Fashion Week Gossip- Michael Kors is channeling Faye Dunaway, Nanette Lapore is into a raunchy 1970’s porn inspired look…
… the ever posh Victoria Beckman talks baby bumps and fashion humps, trapeze dresses and structured shoulders. Plus, those Fashion Freaks hoping to be discovered by Heidi Klum… so many things!
Brad Boles is out and about, and he still has his Blackberry to take notes and share those opinions of his…
Michael Kors dresses his client with a city chic, no frills power strut! And believe me, he did not disappoint in the the Michael Kors fall 2011 collection in a melange of simple chic cropped pants, straight shoulders, crisp suitings in a melange of camels, black & blue stripes, and bright whites.
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One huge stand-out look was the black leather shirtdress… think Faye Dunaway in Network!
The hanger ons…
In the madness outside the show was the menagerie of fashion blogger wannabes dressed in thrift store make-betters who looked like they really thought that they would be discovered by Heidi Klum. Well, they certainly delighted my eye with their lunchboxes for handbags and twine for belts, plus the obligatory Christian Sirriano for Payless shoes! I never thought the Mountain Girl look worked in an urban jungle, but one chick did. Lord, she over layered colorful acid patterned tights with shorts and hiking boots… she must have spent hours working out that look! Just wrong. Think Large Marge!
Nanette Lepore rocked it out of the box. Yes, I’m talking her BOX with her raunchy 1970′s porn themed collection to huge applause. You gotta see it to believe it. Think Linda Lovelace.
Victoria Beckham has dropped the spray-on dress for a softer newer, more somber silhouette that’s all about comfort with trapeze dresses and structured shoulders. Lady Becks was sporting a very visible baby bump. When asked what inspired her motherhood, I would think David Beckham naked in the pool of Elton John‘s Windsor Estate.
But I would be wrong!
Instead she feels that in this season, she really feels that she has grown and evolved as a designer and a person. Becks, in my opinion, you dropped the spray-on dress because you needed to tart down your image pronto with some of those nasty allegations in the news. Smart.
As we all know, fashion is meant to inspire and delight the eye. Well, fall 2011 is doing its best to impress! And, how was your day? –Brad Boles
Brad Boles landed in New York in the early eighties at the height of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and worked his way up the make-up artist ladder to fame with his work being featured on the cover's of countless fashion magazines, as well as editorial spreads. MTV was his playground working with the most celebrated artists of the time from Pat Benatar to Grace Jones.
When Hollywood came calling, he landed his first film doing Kim Cattrall’s make-up and went on to work with Reese Witherspoon, Gina Gershon, Sandra Bernhard, Karen Black, Billy Zane, Andrew McCarthy and more.
Brad was the creative director for Denise Rich for 12 years as her stylist and make-up artist, as well as designing her legendary parties for such luminaries as President Clinton, Patti Labelle, Natelie Cole, and Richard Avedon.
Later, Brad opened a store of exotic interiors in NYC in 2002 and then opened a store in Moscow! Brad also designed the Zarin Fabrics showroom with Jill Zarin thus leading to being on the “The Real Housewives of New York City” seen as Jill Zarin's gay husband. Brad is currently working globally on interior projects and has been busy doing interiors in New York City, The Hamptons, Moscow, Morocco, and Dubai.
He has shot the pilot for his own TV show produced by Nancy Glass Productions. Look for his coffee table book, "The Art of Extravagant Luxury" coming soon. Brad and Sharon Haver are developing a style book and series.