Don’t Burn a Hole in Your Pockets !

30 09 2009

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Fashion trends are not so hard to forecast. Anyone can predict what’s going to be “in” one season & what is going to be “out” the next. When I look at it, it isn’t really a big secret at all. For those of you who don’t keep up to date on the fashion tip, you may not know that designers debut their collections for each season the season BEFORE. In the fashion world there are only two seasons, Fall and Spring. September (fall) is like the beginning of the fashion fiscal year.

This past week in Milan’s fashion week the world’s top designers premiered their designs for the upcoming Spring/Summer season of 2010, & the week before New York City’s Mercedes Benz fashion week show cased even more collections for Spring/Summer 2010. So when you think about it we can look at these fashion shows & designer collections to see what trends are set in play for 2010 before the year even ends.

My point is… we can look back to last season when the Fall 2009 collections were revealed & determine what’s “IN” this season. Having a high-fashion off the runway look doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket though. You can have that Louis Vuitton look without paying the Louis Vuitton Ready-to-Wear prices (you’d be better off buying a house & saving a few thousand dollars).

HERE ARE SOME 2009 READY-TO-WEAR DESIGNER COLLECTIONS THAT HAVE LOOKS YOU CAN FIND AT AFFORDABLE PLACES :-)…..



The tough-chic trend was very popular in Fall 09 runway shows. Balmain’s Christophe Decarnin, Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang, and Roland Mouret all contributed in making this look a have-to-have.

Gucci Fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Gucci Fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Gucci Fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Gucci Fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Gucci Fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Gucci Fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

For a fraction of the price you can get this look at stores like H&M…

H&M

H&M

Some H&M fall pieces that have the tough-chic look you want.

Some H&M fall pieces that have the tough-chic look you want.

This laid-back, warm chic look that Missoni debuted for fall 09 Ready-to-Wear is essential based on the sweaters and multiple scarves. The most outstanding pieces in this collection has to be the hood styled scarves known as snood’s.

Missoni fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Missoni fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Missoni fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Missoni fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Missoni fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

Missoni fall 09 Ready-to-Wear (Milan)

WANT THIS LOOK?? Check out this affordable snood scarf available at Urban Outfitters…

Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

….Or these looks available at H&M :

H&M

H&M

H&M

H&M

H&M

H&M

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“Fame KiLLs”

29 09 2009

So in case you haven’t heard yet… Kanye West & Lady Gaga have in fact NOT canceled their upcoming tour “Fame Kills” despite contrary belief. I guess since Kanye mentioned taking a break from the limelight on Jay Leno earlier this month everyone assumed he’d be canceling the tour.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I have a dangerous obssession with Mr. West! I just love everything about the man… I don’t even know where to start!! His music, his style, his persona… all of it !

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HIMMM!

With that being said, I have been waiting for this tour & I will definitely be in Worcester, MA on December 16th!!!!

“The storyline is that Kanye is on one end of the stage and I’m on the other, and the whole show, we are trying to get to where each other is. I want something that he has, which is the fame, and he wants something that I have, which is home, and my humble beginnings. So we battle each other throughout the entire performance to steal each other’s spaces. So I’m essentially on a quest to kill Kanye West to steal his fame.” – Lady Gaga

This is truly going to be a sick show with a fantastic duo. Although I’ve never seen Kanye live I know he is an absolutely amazing performer. However, I have seen Lady Gaga live & he stage presence is just phenomenal! I can’t wait for this show to get on the road :-).



OTHER UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

Nov. 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
Nov. 11 – San Diego, CA @ Vegas Arena
Nov. 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Madalay Bay Events Center
Nov. 15 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Nov. 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Nov. 18 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena
Nov. 19 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
Nov. 24 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
Nov. 26 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
Nov. 28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
Nov. 29 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
Dec. 2 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Dec. 4 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
Dec. 9 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Dec. 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Dec. 12 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Dec. 13 – Norfolk, VA @ Scope
Dec. 16 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Dec. 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
Dec. 19 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
Dec. 20 – Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
Dec. 22 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
Dec. 26 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
Dec. 30 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
Jan. 3 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Jan. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jan. 8 – Kanata, ON@ Scotiabank Place
Jan. 11 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Jan. 14 – Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Jan. 16 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan. 19 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
Jan. 21 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Jan. 22 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Jan. 24 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center

HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE PHOTO’S OF THE TWO…

 





Dsquared2 WHO????

29 09 2009

The Dynamic Duo *

The Dynamic Duo *

Twin brother’s Dean & Dan have definitely become a fashion power house. With the most unique designs on runways in a long time, Dsquared2 puts a fashion forward, chic edge on essential fashion pieces. With close attention to detail, along with a perfect combination of fashion, music, & theater, Dsquared2 had recently expanded its audience significantly. I find it odd that so many people are just recently learning about Dsquared2. The Canada born siblings have been in the international fashion industry since 1984. They are far from rookies! Their collections are made in Italy & the two divide their work & life between London & Milan. Thus the slogan: “Born in Canada, living in London, made in Italy”. These photo’s some pieces of the collection from fashion week in Milan where Dsquared2’s spring/summer 2010 ready-to-wear collection was displayed yesterday (9/28/09).

Model: Chanel Iman

Model: Chanel Iman

Model: Chanel Iman

Model: Chanel Iman

One word: FABULOUS!!!!

Love it all !

What’s in this collection??

  • Denim (jackets/shorts)
  • Neon
  • Large eye frames
  • Slouched-fit
  • Trucker hats
  • Hi-cut socks


Overall, this collection has a very chic camper look. It is so different from the other collections that have hit both New York City & Milan fashion weeks. I love the sophistication and detailed accessorizing. For those of you interested in this collection, definitely check out the video of the Milan Ready-to-Wear SS2010 Dsquared2 fashion show. It is amazing! http://www.dsquared2.com !