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London Mitchell Fall/Winter Collecton


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Front Row Reviews: Kanye West Fall/Winter R-T-W Collection 2012

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With stellar reviews of Kanye West’s last collection seemed to only motivate the Producer/Rapper/Designer to come harder with a second collection. Returning to the stage Kanye offered extraordinary design aesthetics that seemed to be a little unexpected by many critics. Some even say that his designs were “Givenchy-inspired”, but I feel in fashion—all great minds think alike and in West’s defense there’s no secret that he isn’t a big lover of fur and leather. So why not have a collection inspired by what you love most? Just like any other designer, one has to build their brand one collection at a time and Kanye’s is proving that he’s here to come and conquer the fashion game. Game-changer? I think so!

In recap of his show, West incorporated (my favorite fashion term) leather, lamb fur and knee-high boots into this collection to prove to his critics that he is too a Womenswear Designer and he also knows what girls like—and I like!  Saying to a room full of editors, “I got treated unfairly by the press last time. Why would I want to do this?” ,quoted by Kanye after deciding to cancel his pre-show collection preview. I say to West, “when the critics speak inspire to unleash more exquisite pieces!”  Bring more crocodile textiles, more fur (faux or real) and definitely more leather—anything that keep us stylishly-relevant we “true style-seekers” appreciates it dearly and we welcome that you continue to do so!

Kanye is only giving the fashion industry what it’s missing and that’s—edge! He’s keeping the critics talking and entwined in his twisted fantasy of what’s to come!

Down below are pieces of his collection? Do you feel Kanye has a future as Womenswear designer? Let’s just watch…but here’s a few pieces for you to indulge in!

 Zoooooooooommmm………as the go-carts ride by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICy Or Spicy Rita Ora in red Christian Louboutin Intern Flats

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Roc Nation’s new princess, Rita Ora was spotted out and about in London over the weekend wearing a pair of comfy red Christian Louboutin Intern Flats. The loafer, from CL’s Spring 2012 line, features a red velvet exterior and a studded patent leather toe. Perfect for a comfortable night out.

source: Necole Bitchie.com

 

Spring/Summer Trends for Men

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Fellas dont be scared to put a few neons in your closets this spring. Colors were strong at the spring shows one year ago (the clothes that are in store now) but this time, hues that were once accents oranges, greens and mustard — could become the focus of whole collections.

Make sure you have your all white covered as well. The all white parties will be right around the corner once spring hits. Make sure you wear all white where it is appropriate.

Stripe shorts should be replaced with your jean shorts this summer. Always Try something new and more trendy. When pairing the shorts make sure you look great below the belt was a pair of bright chinos. This upcoming season, swap those for shorts that have been updated in an array of stripes, patchworks and see how it can fit inside your wardrobe.

 

Marni & H&M Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

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H&M‘s collaboration with Italian label Marni which is set to drop next month. The men’s offerings is looking really solid with a good mix of classic staples in wearable hues and finishes. Look for outerwear, shorts, pants, sandals, and accessories such as sunglasses and neckwear. Marni at H&M Spring/Summer 2012 is due to launch on March 8 at select H&M shops worldwide.

 

Celebrity Paris Fashion week Looks

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Pharrell Williams attended the Lanvin’s Fall-Winter 2012-2013 Ready-To-Wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week in France.  Making an obvious fashion statement, he sported a green hair-do. What do you think about his new look ICy Or Spicy?

Cassie made the trip to France for Paris Fashion week. She was spotted carrying an Alexander McQueen rope snake horn knucklebox clutch ($1,995) and wearing a pair of Rag & Bone feather print legging jeans ($176). What do you think of her look ICY OR SPICY. This look is so plain for fashion week.

 

Jessica Alba also sat front row at Lanvin in a showstopping one-shoulder embellished dress from the brand’s Spring 2012 collection. I love the one shoulder on her.

Kanye West attended Givenchy Runway show in Paris. He is in love with leather pants!

A Girl’s Guide To Trends: Point In Peplum

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New fashion always gives us more life. It’s like our bodies builds more metabolism when a new trend is mentioned (the feeling of a true fashionista/fashionisto). Pre-Fall collections recently previewed at NYFW have been more appealing than ever before. Designers are now using their natural instincts and starting again to emphasize more on personal inspiration—getting back to their roots. This truly pleases me!

Fashion houses are getting back to the age were fashion was daring and intriguing—my Point Is In Peplum; a modern trend. When peplum comes to mind in a sense it reminds me of my great-aunts’ favorite fashion staple, but within a second thought, thinking beyond the box, it reminds me of all things chic. I think form and function; a trend that deserves a second life.

Peplum, with it’s retro ancestry, is one of our more sensible-romantic trends—with it’s most recognizable form. Subtle and sweet, this trend luckily plays nice for any body form and is very flattering. In the state of being flattering, peplum is the seasons’ most favorite in trending; fashion is becoming personal. There maybe just a little doubt among some whether peplum will be a fashion hit or miss—will it be? I think with fashion houses having everything to do with this comeback it has staying power!!

