Thursday, February 17, 2011

Viva New York Fashion Week!

See some great photos from the "stars" of Fashion Week! Some of the mentioned favorites are newbies such as Christian Siriano,

and oldies but goodies such as Isaac Mizrahi, who brought the house down with a show called "Poodles and Cakes!" Delish!

Some of my favorites include Naeem Khan, who showed a bevy of African-American beauties (yay!) along with beautiful clothes...

...then on to the ever-classy Donna Karan

..and beautiful gowns (which I would love to walk the red carpet in) from Marchesa

...followed by the dramatic grandeur of Monique Lhuiller!

See more photos of all of the shows for Fashion Week 2011 at

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Is Real Fur Making a Comeback?!

Ok. Which is it? Is real fur in? Or is it out? Is it wrong? Or is it right? I am a little confused as to what I should think regarding the current resurgence of real fur on the runways.  Some months back, I wrote about my fur jacket that I've owned since the early 1990's.  I was very proud to buy that fox-trimmed suede jacket with my own money. I wasn't proud that PETA loving lunatics were waiting around every corner to throw paint on my said jacket; I mean, you cannot mess over a sisters clothes like that! So, I stopped wearing it. The runways stopped showing them on their emaciated models, and fashion magazines didn't feature them in spreads anymore.  It was as if wearing the pelt of a live animal was forbidden in the fashion world for several years.  But hold on, wait a minute! Secretly, designers began to throw a piece of fur accessory in here and there - but was it real or faux?

Faux fur designers are now all the rage and I love it! The best part is, nobody has to see that horrible PETA video when they wear the designs.  Top designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Georgio Armani are singing the praises of faux fur, because you can't tell the difference between it and real fur! Who knew the reasons most designers did not use faux fur in their fashions was because of the poor quality? Now, the materials and the stitching used makes it almost impossible to tell that the fur isn't real.  There also seems to be an acceptance of "vintage fur" as opposed to "new fur". old pelt didn't suffer as much as a young pelt, right?! Ok. Well, until the production of faux fur outweighs the production of real fur, I don't think the public will be all that accepting of using real fur in designs.

Check out the following links for more on faux fur materials:  and

Sunday, January 9, 2011

No Demise for the Jumpsuit

I once posted during Fashion Week 2010, that the jumpsuit should go away - well I was wrong (sort of).  You see, the jumpsuit itself is not a bad fashion statement, but there should be close attention paid to the body type that wears it.  We are not all size 0 stick models such as the designers use, so we should not kid ourselves in thinking that we can put on a jumpsuit that accentuates the hips (because models don't have any), or flattens the boobs (because models don't have those either).  If you don't look for the best jumpsuit for your body type, you could end up looking like an  oompa-loompa!  My choice? Check out designs by Diane Von Furstenberg at, Donna Karan at and Rachel Roy at; they design for the "real" woman!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Here Kitty, Kitty!

I must say that I still love the Prints of all types of large cats (in moderation), but weren't these in style like three or four years ago? I don't mind, because they look very cool with a great pair of jeans (animal print shirt), or a nice animal print coat, or some animal print shoes, etc. etc.  As long as it isn't overkill, where you match the animal print leggings with the animal print shoes and then the matching accessories like the animal print purse, and  on, and on add nauseum.  I would like to see something different.  Like ostrich feathers! ooh, pretty!

Next week: Why we should kill the Jumpsuit

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tom Ford's return to the Runway

Thank the stars and the heavens for bringing my future baby daddy back to the runway!  Tom Ford brought New York Fashion Week to life with his first runway show in 6 years!  Tom has been dabbling (rather successfully) in the movie business (as a director) with his award-winning film "A Single Man"  and other projects, so we don't get to see his glorious face as often as we would like!  Mr. Ford disguised his fashion show as a cocktail party so that guest would arrive unaware of the treat they were in for.  Celebrities modeled his new line for women, with the likes of Beyonce, Julianne Moore, Lauren Hutton and others.  It's good to have you back, Tom! Call Me!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion Week is here! (And I still can't go...)

I love the Fall! It means the kids go back to school, crisp breezy evenings, great styles to wear, and of course NEW YORK FASHION WEEK!!!  The star-studded event is off to a roaring start, and i will try to post the highlights from the best of the best from the runway.   But for now, I will just mention one word....TOM.  Ok I will just say it in two words...TOM FORD! My future baby daddy (in my head), has returned to the runway in all of his glorified gay splendor! Stay tuned!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Hello Wannabe's! I know that I have been absent for much of the Fashion Season, but life had seemed to drop-kick me into a corner! I am still fighting my way out, but I wanted to get back to my old self - and start talking about the things and people that make me wanna holla! OK. I was so excited about the premier of America's Next Top Model (ANTM to we in the know), and the fact that the magnificent Andre Leon Talley (Editor at Large for Vogue magazine) is one of the guest judges! Yay! Wake the neighbors and tell the kids! I want Andre to kick some class into the show and he does not disappoint! I also want to see him without his "Mu Mu" on; I know that his man is classy and statuesque but you could never tell with all of that material that he wears! Come on Andre, what are you afraid of? Let's see those amazing custom-tailored suits that you have hidden under that tent of fabric! I wonder if he will ever stand up and walk around? Will he and Tyra Banks clash? Will he give the girls a personal mentoring session? These questions will be answered on the next episode of ANTM! Patently Gauche!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Farewell Lee; you gave us a good show!


One of the greatest showmen of fashion passed away nearly two weeks ago, and the fashion world is still mourning it's loss.  As British Fashion week got underway, the President of the British Fashion Council proclaimed a moment of silence in memory of the designer.  Many celebrities and collegues paid tribute to him, i.e. Lady Ga Ga. No one else could bring a spark to runway like the lobster-claw shoe creator, who brought theater to the otherwise hum-drum, copy cat, wannabe, elitist fashion world.  He took risks; he dared to be different and didn't care what people or critics said about him.  He was an original.  He was innovative.  He will be deeply missed.