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Trend: Mini bags craze

March 8, 2013



 

The best of the mini bag craze!  Don't be fooled from the images - all the above bags are teeny-tiny compared to their standard tote-sized counterparts.  So, a tote as a mini bag?  I had my reservations as I like a big bag for the daytime.  It's not even that I carry around a lot of things, but I like the option!  So how do I wear this mini bag, day or night?  Out to dinner, to work, to go shopping, etc?  I have found they work and look best when you are walking around casually over the weekend as a pure statement piece.  Almost all have a long enough strap to go cross-body or at least long one shoulder.  Easy to wear, definitely.  A trend of the moment?  I think so.  Love it or hate it?  Tell me what you think.


Photo credit:  FORWARD by elyse walker

Paris Fashion Week AW13: Alexander Wang's Debut Collection for Balenciaga

March 5, 2013



The AW13 Balenciaga show was newly appointed Creative Director Alexander Wang's first collection for the brand.  Despite mixed review, I quite liked the show especially because it was very much a reflection of Balenciaga as a brand.  The collection was black and white (very Alexander Wang) but with intricately structured pieces and classic silhouettes that only a luxury fashion house can achieve with credibility.  Alexander Wang is known for his own sportswear line often filled with drapery. This show was a departure from what we normally see from him in a positive way.

Style.com's video recap I included above I think critiqued the show very well.  Take a look and let me know, what do you think about Alexander Wang's debut collection?   

Designer Profile: Helmut Lang Short Suit

March 2, 2013


So I know its Paris Fashion Week at the moment (and I will be posting soon on my favorite shows), but I just had to highlight Helmut Lang's short suit from the SS13 show as it is hitting stores soon.  We all know the Helmut Lang brand as edgy, urban cool.  But this specific look takes all that to a whole new level for me.  Printed suits for one and with shorts for two!  It's all about modernizing classic pieces and this fresh look is my choice for SS13 designer fashion. 


Photo credit: Style.com

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