A colorful look for me that has been a feature ensemble every winter in NY. That Express sweater always receives the compliments that it deserves. But hopefully, I can retire it now. Come on, spring!
Being a college student, I pray for luxury designers to collaborate with accessible fashion retailers like H&M and Zara. The fashion gods must be rewarding me for adding color this winter to my neutral wardrobe because the upcoming fall is a dream come true. Christophe Lemaire (my favorite designer) and Sarah-Linh Tran of Lemaire are teaming up with Uniqlo to launch a men’s and women’s fall 2015 collection. This will be an easy and harmonious fit that will deliver “creative, comfortable everyday garments.” Quality and creativity is in the nature of both brands, so the Parisian and Japanese aesthetics will blend seamlessly.
“We have always dreamt of working with UNIQLO. UNIQLO designs quality garments for everyday life, for everyone. This is also our approach to fashion, and the philosophy of Lemaire.” – Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran
A great way to start my Saturday morning was entering the dim-lighted exhibit “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” at the Brooklyn Museum. After watching a preview of the display on the museum website, I had to visit this attraction, which is sponsored by Nordstrom.
Heels are a mesmerizing accessory– there’s an inexplicable draw I have had towards them since reading my first Vogue magazine at about the age of 10. Reading the informational labels accompanying each piece of art, I discovered heels have an artistic expression that is quite serious. These fashion statements became so much more than what meets the eye. For a refreshing view of heels, I strongly encourage those who are able to visit the museum to experience a rich and varied history of an instrument of power (exhibit ends March 15th!).
Designers and design houses represented in Killer Heels include Manolo Blahnik, Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Vivienne Westwood. Here are a few of my favorite stunners:
To learn more about the exhibit and to watch the video, click here: Brooklyn Museum of Art.
A couple of weeks ago, I was enjoying the first day of the autumnal season in the gardens on campus, and I spotted these international ladies from China chatting amongst the vibrant scenery.
It was refreshing to see students not wearing athletic wear and sweatpants. They were chic, elegant, and comfortable. They inspired me to write an encouraging article for the college newspaper about discovering your style. Such great fall ensembles, right?
Another couture season has graced us with its magic. Many people (mes amis) regard it as outlandish and/or beautiful fashion that no one but celebrity fashionistas like Lupita Nyong’o, Rihanna and Anna Wintour get the privilege to wear– and that is most likely correct. However, I have challenged myself to placing a few couture creations in a “normal” woman’s life. Let’s make haute couture relevant, shall we?
Donning couture when toasting at a white attire fête (Chanel), strolling through an art gallery (Valli), and mingling at an upscale bar (Valentino). How did I do? You can see all of the Paris Couture Fall 2014 collections at Style.com.