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June 1, 2012

HAUTE TALKS: With Heidi Merrick

I had the opportunity to interview fashion designer Heidi Merrick in Vancouver last week at an event in her honour at Oliver & Lilly’s, the city’s exclusive retailer of her collection. I’ve been really into her Spring/Summer 2012 collection since I first peeped the lookbook ages ago, and like Bill Hader’s Stefon would say, “it has something for everyone.” (Did you read that in his voice? I hope so.) read more…

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March 9, 2012

COMING IN HAUTE: Hautemessing New York Fashion Week

The last time I went to New York for Fashion Week, I had a carry-on full of shoes, and an embarrassingly large and overweight suitcase packed with more shoes, clothing, bags, and jewelry. This time, I only had one, and it was average-sized, with-room-for-more stuff, underweight, and naturally, I was extremely proud. read more…

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February 22, 2012

A HAUTE MESS x NYFW: Diesel Black Gold Fall 2012

Diesel Black Gold Fall 2012 was presented at Pier 59 in New York City last week, to a crowd that street style fans and people watchers would adore. Anna Dello Russo was there, as were other notables such as Emmy Rossum, Amber Le Bon, Alexandra Richards, Petra Nemcova, and me! Just kidding. I mean they were all there, and so was I, but… you get it. read more…

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February 21, 2012

A HAUTE MESS x NYFW: Elizabeth & James Fall 2012

The Fall 2012 collection from Elizabeth and James was easily one of my favourites during New York Fashion Week. I huffed it to the Meatpacking District, in the rain, and under the weather with the gross cold I get every season (aka The Fashion Week Flu: caused by actual exhaustion, and a touch of celebrity “exhaustion”), to the studio where the presentation was held. It featured racks on racks on racks of the collection’s ultra-luxe pieces (which was a treat, since I could actually touch the garments and experience the quality of the fabrics), followed by a mini-fashion show of Mary Kate and Ashley’s edited picks. Aside from appreciating the intimacy of the presentation, the collection itself is kind of… well, perfect. read more…

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February 17, 2012

A HAUTE MESS x NYFW: Whitney Eve Fall 2012

Whitney Port showed her Whitney Eve Fall/Winter 2012 collection to a packed and most likely hungover crowd at the Lincoln Center, bright and early yesterday morning. 9 AM! It was cruel, but totally worth it, if not just for the people watching. Tyson Beckford! Front row! Other attendees included Coco Rocha, Nigel Barker, Adrienne Baillon, and Angela Simmons. I’m so intrigued as to why Tyson Beckford attended her show. Is this romantic? If so, it’s a major upgrade from the wieners she dated on The City. And did you know that Tyson Beckford has his own name tattooed on his shoulder? Is this because he’s dumb and can’t remember it, or is his ego really that big? I have so many questions. read more…

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February 16, 2012

A HAUTE MESS x NYFW: Mara Hoffman Fall 2012

It’s about time Mara Hoffman did a full-out fashion show! I’ve loved attending her presentations during previous seasons, but navigating the massive crowds of admirers inside The Box (the smallest room at the Lincoln Center where presentations are held), was always a challenge for me since I have the grace and subtlety of a T-Rex. So thank you, Mara. And selfishness aside, the enormous crowd that came to her show at NYFW, is more proof that she can pull off the bigger spectacle and that all this attention and her success is very well-deserved. read more…

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February 14, 2012

A HAUTE MESS x NYFW: Jill Stuart Fall 2012

Just like Britney, I’m back, b*tch. No, I’m not dropping my highly anticipated dance pop album, but I’m back for another season of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. It’s been crazy so far, but I thought I would take some time away from this show-going, air-kissing, after-partying, and champagne-sipping extravaganza to, you know, actually write about it. First up? Let’s talk about Jill Stuart. read more…

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January 27, 2012

COMING IN HAUTE: This Week in Unnecessary Fashion Technology…

This week was a bit slow for fashion news and thus topics to cleverly give my highly regarded opinion on. Yes, Karl unveiled his new exclusive line for NET-A-PORTER, the couture collections have been #totesamaze as per usual, and Tim Gunn’s sex life – well, “this worries me.” Nevertheless, I scoured the Internet for something good for you. This is hard-hitting, investigative journalism, people. read more…

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January 13, 2012

COMING IN HAUTE: What I Learned In 2011

The Mayan Calendar and John Cusack’s filmography may disagree, but I think 2012 is going to be a good year (but you know, if the world ends… this never happened). I’m excited for new beginnings, however literal or figurative they may be, but I’m also reflecting on the past year and the things I learned that I’m going to take with me, moving forward. I accumulated a few tips, tricks, and fun facts about fashion in 2011 to help you keep on keeping on, on your paths to sartorial bliss. Let’s discuss. read more…

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September 22, 2011

A HAUTE MESS x NYFW: The End.

1 Girl, 5 Outfits. Check out the final chapter of Niki’s New York Fashion Week diary & catch up on anything you missed. read more…

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