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DC Modern Luxury Hosts Fall Trend Preview at Neiman Marcus

7 Oct

DC Modern Luxury magazine editrix Karen Sommer Shallet is hosting a Fall Trend Preview on Saturday, October 10 at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria. Preview the hottest looks from the fall 09 runways and get to shopping after the preview. You must RSVP by October 8th in order to attend.

Fall Foot Lust: Mui Mui Shoes

31 Jul

Love these two shoes from the Mui Mui fall 09 collection. The gold stripe on the back of the bootie is so hot. Oh and I want those bejeweled tights.

Marc Jacobs takes us behind the scenes…

9 Jul

I just snatched this video from Louis Vuitton’s twitter page. It’s the behind the scenes footage from the Fall/Winter 09 advertising campaign photoshoot with Madonna. I am so glad I watched this video because the bunny ears Madge was donning on the red carpet is fully explained by the mastermind himself, Marc Jacobs. Click for the vid.

Behind the scenes with Lily Allen and Chanel

2 Jul

Can’t wait to see the Fall 2009 ad campaign for Chanel handbags with Lily Allen. Behind the scenes pic a la


Madonna and LV are a match made in 80s heaven

1 Jul

Louis Vuitton’s fall 09 campaign ads are out and who nabs the spot as the face of LV? None other than our favorite ’80s femme chanteuse Madonna. The ads have already garnered a lot of criticism for the excessive photoshopping done to Madge’s face, with some saying the reason for the enhancement is because she looks too old or busted. Photoshop or not, Madge is still on top of her game. I mean look at her. How many 25 year-olds have bodies like that? Not to mention she still sells out stadiums.

Back to LV: The campaign an ode to grunge and the 80s. Check out the fingerless gloves and bunny-esque headpiece. The picture above of Madge with Marc Jacobs and his fiance Lorenzo is reminiscent of the Met Gala outfit, atrocious but definitely is a statement maker.

In other Louis Vuitton news: Kanye West’s sneaker collaboration with Louis Vuitton hits select stores today. Grab a pair before they run off the shelves.


Over the Knee Boots are Back

29 Jun

It was the beginning of the ’90s and a pretty woman by the name of Julia Roberts was making a name for herself in the movie biz. The movie Pretty Woman might have inspired hookers to find their own Suga Papa to rescue them (theme of movie) but one of the most memorable scenes was Vivienne’s black over the knee patent leather boots that were so tattered up she had to use safety pins to keep them from falling apart. Remember those hooker boots? If not see pic on left. They are baaaaaaaaack!

Yup! Now dubbed OTKs aka Over The Knee boots, designers have embraced their inner Vivienne Wards and released updated versions. Even Australia Love (a different version of Uggs-style boots) has embraced this trend. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen similar boots seasons upon seasons ago but always only adopted by a few designers. This time around, I am guessing we are supposed to keep our legs warm by opting for thigh grazing boots.

One thing to remember is that not everyone can wear OTK boots. The skinny gals can rock ’em all they want but to what result? I think half the gals who try this trend will take it overboard and end up looking well…hookers. The other half, usually New Yorkers and celebs, will manage to wear them with style.

First things first: Price range. You can get OTKs starting at $22 at Charlotte Russe. Buyer beware! You get what you pay for. If you opt for cheap patent leather OTKs, you might end up looking like ahem…a hooker. Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and even Via Spiga have some classier alternatives. So how can you rock OTKs without looking like a modern day street walker or a pirate? Mini floral frocks in a darker print will look girly and a bit rock and roll when paired with an OTK boot. Remember that a high heeled OTK boot can go in the negative direction. Shorter or flat OTK boots are best for those looking to try the trend.

Wear matching tights to keep the elongated leg look. If you have the figure for it, try an over sized boyfriend cardigan that hits the thigh and covers your bottom to prevent LiLo exposure. Skinny jeans tucked into an OTK boot and a blazer will look chic for the fall as well.

Beston Women’s Low-heel Motorcycle Boots, $56.99

Via Spiga Women’s ‘Brook’ Over the Knee Boot, $99.99

The other shoes below are Chloe, Charlotte Russe, Australia Love, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik

Lookbook for Comme des Garçons for H&M

3 Oct

The much anticipated Comme des Garçons line for H&M look book is out and the verdict is in. Rei Kawakubo, creative genius behind the Comme des Garçons will launch her collection for H&M mid November to fast fashion fans who normally would not be able to afford her high end line. The H&M line is an ambitious and impressive collection of jackets, button down shirts, shorts and shoes. For the fall, Kawakubo is bringing back the “MC Hammer-style” shorts. Her collection has various wearable pieces that will be good additions to any wardrobe. For the ambitiously fashionable, Kawakubo’s Harajuku inspired clothing is a breath of fresh air at the H&M collection.