Run For The Hills

March 11, 2009

00420m Alexander McQueen showed his Fall 2009 collection last night to mixed reviews.

My review: holy. crap.

This stuff is scary. The make up looks like one of those clowns that every kid is scared of. Either that or one of the drag queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Neither of which I would recommend someone try mimicking.

This look (left) is truly scary. COACD called her “Hellraiser” and blamed her or Karlie Kloss’ little mishap. If I were Karlie I’d be running away in my six inch platforms, too.

And to think, Mcqueen was the same one who just released his capsule collection for Target, which includes this ill-fitting sack (see gallery). I checked it out at Target yesterday and it’s so-so. A+ for effort, C for execution.


Upside Down, Inside Out

March 4, 2009


Everyone knows Isaac Mizrahi is a bit out there. But he is still one of fashion’s most beloved designers and characters. So who knew that he might be onto something when he sent Karlie Kloss down his Fall 2009 runway with a bottomless handbag plopped right on top of her head.

A little quirky, a whole lot of confusion, but it was oddly nautical. Even though none of his collection was nautical at all.

So this morning when I was thumbing through the Wednesday WWD and saw this photo of Borsalino’s Fall product line-up, I couldn’t help but think that maybe Isaac was onto something. The famous Italian milliner’s hat-turned-handbag is a bit intriguing, but it reminded me too much of when people attempted to make their jeans into handbags, which turned into a denim catastrophe, then came animal handbags and much more.

Good thing Borsalino’s is a bit more refined. And to think, this all may have come from Sketches And Answers.

dolce-and-gabbana20My good friend Connie once posted something about watching fashion shows and finding it funny that no one really understands, except for fashion people that is, what is really coming down the runway in terms of the super-fashiony things. Basically, the things on the runway are oftentimes so bizarre and avant-garde that they’re truly unintelligible to the normal human being.

Well, after spending some time in fashion and seeing and deciphering some of the truly crazy things the world has to offer, I think that I’ve honed some fashion skills. But this throws me for a loop.

I truly don’t understand.

Don’t get it.

What the hell happened on this runway?

It’s no secret that Dolce & Gabbana are having some troubles. What with their offices moving around and labels being pulled from certain stores. But this collection isn’t going to help them at all. Not a single female in the normal world (editorial world? sure. This will go over like cotton candy at the county fair) will be buying nor wearing this. Strong shoulders are in, yes. Giant. Furry. Behemoth shoulders, however,  are not.


Lim1ACK! I’m back! Finally, right? And what better time to revisit my blogging days than Fall 2009 Fashion Week here in NYC. It’s been a crazy week and there are only two days (although still jam-packed with good stuff) left. Then we move on to London, Milan and Paris.

God, I love Fashion Month.

Today I was lucky enough to go to my first real, live, breathing models and pounding music (thanks to Lissy Trullie) fashion show: 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Yup, at the Tent at Bryant Park, fifth row, ten feet off the runway. It was 15 minutes of pure heaven.

Overall the collection was great, like I told fellow intern (at TV..not W) Elana, it was very “Phillip-y”. Flowy dresses but not too ruffled, structure with amazing details and a few curves (like the “space monkey” jackets) thrown in there. I, personally, loved everything the guys wore, especially the floppy hat. AND oh…my…god, the mens Louboutin loafers with the studs.

Orgasmic, amazing, delectable, awesome, sick, fabulous. You name it. Those shoes were it.

As for some A-listers that were there. I was in pure, pure heaven. About 90 % of my male and female crushes were there. Keegan, Sam S., Anna Wintour, Becki Newton, Kanye West, Joy Bryant, and every editor known to man. It was a packed house and everyone looked amazing. Except for one, select editor who was looking a bit tired and rough, but that’s what happens when they stick you next to a pretty young thing.

Phillip Lim really knows how to make fashionable clothing we all want to wear.



Some looks that I particularly loved. The military/marching band influences were great and I really loved the pairing of the military jacket with a floor length day-dress. Perfecto.