Balenciaga Fall 2014 – Your Simple Staples Get a Zest

Whether it’s a raincoat, trench, sweater, or a high-waisted pant. Creative Director, Alexander Wang, gives that eccentric edgy feel at his own line’s collection, back at New York Fashion Week, to the Classic, simple staples seen in every wardrobe. Kanye West makes a camo, front row, while Gisele, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly make notable appearances on the runway.

Images from NowFashion.com

Marc Jacobs Leaves a Stunning Mark at Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2014 show

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Sadly, all good things have to come to an end. Even the days which Marc Jacobs took rein at Louis Vuitton. But after months of speculation, it is sadly true that Jacobs, and his partner Robert Duffy will sadly be leaving the House of Louis Vuitton. Fortunately leaving the house in good terms, Jacobs final collection was filled with all things black, but that doesn’t mean that the show today was dreary. Instead: today’s show was pretty much all things but dreary. It was dramatic.

As guests arrived at the show this morning, they were greeted by none other than French maids. Leading them into probably the most Iconic atmosphere for a show yet. Re-creating set design from the shows of the past 16 years. There were hotel corridors from last season’s show, a carousel from Jacobs’ Spring 2012 show, the escalator from the Spring 2013 show, the Iconic Louis Vuitton pole from the train at the Fall 2012 show, that Iconic elevator and the doorman from Jacobs Fall 2011 show, and don’t forget that Iconic water founton from the Fall 2010 show. Each rendered in black.

Jacobs’ most recent Muse, Edie Campbell opened the show in chains and handcuffs and sporting an Iconic black headress, which all the models sported. Reminding me a little bit of the headpiece Sarah Jessica Parker sported at the Punk themed Met Gala back in May. With Natasha Poly and Kate Upton amongst the few fellow Icons sitting pretty on the carousel. Jacobs takes inspiration from the many women who have touched over the past 16 years at Louis Vuitton. As we see hints of Coco Chanel, Miucca Prada, and Rei Kawabubo, and hints of some of his best Vuitton pieces. As the models were draped in feathers and crystals, this must be the most Iconic show ever to exist in Fashion History.

“To the Showgirl in all of us.”

The way Marc Jacobs signed off his program notes.

Dolce & Gabbana Throwback: Between Masculine and Feminine

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Arizona Muse shows off a Masculine Suit while Daphne Groeneveld Shows off a Feminine, Flirty dress.

 

Between Masculine and Feminine. The theme for Dolce & Gabbana‘s Fall 2011 collection, one of my all time favorite shows. Sending models like Sigrid Agren, Arizona Muse, and Natasha Poly in masculine ensembles of suits, and their hair styled in a bun, looking very masculine. With each suit, Sexy and Feminine making it wearable for women with more feminine styles. Meanwhile, Constance Jablonski, Daphne Groeneveld, and Candace Swanepoel showed off feminine dresses with stars, sequins, and musical notes on them. With their put up into a Glam and Chic bun. And then came the finale. Models dressed very masculine in a white blouse, black trousers, and suspenders. While more feminine dressed models showed off Beautiful black and white dresses with stars printed on them. So which gets your vote? Masculine? Or feminine?   View the full collection by clicking the link below, and comment which gets your vote. The answer: Lies Within You.

 

http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2011RTW-DGABBANA

 

 

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Throwback Thrusday – Back to 2005

This week’s Throwback Thursday is a flashback to July of 2005 when Chanel’s Fall 2005 Haute Couture show was presented. It was back in the day when now Supermodels Freja Beha, Natasha Poly, Lindsey Ellingson, and Anja Rubik were just getting their modeling careers started. And Brad Kroneig had long hair!!! And all the models had to walk around in a circle, wearing jackets to cover up their runway look, until they got to their place. Then all the models, (except for the bride), took of their coats and showed off their looks to the people. Everything just looks so different back then for Chanel compared to now. Tell me what you think in the comments.

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Next week I will be on vacation and will most likely not have access to wifi, I will try my best to give you guys a Look of the Week, and a Throwback Thrusday picture. I will probably be able to give you a Throwback Thursday posting but just in case. Please be aware of this if I don’t update my blog, or post much next week.

Thank you.