Archive for the ‘runway’ Category

Dior Barbie

July 9, 2009

Am I the only one who had flashbacks of the original Barbie from 1959 when I saw this little Dior Couture number?

Dior Couture & Original Barbie

Dior Couture & Original Barbie

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AE Studios Launch

June 30, 2009
Juan Carlos Pinto, "Zebra"

Juan Carlos Pinto, "Zebra"

AE Studios in Long Island City, Queens held a launch party  on Saturday night in collaboration with Arte News Publishing Magazine. The evening opened with an art exhibit and ended with a fashion show of up and coming designers.

With almost a dozen great artists on exhibit, my favorite artist was Juan Carlos Pinto. He showed a collection of mosaic pieces made out of Metro Cards like the one pictured on the right, titled “Zebra.”

The fashion show opened with Lola’s Rags, a collection of vintage-inspired lingerie by designer Lourdes Urriola, also known as Raquel. The elegant robes, bralets, and bottoms flowed beautifully down the runway in pastel shades of pink and green. The designs came in a variety of cuts, each with its own unique flair.  The looks were complete with handmade jewelry from Harlow in Chains and gorgeous 20’s style hair accessories from Esperanza NYC.

Lola's Rags

Lola's Rags

Lola's Rags

Lola's Rags

Lola's Rags

Lola's Rags

Lola's Rags

Lola's Rags

Natalini was next, with a collection of  classic accessories paired with black outfits.

The last designer was Sonu Dullo, showing the latest collection from her line, Saya. The collection is contemporary with Indian influences and fabrics. Balmain-esque, fitted mini dresses were the highlight of the collection- beautiful from both the front and the back, with intricate details and open-backed cuts.

Saya

Saya

Saya

Saya

Saya

Saya

Saya

Saya

Paris Spring Couture 2009

January 28, 2009

Spring is in full swing in Paris and the runways are full of beautiful couture designs! Chanel was showing black and white designs with plenty of lace, sequins, and a tripping model. Armani Privé added in some color, florals and metallics and Christian Dior exhibited all of the above plus voluminous skirts and details inside and out. Trend alert: Head pieces, florals, and structured jackets paired with skirts were shown all around.  Black, white, a mix of metallics and a few bright colors made the cut.

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chanel

Chanel

Chanel Couture 2009

Chanel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armani Prive

Armani Prive

Armani Prive

Armani Prive

Fashion Week 2008- Dresses

September 9, 2008

Dresses Dresses Every- WEAR!

The weekend brought in some of the top designers and more spring trends. Dresses overshadowed shorts, pants and skirts in almost every collection. Starting from left to right:

*Words in bold are trends that were seen in shows throughout the weekend and Monday

Abaete showed a blue and white oragami-inspired dress with a contrasting colored waist and the look was worn with navy tights.

Rock & Republic presented a one-shoulder ruffled top dress in black.

Donna Karan sent her thick eyebrowed models down the runway in polka dots and patterned dresses.

Tracy Reese is bringing this fall’s lace trend into Spring 2009 with a delecate nude and black dress.

Peter Som‘s magenta and orange, sweetheart neck, bustier dress would be perfect for a day at the racetracks next spring!

Max Azria for Herve Leger dresses were updated versions of his “bandage” dresses. Still form fitting, but with thinner straps and metallic colors like this silver one.

Diane Von Furstenburg’s collection was full of pattern dresses and flowing hair pieces in oranges and reds.

 

 

 


Fashion Week- Spring Style 2009

September 6, 2008

New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week kicked off yesterday with big names like BCBGMAXAZRIA, Perry Ellis and Nicole Miller. So far, it looks like spring is going to be all about interesting necklines, grecian-inspired flowing fabrics, and an interesting mix of black, grey, purple and orange palettes. Mini and Maxi dresses were shown in most of the shows with strappy sandals in every color. Below are some of my favorites from the first day of Fashion Week:

 

 

BCBG Max Azria styled a one strap dress over a striped shirt dress, creating a feminine but casual look with yellow gladiator heels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above left, Michael Angel used a beautiful pattern of greys, black and purple to create this sweeping dress. Nicole Miller created the patterned dress on the right that hugs the lines of the body a little more than Micheal Angel’s Dress. Flowing styles like these have already been seen by multiple designers during the first day of fashion week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCBG Max Azria also showed this red, draped mini dress. The bottom is similar to some of the styles he has shown in his Herve Leger lines. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Week continues through next Friday so check back for more great highlights!

Best Contest. Ever.

July 14, 2008

Please visit: http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/us/en/contest.aspx 

to enter to win a chance to see and Alexander McQueen show at Paris Fashion week next winter! In case you forgot how amazing his shows are, there is a video running on that site to remind you. Also- if you win, you are taking me!

BCISS

A Dark Cloud Comes Over Our Closets

April 30, 2008

I have gladly worn dresses the last 3 summer seasons. Form flattering, fun, and comfortable, dresses are a great way to show off femininity and a great pair of heels. Unfortunately, the fashion gods have officially declared their doom. According to the fashion editors, stylists, and designers who make and create trend forecasts, dresses will officially drop off of the style radar by the end of August. The styles that will be replacing the dresses are going to be more tailored with wide leg pants, and a continuance of the high waist on bottoms. One of my favorite outfits I have seen in this style was by Ralph Lauren. This look was created for his 40th anniversary line. While most of us will not be wearing this tuxedo-like style, this outfit emphasizes the feel of fall fashion. If you just aren’t ready to let go and are still looking for a dress to wear this spring or summer, go for small floral prints. 

