Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fashion Week Obsessions- NYC



At JILL STUART I found this frock to be quite adorable, it’s simple, romantic, yet dramatic. I don't know, it just has a fairy tale element to it, and every girl wants to be a princess; a modern day one that is. Now, ALTAZURRA spoke to me, since I am a sucker for 70s goddess look. His collection was a nice break from the 80s, very relaxed and earthy yet glam.

    11111111 DDDDDFFFFPANNA SUI.....................................................-.BCBG BY MAX AZRIA

ANNA SUI was impressive! The feel was prep girl turns to psychedelics and joins a circus. The prints and color combinations were so full of life, that you are just immediately drawn to it. At BCBG, there was a lot of bodycon, bright colors, a little mesh, and prints = a lot of clubbing outfits; but hey, a girls gotta go out on the town and look stylish while she's at it! This dress is sexy, it’s fun, and I’d wear it!


MARC JACOBS, there’s a reason for his mega stardom status, he is plain and simple a fashion genius; it's like his creativity flow never stops. This season, he went in a completely different direction, very contrasting from his previous fall collection which was harsher and predominantly dark. (Just as amazing) The collection felt theatrical, dreamy, very Edwardian, and evoked lots of drama! The pieces were beautifully detailed, with ruffles (makes me so happy) scalloped sequins, and pearls. I adore the ruffled pink shorts, I'm also a big fan of the delicate sheer legging, and my must have-item is that navy ruffled blazer!!!!!! God, I need in my life, NOW! I don't care I'll wear it any season!


And more MARC! Of the latest collections, this was his most vibrant one. I thought it was soo fun, the styling was on point—very cool with the bunny ear bows, and it was a very young, and flirty. The pink and orange dress definitely my fave! It brought me back to my childhood, I used to decorate everything with orange and pink and ever since loved the color combination, but kept it kinda secret because I knew it wasn't very fashionable, but leave it to Marc to make it all that chic!  (Note: other designers tried but It didn't work like at House of Holland)

DVF........................................................................0000000...                             CAROLINA HERRERA

At the DVF show it was a fabulous continuation of the nomad theme, it had the luxury air yet free spirited feel that Diane Von Furstenberg is known for creating. The tribal inspired looks fit right into spring perfectly. The first look, with the printed dress, embroided see-through vest is the epitome of boho-glam! Rich, bright yellow is one of my colors of choice as the weather gets warmer, and this version of summery yellow dress is to die-for, period. Love the draping, the richness of the color, and the playing of the length. Also, bonus points for styling it with a necklace that has specks of turquoise. (I have an obsessesion with turquoise and yellow color combination). Let’s move on to CAROLINA HERRERA, what a beautiful show, as usual! Conservative, although this time it felt younger and more relevant. The satin jumpsuit is an example of glamour at its finest.

ALEXANDER WANG..............................................  ----444444444                                                     CHARLOTTE RONSON

ALEXANDER WANG had a great take on his theme of American sportswear, I could see the football inspiration, in particular I loved his play on the leatherheads--yes I am not ready to give up my leather quite yet, but I really like the idea of lighting it up for fall. The motorcycle jacket is off course one of his signature looks, and he did it again, and I'm liking it! (Think blue croc and leather craze). Wang's approach on the new American basics has that wanted edge with ease. At CHARLOTTE RONSON I found the collection to be quite lovely, it had the downtown vibe with some sophistication. Her clothes are very much in sync with what young women want to wear… The collection had a lot of those ruched sheer tights? I don’t exactly know what they are, I’ve seen them a lot in Spring collections; i need  some! I call them ruched Spanxs, as a joke, but really Spanx should capitalize on this trend, cause then if they accidentally show, they won't longer be a fashion no-no. 

ZAC POSEN..........................................................GGGGGG                                           GGGOSCAR DE LA RENTA

ZAC'S collection was very entertaining! He worked with prints magnificently, and used these pop art brooches in his designs that were the perfect addition; it made the clothes fun. The one-shoulder black dress is amazing; it's not just another black dress! That cut-out is divine! OSCAR DE LA RENTA had the usual beautifully crafted dresses, and this time it included a lot a separates. That safari cropped jacket is so chic! Safari looks when done right, always win my heart.

