Oscar Fashion Round-Up 2015

The Oscars have come and gone yet again.  We laughed at mildly amusing jokes, cried at poignant musical moments.  Cheered when our favorites won.  Ooo’d, Aahh’s and audibly gasped at the parade of couture gowns.

It was an interesting mix of fashion that left me, once again, underwhelmed.  Don’t get me wrong, wearing any of these beautiful pieces is an honor (and a feat, *Spanx please!) in and of itself.  I just felt there was a lack of “wow” factor on the red carpet.

Here’s a few of my favorites:


Scar Jo in Atelier Versace


Rosamund Pike in Givenchy


Rita Ora in Marchesa

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Marion Cotillard in Dior

oscars-red-carpet-JulianneJulianne Moore in Chanel

Here’s a few ideas I had from the Spring Couture shows that would have amped up the “wow” factor.

Armani Prive2

Armani Prive

ElieSaabElie Saab


Atelier Versace

What do you think?  Good additions?  Who were your favorites on the red carpet?

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Wishing for Spring

Here in the dead of winter, the concept of green grass, flowering trees, and warmth in the air, seems but a far away dream.  The reality is Spring is but a mere fours weeks away. 

To help spur on the hopes of Spring, I acquired a beautiful new bag that I am chomping at the bit to bust out, but am holding out for warmer weather. IMG_0914

I had the pleasure of attending a shopping event hosted by the Styleshack at L.K. Bennett last week, where I discovered this wonderful tote bag.

This is the Kendall Leather Hobo bag.  It’s a very simple shape, but the perforated leather and side zipper embellishment give it a little edge.  It’s very roomy to stow all your daily gear, but the side zippers are functional, and transform it into a funky shape which takes it to evening or weekend wear. The leather is a great quality, and lightweight, making it an almost season less bag.

If you are not familiar with L.K. Bennett, they are a London based luxury brand that offers accessibly priced designerwear.  Their pieces are impeccably made.  They are very clean-lined shapes, classic and lady-like.  Great classic staples for any wardrobe.  And if that’s not reason enough to check them out, Princess Kate is a fan of the L.K. Bennett label. 

2014_04_24_Duchess_1Thanks to Susan, Ashley, and all the ladies at the Somerset Collection location in Troy for hosting the event, and providing such world class service!

I’ll be checking off the days to start using this beauty!

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Fashion in Detroit


The premier fashion event in Detroit is underway.  Local, national, and student designers featured.  Plus a great marketplace of local vendors.  Follow me on Instagram for the latest updates!

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New York Fashion Week – SS15

As I mentioned in my previous post, I just got back from a whirlwind trip to New York, and got to participate in some Fashion Week festivities. Chief goal on this visit was to stock up on fabric to finish out the year for Project Design 2014, and just to get some general inspiration, maybe take in some art, just take in this great city.

I finally made it!

I finally made it!


Model sighting


Hanging with the E! crew


Stocking up at Mood

While I decided to go during Fashion Week, I didn’t have any specific plans to go to any shows. I ended up getting the privilege to see the Taoray Wang SS15 collection.  Tao Wang , already an established designer in China, made her New York debut with this spring collection.  It was a very strong collection.  Very architectural, but still feminine.   And some of the best foot ware (in my opinion Winking smile )

Taoray Wang3            Taoray Wang2           Taoray Wang


Not a great shot, but I was there!

More thoughts on Spring 2015 coming up!



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It’s Fashion Season!

If the fashion industry had a specific time of year, like most holidays that we celebrate, September would be it.  A month long celebration of all that is glorious about fashion; clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.

Coming off the heels of a whirlwind trip to New York (detailed post on that to come shortly), we are gearing up for a major fashion event here in Detroit.

NYFW SS2015!!

NYFW SS2015!!


Fashion in Detroit is happening next Saturday, September 27th!  It’s a showcase of local and national designers.  Runway shows start at 5:30pm.  There will also be an interactive pop-up shop that features localdesigners, retailers, vendors, and entrepreneurs.

It’s a great opportunity to get the inside scoop on some up and coming designers, and get your hands on some great local products.

You can get more details at the Fashion in Detroit site   Tickets are available here:  http://www.ticketmaster.com/shoppinglist/08004D1338C2336B

I’ll be blogging live from the event, but you don’t want to miss out on this amazing event!  Get your tickets today!

Featured designers include:

Ikhonic House

Bricker Tunis Furs

Galore Group

Adam Levine

Fotoula Lambros Design

Lyudviga Couture

Cheryl Zemke of C. Creations Custom Sewing Design

4 Men

Peter Soronen

Dodge Motor City Design

Motor City Design by Joe Faris

Somerset Collection Runway:

Kate Spade

Eileen Fisher

Anne Fontaine

LK Bennet


Max Mara

Halston Hertiage

Neiman Marcus

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Cocktail Hour–Moscow Mule

The Moscow mule has been making a resurgence lately along with many other classic cocktails.  Born in the 1940’s, and popularized in the vodka crazy 1950’s, it is classically service in a copper mug.  However, with the price of copper this days, a Tom Collins or highball glass will do just fine. moscowmule

The Moscow Mule is light and refreshing with a zing from the ginger beer.  It will be the perfect compliment to your pre-summer barbeques this weekend.  To look stylish drinking your mule, I’ve got some great patriotic outfits in the my latest post at The Styleshack.

Moscow Mule

  • 1/2 oz Lime juice
  • 2 oz vodka 
  • 4 –6 oz ginger beer

Squeeze lime juice into a Collins glass (or Moscow Mule mug) then drop the lime in the glass. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer (not ginger ale, although what the hell). Serve with a stirring rod.

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Crave Piece of the Week–Manolo’s Borlak Pump


Manolo-Blahnik-Borlak-Satin-PumpsWe’re always craving a fantastic pair of shoes, aren’t we?  This is a fantastic pair.  This shoe to me is made of pure Cinderella, glass slipper stuff.

Regal, elegant, and fantasy all rolled into  one.

What do you think?  Did they make your crave list too?

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