MARC JACOBS DOESN'T CARE WHAT ANYONE THINKS

Sobriety acts out in many ways. It can be overt confidence, which seemingly is the case for designer Marc Jacobs . He was the brilliant but schlumpy bespectacled designer that stood at the end of the runway in his grey sweater, baggy pants and kicks, looking out of place and oh so nervous.

Then, wham! He reappears out of sobriety as this buffed god-like creature akin to a Mount Olympia statue. Gone were the spectacles, gone was the greasy too-long hair, sweaters, and, huh, buffed arms were now rippling through his short-sleeved tees and fitted slacks. The hair is now closely cropped and blue, yes really, blue – midnight to be exact. Confidence seemed to know no bounds. There were nude cover shots, hotter than hot fashion shows, pictures of him everywhere. A film about his genius and maniac behavior, a coveted limited edition book (check out our earlier Well Read Fashionista on his book here), and cheeky tattoos. But when is confidence too much? Could we say he should have stopped at the blue hair? Was it the nude covers, which, even if I do say so myself, made me stop for not one but three looks, or the Spongebob or Red M & M tattoos that are the overkill? When is too much too much? We here a Couture are torn, so write us back and tell us what is the definitive line of just right and too much.

COLOR ME ZAPPOS

What’s black, khaki, orange and blue? According to our style spies,
the bounty of beautiful colors in full bloom around the Zappos corridors today.

HOW TO WEAR IT - WOMEN

A denim dress is simple, basic, and in this case of Moschino wonder, ultra-feminine.

The What: Moschino denim dress

The How-To: 1) Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses 2) Alexander McQueen scarf 3) Marc by
Marc Jacobs watch 4) leopard print, open-toed flats 5) Furla white shoulderbag

The When: Perfect for people watching in the park on a nice weekend day.

The Why: As if you need an excuse to exude a modern Breakfast at Tiffany’s style!

HOW TO WEAR IT - MEN

The What: Taverniti So Jeans Megstitch

The How To: 1. Ben Sherman Modest Blazer • 2. Roar Zep long sleeve shirt
3. D&G Dolce & Gabbana stainless steel watch • 4. Mark Nason Kodis boot

The When: Evening — great for after work, date night or taking in a Vegas show

The Why: Did you not see the picture?

LOVE 'EM OR HATE 'EM

Slim fitting denim for men is an ongoing trend, usually seen in the rock, goth and skateboarders realm. Lately they have truly migrated into daily fashion attire. Tell us if you love them or hate them, our inquiring minds want to know.

COUTURE RECOMMENDS - TOO-CUTE FLATS

Comfy, casual attire is usually favored by the public. If you can’t wear sneakers to work, these red flats in an athletic-almost-ballerina-style are comfortable yet can pass for dressy, and they go great with skirts and work slacks (and jeans, too, for casual Friday).

CRAVINGS

We here at Couture chat about products incessantly. For our readers, we refer, advise and suggest. However there are certain products that cross our desks that require a call to action, so ‘cravings’ was born. Our current cravings are for: Moschino’s stylish sailor-inspired scoop neck top with pleated sleeves/bottom and Jean Paul Gaultier nautically stripped cropped peacoat -esque jacket.

Wear them separately or together for a fabulously layered mixed print look.
Ooooooh la la!

SPLURGE ON ONE, STYLE WITH THREE

WHY SPLURGE? 1. Because they are Alexander McQueen shoes , duh. 2. The uber high heels, which makes the legs look uber long. 3. The spot on trend color, fuschia.

STYLE WITH THREE: O’Neill Gemma Dress , Isabella Fiore Baby Love Christina Messenger , Marc by Marc Jacobs Abstract Gem Jewels Bangles .