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  • Spring 2012 Round-Up- The Best of the Season

    Balenciaga Spring 2012

    Just as the Spring 2012 collections are set to hit stores next month comes a quick review of our favorite outings from the season to keep you looking fresh and updated on all of the best of the season. From Balenciaga’s sic-fi futurism to Rochas’ retro regality, we’ve got you covered on all the must-have collections full of covetable cool. >>MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Balenciaga After 10 years of riveting, out-of-this-world collections season in & season out, Nicolas Ghesquiere was back…

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  • In The Bag- Mary Katrantzou for Longchamp

    Mary Katrantzou x Longchamp

    Over the past few years London based designer Mary Katrantzou has made quite a name for herself with collections that boast signature out-of-this-world collaged prints and could be considered a harbinger of the digital print craze that has had designers of all types trying to out-do each other with the never-before-seen. Starting Jan. 23rd fans of Katrantzou’s namesake collection and her witty use of vivid prints will now be able to get their hands on something a bit more practical…

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  • Highlights from the Best of Pre-Fall 2012, Celine, Givenchy and more

    Givenchy Pre-Fall 2012

    By the looks of the collections we’ve seen so far from some of our favorite go-to labels, Pre-Fall seems to be about a continuation of key-trends and trademarks with a fresh, indulgent spin. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite HIGH F-A-S-H-I-O-N highlights from the season so far…there’s more to come as we look at the best of the season next week. Givenchy (above). Celine- Phoebe Philo added some refined tweaks to her repertoire and…

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  • Celebrity Watch- Michelle Williams in Jason Wu

    Michelle Williams Jason Wu Peplum

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: A modern take on feminine style Michelle Williams recently made a sophisticated ladylike statement on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in an elegant Jason Wu black & ivory ensemble that boasted a prim peplum and decadent embroidery and made a case for the demure, figure flattering power of one of the season’s top trends: the peplum. Topped off with a girlish pixie cut, Williams makes a striking argument on the updated retro-minded appeal of…

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  • Vogue Italia’s Fierce QVC Video Spoof

    Vogue Italia QVC

    Growing up addicted to fashion and the haute bourgeois campiness of the endless sales pitches of HSN & QVC t.v hosts, Steven Meisel’s recent editorial for Vogue Italia makes for a remarkably gorgeous spoof of the at home shopping networks featuring major looks from all of the best collections of the season. And while those networks have come along way since yesteryear, there’s no denying how refreshingly cool and inventive this latest outing from Meisel is. Enjoy the short video…

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  • First Look- Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012 Ad Campaign

    Roberto Cavalli Spring 2012

    In a nod to the iconic images Richard Avedon shot for Gianni Versace throughout the 80’s & 90’s, Steven Meisel’s latest campaign for Spring 2012 features Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy and Daphne Groeneveldare striking glamorous Amazonian poses set against a simple backdrop. Together they embody an evocative state of strength and modernity and bring Cavalli’s heady vision to life in a series of sensual portraits full of movement and charisma. -Naveed Hussain

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  • First Look- Emporio Armani Spring 2012 Ad Campaign


    Photographed by Alasdair McLellan, Emporio Armani’s latest campaign for S/S 2012 features a trio of models on the streets of Hong Kong in the label’s graphic, minimal separates under the creative control of Giorgio Armani. Shot in signature black & white, the campaign serves as a visually stimulating reminder of just how easy to wear and classic Mr. Armani’s sartorial vision is. Each look, from the men’s ombre contrast cardigan to the women’s updated boater, could work on just about…

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  • Ab Fab- Rooney Mara in Miu Miu Spring 2012

    Rooney Mara in Miu Miu

    I’ll Have What She’s Having: Belly Baring Chic Cropped tops paired with flirty a-line skirts in an ode to retro Italian starlet style were de riguer on many of the Spring/Summer 2012 runways and were one of the season’s most surprising trends to take in considering that it takes not only confidence to pull off, but a killer, toned body as well. While on a photo call in Berlin for her latest movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” actress…

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  • Mastering Winter Dressing- Take the Bulk Out of Layering

    Multi- weight, toasty warm alpaca sweater from Ann Demeulemeester

    Just as the season’s cold wintery weather is just starting to take hold we’ve compiled a shortlist of slimming layering tricks and smart finds that should keep you warm without changing your proportions or adding unwanted bulk. After all, who wants to go about their everyday while concealing themselves in pieces that add unnecessary weight to one’s look? Even though it’s cold out, there’s no need to swath yourself in visually fattening garb when innovative technology and a set of savvy notes to take…

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  • Stylist Advice- Wall Flower! How to Wear Prints Head to Toe

    Celine S/S 2012

    Prints, patterns and bold unsolicited colors have been making a move throughout fashion circles for the past few season’s and why not? Wallpaper prints make for an especially easy, elongating look and take the idea of sophisticated uniform dressing to a place once unimaginable. Thanks to digital prints and technological fabric advancements, full-on prints haven’t looked any better and are an attainable way at creating foundational looks that’ll make you stand out gorgeously in any crowd. All while getting a smart…

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  • The Top 10 Fashion Moments of 2011- The Year In Review

    Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2011

    While fashion’s come & go, they do serve as a sign of the times we live in and work as a time capsule of sorts full of memories, moments and merriment. Looking back at the sartorial world of 2011, what comes to mind may be the abundance of too much too fast (so much fashion, so many news outlets, too many designers) -that’s why we’ve complied a shortlist of the good, the bad and the boring. From Missoni madness to celebrating fallen…

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  • “A Quiet American- Ralph Rucci and Paris” -The Movie

    Chado Ralph Rucci

    For four years C.S Leigh followed America’s closest designer to a true couturier, Ralph Rucci, for his upcoming documentary film  A Quiet American: Ralph Rucci & Paris that’s set to debut during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012. MORE: Ralph Rucci The film focuses on Rucci’s employment and relationship with haute couture artisans and technicians and follows him through the laborious development of creating seven cycles of collections and allows viewers an expansive view of what goes into each season. It also boasts a fashion-star-studded…

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