CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN FOR HALPERN F/W 2018

A dazzling interpretation of an inappropriate glamour...

This season saw Christian Louboutin's second collaboration with Michael Halpern’s eponymous brand; the designer’s usual high glamour world taking a bigger, more daring approach for the season, turning traditional eveningwear on its head.

The rock and roll edge of last season was given an even grittier dress code for AW18.

Inspired by seasoned socialite and sartorial rule breaker Nan Kemper, the collection showcased a burst of color wrapped around dazzling super flares, glittering miniskirts paired with embellished t-shirts and a highly crafted shoulder of a jacket irreverently morphed into a luxurious mini dress.

Drawing from the ever-changing landscape of the world’s most famous concrete jungle, exploding peonies and animal prints appeared as recurring themes, elevated to a three-dimensional quality through embellishment and metallic fabric treatments.

The dazzling interpretation of an inappropriate glamour - wearing an evening look at noon, dressing against the dress codes, and the irresistible pleasure of being out of place - was furthered by the addition of customized Christian Louboutin styles inspired by Miss Daisy from the Spring Summer 2018 collection.

Matching the fabrics of the most exceptional outfits, thigh high boots come in a vibrant palette of colors and patterns. The playful mules were a highlight with contrasting color block fragments and multi-colored firework sequins. Self assured ankle boots adorned in Halpern's AW18 zebra flip motif further embodies the freedom from fashion etiquette. All three styles are showcased in a psychedelic fil coupé that comes in both pink and yellow. All sit atop Christian LouboutIn's sculptural SS18 Gueridon heel, reflecting Michael Halpern's creative vision of a silhouette freeze-framing the fleeting moments of ease embodied in the movement of eveningwear.

See entire Halpern F/W 2018 collection HERE.

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Halpern Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear

So, still Michael Halpern persists, this time angling his thoughts toward “Inappropriate glamour” – in his mind, the idea of rebelliously breaking fashion rules, and wearing sequins during the day. An inspiration was the legend of Nan Kempner: “That time she was turned away from Le Cirque because she was wearing a Saint Laurent trouser suit – and so went away, took off the pants, and went in wearing the jacket as a dress.” Vogue

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Alice + Olivia Spring 2017 NYFW

Stacey Bendet always delivers a strong collection for Alice + Olivia and Spring 2017 is no exception. She always manages to find the perfect balance and harmony between color, pattern and proportion. And glamour!

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SUE WONG: Los Angeles Fashion Week LAFW

Sue Wong delivered a jaw-dropping collection of excessive and exquisite beauty and glamour at Los Angeles Fashion Week at the Art Hearts Fashion event. Alchemy & Masquerade, as she titled the show, featured a showcase of mesmerizing, theatrical drama as one showstopper after another graced the runway. The hand-beaded and embroidered gowns, along with the presentation, epitomized the mystique and intoxicating power of all that is feminine. Sue Wong refers to herself as a "maximalist" and we get to enjoy and reap the benefits of her beautifully creative mind and vision. Photo Credit Jeff Linett

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Mayim Bialik makes a Big Bang on CBS Watch

This fashion shoot is from a couple months back but a friend just brought it to my attention so I wanted to share it with you, just incase, like me, you're just seeing this for the first time... Now that we got that out of the way, can I hear a big group WOW! for Mayim Bialik. She was adorbs as Blossom and plays a super smart nerd  on the hit show The Big Bang Theory - well, she is super smart with a real life Ph.D. in neuroscience! BUT look at Mayim here! She looks phenomenal. Photographed at Le Bristol Paris by Gilles- Marie Zimmerman, she exemplifies class and elegance! Enjoy the images as much as I have and oh, if you want to read the interview with CBS Watch, click here.

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Nicole Kidman in Dior at Cannes

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After missing the red carpet mark a few times recently, Nicole Kidman made a strong comeback in a beautiful and glamorous Dior gown. She was attending The Great Gatsby premiere at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

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An edgy, modern hairstyle was the perfect complement to the classic floral silhouette. This is some serious star power at play.

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Patrick T Cooper SS2013

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There are ladies who lunch AND then there are those who lounge. Whether it's in Miami, Ibiza or the South of France, the Patrick T Cooper resort swimwear is a must-have for the season. The collection, titled Jungle Fruit, is as sexy as it is sweet to the eyes. The "old Hollywood" inspired swimwear line celebrates the past while staying fresh in the detailing. Luxurious metallics, chiffon and Swarovski crystals will keep heads turning to the most glamorous woman at poolside - YOU. View Collection: 

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Shop Patrick T Cooper here.

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