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NYFW Trend : Capes.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 30, 2010

My favorite trends of the fall collections are capes. Who doesnt love a cape? Fairy tale characters like Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood had them. Superheroes like Batman and Superman sport them. Why shouldnt we?

Capes come in all different colors and sizes for so many occasions. Why do I bring this up when we’ve been having sunny weather in LA for the last few weeks? Forecasts predict rain/showers for Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Although you might not be able to get these designer pieces just yet, dont hesitate to invest in a quality cape to get you through the rain, wind, and whatever else might blow your way (like snow in NY!).

Earth tones – Carolina Herrera, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Matthew Ames

Textured greys – Cynthia Steffe, Rag & Bone, Paris 68, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Midnight blacks – Elie Tahari, Rad Hourani, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Y-3

Are there trends that you would like to see/broken down? I would love your input/comments/suggestions! Dont hesitate to send me an email or leave a comment! Make it a terrific Tuesday. : P


NYFW Trend : Belts Dominate.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 22, 2010

The original purpose of a belt was to hold up pants at the waist. Clearly, the belt has transformed from a practical tool into a stylish accessory. There were all sorts of belts on the runway in New York.. some for the practical and simple, some for the girly, some for the bold and brave, and some that were simply outrageous (in a good way!). Whatever your style, here are a few of the best of each category that may give you ideas on how to belt your blazer, coat, or your whole upper body!

Black & Simple: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Charlotte Ronson, Doo.Ri, Elie Tahari

Harness/Body Belt: Wayne, L.A.M.B., Michael Kors, Reed Krakoff

Belts with a Purpose: Betsey Johnson, Rag & Bone x2, Reed Krakoff

Thin & Pretty: Carolina Herrera, Chado Ralph Rucci, Jeremy Laing, Oscar de la Renta

“Not Your Usual” Belt: Jeremy Scott, Ohne Titel, Thakoon, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Studded, Embellished, Shiny: Victoria Beckham, Anna Sui, Preen, Diesel Black Gold

Look of the Day : 10.27.09

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on October 28, 2009

Look of the Day - 10.27.09 - Elie Tahari

The difference a day makes! It was windy in LA today and the cold crept in. Temp drop of 13 degrees is a pretty big deal, especially in Southern California. Countless tweets and facebook updates were all about the cyclones, the wind tunnels and twisters that took the city by storm. Luckily, I was stuck inside the whole day and most of the evening. Unfortunately, I was writing a 11-page paper on topics I knew little about.

I was in the wind and “cold” for ten minutes, max. The wind felt good until a strong gust took me by surprise and gave me the chills. brrr. I wish I had been wearing Elie Tahari while trekking around campus. Tahari exemplifies modern sophistication and is known for the quality and workmanship of each piece of clothing. The wool sweater + wool scarf + vest combination would have kept me warm. Now that I think about getting into a cold bed, I wouldn’t mind falling asleep wearing all of that.


Look from Barneys, The Books.