Saturday, September 30, 2006

MENS: What To Wear, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

I've always like the idea of men exploring into their feminine softer side, and going back to basics.

The trend now is to wear a vest over a white classic long sleeved collar shirt.
This is a great example of What To Wear..

Dior Gillet Vest
-Flannelle chinee
-Four-button closure
-Two besom flat pockets
-Curved hem
-Straight shirttail with adjustable band
-Made in Italy
-Priced at $580.00

But never, let me repeat, NEVER leave the house without a travel bag! This Dior Homme Classic Travel Bag, will go perfectly with the back to basic outfit.

Dior demands a stylish departure with this sleek, sexy duffle. The logo-printed exterior zips open to a spacious inner chamber with ample room for travel essentials. Trimmed in smooth black coated canvas and iconic hardware.


-Logo coated canvas with smooth leather trim
-Brushed palladium-finished hardware
-Fine canvas interior with large zip compartment
-Metal address capsule dangles from handle on leather strap; capsule is embossed with "Follow -Me" message
-Extra-wide double-zip closure with honeycomb-textured nickel pull-tabs
-Comfortable rolled leather handles
-Side gussets unsnap for full opening
-18" x 12" x 11"
-Priced at $965.00

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Friday, September 29, 2006

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day, Chanel Naked Bags, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

In response to the recent Heathrow demands of travelling see-through, Chanel have come up with the 'naked' bag. I for one, wouldn't want a bag that was entirely transparent like this. I remember them being vaguely in fashion when I was a teenager and personally, would like them to remain in those days! Prices are yet to be determined but they will be available starting October for those of you flying to Europe this upcoming winter.

Press release reads:
How many secrets can a woman’s bag hold? Having passed through the x-ray machine, CHANEL’s new Naked Bag will answer this enigma when travelling by plane or train.

To travel with transparency, Karl Lagerfeld came up with a mini-collection of plastic and truly bare bags. Simultaneously elegant and practical, all have black, gray, golden or white piping, or are purposely left bare. Stylish and aesthetic, they come in three models in a range of four colors.

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Mary Kate Ashley's Fendi Booties, Couture in the CIty Fashion Blog

In addition to those gorgeous white sunglasses she's been spotted in lately. We've tracked down her Fendi booties for all you MKA super-fans to purchase.

I love how effortlessly chic she looks here. Okay, so the cigarette aint so cool, but the outfit is perfect. Booties are absolutely the new boots to have this summer. Especially for those who think ankle boots just look silly on them.

Mary Kate wears Fendi's Peep Toe Lace-up Pump which look really uncomfortable to wear, but hey if Mary kate can pull it off, then so can you. Available from eLuxury for $615

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Burberry Prorsum Spring 2007 Mens Wear

The must-wear spring 2007 mens:

Blinding patent trench and sparkling sequined sweater over full linen trousers.

Jackets were tailored right to the body, with broad, peaked shoulders, nipped waists and a flare of volume in the skirt that was carried over to full trousers with deep pleats.

Shirts with pleated fronts, trousers with beaded stripes.

That's it for now..more to come!


Fab Fashion Blogs Friday. Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Friday Fashion Hotlist

Issue No. 58 of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the cutest and coolest stuff Omiru’s Style Intelligence Report saw out there this week.

This week, we’re bringing back the Friday Fashion Hotlist with The Best Cardigan Sweaters to take you right into Autumn. We balance a sexy, mid-thigh length cardigan for women with a classic, heather grey cardigan for men.

Joie Don’t Go Cashmere Blend Cables | $285 at Shopbop
Bridges the gap between sweaters and sweaterdresses.

Luxe Winter Blend Button-mock Cardigan | $118 at Banana Republic
Classic cardigan for the Classic man.
Source: Omiru

Graham & Spencer Fleece Silk Jacket: Love It or Hate It?

Looking for a wearable version of all of the big, voluminous runway fashions for Fall 2006? Check out this relatively subtle Graham & Spencer Fleece Silk Jacket, which cleverly combines luxurious silk and workaday cotton.

I could totally see myself wearing this; what about you? Love it or hate it?
Source: FabSugar

Last Call for Contest Entries - Win Indie Jewelry!

