Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Artist Spotlight

Ever heard of one of the most influential fashion stylist in the game Andrea Lieberman? If you haven't you've been living under a rock! Lieberman has been responsible for creating the looks of iconic stars such as Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Diddy, and Mary J. Blige. Her aesthetic is very bohemian chic meets the street. Crafting looks for over 10 years, she now has taken the reigns as creative director with a jewelry line with Mouawad and a clothing line A.L.C. which both can be found at Barneys New York. For more info on Lieberman check out her work at and

Fall Fashion for les femmes

Rick Owens Croc Leather Vest

McQ Alexander McQueen Skirt
Alexander McQueen "Marilyn Monroe" T-Shirt
Nicholas Kirkwood Mules

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Avant fashion for the Men'zes Part 1

Okay, Men's post the next day..... more like 2 days later! LOL. My men's picks this fall are the Charles & 1/2 Jersey Sleeve Jacket ($98) at and the Y-3 Honja Painted Striped High ($248) at Very edgy men's pieces, sure to stick out in your fall wardrobe!!! More men's to come................

Monday, August 10, 2009

Haute Summer

I love Cassie!! I cant help it, her style is so effortless! Burnout tee, hot pants, Giuseppe Zanotti wedges. Singer or not, she's still my B-I-T-C-H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Ladies!!

The big trend in womens shoes this fall is the "Hooker/Stripper Boot". Criteria for the shoe is as follows: It needs to have a heel least 5"in, platform sole at 2"in high or more and be in a bold colorway. The shoe above is by Giuseppe Zanotti and retails for $825 from While the price will burn a hole in your g-string, TRUST the girl walking in these boots will earn all her money during the "nightshift". I haven't forgot about my fellas, I will have a Men's post up tomorrow!

The French Revolution

First Karl, then Stella & Phoebe, next Paulo and NOW Hannah MacGibbon for Chloe. MacGibbon was appointed creative director of the french house in 2008 since starting with the label in 2001. This is her second collection for Chloe, with looks from the Fall 2009 collection being inspired by illustrations from artist Antonio Lopez. The collection includes blanket coats, peasant blouses, and high waisted trousers. I think of the collection as "Working Girl meets Little House On The Praire!"

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bon Jour!!!!

Welcome to An Avant Guard! This blog is dedicated to all things avant garde, combining fashion, art and culture into a local awareness for your viewing pleasure. Look out for daily features from all walks of life, including everything from fashion editorials to interviews. Time to get with the movement!!!!!