After Phi it was off to Ruffian at the National Arts Club, right besides Gramercy Park. The building is so completely stunning, I was blown away. Unfortunately, it was terrible for pictures with my crappy digital camera so I don’t have any.
The show was an hour late. All the shows I went to were late, but usually only 20 – 30 minutes. The next show, Temperly was waiting for us though. I enjoyed parts of this show. The presentation was amazing, great location and great music. The One Winged Dove Dress in Pomp Pink Satin Faced Organza that Canadian, Lisa Cant wore knocked everyone’s socks off.
The high waisted pants and the jackets were amazing. I loved this set: Bustier Trouser in Clay Pearlized Cotton, McLaran Jacket in Clay Pearlized Cotton. ( I love line sheets, thanks thoughtful designers).
All the clothes that used the white flowered material reminded me of bed sheets and wallpaper. I didn’t like any of the last 3 gowns either. Video of the show is after the jump…
Doo ri was the next and final stop for me on Friday in Chelsea. I was suppose to see Proenza Schouler that night but it fell through. Yes, I was a little upset about that.
I spent some time looking for my seat with no help from the staff. They would wave in the general direction of seat and walk away. I shouldn’t be the one to kick people out of my own seat, that should be your job. But if you want to get anything done it’s best to do it yourself. I wasn’t in a good vantage point for pictures, I couldn’t even see the shoes. After Thakoon it was hard to impress me. There were a few pieces I really like, but I wasn’t feeling the colour palette and some of the cuts (what’s with the mid-drift stuff, haven’t we moved beyond that). I did love this Bone cotton trend coat
It was funny to see that even the top girls fuck up. The first model out the door turned at the wrong moment and forgot half the audience. That was 2 shows in a row, a couple of the women at Thakoon forgot the layout too.
It was the first time I saw Masha Tyelna up close. She’s a new model that has the hugest blue eyes you will ever see.
Since my pictures are horrible, I’ve tracked down a video for you all. There is one thing I’ve learned in New York. Pictures suck and don’t make any judgments until you’ve seen the video or been there in person.
Before and after the Zero show I had time to kill. So I browsed the shops of the Meatpacking district. Scoop, Puma Black Store, Stella McCartney, Jeferry, Ed Hardy, La Perla and Alexander McQueen. I was salivating in the McQueen store, some of the gowns for sale were just beautiful.
Thakoon was next show. It was in a large warehouse space, two rows of benches lined the runway which snaked it way around the room. I saw Anna Wintour. It was a brief glimpse of the woman and the only time I saw her all weekend. There were some other celebs in the audience, but I didn’t know who they were. A lot of the top models walked the show, Stam, Irina (both K and L), Hye Park. It’s amazing how thin these women are, it’s astonishing. Top models do screw up time to time and a couple models forgot the layout of the runway and bypassed a whole section of buyers and other guests.
The clothes were absolutely stunning. I loved everything and the last 3 dresses were complete knockouts. My pictures are online for viewing.
Looks who’s totally copied the silver Gucci boots I spend the summer pining over, Franco Sarto available at Town Shoes.
I first saw this book in the latest Lou Lou Magazine. I literally had to do a double take. I thought there was a mistake in the advertisement; they don’t carry Gucci at Town.
These look identical. I tried on the Gucci’s at Holt’s, if they only had a 39. I’m going to try on these knockoffs and compare when I see them in the stores.
A Fendi Hologram B.Mix Bag
I love the crystal effect on this bag. It’s from the Fall Winter 2007 – 2008 collection.
Balenciaga RTW Spring Summer 2007 Video
I posted this previously, but it was to a bad youtube video. I’m hosting a much better version now.
Watch and see how the C3PO leggings should be worn.
Balenciaga Fall 2007 – 2008 Collection Video – no sound unfortunately
I thought the collection was a little all over the place. However, the fashion elite loved it. The clothes do look better on the video than in print.
Alexander McQueen dresses
Only 2 men get me jazzed up for Tartan Alexander McQueen and JPG
It’s taken a few seasons but I’ve come to like Marni a lot. My favourite partsof the collections are the wonderful coats. Here is a selection of the coats from the Marni Spring 2007 collection.
Some of my favs from Balenciaga’s spring/summer 2007 season. These horrible pictures don’t do the clothing justice.
Passenger Pigeon, the affair continues…
I have a coat fetish, big time. I have a double closet dedicated to them. Most of them are vintage, a few are military. There is also my prized possession, Anita. The Bell coat (pictured above) is made from a woolen army blanket.
This summer I loved the wrap dress and this fall is no different. I love the Jersey wrap dress made from cotton and bamboo. Instead of birds this one has tree stumps.
However another dress has added itself to the mix, the Herringbone Mod Dress. This one is made with bamboo, linen and lined with 100% silk, nice! The tree motive is a big trend with the fall 2006 collection.
God these are the best patent shoes ever.
Ahh, Prada. Check out the detail on the front toe
So Italy won the World Cup 2006 yesterday and congrats to them. I like soccer, not only for the sport, but mostly for bodies like this:
Thank you D&G, this is your best ad campaign ever. Sigh, Cannavaro and Pirlo.
A wrap dress by Passenger Pigeon
Cute and sustainable. I really do like silk screened cute things.
Passenger Pigeon can be found at
The Distillery Historic District
55 Mill St., building #56
686 Yonge St.
903 Dundas Street West
Little Black Dress Shop
135 Tecumseth St.
19 Kensington Avenue
Tevrow+Chase Military Jacket
I saw this jacket in the editorial of Fashion Magazine this week. It’s so clean and perfect. Tevrow+Chase also develops Holt Renfrew’s private brand in addition to their own line.