photo courtsey jak&jilJulia Roitfeld takes Fashionair inside her closet in this video. She names her favorite pieces, models a few outfits, and answers the inevitable question, "What's the best style advice you've gotten from your mom?" Her answer? That it's not just acceptable to mix navy blue and black, but that one should. Even though black and blue combinations dominate the runways - past Vera Wang, Rag & Bone, Armani and Proenza come to mind - there's a hesitation to mix them in real life. In high school, Kate would've said no, but now she loves them together and swears she'll never change her mind. Lauren mixed, though she says everyone thought she was weird, and I honestly can't remember, though now hardly a day goes by that I leave the house without wearing one thing navy and one thing black. It's less a trend question than a classic dilemma, but do you?
Armani Sings The Blues
MILAN--For the last big show of a fantastic week of fashion in Milan, Giorgio Armani wrangled some serious A-list celebrity for his spring show. And we're not talking about Megan Fox, though she looked gorgeous. We're talking about George motherfucking Clooney. A real, bona fide, Carey Grant-esque (in my opinion), movie star. We could hardly blame the crowds outside the venue for letting out screams when he walked through with Elisabetta Canalis. Or blame Elisabetta for whispering in his ear and leaning on his shoulder during the entire show. But enough about George. There were clothes to gawk at, too. Really pretty clothes, all in navy blue. Armani called his show "La Femme Bleue"--a fitting French title for a collection inspired by the Tuaregs of French-speaking North Africa. Set against a projection of sand dunes, the whistling wind audible in the soundtrack, models were styled in silk turbans and sheer wraps for chic protection from the wind and sand. Underneath the wraps, the clothes were hardly desert attire, but layered nonetheless. Tailored suit jackets were paired with skirts over pleat-front pants. A ruffled jelly-fish-like hem, carried over from Emporio Armani, was present on tunic tops. Crystals lent sparkle and texture to the monotone palette. And the finale evening dresses, many of them one-shouldered in thick satin with big bows at the shoulder, were red-carpet-ready. Click through for more looks. **All photos from Style.com