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Christian Siriano fans! Rejoice!

The word on the street is his SS10 show was fierce!  However, are we surprised by this?

We discovered him when he was a contestant on the Project Runway.  During that show he came off as fierce as his designs.

The great thing about Siriano’s work is the range of what he’s creates.  You can find his designs in high end department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue but also in budget conscious shoe stores like Payless Shoe Source.

The buzz is that Christian truly came into his own with this collection and matured with this collection.

His Spring 2010 collection was inspired by Mediterranean travel.  Many of the pieces in this collection were made with an aerial shot of the Italian coast in both ocean blue and fire red.  I liked the colors more than the neutrals.

However, this shimmery tan suit caught my eye.  I think it’s just lovely.

My favorite pieces were the vibrant blues like this beautiful flouncy dress:

Very nice work Christian!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

You can see more shots from Christian’s SS10 show on, at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week site or here:

You can also find the Christian Siriano shoe collection at

I’m partial to these great ankle boots from last season!

Christian Siriano for Payless Slither Boot

Christian Siriano for Payless Slither Boot

So what do you think of Christian’s SS10 collection?

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Michelle Obama or Mrs. O has leveraged her home town of Chicago into quite a fashion center for simple Midwestern styles with a big city edge. Her sleeveless tops and stylish shoes are echoed on many working mothers and young professionals bustling about the windy city in summer or winter. Since the First Lady came upon the national scene she has made an excellent fashion idol by mixing interesting colors and layering a sweater for just the right occasion.

Now a lot of off the rack separates are flying out of the department stores as more people embrace her common sense looks. The Fashion Council of American has dubbed Mrs. O a fashion icon! That is pretty good for your first nine months in the public eye.

In my opinion Michelle Obama brought back that efficient 60’s look where a simple but high quality dress accessorized with the right bracelet and a simple necklace is contemporary while stylish. Connect that to her earthy, mother figure taking good care to raise two young daughters and it is no wonder her approval rating and her fashion sense are being applauded.

Many of the anchor department stores are gushing with praise as Macy’s, J Crew and designer maven Tommy Hilfiger among the most notable. Michelle Obama has brought the pretty and demur back into the limelight and carried Chicago fashion right along for the ride.

The Italians, who have always coveted the fact that their fashion is superior, have made the Fashion Industry very happy with a new labeling law similar to what we have in the US.  For years the clothing they have imported from overseas has not required to place the country of manufacture on the label.  Well, when your fashion lines are signature and the Chinese are not shy about copying other products and shipping them to your country you have to do something about it.  Really it is hard to believe our Italiano amici did not recognize this as a problem earlier.

Italy has lead for many years in the designer fashion and has not made a fuss much less taken legal action over other companies that tried to facsimile their product.  Now that we are all scrambling for a share of the consumers dollar that is actually being spent on clothes it has become an important issue.  Finally the Italian legislature has weighed in on the “Made in Italy” stamp because the European Union has done nothing.  I wonder if they fear upsetting the Chinese?