Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
-Andre Leon Talley (who else?) in Vogue
Friday, March 23, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Sarah Burton's fall 2012 women were like high fashion super heroes, with sci-fi chrome visors, Batman-like belt buckles to be winged at an enemy or clasped to a zip line, protective capes and fortress-like furs. I could even imagine some of the closing frocks as like a porcupine's, or some deep sea creature's, defense system -- explode your spikes to deliver the final blow. Still there was something delicate, beautiful. That seems to be the sort of McQueen ethos that Burton has carried on so masterfully and effortlessly - the juxtaposition, or perhaps marriage, of fierce strength and exquisite fragility.
Friday, March 2, 2012
I've decided it would be just about right for me to date Olivier Rousteing, the handsome 26-year old Parisian designer fresh off his second season at the helm of Balmain. The collection ditched a lot of the obnoxious, Euro-trashy feel of the later Decarnin collections - when cliched torn up t-shirts went for nearly $1,000 - and brought back the sense of chic, over-the-top luxury and fun that re-made the brand at the end of the aughts. Though this time, there was just a touch of elegance, and that's a difficult balance to strike--in fashion and in a boyfriend.