As long as the cunning Cruise '10 collections keep coming in, we'll continue sharing them with you. Next up, we have a mishmash of ensembles ranging from crisp to ethereal by Gucci, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Derek Lam, and Narciso Rodriguez — phew! I love how Gucci's Frida Giannini kept things sleek and sexy with streamlined cuts and colors. Keeping the neck high and slit high on this gown is a genius move. Oh, but there's more — don't miss it.
I can only dream of the islands I would visit wearing ravishing resort pieces from Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Moschino Cheap & Chic, and Missoni. While my Costa Rica trip won't be quite as fancy, I can aspire to look just as nice. Each collection showed a different take on holiday dressing. Armani took the bold route with city chic cuts; Missoni played with plenty of subdued prints and layers; Moschino Cheap & Chic kept it soft and feminine; and Yves Saint Laurent — my favorite — wowed with an ode to YSL muse Loulou de la Falaise. I love how this animal print top evokes sensual, sexy vibes. Want to see my favorite Cruise '10 looks to date? You know what to do . . .
Are you ready to cruise some more? Bottega Veneta's 2010 Cruise collection has docked, and it brings us important lessons in colors and tailoring. The colors — purple, red, chocolate brown — aren't the norm for resort, but they're luscious nonetheless. Designer Tomas Maier took cues from the menswear line and delivered sleek tailoring with sporty undertones. Chanel Iman and Olga Sherer model tailored blazers, pleated trousers, draped tops, platform sandals, and glam bags. Does this collection float your boat? Click through then vote.
Forget Cannes, the fashion action is in Venice. Or at least it was momentarily. Karl decided to show his 2010 Cruise collection in the sinking city of Venice (sad). And by the looks if it, it was nothing short of fabulous (not so sad). Inspired by Venetian high-society of the '30s, this collection is ultra elegant. And those Renaissance reds — definitely something a Venetian Dangerous Beauty would have worn. Gowns were slim and luxurious, cocktail dresses were dramatic, tweeds were ever-covetable, and a slight Spanish flair occurred via ruffles and lace. In keeping with the recent '90s Supermodel comeback, Tatjana Patitz closed the show, Karl in tow. One word: bellissima.
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When Rubin Singer did a full on nautical collection in New York for his Spring 2009 show we admit we thought it was a little too much cruise collection not quite enough spring/summer. But after seeing D&G's delightful diffusion line take on naughty and gnarly nautical we might have to soften the stance on cruise as summer collection attire. Who are we to stand on ceremony, cruise is just summer in a different hemisphere anyway right?
While it may homogenize merchandising a bit we were tickled by stripes (a trend report of ours in New York) on everything from dresses and capris to full on bathing robes. Add to that a few jaunty little high waisted trousers (who cares if its been done to death already?) and some pert camisoles and we might just convince ourselves that we need to get on the Dolce and Gabanna yacht.
Truefashionista has resort babe written all over her. It helps that she's sporting a hotter-than-hot one-piece bathing suit, a stylish bangle, a bright red head wrap, and oversized sunnies. What I would give to be beside her!
Here's what she's wearing:
- Bathing Suit: From a Philippine store called BAYO
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What can I do? I was invited to a cruise with a friend that I really like,
but the days are exactly during my period. Is there a way to avoid getting my period during those days, or postpone it to I get back? I am 47 and not taking any kind of pill or contraceptive.
--Period in My Way Winona
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Many people will be taking cruises this summer and to some, a nudist cruise is a thrilling opportunity to let loose and relax. I'm all for experimenting with new things - especially during a travel week - but a naked culinary adventure kind of grosses me out. How about you: would you go on a naked culinary adventure?