Thursday, June 28, 2007

Vol 43 for VIP

DKNY, Martine Sitbon, Gucci, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Yohji Yamamoto, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier

Every woman should own a traditional suit

This is one rule that will never expire. Most professional settings still endorse the suit, and while the rules are roomy in terms of what bottom to pair with that jacket, a suit is always a great investment. Pants add a modern feel to the traditional suit, but designers have attempted to update skirts with interesting detailing. Moderately priced suits are available from good designers (hello Ann Taylor), or go for the classic with a timeless Armani suit. Pair with a great button down shirt (white is always a good bet) to create that clean silhouette.

Vol 42 for VIP

Paul Smith, Diesel, Gap, Guess, Levi's, Calvin Klein, CK one, Donna Karan, Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent

Jewelry should always be the same color

This is one of the older rules that jewelry designers themselves have begun to ignore. Sure, not mixing the elements gives a more traditional look, but isn't modern always better? You can always pair a piece that combines silver with gold detailing to pull the look together if you plan to wear both.

Vol 41 for VIP