Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Would You Buy This Top?

This top by Valentino is striking. Although I'm not usually into sequins nor beading, I do love the detailing. However, it's the back that makes this buy a little tricky. I think it's a little over the top.

What do you think?

Emerging Designer to Watch: Savanna Morrish

Savanna Morrish is a UK-based designer who's work definitely brings an edgy, "in your face" creativity that London designers are known for.

She "brings it" with a flare all her own (FYI: Yep, I purposely used the word flare here 'cause Savanna is bringing the heat.). Her creations are all about the drama ... which reflects Savanna's love of fashion and costume design.

I do believe the pictures speak for themselves.

Boot Cravings


Monday, February 25, 2013

New Temptation: Designer Lamberto Losani

I recently found designer Lamberto Losani. His artistic influences are on the classical side ... He is also an opera singer.

Lamberto, along with his daughter Paola, produces a collection of beautiful cashmere pieces with modern, stylish touches. You can see their commitment to quality.

These pieces made me catch my breath.

The sweater that first tempted me 

I was first drawn to the sweater above. The tucking, two-tone and mixed textures were different yet very wearable. The colors are actually light and dark gray; the dark gray has a very modest tie-dye effect ... I like that it can be dressed up or down.

I decided to research Lamberto because, as I've said before, shopping is like a sport ... You're never satisfied with just one win.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

See the Oscar de la Renta for THE OUTNET Capsule Collection

Oscar de la Renta has created an exclusive capsule collection for THE OUTNET. The limited edition collection is comprised of 23 styles that reference the classic silhouettes of the iconic luxury label.

The spring collection features full skirts, wide leg pants, skirt suits and fifties-inspired dresses. Materials include silk faille, bouclé, monochromatic graphics, floral prints, bright colors and an ikat feature in neutral hues ... it's quintessential Oscar redone with a fresh approach.

The collection will launch on Tuesday, February 26th.  You can watch the video, starring Olivia Palermo, and preview the capsule collection right here.


The Complete Collection:

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fashion News of the Week

News Recap:
  • Nicholas Kirkwood is named the Winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund
  • The Winner of the H&M Design Award is Announced
  • Queen Beatrix to Abdicate the Throne
  • Rihanna and Others to Show at London Fashion Week
  • The Upcoming Fashion Weeks
  • The Next DSUK Sample Sale Event

Nicholas Kirkwood is the Winner of the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund

The winner of this year’s BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund is Nicholas Kirkwood. The BFC will develop a bespoke mentoring programme tailored specifically to assist Nicholas to achieve his business goals for the next 18 months.

The Award, now in its fourth year, was established to further enhance the reputation of London’s rising stars and assist in the development of their businesses.

The Winner of the H&M Design Award is Announced

The winner of the 2013 H&M Design Award is 26 year old Minju Kim, a student at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Hear her talk about her collection and what winning the award means to her in the video below.

Queen Beatrix to Abdicate the Throne

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate after 33 years on the throne, to her eldest son, 45-year-old Willem-Alexander.

The queen, who turned 75 just yesterday, was greeted by great cheers at the October wedding of Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Princess Stéphanie ... Click here for more about the wedding ... I just added more pictures.

Queen Beatrix

Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, and Princess Maxima

Rihanna and Others to Show at London Fashion Week

I'm sure you've heard that Rihanna is to show at London Fashion Week. The list of other new designers showing during the week include 1205, Assad Mounser, Benedetta Bruzziches, Current/Elliott, Each x Other, Fleet Ilya, Florian, Golden Lane, Liam Fahy, Lito, Maarten van der Horst, Mr Start (Women's), Pamela Love, Rachel Comey, Raquel Allegra, Shourouk, Studio Nicholson, Trager Delaney, Victoria Beckham Denim, Wendy Nichol and Zoë Jordan.

The Upcoming Fashion Weeks

The big fashion weeks kick off in New York on February 7th ... The anticipation is always exciting. As usual, I will post the live streams from New York and London, as well as the access links to the Milan and Paris live streams.

Stay tuned.

The Next DSUK Sample Sale Event

The next Designer Sales UK sample sale event is Thursday 28th-Saturday 2nd March. It will take place in the Chelsea Old Town Hall, in London. The event planners promise to stock hundreds of labels PLUS their biggest ever consignment of handbags.

Insider's Note: I just learned there's also a Pop Up Shop this weekend, in Firle, in addition to a Mayfair event coming on 21st March. Click here for more info and to purchase VIP tickets.

The Rock Vault Designers to Design Red Carpet Earrings

Ten Rock Vault designers have been invited to design a pair of red carpet earrings created in palladium. The designer brands selected to take part in this unique showcase are Alice Cicolini (Alice showed in the previous exhibition), Fernando Jorge, Hannah Martin, Husam El Odeh, Imogen Belfield, Jo Hayes Ward, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Sophie Bille Brahe, Tomasz Donocik and Yunus & Eliza.

Stacking rings designed by Jo Hayes Ward

The red carpet creations will be showcased, along with the designers' full AW13 collections, in a dedicated exhibit as part of the BFC's Rock Vault.

The Rock Vault is sponsored by the International Palladium Board and curated by Stephen Webster, during London Fashion Week.

Somerset House in London