Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Spring 2010 Sees Bold Bursts of Orange

The Spring 2010 runway has already revealed that orange, borderline-lipstick-red is a common color being used by designers. This trend lends itself, although is not limited to, the tribal theme emerging among the New York designers.

(Left to right, top to bottom: Luella, BCBG Max Azria, Phillip Lim, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Paul Smith Woman. Photography from )

Monday, September 21, 2009

More Shoulder, Please

To the relief of woman with petite shoulders everywhere, the Spring 2010 Pret-a-Porter Runway is choc full of shoulder emphasis...a welcome contrast after the last year of cocoon wrapped outerwear! Have a peak:


Top to Bottom: Nicole Miller, Oscar de la Renta, Temperly London, Oscar de la Renta
(Photos from

Sunday, September 20, 2009

An Online Steal

I can't tell you the countless number of times that I have filled up an online shopping cart, just to walk away from my computer. Not this time... if you love designer clothing and a good bargain, check out . As always, enjoy the treasure hunt!

(I'm eagerly awaiting the French Connection sale, just three days away.)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fashion Week

Fashion week was this past week. Will be posting trend analysis and opinions soon! To start getting some ideas of your own, I recommend . It's a thorough site that even posts backstage pictures of hair and makeup.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thread Fashion Show

Things were happening at the Thread Fashion Show this past Saturday. I went for the evening backstage, as a stylist, and thoroughly relished in the 1940s glory of the hair.

Things were smooth sailing. The music was hot, the models were spunky and I am pretty sure every person in the room (guy and girl included) walked away with a crush in the austere model Brandon Boyer. The clothes?? I am sure a few ladies fell in love with the red riding jacket, as well. Fall classic!

Next year, I would love to see this show in a venue with a bit more panache. And, it would be great if some other local vendors were involved. More clothes would prolong the length of the show and that was one area for improvement.

(Photographs Courtesy of Mike Ford)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thread: Burglary and Fashion Show

Have you heard? Thread (located on South Ave) is hosting a fall fashion show at Tilt Nightclub on Saturday September 12. The theme, Outlaw, speaks to the recent burglary at Thread a few weeks ago...and perhaps the edginess of this fall's fashion as well? Can't say I quite find the fashion this fall pushing any boundaries. Either way, the fashion show couldn't have been aimed at a better week, considering Rochester's Insider Magazine did their best version of a fall fashion preview this week and Thread was in every shot.

The Insider spreads had potential to be more interesting but stayed predictably commercial, with a Walmart-appropriate friendliness. Could this be because the inventory was limited to the whopping THREE  Rochester clothing boutiques that promote a general interest in the skate/street culture? Why didn't they contact Krudco for some least for some shoes? (I wish that they'd hire me to style those shoots...they are less than interesting. That said, I DO honestly appreciate the beautiful backdrop of Veneto's exposed brick wall).

I don't mean to be a Negative Nancy, but my last point of contention about those Insider spreads: nowhere did it clearly state where any of those clothing stores could be found or contacted OR who styled the shoots.
Keep it comin', Rochester, but let's step it up.



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