Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hamish Bowles

My favorite part about opening up a new, crisp, fresh issue of Vouge would probably be reading a new Hamish Bowles article. Mr. Bowles is one of my favorite fashion journalists and the one I look up to and pull inspiration from. I adore his individual style whether it's fashion or interior design. His quirky yet intriguing style is definitely his own and he knows what works.

Like most people, he had to work his way up to get to Vouge and that he did. In 1984, Hamish started work at Harpers & Queen as the fashion editor. While working there for almost five years, he was promoted in 1989 as the new style director. A few years later, after working at Harpers & Queen, he made the move to Vouge.

In 1992, he started out as Vouge's style editor and a few years later, he landed the job as the European Editor at large. In April of 2001, Mr. Bowles was the creative consultant at Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was also the organizer of the international and renowned Costume Institute Exhibition for "Jacqueline Kennedy: The While House Years Selection from the John F. Kennedy Library Museum."

Being the Editor at large for Vouge and Editor and Chief for special Issue of Vouge Living, one would expect that he would have nothing but a spectacular closet and that he does. He has a very well stocked collection of Haute Couture pieces. Having a very extensive collection, he often lends pieces for events and museums.

He has a great eye for beautiful things and a mind for beautiful words. The most touching and heartfelt tribute he wrote was for the great Alexander McQueen. I was so happy to see that they got Mr. Bowles to write the tribute. I love every article he has written and every style he pulls off.

I find Hamish Bowles a fascinating, intriguing, and a very stylish man, and not to mention he resides in both of my favorite places being Manhattan and Paris.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fashionable Words

"From the time we're born until we die, we're kept busy with artifical stuff that isn't important."
-Tom Ford

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Valention Haute Couture Fall 2010

Valentino's couture line was pitched to their much younger customers this season. labeled it perfectly by calling it "Haute Couture for the twilight generation."

It had the structure look and lines of couture along with the mix of shorter dresses and skirts. The story behind this went along with what some may want to compare with twilight, saying it was the darker side of first love.

It still was lovely none-the-less. It may not be my favorite line from the Valentino name, but it is still a very nice line. I may be just old fashion and believe that they have just not found the right designers yet to carry on the name.

Check out all the pictures and details at

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chanel Fall Haute Couture 2010

This collection would make any fashionista fall to their knees. Karl Lagerfeild is known for his text book Virgo personality. But to pay homage to Coco Chanel, who was a text book Leo, the setup was centered around the fierce lion. In the middle of the runway was a giant gold lion with one paw resting on a pearl.

This line really centered around the boldness and fierceness of the lion. There were bold colours and fabrics going from heavy to light and flowing. The detailing was more than spectacular. Everything from the jewelry, to the beading on the garments and even the shoes.

You can check out all the photos of the show at

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Resort 2011

This years resort line was a great and practical one. The designers really tapped into what their customers are looking for in fashion, which is lots of light colours, flowing fabrics, and styles that anybody can really pull off. There also was plenty of day to night transition pieces, and of course with any show there has to be some outfits that might be hard to pull off. But if you looked at the outfits in pieces, there still were plenty of clothes that one can wear.
Burberry came out with an amazing outerwear, along with stunning animal prints. All the clothes said glitz and glamour.
John Galliano hit his Shanghai debut for Christian Dior out of the park. Tons of beautiful red carpet dresses and little cocktail dresses. This line came more from the 1960's. Lots of colour, amazing lace and ruffle detailing. Dior is definitely only going forward with the looks and style this line has.
I can never say enough good things about Chanel. I adore Coco Chanel and also Karl Lagerfeild's take on Chanel. This line is no different either. Lots or amazing colours, sheers, ruffles, dresses and swimsuits. Karl Lagerfeild expressed it as "very casual, very down to earth."

Diane Von Furstenberg really knows what her client's want. This collection was filled with amazing prints, nautical and of course, those cute wrap dresses. Going from her fall menswear inspired line to this ultra chic femme line is nothing but spectacular.
Dsquared² left there sexed up models on the runway for this line. They really decided to go back to their roots and to what they know for classic clean lines. It also was back to their preppy looks and style, but no one is hearing any complaints with that.
Peter Dundas resort line for Pucci was filled with amazing dresses and suits. Dundas, still on cloud nine, was ecstatic about all the press from the cannes and it really showed from this line.
I could go on all day about the resort shows. They were all amazing. Lots of beautiful clothes, bright colours, flowing dresses, ruffles, sheers, detailing it was all beyond amazing (well until the round of shows start up!)
Check out for all the designers and their lines for the Resort 2011!