Fashion Week, Shoe Porn


NY Fashion week is in full swing here and we can’t get enough of all the new trends for next fall. Even though snow still covers the streets of NY and much of the East coast; that’s not stopping any of the fabulous shows. Among new designers showing this season: Manolo Blahnik.

Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 12.48.37 PMWe were very excited to here the “stiletto-master” would be joining the list but also surprised that it took this long! His exhibition got a lot of buzz and he seems to be thrilled to finally join NY Fashion Week. We’re pretty in-awe of his AW’14 collection. His presentation included short films by Michael Rogers; Blahnik has said in previous presentations that he likes to show people where his inspirations come from. Check out some of the pieces from the collection below. What were your thoughts on the designers Fashion Week debut?

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Fashion Week, News

NY Fashion Week Moves to Hudson Yards!


It’s only been about 3 years since Fashion Week moved to its home in Lincoln Center and it looks like they will be moving again! The Hudson Yards are located in the garment district – close to many designer’s studios and are set to be the next home of NYFW. They’re large, spacious, have a sick view and promise to show Fashion Week-goers an even more amazing time than Lincoln Center has! We still don’t know when the first fashion week at the  Hudson Yards  will be since they are still to-be-built; but I think that it could be the perfect location for an event like fashion week!

What do you think about the change??

Fashion Week, Inspiration

Mullets, PJs and Fur for Marc Jacobs

The fashion God that he is, Marc Jacobs has done it again.  Despite the delivery issues that postponed his show from Monday of NYFW to Valentine’s Day, the highly anticipated collection made everyone’s heart flutter, including mine.  Only Marc can cover models in mullets and send them down the runway topless, all the while looking sexy, sleek and classy of course.

The giant suspended sun brought out the textures of the mohair sweaters, fox fur coats, and the flashy sequin ensembles.  I am not a big fan of purple yet I want that flouncy purple sequined jumper hanging in my closet, just another example of the power of Jacobs influence.  It isn’t a case of want, it is actually a necessity.

I am a lover of the pajama trend that’s happening right now.  This ensemble is one my favorites.  Beige silk button down shirt and short shorts to go from the bed to the streets.  Perfect!

Nonetheless the collection left me breathless, as it always does.  Marc Jacobs managed to produce a collection that can not only bring out the sexy inner-goddess of a woman, but also accentuate her feminine characteristics.  I am looking forward to see what he has got in store for Louis Vuiton!

Ray xx

Events, Fashion Week

Oscar Worthy Looks Straight Off the Runway

Dear Leading Ladies of Hollywood, we have found your Oscar gowns and we expect you to wear them! With the Oscars right around the corner and New York Fashion Week in full swing, we can’t help but wonder what Hollywood’s elite will be wearing at this year’s award show. So we stopped wondering for a second or two and have compiled  a list of Oscar worthy looks straight off the runways of New York City. From bold and beautiful to just simply elegant, going wrong in one these gowns is highly impossible.

Do you think we nailed it? Weigh in and tell us what you think of our picks for the Oscars.

Fashion Week, News, Uncategorized

NYFW: Monique Lhuillier FW13


The best fashion shows are the ones that make you forget about all the madness of NYFW like tweeting every look or being the first one out of your seat to avoid traffic. It’s mesmerizing when a designer’s months of hard work and long hours are translated through the garments, creating a unified feeling of appreciation and awe. Monique Lhuillier did just that last night at the Lincoln Center theatre for her Fall/Winter 2013 show.

Famous for her extravagant, celebrity-driven red carpet gowns, Monique Lhuillier dramatized her sophisticated feminine aesthetic. It was a bold, opulent collection full of rich jewel tones, abstract prints and intricate detailing.

She opened the show with heavy snow-white knits and separates before hitting it hard with saturated color. The runway backdrop was mimicked by a green malachite rock, which she said was the color inspiration of the entire collection. This green was consistently shown throughout the show along with other deep shades of oxblood, amethyst and a timeless black.

Details varied from lace sleeves and cutouts to flouncy ostrich feathers and sparkling beads. Every piece was embellished with something ornate giving eveningwear new lengths. Abstract embroidery prevailed while any thought of simplicity was absent.

She gave femininity a new edge by including a lace cigarette pant under a matching high-low dress and placing bold jeweled collars on peplums and romantic fabrics like silk and tulle. While beautifully adorned gowns swept the runway, Lhuillier varied hemlines by including above-the-knee cocktail length and a new cut, just above the ankle.

Monique Lhuillier’s hard work surely paid off as she received a standing ovation by many audience members. Her anything but ordinary pieces will soon be all over the red carpet like always. But until then, it’s back to work for the designer for next season’s collection because great things take time and last night’s show is going to be hard to top.

Video c/o Fashion TV

Photos c/o Fab Sugar

Fashion Week, News

NY Fashion Week Trend Takeaway Part 1: Oh Oxblood

Photos courtesy of New York Times

Today marks the second official day of New York’s Fall 2013 Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and we were pretty excited to catch up on the collections that kicked off the shows.  There are always trends that dominate the runways and we definitely keep a keen eye out to ensure we’re on top of it all but this little craze couldn’t be missed if we tried…especially since this is now it’s second season dominating the catwalk – oh, Oxblood, how we love you so.  The deep red hue basically took over the magazine pages just a few months ago, we couldn’t get away from shades of wine, burgundy, maroon and the like – bags, shoes, jewels, furs, leathers – everywhere we turned.  Well it appears this baby is still going strong and although the name makes us cringe (Lucky Magazine really nailed it with their “19 Euphemisms for Oxblood“), we have to admit, we’re pretty into you.  Especially with BCBG’s laser-cut leather and Yigal’s head-to-toe cape.  The unanimous vote on NYFW Trend Takeaway Part 1: Oxblood has our hearts beating harder for sure.

Events, Fun Stuff

Style Showdown: NYFW Edition!