Ok guys, I have 4 entries so's not too late to send me yours. Just send me a picture of your latest shopping spree to win the beautiful handmade necklace by Stones on String
Source: Shopaholics Anonymous

Milan Spring/Summer 2007 Wrapup III

The clothes are composed of strong, bold colours: black, red, orange, purple and white. This collection was all about the sixties: from the short shifts to long, flowy dresses. At first glance, the Gucci girls looked more like 60s dolls than sexy dancing queens, but the extreme mini dresses prove otherwise. read more
Source: I Am Fashion

Lionel Richie's "I Call It Love" Video Featuring Nicole Richie

Has anyone else seen the "I Call It Love" video by Loniel Richie? The song is from Loniel Richie's new album "Coming Home" and it features Nicole Richie and Adam Rodriguez. I have to say that I really like the song and Nicole looks really cute. She's still tiny but doesn't look sickly. Let me know what you think. Click here to watch the video.
Source: California Style

Vivienne Westwood Nine West Shoes

The saucy older sister to all the peeptoes and mary janes floating around, these limited-edition Vivienne Westwood Nine West shoes play subtle sophisticate nine-to-five, five-to-nine.
Source: Kristopher Dukes

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My Favorite 'IT' Bag: Lucia Bella's Femme Fatale Handbag

I'm always on the look-out for a handbag that is stylish and feminine, while being functional as well. The Femme Fatale Handbag is a complete package of perfection and the one haute accessory you shouldn’t pass up. This bag is not only eye-candy; it is high quality, made with the finest leathers and materials and large enough to hold all of the day to night essentials. The design is amazing and in my opinion, gives the Marc by Marc Jacobs Sylvie” bag a run for its money.

I live in a resort mountain community full of trust-fund babies and ski bunnies, and as I walked into a bistro to meet some friends for lunch, I was stopped 3 times and asked where I got my bag; and then interrupted twice during lunch and asked the same question. Now if that’s not a true testament as to how to-die-for this bag is… I really don’t know what is.

My two Fav Femme Fatales are the Black and the Mahogany. The Black Femme Fatale is perfect for a casual or dressy outfit; the gold/brassy studs lined over the rich, black suede are striking, and the tassels complete the design. The Mahogany is just beautiful; you MUST see this bag in person. With the gold and brown colors and contrasting textures of leather paired with antique brass hardware this bag is the perfect fall bag.

Femme Fatale Bag Details:

  • The leather is soft, creamy and luscious and the bag has that rich, intoxicating “new bag” scent.
  • The Femme Fatale has a nice, thick leather strap that fits comfortably over the shoulder and doesn’t slip off while you are walking around. I LOVE the two front pockets; they are perfect for your keys, cell-phone, BlackBerry, etc.
  • The bag is the perfect fit; it sits right at the hip.
  • The style is so now, yet everlasting.
  • The features are striking: The tassels and studs complete the bag and are a nice, surprising touch.
Visit Lucia Bella today and get your IT bag!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Jessica Simpson Does it Again, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

When will Jessica ever learn? Here she is again looking like a potato sack ruining what is actually a very pretty dress. What's wrong this time? The jeans for one, and the length for another. Okay, so Jess may not be 5'11" model height, but if that's the case, then at least wear the dress shorter than that so people actually see some skin. The more leg on show, the more elongated you look. Especially if you're going to be wearing jeans under it.

The dress as it is originally meant to be worn by Michael Kors Spring/Summer 07

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Fashion Designer Tip of the Day, White Sunglasses, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Mary-kate Olsen has recently been seen sashaying around town with these cool plastic white frames. Guess that means everyone and their mother will be seen in white sunglasses too... so to help you on your hunt for the perfect white sunnies, check these out:

These Dita sunglasses are thinner than MK's but they are still stylishly cool. Available from mycatwalk for about $200.

Pure white from the front with a bit of bling on the side. For those who think all white is just a bit too plain. Avilable from kate spade for $195

True divas where it oversized. You can't go wrong with these oversized Michael Kors sunnies. Available from nordstrom for $90

These are my favourite by far though. These Fendi wraparounds just ooze of glamour. Available from nordstrom for $200

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The Perfect durable jacket, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

It's important to own a trenchcoat and a long black coat that goes with everything. But it's also vitally important to own a stylish yet functional and DURABLE coat for the winter season.

