spring 2012

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When Ami asked me to give her styling tips on how to work new spring trends into her wardrobe, I was excited to play dress up with her. The focus of our session was on how to work the few new pieces she purchased into her existing wardrobe and how to subtly incorporate spring trends… READ MORE »


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If you happen to see some photos of seriously refined, flawlessly groomed women in ladylike ’50s-style dresses thrown up on buildings and street signs around Manhattan, don’t be alarmed — it’s just Jason Wu’s latest ad campaign. The designer will forgo the traditional direction in favor of going guerrilla with his spring 2012 collection. Photographed… READ MORE »


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Bette Franke, Maud Welzen, Fei Fei Sun, and Zuzanna Bijoch star in this gorgeous ad for Valentino’s Spring 2012 collection, as shot by fine art photographer Deborah Turbeville. These dresses — and the look of the shoot — remind me of Gustav Klimt’s reform dresses, mixed with classic buttoned-up Victorian elegance. Which is to say… READ MORE »


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I’ve long associated Spanish designer Paco Rabanne with ’80s sportswear designs, though he’s had a storied history as a costumer for outlandish films like “Barbarella,” too. The line is now helmed by designer Manish Arora, who channeled Rabanne’s more extravagant roots. Using his couture sensibility, he created other-wordly chic aliens. Yes, you can invade our… READ MORE »


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Sometimes you’re like, “Oh dang, I’m so over wearing cotton and silk and such. Why can’t someone just up the ante a bit?” And then designer Charlie Le Mindu goes and makes a ton of garments out of frickin’ Minx fake nails. Like, thousands of them! Oh hello! We like! We like so much! (Though… READ MORE »


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Real talk: This Lady Gaga video for Thierry Mugler’s Spring 2012 collection is so out of control, so twitchy, and outrageously Le Fashion Video that it has to have been inspired by Mugato’s Derelicte collection. I mean it’s straight outta “Zoolander,” right? Gaga plays a weird diamond-toothed rave kid with a biiiiiiiit of a Mugler… READ MORE »


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This poor chap at the Rochambeau show needs our help! Anybody see the crotch of his apparently very drop crotch pants lately? Anybody? … READ MORE »


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Chris Benz told reporters that his Spring 2012 collection was inspired by the madness induced by this summer’s heat wave. This model’s pose at the presentation really drove that point home, don’t you think? See the whole collection here. … READ MORE »


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So, I was flipping through the latest collections from NY Fashion Week and I came across American designer Thom Browne’s newest looks. Browne is more well-known for his menswear line, but this collection focused primarily on women. Or birds. Or lobsters. It’s just … out of control, from boxy shoulders, to outsized proportions, to fantastical… READ MORE »


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“Project Runway” alum Christian Siriano’s Spring 2012 collection was all about balancing bright colors with soft, neutral palettes (Jill Stuart did a similar thing). We love the unexpected color combinations, and did our best to recreate Siriano’s style. Take a look after the jump. … READ MORE »


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As much as we wanted to like the Creatures of the Wind collection, the flat, dowdy presentation of the clothing, combined with the sullen faces of the models left a lot to be desired. Guys, it’s fashion, not a Soviet gulag! Check out the full collection here.READ MORE »


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Peter Som’s Spring 2012 Collection is rife with bright colors and garish oversized flower prints. See the whole collection here. … READ MORE »