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From left to right Stanford University San Francisco, Stella McCartney, Prada, Pierre Hardy, Louvre Paris, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Pierre Hardy, Guggenheim NYC

I have been reading some of the fall fashion magazines and one thing that caught my eye was the architectural illusion of the pump. Everyone from environmentally sound Stella McCartney to Louis Vuitton have designed these heels that remind me of great modern buildings around the world.

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I’ve never been a fan of chintzy logo pieces that scream, “Gucci” or “Vuitton!” I usually cringe when I see someone walking towards me with a huge “H” embossed on their belt buckle or a popped collar lined with Burberry’s signature plaid. Don’t get me wrong I love Frida Giannini‘s fall/winter ’08 interpretation of the chic bohemian in skinny black embroidered pants with tassels (Yes, the skinny pants are here to stay, a keep for your winter wardrobe). But the loud gold horse bit jewelery or kissing reversed “G’s” just make me wonder, “do people love Gucci because of their use of high quality, lustrous textiles or because they can show off their luxury pieces?” My interpretation of luxury? Find a good tailor to adjust classic, minimalistic basics that can be paired up with a signature top with great embellishments or a statement necklace with intricate details. In the end you will feel more luxurious in made to fit quality pieces than walking around as an ad for Vuitton’s, “Joke Line.”

Louis Vuittons, Joke Line courtesy www.kristopherdukes.com

Louis Vuitton's, "Joke Line" courtesy http://www.kristopherdukes.com

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