Fashion on film: “Bill Cunningham NY”

Now playing: Bill Cunningham New York. Wow, I cant say enough great things about this heartfelt, funny & inspiring documentary of the original street style photographer, Bill Cunningham. The film takes a peek behind the lens of a fashion industry legend who inspires and moves us in the process. Untainted by money & the superficial, his unapologetic decades-long love affair with fashion reminds me of why I got into the industry in the first place. LOVE love love….

Bellissima Italy

There is something magical about Italy. Picture-perfect vistas, charming towns, an air of romance and of course…the food. For our 10th wedding anniversary my husband & I spent two weeks discovering “Il dolce far niente” (the sweetness of doing nothing) in beautiful, inspirational & bellissima Italy.

On the beach in Montersosso al mare, Cinque Terre. Vivid colors, the beautiful sea….this photo is definitely going on my inspiration board. Perfection.

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Lounging on the Italian Riviera in my Kushcush Wallflower bikini!

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The vistas of Italy…grapes on the hillside, terra-cotta houses…amazing.

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The Italian cocktail…a Campari at sunset (aka: the apertivo!).

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Uh, I could eat these colors with a spoon.

Loving the white-washed and pastel coat of adorable Vernazza, Cinque Terre.

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Best.dish.ever. Angelo happy as a clam…er’ I mean, mussel.

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Hello Torino! The U2 tour continues in Torino, Italy…

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The rock star pose…Bono and the U2 famiglia!

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Swimming, reading + eating pizza = bliss in Vernazza, Cinque Terre.

Wearing my Kushcush Coquette Maillot.

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Beautiful Lake Como (no, we didnt see George Clooney).

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Stepping back in time…quaint and quiet Varenna on Lake Como.

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Our  hotel in Bellagio… so much history, Im still convinced it was haunted! Or maybe it was the huge thunderstorms and lightening crackling over the lake & alps. Either way = spooky!

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Bellissimo…my husband Angelo looking oh so handsome after a day of shopping in Milan.

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The Duomo…absolutely stunning.

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Mama’s got a brand new bag…shopping Miu Miu in Milano.

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Awww, now that’s amore… xoxo

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Designer diary

So excited that my new Resort 2011 collection is almost finished!! Cant wait to share it with you all… inspired by travel, I’m coveting a serious vacation just looking at these dreamy new pieces!

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In other behind-the-scene news, the office is busy, busy, busy these days getting everything prepped and ready for market. Jayne from the Apparel News stopped by the studio today to pull some pieces for her new ‘trends’ story which means we are officially into the season… hello swim 2011! I have about 400 unanswered emails  (sorry everyone!) and have been diligently crazed scouting locations for our lookbook photo shoot, casting models and finalizing the collection. Whew! Wish me luck! ~KC

Behind the shoot: Vita Fede campaign

It’s a wrap! I just finished styling the Vita Fede photo shoot for their new campaign (the new collection is amazing). Check out some behind-the-scenes action from the set!

{The look}

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Mood board and inspiration photos. Edgy beautiful and masculine + feminine looks define the mood.

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{The wardrobe}

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At Kathy Walker showroom pulling stunningly modern silk looks for the shoot.  Next stop was French label Gerard Darel who’s blazers nailed the masculine + feminine mood with a distinctive Parisian-cool factor.

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{The Shoes}

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A favorite find for the shoot, a pair of fabulous Dolce & Gabbana black patent lace-up oxford heels. Loveeeee. They went with everything!

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{The model}

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Mia from Elite Model Mgmt. I love model style and Mia arrived on set looking great in a chunky sweater dress, thigh highs and distressed boots.

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{The prep}

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Steam it like you mean it! My assistant Sarah prepping wardrobe backstage.

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{The hair}

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Luke created big volume on the model’s fine hair with extensions and several coats of hair spray.

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{The makeup}

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Bring the drama! Make-up artist Andre Sarmiento gives Mia a flawless smokey eye.

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{The shoot}

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On set! Angelo from InHouseLA getting the shot. Inside scoop: the 800 images taken will be narrowed down to 8!

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{It’s a wrap}

Pop champagne! xxK