The Message of Fall Starts to Unfold

Runway: Spring has arrived, and I am finally thrilled to indulge in bright colours, floral prints, and splashes of neon, dashed with hints of neutrals and pastels.  While my spring must-have wish lists continue’s to grow (check out my five faves on D Mag’s Shop Talk), I can’t help but think about the entire sartorial splendour I’ve seen on the runway for Autumn/Winter 2012. It’s hard to stay focused on the current season when I prefer surreptitiously to cultivate my needs for the coming collections.

 Autumn / Winter 2012, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Naeem Khan, and Mary Katrantzou.

Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Naeem Khan, and Mary Katrantzou.

Overcome by a deluge of accomplished designers, I am not sure what style to love on first. After reviewing my first cut of divinity, I cannot help notice my subconscious trend now they are all merged together—statement skirts, dresses, and coats that are heavily embellished continue to captivate my choice of style for fall 2012.



Runway to Red Carpet: Behind The Lens of Frazer Harrison

Style: Frazer Harrison lives life in the fast lane, but not the normal kind of corporate fast lane, but the kind with flashing bulbs, and jet-set travel around the world. As a Getty Images photographer, this bulb-flashing veteran has seen it all, from red carpets to runways and celebrity soirees. Brit-born, L.A. based celebrity and entertainment photographer Harrison covers every glamorous event from New York, to Milan, and Hollywood. With New York and Milan fashion week over, and the frenzy of Oscar night wrapped up, Frazer shared some of his trials and tribulations from the last month.

Jean Dujardin and wife Alexandra, red carpet arrival at 84th Oscars.

Jean Dujardin and wife Alexandra, red carpet arrival at 84th Oscars.


Naeem Khan: The Body as a Canvas – Fall 2012

Runway: Paisley the mother of Indian design and the Hindu Tilakas inspired Naeem Khan for Fall 2012, a collection derived from the decadence and dust of India.  This was my first time attending a Naeem Khan show, and my last show for fashion week, so I was grateful for my well-positioned seat.  Sitting front row and centre of the runway sat Matt Damon with his wife, Luciana Barroso, and the culinary effervescent Padma Lakshmi, along with actress Kristen Chenoweth.

Naeem Khan Fall 2012

Decidedly decadent—a royal-inspired gathering of gold and silver metallic embroidery, embodied the essence of Khan’s collection—a pure, patriotic nod to Khan’s ethnic heritage.  More

Lets Face It, It’s A Trend

Trends: Well, I’ve found multiple faces staring back at me over the last few months—abstract at Jil Sander, a memorable Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra at TopShop, a dashing Armani wearing a tuxedo at Giorgio Armani, and an edgy headshot at Betsey Johnson.

Giorgio Armani: Fall 2011

Giorgio Armani: Fall 2011.


Sneak Peak: Tracy Reese Fall 2012

Style: My inbox is starting to trickle with invites to the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week; the countdown to stylish insanity has begun. I love the anticipation of a new season, even better, getting a glimpse of inspiration beforehand—a sweet tease.

The spring summer 2012 collections revealed a strong monochromatic story for early deliveries, with many designers bestowing striking pops of colour against neutral palettes. This chromatic trend hints at making a return to the runway next month, given the highlight notes for the Tracy Reese Fall 2012 collection.

Celebrating her fifth anniversary, of the Tracy Reese flagship boutique in Manhattan last year, Ms Reese continues to hold a steadfast position in the world of fashion. Feminine froth, and plentiful prints, always adorn’s the creativity of Ms Reese, and this next collection notes to a similar scenario.

Expect to see vibrant tomato, juniper green, fiery orange, with citrus lemon tones, warmed with neutral browns, grey, and black and white. Tailored silhouettes such as a jacquard pea jacket, and the classic mini, are juxtaposed with lavish textures and embellishments, crafted with refined detail.

Ready-to-Wear, wearable wares, that sound perfectly polite.