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The Hot Spot: Calvin After Party…



Francisco Costa’s S/S 2007 collection for Calvin Klein, was in my opinion, one of his strongest collections for the house. Playing with volume, yet often with a sheer organza, the result was remarkably airy and flaterring – a feat unaccomplished by many who have attempted to take on volume. The last dress on Natalia, part angelic costume, part nigthgown glamour, was undeniably breathtaking.

As if a terriffic show was not enough, Mr. Costa seems to have been the after party to attend – well, maybe before Miss Lohan joined the party in this disasterous number. Check it out!

Credit Getty (from top, left): Miss Lohan looks more alike a bulldog than anything resembly a lady – Too many breaks, too much fake tanner, and downright not enough class *eurrggghh*; TheMisShapes bring their usual hipster-cool – Leigh trades in her trademark black, yet looks positively stunning; only a Pregnant Maggie G. could do layering and look so streamlined; Natalia Vodiana decidely cuts herself about 1000 times with that outfit – but hey, if she can’t, who can?; Carine & Julia Roitfeld look casually cool with their leather jackets (a new trend – see Kirsten Dunst); Drew Barrymore looks so increadinly lithe and lean in this classic, black ensemble

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Mary Kate at Posen After Party….




Part disco-ball-diva, part downtown glam, Mary Kate Olsen looks uber fabulous in this sparkly little number at Zac Posen’s Spring 2007 after party at the Soho Grand Dom. Donna Summer would be so proud!

Also… super stunning Hilary Rhoda, designer Zac Posen and Wintour-offspring, Bee Schaffer.

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Zac Posen S/S 2007 (When P. Diddy gets it Right…)



When you think of Zac Posen, chances are you think of Diddy/P. Diddy/Puff Daddy/Puffy/Sean Combs (or whatever name he chooses to call himself on that particular day). Sure, his financial-right-hand-man has significantly helped this young designer get his name out so quickly. This season, however, the only reason you may be saying Zac Posen is because of his so-un-NYC, NYC collection.
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While other designers kept it short (in style) and basic (in colour), Posen went for drama – think brightly coloured gowns with dramatic necklines (at times, recalling Gianfranco Ferre), voluminious, puff sleeves, and a soon-to-be iconic dress worn by Hana. It was unapolagetically exuberant. Even though definite hints of YSL and Gucci were prevalent throughout the collection, it was done with a clean, minimalist objective.

For those with a smaller imagination, or possibly, a smaller bank account, Posen sent out his take on volume via a beautiful array of high-waisted pants, draped blouses, and a few variations on the cropped jacket. Finally, a strong, if, at times slightly disjointed, collection rising from all the hoopla.

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Ban On Skinny Models Shocks Fashion World



By Andrew HayReuters – Tuesday, September 12, 2006; 11:54 AM

MADRID. (Reuters) – The world’s first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other catwalk pageants…

Read the Rest? Go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/12/AR2006091200665.html

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Maybe it’s not so Grey After All…



In a season dominated by neutrals (greys, creams, whites), its nice to see that one colour has come shining through. Glorious and bright, I have always had a liking for yellow – Think of how great Renne Zellweger looked in that canary yellow Jean Desses dress at the Oscars (yes, blondes can wear yellow) ?

Besides, doesn’t everyone love Big Bird? From mustard to honey to school-bus bright, this colour works well with all the grey, cream, and white you’ll be stocking up on anyway.
Credit- Style.com: (From top, left) Peter Som, Dian Von Furtsenberg, Jeremy Laing, Chaiken, Ruffian, Sari Gueron, Oscar De La Renta

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When Disaster Strikes…



Seeing Victoria Beckham wearing one of your designs would incite any young, up-and-coming designer to slit their wrists. I’m talking crisis control that even the like of Tom Cruse’s PR team have never seen…

With style this bad, I contend this is as much public indecency as any random genitalia. Elle Woods, can you help us out?

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Kate vs. Kate – Goliath vs. Goliath ?



Despite the apparent emaciation of my Ms. Bosworth, my previous posts will serve to highlight the unconditional liking I have for this young one. Likewise, Kate Moss, who undoubtedly holds the title of Comeback Queen this year, will always have a special place in my heart as well. Even if her recent fashion ensembles have err, not been on par with her earlier looks, she still possesses one of the most emulated styles around the globe.


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At recent parties, both Kates went for a monochrome, skintight, all black look. Moss, allowing her rock chick soul to direct, once again, does the look with a thick, studded waist. Bosworth keep its decidedly more basic with a simple, slightly loose-fitting tee.

For some reason, I feel that Moss’ version is slightly too Victoria Beckham, whereas Bosworth’s exudes a much more toned down, Calvin-esque glamour. Moss, however, gets more points for her slicked back ‘do. At the end of the day, my point goes to Bosworth, do you agree?

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The TIFF Coverage Part #2….



Rachel Weisz, devoted fan to Mr. Rodriguez, shows us how to make fall’s boxier looks positively seductive. Somehat matchy, but stuning nonetheless.
Recent Queen of The Yawn, Jennifer Lopez, at the premiere of her and hubby Marc Anthony’s new film “Il Cantante.” Wearing Dolce and Gabbanna. The dress is unsurprisingly typical, but the darker hair is a nice change from that all-over-bronzed, fake golden hair. Taking notes, Beyonce?
Let’s be honest, the Dixie Chicks have never been known for their fashion sense. They’ve sold millions of records, voiced the internal thoughts of millions of Americans (and Canadians) with half a brain, and were trailblaizers, along with Ms. Twain and Ms. Hill, for making country cool again. Here, at the premiere of their documentary ‘Shut Up and Sing”, the two on the right look downright beautiful, while Emily Robison should have left that dress to Miss Moss and Miss Moss only.
Lopez again, this time at a press conference. She shows us why she will never be a fashion icon – that’s right, no matter how many Dolce or Versace dresses she dons! The individual pieces are classic, but she ends up looking too costume-y.
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