Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
alberta ferretti: mmm dreamy, feminine garden fantasy strolling down a runway in milan. can you think of anything that sounds better? beautiful floral chiffon, lace, and expert tailoring in stunning neutrals and nudes made for an ethereal, breathtaking flurry of bare-faced models floating down the runway in really gorgeous, interesting gladiator sandals.. every bohemian girl's dream. i feel like if i went through my mother's closet from the late 60's and 70's, and got incredibly lucky , i'd emerge with these pieces. super effortless, beyond chic (does milan do anything but super chic?). i am about to fall out of my seat over that little short white lace/chiffon tank dress with the cinched waist. i'd kill for it.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
i'm home from work today, sick...and bored. but this editorial, shot by catherine servel for The Sunday Telegraph totally cheered me up! styled beautifully..i especially love the hair and the red lips. and i love magdalena frackowiak...she's one of my favs!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
the final day of new york fashion week came, and while everyone was exhausted..some of the most beautiful work of the week gave us a better jolt than our lattes did!!!
jeremy laing: the adorable mr. laing said that his inspiration was the flag he sees fluttering every morning outside his bedroom window, and the garment architect took a very bold, iconic image and use it to create an incredibly feminine, but not too literal, collection. flag chic, if you will. the cuts of the dresses and tops are billowing and flowing, but tailored sharply in certain places so as not too lose the shape of a woman's body. a few dresses had thoughtful cutouts along the small of the back or along the stomach, exposing the delicateness of the areas, and then a few had a micro-mini 'band' of fabric hugging the hips..again giving a girl some shape amongst the artful draping. and only jeremy laing can mix leather and linen..honestly. my personal favorite is the well-draped grey almost-grecian minidress with the pop of coral silk along the right shoulder. i think it's super chic, really flattering, and edgy without losing it's femininity. bravo, jeremy laing. it was in my top 3 this week, no contest!
oscar de la renta: total red carpet glamour. like...there's nothing else to say about OdLR. the legend showed about 64 looks for what closed up new york fashion week for most people, but it's the ball gowns that totally shut it down. the structure..my goodness. the details...unreal. the swandown skirt on that cocktail dress made even sarah jessica parker literally swoon in her front row seat. throughout the show, the models carried carnations in their handbags, a charming touch, and even some of the ball gowns had a carnations worked into them. and miss karlie kloss, who closed the show...whew. girl can walk.
well..that wraps nyfw up! what a crazy 8 days! some beautiful clothes, a whole lot of white, and some wonderful collections from some up and comers, showing lots and lots of promise! highlights from london, milan, and paris will surely be coming. these four weeks are like the Olympics for us fashion slaves...
much much love!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
day seven and the amazing just kept coming.....
michael kors: michael kors is the king of american sportswear, and the cfda lifetime achievement award winner put out a cheery, well-tailored collection that made the uptown, front row gals squirm with excitement. the slouchy but flattering pants are easy breezy summertime, weekends in the montauk, and i love that he paired even the most unexpected outfits with the luggage brown belt (he even belted swimsuits! genius!). most refreshingly, however, is the fact that his collection isn't all white. the magenta gown with the thigh high split is beautiful cut and wearable for women of many ages (given they're still doing squats and leg lifts!), and the lavender tiered, ruffley dress is literally perfection. sportswear isn't my thing, in the least, but that flouncy purple dress is everything i could ever want from an easy day-to-dinner dress.
marchesa: are there even words, really? marchesa, season after season, gives us red-carpet stunners. georgina and keren are two of the most creative and talented designers alive, and every girl in the world would absolutely die to wear one of their dresses. i like, literally can't write a review on this presentation because there's nothing to say except... it's perfection. their draping techniques, the asian influence, hand-painted details, and the kind of bead-work that brings most women to their knees...it all comes together to create unique, insanely gorgeous, and show-stopping gowns. there isn't anything marchesa makes that i wouldn't wear. i'd wear it to the office..i don't care. the dresses are works of art that deserve to be appreciated and loved..and this collection just further reinforces their place at the front of the pack of the fashion elite.