I think I've found the perfect one. This Irish Tweed Mackintosh blazer from Belstaff is divine. It's simple, body hugging, with expandable pockets and a faux fur trim for extra warmth. I love it.

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Fashion Designer Tip of the Day, Ruby Red Shoes, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Add a dash of colour to your little black dress with these great red shoes.

I love the black grossgrain cord and ribbon trim. This is perfect for both day and night. Available from Nordstroms for $99.95

If you can't get rid of your wedges and want a playful autumn look, then go for these bargain Boardwalk Wedges. Available from delias for $25.

If you know you'll be walking loads and want to spice up that flirty flowy black shirt dress, these will go picture perfect with them. Available from bluefly for $145.99

This to me, is red hot sex on heels. I love its simplicity and the texture, and the lithe ankle strap. Wear to work in a fabulous black dress with denim jacket, then just whip off the jacket after hours and head to a swanky bar with the girls. Available from for £95

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fab Fashion Blogs Weekly. Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Primp For Breast Cancer Awareness

Now, the designer t-shirt label Primp (beloved by Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson) has created a line of comfy tops for the cause, complete with a pink-ribbon print and rhinestone detailing. Better yet, Primp and Shopbop (the tees' exclusive retailer) are donating a whopping 50 percent of the proceeds to the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Source: FabSugar

Mischa Barton’s Dress & Keds

I actually love this dress. It’s light and flowy and perfect for the breezy autumn day. It’s just a shame about the shoes. I know she’s promoting Keds here but you would have thought she would have worn something more sneakers appropriate! So a lesson for all you kids out there, no converse-like sneakers with wispy dresses. It just won’t work!
Source: Designer Fashion Addicts

Trendscape: Fall Wrap Dresses

Wool-blend Jersey Wrap Dress | $138 at Banana Republic

The holidays are months away, but it’s never too early to start wrapping yourself — in wrap-dresses!
Source: Omiru

Miami Style

I didn't really notice any huge correlations between the various outfits, but people definitely tried to keep their attire lightweight due to the hot, hot heat. Color is always in in Miami, so bring your bright clothes and fun patterns if you ever make your own trip!
Source: Shopaholics Anonymous

Milan Spring/Summer 2007 Wrapup I

Pringle of Scotland

I always thought Pringles was a sweater brand for guys. Hence I was surprised and delighted to find their SS07 runway for women, so casual, feminine and airy.
Source: I am Fashion

Top pick @ babyphat

While Babyphat can be quite garish, their latest offering for this Autumn/Winter, a kimono inspired blue belted sweater is ultra-chic & sexy.
Source: My Fashion Life

New Sienna Mills Pepe Jeans Campaign

Sienna Miller signed up as the face of Pepe Jeans a couple of months ago and the Autumn/Winter 06 campaign featuring her has just been launched. This new campaign is based on Michaelangelo Antonioni's 1966 movie Blow Up and features the actress as a 60s beatnik being photographed by a very groovy Austin Power type.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Fashion Designer Tip of the Day, Circular Metallic dangly earrings, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Sometimes, all you need is a pair of dangly gold earrings to make an outfit shine. I've fallen in love with these two.

These Bubbly earrings by Judy Geib would go with any little black dress. 18k and handworked. Available for $990

For something a little more casual and affordable, I'd go for these by Lizh. Available from lefashionista for $84

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Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2007 Milan Fashion Week, Couture in the City Fashion Blog

Sensuous and alluring, a foulard tightly knotted defines the figure, either in tone on tone fading colour or with a floral contrast. The contemporary appeal of beige and flesh tones, from powder pink to pearly pink. Evening dresses in rose tints resplendent with seed pearls, embroidery and the gleam of minute crystals that emphasise the figure. Low heel shoes impart a non assertive femininity, a sense of understatement transforms a pair of trousers and a tank top into an outfit of quiet sophistication, when teamed with a magnificent necklace of jet and black stones. Even the hats and bags – lacquered, embroidered and embellished – look as precious as jewels.

Now this is more like it!

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