Anna Dello Russo Style at H&M

Style: The summer is almost here, but for many die-hard Anna Dello Russo fans, October cannot arrive fast enough.  Fave Swedish retailers Hennes & Mauritz have added an eclectic choice to their roster of successful collaborations, which have previously included Consuelo Castiglioni of Marni, Karl Lagerfeld, and Donatella Versace.



Chadwick Bell: To Fall Upon A Midnight Rose

Chat: The Rosewood Crescent Hotel lobby set the scene for my interview with emerging designer Chadwick Bell and his business partner Vanessa Webster. Both visited Dallas for a trunk show at Stanley Korshak last month, showcasing the Fall 2012 collection, which debuted at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week in February.

When I think of this collection, one dress comes to mind—a jade green gown, with polka dots, feathers, and slim long sleeves. I had previously saved it on Pinterest and was excited to meet Mr. Bell—a designer I’ve been interested in for a while.

Chadwick Bell Fall 2012

Max: Fall 2012 inspiration is Midnight Rose—tell me about this kind of women?

Chad: As designers, we all have this idea of our perfect woman, and who she is, but what happens if she gets a little messy. For some designers, she might already be messy, but what happens if our idea of the perfect women breaks out of her box and maybe tries to do something a little avant-garde? What if she is this perfect woman, who is put into an imperfect situation? Like, what if she fell asleep at an opium den? It was interesting to see our silhouette become sexy; our hemlines were higher than they’ve been before, and we had more fun with the embroideries, but in a kooky way, which we mixed with oversized coats and tailored dresses.


Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld Does Dallas Art Fair

Chat: When my fellow Brit and artistically acquainted friend James Cope told me, he was visiting the Dallas Art Fair, and why, I had to seize the moment and catch some inside scoop from the most stylish art curator on the New York art scene—Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld.  Life is full of odd coincidences; I just featured his mother Carine Restoin Roitfeld this week. It’s raining Roitfelds!

 Nicolas Pol, Self-Invited Venredies, 2012

Nicolas Pol, Self-Invited Venredies, 2012.

James is a good bloke, and solid contemporary art connoisseur, he left Dallas last year to take a cultured bite out of the big apple, and, needless to say, his artful circles connected him with Mr Roitfeld—so I asked for a short Q&A about his impending appearance in Dallas for the Dallas Art Fair.



CR Fashion Book by Carine Roitfeld

Style: Carine Roitfeld was born amidst the comforts of a bourgeois lifestyle in Paris as the daughter of a Russian father and film producer, and French mother—fashion, art and culture reverberated throughout her childhood. Now the mother of model Julia Restoin Roitfeld—the face of Tom Ford’s fragrance Black Orchid, and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld a noted Manhattan-based art curator and dealer, the former editor in chief of French Vogue, has finally announced the name of her highly anticipated magazine.




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.