Style Icon: Paloma Picasso

  The photograph above is the first image I ever saw of Paloma Picasso. At that time, I did not know who this elusive woman was – especially the weight of her surname. However, I was immediately enthralled by her effortlessly cool appeal that contrasted with such bold dressing.

Inspiration: Norah Borges

In the spirit of feminism, I feel it important to highlight the beautiful, delicate artwork of Norah Borges which became overshadowed by the fame of her brother – literary great Jorge Borges (don’t get me wrong, Jorge Borges’ success is deservingly so). However,  Norah Borges’ work and innovation alone make her of note. Borges, native…

Trend: PVC

Anything that moderately flirts with zeitgeist of 60s modernism (in terms of fashion) leaves me in a blissful state. I’m not sure when I’ll get over my obsession with futurism and it’s biggest propellers – ahem – Pierre Cardin and André Courrèges. One thing this era can be thanked for is the mainstreamed use innovative…

Style Icon: Brooke Shields at Studio 54

This post is simple – a 13 year old Brooke Shields dancing at Studio 54. These photographs speak for themselves. Style notes: equestrian vibes in head-to-toe beige with riding boots, pigtails as a reminder of youth, and tie for a dash of androgyny (or possibly a nod to the Annie Hall aesthetic?). Regardless, claps for…

Trendbook Spring / Summer 2018

Each season I compile a lookbook of specific repeated elements seen on the runway, in an effort to outline upcoming trends. Trends below are based on careful observation and research of the Ready to Wear shows of the Spring / Summer 2018 season.   -MB  

Inspiration: Nova 1973

Nova Magazine, the rebellious feminist magazine that launched in the 60s is an inspiration in itself (post to come later). Deemed “the new kind of magazine for a new kind of woman,” the publication was critical and conscious of politics, culture and societal expectations. Some of the messages still feel relevant today. Particularly I feel…

Trendbook Fall / Winter 2017 – 2018

Each season I compile a lookbook of certain repeated elements seen on the runway, in an effort to outline upcoming trends. Trends below are based on careful observation and research of the Ready to Wear shows of the Fall / Winter 2017 – 2018  season.   -MB