Posted by Haute Mess on Aug 30, 2015 under


As we flow into fall, a few hangers on can be seen on the racks, mainly from pre fall, occasionally from earlier seasons, including spring and resort.  This fare tends to be infused with a joie de vivre, brighter in spirit, with less metaphorical gravitas.  Lighter in fabric and in attitude, b...

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Posted by Haute Mess on Aug 26, 2015 under


Who amongst us does NOT have some version of shoe obsession?  No gal here on the planet earth that I know of.  Shoes are easy, fun, CHEAPER THAN A SHOW OUTFIT, and can make or break an outfit.  Wear anything, but d o n ' t f * c k u p the shoes!


No footwear fettish can be appropriately r...

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Posted by Haute Mess on Aug 22, 2015 under


Time for more shoe shenanigans, with happy wanderings through the Saks shoe menagerie, always a respite from the world's tsunamis. 


The fabulous shoes are set off by the modern but plush and serene milieu, the perfect place to indulge in the perpetual obsession of the fashionista.  Enjoy.


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Posted by Haute Mess on Aug 17, 2015 under


What better way to start off the week than with some FALL COUTURE 2015 d a z z l e r s care of the usual suspects, fit for the random regal or for the gal who wants to channel a Peacock.  Why should the male species have all the fun?


Because sometimes we just want to gaze upon something p...

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Posted by Haute Mess on Aug 14, 2015 under


Time for a stroll through the Neiman Marcus avenues of FABULOUS footwear!  Short but sweet to whet the appetite!  And here, from the San Francisco location, a few tasty tidbits for tooling around town, hitting the nearest gala affair, or just hanging.






Two vintage styl...

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Posted by Haute Mess on Aug 11, 2015 under


In the never ending series of fashion musical chairs, Frida Giannini is OUT (after an 8 year tenure), and Alessandro Michele (former head accessory designer at Gucci) is IN as the new maestro at Gucci.  I for one loved the Giannini aesthetic of mod, pared down, and feminine fare which harkened ...

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Time for more fun fall winter fare, care of one of my perpetual favorites, Louis Vuitton, currently under the helm of the immensely talented and much beloved Nicholas Ghesquiere, who had lovers of all things fashion mesmerized during his tenure at Balenciaga. Though his aesthetic differs from th...

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