For someone known to be extremely private, Anna Wintour opens up about her career, the transition of Conde Nast and her experience with 9/11. Her intake on the impact of technology to fashion is fascinating, but I think her most meaningful response was saying, "there aren't enough women designers in creative positions." Back to designing for me! xoxo
There is something about Rome that takes your breath away. The culture and architecture is unlike anywhere else on this planet. The city is classic and romantic, artistic even. So when all of those elements are combined to bring Fashion to life...you get Valentino.
The Valentino Haute Couture show in the streets of Rome was absolutely breathtaking and brought me back to the same feeling I had when I walked the streets of Rome just a few weeks ago. I felt the magic, the feeling you get when you are dreaming of a place you could only wish to see come to life. I was blown away by the authenticity and rich history of this city, that was definitely show in this collection. xoxo
We all know what Rhianna wore in yellow and the little bit of clothes Beyonce, Jennifer and Kim had on, but did you really see the best dressed of the evening?!
The #MetGala was live streamed on style.com, my bible and I was glued to my phone! (My computer is 101, so this post is brought to you by my trusty iPhone.)
Amal Clooney, Anna Wintour and Karen Elson were the few who really dressed to impress and not dress to distract.
My favorite red carpet is the Met Gala and year after year, there are looks that remain classic and looks that you never want to relive. Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta was a different SJP then her look last night in custom made H&M. She's an icon, but the headdress wasn't my favorite...at all.
Here are some of my favorite looks of over 100 that were featured on style.com.
With just one week away from the Oscars of fashion, aka the Met Gala. I couldn't help but look back at some of the most memorable looks from last year's events
My favorite by far was Katy Perry in Dolce & Gabbana and powerhouse fashion ouple David & Victoria Beckham.
Revista Vogue comemorou 40 anos de publicação. Giselle Bündchen comemorou 20 anos de carreira de modelo. Foi uma bela noite para recordar com muitos profissionais da indústria da moda influentes do Brasil. A indústria da moda está crescendo neste país e muitas pessoas têm seus olhos no São Paulo Fashion Week.
Visite Vogue Brasil para saber mais sobre o evento ea carreira de Giselle.
TADASHI Shoji has become one of my favorite international designers. I was honored to see one of his shows in New York City three years ago and since then, I've become a fan!
Our first lady, Michelle Obama has also been a supporter of fame Japanese designer and most recently has been seen wearing TADASHI's designs in his home country.
What I always love about fashion is that every minute there is a new designer with a new piece of artwork that can receive acclaim.
Michelle has been known to wear different designers and I can't help but what to shop her closet!!! Sigh.
For the next 48 hours everyone and their mother will talk about the fashion ad that has created "controversy". Which is funny because the last time I checked, models in lingerie were just the models in lingerie. So why is it that "plus-size" or "full-figured" women are controversially provocative?
Lane Bryant is the fashion powerhouse that has carried plus-size clothing for years. But they were never really seen as fashionable or edgy unless you walked into their stores and saw it for yourself.
There has been a recent trend and push in the fashion industry to embrace different body types. So it's ironic to see that Victoria Secret gets notoriety for their models and Lane Bryant's ad is gaining attention for being "provocative" instead of applauded for showing confidence in different body types.
Last year Victoria Secret's "Perfect Body" campaign lasted only a few blinks until over 30,000 people signed a petition to remove the campaign after the brand showcased one-sized models in lingerie above a banner stating, "The Perfect Body". Of course they changed their campaign, but still continued with the ever so popular, Victoria Secret Fashion Show.
Just a few years ago, I was my largest size at about a 16. Which was in part to the abnormal amount of life changing experiences I went through, but I always struggled with my weight. In middle school I went from a size 4 to a size 12, then in high school I went from a size 10 to an 18 and then back down to a size 10. After I finally stayed at my current size 6, I still couldn't get over the image and feeling of being at my largest. So to this day I still wear mostly dresses because not only do I feel more comfortable and confident, but I still feel like same at a 6 as I was in a size 18.
What I am trying to get at is that we should all be accepted in any size. Number in weight-like in age, shouldn't matter.
So more power to Lane Bryant with this BRILLIANT marketing ad to showcase confidence instead of controversy.
A dream is a wish your hear makes...and if your dream is a pair of shoes with new make-up and a gorgeous dress...then these new Cinderella inspired collections are just for you!
I absolutely LOVED the new rendition of my favorite Disney Princess and I loved nothing more than that beautiful wedding dress at the end of the movie.
One of the most exciting collections to come out this week is from M.A.C. Cosmetics. They created a full make-up line inspired by Lily James' timeless look in the modern fairytale.
Then the Gods of Fashion appeared and created numerous styles of the infamous glass slipper. Which means...if one goes missing, you will have seven back-ups! Which one's are your favorites?
Be patient for April's big reveal from Alfred Angelo! xoxo
"Love can fix everything." - Domenico Dolce
The power duo of Milan Fashion week, Dolce & Gabbana premiered a seamless, artsy and bubbly collection dedicated to moms and the industry trend of children's wear. This was a pleasant surprise and a big difference compared to their overly dramatic and operatic collections in the past, that I always loved and obsessed over...and still do!
Model moms and their adorable children strolled down the runway with the Spice Girls, "Mama" and they looked cute, chique and absolutely Italian.
Every silhouette was adorned with floral arrangements and children's artwork, along with details from lipstick marked heels and the bright red lip color.
This collection is a great overall forecast of what is to come in the industry. xoxo
Che bella collezione dalla regina Donatella Versace! Translation - It was fierce!
Donatella along with her Haus of Versace, premiered a colorful collection down that runway that was as bright and innovative as the early days when her brother held rein of the haus.
It is evident that the overall collection has a vibrancy that is reminiscent to the earlier Versace, but is also immersed in the digital culture. From the bright red boots to the graphic cut-outs, this collection is by far my favorite to come out of Milan Fashion Week.
One day I know I will be sitting in the rows of the Italian shows and just drool over these collections. What I love the most about the la dolce vita style, is the attitude that is exuded in all of these collections. Versace herself is know for being outspoken and also a creative genius.
The Italians know how to embrace differences and they look at Fashion as a complete form of art...a masterpiece!