CHIC-A-BOOM ...
~an eccentric woman with extraordinarily memorable, often misunderstood but unmistakably distinctive style.


"It is my intent to showcase that which I consider wearable art.
Clothing that is whimsical, dramatic, avant-garde and on the
cutting edge of design - as seen through my eyes.
Brilliance and madness are interchangeable.
This is my style inspiration. I invite you into my world."
~Claudia Byrdine




Friday, April 30, 2010

Valentino 2010 Spring Campaign



Model - Dree Hemingway


Great styling...















WHAT A FABULOUS BAG!!














I LOVE PINK HAIR!!















What an amazing array of colors in this photo... beautiful

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Leva Lagun - RUSSIAN VOGUE - May 2010

LOOK AT ALL THAT FABULOUS, FORTY'S INSPIRED HAIR!!!!



















Friday, April 16, 2010

Amazing attention to detail..........














Lamija Suljevic’s work is full of life and utter beauty. She began her training at age 11 when her mother taught her to knit, sparking an interest in crochet that has come to be a hallmark of her designs. Suljevic cultivated this interest and became a fashion design student focusing on pattern making and tailoring.

Fabric also plays a critical role in her designs; if the appropriate fabric can’t be found, the dress is altered or removed from the collection.

















For Fall 2010, Suljevic experimented with tiny waists, high bust lines, and extreme shapes which dramatically redefine the wearer’s body.

Born in Bosnia but raised in Sweden, Suljevic used fashion as a way to express her childhood of fleeing a war torn Bosnia. Her work is the story of everything she lost as a child, whether it be the genetic makeup of her clothing or a tiny detail like a label. As she begins to tell her story through her work, we will eagerly wait for the next chapter.

Combining together the traditional methods of braiding , embroidery, pleating and crochet in romantic Parisian fantasy, this is 22 year old fashion designer Lamija’s Autumn /Winter 2010 collection.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

2004 ~A Look Back at Alexander McQueen's Dance of Fashion

McQueens 2004 Fall Show —staged in the Salle Wagram, a nineteenth-century Parisian dance hall—was an exuberantly hilarious reenactment of Sydney Pollack's Depression-era film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?




Friday, April 2, 2010

PARIS FASHION WEEK - ALEXANDER MCQUEEN


This is his final collection which showed
in March at Paris Fashion week.












SWIMWEAR THROUGH THE DECADES


1928 - bathing costumes with rubberized bathing hats shot in London

1942 - a very proper suit

1955 - glamorous, shiny, two piece suits

1965 - the notorious "topless bathing suit"

1978 - see through bathing suit

1986 - plunging neckline, high cut leg, one piece

Fur Bikini of 1998

2009 Bikini

New York Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2010
swimsutis