Thursday, November 3, 2011

Spring 2012: Thakoon

After watching the live stream of Thakoon Panichgul's Spring 2012 collection, I instantly thought, "Grannies Gone to Reno" (in the best possible way) - due to it's Lilly Pulitzer esque prints, candy colored hair, color blocked cowboy hats & gold lamè flooring. Granted, Thakoon thought of something slightly different: the perspective of America from afar, as narrated by India.

Photos, Vogue.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Spring 2012: Menswear: Adam Kimmel

Adam Kimmel's first runway show surrounded the idea of surfing in the dark. Kimmel told's Tim Blanks, "making menswear, it's sexy to think of the dark side".

Monday, August 15, 2011

Fall 2011: Tommy Hilfiger

When it comes to remixed, preppy gear, Tommy Hilfiger has really hit the nail on the head, lately. His collection for Fall is a fine example of said edged americana. I loved everything about Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2011, right down to the patchwork flooring.

Photos, Vogue.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Spring 2012: Menswear: Videos: Mark McNairy


A behind the scenes look at the soon to be released Mark McNairy Spring 2012 lookbook, styled by L.A.S., of Sartorially Inclined & How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Make sure you check out the shoes throughout the video; they're Mark McNairy's collaboration with Pro-Keds, which I regretfully didn't buy on my trip to New York, last week.

Resort 2012: Prada

Just in case you were the type of girl to stress over what to wear to the golf course, Miuccia Prada suggests some exaggerated khaki gear and fifties inspired florals, just so you can accompany your man in his wasp-y Prada gear, to the club's course (because you weren't actually thinking of picking up a nine iron in these clothes).

Like I said, "just in case you were the type of girl" - slim odds? Probably.

"Miucca Prada gives the American summer a swift kick in the seat of its WASP-y golf pants, and the result is utterly original." -GQ on Prada's Spring collection for the guys, which undoubtedly sums up Miuccia's Resort offerings, too.

Photos, Vogue.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Profiles: My Uncle's Vintage Benz

Over the weekend, my family went up to our Lake House for Father's Day, including my Uncle, who dubbed the weather nice enough to roll out his 1958 Mercedes Benz 190 SL.

Resort 2012: Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney's collection for the Resort season was shown throughout a garden party, stocked with Guinness and 'Stella's Snow Cones'.

(yes, I'm a photo free loader, so consider this as a 'Chronicle of Taste'.)

Summer 2011: Playlist

Photo from the Hacket Spring 2011 look book, Unabashedly Prep.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Fall 2011: Trends: Get Sprung: Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli swayed shy of a 2-dimensional Fall collection and instead, showed jolts of electrifying color and exaggerated florals, which are typically reserved for Spring. Similar design elements were seen at Jil Sander where disproportioned looks were printed in deep, rich florals.

Spring 2011: Menswear: Shop It Out: Rogue Camo Dyed Shorts

Rogue Garment Washed & Dyed Camo Shorts at Jace Lipstein's newly directed Singer 22, $98.

Events: Calvin Klein Honors Independent Film Actresses at 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Lara Stone, the current face of Calvin Klein Collection, with Natalia Vodianova, the current face of Calvin Klein Euphoria, alongside Creative Director, Francisco Costa.

Clémence Poésy

Emily Browning with Francisco Costa, Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection, and Jessica Chastain.

Rosario Dawson

The Independent Filmmakers Project, Calvin Klein Collection & Calvin Klein Euphoria honored Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Chastain, Emily Browning, Clémence Poésy, Jane Champion, Julia Leigh, Jessica Brentnall and Liza Johnson, on the evening of May 11th, for their work in Independent Film at the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

Party photos courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fall 2011: Coming Soon: Cleveland Luxury: A Fall 2011 Buyers' Guide

Look out for the Fall 2011 Buyers' Guide coming your way on my other site, Cleveland Luxury; brought to you by the fantastic buyers at Jinny.

[side note: this is the primary reason as to why the Fall 2011 coverage on this site has been so bleak.]

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cleveland Luxury: Events: Michael Bastian & Havaianas Collaboration Launch

Michael Bastian & Havaianas unveiled their collaboration during Bastian's Spring 2011 runway show in New York. The unisex collection fuses the comfort and style for which Havaianas is known for with the classic and modern American aesthetic Michael Bastian is a master at creating.

Photos courtesy of Alison Brod Public Relations/Billy Farrell Agency

Monday, April 18, 2011

Editorials: Spring 2011: Vogue: Chateau California

Over the weekend I rented Sofia Coppola's Somewhere on iTunes and just this month, Vogue published an editorial featuring Somewhere's Elle Fanning in the movie's main pad.

"Model and actress Natalia Vodianova unpacks a cinematic urban summer wardrobe at the iconic Chateau Marmont and finds young Hollywood talents behind every door."
-Vogue, May 2011; photographed by Bruce Weber; styled by Grace Coddington & Michael Philouze.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Events: Runway to Green

Constance Jablonski with Thakoon Panichgul.

Alexander Wang with Natalie Massanet.

Marcus Wainwright & David Neville (of Rag & Bone) with Glenna Neece & Gucci Westman.

Influencers from the worlds of fashion, art, philanthropy, business and entertainment came together on March 29th at Christie's Bid to Save the Earth. The event kicked off with a live auction featuring fantasy auction packages followed by the Runway to Green fashion show and closed with a performance by Nicki Minaj. The runway show featured looks from over twenty-five designers including Prada, Gucci, Balenciaga,Burberry, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen, among others. The Runway to Green collection is currently available at Net-A-Porter with a minimum of 10% of net-proceeds of each item will benefit the Alliance of Climate Protection, Natural Resource Defense Council and the United Nations Environmental Program's Billion Tree Campaign.