Runway Vs. Reality: Dubai and Dallas

I apologize for the dereliction here at this blog, but I am packing yet again. How is it that we are already at the beginning of the second quarter of the year when I just barely survived Christmas? Anyway, I know I meant to post about France in this entry, but two Sundays have since passed and I am once …

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Runway Vs. Reality: Black And White

As I crank up the A/C today–yes, another very warm day here in the Southland, even by our standards– I’m posting the last two rounds of the Runway Vs. Reality series. The first one is of my duster coat from the 14C  runway (runway photo courtesy of Style.com):                         …

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A Dior To Remember

                        We’ve all seen the t-shirts emblazoned with Retail Is My Cardio or Shop Till You Drop across the front. I’d have to say retail therapy is actually not the worst way to unwind (till you get the bill): there is a lot of exercise in walking around the …

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Runway Vs. Reality: 11P Skirt

                        As obsessed as I am with Chanel, one of my favorites fashion houses is actually that of Alexander McQueen’s. His continued legacy of fantastically plumed gowns never ceases to capture my imagination, collection after collection. It’s tough beauty, dark and light all at once (photos courtesy of Style.com): …

Runway Vs. Reality: 07P Jacket

                        Sometimes you see so many editorials of a certain item, you buy into the idea these pictures were absolutely created to sell.  This gilded jacket from the 2007 Spring season did exactly that to me. Although I knew, after seeing the runway looks, that I would not be …