Introducing: Project Accessory

So who watched Project Accessory last week?

Following the Project Runway finale, Lifetime premiered this new show, all about creating accessories.

Obviously, this show peaked my interest.

Hosted by Molly Sims and mentor Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, It was definitely missing some of the Project Runway charm, mainly Tim Gunn’s quirky support and Heidi Klum’s “Al Vida Zein.” But, it’s still new and needs to gain it’s own identity a bit. If it’s given the chance, of course. Alongside Molly Sims are judges Kenneth Cole and Ariel Foxman, and last week’s guest judge was Debra Messing. I was a bit surprised at some of the judging, and I’m thinking Kenneth Cole might be the voice of reason in the group. But, only time will tell.

On the bright side, it looks like next week, there’s some shoe-making involved! Can’t wait to see what they make.

Click here for last week’s episode, and check out the next episode at 10pm EST on Lifetime.

What did you think of the Project Accessory premier?

Payless on the Runway

This is always my favorite part. Shoes on the runway! Time to see the 2011 collections of the designers for Payless…

Starting with Christian Siriano

On to Isabel Toledo…

And finally, Lela Rose

What are your thoughts?

Highlights from Spring 2010 Couture

The 2010 Couture Show has come and gone, and once again there are quite a few looks that have caused some excitement (and not just for me!) Here are some really fantastic (and some not so great) trends to look out for in the next few months from the 2010 Couture Show!!

First up…

ARMANI PRIVE

These are pretty nice. Nothing that really wows me, but I do like them all.

Next on the list:

CHANEL

When I look at the first photo, I immediately think 1950’s Barbie meets Lady Gaga. It’s an interesting combination. As for the shoes, I really love the heel detail but I can’t help but think that overall the shoes look kind of cheap. I am really hoping that one of these days the super ornate heel trend will catch on in the affordable shoe market!

Onto one of my favorites:

CHRISTIAN DIOR

I absolutely love the equestrian influences here! And I always love a good ballgown. This was the showstopper in my book.

GIVENCHY

I am loving the t-strap bootie and desperately want a pair for myself!

JOHN PAUL GAULTIER

I’m surprised to say that I actually really enjoy the Avatar inspired collection here.

Those shoes with that purse on the top are definitely on my outfit wish list 🙂

And lastly…

VALENTINO

The first shoe is a little too mummy-ish to me, but the other two are pretty awesome. The cut-out and pieced together look is a lot of fun.

What are your thoughts?

More Interesting Shoes from Fashion Week

I always like to see something different, even if it is weird, because regardless of whether I like it or not it is always a great discussion piece! So here are some more intriguing shoes that are walking the runway:

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These crazy numbers are from Nina Ricci’s new line, and say what you will, but I would probably give them a shot. If I could afford them. Buuuut anyway…

These babies make you eleven inches taller. And that little heel on the last two shoes–yeah it doesn’t even touch the floor! But fortunately for those of you who can afford these, the toe platform is heavily weighted to keep you from flying backward. But I would recommend practicing first….you never know….

Moving on…

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For those of you who feel a little horsey, I present to you A.F. Vandevorst’s pony-inspired footwear.

I gotta admit…not a big fan…

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Here’s a sample from Anne Valerie Hash’s new line which is all about woven materials.

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And lastly we have Christian Dior’s new line for your viewing pleasure. Very nice detailing, very ornate!

Let me know what you think of the shoes on the runway so far!!

Running in Heels

Finally another fashion-related reality show to get us through those months without Project Runway!!!

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Running in Heels is a reality show premiering March 1 on the Style Network, and it’s all about the magazine Marie Claire and three interns there who all happen to live together. In Soho. It’s apparently supposed to be in a documentary-style show, which should be interesting. It will also have tons of celebrity appearances including Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Molly Sims.

Should be worthwhile!!!