From the Spring 2013 runways, basic black is back on trend… Black is the new black as the runway trend you want to covet. But, if you are like me, your wardrobe is brimming with better than basic black pieces. So, here’s so the 411 on how to have next season, right from your closet. With the last leg of the Spring 2013 shows winding down in Paris comes a look at top trends for next season to get you […]
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Although it’s still mid-August, we’ve begun to look forward to fall dressing over the past few weeks. And with that in mind and with deliveries of cooler weather clothes hitting shops, comes another look at Pre-Fall 2012 with two posts of inspirational collections. Look at it this way, we are currently phasing through summer so use these collections to your advantage and work new ideas into your current look to stand-out and look fresh. >>More: Runway Pictures & Shows No 21- […]
It’s only the last day of January yet we’ve had a tad too many shows to share with you over the past weeks… we know. And with that in mind we’ve condensed Pre-Fall 2012 to two posts of inspirational collections. Pre-Fall 2012, yes it’s too much! But look at it this way, we are currently phasing through mid-winter so use these collections to your advantage and work new ideas into your current look to stand-out. >>More: Runway Pictures & Shows […]
Louis Vuitton Just in time for the current season’s winter chill comes a bevy of inspirational finds from the best men’s shows from Paris for 2012 to take a cue from when looking for fresh outerwear ideas. Consider Louis Vuitton’s plush bomber (above) as a luxurious however bold way to combat the winter chill in a sartorially irreverent manner. Dior Homme Exaggerated volume gave this drab olive cape from Dior Homme a practical play on proportion while making for a […]
While we are knee-deep in fashion mania with shows coming at us in all directions from Pre-Fall to Couture to Menswear, there’s still plenty to be inspired by when looking at the latest men’s collections for Fall/Winter 2012. We’ve compiled a list of our top three shows to keep you up-to-date on all that’s new ahead from Paris. >>More Mens: Fashion Reviews & Runway Highlights Yves Saint Laurent (and above) – Luxe leather made for one of the season’s biggest stories […]
While animal prints may be as banal and captive of the traditional feminine mystic as polka-dots or bows, there’s no denying the subtle sexuality and graphic, ostentatious charge they can add to just about any outfit. >> SHOP: Animal Prints And this Yves Saint Laurent “Softy Chyc” animal-print calf hair shoulder bag brings home the point beautifully with its explosive print and lady-like, heritage minded shape and details. Use it to pump up just about any look from your average […]
Brad Boles shares a sneak peek inside the world of YSL & The Real Housewives of New York City go exotic! Exclusive Video of Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco for RHONYC Fans. You may have spotted me on the teaser at the end of last week's episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. Well, I guess you can figure out the rest!When I think of great style, one of the icons would have to be […]
When too many actresses chose to over do their hair, here's one look that keeps it simple and chic. YES, please do try this classic French chignon at home…There absolutely can be too much of a good thing!Sorry to report, but there were far too many actresses who opted for big fashion and big hair at Sunday's Golden Globes… a fashion victim combination that did nothing for the star herself but became a walking ad for the heavy-handed stylists who […]
The menswear influence in fashion could not be any stronger than when wearing a paint suit. We’re giddy with enthusiasm ’cause we can’t even believe that this is Episode 25, of our Impromptu Madness video series! Twenty-five episodes goes sooo quickly. We promise to bring you more fashion advice, more beauty tips (well, bug Brad on that one), more style how-to’s, and more of our special breed of kookiness to help you make your world gorgeous. From interiors to fashion, […]
Styling tips to make a 7-year old YSL Leather Jacket look modernI have an authentic vintage Yves Saint Laurent black leather jacket that I purchased around 2002 when I worked for the company. The blazer style leather jacket with shoulder pads was very expensive at the time and cost ?2k (over $3,100). Luckily, I was able to use my employee discount. Unfortunately, I have not worn it much since. With the return of the big shoulders this season, I think […]
Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing, a Bruce Weber Short Film for YSL Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2010-11 fashion show, Paris.
Fashion designers of the decade. Our fashion savants, and vintage experts, Andrea Perini and Naveed Hussain of VagabondNYC have culled some of their thoughts from the past 10 years and have put together this quick-study crib sheet of what influences in fashion are worth remembering and collecting from the decade and why.