Michelle Levelle Boutique opens June 1st and caters to the cultured woman looking to stand out in her professional setting by pushing the boundaries of the normal work drudge for elegance, with a guilty pleasure
A mixture of cool kids, to staunch academia, to your average Joes and Janes graced the audience at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Fashion 2008 runway show. Papierdoll was invited to the Thursday May 1st afternoon show – the first of four shows.
It's getting hot. Very hot. When some say that it's not the heat it's the humidity, they are lying. It's the heat, the humidity, the dry air, the barometric pressure, the wind, the water, the lack of shade, the heat in the shade, it's just damned hot.
Wondering what a new year holds is always exciting. A new year brings about new wants, new opinions in the fashion world. As international editor for Papierdoll, my job is to scour the earth, edit, and report back what to expect in fashion and style.
Papierdoll interviews two distinct designers creating their own path in the crowded fashion industry. In our first interview we look at jewelry designer Matt DiSpagna. In our second interview/designer profile we look at a handbag designer who has celebrities in Hollywood fighting to get her bags, Rochelle Thwaites. Click the respective links to read the features.
Suzy Menkes, fashion journalist for the International Herald Tribune, penned an article called, “Who’s the Next Big Thing…No One!” This article spoke on the ending of a designer century with the likes of Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, etc., and...
You know what I love about the coming of fashion week, it’s not just the fabulous display of collections that inspire trends to come, but the faces and bodies that play a canvas for each look. Yes, I’m talking about the models. Only true purveyors of fashion, arbiters of style, can remember what was happening on the fashion scene when a particular “It’ girl of the fashion week season sparked. Whether it was Kate Moss during the “heroin chic” stage; Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell during the age of the “supermodel”; or Gemma Ward and Lily Cole when the innocence of childlike faces where the moneymakers for the covers of the top magazines. Models have always made fashion week just as exciting as the A-list celeb-filled crowd it brings or the collections it applauds…or not. However, not all models are born over night. Numerous rejections and excuses do fall upon the ears of many models trying to successfully get into the industry. Well, I had the chance to meet and interview an up-and-coming beauty that exudes the aura and ambition of what it takes to survive in this industry. Krischelle is a face to watch and how lucky […]
Summer is here, and being on holiday is fast approaching. That’s if you haven’t already started cruising the Mediterranean or Route 66, whichever suits you. However, the summer isn’t all about the ‘season of ease’. With the summer heat, over-tanning, limp hair from the humidity, etc., women are not the only ones that must fight off the harsh elements to their skin and hair. Men are more conscious about their grooming routine to the point of perfection. Even in the harshest of climates. Combing the country to find men of style and influence who felt comfortable enough to speak on their grooming habits is as easy as cracking the Da Vinci code, but the search was completed and with some great results. I asked some of the top men of style and influence what grooming tips and products keep them calm and cool during this summer season, and sure enough they replied: Cameron Silver – Owner/Founder of Decades Inc. “I am not a daily shaver, but when I shave I use D. R. Harris @ Co Ltd. Arlington Shaving Cream… I wash my face with Lever 2000…it’s cheap and totally chic. Not for everyone’s skin, but works for me. Always […]
“For as long as I have lived, it has been fashionable to knock British fashion designers.” — Nicholas Coleridge ( chairman of The British Fashion Council) London’s fashion scene is like that of a tug-of-war between respect and attention. That’s the sob story about how it seems no one is paying attention to the little sister of the fashion capital squad – London. There are 3 reasons why London is coming back into its own in terms of fashion this spring, and everyone should hop on before the train leaves the station. Reason 1. The past doesn’t lie!!!! Along with new music that came out of London/Liverpool in the 1960s, the ‘British Invasion’ introduced the world to new hairstyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. London’s Carnaby Street fashions, Mary Quant’s miniskirt, and mod fashions were to the fashion scene then, what Ugg boots, distressed denim, and rocker tees are to fashion at the present time. What happened? Why does it feel like London is the city that fashion forgot? During the past three decades there has been a diverse range of creativity coming from the city However, admitting that London is “IT!!” when it comes to fashion, is like admitting that […]