Centre Stage

Paris Takes Back Fashion

Balmain SS15

Givenchy, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel have always been on our lips, but not a fashion force for a long time, until now. Not long ago our favourite labels and names came from Milan. Starlets wore shape-cut Gucci, Fashion sophisticates wore Prada, and party-goers wore Cavalli. How the fashion world has changed.

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Lanvin ss15

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With Men’s Spring Summer 2015 global fashion shows in full swing. Paris held the most buzz. Everyone was waiting for Givenchy, YSL, and Lanvin to take centre stage. Paris had fallen out of fashion for many years. Couture has always been a Paris staple, but Italian designers had even taken over couture, hence Valentino Couture and Versace Atelier. The fashion set were all-a-buzz for Milan creations.

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However, evolution is what fashion is all about.  Fashion houses in Paris dusted off their atelier and re-opened shop. John Galliano rescued Dior, and Tom Ford breathed life back into YSL. Yet these labels were already house hold names, just out of step with mainstream fashion at that moment. What is new is that names like Balmain and Balenciaga on fashion followers lips.  French brands have become fashionable again with full force.

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The love affair with  Paris is not only just for women. Men’s fashion has also been taken over by French houses. What man doesn’t own a Givenchy something? Even street fashion has poured out of Paris. Hip-Hop culture has left American brands for french Labels as well, so you know winds have changed.

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From Paris With Love

MC

Closet Confessions: My Fashion Valentine

My Love Is Your Love

Fashion Week--Fashion Mogul
Fashion Week--Fashion Journalist (Lauren Ezersky)

I must admit, ,my first two days at fashion week were rough, but I am back. Fashion Week is a long process. Each show is like Christmas, as each garment is a present gliding down the runway.

Fashion Week--Fashionista
Fashion Week--Fashionista
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First

Fashion Week is not only about the tented runway shows, but also fashionistas that flow through Lincoln Centre promenade. However, a chill blanketed Fashion Week, as news, that a golden voice disappeared.

Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Ladies First

I picked each of these women because they signify a wonderful sprit about fashion. I felt their passion for style, which is displayed by the way they dress.  When you live with your heart and move towards your dreams, nothing is impossible.

Fashion Week--Fashionista
Fashion Week--Fashionista
Fashion Week--Fashionista
Fashion Week--Fashionista

What I love about fashion week is that people don’t come for trend, but personality, a dress is only a dress until someone breathes life into a garment.  That is what style conveys to the world–life.

Fashion Week--Model
Fashion Week--Model
Fashion Week--Model Gear
Fashion Week--Model Gear

With the passing of music mega star, Whitney Houston, we know life is short, so it should be lived with passion each day. All of these wonderful women remind me that fashion is a way to express your heart and emotion to the world, like Ms. Houston’s wonderful voice.

Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Model Running To Show
Fashion Week--Ladies First
Fashion Week--Model Backstage

For me, the greatest pain is for Bobbi Christina, who must now deal with a loss of a mother. Today, as I was walking away from Lincoln Centre, I witnessed the most angelic moment. I was reminded by this girl how sweet and carefree fashion, and life, can be. I hope that Bobbi Christine will be able to regain a moment of innocence after so much tragedy.

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Angelic
Angelic Accessories
Angelic Accessories
Angelic Accessories
Angelic Accessories

I dedicate this post to the Houston family–RIP.

NYFW: FALL 2012 Report

Take A Bite…

Peak-A-Boo: VDS
Peak-A-Boo: VDS

Fashion Week begins, and the Big Apple is all abuzz with excitement of fresh faces, and  wonderful new friends. Packed lines are waiting to fill empty show spaces with anticipated guest. The RSVP’s are done, as guest roll in, one-by-one, to fill a fabulous location. Tonight was Designer Victor dE Souza–designer to the stars.

Backstage: VDS
Backstage: VDS
Backstage: VDS
Backstage: VDS

I had a chance to interview Victor dE Souza, he is a wonderful man and a spunky character.  He has dressed everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker, to Lady GAGA, and Rihanna. Check my blog in coming weeks for the exciting interview and backstage view of his Fall 2012 collection.

Backstage: VDS
Backstage: VDS; Designer and Guests

I, and fellow crowd watches gazed with glee at his wonderful creations tonight, most of all his fabulous muse—“Lady in Red.” Chris De Bugh’s soundtrack was in my head all night, as photographers snapped her photo from every angle.

Backstage: VDS
Backstage: VDS

Here is a sneak peek so you can see why he is the designer to the stars. Fall 2012 is amazing—stay tuned…

Peak-A-Boo: VDS
Peak-A-Boo: VDS

Excuse my bad visuals, I promise my video is amazing… Also see if you can spot my fashion style muse in the crowd. One hint, she’s bootylicious! I have a wonderful interview and style post with her as well coming soon…