Monday, February 27, 2012

Our picks from the 2012 Oscars

Yes, it's the day after the Oscars and everyone is still talking about the best and worst dressed, so we thought we'd pitch in and share with you our top 3 favorites.

The best dressed award goes to...

Gwyneth Paltrow for her beautifully elegant floor length dress and cape by Tom Ford. We love this look for several reasons. First of all, Gwyneth's style shows simple elegance. It only takes a sentence to make a statement :-) You don't need to over crowd your outfit with accessories, colors, or show lots of skin. Second, it's made for her body and compliments and elongates her already slim figure.
Third, her hair is pulled back in an effortless, low pony tail that does not take away from her outfit. Simply Stunning!

The second best dressed award goes to...

Emma Stone for her glamourous, red, Giambatista Valli gown. She gave a younger, fresher meaning to the "lady in red".

The third best dressed award goes to...

Sandra Bullock, for her Marchesa gown. She dresses like a lady whose elegance is absolutely timeless.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Rucci Fall 2012 RTW

Ralph Rucci had us in awe on a flight to Paris to be swept of our feet. This collection feels so feminine and glamorous that it's every woman's dream to wear his clothes. Although we all may not have the chance to do so, we can definitely apply the style and combination techniques used in his collection.
He once again proves that the combination of black with a button down white crispy shirt never goes out of style. Mid-calf A line skirts combined with nude tall boots give a fresh interpretation to a classic. A single tone from head to toe is also one of the most timeless styles in fashion. Or for those who dare to contrast, picking a complementary color for a stronger affect is the key.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 RTW

There were some surprising combinations on the RL runway. There was a mix of patterns, colors, styles that steered away from the classic elegant designs that represent the label. So we decided to post the outfits that we think are more RL. :-)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Calvin Klein FALL 2012 RTW

The King of Minimalism, Calvin Klein's latest collection has gone to longer lengths. The darts, the pleats, the peplum silhouettes are just a few of his minimalist yet powerful details.

Here are few of our pics.

Friday, February 17, 2012


I absolutely adore Browne's designs and wonder what it must be like, to have such a mega mind. Imagine models walking out of coffins wearing clothes where the natural bumps are exaggerated. His clothes are dinosaurous, foxy, and funeral appropriate.  Veils with peplum silhouettes, elongated torsos with narrowed waists accesorized with lady gaga platforms. Browne's creations are way beyond the runway, his concepts are avant-garde!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Marc Jacobs NYFW Fall 2012 RTW

What a fun collection from Marc Jacobs. A collection of concepts from Mad Hatter, Alice in Wonderland, and even some Dickens. Fanciful in shape, beautiful in hue and print, soft and comfortable, and no doubt reassuringly warm.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Fashion Show on Ice!

This past Sunday night, the Moncler label presented its 2012 Fall collection at Central Park's Wollman Rink. For those of you who are old enough to remember the classic "Love Story" with Ali Mcgraw, this is the rink where it was filmed.

180 models on ice skates and some professional synchronized skaters teamed up for this presentation, while the New York's high rises and Central Park's natural beauty contributed to the scenery. The Harlem boys choir and M.I.A. provided the music.

I love how designers think outside the box. After having had a runway model on roller blades presenting activewear for my KAVAKCI COUTURE collection, this would have been something I would have also wanted to do. Maybe one day inshallah! Absolutely loved the show!

Here are some pictures and a video below that you must watch!!!

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