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The Americain in Paris

Not only has Kanye West teamed up with Jay-Z for their recent, album project, "Watch The Throne," Mr. West has also teamed up with France... choosing its fashion capital Paris, for the debut of his ready-to-wear, women's collection.

For the Spring/Summer 2012 season, West presented a small number of garments before a small number of people. The invitation contained the initials DW, which clues us into the label possibly being named after his late mother, Donda West...

Either way, the real hunt for information comes not in the form of the label, but in the form of the CLOTHES!!!!!!

A lot of the industry was found speechless after West's recent, runway debut... Style.com, correspondent Tim Blanks says, "...conquering his new medium is a work in progress." Blanks also reported that in attendance at West's debut was "...Azzedine Alaïa, Dean and Dan Caten, Olivier Theyskens, Jeremy Scott, and the Olsens," and in attaining hard-core fashion advice, West consulted with "Kim Jones, Louise Goldin, Katie Eary, and Louise Wilson (the guiding light of Central Saint Martins)."

Further examining West's collection, Women's Wear Daily reported, "It had the earnest veneer of a beginner, which was sort of endearing." And according to a few interviews done by Eric Wilson (reporting for the New York Times), here are a few more industry weigh-ins... Carine Roitfeld says, "I’m sure he knows what he did wrong and what he did right ... He tried hard, and he wants to learn."

Joe Zee says, "If you get it all right on the first shot, where do you go from there?" And, last but not least, the fashion queen, Anna Wintour said, "Ask someone else."

In a backstage interview, West said, "The biggest hurdle I had to face is the celebrity designer or the hip-hop designer concept." But, instead of taking inventory of what everyone else is saying, why don't YOU be the judge, for yourself... take a look:






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References:
www.style.com, www.nymag.com, www.wwd.com, www.nytimes.com

NYFW x HVS

NYFW by Jasna Horton

HOUSE OF VERSATILE STYLES x TOJU FOYEH

Presented at 320 Studios, for New York Fashion Week, this year’s House of Versatile Styles and Toju Foyeh collections for Spring/Summer 2012, were something to remember. The invitation-only event incorporated ethnic-print fabrics, bright modern colors and glamorous cocktail dresses; of which, fashion designers Bukola Are and Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku brought their African culture to the runway.  

The HVS pieces were inspired by Are’s travels from around the world; not only inspired by her homeland, Nigeria, but also her travels throughout the European countries. It appeared that most of the audience was intrigued by Are’s models (primarily African), who wore bright, neon-blue lipstick and hot pants.

One design, in particular, was a three-piece ensemble that included a bright, blue ruffled skirt accented with gold trimming, a bright, blue blazer with African-inspired patterns and a bustier to match; Are did an extraordinary job in the hand tailoring of each piece, ensuring that each outfit was a great fit.
Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku (designer and owner of Toju Foyeh), created a line that was astonishingly elegant, which gave us a comprehensive look at cocktail and enchanting evening gowns that were immaculately executed. Olowofoyeku's designs, which included different angels and unique necklines to the silhouette, were chic yet diverse, and she -like Are- also integrated many patterns and designs.     
  


Both Are and Olowofoyeku brought diversity and style to the runway, and implemented their cultural experiences via modern looks and captivating elements. Click the link below for some of Jasna's video footage from the show... ENJOY!




Video: House of Versatile Styles and Toju Foyeh

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xoxo!!!
*muah*

:-D

Beyoncé's Countdown...

Before you know it, it'll be 5... 4... 3... 2... 1 until Beyoncé drops her most-anticipated load yet!!!

We found out this past summer, that Mrs. Carter was expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z, and now EVERYONE in the entertainment world is awaiting "any" type of hint and/or announcement as to what the gender is... #GirlOrBoy ?!?!?!

Hmph... guess we're just gonna have to wait until Queen Bey decides to let the cat outta the bag
:-/ ...LOL!!! So, until then, we'll just be counting down the time... no pun intended ;p

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xoxo!!!
*muah*

References:
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Couture post-Dior...

Well, as we all know -for better or worse- it still hurts to say it... John Galliano has #LeftTheBuilding.

:-(

Leaving behind a remarkable and long-lasting memory at the House of Christian Dior, Galliano held the title of head designer for more than 15 years there.

There's no need for us to re-hash the trial he underwent, so we will simply part ways with a look at the house that John re-built... sans John...

Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2011, Haute-Couture collection (designed by- Bill Gaytten )



  
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It's Reigning Men...

For the men's shows, this past season, one collection stood-out more than most... in particular, because the male models had those #MovesLikeJagger !!! LOL ;p

Pirates of the Caribbean x Charlie Chaplin + 1920's flair =
Vivienne Westwood MAN for this season...




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