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Dion Lee

In the front row of a small Somerset House exhibition space I watched the international debut of Dion Lee’s 'Sequence Breathing' during Fashion Week London.  In a powerful collection of fifteen garments Lee explored the themes of breathing and movement. Unlike shows in the Courtyard Show Space, the interior rooms of the Somerset House inspire designers to create unique exhibition experiences. 'Sequence Breathing’ did not disappoint. 'Sequence Breathing' was centered on a video study in movement and form. Models swayed larger than life in projections on a massive screen. Lee’s clothing draped and flowed organically with the models as they flowed though the frame. High contrast lighting made their movements highly dramatic and highlighted Lee’s signature use of draping, tailoring, and form. Live models following a kidney shaped path circled the screen. With each step the models inserted breath, rhythm, and sensuality into each garment. It was all set to music, ...

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J.Lindberg Performance

The J.Lindeberg “Wilhelm” coat is a designer performance garment that sacrifices nothing in the way of style. Created in 2012 by head designer Jessy Heuvelink, the coat is constructed of luxurious Italian Loro Piana Storm System fabric. Built with a breathable membrane, the “Wilhelm” is both waterproof and wind resistant. As opposed to other brands that use internal plastic underlayers for water and wind resistance, this J.Lindeberg performance garment maintains its comfort and drape. To maximize the combination of style and function, the versatile “Wilhelm” coat also featured ultra-lightweight finishes and a detachable inner vests for maximum temperature control. The vests are woven, padded, or knitted. With the “Wilhelm” coat or on their own the vests are a fun and versatile fashion accessory. As exciting as the J.Lindeberg “Wilhelm” coat was this winter, there is more great fashion to come this Spring. J.Lindeberg featured their Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear collection during ...

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Fannie Schiavoni Jewelry

It was at Fashion Week London that I fell in love with the work of Sweedish born Fannie Schiavoni. Fannie’s hand worked chain metal pieces are loaded with narrative as they go beyond the neck and wrists and engage in a playful tryst with the body; maneuvering, and lingering about the physical form. Elegant, aggressive, and artistic they are always beautiful and provocative. Shiavoni’s work appeals to stylists, celebrities, and fashionistas alike. Her pieces can be found in 10 Corso Como Milan, Barneys NY, L'Eclaireur Paris and Curve LA. I am looking forward to adding a piece of her work to my collection.

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Eyewear as a Fashion Statement

One of the cornerstones of being stylish is authenticity. A great personal fashion statement is not about following trends it is about discerning trends, editing from the mass of fashion possibilities those things that make your personal fashion statement truly authentic. Great eyewear is one powerful and unique way to pull together your personal sense of style. Whether you want to appear sophisticated, conservative, or creative, the right eyewear can shape how you are perceived. Updating your sunglasses, prescription eyewear, or adding a pair of non-prescription glasses to your wardrobe is a simple, inexpensive way to update and redefine your style. As each of our identities is multifaceted, multiple pairs of eyewear for all aspects of your life and personal style are a must. Silver Lining Opticians is one of my all time favorite sources for high quality, limited edition, and vintage eyewear. This store is first on my list for sourcing ...

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Sexy and Eco-Conscious Style

Sex appeal exists when fabric divulges the body to us in provocative little reveals. The cut of a dress dancing playfully around a woman’s curves, taunting us with subtle exposures of flesh, and ultimately unfolding in a narrative of power coupled in mystery. The Linda Loudermilk clothing line is sexy, edgy, and expressive. While working on a photo shoot with photographer Florian Geiss, I went to Linda’s West Hollywood showroom to pull wardrobe for our fashion story. Her eco-conscious materials are exquisite. Everything looks very sexy on the body without being too revealing or form fitting. The garments are superior in quality, design and craftsmanship. As a fashion designer with a background in sculpture, her jewelry is as aggressive, sexy, and as beautiful as her clothes. After being seduced by Linda Loudermilk’s fashion, it is easy to submit to her environmentally conscious sensibilities. Linda trademarked the term ...

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Rigards Eyewear

Horn-rimmed eyeglasses are traditionally made out of either horn or tortoise shell, but most contemporary horned-rimmed glasses are constructed from thick polymer plastics designed to imitate those materials. This is not the case with Rigards Eyewear, every pair is inspired by the color, grain, and thickness of a hand selected piece of horn. The horns are the by-product of water buffalo reared on small African farms and harvested especially for Rigards. This eco-sensitive approach to eyewear is bio-compostable, visually beautiful, and a clever means of recycling. The unique Sanjuro surface treatment applied to every frame further enhances the bold styling of Rigards Eyewear. Sanjuro is a sophisticated surface technique, adapted from the Japanese sword making tradition, and is exclusive to the Rigards Eyewear line. Each frame is made by an individual artisan and every frame style is created in small hand made and numbered editions. If you appreciate fine craftsmanship, unconventional ...

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Fall for Black

While in college I managed Allston Beat, an alternative, trend setting, and hip little shop just outside Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The store was started by a fashionable British rocker with an affection for all things black. A fan of American vintage, he launched his first store with thousands of vintage items he purchased, dyed black, and sold at a steep profit. When asked why dye everything black? He said “I don’t always know what’s fashionable, but I always know black is fashionable.” The small, but infamous chain of Allston Beat stores has long since closed, but black is proving to be as fashionable as ever and is at the top of new Fall fashion trends! This season designers are using the illustrious, sexy nature of the color black to create striking feminine fashion statements. Buy fluted mini skirts, extra high heels, wide belts, blazers, suits, and all of your ...

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The Richness of Fall

This is a very exciting fall season of fashion. Rich textures and strong feminine sensibilities are being contrast with fine fur and leather details and reinvented via experiments with scale and proportion. Embrace tweeds, brocades, crochet shawls, and layers. Play with size, color, and asymmetry. Let your inner lady be altered by the rebellious artist in you.

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Fall’s Floral Fashion Trend

Using floral prints to make a fashion statement is a triumph of art over association. Floral prints have innate connotations that are inescapable. One must take retro icons, steeped in domestic history and give them a voice in the contemporary world. I recommend working with floral prints that read as texture that are not to juvenile, or pedestrian. Choose feminine silhouettes and add leather accessories. Pair up your look with a provocative pair of floral shoes or booties. Wear your floral prints from head to toe. Mix and match if inspired...