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Friday, October 29, 2010

Quote Of The Day.

Notes. Project Runway Finale Thoughts

I was underwhelmed overall with the season finale of Project Runway. I don't know if it's just me but I expected more of each designer.
Although I could see the trend appeal of Gretchen's designs and despite my disdain for her personality, she did create some 'cute' pieces and jewelry. But to emerge as the overall winner of Project Runway - I didn't see it. Mondo's collection was my favorite. Good luck to them all.

Looking forward to Bravo's "The Fashion Show" with Iman and Isaac Mizrahi.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Notes. Project Runway Season 8 Finale

Design. Mondo

Mondo and Michael Costello in one of the best moments of the season.

I must admit I've found season 8 of Project Runway designers a bit lackluster. It's also taken some getting used to with the show being on Lifetime and not Bravo. With that said, I'm still a fan of  Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors and the show itself as one of the best in reality TV.

This season I grew to really like Michael Costello and was so sad to see him go last week.  His departure had me reaching for the Kleenex feeling his extreme disappointment. He seemed like such a humble person despite the numerous daggers he endured from fellow cast mates and his workmanship was always better than he was given credit for by the competing designers. The drama was the pull of the season and perhaps that was intended but the extra half hour wasn't needed. There was another episode where Mondo discussed his HIV status and relationship with his Mom that also made me emotional. Had Michael made it to Bryant Park it would have been priceless just to see Gretchen's face when he walked through the door declaring "I made it."

My pick to win it is Mondo, although his designs are a bit kitsch, I like the way he uses color and mixes bold patterns. On top of that, he was open enough to admit he had misjudged Michael as a designer and a person.

Quote Of The Day.

"A healthy attitude is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others, be a carrier." - Unknown

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Music Notes. Ryuichi Sakamoto

When I feel overwhelmed or just want to go into relaxation, this is always first on my playlist. One of the music treats discovered through sharing music with fans. Thanks Ray!

Work It Wednesday. Guo Pei Statement Shoes

Don't step on a rock!

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"To me, someone walking down the street in head to toe Gucci says to me they have no imagination and lots of money. That’s not blowing my mind. It’s more about who you are rather than what you wear. Your personality’s gotta be bigger than your outfit." —Alison Mosshart

Art and Fashion.

Valentino Couture Autumn/Winter 1989-90

(via): Valentino, Universe of Fashion, 1989

Work it Wednesday. Stephen Jones Millinery

An amazing Stephen Jones creation for the bold fashionista.

Photo: (via) flickr

Work It Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Affordable Chic. Matthew Williamson Launches Muse

Thandie Newton in Matthew Williamson Resort 2011

For those like myself who like to look great, but prefer to keep as many of your coins in the bank, you will be happy to know that Matthew Williamson known for his beautiful soft and flowy print dresses and gowns is set to launch the affordable MUSE collection in Fall 2011.

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Lanvin for H&M. Counting the Days

The Lanvin for H&M in-store date of November 23 nears. The first look ads have circulated with teaser video to come on Nov. 2. I like the inclusion of a mature model in this first look of the collection.

Photo: (via) The Cut Blog. NY Magazine

Fall Trend 2010. Purrrific Kitten Heels

Stella McCartney



Nine West

Vintage. Maud Frizon

Kate Spade. Donna

You can rest your stacked heels or super stiletto's comfortably sliding into a stylish and comfortable kitten heel or smaller stiletto available everywhere in all price points. If you're a vintage aficionado and come across a pair of vintage Maud Frizon or other brand snap them up!

Nature's Beauty. Salad Worthy

You really can't beat a fresh mixed green salad packed full of natural nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants on your daily menu.  One of my favorites to prepare includes a bit of arugula, tomatoes, avocado, beets and cilantro. I made my own balsamic vinagrette dressing and dashed a bit of cracked pepper on top.


Monday, October 25, 2010