Fashion

Academy Awards Red Carpet Winners

The Academy Awards Red Carpet

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The Academy Awards Red Carpet. Here are my Fashion Award Winners of The 87th Academy Awards :     Laura Dern was stunning in this wondrous Alberta Ferretti Dress, which was evocative of Joan of Arc with mesh, stud, beading and embroidery, which culminated in geometric pattern perfection.   Naomi watts gave us edgy elegance in her Armani Privé gown. The pattern seemed like the most delicately beaded brick pattern. I enjoyed the unexpected bandeau and…

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The Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet

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Award Season begins with a bang at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Here are my Red Carpet Award winners. Ellie Kemper was a Byzantine Beaded Beauty in this Naeem Khan dress. Julianne Moore showed us how a star truly sparkles in Givenchy Couture. Emily Blunt gives us Grecian Goddess Gorgeous in Michael Kors. Ruth Wilson was a modern marvel in a PRADA green dress with blue and black topstitching. Eddie Redmayne was everything elegant in his…

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Naeem Khan Spring 2015 Trends

Spring 2015 Trends

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Spring 2015 Trends The 2015 Spring ready-to-wear trends will make you BLUSH, bring bright YELLOW sunshine to your day, and will be a SHEER pleasure to wear.  The major trends that I saw for spring 2015 are:  the color blush-nude, sheer items that are either very sheer or completely transparent, the combination of blush and sheer, and yellow dominated as the ray of color beaming sunshine down the runway. So here are my selections of Skin,…

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DOLCE & GABBANA SPRING 2015

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This Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 collection looks like a modern-day version of the opera, Carmen. There were many glorious in-CARNATIONS from the Matador’s traditional bullfighting costume, as well as, literal carnations in a large part of the collection. The Matador theme echoed through out each piece of the collection from: jackets, to dresses, to skirts, to shorts. The collection moved to black dresses, which were so feminine and mostly see through, like a sexy…

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Julien Macdonald Spring 2015

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Julien Macdonald’s show was completely about the exquisite embroidery and details.  The patterns were reminiscent of tattoo themes such as: phoenixes, koi fish, flowers, water, fire, and air.  Most Asian tattoos are based off of Japanese 17th-century woodblock prints, in which each image signifies a trait. The koi is the fish of perseverance, phoenix is reincarnation, water represents strength & fluidity, and flowers- cherry blossoms represent youth. You get the picture! Symbolism in Fashion is…

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Antonio Berardi Spring 2015

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The Antonio Berardi Spring 2015 collection was like a great dream taking you through an abundance of emotions and leaving you wishing you didn’t wake up so soon! Berardi told a story through distinct vignettes; each illustrated differently through use of shape, color, pattern, and line. First came the dramatic and mysterious blue, black, and sage green, with a slight use of blush.  From the darker place, it transitioned into a brighter story, complementary of the…

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Ralph Lauren Collection Spring 2015

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It was Ralph Lauren, straight up, olives with a twist! Olive was Lauren’s neutral canvas in this collection; acting as a backdrop to let the pungently perfect hues of purple, hot pink, yellow and orange shine. Lauren’s signature cargo, jodhpur, and safari items were all taken to the most elegant level through use of suede, satin and silk, which made it very evening. Another stunning day-to-evening look included a black crewneck sweater topping off a…

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Tory Burch Spring 2015 RTW

Tory Burch Spring 2015 RTW

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Tory Burch’s collections are always a successful fine mix of ethnic patterns made into extremely feminine and interesting takes on classic shapes. The designer said that her inspiration for this collection was Françoise Gilot, who was an artist in her own right, as well as, a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. Burch’s collection gives us a glimpse of a woman who is refined, on the move, and an independent spirit; she has a great…

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Sally LaPointe Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

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The Sally LaPointe Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear took very standard features for her collection and gave them a more modern touch by exaggerating their lines; the sleeves, hemlines, and necklines are flared, which give them a 3 dimensional shape. It conjured up medieval meets modern kimono. The skirts are an interesting bell-shape, which evokes a pin-up with a dramatic side ruffle, which facilitates movement. The hemlines on the tops and skirts are extended and squared, which…

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Halston Heritage Spring 2015 RTW

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Halston Heritage Spring 2015 RTW I think the last part of the name says it all. Miriam Webster defines heritage as “something that is transmitted by, or acquired from, the predecessor; a legacy and inheritance”. I think that the most recent Creative Director at Halston, Marie Mazelis, understands what the job of transmitting Roy Halston Frowick’s legacy entails. The shapes are modern interpretations of his most successful 70’s designs; this can be seen in the…

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