Fashion News

Fashion’s Top Tier Gets Smurfed

Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo has painted the iconic fashionistas blue.


Original Smurfs

The Smurfs, which was originally a Belgian comic strip, is TV about little blue creatures who live in mushroom houses in a forest.


Fashion Smurfs

The Fashion world’s elite have been painted as Smurfs and I for one think it’s Smurftastic!

Fashion Smurfs - Anna Wintour Fashion Smurfs - Coco Chanel Fashion Smurfs - Donatella Versace Fashion Smurfs - House of Chanel



I absolutely love the looks of haughty disdain on the Fashion Smurfs’ faces. And how uncanny is the resemblance between AnnaSmurfs & Anna Wintour?

Fashion Smurfs - Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino Fashion Smurfs - Marc Jacobs Fashion Smurfs - Ralph Lauren Fashion Smurfs - Valentino Fashion Smurfs



These Smurfs are très à la mode, nonJ’adore.


Gros bisous

Ms Zanna


For The Love Of Fashion?

Would you wear this belt? For the love of fashion …

Yes? No? Maybe?

Ms Zanna

Ms Zanna

New York Fashion Week

As South African Fashionistas and Style Addicts impatiently await Joburg Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 to be held from 07 March to 10 March 2012, many of us have been getting our fashion fix from Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week currently underway in Bryant Park, New York.

“The Shows”, as their more popularly known by citizens of the Couture community, have been a non-stop indulgence in walking art with designers such as DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger and Diane von Furstenburg showcasing their work on the ramps.

This year Donna Karan, of DKNY fame, showed us the true meaning of Power Dressing with menswear pieces tailored to fit and flatter the female figure. Imagine bespoke pinstripe suits modified into coats and dresses, with elaborate folds that to add depth to curves.

The collection essentially screams, “I am woman, hear me roar.”
Tommy Hilfiger showed us that leather will be THE fabric of the 2012 Autumn/Winter season. The iconic designer used the classic fabric in dresses, coats and suits in bold hues. The leather was perfectly complimented by the use of suede, in keeping with the luxe theme of his show.

His menswear military-themed show, called Cadet Academy, echoed the military style prominent in recent European fashion weeks.

My favourite show so far has to be Tracy Reese. The only good things about winter, in my books, are coats, boots, hot chocolate and fires in the fireplace. If I could I would hibernate during the three months of winter mourning the loss of summer. But this year, Tracy Reese gives me reason to hope for a brighter winter, literally.

With bright prints and colours, Tracy shows us that there’s no reason to mirror the grey, dreary skies of a cold, winter’s day in your winter looks. Dare to show a pop of colour.
Personally, I can’t wait to see how our talented South African designers will interpret this season’s trends in our own Fashion Week’s. Waiting with baited breath.



Ms Zanna

Rachel Roy Brings Us Shoes

Ask any female, worth her salt, who Manolo Blahnik is and she’s likely to tell you in breathless, gushy excitement that Blahnik is the premier shoes designer. She’ll probably tell you that his shoes are not just shoes; his shoes are Art – with a capital A. He is the master.

Monolo Blahnik Shoes
Manolo Blahnik Shoes

Rachel Roy

Now imagine studying at the feet of the master? That’s exactly what fashion designer Rachel Roy did and so it comes as no surprise that she chose to walk a mile in his shoes. (I couldn’t resist the shoes adage, forgive me.) Roy, who is best known for sportswear, accessories and sneakers in her lower-tier line will debut her footwear for her high-end line in August. The line will feature mid-range to high-end priced footwear.


Rachel Roy

Rachel Roy Shoes
Rachel Roy Shoes

I anxiously wait Roy’s offering to us fashionistas and hopefully, they’ll be made available online to South African fashionistas, because judging from the pictures and her history with Monsieur Blahnik, this line is sure to be a stunner.



Ms Zanna