Fashion Week Spring 2008 Trends: Sequins

Those of you who had the foresight to purchase a bedazzler, should be praised for your trendcasting abilities. Sequins, the embellished fabric of choice for divas, drags queens, and my late grandma, is popping up on everyone’s runways and gold sequins will dominate evening wear during the spring/summer 2008. Since I’m genetically predisposed to love […]

Fashion Vocabulary 101: The “Bootine”

Payless asks the question, “What is a bootine?”  What, indeed? Are we just making up words here? We love Payless, and love the ankle boot trend making the rounds for fall just as much, but seriously – it’s an ankle boot, nothing more and nothing less. Forget the vocabulary lesson, and just buy it and […]

Into the Virtual Closet: OURthreads

There’s nothing we love more than a chance to dish and deal with other like-minded fashionistas. The launch of OURthreads, an online style community where members can buy, sell or trade items from customized virtual closets, means another outlet for our pent-up shopping energy. Individual trendsetters, designers, boutiques, and more can hawk their wares, and […]

Fashion Week 2008: Top Colors for Spring 2008

Temperley London Spring 2008Cantaloupe: The softer, gentler, orange is the color of the spring 2008. Score it now (especially dresses in this color) at end of summer sales and stash it away until next spring   BCBGMaxAzria Spring 2008Silver Gray: Silver gray is this season’s neutral and provides a nice contrast to the brighter purples, […]

Fashion Week Spring 2008: Catharine Malandrino Rocks My World

Catherine Malandrino Spring 2008Photos: If you’re frequent reader of this site, you know I’m not prone to overly gush about a designer, store, etc. But the Catherine Malandrino Spring 2008 was fabulous—like I-would-consider eating-ramen-noodles-for-6-months-and-taking-a-second-job-in-telemarketing fabulous. Seriously.. Everything was light, fresh, and feminine. Malandrino’s use of color and details like strategic ruffles (I stress strategic- […]

Fashion Week Spring 2008: Dresses, Dresses, Dresses

Dresses continue to dominate the runways this fashion week with everyone from BCBG MAX Azria to Lela Rose featuring it several times. Noticeably missing are wrap dresses and jersey knit dresses (however, silk jersey knit dresses are definitely on the radar for spring). Keep: Tailored dresses in linen, silk, cotton, chiffon is big Trash: Trapeze […]

Fashion Week Spring 2008: Pantone Colors

Spring 2008 Color Forecast You get alot of stuff when you attend fashion week- some of it good and some of it, well….. The one thing I looked forward to receiving was the Pantone Color Forecast Book, which was a spiral notebook with sketches by top designers showing how they incorporated the season’s top colors […]

Fashion Week Spring 2008: Celebrity Get Paid to Attend Fashion Week

What: Celebrities now get paid to sit in the front row of fashion week. The Scoop: From “Katie’s a big deal now, so I would say a designer would have to pay $50,000 for her to sit in the front row and $100,000 to walk [as a runway model],” says the wrangler. “Nicole [Kidman] […]