Ximena Valero Rooftop Shopping Soirée at the Andaz

he incredibly swank and chic rooftop at the Andaz Hotel, downtown San Diego was a perfect venue for Fashion Designer Ximena Valero's "Sample Sale" and Shopping Soirée to benefit Invisible Children . Here are a few pictures of the event:

Fashion: Ximena Valero
Jewelry: Miriam Jewels
Hat: Designer Millinery by Dianne

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Menswear Collections S/S 2011

Oh, by the way. To all my dearest followers, most of them female. I will not review the Spring-Summer 2011 Menswear collections. I much rather review womenswear collections, since this is my main area of expertise.

As an exception, I enjoy seeing the new trends in menswear. So, I will post my favorite looks & trends on this post:

Alexander McQueen (left & right) and Haider Ackerman's (center) "Slouchy Modern-Dandy look", channeling the inner Oscar Wilde:

80's Revivalism at the House of Versace (left & right), Emporio Armani (center) was also feeling 80's flashback:

Acid Blue with gentle Sea-Foam green highlights at Roberto Cavalli (left) and Jil Sander (Center), Deep-Blue semi-transparent at Bottega Veneta (right):

Casual Neutrals and WHITE, WHITE, WHITE, at Gucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce & Gabbana and everywhere else during the Spring 2011 menswear collections:

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Image(s) Courtesy of Style.com.


UK Harper's Bazaar "Goddess Complex" July 2010 (Editorial)

Sterile neutrals, grays, and tainted blues create a sort of shivering fashion editorial.

Photographer: Paola Kudacki
Model: Hilary Rhoda

Image(s) Courtesy of FashionCopious.

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Resort 2011 (Collections)

Christian Dior Resort 2011: View the complete collection, here.

The ultra-feminine "Sixties Chic" collection consisted of a pastel color-palette, lavender, blush-pinks, pale orange and pale-blue. Galliano loves to play with gender, masculine silhouettes were introduced in the beginning of the collection, light grays, white, and black. Galliano romance was seen throughout the collection, soft ruffles, lace, organza, and grand embroidered couture gowns.

Jason Wu Resort 2011: View the complete collection, here.

A Parisian inspired collection, menswear short-suits, trousers, jabots, and coats. Plenty of Cocktail dresses with tailored coats, and floor-length gowns with daffodil print.

Alexander Wang Resort 2011: View the complete collection, here.

The classic Alex Wang silhouette is definitely incorporated, slouchy boyish knitwear fit the models in a tailored fashion. Sea-Foam greens, burnt-red, nuetrals, white, and black were Wang's color palette for his Resort 2011. A ton of ready-to-wear pieces that retailers will want to get their hands on!

Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2011: View the complete collection, here.

A beautiful streamlined collection, Rodriguez gives us simple elegant pieces, consisting of menswear fabrics. A predominantly black & white, splashes of blush-pink, and blue were introduced throughout the collection of 15 looks.

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Review for Chanel Resort
currently underway.

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