Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wedding of the Century?

Finally, Vogue gives us mere mortals the rundown of Voguette-cum-socialite-cum-newlywed's elaborate wedding. I'm planning to relax with a spot of Earl Grey and a piece of crumbcake and savor the spread.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Vive Marion!

Congratulations Marion! Your performance as la chanteuse Edith Piaf wowed us. You portrayal was completely believable and you moved us to tears. (Who could forget that heart wrenching scene when Edith discovers Marcel is dead and she sing L'Hymn Amour?) The stars are shining brightly for you tonight.

Oscar Fashion: Top 5

5. Stacey London

4. Keisha Whittaker

3. Anne Hathaway

2. Heidi Klum

1. Marion Cotillard

Oscar Fashion: Part 1

These looks represent the ladies who almost got it right, but something is slightly off:

Keri Russell will always be the adorable Felicity to me. There's something not right with the fit of this dress in the bust line. Love the style of the dress and she gets the jewelry right, but the color really washes her out.

I adore Rosamund Pike, but the style of the dress looks a little space cadet meets waitress and I'm not sure about the color. And what's up with the hair? Also, the wrinkles are really distracting.

The lovely Ruby Dee looks great in red. The style of the dress is age-appropriate. This might be a little nitpicky, but again the wrinkles are distracting.

Credit: tFS

Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday's Foto

Marion Cotillard @ the 2008 Cesar Awards in Paris France.

In light of the upcoming Oscar's here's a nod to Marion Cotillard, our petite Mome. Good luck on Sunday!

Gap Gap Gap

Don't you just love Gap's back tab mac jacket? I adore all the colors. Dear Spring, please come soon.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Countdown to the Oscars

Looking forward to the fabulousness of Oscar night. Who will T&R crown as the best dressed? Best coiffed? And the not-so-hot? Stay tuned!

What are YOUR pics for Oscar wins?

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Down the Rabbit Hole

The intersection of fashion and the world wide web is growing from strength to strength everyday. With new blogs, message boards, web-zines, it's easier than ever for consumers to reach their favorite brand and for the brands to reach out. Always at the forefront is the House of Chanel. I recently discovered CHANEL SECRET PLACES an interactive site in which devotees can get an interactive tour and discover the world of Coco and Paris. Featuring a clickable map you can scoot from your own abode to Rue Cambon (Chanel HQ) to the Hotel Ritz in seconds.

The site feature 6 videos hosted by Virginie Ledoyen, Jeanne Moreau, Carine Roitfeld, Jacques Polge, Amanda Harlech, Anna Mouglalis and Karl, bien sur. Follow me down the rabbit hole a la Alice in her fabled Wonderland and discover more about this formidable brand.

Tha Row

Socials seen in the front rows at NY Fashion Week:

Byrdie Bell

Susan Fales-Hill

Olivia Chantecaille

Derek Blasberg and Tinsley Mortimer

Credit: Style

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Friday's Foto

The fabulous Ivanka Trump at The Fricks Collections 2008 Young Fellows "Un Ballo in Maschera" pre-BALL cocktail in New York City on February 13 . The fete occurred at her Madison Ave boutique. I've read the decor is very posh and unique so perhaps a trip to NYC for a diamond shopping spree is in order?

Ivanka, if you ever want to reach out to you blogging fan base, call me. . .

Ciao Roma!

Lately, I've been obsessed with Italy. I spent the summer just across the border in lovely Switzerland, but didn't make it to Italy. Especially on Valentine's Day, I have visions of saying Ciao and casting off my cares a la Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun. So while online browsing, imagine my delight when I came across the Italian inspired Spring lookbook from J Crew. Lots of vintage prints mixed with European romance. Can't you just picture yourself riding around on a Vespa in these?

Maybe it's time to dust off those old "learning Italian" CDs. Or better yet, find a podcast.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Chanel Cruise Collection To Be Launched In Miami

Karl Lagerfeld has confirmed the the next Chanel cruise collection will be presented in May in Miami. FWD is reporting that Chanel's top dog has confirmed to take the next Chanel cruise collection to the Miami runway in mid-May. Details, including the precise date, still need to be confirmed, but Miami is the home to some of the most expensive docs in the world. Considering Lagerfeld`s love for transport-themed places there are many potential venues in Miami.

This event is destined to be fabulous! I can see a nautical based theme with a yacht inspired runway. Lots of navy blues, yellows, blacks and whites. Oohh, I can't wait! Town & Runway will attempt to provide on the ground coverage. Stay tuned!

Throwback Karl

My favorite line: "What a depressing word. It's all about taste. If you are cheap, nothing helps."

