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A Few Words on Fashion

Month: November, 2012

Charles Philip Shanghai <3

New shoes always make me happy, and these smoking slippers from Charles Philip are just the bee’s knees.

Happy Friday!

available at Neiman Marcus Stores, NeimanMarcus.com, and ShopBop.com

 

Z

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Last Night at Fashion Houston

Fashion Houston, the Bayou City’s version of fashion week, concluded it’s third season this evening at the Wortham Center, and I was fortunate enough to attend the final show (though not fortunate enough to take any really great pictures, so please excuse the amateur quality of my iPhone shots.)

The four-day run of the three-year-old showcase ended on a strong foot, with Monique Lhuiller sending her Spring 2013 RTW down the runway while a soundtrack akin to spa music–if spa music had bass–and a bold water colored screen–the hues of which made me inexplicably uneasy–facilitated the environment.

I didn’t love it, but I’ll forgive it because the clothes were phenom. More structural, graphic pieces were balanced with the delicate gowns for which Lhuillier is known, some of which bordered on otherworldly.

 

 

 

 

 

The collection was also huge on peplums, which continues to be a strong trend for spring:

 

 

all individual Runway photos courtesty of Style.com. See the full collection here.

 

ZB

 

Prêt à Part-ay: Election Day Dressing 2012

 

November 6: Federal Election Day has arrived, but America’s real Decision 2012 is What To Wear To the Party. If you didn’t cast your ballot early and are still flip-flopping on your choices, stop it. That style is out of season. Put these on instead:

No doubt, Kansas loves its red Choos

 

Click your heels to the left?

Jimmy Choo and Miu Miu, Both at Net-a-Porter.com 

 

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And what’s better than a Little Black Dress? A Little Red Dress—which is just as much a wardrobe staple as anything, and perfect for reuse (you’re a Republican, after all) at holiday gatherings. Or, if you’re the opposing party, an LBlueD:

 

 

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If you’re keeping Mumm until the nighttime toast, take the politics out of the party and show love for your country in these non-partisan pants:

 

Or do it loud and proud in Catherine Malandrino’s so-bad-it’s-great American flag shift:

 

And just for kicks:

 

 

Oh and lest we forget—Green Party, your color is so in right now.

 

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Wherever you are this fine American Tuesday–be it the Hill, the Rockies, the Great Plains, etc.–make the choice that fits you the best. What you do today could determine the next four years of your life.

Seriously, it takes that long to forget a bad outfit. 

 

xo Z