01 March 2011

JOSEPH ALTUZARRA _ /






MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE SHOW FROM NEW YORK FALL/WINTER RTW 2011 FASHION WEEK WAS UNDOUBTEDLY, ALTUZARRAI FELT THAT THE PHOTOS FROM MY "NEW YORK STATE OF MIND" POST DID NOT DO THIS COLLECTION JUSTICE, SO I HAVE DECIDED TO GIVE IT A POST ALL ON ITS OWN; WITH THANKS TO MODELS.COM AND PHOTOGRAPHER, STEPHAN MOSKOVIC FOR THE INCREDIBLE IMAGES.  I HAVE CALLED THIS F/W 2011 RTW COLLECTION THE PERFECT 'MASH-UP' OF AMERICAN & ITALIAN STYLES WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS → WEARABLE AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR WITH A CERTAIN ITALIAN 'SPREZZATURA", OR A SEXY, STYLISH, EUROPEAN EDGE THAT IS ALL TOO OFTEN MISSING IN PRACTICALLY EVERY AMERICAN/NEW YORK RTW COLLECTION.  TO THIS END, A BRILLIANT JOB STYLING THIS RUNWAY SHOW WAS PERFORMED BY MELANIE HUYNH, WHO CREATED THIS ITALIAN "ARTFULLY DISHEVELLED" LOOK BY EXPERTLY LAYERING CHIC PARKAS & FURS OVER SHEER BLOUSES & BODY-CONSCIOUS DRESSES.  YOUNG MILANESE WOMEN NATURALLY DRESS LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, AND FINALLY, JOSEPH ALTUZARRA HAS CAPTURED THIS MILANESE STYLE AND DISTILLED IT DOWN FOR AN AMERICAN AUDIENCE.  AMERICAN WOMAN WOULD BE WISE TO TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THEIR SISTERS IN MLAN... To get the latest bandage dresses go to Holly O Boutique or go to Amazon to get this black bandage dress!

ENJOY ALTUZARRA NY F/W WOMEN'S RTW 2011 COLLECTION...












LISTEN TO 27 YR. OLD JOSEPH ALTUZARRA FROM HIS WEST VILLAGE STUDIO CANDIDLY REVEAL HIS DESIGN INSPIRATION/PROCESS FOR THIS NY F/W 2011 COLLECTION...








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24 February 2011

GRADE A-LAB MILANO PT. 2 _ /







YOU MAY RECALL MY EARLIER POST ON THE YOUNG ITALIAN DESIGN TEAM BEHIND LABEL A-LAB MILANO - WELL, THE DESIGNERS, ALESSANDRO AND SIMONA; IN CONJUNCTION WITH PR SPECIALIST: THE LOVELY, PAMELA - HAVE GRACIOUSLY GIVEN SPREZZA2RAW THE HONOUR OF A SPECIAL 'SNEEK-PEEK' AT THEIR FALL/WINTER 2011 COLLECTION THAT THEY WILL NOT OFFICIALLY DEBUT UNTIL THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 AS PART OF MILAN FASHION WEEK.  THIS IS JUST 3 OF THE MANY NEW LOOKS FROM THE UPCOMING F/W 2011 COLLECTION ENTITLED: "AlchimiA".  I AM QUITE PLEASED THAT IT CONTINUES ON THE DESIGN DIRECTION THAT THEY STARTED WITH THEIR LAST COLLECTION: "PERSEPHONE" → YOUNG, FUTURISTIC, ARTISTIC, FORWARD-LOOKING CLOTHES, THAT ARE FREE FROM 'TRADITIONAL' ITALIAN FASHION; YET STILL DESIRABLE, WEARABLE AND RELEVANT FOR 2011.

  I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE ENTIRE STUNNING COLLECTION...




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PHOTOS COURTESY OF A-LAB MILANO


19 February 2011

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND _ /






☆ INSPIRED BY MY TRIP TO NEW YORK CITY PRIOR TO FASHION WEEK, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY TOP INDIVIDUAL LOOKS FROM THE RUNWAYS OF NEW YORK FOR WOMEN'S FALL/WINTER 2011...


DEREK LAM F/W 2011


REED KRAKOFF F/W 2011


TIMES SQUARE, BROADWAY & 42nd St.


NICOLE MILLER F/W 2011


CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION F/W 2011


VIEW FROM HOTEL ROOM OVER-LOOKING 5th Ave. & 41st St.


JUAN CARLOS OBANDO F/W 2011


BEHNAZ SERAFPOUR F/W 2011




MICHAEL KORS F/W 2011


PORTS 1961 F/W 2011




THE ROW F/W 2011


TIMO WEILAND F/W 2011




WILLOW F/W 2011


ALICE & OLIVIA F/W 2011


CAPPUCCINO, TIRAMISU, & BABA AL LIMONCELLO @ EATALY NYC


MALANDRINO F/W 2011


MONCLER GRENOBLE F/W 2011


PANNA COTTA & YOGURT CON GELÈ DI LAMPONE @ EATALY NYC


PHILOSOPHY DI ALBERTA FERRETTI F/W 2011


JASON WU F/W 2011


MARIO BATALI'S RISTORANTE BABBO 110 Waverly Place @ 6th Ave.


DONNA KAREN F/W 2011


3.1 PHILIP LIM F/W 2011


BABBO 11:00PM RESERVATION - Lamb's Brain "Francobolli"


PREEN F/W 2011


RALPH LAUREN F/W 2011


EMPIRE STATE BUILDING @ MIDNIGHT 5th Ave. & 34th St.


ALTUZARRA F/W 2011


ALEXANDER WANG F/W 2011



♫ SOME FOLKS LIKE TO GET AWAY; TAKE A HOLIDAY FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD; HOP A FLIGHT TO MIAMI BEACH, OR TO HOLLYWOOD; BUT I'M TAKIN' A GREYHOUND ON THAT HUDSON RIVER-LINE....
I'M IN A NEW YORK STATE OF MIND.... ♫






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ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY ME EXCEPT THOSE FOR NYFW RUNWAY (COURTESY:STYLE.COM)