Milan Fashion Week Spring 2009 Highlights

Let’s take a glimpse on some of the highlights of Milan Fashion Week Spring 2009.

Missoni Spring 2009 collection was comprised of different shades, tones and styles. The colour palette used in the collection is a combination of pink, gold, blue and yellow. Models walked the runway in palazzo pants, summer dresses, high-waisted straight skirts and silk blouses, accessorized with chunky belts. The evening gowns were embellished with studded detail, to give them added flair.

Burberry Prorsum's Spring 2009 collection had an autumn/fall feel because it comes with shades of grey, brown, and bronze. The collection was made up of hats, Barbour-style hunting jackets, skinny cardigans, drop-waist dresses. Models were accessorized with oversized statement necklaces which Christopher also presented in his Fall 2008 collection.

Prada's Spring 2009 collection was like the Fall 2008 lace collection, with cropped tops, bra tops and key hole dresses and crumpled pieces. Shrunken jackets had no fasteners except a tie at the neck. Open backs on cashmere jumpers were tied with cotton strings like hospital gowns. There were also sexy secretary silhouettes and python prints.

Giorgio Armani Spring 2009 collection was full of luxe fabrics of organza and chiffon, with a color palette of light and pastel shades of sandy beige to sea shell brown. The designer presented a mixed collection of romantic above-the-knee dresses, ankle-length gowns, Bermuda shorts and slim pants. Signature pieces like tuxedo/blazers were given a modern touch, with asymmetrical buttoning. Dresses were either strapless or layered with petals.

Emporio Armani Spring 2009 collection’s color palette includes navy and white, with shades of grey. The trousers picked up on the trend from New York Fashion Week, and were either cigarette pants or harem-inspired. Blouses and dresses were adorned with large statement necklaces.


The Magic of Fashion with Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) @ Harper’s Bazaar October 2008 Issue

The U.K.'s top designers show Harry Potter's brightest girl, Emma Watson a.k.a Hermione Granger, how to cast a sartorial spell in the upcoming October 2008 issue of Harper's Bazaar. Check out some of the bewitching spreads as Emma got styled by Alexander McQueen, Christopher Bailey, Viviene Westwood, Marios Schwab, Philip Treacy, Matthew Williamson, and Giles Deacon.


Steven Klein's Aggresive Photos For September Issue of Vogue Italy

After his aggressive photoshoot with Brad Pitt and Angelina, Steven Klein made another series of photos for the September issue of Vogue Italy. First he captured Guinness heiress, Daphne Guinness, in an amazing shoot for the editorial entitled "The Honorable Guinness" in the "Future Couture" supplement of the said magazine issue. In this dramatic shoot, Daphne is held hostage at gun point, watches a fellow model is burned on the pool lounge, and many more.

Secondly. Steven Klein was also responsible for the editorial photos of the magazine entitled "The New Warriors". It features models Jessica Stam, Caroline Trentini and Catherine McNeil in chic warrior pieces of fur, Lycra leggings, high waisted leather pleated pants and platform shoes. The set of photos includes a usually angry face of a model with Cubist face paint and the other models were seem to be fighting woth each other.

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Fashion War: Maximalists vs Minimalists

What if two ladies will walk into a bar or a restaurant. One's dressed in black,white, navy, or gray and in lean, clean and understated fashion. The other's dressed in in layers, textures, embellishments, prints and clashing colors. How can each claim to be the best-dressed lady in the room? Because in matters of fashion, there will always be champions of simplicity (minimalists) and champions of excess (maximalists).

Before the debate begins, let me present to you the suggestion of Net-a-Porter site about this matter. Amidst the push and pull of maximalism and minimalism, we can try both and feel the power look. I guess we can call it maximin or minimax look.

Here's some images from the site...the different styles of minimalists and maximalists. You can visit the site to shop for the following looks.

Malibu Mag: Some Things Haven't Changed For Marissa Miller

Three years ago, Marisa Miller was featured on the pages of Malibu Magazine. Now she's back with a of lot changes in her life. She got married, became a Victoria's Secret Angel, took up boxing and designed a line of sneakers for Vans, Inc. She was also involved in Young Survival Coalition, an international nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women with the disease.

However, she confessed in the magazine that some things haven’t changed. She still likes to do the laundry, she still loves to surf and, despite her wildly successful year, is still a super-down-to-earth human being.

I really love her new magazine spreads, it looks like she's back in her childhood or teenage days.

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