 

Happy Belated Fashion Week/ Valentines Day/Birthday

February 24, 2008

So, the last few weeks have been busy. Fashion week has moved from NY to London and landed in Milan, but I didn’t even cover the

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 second half of the week in Bryant Park!

Calvin Klein showed a palette of greys and navy blues. Most of his styles had a touch of sheen or an interesting neck line. The dress to the rig

ht was a more simple style. I feel like it could be fierce if dressed down with a pair of dark grey suede boots that hit right above the knees and a motorcycle cut leather jacket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Karan showed her collection on Friday, February 8th. Her collection included greens, burnt oranges, blacks and florals.

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Michael Kors also showcased some beautiful colors, like the golden dress above, on February 6th.

The rest of his collection included purples, greens, and lush browns. Instead of feathers, like many designers had in their collections, Kors used fur for enhanced texture in some of his styles.

Monique Lhuillier had both feathers and rhinestone details in her runway styles. She also had fur detail on cuffs and linings of her jackets.

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After all of the designs made their way down the runway, I determined a few must-haves for next fall:
  1. Black ankle boots (& black tights)
  2. Jackets with different arm length cuts and of varying colors; greys, blues, yellows, oranges or a delicate floral print in a darker color.
  3. Feathers or Fur, if you can afford it, on your evening wear
  4. Tops with different necklines; one strap, v-neck, and sweet heart
  5. A detailed black clutch & a wide waist belt

As for the belated Valentines/Birthday post…

I spent Valentines weekend in New York, shopping, walking from Soho to midtown, shopping, wishing I had more money for shopping, and celebrating Valentine’s Day and my birthday! I got two great buys:

HarrietThe Guess “Harriet” shoe in Gold Patent leather. They are actually more of a champagne/nude color. I have been trying to find a pair of nude shoes all over the internet within my price range (although I would really love some Louboutin nude peep toes) so I was very happy to stumble upon these in Guess.

 

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses courtesy of some generous birthday money!

 

It was a great weekend and I can’t wait to go back to the Big Apple in March… maybe by then I will save up enough money to buy a dress with a full skirt, my favorite trend for this spring! 

 

Donna Karan Dress by: Donna Karan

It’s Fashion Week… Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

February 5, 2008

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC started on Friday morning and dozens of the best designers in the world have already sent their Fall 2008 collections down the runway. While many news outlets have been plugging the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection which was modeled by A-List celebrities to support and promote women’s heart health, there have been countless other newsworthy shows and designs. Here are a few…

5Saturday Morning Abaete got classy with a midnight blue strapless cocktail dress anda beautiful sweetheart neckline. The rest of the collection featured other dark blues, blacks and whites with many skirts (hitting just above the knees) and some three quarter sleeved jackets

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Diane Von Furstenberg showcased this beautiful feather dress beneath a more casual blazer, mixing browns and blaks. Both feathers and tailored jackets have made multiple appearances in fall collections this week.

     
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On Friday, Nicole Miller let us know that we’re in for yet another fall/winter season of tights, patent leather, and ankle boots in 2008. Many designers layered up with jackets and different sleeve lengths.
And finally, my favorite so far this week has been Herve Leger by Max Azria. The collection of  dresses was virtually flawless and 100% wearable. Feathers
 reappeared (with even some of the models bangs set to look like feathers) along with horizontal stripes in a visibly constructed style and some very subtle florals. 10
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Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen & many more to come during this excitingfashion week!


Spring Fashion 2008: Taste the Rainbow

January 20, 2008

Oscar De La Renta Spring 2008If you didn’t jump onto the trend of bright yellows towards the end of this summer, you have another chance coming up. Spring fashions have hit the ground running and just about the only color that wasn’t used repeatedly was black. Reds, oranges, every shade of green, bright blues, and even greys were spotted repeatedly flashing down spring preview runways.  

The spring 2008 ready-to-wear pictures were part of a style.com lookbook

Zac Posen Spring 2008 Ready-To-Wear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The red dress is a Zac Posen design and the white blouse with sky blue skirt is by Oscar De La Renta. Both are from spring 2008 ready-to-wear collections. Note the silver shoes and simple slicked back hair styles on both models. Silver sandals and other silver accessories will be especially functional with the colorful season ahead. Simplicity and toned down beauty were also prominent on the runway, allowing the clothes to make the colorful statements this spring.

Nine West Heech These silver gladiator style wedges would look great with jeans or capris…

Nine West Heech Sandal

$92.95 on Zappos

  

Colorful accessories can compliment the colors you are already wearing or become the colorful accents to a simpler outfit.

Alexis Bittar Pyramid Stud Hinge BraceletAlexis Bittar Pyramid Stud Hinge Bracelets

$165.00 each at Nordstrom

Even just one of these in a brighter color could liven up an outfit, but the blue and green ones are particularly appealing.

Francesco Biasia 'Ruth' Soft Satchel

 

 

 

 

This yellow purse is gorgeous and I would be perfect with any spring day outfit!

Francesco Biasia ‘Ruth’ Soft Satchel

$478.00 at Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, I found a fire orange clutch from Nine West for nights out on the town. I don’t usually like orange, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for fashion, and I do like this bright hue.  

Nine West Foldover Clutch

 $59.00 and get it while it’s hot because these don’t ship until April 30th!

Fold Over Clutch, ships 4/30