Gorgeous, Lady-Like Lines at Arthur Mendonça

Arthur Mendonça’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection is one of the few that I’m absolutely in love with.  From the salmon coloured, dolman sleeved dress to a long sleeved, turquoise gown with a centre slit, slim leather pants and shiny, patterned pieces, there’s something about the collection that is sophisticated, elegant and lady-like.  While there are some […]

Marc Jacobs goes BIG for Fall/Winter 2012

Wow, all I can say is WOW.  Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter collection was definitely a production.  With steps leading down to a raised, curved runway (set design by Rachel Feinstein), that some might say was inspired by Dr. Seuss, the presentation was definitely all out big, including the clothes themselves.  Most interestingly was the music.  For […]

Come Fly Away with Prada

The show was an hour late (or, in fashion-speak, half an hour), but it was definitely worth it.  Prada‘s Fall/Winter 2011 line’s all about flight.  Ranging from aviator sunglasses to caps and big button coats the collection also had vibes several decades, ranging from mod 1960s to the 1980s.  The “it” item, fur, was also a big […]

Gucci Goes 70s Fabulous

Cynthia Cheng Mintz OK, it comes to no surprise that the 1970s are back.  However, Gucci, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, takes it even one step further, making the 1970s even more extreme.  The collection’s most dominant colours were in the greens and teals.  Purples and burnt oranges/tans were also seen.  Fall/Winter 2011 is filled with fur-trimmed […]

New York Fall-Winter Fashion Week Wrap-Up: Our Likes and Dislikes

Cynthia Cheng Mintz Now that New York Fashion Week is over, we take a look at the our likes and our dislikes the shows:           These Badgley Mischka looks were among our favourites Some of our favourite things include: Translucent, chiffon sleeves 1970s-inspired artsy looks Wider-legged pants (we are sooooo over skinny pants – we do worry, […]

Son Jung Wan Makes NYFW Debut with 70s Inspired Pieces

Cynthia Cheng Mintz The 1970s ruled once again Thursday at the presentation of Son Jung Wan’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection.  This cool, winter-inspired collection had a colour palette of grey as well as mauve, lavendar and just a hint of  fall camel. 1970s-inspired wide-legged pants, long, flowing skirts and draping fabrics, as well as shine and glitter were […]

Colourful Furs and 1980s Office Chic for Michael Kors’ F/W 2011 Collection

Cynthia Cheng Mintz  Celebrating his 30th anniversary this year, Michael Kors presented his Fall/Winter 2011 collection with a palette consisting predominantly of neutral greys, camels, whites and blacks along with a pop of colour (blushes, purple and two very eye-popping red pieces)  here and there for the women’s collection.  With both work-appropriate as well as evening, the styles […]





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