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Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Collection

Ralph Lauren and Polo Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Collections: Double Your Pleasure

Like the creed of the USPS, neither snow, nor rain, nor sleet, nor hail could keep me from going to Ralph Lauren in the middle of the snowstorm. As a girl from LA, I was very proud of myself, especially since I took the subway and walked six blocks in treacherous weather conditions.

Fall 2014 Trend Report

Fall 2014 Trend Report: Printed Gowns and Dresses

The lovely prints that have surfaced for the Fall 2014 season are the standouts of New York Fashion Week for me, from the already-dramatic gowns of Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, and Dennis Basso enlivened with inspired prints to the playful dresses by Tracy Reese, Alice + Olivia, and Carolina Herrera.

Jenny Packham Fall 2014 Collection

Jenny Packham Fall 2014 Collection: Queen of the Night

Last season, Jenny Packham, aka fashion’s resident queen of romantic, sparkly eveningwear, got a little bit relaxed and showed it by imparting day looks into her Spring collection. For Fall 2014, she is continuing on that more laid-back path, but forget the sugar-sweet ingénue. This time around, it’s all about after-dark insouciance.

Elie Tahari Fall 2014

Elie Tahari Fall 2014: Lightening in the Darkness

In the midst of preparations, Elie Tahari took a few minutes to speak with me in his office. The quiet before the storm gave him a respite from the madness 30 minutes before showtime and allowed me to ask about the big shift this season.


Tory Burch Fall 2014 Collection: Armored and Ready

In the tenth year of her namesake brand, the always-wearable and ever-relatable Tory Burch gives us another collection of staples. She’s also achieved a slice of global domination, what with over a 100 boutiques and an instantly recognizable logo. Luckily, the trademark was nowhere to be found on this runway.


Mathieu Mirano Fall 2014: Down to Earth

This season Mathieu Mirano had a proper sit-down runway show. I do like presentations because you get up-close looks at his intricate details, which are what he’s good at. But the show was set up with serpentine rows so everyone had great seats. I’m thankful to sit, always, and the relaxed setting allowed for full inundation of just how spectacular minimalism can be.