Alberta Ferreti Macy’s Impulse Collection

“The collection I created is fresh and bright, featuring light summer clothing that evokes the spirit of my beautiful country and is at the same time true to my style.”

Alberta Ferretti as told to Womens Wear Daily

Alberta’s aesthetic is feminine, ethereal and flirty. It is impossible not to appeal to women. I love her clothes and I know Macy’s is the underdog with their designer Collections but the truth is they are getting the best designers. I don’t even know how this managed to slip me. I mean, Doo Ri!

The Alberta Ferreti Impulse Collection is targeted to a fairly mature demographic (26-29) which is a good thing as most collaborative lines are targeted to a much younger demo.

Target for example constructs junior sizes which I find so absurd especially as their marketing targets an older audience!

The line ranges from $49-$119 and includes sweaters, satin dresses, party dresses, day dresses, peasant blouses basically what we have come to expect from Alberta as a designer but in affordable fabrics and prices.

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Golden Globes FSU!’s: 5 Loveliest dressed(in order)!

Gorgeous. This blush ROBERTO CAVALLI mermaid style gown was a great pick for Kate Beckinsdale. She is almost always a red carpet phenom and very rarely misses the mark when it comes to sophisticated, elegant Hollywood glam.

Emma Stone comes across as the smart girl-next-door chick. With a wine and red silk chiffon LANVIN gown Emma is giving out sultry red carpet mystery. This is a daring choice especially with the leather belt as that type of accessory can often take a formal look down a notch. Here the leather belt with the detail is very enchanting and it works well her smoky eyes and fiery red locks.

Dianna Argon also makes a bold statement wearing one of my favourite designers GILES DEACON. There an element of sophistication with the amazing details in the bust area. I'm never a huge fan of her red carpet style but she was stunning and not everyone looks that good in red.

Bombshell. Surprisingly enough this shimmering black and gold number just screamed of the GUCCI brand and who better to wear it other than a bombshell herself Salma Hayek. This is one of those dresses that would look flattering on a number of body types and the busty lady did well not to over embellish and let her curves do the talking.

Jlie Bowen is not a person whom I consider a style maven and to be honest in this picture her makeup is a little witchy weird but the dress is divine. REEM ACRA did well with this in fact i can see it in white or ivory and would think what a beautiful wedding gown. I would certainly consider it. I wasn't a big fan of seeing nude tones but this was a beautiful dress.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Octavia Spencer wore a very flattering TADASHI SHOJI gown and Melissa McCarthy could really find out who her stylist is because it is tres flattering to her figure.

 

Golden Globes Badly(cuz worst is soo overused) Dressed: The Bottom 5 in no order

BADGELY AND MISCHKA need to be blacklisted from the next awards show for making this EXTREMELY unflaterring dress for the amazingly talented Melissa McCarthy. I'm not just the nice stuff just because. It's true. This is a catastrophe. The draping makes her look like a 500 pound woman. A good stylist would have never picked this.

Amanda Peet ususally makes good style choices. This is a big hot mess. The fabric actually looks lovely but the tiers are are all wrong. Her beautiful waist is lost and it looks like a MARC JACOBS tent.

I can't remember what I thought of this gown when I first saw it on the Monique Lhullier runway. I certainly have an opinion now. It's not good for short women and you should never wear the ponytail of a high school cheerleader with it. Her hair stylist is ridic.

So beautiful is Zoey Deschaanel in the 1st of PRADA's ridiculous red carpet gowns. The second is below...sigh. It gives her bust the illusion of sagging and the beading I don't find flattering or "quirky" at all.

This dress PRADA dress worn by Frida Pinto looks like it's made out of craft foil. Also those weird lights have got to go the reach hand level on the women posing and makes them look like they're carrying two square white bags. It's horrible for a red carpet to have such distracting illumination unfortunately it hurt Melissa McCarthy the worst.

Spring 2012 Advertising Campaigns the Top 20 thus far: 15th-11th place

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JUST CAVALLI

Yes, I have figured out the problem with the Just Cavalli Campaign. Stay tuned...

Three Words....The Photographer's Signature. Can you guess who?

It can't be the models cause I love Jac and Lindsey Wixon is ok.......Terry Richardson is the problem. He needs to go on vacation and gather fresh insipration for his asthetic.

