Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Here are the pictures that I promised you all from the Gucci Resort show! The dresses were awesome Tuesday but they are even better now. Everything about this collection was flawless! For those who missed it here are some of the pictures! I hope you all enjoy

**Images courtesy of Gucci

The Devil Is In The Details...

One major thing rockin' at the haute couture shows at the beginning of this past month were the shoes! So for the next few days on the F*Word we will be bringing you an in depth look at some of the hottest accessory items from the runway, soon to be must haves for the fall season. First up are shoes:

Let's just say that Dior out did themselves They didnt have one shoe that I didn't like on the runway. This Caged Gladiator Bootie was fierce! Dior also played with this shoe in a varied pastel palatte like pink, green and orange.

Another fave of mine was this beautiful platform sling back that was seen on the Elie Saab's Sistne Chapel inspired runways.

Chanel was out in full form with many variations of this Tweed pump that had the extra affect of a plastic Ombre heel.

Mr. Louboutin himself has been seen trotting around the most recent fashion shows. Well not in the audience, but on the models feet. At Christian Lacroix, he personally put the finishing touches on several on the masterpieces that accompanied the ensembles that floated down the runway in Paris.

Jean Paul Gaultier's boots were out in full force during the Fall 2009 Couture show. If you're going for an eccentric western look or maybe Bohemian look, this is most definitely the way to go.

Renee Davide Handbags

Renée Davíde Handbags were born when a trio of creative entrepreneurs -- brother and sister Dave and Renée LaTulippe and Renée’s husband Vittorio -- were inspired to create a line of superbly constructed handbags that combine timeless style and structure with a fresh sensibility. Handcrafted in the U.S. by artisans trained in the old-world Italian tradition, each handbag is individually constructed of the finest polished Italian leathers and European linens, and made to order. With its trademark quality, aesthetics and attention to detail, the Renée Davíde line is a sublime blend of bold and sensuous luxury. Their approach is different; the result is special. Smart. Elegant. Timeless. Here's just a sample of their work:

Sunday Satchel

Swoop Tote

Museum Tote

Catsanova Wristlet

Flamingo Satchel

Now you know I'm a sucker for anything well-made, which means I'm a sucker for Renee Davide handbags. As long as they maintain the integrity by which they make these bags they'll be around for a long time to come.

"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives."---William A. Foster

Lovin Life, Truth Is

Designer Fashion Islands - Karl Lagerfeld To Design Homes for Isla Moda

Karl Lagerfeld and Samira Abdulrazzak, CEO Dubai Infinity Holdings

Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has officially been named the first designer to collaborate with Dubai Infinity Holdings to design residential homes in the World’s Isla Moda.
80 haute houses will be designed by Lagerfeld on Dubai’s fashion island.
The revolutionary designer is reported to be the first of five designers to sign a deal with Dubai Infinity Holdings.
Dubai Infinity Holding’s collaboration with the fashion icon is an important business move for the company as his involvement will surely shape the island into the ultimate fashion destination.
Lagerfeld is excited for his new business venture.
“Dubai is a fashion bud on the verge of blossoming into the next fashion hub of the world,” Lagerfeld says. “The city is alive with culture and rich in personality, making it a perfect place for aesthetic, fashion and design to flourish. Isla Moda has tremendous potential to be the style icon of the future and I intend on driving the island to high style stardom,” the designer shares.
Due to open in 2011, the island will also feature boutiques, a 250-room Hotel Moda, and a style concierge.

Dubai's Fashion Island - Isla Moda
About Isla Moda: Isla Moda, the world's first dedicated Fashion Island. A mixed use development set in the iconic development The World, Isla Moda will combine a fashion resort, haute couture residential villas, bespoke retail offerings and luxury hospitality facilities in a drive to establish Dubai as a paradise of style. World renowned fashion designers from each continent will be instrumental in designing each element of the development.
Isla Moda will include a fashion hotel and a variety of luxury residential villas. The Hotel Moda will have approximately 250 rooms and serviced apartments, along with boutiques representing the world's most prominent designers, many of them exclusively. There will also be design studios and dedicated areas to service world renowned fashion events. Each area will be designed with the needs of the fashion industry and fashion connoisseurs in mind.
Near the residential collection will be the stylish Beach, Royal and Water Villas. All villas and villettes will offer a unique living experience while the limited edition villas will offer one of kind views, private beaches, pools and other unique residential accessories. As a first-of-a-kind project in the world, fashion conscious residents will select from the world's most recognized designers to create their own couture homes.
Isla Moda will also host exclusive international events, featuring high profile-designers and attended by the fashion world's crème de la crème. Fashion shows and limited edition product launches are a few of the events that will take place on the island.
Moreover, Isla Moda will offer first-class service in the form of a personal concierge for guests and residents alike ranging from a style concierge for clothing, perfumery, personal style makeovers, as well as design concierge to create one of a kind living environments with bespoke furnishings, art, and technology. Hotel guests and residential owners will also receive VVIP access to exclusive events, services, and products globally.

WOW---What wonderful times we live in!

"The key question isn't "What fosters creativity?" But it is why in God's name isn't everyone creative? Where was the human potential lost? How was it crippled? I think therefore a good question might be not why do people create? But why do people not create or innovate? We have got to abandon that sense of amazement in the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if anybody created anything."---Abraham Maslow

Lovin Life, Truth Is
Story from ASDA'A Public Relations Press Release July 8, 2008

Did You Notice?

When I was browsing through Naomi Campbell's photos from the Vogue Italia something happened to catch my eye... Tell me if it caught yours too

The boot by Christian Louboutin, its a mix of the popular Anemone Pigalle pump and his thigh high boots.

**Images courtesy of Italian Vogue July 2008 issue.