 

 

 

The Sartorialist | Lunch for 25 Video

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Earlier this month, Scott Schuman, most notably known as The Sartorialist, hosted a lunch at a small Trattoria in Florence. The setting was simple yet timeless, perfectly in line with the gentlemen that would be on hand. This would also be the set for the first video from a man that’s known for his effortless stills. The Inaugural Sartorialist Lunch took place during Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy and will be a biannual event moving forward. Here’s how it all came to be:

About a year ago, Scott and I were sitting at a small Trattoria in Florence. The place looked amazing– not only the simple and traditional decor, but also the irreproducible Italian atmosphere and overall elegance of the gentlemen.

“Doesn’t this place look like the best fashion story ever?” I asked Scott.

“Yes!” He said, “Real, cool, diverse– It’s like if all the best dressed guys I know got together for lunch….. We should just do that! Get my favorite guys together in one room, it would be so much fun. These guys have so much in common and yet, for most of them, their paths never cross. Just imagine, someone like Gianluca, with his dreadlocks and modern-minimalist aesthetic sitting next to Lino, with his old-school Italian charm…. Mr. Kurino and Simone Righi discussing their first suit, Kanye and Terron talking about whatever it is those two super funny characters could dream up… I’m just guessing, but I bet these guys would really hit it off. What a great way to forge new friendships.”

“Scott… You should do it!!!” the idea sounded fantastic to me.

And that’s what Scott did. I can tell you, I was so jealous not to be in Florence for The Inaugural Sartorialist Lunch. But, here are a few photographs and a video to let you share the first of what we hope will become a biannual event that grows every year through a continually increasing diversity of style and deepening camaraderie between friends.

Via http://www.porhomme.com/2012/

                   

 

Rihanna London Street Style

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Rihanna was greeted by a mob of fans as she exited her London hotel today. She styled in a black leather Fleet Ilaya Spring 2012 racer back visor ($317), a tie-dye long sleeve shirt, light denim jeans, and a pair of Comme Des Garcons Play Converse high-top sneakers What do you think about the look Icy or spicy?

She was spotted leaving a London Hotel today on her way to rehearsals for the while wearing a pair of studded jean shorts with a denim shirt tied around her waist and tucked inside the shorts. It seems she has been styling her own self lately. Do you guys think her personel style is ICY OR SPICY? The Christian Louboutin Crotch High Boots are very trendy.

 

Trey Songz Gets ICy for GQ Magazine

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GQ spotlights R&B star Trey Songz. It is always nice to see a African American mman dapper up and show the world that we have true style. Trey Songz snagged a feature in GQ magazine for their March 2012 issue showing off the best sports jacket and blazer looks for the fellas in the Spring. For the 10 page feature ‘The Most Important Items In Your Wardrobe’, he rocked dapper styles by J. Crew, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Emporio Armani & Etro. According to GQ, if you are a guy and you don’t already own a well-fitted sports jacket, it should be the first thing on your list to buy this spring.

 

A Girl’s Guide To Trends: Pleated Skirts

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When you think of Spring fashion—you think of pastels, frills and flowing dresses, but for Summer/Spring 2012 there’s a new trend brimming the runways: pleated skirts. So demure, lady-like and sophisticated this “second-time-around”, 70’s fashion staple, will have all the ladies in full-swing, literally!!

This Spring, designers have worked very hard to change the game. With clever intentions and deceptive folded designs, the pleated skirt has come back with great versatility—as seen at Spring/Summer 2012 NYFW. From the biggest to smallest of pleats this universal trend can be worn with any piece of fabric, leaving you feeling dressed in relaxed sophistication. Subtle, yet emphatic towards any silhouette.

Being chic and propositional pleated skirts are a good way to make an everlasting impression when worn for any occasion. With an altering hemline you will never look over-dressed when wearing pleats, however, you will look more elegant due to worked realistic craftsmanship. When a woman wears a pleated skirt her look will be polished and refined with no restraints!! I introduce this second-life trend as the new cocktail piece/dress! A true head turner!

There are so many ways to dress up your body and a pleated skirt has so many ways to prove this point. When wearing pleats remember to factor in the act of fun, balance and flattery.

The trick to pulling off a “pleated arrangement” is to recognize the size of pleats that works for your silhouette. Embrace all assets—making sure to understand your body, because knowing where your natural waist is very important when wearing anything to do with hemline. Your goal is to flatter, not understate. Pleats fall smoothly when placed correctly on the body—key. Make no mistakes with this trend; your fashion image is vital (remember that). With pleats have an action plan to express your style. A pleated skirt is the best in comfortable fashion with a minimalistic twist. Be full of yourself and pleat away with this trend.

Got any questions on what to pair with pleated skirts? Leave your comments and let’s build your style with pleats!!

Below are a few of my favorites from collections of Prada RTW Spring/Summer 2012.

 

BY, LATOYA