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YVES SAINT LAURENT

Mariacarla Boscono is a brilliant model. One of the best around in the last couple of years actually. She brings a haunting yet enchanting darkness to every photo she takes yet...

I find this entire campaign kind of boring and I'm sure there is some ridiculously long explanation for the blandness of it but...

I don't want to hear it and I won't blame the photographer David Sims. The issue here is bigger than him. It's the creative direction.

 

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VALENTINO

You know what bothers me the most about this Valentino Campaign shot by Deborah Turbeville and it isn't casting. This is a great cast of models.

Bette Franke, Fei Fei Sun, Zuzanna Bijoch and Maud Welzen are each individually bringing something to the table. Especially Fei Fei Sun who is the unexpected star of this 'the clothes are melting into the background' campaign.

Yep, Fei Fei is the one ray of sun in the blandness. I don't like it as a spring campaign. It reminds me to much of the fall.

 

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LOUIS VUITTON

I like this...not love it by any stretch of the imagination but I feel as though i could eat this photograph as a matter of fact...

It reminds me of a cake I say on sale yesterday. This Steven Meisel photograph is bubblegum dessert delicious yet...

It doesn't evoke enough passion to ignite my fire. I wouldn't stop and look deeper at it but rather appreciate the aude to dessert and skip to the next page.

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

Now the campaigns begin to get interesting. Barely missing the top 10 is one of my favourite designers Jean Paul Gualtier whose campaign was shot immediately after the runway show backstage. It stars Alana Zimmerman and Constance Jablonski photographed by Miles Aldridge.

I love the semi-dressed models seemingly walking into the shot. It reminds me of an Egyptian mural even though no one is carrying the royalty. You can tell who is in charge and they dare not look her way..

Hema Lingerie modeled by a man…specifically Andrej Pejic

I’m a fan, Andrej.  I have no issue with his gender-bending on the catwalk. He looks like a girl and has the same essence of a female model and blends in superbly. Yet there is a double standard going on here in these ads for Hema. While they do look very nice. Distinguishing between Andrej and a female model is not going to happen. He pulls it off seamlessly.

Will I see a female model pose for boxer briefs companies in the near future? Even in our female androgyny there is some limitation. Even with the flattest chest, wanted or not we develop breast tissue and boobs can be seen. Will something like that work? Do men really want to buy briefs modelled by a woman?

Is it ok for a man to be the standard of beauty for a woman while women are in no way the standard of beauty for men. Justin Beiber, eyeliner and jeggings don’t count. History will prove the eyeliner and jeggings theory

Does this ad look like it works? Yes, but I can’t help feel like the mega push up bra is still padded? In all fairness he is wearing clothes and then the this could just be a regular bra stuffed with chicken cutlets. I’m not so convinced. I think this would have been more effective if he was only in lingerie and not ready to wear. This advertisement doesn’t really support it’s claim. It put a man in a padded bra and a shirt. What about the size B cups that want the D look? Where is the Hema advertisement to prove that claim?

In the end this is not about whether Andrej is a man or not. It is about gender equality and I think the fashion industry while accepting of all types of norms doesn’t do a whole lot to define its standard. I think sometimes we get caught up in too many social fights to decide if we are being hypocrites too?

 

meh…it got us talking but I still wouldn’t buy this bra.

My first shopping experience on FARFETCH.com. #truestory

I love when amazing e-commerce sites are brought to my attention but I never trust a site until I personally peruse and shop for myself.

This should be of note: shopping is not usually something that I pass up. I’m easily excited by shopping in an unusual way and Farfetch offers enough great pieces to pacify me.

Now at first I wasn’t sure how to navigate it but I found out that the learning curve is actually pretty easy. I like to think of Farfetch as an online global fashion mall. Simple, no? Women fashion was the best way for me to start browsing. Now just like a mall there are departments. Well Farfetch makes it way with just three…

LUXE

This section is my favourite department for all of the obvious reasons…Emilio Pucci! Hello? Proenza Schouler’s amazing PS-1 bags, Burberry coats, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Dolce and Gabbana great luxe pieces are wonderfully edited into this section. You can find a selection of vintage and archived apparel and accessories from just about every uber-cool and specially selected high-end store across the world. Imagine vintage and this season’s Chanel shopping can be done in one place! It really doesn’t get anymore convenient. As a shopper who hates travelling from e-store to e-store to find that perfect item. Farfetch does it amazingly in a one stop shop and knowing that if I can’t get it the United Kingdom that Farfetch will have that item and ready to ship from Brussels. Where can you find that kind of high fashion global supply chain network? Nowhere, so look at some great pieces I selected below.

