Tom Ford Black Orchid: Opulent dirtiness


Photo by Nepheliad on Flickr. I first sniffed Black Orchid by Tom Ford in August in Salzburg after months of darting past Tom Ford fragrances in several cities without realizing they were right there for me to try on and indulge. It was not a love at first sniff - I find it increasingly difficult ... Read more

Katya Leonovich Spring 2012 presentation

Katya Leonovich Spring 2012

Katya Leonovich Spring 2012 was the designer's first collection at New York Fashion Week. She was inspired by American football and developed the theme in many directions - the color combinations on prints reminded me of paintings (no surprise - I later learned Leonovich is also a painter!), and my first thought seeing some of ... Read more

Rochambeau Spring 2012 presentation

Rochambeau Spring 2012

Something for the guys: Rochambeau Spring 2012. I tend to say writing about menswear is not my forte, but it's not an issue in this case as I found many pieces in this collection rather androgynous, especially the jackets and vests. Designers Joshua Cooper and Laurence Chandler recently tweeted that they launched Rochambeau (which means rock-paper-scissors ... Read more

Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2012 presentation

Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2012

Bibhu Mohapatra's Spring 2012 collection was inspired by previously unseen polaroids by Helmut Newton from the late 70s and early 80s. Make-up was done in the same way - dark eyes and red lips. The collection is wearable with a touch for detail, some dresses are embellished with Swarovski neutral crystals and some have really ... Read more

Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 show

Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 show

Today I discovered the biggest show venue at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week - the Theater. The invitation to Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 show came two days ago, short notice but more than enough time to get excited. The show was about 30 minutes late because Nicki Minaj's appearance created chaos. It's funny, the only people I ... Read more