Rihanna may not have the best taste in men (ie. Chris Brown), but her sense of style is on point. I have been anxiously awaiting the singer turned fashion designer’s new line for River Island and I must say I did enjoy it. The show itself was very edgy and raw with unedited rap music blaring while stick thin models looking mean as hell walked in her clothing. All of the clothing definitely looked like something Rihanna would wear with lots of bare midriffs, sexy high slit dresses, and belly chains. There were a couple of pieces I believe us regular people could rock. Particularly the printed pants and jumpsuits. Those boots were killer too. I have included the video of the show below. If you have trouble finding the link, click on ‘Updates’ and it should take you to the video. I’m really interested in your thoughts on the line. Feel free to comment after you watch.
Well, another mind-blowing NYFW has come to an end……boo! But here’s your chance to review some of the highlights (at least from my perspective) from the past week.
I was blown away by this collection. The colors were so electrifying they almost jumped of the runway. I also admire how Ana Sui always stays true to her hippie-cool aesthetic and does it so well. The models looked like they were having a blast which made me ask myself “would I be having that much fun if I was wearing those clothes?” Guess I’ll have to buy some to find out
Marc Jacobs is always a fan favorite and it’s clear to see why. Besides the fact that his clothes were amazing (as always), the models looked like they were just too cool for school, which I loved! Trends that I observed were pants over dresses, boxy handbags, and those shoes need to get on my feet like right now!
Carolina Herrera is probably the most elegant designer of our time which was exhibited in this Fall collection. Her looks were sleek and modern. I loved the luxurious fur cape and that sequined hooded gown was to die for!
It’s seems to be common for a stylist to receive a lot of skepticism from the fashion industry when they attempt to launch a fashion line, but I don’t think anyone could criticize what Rachel Zoe has been producing. I don’t care what anyone says, her line is solid! Her style is always so current yet she’s able to maintain her flair for vintage. Can we just talk about those baggy leather pants? Oh! And the last look I featured with the turtleneck collar and fingerless gloves….I die!
This designer is new to me but I am totally feeling her vibe. Hanako Maeda is a young Japanese designer who I feel is taking the fashion industry to the next level. Her clothes are a little dark and erie, yet so effortless and cool without the pretense you feel from some other designers. When looking at her clothes, I really feel like they are truly an expression of her which makes me think she’s a really interesting person. I look forward to seeing what interesting creations the future will bring for this young designer.
My frustration with J. Crew is that their runway shows are always so impressive but I never see that cute stuff in the stores!!! Let’s hope this time is different because there a couple of pieces that need to be in my closet. #1 is that fuschia tweed blazer. #2 are those pointy toe pumps. #3 would be the crop pants (both the tweed and the plaid). #4 the floral skirt. We’ll see what happens.
Last but certainly not least! Anyone who knows me knows I don’t leave the house without at least one Tory Burch item on. Needless to say, she is probably my favorite designer. I’m really hoping I can pull off the skirt length that she displayed in this collection. The just below the knee length is so chic but alas, I’m only 5’2″ so I’ll need my big girl shoes for that. Another trend I’m liking is the dark, opaque tights even with pastel dresses. The coat fabrics were so lush and timeless and would definitely be a great investment piece for any wardrobe. I would also like to add to my closet that burgundy purse, the velvet minaudiere with the tassel, and the statement necklaces! Oh, Tory! If you keep this up, I’m going to need a second, third, and fourth job!
Well, I hoped you enjoyed my perspective of NYFW ’13. Again, all photos were from newyork.mbfashionweek.com. Look for my next coverage of NYFW in September. Hopefully, I’ll be writing from inside the tents!
I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for Spring!!! I have been receiving all of these catalogs from my favorite stores and they’re making me yearn for warmer weather and fun bright clothes. It may be too early to break out the floral print shorts but you can go ahead and get your Spring handbag! Celebs such as stylist Brad Goreski are already rockin’ the ‘it’ bag of Spring. The Cambridge Satchel Co bag. It comes in some wonderfully delicious hues, different sizes, and can even be embossed with your initials! I have my eye on the neon pink one. These beauties are now available in the States at Modcloth, J.Crew, and thecambridgesatchelus.com. So, go and get your satchel and be ahead of the game for Spring!
