Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Diary of a Cruise Weather

This weather is a mess. The spring 2017 men s wear programs are almost over, for goodness sake, and women’s wear is still in the middle of cruise 2016/2017.

Cruise? you ask. Huh? Precisely. Cruise a.k.a. prespring, a.k.a. resort are the clothes that show up in November and stay on racks through March and sometimes even April. The shows began May 3 with Chanel, an extravaganza in Havana that included 86 looks, some tourism and some controversy, and they extend through next month yes, into the couture fall 2016-17 weather.

There is no cohesion to the cruise collections. They include summer-weight clothes as well as fur; mega-shows (Chanel, Vuitton, Dior, Gucci) as well as little presentations; some brand names (Chanel, among others) that want to advertise and some (ProenzaSchouler, C line) that wear t, at least till it strikes stores.

So I gave up aiming to understand it. Rather, I thought I’d take you along for what is always a somewhat approximate trip. In the end we each pack our own bags.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Do I want to dress like Kate Middleton?

Do I wish to dress like Kate Middleton? A style site that I like recently suggested I should, however I’m not encouraged.

Paula, north-east London

Thank you, Paula, for sending me the link to the abovementioned style site, because reading its little promo has now offered me insight into exactly what a lobotomy would feel like without the benefit of pain relief.

Kate the Great! We’ve been following Kate Middleton s current social engagements with eager interest and were seriously pleased. The royal treatment here being that I pay thousands of pounds for clothes that Kate gets for totally free because of who she married.

Yes, taking apart what is essentially a fashion advert does have the unique tang of getting a barrel and taking an AK-47 to the fish inside. However, in some cases this can reveal something more than fish digestive tracts. I’d truly want to call time on this concept that Kate Middleton must be a fashion icon because her late mother-in-law was. She shouldn’t.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fashion Industry Remembers Expense Cunningham

It’s not work, it’s satisfaction, Bill Cunningham stated a couple of years ago. That’s why I feel so guilty. Everybody else does work I have excessive enjoyable.

That was typical of the man, among the greatest and most unique style reporters of the past 50 years.

Cunningham, the longtime New York Times professional photographer, passed away over the weekend at the age of 87.

Cunningham had actually suffered a stroke in his apartment or condo on Central Park South about two weeks back, and was hospitalized.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014