Posts for October 1st 2008
While this year's Macy's Passport Fashion Show didn't bring out Dita von Teese like it did last year, it did again showcase some fabulous fashions, talented dancers, and live music. Designer Tommy Hilfiger, drummer Adrian Young from No Doubt, and vastly talented male dancers were all present to help to raise funds and awareness for over 10 HIV/AIDS organizations. The night was broken up into sections: Iconic America with Tommy Hilfiger's designs; Dark Shadows with all-black clothes; Figment of Your Imagination with hip-hop-inspired gear; Brighton Rocks with punky cool Ben Sherman duds; Calvin Klein; Levi's; INC; and Ed Hardy. My favorites were Iconic America and Dark Shadows.
One of the models in the Dark Shadows section even wore my caged Jeffrey Campbell shoes! While the women's fashions were fun to look at, and made me want to go out and shop, what really made my heart skip a beat or two were the male dancers and the male models who strutted the catwalk in their undies. Blush.
To see what went down at this year's Macy's Passport Fashion Show, read more
The Anya Hindmarch For Target collection doesn't hit stores until October 12, but if you can't wait that long, visit AnyaHindmarch.com October 8 to get yours early. Until October 14, you can pre-order six styles of bags before anyone else gets them.
"I have always been interested in mixing high end designer pieces with more mass market finds. I think that confident women are comfortable, even proud, of doing this," Anya says. I couldn't agree more.
Thanks to many of the Fall collections, what was once the symbol for grunge is now the sign of aristocracy. That doesn't mean you have to throw out your flannel shirt, but for Fall, invest in some prim and proper plaid. This Banana Republic Silk Tie-Neck Plaid Blouse ($79) is the perfect place to start.
Of course, I wouldn't want you to look too prissy; I recommend pairing your pretty plaid with black stovepipe jeans and funky booties. If you don't want to buy a new piece, try tucking your grungy plaid shirt into a high-waisted pencil skirt. How does that sound?
To be fair, I featured the prettiest, sci-fi induced looks from Nicolas Ghesquière's Spring collection. And there's more where that came from, but these are the most spectacular. Never one to succumb to trends, the Balenciaga designer paves his own way, always delivering a new direction. His direction is clearly into the future, but a luxurious one. Some looks were pared down, in matted colors, consisting of wrapped tops, sporty pants, and colorblocked detailing fit for a spaceship crew.
On the flip side is the tinfoil decadence you see here. Dig the sliced sleeve hem. This is a somewhat tame collection for the house, and most of us always look forward to his fancy footwear but the clunky, sporty boots aren't floating my boat. The designer did send handbags and menswear down the runway for the first time though, so there were a couple surprises.
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