Written By , on July 14, 2015

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What is it about Zigilane Swimwear that has us waiting in anticipation for the swim show later this season? The folks at the office here are marveling at the Australian house’s previous collection primarily because it’s not your two piece fare. You have pieces like the ‘boy scout’ that’s strapless with flared out hips, you have creative uses of the zipper in the black and yellow ‘that bee’, the zebra print ‘mafia’ is curve appreciator. So Zigilane’s upcoming showing may turn swimwear on it’s ear and we’re looking forward to seeing the collection this week.

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Written By , on July 13, 2015

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Yes we’re a women’s site, but not only is the Malan Breton collection a women’s favorite, but the men’s collection shown in the past has been an edgy foray into the designer’s mind. With men’s fashion week happening in New York…courtesy of IMG and with the Malan teaser’s full of intrigue, we wonder what this stalwart will be doing. Stay tuned here (for our sparingly light) coverage.

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Written By , on July 13, 2015

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Articles of Society

Articles of Society

Articles of Society

Denim never looks this good on [insert anyone here], does it? But according to the design denizens of Articles of Society, you, too, yes you, and you, can look good in their pair of denim. The company launched 3 years ago and has been the talk of bloggers everywhere who swear by the product, but they’re starting to hit strides with the new collection and it may not be too difficult to see why. Out of Los Angeles, they craft some of the sleekest fitting denim anywhere. You almost think some photoshopping is going on, but go ahead and zoom in. You’ll see it’s not. Check it out here: www.articlesofsociety.com

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Written By , on July 8, 2015

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You know that two piece that shows way too much without having enough of a stylish or aesthetically pleasing bent? You can ditch that now. Tori Praver’s swimwear collection has always been the answer to the never ending streams of similar-looking bikinis. As evidenced by her website photo above, the female form need not be a dare whiteboard for how much you can show. It can also be the stylish, the comfortable and yes, the sexy, all in one. Praver will be unveiling her collection during Miami Swim and we can’t wait to see what innovations come for the season.

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Written By , on July 8, 2015

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This is the preview image being touted for the Mia Marcelle Miami Swim runway show. If this is any indication of what we’re going to be seeing for the collections, then we’re happy to attend. Amber Wagner’s California lifestyle inspired Mia Marcelle collection has always played the role of feminine informer. Some would say the simplicity of a two piece leaves no room for aesthetic flights of fancy, but Wagner’s made in the USA collection has wowed in the past and is sure to be a celeb favorite especially now with M. Marcelle (her men’s collection) also making a bow.

Miami Swim coverage on Papierdoll starts next week (7/18).

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Written By , on July 6, 2015

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Oleema and Kalani Miller’s Mikoh Swim collection is one of the more popular collections being shown at Miami Swim. The highly feminine and strong look not only encompasses bikinis and coverups but a beautiful white halter suit displayed during their 2015 runway. We’re talking resort wear that European designers envy and emulate. The surfer influence is more than evident. We’re looking forward to viewing this collection at Miami Swim next week.

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Written By , on June 30, 2015

Acacia Swimwear

Acacia Swimwear

Received questions as to what we’ll be looking forward to during Miami Swim. Despite all the press around IMGs abandonment (which we’re hearing is temporary), the shows are still going on. So what are we looking forward to? I’d say right off the bat, Gottex, Wildfox Swim (think colorful designs and patriotic themes on bikinis), Acacia Swimwear (think high end bikinis, start working out), Rob & Lulu and Tory Praver. Yes, it’s going to be filled with plenty of shows, keep an eye on this space and on our Instagram for photos from the show.

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Written By , on April 23, 2015

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Kendall Jenner is at it again, making certain designers huge. This one is deservedly so as the Lamarque collection is definitely a looker.

Here’s some background on the designer:
LaMarque Collection was born from the innovative mind of fashion designer Ifigenia Papadimitriou. The Montreal-based contemporary brand specializes in leather jackets, leather and mixed media sportswear, down-filled puffers, and Italian wool coats with leather detailing. The Fall/Winter 2013 collection marked the debut of the LaMarque brand, although the design and executive team behind the brand have more than 25 years of experience in the fashion industry.

LaMarque’s foundation and heritage is leather, but its vision and its design reach extends far beyond just leather jackets. LaMarque takes pride in the quality of each garment and believes that the workmanship of every piece is not just a matter of production, but a matter of artistry. Each piece is hand-cut, hand-stitched, expertly tailored and brilliantly styled, mixing a modern design edge with classical craftsmanship.

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Written By , on April 22, 2015

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Have to say that I’m not a big country music fan, but Miranda Lambert, may change that. Her looks were stunning at the Academy of Country Music Awards wearing Bibhu Mohapatra.

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Written By , on November 6, 2014

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If you don’t have the Ovation network, and you can get it, I highly recommend this channel as it has great programming specific to the arts, fashion et al. More specifically, you get to see Anna Wintour’s approach in working with young budding designers on this show. The season premiere happened yesterday and had a more insider and technical feel than Project Runway. That show had some detractors that specifically targeted the over-the-top reality show feel (a by-product of direction and production). This show features less of that so it may appeal to a bit of a different audience. Season 2 started yesterday November 5th and runs all the way to the final. Vogue this month has a feature on the talent appearing on the show. See it here.

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