Street Style Photographer Etiquette

Tommy Ton NY Fashion Week

By Marriam N Mossalli

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York: This year, Lincoln Center appeared to have more street style photographers than actual people wearing street style. It was a sight to behold if only you could see pass the blinding flashes of the fashion paparazzi.

As I left the Reem Acra show, [...]

My Fashion Compromise of 2012


By Marriam N Mossalli


During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, I found myself arguing nonstop with fashion bloggers and street style photographers over the idea of Street Style becoming a trend rather than a movement–which it was initially. The street style person is essentially the fashionista anarchist! She or he doesn’t [...]

The Silk Road: Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam

Established Chinese-American designer, Vivienne Tam, who is famous for her “China Chic” East-meets-West aesthetic, presented her Spring/Summer 2011 collection on-schedule at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last September. The collection took us on an imaginary journey to the Silk Road: from China, to northern Africa, with stops in India and Persia. Tam’s [...]

Backstage with Georges Chakra

Georges Chakra

By Marriam N Mossalli

On the second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the glitzy glamour of Lebanese designer, Georges Chakra, was presented to an eager audience. With Chakra’s fourth time to show at New York Fashion week, the couturier of the red carpet brought his ready-to-wear line, EDITION, to the tents of Lincoln Center, [...]