Friday, January 25, 2013

Horror Coiffeur - Charlie Le Mindu Spring 2013

A lesser-known designer made a spooky impact at the Paris couture shows this week... Charlie Le Mindu was inspired by women who "scare him", citing muses like Nina Hagen and Lee Aaron.

He created dramatic dresses made from human hair.  The effect recalled femme fatales of years past as well as striking dominatrix ladies of contemporary times.

What do you think of this collection?
Photos from and Giovanni Giannoni

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lolita Boys? Comme des Garcons all 2013

Comme des Garcons at the recent menswear shows showed a collection that was definitely against the norm of traditional "masculinity".  In addition to the typical black and avant garde clothing from the label, they had male models stroll down the runway in bunny and Mickey Mouse ears from Stephen Jones.  There were pastel jackets, pajama-like pants and fuzzy sweaters...   This was supposed to be an ode to "youth".  Yes, even handsome male models and iconic designers have an awkward phase...

Monday, January 14, 2013

Noir Style at the Golden Globes

I love a sexy sheer gown! E! Red carpet host Giuliana Rancic had a stunning gown from Greek designer Celia Kritharioti.  Juliana Marguiles had a beautifully embroidered serpent-like gown from Emilio Pucci. 
Helena Bonham Carter always gets criticized for her choices on the red carpet... I personally loved her eccentric Vivienne Westwood getup in 2012, but I may have been the only one.  Last night, she wore a beautiful black lace Dolce & Gabbana dress with a quirky Lulu Guinness lip purse with matching lipstick.  Hugs.  

Two golden girls looked fierce in Alexander McQueen... Kate Hudson wore a figure flattering dress with dramatic gold embroidery coming from the neck while Nicole Kidman had gold motifs framing her face and sexy sheer lines at her midriff...

What was YOUR favorite look of the night?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

ODD Style - NYC

Looking for some haute Gothic style?  Or just something luxe and just a bit ODD...   A fairly new boutique in  Manhattan's Lower East Side carries a curated collection of designers that specialize in the exotic, the dark and edgy like Dafne Balatsos, Heidi Gardner, MartinMartin, Rochambeau and Gareth Pugh.

They collaborate with stylists and are working on their own label as well.   Women usually luck out with designers, and they do again at this store, but I love that they have a huge selection for men.  For once, men have just as many fashion forward options in clothes and accessories as the ladies.

164 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
(Between Houston and Stanton)


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