Mischen Spring 2009 Presentation, New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009, Spring 2009
The life of the single gal can be lonely. But there are no tears here. Single gal, meet single sleeve. Dramatic, sexy, and ready to party. Just look to Jada (see left) for inspiration. But I'm confused. You loved Alexis Bledel's Mischen one sleeve LBD, but not Maria Sharapova's Lanvin. What gives? Single sleeves for everybody!
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»Alek Wek's 16-year-old niece Atuai is making a go at modeling [Of the Minute]
»Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are enjoying their vacation, for sure; Katy Perry has been tapped to play the D&G after party in Milan [TMZ, Chic Report]
»Fashion mag assistants augment their low salaries by "stalling to steal" [Style File]
»Alexander Wang loves his Cheap Mondays [Refinery29]
»Naomi Campbell, still vacationing with that billionaire boyfriend of hers [PopSugar UK]
»Barneys Warehouse Sale starts Thursday [Racked]
»Cult fave Mischen is showing for the first time at New York Fashion Week [The Cut]
»Vogue scribe Plum Sykes is developing a comedy for NBC [Variety]
Here are some fun facts about Alexis we didn't know: her first language is Spanish, she is 5'7" (doesn't she look petite, though?), and her favorite band is Radiohead. Considering the fact that she looked smashing in a Mischen dress, Alaia heels, and a cool gold clutch at the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 premiere, atop those other fun facts, Alexis is bonafide Fab. I always thought she was adorable on Gilmore Girls — those blue eyes are amazing — but she just went up a few notches.
I like that even with a highly detailed dress she opted for eclectic accessories. The one shoulder and structure of the dress make it a stand out. You can't beat Alaia shoes — favored by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen — and her criss-cross heels are slightly naughty, totally funky. The gold clutch is futuristic looking and her diamond studs are perfection. Pulling back her hair was a good call and bright pink lips are always scrumptious. Cute, cute and more c-ute.
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Let's face it: Lamé got a bad rap. The world experienced too much of a good thing in the excessive '80s. I think we've finally recovered from the overdose. Here we are, far from lame lamé. Mad Men's January Jones shows us how to have fun in lamé in her one shoulder belted frock. She slices the sheen up with a black banded belt but dares to wear metallic sandals to keep the fluidity. Does she pull it off? Is lamé still lame? You tell me.
Lace noir is back and it's sexier than ever. The vintage fabric that was once considered uptight and old-fashioned has now come back with svelte fervor. It will be huge for Fall but Gwyneth Paltrow already got the memo in this sexy lace dress by Stella McCartney. Breathe in some lace noir.
A neckline on a woman's garment, either a top or dress, with a high back and a low-cut front with two curved edges resembling the conventionalized shape of a heart.
Show your sweet side with this Mischen Trapeze Camisole with Sweetheart Neck, $367.
Mischen, which means "to mix" in German, quite fittingly describes designer Carla Knapp's ultra eclectic and feminine clothes. Before venturing off and starting her own line, Carla attended Parsons in NYC and worked as creative director for famous brands like Jill Stuart and Paper Denim & Cloth.
But her real education happened in local thrift stores when she was much younger. She would endlessly scour second-hand clothing and analyze their fabrics, prints and pattern work. Today, Carla's creations for Mischen are edgy, sophisticated and feminine all at the same time. I adore this Sleeveless Keyhole Dress, (call for pricing info), because it's a combination of demure and sexy.
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