MICHAEL KORS--------------------------------GG               GGGG                    -       GGGDEREK LAM----------  TORY BURCH

MICHAEL KORS, I admire the fact that his clothes always take you to a trip somewhere luxe and relaxing, some jet set location where you can live it up or relax by the beach. Love the icy cool colors that with sun glowing skin create that an eye-catching contrast! The silhouettes were very architectural and impacting, and had a mod reference. The hot pant suite at DEREM LAM caught my eye, the blazer is perfect, sailor look: approved. Lastly, TORY BURCH was full of wearable clothes like the outfit pictured above, which is exactly the kind of outfit I like to wear why running errand around town, chic, casual, but luxed up and fashionable.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fashion Cocktail article I never published so I thought I'd share it..

It’s all about the mix—of high and low fashions that is. As the saying goes, “Don’t wear all your labels at once.” well, it’s no fun, and in these economic times very good advice. So, here’s the lowdown on what to splurge and what to save on this fall. When it comes to accessories I say splurge, you can always count on the right accessories to bring an outfit from dull to fabulous. This fall, bags were kept simple yet chic making them durable and timeless, while shoes were decadent and just simply irresistible (think thigh-highs & booties). Now, when it comes to clothes invest in key pieces like a boyfriend blazer, a great motorcycle jacket to keep you warm and casual this fall, or perhaps a great cocktail dress. The key is to spend your money on pieces that you can wear for numerous occasions and feel comfortable in—quality over quantity is always the principle. As for saving there are great options to get those daring, fun, and fashionable styles without breaking the bank, luckily we can count on stores like Topshop, H&M and Mango among others to deliver those affordable fashion cravings. (As you can see I’m obsessed with European affordable fashions)This season designers drew inspiration from past decades like the 40’s and 80’s, therefore it’s a great idea to pay a visit to local vintage stores were you are sure to find treasures for a good




Fendi Peek-a-boo patent tote 3,450, 2.Michael Kors Necklace, $700.00 Balmain Leather Jacket, $12,995 4. Stella McCartney pierced leather otk boot $1,595, 5. Rodarte dress,, price upon request: . 6.Alexander Wang Coco Duffel $850.00, 7 . Black shoulder dress, available at H&M stores this fall. 8.Croc and gold bangles, $39.90, 9.Checkered pencil skirt, $70.00 10. Purple denim, available this fall at H&M stores. 11. Kate Moss for TopShop jacket $250.00,

I find that the chicest people are those that can put together an outfit within minutes by grabbing a couple of high fashion essentials and mixing them up with affordable fashions in their closets. For example, who can forget how effortlessly chic Sharon Stone looked during the 1996 Oscars, when she redefined evening glamour by pairing a charcoal turtleneck from Gap with a floor-length Valentino skirt. Everyone, from fashionable celebs like Ashley Olsen, Chloe Sevigny, Sienna Miller, and Kate Moss to our very own first lady Michelle Obama embrace this style philosophy. Let’s take Michelle Obama, who stands out with her modern elegance, is known for pairing J.Crew and Gap classics with pieces like Azzedine Alaia belts, Thakoon coats, Lanvin dresses, or Jimmy Choo heels to set some examples. It works for them as they each personalize this philosophy and apply it to their own style aesthetic—but I find that ultimately it is a way to have fun with fashion.

  • Michelle Obama wearing a Talbots Dress with a Sonia Rykiel belt.

    I was watching The Rachel Zoe Project earlier today,( the Bravo show about the celeb stylist) and in this episode Zoe mentions she’d like to be buried in head to Chanel, Initially my reaction was, “Oh how perfect.” I thought, being a diehard Chanel fan, but now I might have a second thought on that… Anyhow, for now, I only want to think about the near future, and as much as I love summer weather I cannot wait for fall to fully kick in so I can casually walk down the streets wearing my latest acquisition, a vintage menswear tailored navy YSL jacket, with perhaps a striped sailor dress from American Apparel, and well ideally I’d pair with a pair of to die-for Hussein Chalayan over the knee boots that I’m trying to get my hands on!

    • Alexa Chung wearing a Phillip Lim Top & H&M Skirt. Left: Hussein Chalayan Fall  09 Boots.