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Fashion Week-ism

15 Feb

So we’ve nearly reached the end. It”s impossible to tackle the whole big fat mess of new styles shown this week, so here are my notables:

From the elegant and romantic Monique Lhuillier:

These beautiful looks sum up a few of the main points from this week: conservative, 1950s feel with longer hemlines and tight, hourglass silhouettes; sparkling metallic accents; an elegant, ruffled flare at the waist; the color of love.

From the epitome of class, Vera Wang:

We’ve got fur accents, neutral tones, sheer fabrics, lower hemlines, simple platform and peep toe booties, and a drop waist, reminiscent of the olden days. Sheer elegance, sheer femininity.

From the always unpredictable Alice + Olivia:

Hello, 1970s. Flare legs, bright color blocks to offset the neutrals, pantsuits with metallic sparkles, a nod to the glamorous 1920s with a modern shape, and bright platform mary janes with plenty of fur accents.

From hipster eccentric Rag + Bone:

The look is 70s style meets plaid meets eskimo chic meets color blocks and tweed, with an ever-present nod to menswear. Oh ya, and the oxford is still in.

Finally for today, my girl DVF:

We’ve entered the city of Oz. Bright colors in 70s style, with wide leg cropped pants,fur, cutout tops, XXL Sunnies to match, fun(ky) fabrics, metallic accents, long hemlines, and the color of love baby. With some simple platform boots. What a show.

It’s been a long week. Stay tuned for more decoding to come.

* all photos via nymag.com

Metallic-ism

26 Jan

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

Excuse me, the reflection off of your tin dress is blinding. Such is the price of high fashion. Just don’t ride around in the front seat at night for fear of headlight reflection on unsuspecting passersby.

Amp up the heavy metal with some serious glow this spring. Take these head turners from the spring 2011 runway:

via NY Mag

First contender: shining blazer from the lovely Balmain. A nice touch, wearable, and tres chic. LOVE. Next up is this striking number in this blue/purple/plum in a pretty classic shape by Thakoon. LIKE. Last we have the future costume of the Tin Man’s wife, via Rodarte, complete with matching socks-in-sandals and golden lips. LEAVE. This is why we take the term Ready to Wear with a grain of salt. Fashion is art, after all.

What this means for us: Get your glow on. Love the metallic. Embrace it. Let your soul shine through. And have fun with sparkles. Sometimes the inner 6 year old in us needs a chance to play.

For something you might one day find in your closet, check out these more pocket-friendly alternatives:

 

1) Alice + Olivia Elyse Metallic Blazer casual, neutral, fitted, and sparkling. Play this up big time both casually and with formal wear
2)Madewell Addison Pleated Tulip Skirt the color is great but not too striking. This really pops off black tights.
3)BCBGeneration Strapless Metallic Dress girl’s got to have her playthings.