Friday, September 7, 2007

The Sartorialist: NYC Fashion Week Street Style

It seems to me like the streets of NY have become the real runways for fashion week.
Thanks to Scott Shuman of The Sartorialist we can now have a closer look at the street style taking place during the shows. A lot of the people he photographs are fashion insiders, models and... just really, really well dressed people.

Here are some of my favorite pics from the Sartorialist blog. I hope this can inspire you when you're updating your wardrobes.


Color Pop:

Seriously, check out those boots!
I love how her portfolio and her lip color pop.
Her hair is gorgeous and the bike is the perfect
accessory to this look. Which reminds me... I need a bike.

I am so into this color. I would rock that skirt with maybe an
emerald green collared shirt. And a cropped blazer to down play
the color. However, her outfit was on point.

Killer Details:

"drama in the back"

I love the detail and color on this dress. I would not
have worn those boots with it... but she made it work.

...with a printed shoe or bag. Jewel toned colors.

Simple black and white made more interesting with
her ethnic print bag and those magnificent turquoise wedges.

Totally digging the chic zebra print shoe.

She Gets Her Own Category:

I need to get on this level.


I love this outfit so much. The detail on the waist band
with the partially untucked shirt is the best part. Details like
that are what defines personal style.

Nice tailored shirt and olive bag with brown. Also, watches are back...
So get one and stop using your phone to tell time. (Watch Post coming soon)

Bruce Pask
Tie detail and rolled cuffs

Dapper period:

Michael Hainey, Adam Rapoport, and Andy Comer (GQ)

Color Play:

The Miller Brothers of Barker Black

Every single thing about this outfit is perfect.The way
he worked all the right colors in all the right places. It might be
the dark brown suit... no, it's the bag... definitely the cigar.

Don't forget to check back for more updates!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


They're big shoes to fill, but Alessandra Facchinetti is going to give it her best shot as the house of Valentino announced today that the former Gucci designer will take the reins from Mr Valentino himself. After months of speculation, the legendary designer's decision to resign was announced yesterday, with Facchinetti's name immediately being mentioned as the favourite to succeed him. "We believe that we have chosen a design team able to give strong creative content and that Alessandra Facchinetti is the designer who can interpret and continue the legacy of Valentino’s core values at the best," said Stefano Sassi, Valentino Fashion Group's ceo. Facchinetti famously took Tom Ford's spot as head of womenswear at Gucci in 2005, only to resign two seasons later following "a disagreement with management". She will have back-up in the shape of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, Valentino's accessory designers, who will continue in their current creative positions, as the house announces a shift in focus to menswear. "I am honoured to be part of this new project," said Facchinetti. "Mr Valentino has always been a point of reference for me, an icon for his sense of style and elegance. My admiration and respect for him is endless. I will dedicate myself to this new project with great passion and enthusiasm, treasuring everything that has been done thus far, and be ready to present my first collection in March 2008." Valentino will exit after just one more ready-to-wear and one Couture collection, marking the end of a fashion era.
Leisa Barnett
(September 5 2007, AM)

On another note... New York Fashion Week has officially kicked off. So stay tuned for lots of updates this week!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

WWD EXCLUSIVE: Valentino To Step Down

Valentino is set to resign later today, WWD has learned. The designer will announce he will do one more ready to wear show and one more couture season, then step down. Valentino's decision follows his three-day 45th anniversary celebrations in Rome in July. The designer's future at the company has been the subject of much speculation over the last year, especially following Permira's acquisition of Valentino Fashion Group this past spring. Valentino and his business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, have consistently stated over the last year that they would step down when they were ready, although as recently as July the designer was insisting he had no firm plans to do so.
Source: WWD