Hello, my Bellas!
Please forgive the recent scarceness of my entries but being back in the job grind can drain a Fa'Shoe'Nista dry by the end of the workday. So tonight I decided to force myself to stay off the couch (and out of a sleep induced coma)and catch up on some shoe lovin'.
The lastest object of my lust is BCBGMAXAZRIA. The style is sleek, sophisticated and consists of pieces that tend to lay upon the body with the ease and fluidity of expensive silk sheets. Sweaters are form fitting without the appearance of being pulled too tightly. Pants are long, flowing and reminiscent of a 70's retro wide leg--a true bell bottom. Pencil, three-tiered, and flouncy skirts kiss the dangerously seductive area between the knee and the lower part of the thigh, leaving just enough mystery to be considered fresh and funky instead of crass and trashy.
Camilla Wool Trouser
Then there are the shoes (you knew it was coming, right?)
Founded in 1989, BCGBMAXAZRIAGROUP is the brainchild and remains the solitary and eclectic vision of one man: Max Azria. Not only is he the Founder, but he is Designer, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer--a Renaissance man in every since of the term.
Azria moved to the United States in 1981, after designing his line of women's apparel in his native Paris for eleven years. BCBG stands for the French phrase bon chic, bon genre; Parisian slang that translates into good style, good attitude.
In February 2004, Azria launched a highly exclusive couture collection of oppulent gowns, Max Azria Atelier, influenced by Hollywood glamour. His one-of-a-kind gowns are created for celebrity clients and events on the red carpet. A few of Azria's famous patrons include Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Beyonce Knowles and Fergie.
Other facets of the BCBG empire include Herve Leger by Max Azria, a historical first time merger of French couturier with an American designer, and BCBGirls/To the Max, resulting in BCBGeneration, a young, hip and contemporary brand.
There are currently 475 BCBGMAXAZRIA retail boutiques around the globe; 180 are located in the U.S. In addition, the collection is featured in speciality shops as well as department store "in-store" boutiques such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's.
A fashion powerhouse with a mega-vision, BCBGMAZXAZRIA will no doubt remain a staple in the psyche of fashionistas and fa'shoe'nistas around the world for generations to come.
Leather round toe pump w/platform
Patent Leather Pump
Snake Print Leather peep-toe
All references and photos are courtesy of BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP.com