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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

Snow White-ism

24 Oct

It’s been a long time since I posted. Rest assured the fashion gods will be punishing me for my negligence. Let’s jump into NYC Fashion Week.

One of the interesting shows I saw in NYC was the Isabella Tonchi line. It’s a fairly simple, subtle line. She brings thoughtful patterns and prints to the table that I think are worth discussing. Here are a few looks from her NYC show. Please excuse the back seat position I had to take these from…

What we see here is the detail of the material in the first outfit and the interesting print in the second shift dress. She is making a statement using only a small color pallet of whites, golds, and blacks. It’s very traditional, very simple. But it is extremely elegant and effectively draws the eye to its intricacies. The shoe is a masculine-inspired golden oxford, combined with the uber-elegant ensemble. Note the open vest in the first outfit that comes below the matching skirt. Interesting choice. We’ll see where that will take us in the spring.

More to come – stay tuned!

Fashion Week-ism

9 Sep

Happy fashion week! What are YOU going to wear? I’ve been arranging and re-arranging my outfits on a daily basis for about a month now. This is, after all, the mecca for fashion lovers in NYC. My favorites from today’s line-up include Christian Siriano and Verrier. Here are a few past pieces from their collections that I love. Will post pieces from their new collection as they emerge. And I will be regularly reporting on fashion week from inside, both here and on twitter so STAY TUNED!