Archive | 2008

Accessories: Magnify and Maximize

What is fashion if not an experiment in limits? While much of what’s on the pret-a-porter site is not realistically what we are ready to wear today, it is however important that designers out there continue to stretch boundaries. Their innovation lives in the fantastical for us, and each new season tests these new ideas. [...]

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Five Fall Trends~Manhattan Approved

Here are five of my favorite trends that have spread like wildfire in the streets of Manhattan: 1. Colored Tights As far as colored tights go, it seems that any and every color is game. It’s a great way to add an edge to your look without breaking the bank. Darker colors–plum, navy, gray, dark [...]

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GET THE YVES SAINT LAURENT LOOK

AS WE ALL SAW THIS SEASON CONSTRUCTION IS IN. SLEEK AND SOPHISTICATED LOOKS CAME DOWN THE RUNWAY MORE THAN BRAZILIAN MODELS. YVES SAINT LAURENT SHOWED OFF THE LINES PASSION FOR THICK CONSTRUCTED COATS AND STIR-UPS. MANY OF THIS SEASONS PANTS CUT RIGHT ABOVE THE ANKLE ELONGATING AND MAKING THE BODY SEEM LONGER, TALLER AND MORE [...]

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PRVCY vs PAIGE Denim

Celebs left and right are wearing both PRVCY & PAIGE Denim jeans. You can just about catch at least one pair in every US weekly magazine starting back in November 2008. My take on the two new brands is this… Yes jeans are a staple item and can be dressed up or dressed down and [...]

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Mother always said, “Don’t forget your hat, gloves & scarf”

-and with the temperatures reaching below 0 in some parts of the U.S., listening to Mother isn’t such a bad idea. Of course, thinking back on the 3 part combo you used to wear to school, you usually wouldn’t want to wear those bright colors and funny characters now that you’re a mature adult who [...]

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An accessory you can’t wear… Your Calling Card

Calling Cards may seem like a thing of the past… but this blast is definitely back in full force! In a recent conversation with my grandma who was born in the 40′s, she opened my eyes to how pertinent it was to someone’s image and business savvy presence when they carried with them their own [...]

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The Shoes Have It

As winter falls upon us (some of us that is…us native-Californians are yet to see the leaves change colors and the air become crisp) we begin to dust off our winter boots, shoes and heels. In doing so this year, I have come to realize a few things about boots- it’s the one shoe in [...]

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Coup d’etat: Live to Change Something

Brooklyn has done it again, or rather products of Brooklyn have done it again. Coup D’etat Brooklyn is a relatively new fashion line that has “pop-culture and social political” messages silk-screened all over it. Co-founded in 2004 by Daoud Abeid and Rasu-Jilani, with Suhail Smith as designer this line consisting of Jackets, Crew Neck Sweaters, [...]

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STOP! Hammer Time

Somewhere in the middle of September, while having a little chat with one of my friends I brought up the subject of wanting a pair of Hammer Pants. Of course, as I expected I received a glance that had “WHAT???” written all over my friends face. But I wasn’t kidding, and not to my surprise, [...]

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Introducing….Faiya!

Music is always intertwined with fashion and vice versa….today add some Faiya to your mp3 playlist and  you’ll soon realise there’s a new king in town. Faiya was born and raised in Brooklyn with Puertorican, Sicilian and Indonesian decent. Poetry was his first love and then came beats and what later followed was his destiny…to [...]

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