Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Decade Of Unforgivable Fashion

So as a professional Fashion Stylist and Consultant I will be the first to tell you, make a statement and standout in a crowd. Well these celebrities did but in a not so stylish way. Here is our pick of the decade’s most unforgivable fashion moments.

Jennifer Lopez is a mom now with 2 adorable kids but in 2000 when she showed up at the Grammys with a watercolor teal Versace dressed that was cut down to… well you know what, everyone gasped. I actually loved it, my first thoughts were ”you go girl.”

I truly do love Bjork’s music and her style is parallel to none but when she arrived at the 2001 Oscars dressed in the now famous “swan dress” we all thought to ourselves “what on earth.”

Remember when Justin & Britney showed up at the American Music Awards OD'd on denim.

The return of “Swan Lake”, no it’s Laura Flynn Boyle at the 60th Annual Golden Globes Awards dressed in this crazy costume.

This was the decade of the retro look but Alice Evans took this look even further in this 70’s inspired mumsy-looking dress at the Oscars.

OMG, remember the Jessica Simpson mom jeans.

When Tilda Swinton showed up to the 2008 Oscars in this horrific black velvet one-sleeved Lanvin dress I remember thinking this is a terrible use of good black velvet.

And my crowning unforgivable fashion moment of the decade goes to my girl Sarah Jessica Parker, now don’t get me wrong I love Sarah with all my heart and soul. Sarah has fabulous fashion sense and a sexy style but arriving in London at the premiere of “Sex And The City” with green roses, yellow butterflies, twigs & branches mounted atop an acorn base on the top of your head was a bit much.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Bloggers Take Over Front Row At Fashion Week

So when an unknown 13-year-old blogger was sitting front –row at Marc Jacobs, Rodarte & others – long time front row socialites and Journalist feathers were completely ruffled. A 13 –year old, yes and her name Tavi Gevinson, the author of a blog called Style Rookie. This little lady is in high demand filming promotions for Target and flown to Tokyo for a party with Comme Des Garcons.

Old media -vs- new media, the traditional style of Fashion Journalism are being tossed out of the window and replaced by bloggers. Every day fashion enthusiasts are reporting at the shows with strong opinions. Insidethetents.com is the home of over 80 independent Fashion Journalist reporting at the New York Shows. In 2010 expect to see more Bloggers sitting next to you on the front row!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Patrick McDonald The Dandy of New York, a Contestant on Bravo's Launch My Line

It's always fun to see my buddy Patrick McDonald at New York Fashion Week. He is the sweetest guy you could ever meet and he is one of the contestant's on Bravo's new fashion reality show Launch My Line. My guess is Patrick will win the competition with a fabulous fashionable finish!