Valentino

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

Valentino was one collection that did not disappoint. In my humble opinion the line is once again at it’s height. Valentino holds a very special place in my heart, because it reminds me of my mother. That irresistible Valentino red and the sophisticated designs allow my mother to present herself as the classy, youthful and … Read More

McQueen

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

Even after his tragic death this year, the Alexander McQueen Collection is still going strong. Thanks to his protege, Sarah Burton, and a solid design team the collection has barely wavered. Spring 2011 is beautiful, unique and remains in sync with what seems to be McQueen’s vision right up until his sad, premature end. The … Read More

Colette Paris

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

When on a buying trip, what does Tracy do with her free time–more shopping! Anyone who tells you they work in retail/fashion and does not like to at least window shop during their free time should change careers. To me, true passion is having such an infatuation with something that it consumes not only your … Read More

CHLOE

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

As of yesterday, I thought the whole “dancer” trend we spotted at Lanvin was a fluke. However, the ballerina trend was solIdified when I saw the new Chloe Collection. Is it possible that the muse for Spring 2011 may be the “Prima Ballerina”? Chloe showed many form fitting tops and dresses along with actual replicas … Read More

GIVENCHY

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

Aside from the exquisite designs from Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, I also had the opportunity to see another amazing collection yesterday at Givenchy. Givenchy proves that leopard is here to stay – at least through another season or two. I urge shoppers to invest in a great leopard printed piece as it will carry them … Read More

Taxis in Paris

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

As much as I love Paris, As charming as I find Paris, there is one major problem: taxis. My hotel refuses to order taxis for their guests, because there is a taxi stand outside of the hotel. In fact, many bars and restaurants also refuse to order taxis offering the same explanation. What they do … Read More

Lanvin

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

Today I had the pleasure of attending an appointment at Lanvin to write the Spring 2011 Collection. Season after Season, I am always impressed with the legendary designer, Alber Elbaz. He has a very smart way of structuring his collection by combining what he knows works and sells with new shapes and fabrics. For instance, … Read More

Bonjour!

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

I have just arrived in Paris. It is cold and rainy today, but not even bad weather can hide the allure of the city. Everything is just as beautiful as I remember. I am off to my first appointment at Vionnet. This is one of my personal favorites, so I am very much looking forward … Read More

John Galliano

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

John Galliano has been in the industry for years and is extremely creative and talented. He does whatever he wants each season which is why I love him. His looks are always very theatrical and over the top. His Runway Collection is fun to look at but it does not translate well to real life … Read More

Celine

By Tracy CliffordTracy Clifford's Style

Celine, Celine what a sophisticated and expensive lady you can be. Unattainable and hardly understandable to the majority of the world.” This season`s Celine Collection focused on detailed simplicity, Moroccan inspired prints and bold zippers. There were some beautiful things but the collection forced me to ask myself questions like “Who is buying this and … Read More