Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Struggle for Equality

I recently read an article in the The New York Times on Pakistani women. It turns out that the number of women in the work force in Pakistan is growing tremendously but the women taking the jobs face increased harassment (especially sexual, it seems).
Often times, they are told by their fiances or husbands that they cannot work-and are even offered money to stay home. Nontheless, many women are beginning to work in retail and food service.
What shocked me is the harassment they face just for trying to work to provide for their families and themselves. Their uniforms are stolen, they are verbally assaulted, and male customers assume that these women are sexually available because they offer them customer service.
The conditions of women around the world are so polarically different. While we talk about women being able to do it all in the United States and Europe women are just beginning to gain rights in less developed areas.
The article here

Monday, December 27, 2010

Je Suis Revenue

It's been a while since the last entry but after hearing the news of Carine Roitfeld leaving French Vogue I thought I would do another post, with some of her memorable looks-and my own thoughts on where she might be going.

A young Carine

On The Sartorialist

With Emmanuelle Alt

With all the speculation-I myself think she will either go to Tom Ford or head another magazine, possibly a lesser known one. And we will also see who will replace her-with some saying it will be Emmanuelle Alt.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Kristen McMenamy in Kors

One of the shots of Kristen in the August 2010 Vogue. Here she is wearing a Michael Kors wool coat with slit sleeves.

Loving the gray hair

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Dark Beauty

Here are the images of the Givenchy Couture Fall 2010 collection by Riccardo Tisci.
I can't really express how beautiful I think these are-and all of the craftsmanship that went into them...amazing.

Photos courtesy of Givenchy

Some images from Day of the Dead celebrations that I thought were reminiscent of the collection

Photo by Mary J. Andrade

This collection was seemingly inspired by the human body (the skeleton in particular), as well as religion. In the NY Times and International Herald Tribune feature with Suzy Menkes Mr. Tisci describes why religion was such a crucial influence for the collectiona and shows the adorable Menkes some of the meticulous detailing on the dresses.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Heat Wave

For the predicted record temperatures across the US (especially the East Coast) I thought I would post some fresh, heat and humidity-friendly looks from the Spring/Summer 2010 runways, street style images, party pics and more.

1. Easy, breezy...Doo.Ri

2. Always fresh and beautiful Stella McCartney

3. Keep cool in this airy and edgy look from Twenty8Twelve

4. Eniko Mihalik and Ana Gequelin at a CFDA party look effortless and cool (in every sense of the word)- photo by Joe Schildhorn / Patrick McMullan

5. Hanneli in lovely denim - photo by Tommy Ton

6. A lovely Sparkle and Fade Urban Outfitters Dress-only $48

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Campaign = Beautiful and Then Some

Here are the images from the new Louis Vuitton campaign. The models are Natalia Vodianova, Karen Elson and Christy Turlington. The photographer is Steven Meisel and as is characteristic of him the women are glowing and not a hair or arm or leg or bag or...anything really... is out of place.

I like this departure from the Madonna campaigns-less high color and definitely not as stiff (and I feel Madonna should just stick to Dolce and Gabbana). The use of Karen, Christy, and Natalia is brilliant as this collection focused more on a beautiful, soft and mature woman (with at least some curves).

Anyway-I love it to say the least. I share fellow blogger Tavi Gevinson's admiration

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Looks from Men's Milan and More

I thought since women often get most of the attention for the women's RTW and couture I would do a post regarding men's fashion week.


Dolce and Gabbana-Wonderful White

Bottega Veneta-Modern Wanderer

Prada-Airy shorts, denim on denim, and scrub tops

Photographer Tommy Ton captures some boys outside of one of the shows

And finally an image from my favorite men's blog "StreetEtiquette"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Top Five Looks from the Met Gala

1. Zoe Saldana in Calvin Klein Collection- she looked unbelievable. It seems that lately she can do no wrong.

2. Natasha Poly in Michael Kors- looked stunning. Noah Mills didn't look too bad either.

3. Emma Watson in Burberry- pictured here with Christopher Bailey of Burberry, she looked grown up yet still youthful and sexy.

4. Iman in Prada- this woman never ages.

5. Allesandra Ambrosio in Versace- She just looks amazing, her dress and jewelry are just stunning against her skin tone.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Makes me Float

This is my composer of the moment.

Satie's music has a magical quality about it that I can't pinpoint.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


A painting of Karlie Kloss in the Marc Jacobs "Lola" ad shot by Juergen Teller.

I was inspired by the Igor+Andre blog, although I can't compete with the talents of the blogger Danny Roberts.

Monday, March 8, 2010

My Top Ten From Fall 2010

1. Dries Van Noten-elegant, easy, beautiful

2. Celine- the best comeback of a designer and house in years

3. Bottega Veneta- the designer has been consistent in putting out some amazing collections

4. Altuzarra- the newcomer is creating a lot of buzz with his very well received Fall collection

5. Yigael Azrouel- has become one of the designers to see at NY fashion week, and for a good reason

6. Victoria Beckham- the spice girl has proved she lives up to her former stage name with beautifully crafted, quality dresses

7. Lanvin- Elbaz proves yet again that he knows what women want to wear

8. Prada- despite some mixed reviews, the fetish driven Miuccia provided another thought provoking and beautiful collection

9. Marc Jacobs- back to basics proved a breath of fresh air for Marc Jacobs

10. Dolce and Gabbana- another back to basics collection that made audience members shed more than a few tears