Posts Tagged ‘RTW’

Fashion Editors suck

In Fashion, Op Ed., Out vs. IN on May 22, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Just kidding. You liked that didn’t you… (wink).

I’ve noticed that fashion magazines – particularly Canadian ones – have a knack for enticing readers into the glamorous world of an Editor’s closet with the phrase “Shop Like a Fashion Editor”. Oh you know, they strut into their quarters head-to-toe in RTW, and scour the country for first-rate finds you don’t have access to because , unfortunately, you are not one of them. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s just cliché, and not true. Fashion Editors, and I say this from experience, are probably the most understated people. Sure, there’s some over-the-top ones, but for the most part,  low-key is what makes the good ones so talented. Besides, this isn’t the 1950s,you’re not deprived; you have access to big cities (if you don’t already live in one), television, public and private transport – the world is virtually yours.

Lets not say fashion editors in general, there’s a difference, but good Market Editors are on point with  trends. And that’s because after dozens of store openings and countless appointments, what makes the pages are considered (in their opinion) the choice of the month. They don’t have access to anything over you – it’s their job. Simple. I read a lot of magazines, and I conclude that the more down-to-earth Editors (shout out to British Vogue) who bring a more “everyday” perspective to fashion , are the most interesting. You don’t need to “shop like a Fashion Editor” because you’re already fabulous. They’re just telling you “here’s what you may have missed,” or “you really need to know about this  because, it’s hot.”

 That’s why there should be a ban on that phrase. Why not something like “Edit”, that’s so much more modern. Living in such a fast-moving world means you, the reader, can easily one-up any fashion editor, but because you’re busy with your own sex in the city life, they’re there to add to your already fantastically wonderful wardrobe.

And yeah I have an issue with Sex and the City too but that’s for another discussion.

One to Watch: Peter Pilotto

In designer, Fashion, One to Watch, RTW, Trend on November 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Without me even realizing it, everyone is using the same format as me where blogging is concerned. But if I say that someone is one-to-watch, it’s because nothing really excites me. I’m a bland dresser – very bland, and I’m more fascinated with the depth behind fashion rather than the actual garment itself. So no, I don’t buy designer clothes very often, and I won’t rush to get the latest piece of whatever… but I know a look when I see it. I say that about fashion stars as well.

Peter Pilotto is a fashion star. When you’re a burgeoning star, you’re given free things, such as studio space so you can mould your craft. Low and behold, much like Mr. Pilotto in the Centre for Fashion Enterprise. According to, Pilotto is on the rise to the moon, people are going ga-ga over his designs which raises the bar, and bursts the Richter scale. And as much as we’d like to believe that new designers such as Pilotto would tank under pressure, I believe it’s only ignition. And it’s obvious because his Spring/Summer 2010 collection was a display of colours juxtaposed with texture, literally. The collection seemed to be a bit of an ode to the `60s with square-like A-line mini-skirts with ruched shoulders and waistlines.

I don’t know if I’d say Peter Pilotto’s collection is the ultimate sexy, but it is in the top running, it shows where fashion is going – in a positive direction.

I will be keeping an eye on this one..

Splurge: Preen

In designer, Engage, Fashion, RTW, splurge on November 6, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Fashion design couple Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi’s line Preen has been on my mind for quite some time. In 2009, Preen proposed a more traditional fashion-girl but 2010 marks the turn of a recession. Preen has pushed this once light-hearted girl into darker, more demanding territories. The androgynous emphasis of Preen’s line incorporated with the `90s power-suit wearing woman means the designers have noticed a trend: women are fierce and taking charge. The line has empowered women, and whether they choose to wear free-slowing silks, show skin, or wear sluggish trousers, the new Preen woman dived head first in deep end of the sea – and she has conquered it like a true warrior.

Available at Browns Fashion and Net-A-Porter.

In the Know: Nicole Richie x Winter Kate

In designer, Fashion, In the Know, News, RTW, Vogue on November 6, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Nicole Richie

It’s quite possible that Nicole Richie (daughter of Lionel Richie and former BFF of Paris Hilton) is one of the hardest working women in fashion – and even entertainment, for that matter. In 2009 she launched her House of Harlow 1960 Jewellery collection and in January 2010, the slebrity-obsessed and fashion lovers a like can indulge in her latest branch offs: House of Harlow Footwear and clothing line Winter Kate.

Winter Kate and HHF have already been taken up by British online boutique considering that they purchased her Jewellery collection. It has been said that the clothing line will immulate Richie’s closet, consisting of free-flowing maxi dresses, and tunic tops.

Stay tuned for more information…