Wednesday, July 30, 2008
A new mini-series has been added to Lifetime's Fall lineup, Coco Chanel. This mini-series will feature the fashion legends entire life including her childhood. Barbora Bobulova is set to play young Coco Chanel and Shirley MacLaine is set to play Coco in her full glory. This series is set to hit Lifetime in September.
Monday, July 28, 2008
The perfect cocktail dress for fall is simply the Zac Posen Over sized Bow Dress originally $2,200.00 and now on sale for $1,650.00 at net-a-porter.com. This dress (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/32419) can be worn with Christian Louboutin for Rodarte spiked stilettos for the perfect 80s punk touch. The best jacket for this look is certainly the Anna Sui Cropped Studded Jacket from net-a-porter.com (http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/33158) that wont take away from the delightful dress but, will definitely add to it. For a classic touch add the Nancy Gonzalez East-West Croc Clutch in black from Bergdorf Goodman.(http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod34300009&parentId=cat20092&masterId=cat261004&index=2&cmCat=cat000000cat257221cat260101cat261004cat20092) This look will certainly get you noticed this fall.
Friday, July 25, 2008
This weeks challenge was to create a cocktail dress made out of organic fabric. The designers were very happy and excited to get to work until Tim announced that the models would be shopping for their Eco friendly fabric which would either make or break their dress. Another twist, the models would be the designer's clients. The designers decided to grin and bare it and hope for the best. Unfortunately most models picked a silk and a jersey knit fabric which were highly unacceptable for a cocktail dress. Our innovative champions from last weeks episode didn't impress the judges and were just safe. The final five included Korto,Leanne,Kenley,Suede, and Wesley. Kenley created a "chic" (Micheal Kors' comment) cocktail dress which included a very voluminous neck line while, Suede took his time hand weaving strips of jersey and silk to create a very beautiful ballerina esq cocktail dress which gave him a well deserved winning. He did not recieve immunity but an opportunity to sell his dress on bluefly.com. While Kenley and Suede were celebrating their victory, Korto was sobbing on the runway because of her harsh critique. Fortunately, Korto was safe, unlike Wesley and Leanne. Leanne was trashed because of her busy dress but, she was safe. Wesley was kicked off the runway for his tasteless ensemble. Natalie Portman was the guest judge for this episode because of her new eco friendly shoe line.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
The long awaited collection is finally here! Christian Siriano launched his collection on bluefly.com yesterday (July 23rd) which is full of Christian's "Fierceness" and is all under $600.00 compared to his collection on the Project Runway Season 4 finale with everything over $1,000. Although there is only 6 items currently on the website, they are full of many styling possibilities. Collection available at http://www.bluefly.com/pages/custom/custom.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2093624493.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This fall has brought out tons of new trends like the 80s punk, I have picked my favorite things for women this fall that in my book are essentials. 1. Black Ray Ban wayfarer, these classic sunglasses will forever be timeless and should definitely end up in your bag this fall. 2. Christian Louboutin Astraqueen Ankle Boots, These awesomely punk shoes should give just that 80s punk that you need. 3.Sass and Bide Black Rats give your skinny pants a brand new look. 4. Elizabeth and James Ostrich Feather Vest softens the 80s punk look. 5.Furla Medium Elisabeth Shopper is the perfect size and the perfect look for fall and it is under $600.00! 1. Can be found at your local fine eye wear retailer or http://www.shopbop.com/folding-wayfarer-sunglasses-ray-ban/vp/v=1/845524441819129.htm?folderID=2534374302094311&fm=browse-brand . 2. Can be found at your nearest Saks Fifth Avenue or http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446193534&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574492709482&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=1216753279910 3. Can be found at sassandbide.com 4. Can be found at intermixonline.com 5. Can be found at your local Saks Fifth Avenue or http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446191473&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574492709460&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=1216752896535 Happy Shopping!
Chanel hosted their latest Haute Couture show on July 1st at the Grand Palais in Paris. The amazing show featured beautifully structured gowns and suits in every shape and color. Of course with Haute Couture, the widest range of materials from Chanel's classic tweed to remarkable crystals were used. My absolute favorite look in this collection was the 62nd, the way the feathers appeared with the gold and crystals in the light of the Grand Palais was spectacular. Karl Lagerfeld certainly did an amazing job with this collection as he does always but, for some reason it seems like he out did himself. It certainly is a shame that only 200 women worldwide buy haute couture these days unlike 200,000 of the past. The prices certainly have an effect because suits start at $25,000 and gowns; $100,000.
Monday, July 21, 2008
The contestants (Blayne,Daniel,Emily,Jennifer,Jerell,Jerry,Joe,Keith,Kelli,Kenley,Korto,Leanne,Stella,Suede,Terri,and Wesley) arrived to their surprise that Austin Scarlet was waiting for them as the guest judge. The designers next challenge was to create an ensemble strictly made only from items from Gristedes, just like season 1. The designers had $75.00 and only 30 minutes to grab all that they needed to create a look that the judges would be impressed with. Most contestants including Suede and Korto used table cloths which Tim Gunn wasnt too happy about. A few designers were innovative and used items you wouldnt expect to be used as materials. Those designers included Daniel,Kelli,and Stella. Daniel and Kelli surely got recognized well, while Stella got trashed because of her tasteless trash bag ensemble. Jerry and Blane also didn't get a good rap because of Jerry's shower curtain coat and yellow latex gloves, he got the boot. Blane, I'm sure was very thrilled that the judges didn't give him the boot because of his playboy bunny Esq ensemble, partially made from diapers. The top two were as deserved, Kelli and Daniel. Kellis beautiful dress made with coffee filters,vacuum bags,and the spiral bound from a notebook, surely helped her win this challenge. While, Daniel was so close with his dress made out of plastic cups.
To view never before seen footage,extras, and to bid on the looks on this week's show visit http://www.bravotv.com/project_runway/season/5/
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
An new amazing line has been added to Saks Fifth Avenue. The Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2008 collection has an 80s muse but with a feminine twist with little details like bows. Watch this trunk show at www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDENhEeji0 or purchase these items at www.saks.com