Friday, February 27, 2009

Favorites Of The Day

This is a hot little jacket. It's really got a lot of little nice details like the button up collar and the buttons on the sleeves.

"Tiered Jacket"
Available at Neiman Marcus

This shoe is just plain practical and stylish.

Jimmy Choo
"Peep-Toe Platform Pump"
Available at Bergdorf Goodman

I did a double take when I saw this handbag. This one will be around for a while too.

Bvlgari Bags
"Shoulder Bag in sand soft water buffalo leather with light gold plated hardware"
Available at Bvlgari

"Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process."---Anne Wilson Schaef

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Favorites Of The Day

Here's a bag thats cool on a number of different levels. First it meets my requirement of being well made. Secondly, it's styled smartly. Thirdly, you could wear this with almost anything. So it's really versatile. Guess that makes it a classic, huh?

Francesco Biasia
"Paige-Calf Leather Top Flap Bag"
Available at Francesco Biasia

You have got to imagine that my eyes have run across so many styles of shoes til I'm probably blue in the face. Which is why I know that I have got to be addicted to them because regardless to how many styles I've seen, I'm always looking for that next pair that will just send me into "shoe high." While the following shoes don't send me into my "shoe high" they are none the less exciting and I'll take a little excitement over none at all!

"Patent Triple Band Sandals"
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Here's a good read. A little late in getting it to you but a good read non the less.

Pamela Goblin
"Valentino: Themes and Variations"
Available at Amazon

"Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art."---don Miguel Ruiz

Lovin Life, Truth Is

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Favorites Of The Day

This bracelet is a nice one.

Me & Ro
"Silver & Tahitian Pearl"
Available at Gilt Groupe

Now I have been eyeing this bag for the longest. To say that I want it is an understatement!

Carlos Falchi
"Large Drawstring Bucket"
Available at Hobby Fob

Here's a different take on wedges.

"Crisscross Suede Wedge"
Available at Bergdorf Goodman

"Citius, Altius, Fortius" (Faster, Higher, Stronger)---Henri Martin Didon

Lovin Life, Truth Is

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Favorites Of The Day

Just the simple fact that this shoe is red has got me hooked, along with the way it's styled of course.

Christian Louboutin
"Rolando Boucle"
Available at Barney's

Love this top!

Vivienne Westwood
Draped Wrapped Top
Available at Far Fetch

I'd be all day describing this handbag. So I'll just tell you that it not only looks good but it actually functions well too.

Marc Jacobs
"Memphis Stam"
Available at E-Luxury

"Becoming a person of deeply grounded and rich imagination may be more desirable than being healthy, politically savvy, or well informed."---Thomas Moore

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Fashion Week Wrap-Up

It left as quickly as it came. Gratefully. I remained pretty patient throughout it though. I was about to stand up in the middle of it, throw a couple of shoes and exclaim, "Oh, come on are you kidding me? People this is Fashion Week not whatever week. Exactly what are you people doing?" It all seemed painfully, boring at first, I mean they were just missing the mark to me. OK let me be honest, that was the worst Fashion Week that I can remember. I was thinking, "What the hell is going on?" Could it be the economy? Because if it was they may as well not even have a fashion week. I literally saw people bailing in the middle of shows. Normally I would scoff at such behavior. Maybe I was mistaken, maybe it was my interpretation that was off. Then someone expressed the same sentiment that I did only a lot more colorful and then I knew it wasn't me. There were some designers that actually showed up and showed out they are:

  1. Barbie Collection (Assortment of Different Designers)
  2. Herve Ledger
  3. Jill Stuart
  4. Carolina Herrera
  5. Badgley Mischka
  6. Oscar de la Rente
  7. Michael Kors
  8. Zac Posen
  9. Malandrino
  10. Douglas Hannat
  11. Chaldo Ralph Ricci
  12. Ralph Lauren

So these are the people who continue to give me hope. They saved my Fashion Week. There are maybe 2 that deserve honorable mention however, they just didn't "bring it." I just hope the next Fashion Week will be a good one.

"Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul."---Rebecca West

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Fashion Week ---The 8th and Final Day

Ralph Lauren!, Chaldo Ralph Ricci!, Stephen Burrows ! Well, I guess they did save some of the best for last! As usual these men did their collective thing on the last day of Fashion Week. Although they had stellar performances it may not be enough to make up for the poor performances we saw earlier this week. We still thank God for the fact that they will be judged on their individual performances. So here are 3 of Fashion Week's saving graces!

Ralph Lauren Fall 2009

Ralph Lauren

Chaldo Ralph Ricci Fall 2009

Chado Ralph Ricci

Stephen Burrows Fall 2009

Stephen Burrows

And that ladies and gents is a wrap!

"Where ever you are, be all there."---Jim Elliot

Fashion Week---The Final Day

Mixed feelings is what I have following this Fashion Week's offerings. There were only about 5 designers that really stepped up to the plate and put on really good shows. Bummer if you really stop and think about it. Fashion Week was suppose to be my escape from all of the crazy things I hear on CNN and MSNBC. I think our society has become one of "resting on our laurels." I think that in whatever you do be it fashion, athletics, education, medicine or whatever someone or something has to happen to wake us up and shake us to be a nation or a world for that matter of people who are always building on the best. It's when we bring our best to the table that we are able to learn from that experience to grow. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. For all the designers who brought their "A Game" I applaud you. To those who didn't I'm pretty sure all the columnist have let you know who you are. You might try harder, do better, try a different strategy, push for the best. As for the argument that these shows are all about excess I say, "AND." That's part of the entire fashion "aura." We expect it to be excessive, outrageous, ridiculous, and ingenious. What we don't expect is that everyone can go out and buy it or that everyone will want to go out and buy it! That being said here's the schedule for the last day:

  1. Project Runway
  2. Ralph Lauren
  3. Tadashi Shoji
  4. Chado Ralph Rucci
Hopefully there will be surprises!

"To ask the hard questions is simple."---W.H.Auden

Lovin Life, Truth Is

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fashion Week Day 7

I used to think it was rude to show up to the party and show out! In this case I'm about to do a couple of back flips or something because these three designers brought it! I mean they brought it! To be honest with you I was beginning to feel like this one wasn't even worth it. I mean every show was just so blah! I was thinking maybe it's the economy. But the economy is just an "EXCUSE." It's no reason for not showing up and doing your best. Then I thought maybe it's just me. Not, all my suspicions were laid to rest when someone said to me, "What on earth are they (the designers) doing this year?" It is a big mistake to feel that designers should somehow "tone it down" due to the economy. Suppressing creativity is sin and a shame for any reason. I was, we were, expecting the VERY BEST that designers have to offer regardless to what the economy is like. Now if this was the VERY BEST that some of the designers can do then it's time for me to pick another hobby. It's a sad commentary on the future and I simply refuse to believe that we don't have any more creative people.

Now that I've got that off my chest and out of my system, as I was saying earlier, the following three designers showed up and showed out!

Zac Posen Fall 2009

Paz de la Huerta and Zac Posen

Malandrino Fall 2009

Catherine Malandrino

Douglas Hannat Fall 2009

Douglas Hannat

Now that's the way it's done!

"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."---Matsuo Basho