Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Devil is in the Details at Lanvin

Alber Elbaz rocked my world with Lanvin's Fall collection composed mainly of layers of ribbon. It's all in the details with this collection dominated by blacks and neutrals. Statement accessories were used for impact, including miles of heavy metal jewels tied to necks with lengths of black silk ribbon, and will you check out the Medieval torture cuffs! (Tip: cuffs worn on both arms, outside the gloves as shown below right, dress up plain gloves for a quick outfit update. You don't have to go over the top either. Hammered silver, colorful leather, wood bangles will all look great!).

Photos courtesy of style.com.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Dark & Lovely

Neons and sherberts may be the new black for Spring, but let's face it, most of us lean toward dark colors, especially for Fall. It's not that we're boring, it's quite simply a time-saver. A few well-chosen accessories and our black dress or grey suit looks chic and current. The Fall RTW shows were heavy on darks, but polished and structurally beautiful. Here are some pieces from one of my favorite Fall collections, Bottega Veneta (shown in Milan):

Photos courtesy of style.com.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Paris Hilton in Beth Church

Another celeb spotted sporting an Unsung designer. This time it's Paris Hilton in one of Beth Church's amazing one-of-a-kind necklaces. It looks like even celebrity stylists (with all their clients' money to spend) are getting sick of seeing the same old stuff out there, and turning more and more to the fresher looks by emerging designers.

Unsung has been carrying Beth Church from the start. Her pieces are immaculately constructed and more often than not involve vintage elements. Our favorites have always been the pieces with a rocker edge. Get yours here.

And she was even voted Best Designer Jewelry in Phoenix Magazine.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Marc Misses

I just returned from a 2 week trip to India so, having missed all of NY Fashion Week, will just make a few tiny comments. To many people, Marc Jacobs can do no wrong. True, the guy is super talented and has a larger workload than most designers (2 labels of his own plus Louis Vuitton), but I'm going there anyway. After hopping off a 15 hour flight and rushing home to catch up on all I'd missed, I deserve to know: WTF? Someone please tell me: Did I miss something?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Phyl Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Phyl Couture designer Jamie Phyll Lewin had a great feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer today (Feb. 6, 2008). Check it out in the Magazine, and get your Phyl here.