Mah' gurl Tavi at the Christian Dior haute couture show in Paris last week. Wearing Comme des Garcons coat and Stephen Jones bow- hat. This kid is out of control, and so fabulous. We'll be seeing more and more of Tavi, you watch.
Props to her. And yeah, she's 13 and sits front row. I'm not jealous at all.


Alex Wang

These are some cool new ads for Alexander Wang's Spring collections. The top ad from his main line and bottom from his line of T-shirts, meant to be posted all over New York and L.A. like underground posters. There is no doubt that Alex is so cool and youthful, fresh full of ideas. I actually got to meet him one day at a Barney's trunk show. He stood there poised, glaring at me as i hyperventilated and grasped onto my Alexander wang skinnys. Meeting a designer is like meeting a rock star to me. Anyway, the spring collection is very sporty and urban as usual. Inspired by his days at boarding school and varsity football. Which is a very interesting turn. Ad campaigns are very nice and the clothes are a refreshing stretch from the usual smokey nightclub dresses.

These are some of my favorite looks from Alexander's Spring 2010 runway. I love the corset sweatshirts and olive coats. The sexy white jersey dresses were inspired by the cut of men's underwear and some clutches even resembled deflated footballs (Cheesy, but cute.)
I love, and want to steal, the sweatshirt jacket with the applique "A" and zipper. I would wear it everywhere and look like a i had a jacket personalized with my initial. Wow, pretty classy, i know.
This collections, as always, is very street and wearable. The clothes within the show guaranteed to be seen on cool girls downtown or on some no-doubt diva at a concert or club. Sporty, cool, totally sexy, take some Alex Wang confidence with you this weekend wherever you go.

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This girl is a diva: A female version of a hustler.


Alexander Mcqueen

Full ad
shoe close-up.
10-inch armadillo heels



I love how it takes your eye a second to pick out Mcqueen's slithering pre-historic creation out of the bed of tropical snakes. So beautiful and so progressive.

(Model Raquel Zimmerman photographed by Nick Knight)


Pre-fall. Subtle changes

In that akward stage inbetween seasons most designers prefer to throw a small show or viewing before the Fall (pre-fall collection) and Spring shows (Resort collection). These shows are usually allot more scaled back (with the exception of Chanel's tacky extravaganzas) and meant to either fill racks at Barneys and keep clients interested or to give a peek of their vision for the upcoming season. Seeing as though Fall 2010 fashion week(s) is just around the corner it was time for the pre-fall shows. Sadly, some of my favorite avante-garde designers like Comme and Rodarte do not show in the inbetween due to their lengthy craftsmanship. Otherwise, I usually do not respond well to these shows, seeing as though designers find it a time to be either boring and safe or really tacky and vegas-y. Although, this time around it was a little different. I chose these five collections as my favorite because all five designers have different views and techniques that are all equally beautiful in my opinion. Balenciaga, Techy and futuristic. Proenza, cool and urban. Calvin, stark and extremely minimalist. Missoni, warm and European. And Lanvin, the usual choice for an urban goddess. All five still managing to have a pure vision of the fashion future.

Here are my top 5 pre-fall collections with brief overview.

For their pre-fall collection Missoni went for that knockout signature that has kept them at the top season after season. Layers and layers of beautiful ribbed knits and wool coats cocooned model's bodies as their skinny limbs were topped with beautiful caps and knitted tights. The most delicious part of the collection was the palette of beautiful honey, dark green and rainy greys. These clothes embody the soul warmth that one needs to last the dark days of the winter . To no doubt be seen on the most stylish and tasteful women come fall.
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Alber Elbaz, master of desire, has done it again. All of his creations are for that urban goddess, whether she be office savvy or stomping ground to a club downtown. Every woman, no matter who, is on their knees for the perfect Lanvin piece of their liking. This collection was no exception, based around a parisian woman dressed in all leopard. The girl wearing these clothes walks around in cafes and bars flirting and smoking with the see and be seen. There is no doubt these pieces will be fluent with the same in the American fashion scene. Every Lanvin girl will find a way in their checkbooks to bring one of these lovely pieces into their wardrobe next fall, and no doubt for the rest of their lives.
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Calvin Klein
I chose this collection purely because of it's strict german minimalist vibe. It resembles everything old Jil Sander was. The silhouette is not fed up with accessories but still is striking without them. Silhouettes were pure black suits and light coral dresses to cocoon cahmere wool coats and light gauze gowns. Heavenly and pure. With Calvin it is always how it should be; quality, never quantity.
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Proenza Schouler
This collection is fabulous, cool, and very young without looking gaudy, as Jack and Lorenzo always somehow manage to achieve. It is always many references and inspirations for these kids, yet the result is never all over the place. But exactly the opposite. Textiles were more beautiful then they ever were and silhouettes were extremely cool. It could come off almost preppy if was not for the models nonchalent side bang and fierce expression that made it slightly hipster. collars were tights, blazers hung loosely over skirts and dresses were belted and textured. To no doubt be seen all over the big city, except this time maybe not just in a smokey night club. So refreshing.
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Balenciaga's showing was full of color and the usual fabulous 'tear the clothes off the model and run' type of ensembles. The colors were bold and fresh: green, red and neon yellow. Pieces ranged anywhere from psychedelic embelished sweaters and linear jackets to draped harem half skinny jeans and elegant dresses. Models walked out with beautiful wooden glass footwear, their long legs covered with graphic neon opaque tights, to be sold next fall for a very economy friendly un-Balenciaga $100 price-tag. Get ready, you might have to bitch slap Anna Wintour to get a hand on your favorite Balenciaga treasure.
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(All photos courtesy of Style.com)



I wish i were in Rio right now with all of you.

Perfection. Prada skirt, Birkin, and lots of sun.
(Image courtesy of the sartorialist)

Have a good week



Juergen Teller is an amazing photographer who has worked with countless people in the business, as well as shot ad campaigns for several designers. Juergen has shot Marc Jacobs campaigns since the late 90's and is recently shooting campaigns for Vivienne Westwood.
I though I would display some of my favorites of his work for you to see.

Marc Jacobs fall 2008

Kate Moss

Mah' gurl Bjork

Marc Jacobs spring 2008- Victoria Beckham