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Au revoir, belle Paris…

It was a grand finale of the largest, revered, and most historically celebrated fashion houses of Paris (and in general!). Days 8 and 9 brought those great names to the runway and to the end of Paris Fashion Week today, October 1, 2014. Tonight’s after parties are sure to be ace, that is, totally bitchin’. And so to commemorate this epic close…

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Snookie & Dookie Take Fashion Week

Snookie & Dookie aren’t ones to sit around while there’s adventure to be had. Given all the hype about Fashion Week in September, they came up with a plan… “Snookie, what’s the big deal with fashion shows anyway?” Dookie struck a dramatic pose as if he was a cross between a runway model and a tragedian. “Well Dook, it’s like…art! The…

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Paris “Put it on now!” Picks: Part 3

I’ve been somewhat amused at times by the very unique designs presented as “Ready to Wear.” Were I to actually wear these garments, I’d be stopping traffic for different reasons that the usual…HA, just kidding (isn’t false egocentrism fun?…more on this another time). For example, if I donned Comme des Garcon’s rambunctious red or Meadham Kirchhoff’s velvet patches, I’d be giving…

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Paris (Playful) Picks: Part 2

Fashion week is the ultimate opportunity to showcase, to bring it, to drape the runway with DRAMA. Some designers especially take this to heart and determine to WOW their audience for REAL. Here’s what I mean: Comme des Garcon: Ladies in Rabunctious Red (with legitimate bed-head) Junya Watanabe: Runway Models? No, Geometric Canvases. (painted on hair-dos!) Jean Paul Gaultier: Mad…

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Paris Picks: Part 1

Paris Fashion Week (Spring RTW 2015) is in full swing and everyday I’m delighted to see that “so and so” presented, therefore I can peruse and pillage favorite looks to my heart’s content. I do this while taking swigs of coffee, supplemented by orange-scented dark chocolate. It’s all very chic-healthy. Here are a handful of my picks so far, with…

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Italian Dreams

Fashion has qualities of magic because it can bring fantasy to life–combinations too risky for “real life,” architecture not easily worn. The innovation and grandeur may not always be practical, but it sure is lovely to look at. It’s art placed on the human body in such a way as to attract attention (and sometimes criticism, as all art does), and for a…

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Comic Relief

Sometimes comic relief walks down the runway. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and hypnotized by the headiness of fashion week, so maybe that’s why some designers take more of a “shock value approach”–to attract attention, and…laughs? I’ll let you be the judge based on selected looks that walked among us recently… I used to be a punk rocker when I…

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We’re in Milan.

If you must know, I’m including myself vicariously in this title. Though I’ve had my European adventures, I haven’t had the fortune yet to bask in the wonders of Italy. In my imagination, upon arrival to the country, my skin immediately begins to glow with a lustrous bronze I’ve never known before. It’s a nice dream. Currently, the city of…