Articles by Lisa Martinez

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 Collection Review-Neek Chic

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2009 Collection Review-Neek Chic With all those layered and pocket belts, only a style innovator like Marc Jacobs could make a fanny pack look fashionable

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Celebration of Women

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Celebration of Women Although, Mr. de la Renta doesn’t depend on a specific concept or theme to illustrate his polished perspective, what is undeniable is that his sophisticated sheaths appeal to women from 16 to 60

Reem Acra Spring 2009 Collection Review - Not Your Grandmother’s Attic

Reem Acra Spring 2009 Collection Review - Not Your Grandmother’s Attic Reem Acra invites us on an adventure of sartorial discovery, unearthing a treasure trove of daytime shifts and red-carpet stunners

Tracy Reese Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Runway Garden Party

Tracy Reese Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Runway Garden Party This collection had me clamoring to host a garden party of my own just to have an excuse to wear the frothy frocks. High tea, anyone?

Thuy Spring 2009 Collection Review - Sartorial Symmetry

Thuy Spring 2009 Collection Review - Sartorial Symmetry Ms. Diep injected her trademark neutrals of black and gunmetal with bright washes of color; that were half concrete jungle and half summer solstice

Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2009 Collection Review-All Bandaged Up!

Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring 2009 Collection Review-All Bandaged Up! While the masses may still be trying to figure out how to bring sexy back, Max Azria proves that for Herve Leger it never left

DKNY Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Vigentennial Celebration

DKNY Spring 2009 Collection Review - A Vigentennial Celebration Let us all raise a glass to celebrate DKNY, the brand and architect behind it. DKNY is 20 years young and counting; here’s to a score more

Vera Wang Spring 2009 Collection Review - Effortlessly Chic

Vera Wang Spring 2009 Collection Review - Effortlessly Chic The queen of layering unveiled an aurora borealis of silk organza camisoles and hand-painted duchess dresses with mosaic and glass bead accents

Spring 2009 Recap - A Fashion Democratization

Spring 2009 Recap - A Fashion Democratization While dichotomy remained a strong influence this season, I could see the pendulum swinging more to the feminine side with romantic design details

Milly Spring 2009 Collection Review - Bohemian Princess

Milly Spring 2009 Collection Review - Bohemian Princess This season’s Milly muse was a bohemian princess on a romantic journey adorned in ikat caftans and trellis-print peasant dresses

Rubin Singer Spring 2009 Collection Review - Bon Voyage

Rubin Singer Spring 2009 Collection Review - Bon Voyage Gilbert & Sullivan may have had Buttercup on their HMS Pinafore, but the ladies at the helm of this voyage are anything but coy

Michael Kors Spring 2009 Collection Review - Spot On

Michael Kors Spring 2009 Collection Review - Spot On The award-winning designer kept his oversized ginghams in check, delivering a collection that was spot and stripe on

Nude Skincare Review - The Naked Truth

Nude Skincare Review - The Naked Truth A look behind the sustainable skincare line that is growing a huge following on both sides of the Atlantic and Pacific

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Goddess

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Goddess Diane von Furstenberg has a plan to unleash your inner goddess

DKNY Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — New York, New Take

DKNY Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — New York, New Take Reinterpreted classics are softened by a myriad of prints, contrasting colors, peplums, and ruffles

Library Hotel Review - A Booklover’s Paradise

Library Hotel Review - A Booklover’s Paradise This aptly titled hotel, which is home to more than 6,000 books, is a unique concept property and a veritable safe haven in the heart of midtown

Hotel Giraffe Review - Gramercy Park Gem

Hotel Giraffe Review - Gramercy Park Gem Reminscent of a 30's supper club, these luxury accommodations provide a sumptious setting with lofty ceilings and plush decor

Hotel Elysée Review - Countryside Comfort with City Conveniences

Hotel Elysée Review - Countryside Comfort with City Conveniences A boutique hotel that provides the best of both worlds—the comfort of a B&B conveniently situated at Gotham's epicenter

Jumeirah Essex House Review - Manhattan’s Haute Hospitality Haven

Jumeirah Essex House Review - Manhattan’s Haute Hospitality Haven This luxury hotel finds the perfect blend of old-world surroundings and technological enhancements

The Casablanca Hotel Review - Here’s Lookin’ at You Kid

The Casablanca Hotel Review - Here’s Lookin’ at You Kid This quaint bed and breakfast will have you humming as time goes by, bringing an old-world feeling to the heart of New York

Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Making Fashion Mischief

Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Making Fashion Mischief Macramé this elegant is destined to make a comeback

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Fashion’s Garden of Eden

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Fashion’s Garden of Eden Eve may have tempted Adam, but Ms. Lhuillier will definitely tempt a bevy of young Hollywood starlets and socialites with this beautiful new collection

Rodarte Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Spring Awakening

Rodarte Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Spring Awakening The Mulleavy sisters referenced the great outdoors with their sartorial love letter to the Redwoods

Ports 1961 Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Essadi

Ports 1961 Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Essadi Newly appointed Creative Director Fiona Cibani took the reins from her sister with an introspective sartorial journey inspired by the North Africa desert terrain

Vassilios Kostetsos Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Aella

Vassilios Kostetsos Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Aella Mr. Kostetsos unveiled a collection of mythological proportions with looks perfect for resort cruises and beachside strolls under the Mediterranean moonlight

Reem Acra Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection — An American Princess

Reem Acra Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection — An American Princess This collection will have you feeling like an American Princess

Jason Wu Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review—Milhazes Molded

Jason Wu Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review—Milhazes Molded Ladylike ensembles inspired by Brazilian modernist painter Beatriz Milhazes

Christian Siriano Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Ethnically Eclectic

Christian Siriano Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Ethnically Eclectic Melding divergent ethnic influences from Africa, India, and China, the Project Runway alum delivers another fiercely dramatic collection

Vivienne Tam Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Patchwork Perfection

Vivienne Tam Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Patchwork Perfection The globally-minded fashion house encouraged its audience to learn more about the worst flooding experienced across China and Pakistan in 80 years with a collection dedicated to the people of Silk Road

Carolina Herrera Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bows and Botanicals

Carolina Herrera Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bows and Botanicals Mrs. Herrera found dual inspirations in 18th century botanical plates and traditional Korean textiles for her new collection

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