Rachel Zoe SS12
As a fashion stylist, there is some sort of unspoken rule that expects me to slate celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. But…whatever…I love her. Writing about her Spring/Summer 2012 line was a given, and I am overly impressed with the consistency and transitional nature of her clothing line. In the words of my beloved Anna Dello Russo, “It’s really, like, L.A. — an L.A. collection but done in an international way.”

This season, Zoe was inspired by many things including Brigitte Bardot, the late sixties, early seventies, running around the south of France, and a nonchalant attitude that was reflected in her uncharacteristic showing of Springtime ballet flats.

Mixing stark white looks with mis-matched prints kept well-designed pieces effortlessly glam. Everyone loved it. The line to actually view the collection wrapped around 39th St to Broadway, even though the presentation was invitation only. This woman has a magic touch. View Post

Roberto Cavalli Ad

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Roberto Cavalli does Italian glamour with an edge. When Brigitte Bardot helped launch his career in the Seventies, his aesthetic was sold as interesting, dark flamboyance. When I think of the talented designer’s best pieces, I see texture, movement and sexuality that I have attempted to portray in the ad above.

Thank you for all your wonderful feedback for Fashion Spot thus far! It is definitely a highlight of my blogging week. As a gift, I give you Roberto Cavalli – in denim on denim – riding a Segway in Cannes this past week. Homeslice is 70.
Roberto Cavalli Segway
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Valentino Ad London
Valentino is one of the world’s key creators of sumptuous, history-making couture. While there is an obvious price tag associated with such intricate craftsmanship, I have never understood the need to stick solely with stark, stuffy advertising. After all, Valentino was one of Andy Warhol‘s inspirations in the Seventies. With that in mind, this week’s Fashion Spot is my interpretation of a frivolous (though expensive) lifestyle wardrobe; a little more retro and a little more reckless than the norm. Poor boyfriend.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2011
Marc by Marc Jacobs latched onto the ever-present Seventies trend from Spring/Summer 2011 and wrapped it in a bow. Down for the disco era? With combinations of materials like metallic copper and leather/leopard print and anise-brown velvet, you have the makings of a stunning retro wardrobe, presented down a high school gymnasium-type runway with coloured tape and battered birch-wood. A nod to Marc Jacobs high school era, presumably. Another superb digest for every occasion. See the top five looks below! View Post

Leighton Meester Marc Jacobs
Leighton Meester – now the girl who you would never wanted as your college roommate – turned up at the ever glorious Marc Jacobs show, sitting front row. The bed-headed beauty wore a pair of Christian Louboutin Salsbourg suede sandals with a seventies Spring/Summer 2011 Marc Jacobs dress, which gave the look a Woodstock edge.