Extremely Wu

February seems like a bygone era, once a fleeting moment of New York fashion week hysteria, hindered by the drudgery of blizzard Nemo.  But, one cannot complain too much, with a schedule of shows saved on my iCal, stiletto boots switched out for sensible ice-breaking, slush-stomping Burberry wellies, I was not going to miss a show.

Jason Wu Fall 2013 - Pamela Martin Duarte and Max Trowbridge

Its hard to get into shows, it’s virtually impossible to attend with a friend, but as luck would have it my good friend Pamela Martin Duarte invited me to attend the Jason Wu show as her guest.

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Chanel Metiers d’Art Show in Dallas

The Haute Couture Fall 2013 shows unveiled in Paris this week amidst Chanel announcing the date for the Métiers d’Art show in Dallas.  Every Chanel swooning fashionista will be chasing the hottest invitation in Dallas this century on December 10.

Wearing his directorial chapeau, Karl Lagerfeld plans to mesmerize the audience at the Métiers d’Art show with a mini-movie, which he begins filming mid-July in Paris.  Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of Charlie Chaplin) will portray Ms. Chanel with actors Rupert Everett and Arielle Dombasle taking small parts.  The mini-movie will depict the successful arrival of Coco Chanel to America in the mid-fifties, (note quote from Karl in my announcement post earlier this year) which Lagerfeld describes his technique as “old Technicolor—like Paris photos.”  The excitement and anticipation is simply exhilarating, palpitating….I could on…

Watch this behind the scenes video taken from the Paris Edimbourg Métiers d’Art 2012/13 show, last year held in Scotland.

Dallas is ready for a monumental treat of decadent proportions. Watch the fur fly for this invitation!


Resort 2014 Review

Pyjamasmy new obsession, well pyjama-style pants at least. I’ll leave the full throttle pyjama party mood to Marc Jacobs, but show me loose fitting, printed drawstring pants, and I’m interested.  I recently made three purchasescamouflage at Haute Hippie, black and white swirl print at DVF, and all black tuxedo style at Vince.  I’ve definitely got comfort on my mind; add a couple of layers, long shirt, t-shirt and a cropped jacketeasy breezy.

Stella McCartney, Chloe and 3.1 Phillip Lim

Layers: Stella McCartney, Chloe and 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Shine Bright Like Swarovski at the CFDA Awards

The glass lobby of the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall gleamed last night for the 2013 CFDA awards—underwritten quite brightly by Swarovski. With red carpet arrivals of stylish proportions, guests posed against the red step and repeat, which told a bold story for those in black, white and red.

Karlie Kloss wearing Cushnie et Ochs, Adriana Lima wearing Givenchy, and Nicole Richie wearing Marc Jacobs

Karlie Kloss wearing Cushnie et Ochs, Adriana Lima wearing Givenchy, and Nicole Richie wearing Marc Jacobs

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CFDA Swarovski Talent Showcase at Fivestory Boutique

Excitement sparkled this week in anticipation of the upcoming CFDA Awards on June 3! The art, home décor, RTW, bejewelled Fivestory boutique hosted a glittering Swarovski party that featured Objects d’Art designed by the nominees of the Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent.

Above Pamela Love, below Michelle Ochs, Carly Cushnie, Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis.

Top: Pamela Love, above, Michelle Ochs, Carly Cushnie, Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis.

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