Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We Haven't Forgotten About Spring!

With fall fashions coming in, its hard to remember what the current season is. Unless you live in 80 degree weather like me you might need a little remember. Because since it is the first week of spring, I wanted to take a quick look at spring trends to look for when you update your wardrobe for the new season. More specifically, I wanted to move away from designer prices and move towards prices you can afford! 
Top Shop Pastel Geometric Dress - 40
Top Shop Pastel Split Sandal Wedges - 176
Urban Outfitters Hawk Claw Necklace - 20
Top Shop Tribal Print Shorts - 60
Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal High Neck Mod Dress - 49
Thread Sense Keeping Pace Tribal Necklace - 25
Dark Angel
Rebecca Minkoff - 225 
Top Shop Petite Chain Sleeve - 70

Messeca Ankle-Cross Sandal - 99

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fall 2012 Ruffle Trend Debate

With fall trends flowing in after February fashion weeks, there are some I can agree with and some I definitely question; like most buys and merchandisers. One trend that was released by Women's Wear Daily were the feathers, rosettes, and ruffles seen on the runway during February. However, I found it interesting how they also released an article degrading the trend on celebrities seen in ruffles. Not to confuse you, they didn't agree or disagree with the runway trend, but I do think its interesting how critics are already critiquing the trend before the season starts. 
So lets take a look at both; here are the trends from the runway from Fall 2012:
Moschino (model Cara Delevingne)
Prabal Gurung 
Tory Burch (model Cara Delevingne)

Critiqued celebrity looks with what the should have worn:

Left: Elizabeth Banks in magenta, rosette accented Marc Jacob Right: Is what they said she should have worn, a drape accented Nina Ricci 
Left: Avid McQueen wearer Florence Welch in a spring 2012 Alexander McQueen Right: Another Alexander McQueen in a more conservative fashion.
Left: Kourtney Kardashian in a vintage, ruffle collared dress (starting to look really pregnant!) Right: A great Chanel look-a-like minus the ruffles

So what do you think? Will the ruffles, rosettes, and feather work for fall or was it just a coincidence on the runway...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Trends for Fall 2012: BIG Coats and Cloaks

      With an exciting fashion February over with its time to start gathering the trends. I always find this so interesting how such an array of collections seem to lean towards the same directions with there own personal touch.  I'm really interested to see how these trends trickle down into the mass market! But here are some pictures off the runway...
Dolce & Gabbana
Calvin Klein 
Jil Sander

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fashion Week's Hangbag Frenzy

 I love going through the street style photos after all the fashion weeks are past. You get to observe the same wild fashions experienced worldwide through the month of February. But what I love looking at, are the handbags, because they are always the persons last touch of fabulous to their outfit. 
So here are some of my favorite, some outrageous, handbags from Paris, Milan, NY, and London's Fashion Weeks:
Milan Fashion Week - Coach Bag
Milan Fashion Week 
Milan Fashion Week - Olympia Letan Clutch
Milan Fashion Week - Paula Cademartori bag
Milan Fashion Week - Valentino Bag 
Paris Fashion Week - Kate Spade chocolate bar clutch
Paris Fashion Week - Neils Peerpaer bag and cuffs
Paris Fashion Week 
Paris Fashion Week - Paula Cadamartori bag
New York Fashion Week - Celine Bag
New York Fashion Week - Ferragamo bag
New York Fashion Week - Proenza Schouler 
New York Fashion Week - Reed Krakoff bags
London Fashion Week - Celine bag
London Fashion Week - Issey Miyake bag
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week - Miu Miu Bag
London Fashion Week - Stella McCartney

Photos credited to

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cara Delevingne in All Her Glory

This seasons most seen model on the runway and my personal favorite is Cara Delevingne. Ever since I saw her in the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2012 Ads I adored her. Coming from London she has her own rock-n-roll style that makes her wear clothes well. As Rosie Vogel says, 
     "She's not your typical model in that she's not the standard 5"11- but then neither's Kate Moss. But what she lacks in inches, she makes up for in confidence. She's unique - she has a wonderful versatility to her and a great personality, which is crucial. She's really lively and dynamic and still feels very modern. I like that she has those heavy brows - it adds something very different."
She walked in this season's greatest shows all over the world, which is great for this British lad's career at age 19.
Here are some of my favorite runway walk from her this season:
Chanel during Paris Fashion Week
Burberry Prorsum during London Fashion Week
Paul & Joe during Paris Fashion Week
Rag&Bone during New York Fashion Week
Blumarine during Milan Fashion Week (this collection was outrageous in a bling-tastic kind of way)
Oscar de la Renta during New York Fashion Week
Thakoon during New York Fashion Week
Jason Wu during New York Fashion Week