Whether we cop to it or not, we've let media images define us since we were old enough to flip the pages of Seventeen magazine.
Kanye West, you are a musical and lyrical genius. Kanye, you are a beacon of hope and light in the music industry as well as a man of great style and substance. But this path you have chosen as a burgeoning fashion designer must come to a full-stop.
To the fashion industry, or just to me at least, Olivier taking over Balmain is the equivalent of Obama being inaugurated as President of the United States.
A few times year during Fashion Week season, Susie Bubble scours the globe, exposing new fashion design talent and giving her fresh, enthusiastic and unfiltered take on the big name designers you already know and love.
Gone are many of the stuffy venues and classical lines. The traditional couturiers seem to have thrown out the rule book and tried to show off their innovative streak.
In a sea of fast fashion: increasing seasons, multiplying looming deadlines and huge fashion show productions, one designer has ignored it all and kept true to himself, true to his work and carried on doing things just the way he wants to - slowly, softly, consistently and in his own time.
My head was spinning at the thought of the biggest round of fashion musical chairs I had heard about in some time. Fashion Week was turning into an episode of Gossip Girl on speed.
The women in Paris really have it down. They're elegant, progressive and bold -- not to mention well-heeled.
The celebrity quotient at this week's Chanel runway show in Paris was sky high. And as in Los Angeles, they're easy to spot. How can you not notice someone like Courtney Love amidst a sea of classically dressed and coiffed Parisians?
At the close of NYFW, I headed to a cabin where nobody could see my freshly scrubbed face and, yes, Ugg boots. Turns out, I'm not alone in this deep-seated desire to shelve my five-inch Alaïa booties and nurture my inner bum.
On every level, Paris never ceases to deliver: the creative energy, the glory of the city, the artisans, the audiences, the shows. It's a bit of madness and equal parts magic.
Many people who'd been to Chanel for years noted it was the best, most elaborate show in Chanel history. Quite frankly, it was a spectacle more than an event.
No one can ever accuse Marc Jacobs of running late ever again. At the Louis Vuitton show, he fooled the fashion world by not only running on time but starting earlier than planned.
If I weren't comatose, watching the delightfully intimate Azzaro presentation would have been a highlight of this trip. It was a show from fashions past, wherein two models alternated between dressing rooms in a designer showroom.
Note for all the endless fashion bloggers complaining about their camel coats being too hot for September: Are you familiar with the concept of a weather forecast? And camel coats? Don't you know minimalism is out?