Author Archives: Miguelina_Nunez

Designer Spotlight: Sandro Paris & The Frenzy For All Things Monochrome

Born in 1984, Sandro is one of a handful of Parisian labels that fills the void between high street and fast fashion. Not only is Sandro celebrated for its sleek and distinctly Parisian offerings,  the luxe quality inherent in even … Continue reading

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FASHION WEEK TRENDS: STRUCTURE DRAMA, JAPONISME, 40’S VIXEN

As exciting as fashion month can be, the endless parade of shows easily starts to look like one big act as opposed to individual, artistic efforts by veteran and young designers alike. So I thought, rather than shoving my unwavering … Continue reading

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: OSCAR DE LA RENTA’S FOLKLORIC DEVOTION TO THE FEMININE FORM

New York Fashion Week isn’t over until Oscar de la Renta shows! That hasn’t rung as true as it has today when the veteran ushered a marvelous fairy tale down the catwalk with a little help from Cara Delevingne and … Continue reading

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: HELMUT LANG X PABLO PICASSO

Michael and Nicole Colovos found muse in the Guggenheim’s Picasso Black & White exhibition for their Helmut Lang F/W 2013 show-stopper. The details invested in this collection – one of my favorites this season – make me think that the Colovoses … Continue reading

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: TIBI SEEKS COMFORT IN FUNCTIONALLY CHIC BASICS

Amy Smilovic delivered a practical collection of sportswear for Tibi Fall/Winter 2013. According to Style.com, she noted that the cocktail dress has been done to death, and that – with this particular collection – she’d be examining layering solutions and … Continue reading

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: ALEXANDER WANG PACKS A PUNCH FOR THE COOL GIRLS WITH F/W 2013

‘Eye of the Tiger’ – the entirely unexpected theme song to Rocky III – bellowed through the cinematic Cunard building where Alexander Wang was showing his cool girl threads for the first time. His choice of music was not only … Continue reading

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: THE ANDREA LIEBERMAN COLLECTION

Although Andrea Lieberman debuted her namesake ready-to-wear collection: A.L.C, just four years ago in 2009, her interpretation of modern workwear is internationally recognized, and has earned her a spot in the CFDA as a leader in contemporary design. Lieberman is … Continue reading

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ALBER ELBAZ SKYPES INTO HIS OWN LANVIN VIDEO CAMPAIGN

Taking a cue from Alexander Wang’s fawned over campaign for the budget friendly T Line, Alber Elbaz Skypes into his own video campaign for the Lanvin spring 2013 collection. Featuring Karlie Kloss, Saskia de Brauw, and Daria Strokous at what … Continue reading

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A STARRY-EYED KARL LAGERFELD GIVES US A HISTORY LESSON ON FEMINISM AS PORTRAYED BY CHANEL DIAMONDS

For the third installment of Inside Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld gives us a lesson on the history of diamonds as imagined by one Coco Chanel. The latest video to come out of the house takes us back to the 1930s, constellation-inspired … Continue reading

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GUESS WHO ALEXANDER WANG HAS RESURRECTED FOR HIS LATEST CAMPAIGN?!

If there’s one gripe most people share about fashion it would be that the industry can take itself a bit too seriously – which is why Alexander Wang’s latest collaboration is a totally unexpected but sincerely welcomed powerplay. The designer … Continue reading

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REVISITING KATE MOSS’S FLOWER-STREWN AND FRAGRANT LADY GARDEN FOR LOVE NO. 9 (NSFW)

Kate Moss welcomed the new year with a beautiful nude spread for Love No. 9’s Spring/Summer 2013 issue. The hippy images feature Kate in stockings with flowers strewn about her body. While this isn’t the first time she bares all … Continue reading

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15 NEW SEASON DRESSES FOR UNDER £50

The first few months of the new year can be pretty bleek considering that there are no holidays in sight, and no excuse to take some time off of work. During this time of the year my very bad shopping … Continue reading

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WHAT’S WITH THE B52S IN THE NEW OSCAR DE LA RENTA SPRING 2013 AD CAMPAIGN?!

Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2013 ad campaign debuted over the weekend to relatively quiet fanfare. Models Liu Wen and Caroline Brasch Nielsen are styled by Alex White in 1960s B52s – that’s right, the beehive was originally inspired by the … Continue reading

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PREVIEW THE LANVIN SPRING/SUMMER 2013 CAMPAIGN: PREORDER THE KARLIE KLOSS, SASKIA DE BRAUW, & DARIA STROKOUS LOOK!

For his spring 2013 showing, designer Alber Elbaz delivered a sexualized take on Le Smoking that only benefited from a flattering, Japanese inspired silhouette. And now, with the help of photographer Steven Meisel and supermodels Karlie Kloss, Saskia de Brauw, … Continue reading

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: COULD CHRISTIAN COTA BE THE NEXT LUCKY DESIGNER TO GET A PRESIDENTIAL PUSH FROM MICHELLE OBAMA?

Up-and-comer Christian Cota was one of the designers predicted to dress Michelle Obama, particularly because – like Jason Wu before him – Cota was awarded the Fashion Group Internationale’s Women’s Ready to Wear Rising Star Award in 2009. Much to … Continue reading

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VALENTINO SPRING 2013 SHOW CLOSES HAUTE COUTURE WEEK WITH A BANG (AND A LOT OF LACE)

Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli delivered an ethereal, and decidedly Baroque collection for Valentino today, the last day of Haute Couture Week. As is expected of anything that falls under the umbrella of the Baroque cultural movement, Valentino … Continue reading

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CHRISTIAN DIOR SHROUDED IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY: RAF SIMONS WOWS WITH PARIS SPRING 2013 COUTURE SHOW

Despite the beautiful blanket of snow decorating Le Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, inside Christian Dior’s massive mirrored tent, Raf Simons welcomed a beautifully minimalist spring. While critics will allot their own stories to this masterful collection, Simons’ second couture showing for … Continue reading

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YOUR DAILY DOSE OF FASHION PORN: VIVIENNE WESTWOOD X ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

Vivienne Westwood is lending her brand and creations to a new campaign for the English National Ballet – following in the footsteps of the house of Yves Saint Laurent which sponsored the New York Metropolitan Opera’s Spring 2011 gala . … Continue reading

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THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT ALEXANDER WANG’S SPRING AD CAMPAIGN

Steven Klein shot Polish model Malgosia Bela in full, androgynous glory for Alexander Wang’s highly anticipated Spring 2013 campaign. The deconstruction concept behind Wang’s modernist collection of leathers visually pulled apart by sharp slices and held together by invisible fish-line … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SARAH BURTON’S MIRACULOUS PRE-FALL COLLECTION MIGHT AS WELL BE FOR KATE MIDDLETON

One of the best, and most comprehensive pre-fall 2013 collections was delivered by none other than Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The creative director produced a humble presentation that harkened back to medieval times through high necklines, clerical silhouettes, and exquisite … Continue reading

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TOM FORD ABANDONS HYPER-SEXUALITY FOR MINIMALISM S/S 2013 CAMPAIGN

When it comes to ad campaigns, Tom Ford is perhaps best known for a series of hyper-sexualized, risqué images; but for his Spring/Summer 2013 wares, he seems to have taken a page out of Raf Simons’ pervasively minimalist book. The fashion … Continue reading

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VICTORIAN PORN COMES TO LIFE: TIGHTEN YOUR CORSETS, THE BBC IS HOSTING THE NETHERFIELD BALL…

If you’ve ever fantasized about sabotaging Elizabeth Bennett’s abrasive attempts at courting Colin Firth Mr. Darcy at the Netherfield Ball, hold on to your bustle because the BBC might just give you the chance. At the heels of a successful 3rd season … Continue reading

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FROM RUNWAY TO RETAIL: HEDI SLIMANE’S SAINT LAURENT DROPS ONLINE, BUT HAS IT FALLEN FLAT?

27 items from Hedi Slimane’s first collection for the house formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent have popped up on Barneys.com. Featured on the retail giant’s site are sculptural mini dresses, and minimalist separates along with a handful of understated, … Continue reading

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