Friday, February 8, 2008

G Jo at Fashion Week

One of the hottest "it" girls, "socials," "party girls," in Gotham got down at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Whether you love to hate her or hate to love her, this girl's got something. I'm actually not a fan of her style. At ALL. But, she is frequently one of Vogue's best dressed. If Vogue anoints you as a chic young thing, then you are chic indeed. I think Genevieve is quite misunderstood, but I love seeing a black girl on the scene. In addition to dabbling in interior design, she designed a line of jewelry that has gotten good reviews.

Friday's Foto

Lauren Davis and Andres Santo Domingo on their wedding day.
Credit: Hola!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Monique L'Huillier F/W 08-09

It was one stunner after another at the Monique L'Huillier show. The textures, jewels, and fur really made for a transcendent collection reminiscent of Parisian couture.

Credit: Getty

Monday, February 4, 2008

Carolina Herrera F/W 08-09

Oh Carolina. *sigh* I don't even know where to begin. Save these two looks, the rest of the collection. . .I need to regroup. Great fall palette. Lots of warm, dark, and rich colors. But the silhouette left much to be desired. When I saw some of the looks, in particular the hats, I couldn't help think of that picture of Pocohontas after she became anglo-saxonized. Am I the only one who sees the resemblance? Anyone? (crickets chirping)
This dress below is pretty fabulous. The fringe, the details, the flowy sleeves, Liya Kebede... What's not to love about this look? This dress would sell like hotcakes if it came in more colors ie a taupe or heather grey or bordeaux burgundy. (Caroline, we know you're fabulous, but not everyone can pull off that mustard look, dahling.) And the fact that the dress looks great with elf-like boots and a feather-spiked fedora proves that it would look even better with stilettos and a clutch.

Overall, the collection is definitely a look...But I'm not sure how this will translate into something wearable for the masses. Maybe the colors, capes, and boots will be "edited" to fit the real woman. We shall see. Still, interesting tones and great dresses (per usual).

Credit: Getty

Runway: Quick Hit

Gloves. Berets. Teal. First look at the collections of Diane von Furstenberg and Tracy Reese. Full rundown of their collections coming.

Credit: tFS

T minus 9 hours

And counting. Carolina Herrera. The Tent. 10am. Catch it LIVE on the American Express Fashion Network.

Face Hunting

My version of face hunting in Paris:

I was trying to be discreet while snapping photos of outfits that I found interesting. Unfortunately that didn't get me a great shot of the clothes. Still, you get the basic idea. I bet Parisians are used to tourists taking photos of everything in sight, so perhaps they wouldn't be fazed by the camera.

Credit: Town & Runway

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Fashion Week LIVE

Can't make it to New York fashion week? Get live video stream courtesy of American Express. It's like you're really there. Tracy Reese and Diane von Furstenberg are coming up!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Pearls: a lady's best friend

Just spending a quiet evening at home with a glass (or two) of South American wine, flipping through all 303 pages of Tiffany Pearls a beautifully bound book detailing the history of pearls. Pearls are a staple for well-bred (or aspiring) women everywhere. For some, the inheritance of "mummy's pearls" is a rite of passage into womanhood. The stone stands as the ever-enduring symbol of purity, class and preppiness. But, it doesn't have to have such a stoic image. I am a huge fan of the stone which, as you can see above, is even incorporated into an art deco style picture frame on my end table. There is a stunning photo of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a simple black top and a luminous strand looking intently into a Tiffany's display case.

Another famous fan of pearls:

Town & Runway *hearts* Rachel Roy

Always one to bring a unique perspective to the art of design, Rachel Roy shows her Fall 08/09 collection. It's a rich presentation of burnt umber and sienna hues against a neutral backdrop of cream with touches of camel. With undeniable touches of Native American flair with the poncho inspired dresses and feather necklaces (the new cocktail jewelry?), the collection is sure to be a standout among the shows this fall. That's one reason I always look forward to Miss Roy's collection. No copy-catting here.

Rachel Roy's trademark jacket/coat ensemble with a ruffled neckline and ornate jewelry.

Perhaps Park Ave socials will trade their pearls for feathers?

I'm not a fan of the Quaker-style hat, but the combination of grey-black textured fabric with the luxe umber satin makes a stunning contrast.

This dress is simple glamour at it's best. The essence lies within the color, fabulous gloves and feather neckpiece. Can't you just see Dita von Teese wearing this? Rachel, have your people call Dita's people. . .

Lovely use of complimentary colors with the orange, silver and white.

I must say I'm loving the gloves in this collection. It will be interesting to see what other collections incorporate 8 button gloves.

Photo credit: Style