Fashion’s King, Alexander McQueen

Grasp the sartorial genius of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen with an exclusive private tour  ($350) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty on June 27. Andrew Bolton, curator of the Met’s Costume Institute as well as the exhibit, reveals how McQueen drew on his deep knowledge of the history of fashion to create clothes that were at once au courant and timeless. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty continues through July 31.

via Fashion’s King, Alexander McQueen | Robb Report.


Milly For My Mini-Me

Why should you have all the cool bikinis with matching caftans and retro-inspired dresses with bold prints and color-blocking?  It’s time to share the wealth.  Milly’s kids line is perfectly scaled down to fit your favorite cutie, and attains a level of sophistication not ordinarily achieved with children’s clothes.  The line offers a refreshing change from the rhinestone-encrusted Flowers by Zoe ensembles and Butter sweatshirts strewn around our kids floors and throughout our apartments ours don’t pick up after themselves either.      A classic choice for spring concerts and graduation parties or whenever a camera is on hand… these looks are picture perfect although the chic chignons and flippy hairdos are all you.  Grab them at Bergdorf’s, each look is approx. $200…

via Milly For My Mini-Me | Street Style.

Spring/ Summer 2011 Headwear Trend: Turban

You can admire Oriental fashion forever but what about trying to adopt it into your style? At least one piece, for example, the turban. Turbans have appeared and vanished in fashion collections within a rather long period of time but they couldn’t become trendy until now. This spring and summer designers decided it was the right time and offered dozens turban designs for us to experiment with.

Celebrity fashionistas hesitated for a while and then took the plunge. Since then on everyone from Salma Hayek to Rachel Zoe wear turbans and look and feel wonderful.

The brightest turbans for Spring/ Summer 2011 you can find in Issa collections. They come in a variety of neon colors which range from lemon yellow to magenta. The designer suggests us wearing her turbans with chic evening gowns, romantic dresses and high-waist pants teamed with cropped tops which leave the midriff bare.

Jason Wu’s turbans were in two tones only – black and blue. Pretty simple and versatile, these looked great with any outfit the designer created.

Giorgio Armani also stuck to black and blue but made his turbans different. Some were ordinary and could be worn to any events while others were smart and would work perfectly for special occasions.

Andrew Gn used the ’70s-era Bianca Jagger look to design his turbans and matched those to colors of the garments.

Milly’s turbans come printed which gives you certain restrictions on how to wear those. If you go for a colorful turban your outfit should be simple. Be careful with the balance. Too much of color or patterns doesn’t look good.

As you can see turbans were represented in many Spring/ Summer 2011 collections. And each designer has his own vision of a modern woman wearing turban. Some prefer the classics way of wearing this headpiece and of course there are those who offer us unique ways of rocking this accessory. It’s all up to you what to choose.

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Lady Gaga for V Magazine 71

THE ASIAN ISSUE – Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga is back on the cover of V Magazine #71. She’s barely recognizable styled by her friend and collaborator Nicola Formichetti, under the lens of Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin .

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Style Syllabus: What To Bring On Your European Study Abroad

European study abroad trips aren’t all midnight sangria dinners and weekend trips to Amsterdam. When you’re headed to Europe for a trip that involves living and travel, choosing what to bring can seem like a harder test than your final exam. Use our guide to select the essentials for your suitcase; items that will ensure you’re outfitted for any occasion, like strolling the Champs-Élysées in style, gorging on pommes frites and beer in Brussels, or just making the commute from class to your host family’s place. Here’s our handy tip sheet to making the most out of your luggage space.

via What To Pack For Study Abroad- Study Abroad Packing List.

Hatwoman’s fancy finesse

Essence of sublime style, ethereal precision and fancy finesse – that is how we could describe the Hatwoman spring 2011 collection. The campaign is displayed by the photographer Baldovino Barani revealing the beauty of Hatwoman sophistication. The embodiment of the debonair lady is captured in elegant locations and stylish old fashioned interiors. She is dressed in perfect sylph gowns that accompany with the exquisite headpieces. There is a full range of smart, clever and distinguished ideas hidden in the shapes and forms of Hatwoman’s headpieces – delicate feathers, subtle veils, paper like creations, elaborate bows and even a studded pistol.

The hats are predominantly composed to adjust to the personality. Every single item is very unique matching the criteria of occasion and taste as presented in the ad campaign.

via Hatwoman’s fancy finesse > Accessories, Jewellery & Handbags.

Best Dresses at 2011 MET Ball (Red Carpet Fashion)

This year MET Ball gathered plenty of celebrities on its red carpet. Everyone from models to TV presenters were there. Ladies looked their best having invested thousands of dollars into their looks. Some wore crazy outfits to be able to turn heads. Others preferred to attract attention with their beauty. So, the list of 2011 MET Ball best dressers includes:

Ashley Greene. Twilight star looked totally amazing in a strapless gown by Donna Karan.

Rihanna. The singer opted for a revealing black lace Stella McCartney dress to attend the event. She teamed her attire with Wilfredo Rosado jewels and black sandals.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arrived at 2011 MET Ball with her boyfriend Jason Statham. VS beauty went for a sexy custom rose silk gown by Burberry, and a nude python clutch, and shoes by the same brand.

Salma Hayek opted for Alexander McQueen dress to don to 2011 MET Ball and looked wonderful in it.

Penelope Cruz sticks to her usual dressing during red carpet events and arrived to 2011 MET Ball in a luxurious Oscar de la Renta gown.

Jennifer Hudson showed off her sexy figure in a silk tissue organza and French tulle dress by Vera Wang.

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