I have begun to venture out from my typical blush color or French manicure routine. I first started by adding some more color like reds, pinks, metallics, and mint! I then came across some fun nail designs I saw on Pinterest and that really got my creative juices flowing. Along with my long time manicurist, we’ve come up with some fun creations. Check these out:
Here are some of the nails trends spotted on some the fashion runways
So, the rules for nails this Spring is that there are no rules. Do you and be creative!
So, I’m happy to have escaped NYC just before Nemo hit, but I’m a sad I missed being at the shows. I’ve been obsessively watching all of the runway shows on-line and I just wanted to share with you guys what I’m digging so far.
BCBG Max Azria
This collection really mastered the art of layering without coming off too grungy. The creamy colors and the dark colors in lighter fabrics kept the looks feminine yet strong.
I don’t even know where to begin! I was so in love with this entire collection! It was so hard to just choose a few looks to feature because I wanted to jump into everything that came down that runway. Her collection totally embodied effortless cool. She dresses the type of woman that every woman wants to be…..including me.
Aside from the beautiful design of all her clothing, what drew me to this collection was her color choices. They were just so vibrant and unexpected for a Fall collection, but I really appreciated the divergence from typical Fall clothing. I loved the interesting geometric prints on her knits, and no one does a whimsical maxi dress like Mara Hoffman. Stunning!
I’m going to have to give this collection the “Best Mix of Prints” award. How she was able to mix florals, animal print, and neon colors, and make it look cool is beyond me. But this totally works! I’m going to use the collection as a guide to mixing prints in my own closet. I’ll post some outfits later, but please don’t judge
Diane Von Furstenberg
DVF collection is such a classic brand and Diane is truly iconic. This collection was everything I expected from DVF. Classic, chic, and subtly sexy. I am a fanatic for those jumpsuits!! They are just so sexy and fun with a touch of 70’s throwback that I just can’t get enough of.
Zac Posen really knows how to dress a lady…..not a woman, but a lady. This collection just oozes sophistication. The silhouette and skirt lengths definitely gave the collection a vintage feel, circa 1940’s. I also appreciated the juxtaposition of menswear inspiration from the tweed with the ultra feminine silhouette of his designs. The gloves and fur collar just really put an exclamation point on the elegance of the whole collection. Love, love, love!!!!
Hope you enjoyed what I’ve shared so far. All photos were from newyork.mbfashionweek.com. Stay tuned for Part 2 later this week. Have you been following NFW? What were your favorite looks?
There are only a few things that can get me up super early on a Sunday morning. First, catching an early flight to an exotic location. Second, a limited edition designer collection at an affordable price! Insert….Prabal Gurung for Target! I arrived right before the doors opened and had my choice of all the wonderful options. I walked a way with one adorable outfit (I will post at a later date) and the printed pumps featured in this outfit post.
I was heading out to my very first book club meeting. We read a very heartfelt novel called “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. It is a story about two teenagers both dealing with their own battles with cancer and ultimately fall in love. It’s not a book I would have typically read, but I think that’s the point of a good book club. It allows you to explore all different types of books and takes you out of your book rut, so to speak. Anyway, I thouroughly enjoyed the book and the discussion with some wonderfully intelligent ladies over brunch and mimosas
Blazer: Old Navy. Tank: Nordstrom. Jeans: Target. Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target. Jewelry: Bloomingdale’s. Watch: Swiss Legend.
I cannot say enough about my first IFB conference. I can honestly say it was everything I hoped for and more. It was such a huge networking opportunity for a new blogger like myself, and I was overwhelmed by how helpful and welcoming my fellow bloggers were. I’ve made some wonderful new friends and connections. The panels provided invaluable information from a variety of leaders in the fashion world including CEO’s, famous bloggers, attorneys, and more! I’m excited to apply what I learned and elevate my blog to the next level. Here are some of the highlights from the event!
Tyson Beckford made an appearance to promote these amazing headphones by Monster Products! The headphones feature interchangeable decorative head bands that you can change to match your outfits!
Check out these amazing panelists!
More amazing panelists!
Some great sponsors…………
Alex and Ani Jewelry
Mail Chimp had a booth where you could exercise your creative mind and decorate your own T-shirt
My finished masterpiece
I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend and fellow blogger!
I am so sorry I was not able to post yesterday, but I’m having an invaluable experience at my first Independent Fashion Bloggers conference! I have met some wonderful fellow bloggers and have been blessed with a wealth of knowledge that I can use to expand and transform my blog. So stay tuned for some great pics from the event and some exciting new changes to the site!