Thursday, February 24th, 2011

London, Luxury, Milan, POSHGLAM

Fendi Goes Dada with Fur for Fall 2011

They don’t call Karl Lagerfeld the Kaiser for nothing; his lush, perfectly tailored collection for Fendi showed Italian luxury at its finest. The brilliant design minds of Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi drew inspiration from Dada artist Kurt Schwitters. Channeling the famous collage artist, Lagerfeld and Fendi created a brilliant medley of fabrics, textures, and colors that always looked polished to perfection. The Seventies trend continues its momentum into Milan, after being popular on New York and London runways; a 21st century Mary Tyler Moore would feel right at home in these office-ready outfits.

Lagerfeld spun the color wheel to combine contrast colors in yokes, pockets, and piping on outerwear. Mustard yellow peeked through slits in an oversized chocolate trench, naturally paired with bright orange tights and sunshine yellow heels. Fendi used the collage technique on fur pieces as well, weaving strips of chinchilla, fitch, fox, or sable into multi-tonal shawls and collars.

A slate gray ruffled blouse complemented a iridescent navy coat and matching trousers, while short, trapeze jackets and cropped trousers looked sensational on the models. Pirate ruffles (otherwise known as a jabot) on wool tops feminized the tough fabric and brightly colored tights, arguably the best accessory of the collection, finished off every ensemble to eye-catching effect. Sheer chiffon sleeves with a touch of glitter lent glamour to the sportswear-inspired collection.

Fendi’s melange managed to be both earthy and fantastical at once, a magic trick few designers besides the Kaiser can pull off. But elegant comfort (with perfect posture, please) is always welcome in Milan.

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Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Diversity In Fashion, POSHGLAM, POSHNOIR

Luxe Links | Karl Lagerfeld for Hogan & Rihanna’s S&M Video

+ Black Swan Costume Designer Talks About the Rodarte Controversy – Clothes on Film

+ Tom Ford Is Not At All Involved With A Net-A-Porter Men’s Site – Styleite

+ Tommy Hilfiger Takes The Pop-Up Shop Concept to Extremes – Fashionista

+ Karl Lagerfeld Will Be Creating “Sporty” and “Urban” Shoes for Hogan – Refinery29

+ Rihanna S&M Video Premiere – Fashion Indie

+ Designers Whip Up A Buffet of Fashion Out of Food – WSJ

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Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Beauty, Haute Couture, POSHGLAM

Luxe Links | East Coast vs. West Coast, Rob Kardashian Is a Model Too, and an iPhone App That Lets You Shop With Your Friends

+ Julia Frakes and Rumi Neely on East vs. West Coast Fashion – Teen Vogue

+ Rob Kardashian models alongside the Glee guys for Op ad campaign- Just Jared Jr

+ Karl Lagerfeld Releases a Short Film, called Window World – Fashionologie

+ New iPhone App Pose Allows You To Shop With All Your Friends, All The Time – Fashionista

+ Camilla Belle Struts Her Stuff on the Runway – US Weekly

+ Art Talks Through Deli Bag Self-Portraits – AnOther

+ Sarah Burton’s First Alexander McQueen Campaign – Art Is Alive

+ Sketches of Lindsay Lohan’s New 6126 Footwear Line – People Style Watch

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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011


Tweet this Giveaway | Vera Wang’s New Preppy Princess

Could Zoe Kravitz be the next rock and roll heiress to the fashion thrown? It certainly looks like it! First she’s BFFing Karl Lagerfeld, and she’s once again the face of Vera Wang’s new fragrance, Preppy Princess. Gotta love Zoe, she is the perfect spokesperson for the fragrance with her Rock and Roll princess status and style, showing fans “what it truly means when downtown meets uptown and fashion-forward”.

You may not be sipping Bellinis on your yacht in Nantucket, but you can now add some prep to your step with this new fragrance. Get your Gossip Girl headbands and popped collars out, pair it with leather or anything edgy, spritz on some of Vera Wang’s Preppy Princess and you’ve got the Rock and Roll prep appeal down!

The eclectic blend of cool tangerine, red apple and crushed berries mixed with classic honeysuckle, jasmine, sensual woods and an unexpected kiss of coconut water truly make this fragrance a classic with a twist.

Vera Wang is giving one lucky POSHGLAM reader the chance to win a Preppy Princess Fragrance ($75)

Enter the giveaway by tweeting this giveaway @POSHGLAM and emailing, subject “Vera Wang Giveaway”. Please include a photo of you and a BFF, along with your name and mailing address.

*Deadline January 25, 2011.

–Andrea Cohen

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Haute Couture, On Campus, POSHGLAM

Fashion Throwback: Chanel Fall 2007

Karl Lagerfeld just showed his Pre-Fall 2011 collection for Chanel, but instead of jumping forward, I would like to go back. Chanel is a brand that combines heritage with modernity, so you can expect signature silhouettes to always be present in every collection.

Over three and a half years ago, the Fall 2007 collection was shown under the glass dome of the Grand Palais, in the luxurious fashion that is Chanel. Amazing features of the space (that Lagerfeld has now topped) were snow banks, tulle clouds and an ice rink, which really aren’t so far removed from what he did for Fall 2010. For the collection, he featured classic Chanel bouclé tweeds and knits with a more playful and youthful vibe, channeling the looks of super-chic college girls (think Blair Waldorf). Bow headbands, wild untouched hair, stacks of colorful bracelets, rosy cheeks and striped knits all echoed this feeling.

Despite the fresh and contemporary vibe flowing through the collection, the lady who lunches still had all of her seasonal pieces to choose from including signature tweed suits, long belted coats, sequin pencil skirts for a touch of tangible glam and so much more.

You can count on Chanel to always have one foot in the past and the other in the future.

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