What’s up party people? This is the outfit that I wore today. This simple black blazer is a must-have if you are wanting to try the blazer look. I paired it with a simple tank, black jeans, and those jazzy-toed flats! Today, I stacked up on bangles to edge up the look. Enjoy!
I lllooovvee me some London, London!!!! I was excited to take notes on some of the shows for London Fashion Week. As the smallest in terms of Fashion Week length, LFW sure added more power to those already powerful Spring 2012 collections in New York. Below are some of the collections that I reviewed and my notes. Feel free to comment on looks and get style inspiration! Enjoy!!
Runway photos from style.com
Trenches. Solid color story. Art-like pieces. Braiding. Tailored Anoraks. Christopher Bailey is an artistic genius. Whether it be spring or fall, Bailey does a tremendous job of giving us different versions of the Burberry trench. This season, we could find them in purple, trimmed with braiding, and even still in its classic design. I love the fact that the colors seemed sort of like fall colors, but still had the fun and swing of spring!
Muscle tees. Simplistic. Menswear. Soft pastels. Metallics. 60s Florals. Christopher Kane did an amazing job finding a balance between hard and soft. Most of his pieces had sort of a 60s flare to them, especially when it came to the florals. Kane is known for designing for the diffusion line of Versace, Versus. Now, he’s getting attention as a rising star for his own label!
Button-up shirts. Lady-like silhouettes. Florals and chiffons. Embroidery and lace. To say that I was impressed with Erdem would be an understatement. I was amazed at how the designer was so focused on detailing; from his separates all the way down to the hats. The soft floral dress pictured above would be flattering on any body type. This, as we all know, is so important when it comes to thinking of the customer.
Chiffons. Sheers. Long dresses. Tailored Jackets. Grecian dresses. Separates. Alice Temperley focused on designing for the confident and sexy female. There were pieces ranging from long dresses to silk tops that a ton of women would want to wear. I would wear every one of the looks pictured above, and when you want to wear everything a designer presents to you, I’d say that’s pretty impressive. I encourage everyone to take a peek at this collection if you love easy, sexy, and feminine fashion.
I’m really feelin’ the love for vests right now. A simple black vest can go a long way when it comes to pairing it with items in your wardrobe. I love my dark skinny jeans and I adore a grey tee. I am wearing one of my favorite necklaces and my double ring again! To top it off, I am rockin’ one of my FAVORITE bags! Enjoy!
Part 3 of NYFW! I worked hard at creating the look for these collage-like images, so I hope you all enjoy them!
Runway photos from style.com
Sporty athletic separates. Vibrant ocean tones. Mesh. Leather. Alexander Wang is known for being a designer who loves his edgy, downtown woman. I appreciate how Alexander always stays true to his type of woman, and this collection was no exception. That leather dress (pictured above) is a stunner!!!
Christian Siriano has come a long way from his Project Runway days. While his couture-like aethestic is still seen in some of the pieces throughout this collection, I was happily surprised to see that his simplistic pieces were just as powerful.
Cushnie et Ochs is certainly a talented design team. I am obsessed with their tailored dresses! With pieces already residing in iconic retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, I look forward to seeing what they do in their next collection.
Feminine separates. Voluminous skirts. Soft pinks. Kiwi green. Floral prints. Sheers. No wonder Jason Wu is a favorite of Michelle Obama. This collection was cohesive and energizing. I was also impressed when reading that Wu collaborated with a graffiti artist. I am sure that Wu’s voluminous skirts like those of Oscar de la Renta will be appearing in fashion editorials.
Jazz Age. Beading and embellishments. Flappers. Menswear. Silks. Pastels. Ralph Lauren certainly proved why he is one of America’s favorite designers with this collection. I love anything to do with the Jazz Age, so I appreciated how some of the looks paid homage to that era. Although the inspiration was clearly retro 1920s, the collection still managed to be modern.
Range of separates. Nod to the 60s. Loafers. Polka dots. Sequins and stripes. Tory Burch was successful in her first RTW collection. I can see pieces in the collection that a lot of women would want to buy. Need an example? Check out the sequined striped skirt above.
