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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

    EMPORIO ARMANI S/S 2012

    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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  • First Look- Spring 2012 Fashion Ad Campaigns

    Givenchy Spring 2012 Ad

    While designer collections make their runway debuts months before they hit sales floors, it’s not usually until we see the ads circulate that we get a clue to the bigger picture behind the season’s story and along with that a dynamic dose of dreamy inspiration. And judging by the Spring 2012 ads that have hit the web so far, it’s clear that many of our favorite designers went in several directions- there’s no clear-cut set of trends, instead it’s a come…

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  • Treat Yourself- What To Gift Yourself This Holiday Season

    Karen Walker sunglasses

    Now that the busy holiday shopping season is coming to an end, and you’ve checked off all of your gift giving needs, why not spend an afternoon treating yourself to celebrate the end of the year and a job well done. But if you’re down to the wire and out & about in a mad rush looking for gifts, take a look at our Holiday 2012 Gift Guides and our Home Style Shopping Guide . With that in mind we’ve curated a deluxe gift…

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  • Printed Matter- Mastering Printed Pants

    Derek Lam

    Printed trousers have been making their way onto runways the world over for quite a few season’s and judging by the Pre-Fall collections we’ve seen so far for 2012, there’s more to come. So how does one don prints on a part of the body most people try to distract the eye from? Here’s a look at how to make them work for you while instantly updating your wardrobe and options. These days, clashing print on print head-to-toe looks are…

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  • In The Bag- Celine’s Must-Have New Bucket Bag

    Celine Bucket Bag

    From Celine comes our latest obsession, this ultra-sleek minimal black leather bucket bag that’s destined to make its way to the top of our wish lists. While bucket bag styles come & go in & out of vogue every so often, they have always remained a perennial favorite of ours when it comes to an unexpected however practical shaped and sized purse. SHOP: Best Bags We’re certain that its lustrous sheen and lack of hardware and design flourishes are sure…

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  • Angelica Huston- The Way She Wore

    AngelicaHouston1970s

    Long before the likes of today’s cool young Hollywood a-listers & influencers like the much refered to Chloe Sevigny, there was the achingly hip, quirky yet divine beauty of actress & model Angelica Huston in the 1970’s. Shot frequently by Bob Richardson for Italian Vogue(including above), she cut an exotic, startling, unexpected and decadently chic swath around high-fashion circles with beau Jack Nicholson in tow and serves as a remarkable inspiration to this day. -Naveed Hussain Some of our favorite archival…

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