Sunday, September 28, 2008

Milan SS09 9/25- Versace

Hands down the best show on September 25, Versace always knows how to bring the house down. The collection incorporates heart emblems in creative ways and shows off impressive technique.

Donatella Versace also showed off her fun side.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Milan SS09 9/25- MaraMax

Wow, I was completely underwelmed with this show. I didn't see an ounce of creativity or vision in the collection. I'm sure there were some great basics, but the complete look felt too bare. I could see the same items at a Alexander Wang show, but A.W. sells cool, dark, and chic. Alexander Wang is selling an image that is based off of great basics. What I missed in MaxMara is the inspiration, or how these basics should be put together. There's nothing to differentiate a MaxMara sequin dress from another designer's. In the end, what I saw was a moving clothing rack that could have came from any department store.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Want a Piggy Ride too Heidi!

How cute is this picture taken backstage of Christian Siriano's SS09 show?! I love this picture for two reasons. 1) There's such a big height difference that Christian is a good two feet off the floor and 2) Heidi is actually supporting a Project Runway winner.

Here are some of the dresses from his show. L-O-V-E, Christian's proving he's not just a one hit wonder.

I think he really used vertical pleats, sheer fabrics, and bright bursts of yellow and red thoughtfully. The overall look was polished and not overdone.

Sweet Deals on Phillip Lim and other sale items at Neiman Marcus

If you're looking for an well-made party dress, today's the best day to buy it from Neiman Marcus. Not only do they have plenty of items 65% off, but today there's an extra 20% off. Of course I had to gawk at the $600+ dresses from Phillip Lim that are now in the $100s. If you are eyeing Phillip Lim dresses too, you should head on over to the Neiman Marcus website and search Phillip Lim on the double, because these dresses are going fast!

Knot-Tie Double Breasted Trench-$175.20;
Tuxedo Top- $99.20

Pleated Swirl A-Line Dress- $166.40;
Butterfly Bib Dress- $123.20

Other Items under $100

Vince Paillette Top- $54.40;
Marconi Cropped Jacket- $53.60

Rag & Bone Tie-Neck Dress- $71.20;
Christopher Deane Cutout Dress- $95.20