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Mon 03.21

Jennifer Aniston in Tabitha Simmons

Say what you will about her acting chops, but Jennifer Aniston sure looks damn good in nude/blush tones–and, more often that not, I’m talking about her choice of gorgeous footwear. This week, at a party in Mexico City to launch her eponymous fragrance, Aniston paired a sparkly Valentino cocktail dress with a pair of nubuck […]

Sat 03.12

Chanel x The Away Project Limited Edition Tote

In France, football, or soccer as Americans call it, is taken very seriously. So is it any surprise that nation, known the world over for its cutting-edge fashion and design, has finally turned to some of its most iconic brands to participate in a unique project? Nike created a special jersey for the 11 players […]

Thu 03.03

Nicholas Kirkwood x Pollini Fall 2011

Still a newbie to Pollini–although he’s certainly no stranger to the world of shoe design–Nicholas Kirkwood unveiled his first fall collection for the Italian brand this week and it’s simply gorgeous. Kirkwood’s own aesthetic was evident, but in soft whispers and undertones, as he married it with Pollini’s heritage and where he sees the brand […]

Thu 03.03

"Fleurs d'Excès" by Victoire de Castellane

Any girl worth her jewels knows the name Victoire de Castellane. The bubbly and whimsical mademoiselle with magnetic child-like tendencies made her name at Chanel, where she designed costume jewelry for 14 years, before joining Dior as its first-ever creative director in 1998. This week the Gagosian Gallery in Paris unleashes her second exhibition, this […]

Tue 03.01

Brian Atwood Fall 2011

When I last saw Brian Atwood, he told me that the metal heel was going to be a major statement for fall. He wasn’t kidding. At his Fall 2011 presentation in Milan over the weekend, the devilishly handsome designer, whose new B Brian Atwood collection hits stores around Labor Day, unveiled a dramatic spiraling gold […]

Tue 03.01

Jil Sander Couture Fall 2011

In a collection that was about as different as night and day, Raf Simons channeled the viewpoint of photographer Diane Arbus for fall, elevating early-sixties fashion with Pop Art color. The results were a mesmerizing mix of interesting combinations: tulip tops with ski pants, stiff quilted wools held in place with padded satin layering and […]

Tue 03.01

Bottega Veneta Couture Fall 2011

In a nutshell, this was a brilliantly deranged and gorgeous collection of Betty Drapers. Totally unexpected, it was a surge of creativity with a deconstructed Sixties vibe. Eat your heart out, Don. For fall, Tomas Maier presented what he called a collection poised between “restraint and exuberance.” Juxtaposing clean lines with elaborate surfaces, it aimed […]

Mon 02.28

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2011

Could it be possible? Could Ferragamo had gone the way of sexy for fall? By every indication, that seemed to be the direction creative director Massimiliano Giornetti was taking, what with the slew of eighties and early nineties power women he drew inspiration from, from Sharon Stone to Melanie Griffith. As body conscious as this […]

Mon 02.28

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011

No one works the masculine-feminine mix better than Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The powerhouse pair, via the prowess of first look model Arizona Muse, sent out a collection that was androgyny at its best. Double-breasted black jacquard jackets, cropped trousers and oxfords were as ever present as a long-sleeved corset dress in a bevy […]