Friday, June 27, 2008

Sunglasses at Night




Not that this is a new trend, by any means, it's just a classic trend. My first job in the industry was working at a boutique PR firm, Ted, Inc. led by fashion event impresario Ted Kruckel pictured here to the immediate left. Ted always wore his sunglasses either covering his eyes or on his head, but they were a fixture. My best Ted memory was watching him walk at night after work toward Seventh Avenue with his shades on, blocking the moon (?), and tossing the glass of champagne in his hand into the garbage as he flagged down a cab. Ah, yes, fashion scene, New York. Perfect.
And how can I talk about the power of sunglasses, without mentioning Mr. Dark Eyes himself, Karl Lagerfeld. I'm not certain what iconic accessory I like more from this man -- the shades or the fingerless gloves, but my God, thank you, Karl, for creating this image. Whenever I'm not certain if shades are needed, whether there are dark clouds in the sky or I'm afraid of crushing my Oliver Peoples in my bag, I think of Karl and his omnipresent shades. Yes, I think I'll wear them tonight.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Two Are Better Than One

These girls will always be a part of the fashion scene. Passion for design aside, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are consummate business women who understand the value of their twin brand. What's more they never seem as though they are trying to hard and yet, yes, they do push the envelope in their own personal style. Ultimately they will be icons for the industry. They are different than Posh -- not a flash in the pan, this dynamic duo. Fashion brands would be wise to cozy up to them more aggressively.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Here he is Celebrity Stylist Mark-Alan Harmon at Prime Outlets International Orlando. I work with this beautiful man throughout the year on various events and wanted to officially give him props. Clearly the best stylist Hollywood has to offer and this child can wear plaid pants like nobody's business.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes



Ok, I love Balenciaga. I have a beautiful green leather wallet from this amazing designer that I truly cherish, but what were they thinking with these shoulders. As if women don't have enough trouble as it is with body image and proportions. Good God. I was in Barneys Tuesday and was able to see these bizarro shoulders for myself in person. It's just ridiculous. It looks like armor -- King Arthur gone awry.

Seriously


I am always amazed by what I see. BBDO's "Voyeur" campaign for HBO is crazy beautiful.
Thank God for innovation in outdoor. I think I will start a protest against bad outdoor. Would you like to join me? Advertising is art. Stop the madness. Protest with me.

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