The great thing about blazers is that you can pair it with anything! This is one of my favorite blazers, so you might be seeing it quite often on this blog (meaning all the time)! I opted for a black tee and black jeans to emphasize the blazer more. I topped the look off with a necklace, red mini clutch, leopard heels, and my other favorite, a double ring!
Hey friends! Here is Part 2 of New York Fashion Week. I took some notes of my own (which I do every season!) and posted them below these collages. I had fun creating these collages from scratch! Cohesion is a major part of a collection and I feel that the designers below did a great job at being cohesive. While viewing the looks, jot down the look you would want to rock and see what in your own wardrobe can help you get this look.
Runway looks from style.com.
Plastics. Sequined separates. Range of colors. Mixture of textures. Layered skirts. These are some of the things that described MJ’s Spring 2012 collection. With talks of Jacobs possibly moving to Dior, I say that the designer did a great job of not losing focus on his own fun aesthetic. I am OBSESSED with the mint green sweatshirt in the middle!
Fresh color palette. Sheers. Asymmetrical skirts. Peplum-like tops. Jackets. The perfectionist that is Narciso Rodriguez impressed me with his deconstructed but sophisticated collection. After watching a short documentary on Rodriguez, one can see how this collection is a creative opposite of his prior collections.
Leather Jackets. Checkered prints. Vibrant colors story. Very sporty. Color blocking. Fun. Nicole Miller really put on a show with this collection. I really appreciate how she took the fun of something like sports and turned it into an edgy collection. If you are looking to give your wardrobe a jolt of energy, look no further than Nicole Miller.
Oscar de la Renta:
Voluminous skirts. Black and white lace. Tweed. Kiwi green. High-waisted pants. Soft tulle. Woman friendly. GOOD GOODNESS! This is what you call a show! Every look in this collection made you want more, and I think that this is so important as a designer. Oscar de la Renta is a legend himself, but the way this collection kept my attention would definitely make it legendary in my book. I know for a fact that those voluminous skirts (like the one pictured above) will be making its editorial debut in the near future.
Purple. Sheers. Laser cuts. Paint strokes. Leather. Flutter sleeves. Did I mention Purple? Prabal Gurung has certainly impressed the fashion world (and made my prediction of purple being big for the spring a reality). The balance between feminine and artistic strengthened Gurung’s statement of being one of the next great designers.
Tailored Jackets. Mesh. Stripes. Asymmetry. Darker color palette for spring. Florals. Proenza Schouler is known for being innovative in the fashion world. Jack and Lazaro know who their customer is, what she wears, and what she likes. This collection will surely be in her closet come next spring.
Easy dresses. Hats. Calm colors. Florals. Simple stripes. White jumpsuits. Tracy Reese always does a great job of knowing dressing women. Her dresses are cute. Her fabrics make sense. Her style is fresh. If you want feminine silhouettes and easy pieces, go Tracy Reese.
OK friends! I plan to really amp up the blog this week. Something that I think would be cool to add to the blog is my Polyvore sets! Polyvore is such an addictive site! It offers creative individuals the chance to be their own stylists! I encourage everyone who loves fashion to check it out! Here is one of my sets serving as an outfit inspiration for this week. Check it out below!
As some of you may know, New York Fashion Week took place this last week. With Fashion’s Night Out starting things off, fashionistas near and far were anticipating the new trends for Spring 2012. New York City is iconic for being the fashion capital of the world, and this fashion week definitely supported this idea. From what I noticed in reviewing multiple collections, the ultimate goal was to keep spring fashion fresh. I noticed a variety of fresh yellows, greens, blues, and purples (which I predicted!). One color that I thought was interesting to see for the spring season was brown. From Derek Lam to Michael Kors, brown truly seemed to be the up and coming hue for spring. Check out the photos below to study some of the looks yourself. Stay tuned for part 2 of my New York Fashion Week review! Until then, stay stylish!
I’m on tumblr! Being on every other social media site, it was just a matter of time before I got a tumblr. I really want this blog to be a fun, unique, and creative experience that people want to be a part of. The primary focus of this blog is fashion, but I plan on focusing more on just photos of what I wear and what other people wear. So if you like incoming news about the industry, I hope you won’t be disappointed! Who knows? You may get to see some of my illustrations (it is called The Street Illustrator, n’est-ce pas?)!