with an 80’s and punk feel set the tone for Miss Sixty. Denim washes had a huge range from classic blues to greys and black of course, but the washing techniques were far from average – some were heavily bleached,…

    Published on February 19, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Lela Rose fashion show review

    Mercedes Benz Fashion Week– Lela Rose, Fall 2009 Collection… Finally a show with color to keep our recession spirits up and remind women that party attire should indeed be fun. There is also a fantastic play of texture – chunky woven tweeds with a hint of metallic, shiny silks mixed with sequins, flowing silk chiffon…

    Published on February 18, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Alvin Valley fashion show review

    The words structured and romantic do sound like they belong in the same sentence, but Alvin Valley has changed that perception with a collection of supremely feminine dressing that is not only well tailored but involves pieced seams and cut outs. The black brocade fabric is something you may ordinarily see on a chair at…

    Published on February 17, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Luca Luca fashion show review

    Luca Luca – – Fall 2009 fashion collection… The high society soiree hopping woman reigned supreme here recession or not. As always very feminine with the look of the silverscreen, refined and classy. Fitting the show would be held at the Plaza Hotel, the Luca Luca girl would only be seen in such a lobby….

    Published on February 17, 2009
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  • NY Fashion Week: Shelly Steffee fashion show review

    Shelly Steffee – Fall 2009 fashion collection… A great mix of fabric textures and beautiful tailoring made for an impressive collection with a futuristic / equestrian feel. Well placed cut-outs to show off a woman’s decoltage, a beautifully draped jersey dress with braided fabric woven within the sweeping cowl, very well fit felt jacket with…

    Published on February 17, 2009
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