SS15: Rodarte’s Sea Tales

Rodarte! How I’ve missed you! You’ve been here all along, sending interesting collections down the runways, but for a few seasons now I have awaited the sweet return of the type of rich and vibrant story that made me fall so deeply in love with you in the first place. I’ve waited patiently for your […]


SS15: The Row’s Golden Sylphs

The Row’s ruminative show for SS15 delivered an angelic host of muses who were wrapped, draped, and loosely hung with the most exquisitely crafted silken robes. When I think of the fairy tale concept of being “spun from gold,” this collection is exactly what I imagine, complete with all of the magic inherent to that […]


SS15: Mara Hoffman’s Rainbow Vision

In the midst of the striving and trending and innovating of fashion week, sometimes we just need to give thanks for the color and vibrancy and sheer optimism of a designer like Mara Hoffman, who injects what seems to be something close to pure happiness into her collections from season to season. And true to […]


Resort 15: The Row’s Elegant Rock Goddess

Though I’m enamored of nearly every collection that The Row creates, it can be difficult to find pieces to illustrate. The clothes are refined, perfect, beautiful…but usually quite subtle and understated. They are not necessarily designed for editorial – they are designed to be worn, in an oh-so-chic, luxurious, and comfortable manner, by those lucky […]


FW14: Marni’s Twisted Birds

Marni is one Milan show we always await with bated breath. Not always accessible and certainly not always pretty, Consuelo Castiglioni’s collections are nevertheless consistently packed with power, intellectual interest, and a different perspective on femininity. Like Prada, Marni often eschews sex appeal in favor of something more articulate, more thoughtful, more experimental – all […]

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FW14: Peter Pilotto’s Mountain Majesty

Peter Pilotto‘s Christopher de Vos and Peter Pilotto produced another swoon-worthy collection to salivate over for F/W 14. Overt themes included mountains, geometric colorblocking, balaclavaesque turtlenecks, and bejeweled separates. To me the models looked like a mountain-dwelling, gemstone mining, sacred geometry-observing subspecies. Peter Pilotto’s collections never seem to falter when it comes to richness of […]


FW14: Burberry Does Bloomsbury

We loved the painterly palette and flowing, floral touch at Burberry Prorsum this season. Christopher Bailey summoned the Bloomsbury women, Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf as his muses, and the artist/writer sisters’ intelligence and femininity were reflected in perfect balance. Though there were plenty of painted and printed flowers, these were unfussy and anything but […]

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FW14: Prabal Gurung’s Mustang Kingdom

Prabal Gurung’s FW14 collection seemed softer than usual, characterized by a more subtle color palette than we’ve come to expect from this lover of florid brights. This subtle grey and navy permeated a cozy queue of chunky patchworked knits complemented by wispy asymmetrical chiffon skirts – though a rich thread of persimmon/tangerine/candy apple red/bordeaux wove […]

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Effie Trinket Vs. Inkvixen

It’s a fashion showdown! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters today, and if the trailers for the second installment of the trilogy are any indication, the costume design, by Trish Summerville, looks pretty off the hook. Clothing all of Panem is no mean feat. If Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket has her way, we are […]

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Placket Racket: A Selfie Series

As I skimmed the Spring 2014 Ready to Wear collections for gems, pinning like a madwoman, I marveled at at the sheer number of sheer numbers – that is, completely transparent blouses, dresses, pants, skirts – that fistfuls of designers trotted out. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a season with more model nipples. […]


Shine Bright Like A…Well, You Know.

Save your aluminum foil for spring, ladies – it’s time for some high shine. The metallics that are gracing the runways of New York and London thus far this fashion season are bright and more blindingly Reflektor than Arcade Fire’s new single. Below are some strong examples from New York (other gilded beauties showed up […]


A Very Glamsketch Wedding

  In my last post I told you a little bit about what I’m planning for Glamsketch, the new fashion portrait illustration service that’ll be rolling out soon in Beta. We anticipate that a cornerstone of the Glamsketch audience will be brides & grooms. Every wedding has its photographer, but Glamsketch will offer a package […]


Introducing Glamsketch: A Sneak Preview

  Those of you who are diehard Inkbramble fans (if so, I love you) are probably quite disappointed in me – it has been aeons since my last post. Any number of excuses could be named for such shenanigans, but I’ll blame just one: Glamsketch. “What’s that?” you might ask. “Isn’t that sort of what […]


Chevron vs. Zigzag

Graphic tessellated patterns zigzagged the Fall 2013 runways and activated the fashion masses, who are ever more hungry for the shot in the arm of high-impact mix & match patterning. Designers worked the houndstooth variations to an obsessive degree: they were colorblocked, deconstructed, multicolored, and blown up at Rag & Bone, Dior, Maxime Simoëns, and […]

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Proportion, Print, Puff: Peter Pilotto F/W13

London brand Peter Pilotto‘s star just keeps rising higher and higher. Pilotto and partner Christopher De Vos were at the vanguard of the digital print revolution that has cut a huge swath through the fashion landscape over the past 4 years, withstanding with panache the sober onslaught of the minimalists. For Fall/Winter 2013, Peter Pilotto […]