Friday, January 30, 2009

Alexander McQueen is to Visit Target...

well, figuratively not physically anyway. Under his lower priced McQ label, he will prepare a line for Target with prices ranging from $19.99 to $129.99, which is on average more expensive for a designer collaboration with Target.

There will be a two day preview in Manhattan.

starting February 14th

at 330 West Street

In March, the clothes will be available in only 250 Target stores and online.

Put this in your calendar.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Real vs. Deal

Manolo Blahnik's Etna Sandal, $665


Aldo's Sonka Sandal, $90

not exactly the same, but variations on a theme.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Real vs. Deal

Christian Louboutin Arielle A Talon Boots, $885

Look at what I saw at BCBG Max Azria on Madison Avenue today. Aren't they the spitting image? And, "the retail price?", you ask.

$295, but right now BCBG is offering 30% off their new arrivals.

I always point you in the right direction.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Chic Shape Shifters

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1. Mint Jodi Arnold, Greta Silk Dress, $540
2. Alexander McQueen, Bubble Hem Dress, $1,425
3. Keemia, Lauren Dress, $226
4. Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Sparkling Draped Dress, $365
5. RM by Roland Mouret, Trenet High Neck Dress, $2,295
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim, Ruched Bubble Cocktail Dress, $472.50
7. Donna Karan, Pleated Bandeau Dress, $2,995

For added fullness under a skirt or dress you can always wear a tutu.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fashion and the First Lady, Michelle Obama

I wasn't going to write about Michelle's inauguration wardrobe because I thought the clothes should speak for themselves, especially since they were created by such gifted designers with a strong point of view. It's so easy to criticize from the sofa, so to speak, but I feel pressure to do so since this is such a historic occasion. There is one other caveat to my recommendations; I can only judge these outfits from photographs and TV appearances which may be different from up close and personal viewing. I have discovered that, by nature, I am a tweaker; taking inspiration from what's before my eyes, I often see an incompleteness and visually want more from the subject matter at hand.

Love the J. Crew outfit from this view.

Michelle, at the Kids' Inaugural Concert

Upon closer inspection, skirt - great, shoes - great (she was wearing the same green Jimmy Choos or J. Crews she wore to the Inaugural Ceremony; I'm not sure of the brand due to conflicting reports), belt - got to go!

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The belt still has got to go! Very unflattering (makes Michelle look heavier than she is).

Michelle, Volunteering at Operation Gratitude

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Michelle, now you're talking. The coat is great, and the purple gloves therewith - uber superfab!

Michelle, Boarding the Whistle Stop Train Tour

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While Narciso Rodriguez is an excellent designer, I thought Michelle could have handled and used more color in the blouse department. The skirt, coat, and shoes - totally working!

The Obamas at the We Are One, Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

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Here are some blouses I would have liked to have seen with the Narciso Rodriguez:
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The necklace from the first look could have added much needed color to the black and camel ensemble or a blouse made of the fabric from the black, white and yellow dress could have been very flattering.

I heart Isabel Toledo as you are well aware; however, this outfit was a little QEII for me. I would have put a printed dress or a dress of a contrasting color underneath this regal coat. The shoes and gloves together are a bit of a clash. Pick one green accessory and then move on to another color.

Michelle, on the Day of the Inaugural Ceremony

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The dress below with colorful details or a dress made from the jacket's luxurious purple fabric could have added some zip to the golden ensemble.

Loved the silhouette and texture of the Jason Wu dress, but it's a bit bridal for me because of the color. Any of these colors would have worked better although I think Jason Wu is a very talented designer.

The Obamas at an Inaugural Ball

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This picture doesn't do Michelle or this Tracy Feith dress justice. I thought Michelle looked radiant from head to toe; she gets Krom's stamp of approval on this one! IMPORTANT NOTE: Tracy Feith will be a guest designer at Target beginning May 17th. I can't wait!

The Obamas at the National Prayer Service

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Here's to many more Michelle sightings!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Girl Meets the President

Obama Girl finally gets her chance to sing with the President. This is a performance not to be missed.

Note: KromStyle subscribers must click on KromStyle to view this video on the blog.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Color = Cool

The style secret of these hip, put together, gorgeous stars
(Color, Contrast, and Contour)

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bergdorf Goodman...Final Sale

Save as much as 75% off
throughout the Women's and Men's stores

Important Note: The savings are greater at the store than they are online.

Bergdorf's Vitals

754 Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th Streets (the Men's store is across Fifth Avenue)
New York, NY 10019

Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Camera Ready

Personal Trainer and much more, Colleen Wahl, had an upcoming TV appearance, and needed to look authoritative, sporty and chic. One call to KromStyle, and Colleen was ready for her close-up.

Black Vince leggings and a striped shirt from H&M form the foundation of this look. A Stussy gray sweatshirt-like tunic, and black patent Mary Janes add style and femininity.

As a personal trainer, Colleen always thinks of the total person, and his/her personal path for success as a stronger, more flexible, and better aligned person. She hones in on a person's inequities and weaknesses, and harnesses the strength of the individual to forge a path to improvement and accomplishment. Colleen's website, move into greatness, describes the services she provides, who she is, and her facilities.

Since I have been training with her, I feel more powerful and flexible, and most importantly, can fit into my white jeans.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

Krom's Picks: Golden Globe Goddesses

Heidi Klum's look soars because she chose not to do business as usual. The sandals toughen up the otherwise lady-like vintage Galliano dress. She totally rocks this look!

J-Lo usually hits the right note, and she does it again here.

Demi is another who usually hits the mark, and has done so here.

Although this look is business as usual, Kate and YSL come together to make magic.

Laura Linney looks SuperFab, what more can I say?

Jane K. doesn't need to ham it up in this gown; she looks like a GODDESS!

The next four looks come off the worst dressed list; however, I think these are among the strongest contenders for Best Dressed, especially Cameron in Chanel and Maggie in Lanvin!

Knockouts in Neutral, although a necklace or earrings with color could have taken these looks to the next level.

Amanda Seyfried and Selma in Dior

The winning combination of the turquoise necklace and the Dior dress make Eva's look.

Anna Paquin's dress is Beautiful - the color, the line, and the detail. Big, bold earrings could have kicked this sophisticated look up a notch.

And last, but not least, Susan Sarandon makes her own mark in Hugo Boss.

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