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Carnivale of Couture: What’s your favorite Spring 2007 trend?

Fashion Week Collage
Models from the Reem Acra, Cynthia Steffe, and Ports 1961 runways.
Photo Credit: Omiru: Style for All

New York Fashion Week may be over, but the dissection of Spring’s fashion trends has just begun.  To kick start this discussion, this week’s Carnivale topic is:

What’s your favorite fashion trend from the Spring 2007 runway?

Please send links to us at tips at omiru dot com by Thursday 5pm PST/8pm EST. 

3 comments September 17th, 2006

Spotted: Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia
For all of you Project Runway Fans: Nina Garcia of Elle, spotted inside the tents before the Carolina Herrera show.

2 comments September 11th, 2006

Three Cheers for Fashion Week!

Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2007Omiru is proud to bring to you Fashion Week coverage straight from the tents at Bryant Park over the next week!  We’re flying out to New York late on Friday night, and we’ll be starting our coverage when we arrive on Saturday. 

Look for our trademark show reviews, accompanied by more of our signature designer interviews.  We’ll also bring to you the best fashion week coverage from our favorite blogs, daily.

Three Cheers for Fashion Week!

Update 9.9.06: Show recap posts should start regularly being posted tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay.  Blame it on the jet lag…and the delirium that comes from subsisting on an hour of sleep!

Add comment September 8th, 2006

Exposure Fashion Show Photos

Exposure Fashion Show Model
Photos from the ExPosure Fashion Show are up!

1 comment June 9th, 2006

What to Wear: Tara Jarmon Silk Bow Applique Camisole

purple tank

If you’re debating whether or not you should trek over to Target to check out Tara Jarmon’s French-inspired line, vacillate no more.  Go out and try on the Silk Bow Applique Camisole in Plum–the aforementioned feminine camisole is worth every penny of the $29.99.  I was thoroughly surprised at how nicely the top sat on my bodice, considering its price.


-    The cut is really nice and reveals a bit of cleavage,
-    The material is silky and comfortable,
-    It doesn’t look like you’re wearing a top from Target, and
-    It’s only $29.99.


-    The bow is made of a material that sheds like a hairy dog (be careful when wearing it with a long necklace because the material can get stuck to the chain), and
-    I haven’t washed mine yet but I am a bit scared to because I feel like it won’t look the same once I do.

Wear it With:

Cuffed brown short shorts, off-white open-toe pumps, and a long gold-chain necklace.

Add comment June 5th, 2006

Check out Omiru at Coutorture

Omiru is pleased to announce the launch of Coutorture, a fashion destination co-created by our fellow blogger Julie Fredrickson of Almost Girl.  Coutorture integrates fashion blogs, old media, online magazines, and exclusive new media rich content, while promoting a live forum for feedback.  And among Coutorture’s other blog partners are our friends Teen Fashionista, CoolChiq, and fellow SF-based blogger Verbal Croquis.

Check out Coutorture at

Add comment April 24th, 2006

Available for a Limited Time: Norma Kamali Timeless at Spiegel

Designer Norma Kamali, renowned for her form-fitting
activewear and cutout swimwear, has collaborated with Spiegel to offer
Norma Kamali Timeless, a collection of three convertible pieces all
priced under $100. For example, an extremely versatile tie-waist skirt
can also be worn as a simple top, or as a halter, cross-front or
strapless dress. Add a few supporting pieces into the collection–a shrug, bootcut pants, a pleated skirt–and you have a sexy, versatile and low-maintenance wardrobe.

All-In-One Dress, worn two different ways | $79 at Spiegel

2 comments February 25th, 2006

Random Review: The City Bakery LA

I’m in LA for the long weekend, and I finally made it over to The City Bakery in Brentwood.  Since I’m here, and I have my laptop and cellular Internet, I thought that I would share:

The City Bakery LA verdict?  Good, but incomplete.

The Good:

  • Actual food foods (as in not dessert): nice selection, including salmon, their classic Mac & Cheese, and even a fruit bar (scary to me).
  • The Classic City Bakery Hot Chocolate.  Rich, viscous, and oh-so-good. 
  • Decor: Nice, airy, clean atmosphere…and they have laminated cork tables.   I heart cork.
  • The Melted Chocolate Chip cookies.  Pricey at $3, but excellent.

Needs Improvement:

  • No Cold Hot Chocolate on the menu.  But then again, it’s not rocket science to make.  Ask for a cup of ice with your Hot Chocolate, and mix.  Tastes the same.
  • No Chocolate Tarts: They’re my favorite…and it looks like I’ll have to trek over to NY to get these, at least for now.  

The City Bakery

Brentwood Country Mart

225 26th Street at San Vicente Boulevard, Santa Monica


Add comment February 17th, 2006

Introducing Kelly, our NY Fashion Week correspondent!

Introducing Kelly, our New York Fashion Week correspondent!

Kelly is a 20-something journalist living in the Chelsea district of Manhattan. When she’s not on the hunt for the best and most affordable fashion finds (in other words, shopping!), she enjoys reading New York magazine, listening to indie rock and working out at the gym.

Check back for Kelly’s view of Fashion Week, straight from the tents!

Name: Kelly

Astrological sign: Virgo

Can’t live without:
Billy’s Bakery cupcakes, fashion magazines (InStyle, Vogue, New York Magazine), a good book (I love books about Irish history, social justice and anything by David Sedaris and Chuck Klosterman) and my computer and email!

On a Saturday you’ll find me:
doing laundry, working out, cleaning or wandering around New York City.

Retail Haunts: Anthropologie, H&M, Zara, Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, Nordstrom’s and occasionally Forever 21 and Target.

My foolproof outfit: Bootcut Sevens with a fun back pocket design, any of my fun-colored 2 inch-plus stilettos (yes I’m short!) paired with a soft, pinstriped button down shirt, light blue cashmere cardigan and some funky earrings, a oversized hobo, and a Mary Poppins bag. (I love accessories!)

Irrational fear: I don’t really have one irrational fear, but I am a compulsive worrier.

1 comment February 10th, 2006

The City Bakery’s LA Outpost is OPEN

News Flash (by way of Traci and Daily Candy): the much-anticipated City Bakery in Los Angeles is now open! 

The girls of Omiru can’t get enough of the cold hot chocolate and the chocolate tarts (deeply rich chocolate filling surrounded by a slightly flaky chocolate pastry crust!).  The melted chocolate cookies are also divine.  I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. 

And I’m glad I don’t have to Jet Blue it over to NYC (3 W. 18th St, at 5th Ave…a couple of doors down from the Express) to get my fix!

The City Bakery
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street at San Vicente Boulevard, Santa Monica

Add comment February 8th, 2006

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