FW14: Marni’s Twisted Birds

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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... Read More

FW14: Peter Pilotto’s Mountain Majesty

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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... Read More

FW14: Burberry Does Bloomsbury

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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 saccharine.... Read More

Placket Racket: A Selfie Series

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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. I had just finished Super Sad True Love Story... Read More

A Very Glamsketch Wedding

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  Jordan of littledollymama.com: Wedding Day Glamsketch  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... Read More