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April 12, 2009 / Fashion Dilemma
April 12, 2009 / Inspiration
April 7, 2009 / Collections
April 5, 2009 / Collections
April 4, 2009 / Collections

Life isn’t always black and white but many designers the world over were thinking along those lines this season. Not as sombre as you may think for Spring, it was all about the flirt. Inès de la Fressange was a bright light on the Gaultier Couture runway in a one-shoulder tuxedo dress a great interpretation of both trends.

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 JPG also did an airy, fairy dress, structured on the tetrahedrons that fascinated Buckminster Fuller.

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 L’Wren Scott opted for a sexier silhouette with her curvy scoop neck day dress. Purrrfect for running Saturday errands?

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The skinny black pant is still lurking around (a big sigh of relief from moi). Which do you prefer? Chanel’s dressy, lace and tulle accesorized ones or Yohji’s layered modern city numbers?  

April 1, 2009 / City Style
March 30, 2009 / Fashion Accessories

It’s Spring and a girl’s heart turns to…well, shoes. Flutter it will at these frou-frou frolickers from Monsieur Louboutin. Love at…

March 29, 2009 / City Style
March 28, 2009 / City Style

This world can be a crazy place. Sometimes, life – and people – can drain you. If I’ve learned anything in…

March 26, 2009 / Déjà Vu
March 25, 2009 / City Style

An unpleasant retail experience is enough to ruin a girl’s evening. I left Best Buy the other night talking to myself,…

March 24, 2009 / Collections

We know that colours are vibrant this Spring, echoing everything from the pastels of ice cream flavours to the much preferred jewel and spice tones.

Also flowing this season is the maximum length dress. It’s a little less casual now, and a lot more worldly.

 

Drama delivered at Gucci
Drama delivered at Gucci
Breezing Easy at Gucci
Breezing Easy at Gucci

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gucci’s Spring breeze happens to be off the grass huts of Bora Bora or Fiji. The economy won’t allow the airfare, but we can escape via Frida’s imagination.

Moroccan markets and Mediterranean seas beckon at Halston.

March 22, 2009 / Collections
March 22, 2009 / Collections
March 19, 2009 / Collections

It is precisely moments like these that make me love fashion as much as I do. In the constant barage of images and the homogeny of one fashion week to the next, it happens. Something new emerges but not for the mere sake of being new. Sometimes a simultaneous moment from the past and the future is captured to enhance our present.

It happened at the Kiran Uttam Ghosh show, part of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW09.

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Echoing the legends of the maharajahs, models emerged in jewel-toned jodhpurs. Paired with plaids and prints, the tones spoke eloquently, rather than screamed in-your-face glamour. Embellishment was certainly evident, but subtle, soft. The patterns may have originated in palaces, but they are not pretentious here, yet still somehow grand.

This is modern India, at its finest.