Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Favorites From New York Fashion Week A/F '13

Alexander Wang


It's hard to ever doubt Alexander Wang's genius. For this A/W collection he really showed his strong points by using different textures and fabrics together. The outerwear in this collection was to die for; glossy leathers, fluffy wool, and amazing furs lead my mind straight to the luxury of his brand. His signature sleek-cool look was continued through his statement shoulder look in the collection. 

Diane von Furstenburg


There might not be anything that makes me happier than seeing 70's glam on the runway. Diane von Furstenburg took it to a whole new level with metallic animal skins, print mixing, and fur details. Not only is the collection very wearable, its sleek and can be very sophisticated. I love how she incorporated her signature wrap dress and added suede to it. Now who is going to get me that metallic snake skin blazer?!

Ralph Lauren

I loved this collection because of the not-so-usual road Ralph Lauren took when creating his story for his collection. With a twist between chic and sailor, I see a lot of potential for this collection for department store buyers. He started out with a black and white monochromatic color palette and smoothly transitioned into velvet dresses of oxblood, blue, and purple. The evening gowns at the end were nothing short of elegant and luxurious and will sure be seen on the red carpets soon to come.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Plain White Tee Taken to New Levels

Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen are known for their eclectic style. One day it could be a layered  bohemian inspired outfit the next you could seem them in spiked heels with skinny jeans and a leather jacket. Throughout my many years of following their style, there is one thing I have come to notice and it's that they can do magical things with a simple white tee. 

Their website is where their tee imagination was able to come to life and I think it is pure genius. Even in the past couple years you have been able to see the simple tee being adapted to contemporary designers. Here is a list of some great contemporary brands to invest in a white tee from (costing anywhere from about $50 to $130):
T by Alexander Wang
James Perse
KAIN Label
Rag & Bone

1. T by Alexander Wang HERE - $80
2. MOTO Bleach Baxter Skinny Jeans HERE - $80
3. Rag & Bone Kinsey Boots HERE - $595
4. Zara Basic Shopper handbag HERE - $39
5. Nasty Gal Another dimension sunglasses HERE - $40