My Next Purchase!

CONTEMPORARY

I’m by nature a huge supporter of Contemporary brands they take a bit more risks at better prices than their luxury counterparts. A great example of this is Marc by Marc Jacobs’ diffusion line which is way more suited to my tastes than the Marc Jacobs label. I can equally appreciate both but I prefer to purchase MBMJ clothing and I adore their accessories. Farfetch let’s me go straight to the good stuff in the Contemporary department. Not only can I find my fave diffusion label I can also find other cool labels like Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Tucker, Closed, Ksubi, Eugenia Kim, 7 For All Mankind, Siwy Denim, Fred Perry and Tory Burch. This department is your jeans emporium and you will find most high-end denim labels in Contemporary. I left you with a few of my favourite pieces to look over below.

LAB

The Lab department is where you pick up your heart’s content of specialty pieces by brands that really are out of this world. The vision of the designers in this category is not necessarily commercial but definitely wearable. Farfetch’s Lab is compiled of perfect statement pieces and I’m totally obsessed with an amazing pair of Ha-Yeon Lee monkey nuts pictured below. It would be the quirky update to any outfit for a little bit of humour and style. I highly recommend that purchase.

All of your emerging fashion talent can be found in this section. I put together a montage of some of the pieces I would LOOOOVE to have and a few for the men too.

It was a such a treat discovering this site. So for my first purchase I went small super-small because I don’t know what shipping nightmare I might encounter and bought this super cute yet really affordable Baggu  Mociun reusable shopper.

It folds into a really cute portable pouch and is perfect for the grocery store or casual shopping. Luckily the entire process was easy-peasy and my bag will be shipped to me in a few days and as soon it is I have a surprise! I like to think of it as a symbolic purchase with Farfetch and represents my intent to continue shopping there for many years to come! I take my fashion that seriously.

Emma

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The Fall 2012 Wedding Issue: Emma’s dream dresses

It is really hard for me to stop thinking about my wedding dress. It is the only sincere thought that has been flooding my mind inspite of my medical scare today. I am obsessed with a particular style gown that is floating around in my head. Here are a few of my personal options from the Fall 2012 Bridal shows:

My personality as a bride.

I love the colour in this dress.

An amazing dress with equal amount of simple detailing and sexy glamour.

Simple and beautiful...I really don't prefer poufy wedding gowns.

The most relaxed a bride could feel, Temperley always creates relaxed bridal gowns.

It doesn't have the sheer cap sleeve that I'm in love with but this Saraj Jassir piece is exquisite.

Jenny Packham Fairy Queen Bridal...I will always choose to be ethereal.

Sexy, lacey, cool bridal by Anne Bowen.

Ok, so even though the base of this Anjolique creation is a bit too formal, wide and stiff for my liking, from nape to 4 inches below the hip this dress is perfect.

Pierre Balmain: A lower priced disappointment.

Secret: I have had these photos on my computer for a million days now but I was so underwhelmed with them I struggled to post this. As far as diffusion lines go this just might be the worst with Marc by Marc Jacobs and DKNY tieing for the best. Balmain usually exudes such a high quality (albeit OVERPRICED) rocker luxe that this Pierre Balmain line looks just poor. I wont usually star posts that aren’t about runway shows but this is definitely rate worthy. I most definitely CAN wait to see more of this.

A look at the campaigns in your fave fashion magazine this month: Tom Ford Everything!

Even if the womenswear clothes are meh Tom Ford knows what sells…sex.

P.S The eyewear is always amazing though!

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GAGA BY GAULTIER

I cannot wait to see this. I love everytime Gaga opens her mouth and Jean Paul Gualtier I secretly want him to be my best friend in the whole world. Honestly, my BFFFF…F.

Doesnt Gaultier look so freaking fun in this clip from the preview to be shown on the CW September 12th, 2011 in the midst of New York Fashion Week?

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