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Fri 02.25

Prada Bags Fall 2011

What was odd about Miuccia’s runway show Thursday was that, despite proclaiming a new girlish innocence for her woman, the models encapsulating this aura seemed filled with anxiety. No more was that more evident than in the way they clutched and almost manhandled their bags. Rush, rush, rush they did down the runway. The bag […]

Fri 02.25

Tom Ford Lavender Palm – Beverly Hills Flagship Exclusive

As has been the case with his other flagship openings, Tom Ford has chosen his Beverly Hills flagship, which makes its debut this official public debut this weekend and will feature his first-ever dedicated womenswear floor, to launch Tom Ford Lavender Palm, a fragrance Ford feels best evokes the image of California’s “sparkling sunlight, natural […]

Fri 02.25

Hermès Barda Messenger Bag

For the last year or so, I’ve been a strictly hand-held kind of guy when it comes to my bags–I always found messengers to be a bit uncomfortable despite their hands-free advantage–but if I’m going to cross that great bag divide, this Hermès messenger will do it. Dubbed the “Barda 35,” Hermès’ latest men’s creation […]

Fri 02.25

Prada Shoes Fall 2011

Distorted Mary-Jane or convoluted boot. However you describe Miuccia Prada’s fall boot–shown with practically every look at her fall show Thursday–they are certainly statement making. For one, they cling to the calf, so this boot is not going to be for every woman. Secondly, their patchworked elements–the suede, snakeskin and glitter–can be a bit intense. […]

Fri 02.25

Fendi Fall 2011

The show backdrop seemed to say it all: a collage made from cardboard and burlap that, upon closer inspection, formed the Roman house’s iconic FF logo. While the seemingly haphazardly assembled signage seemed to suggest a rough ‘n’ tumble collection, it was anything but. In fact, this was one of Karl Lagerfeld’s best Fendi collections […]

Thu 02.24

Prada Couture Fall 2011

What to make of the fact that Miuccia Prada showed not one single pair of pants at her fall show Thursday night? It was all about the dress–in drop-waist and coat form, loose-fitting, low-belted and above the knee–in what she described as an “innocent and fresh” collection. Whereas in the past Prada has painted on […]

Thu 02.24

Proenza Schouler x Frédéric Fekkai Limited Edition Tote

File this under “Unique and Cool Projects I’d Like to See More Of.” In lieu of creating another lipstick or filming a short, Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have created a limited edition tote bag filled with some of their favorite Frédéric Fekkai product–as a tribute to the master hairstylist and his […]

Thu 02.24

Gucci Fall 2011

Color, thy name is Gucci. That seemed to be the mantra for the 1970s collection Frida Giannini presented on Wednesday–during the iconic Florentine brand’s 90th anniversary year no less. While the Gucci woman continues to be sleek and subtle during the day–the coats were sumptuous, the tailored pantsuits gorgeous, all in a mix of black […]

Thu 02.24

Hermès Celeste Espadrille

With spring hopefully right around the corner (you never quite know given what Mother Nature has dealt us this year), make room for a fabulous new pair of espadrilles. Hermès’ Celeste shoes first caught my eye in the showroom a few months back. See the interwoven pieces that form the base of the espadrille? One […]