Friday, March 11, 2011

loving luxury

trends and tricks of the season that I can't get enough of, in no particular order, of course.

Destroyed white denim. Think slim, not skinny. The general public should walk past a gentleman wearing white skinny jeans and be able to tell what religion he is. I'm loving leather cuff watches. Almost like an edgy wrap bracelet, this is the perfect way to add rugged masculinity in a functional manner to any wardrobe. Especially love the Burberry Prorsum leather cuff watch.

Dolce & Gabbana's woven sandals for both men and women. Not the gladiator, chunky style, but elegant, minimally profiled versions.

I'm loving patterns and prints - especially florals, geometrical designs, and mixed textures. Until we're actually in spring, this look can be achieved by selecting winter colors in spring fabrics, or spring colors in season appropriate fabrics, depending on your climate. Remember, mixing patterns is easy - just pair one larger scaled design with a smaller scaled design. For example, Burberry's megacheck plaid printed blouse is incredible with a pin dot speckled scarf. For makeup - keep it fresh. Minimal makeup for maximum statement and allure. I'm loving supple, dewy skin with a naturally enhanced eye and lively, luscious lip. And as summer approaches, a sunny disposition goes a long way - so get acquainted with your favorite bronzer.

I'm so sick of John Galliano - but my love for the House of
Dior will never end, no matter how disrespectful or despicable Galliano may be. China is emerging as the new Luxury Leader. More and more Chinese and snatching up luxury brands than ever before. So where better for Dior to put on a show than Shanghai? The Christian Dior Resort 2011 collection conjured the French New Wave — the same spirit of excitement and change that took hold of 1960s Paris pervades Shanghai today. Modern elegance with an homage to heritage and rich history. Continuing the designer's themes of melding old and new, this dress joins Mr. Dior's beloved Prince of Wales check to the same cannage motif (inspired by the chairs at the first Dior runway show) quilted on the house's signature handbags. It's shown here in glorious, glamourous Gray Prince of Wales check with tonal cannage design, features a bateau neckline with friged self-box accent below, cap sleeves, a thin automatic belt with covered buckle, the brilliant precision-seamed sheath silhouette that's so incredibly flattering, a back zipper for convenience and ease, and is woven of wool and silk. US$ 3200,00.