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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