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Vera Wang Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review - Sexy, Easy Glamour

Vera Wang Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review - Sexy, Easy Glamour Collages of texture, pattern, color, and proportion

Reem Acra Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review - Fishnet & Leather

Reem Acra Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review - Fishnet & Leather Influenced by recent travels to Japan where she found a book by artist Daidō Moriyama

Naeem Khan Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Modern Opulence

Naeem Khan Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Modern Opulence The designer referenced illustrations from 1920’s Erté and the Byzantine Empire

Jason Wu Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Extreme Femininity

Jason Wu Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Extreme Femininity A black corseted invitation hinted at an edgier redux of his signature feminine looks and the designer certainly did not disappoint his legion of fashion fans

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Glam Rocks

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Glam Rocks Not only might the DVF muse feel like “Life is a Party,” she would most certainly be the life of the party

Dennis Basso Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Three Decades Strong

Dennis Basso Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Three Decades Strong Triumphantly marking his 30th year in the industry, the longtime furrier continued to prove that his ensembles do indeed extend into the daywear and evening separates layered under all those sumptuous furs and exotics

Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review - Capriccio for Carolina

Carolina Herrera Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review - Capriccio for Carolina This season’s sartorial sonata struck a particularly influential chord with the elegant doyenne

Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Hitchcock Heroine

Badgley Mischka Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Hitchcock Heroine Inspired by a 1940’s Hitchcock Heroine, this muse was anything but a damsel in distress

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection Spring 2013 — Sustainably Chic

H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection Spring 2013 — Sustainably Chic H&M proves that sartorial sustainability can be incredibly chic

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Léger aux Les Lalanne

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review —  Léger aux Les Lalanne The collection built on a barrage of bandage dresses skewed decidedly sportier this season when styled with croco booties, fox fur hoodies, studded sweatpants, and bandage detailed baseball caps

BCBG Max Azria Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Gypsy Glamour

BCBG Max Azria Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Gypsy Glamour This is how all the cool girls dress and we want to be one of the cool girls

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Poshest Punk

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Poshest Punk Who knew punk could ever be so posh?

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Out of India

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Out of India A nod to the romantic beauty and sensuality of India

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection — An Organza Origami

Carmen Marc Valvo Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection — An Organza Origami Carmen Marc Valvo looked eastwardly towards Asia for inspiration, more specifically Japan

Dennis Basso Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Deauville Reimagined

Dennis Basso Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Deauville Reimagined Luxurious furs and exquisite embellishments remained signatures throughout the collection, but this season employed a new playfulness, both in silhouette and palette

Hervé Leger by Max Azria Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bending the Bandage

Hervé Leger by Max Azria Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bending the Bandage We’ve often seen reworkings of macramé and architectural knits, but for Spring 2013, Hervé Leger by Max Azria encapsulated a slice of Americana

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Feathers & Scales

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Feathers & Scales These looks had more gravitas and depth than the typical floral print, perhaps it was her use of digital imagery and quite literally oversized scales

J.Mendel Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Not for the Shrinking Violet

J.Mendel Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Not for the Shrinking Violet Soft pintucks and peplums felt delicately feminine, while plunging necklines and high slits revealed the collection’s sultrier side

Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Timeless Influence

Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Timeless Influence Brightly contrasting buttons, embellished pointed collars and belts, embroidered necklines and hemlines glamorously accented the collection

Naeem Khan Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — An Elemental Beauty

Naeem Khan Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — An Elemental Beauty The favored silhouette was what Mr. Khan does best—sheath dresses, cocktail frocks, flowing caftans, and dramatic evening gowns

Sue Wong Spring 2013 Collection Review — A Fashion Transcendentalism

Sue Wong Spring 2013 Collection Review — A Fashion Transcendentalism From atop L.A. Live’s Conga Room, Sue Wong, the West Coast’s divinely designing doyenne unveiled her Spring 2013 Collection

2013 Golden Globes — Sartorial Highlights, Upsets, & Poignant Moments

2013 Golden Globes — Sartorial Highlights, Upsets, & Poignant Moments Awards Season has officially kicked off with the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards and on an evening that forecasted a rainbow of color, tinseltown’s leading ladies predominantly opted for black, ivory, blush, and nude

Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Feminine Persuasion

Reem Acra Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Feminine Persuasion The collection’s 36 looks summoned the independence and moxie of a modern-day Hitchcock heroine

Naeem Khan Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Decadence & Dust

Naeem Khan Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Decadence & Dust With so many gorgeous options, Hollywood starlets will certainly be clamoring for these looks directly off the runway

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A New Breed of Bandage

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A New Breed of Bandage Female empowerment has remained a prevalent message throughout the collections, the Azrias seemed to have harnessed that power--at least metaphorically

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Runway Rendez-Vous

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Runway Rendez-Vous The DVF woman has an unquenchable thirst for adventure; she is constantly exploring, evolving, and reinventing herself

Dennis Basso Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Mystery on the Orient Express

Dennis Basso Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Mystery on the Orient Express The design direction kept its preeminent foothold on yesteryear while reaching towards tomorrow

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Recap—Color Reigns Supreme!

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Recap—Color Reigns Supreme! While the evening could be divided in a triumvirate of palette, texture, and silhouette—citrus hues clearly dominated the evening

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Sultry Side of Fashion

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Sultry Side of Fashion Monique Lhuillier saunters over to the darker, sexier side of fashion’s landscape with 48 new looks

Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bluesy Glamour

Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bluesy Glamour Ladylike luxe feels mysteriously moody in a midnight palette and decadently doyenne trimmed in feathers and fur

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