Sunday, February 27, 2011

Halle Berry looks gorgeous in a nude Marchesa gown

Actress Cate Blanchett is wearing an amazing Givenchy Haute Couture gown embellished with leather pearls and crystals

Winter's Bone star, Jennifer Lawrence is wearing a fitted red Calvin Klein Collection gown to the 83rd Oscars

Black Swan star, Mila Kunis wore a stunning lilac Elie Saab gown to the Oscars

Host of the Oscars Anne Hathaway chose vintage Valentino Haute Couture from the fall 2002 red of course

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kelly Osbourne Is A Material Girl

Kelly Osbourne replaces Taylor Momsen as the new face of Material Girl for Macy's

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

7 For All Mankind Skinny Velvet Pants

Loving these skinny velvet pants from 7 For All Mankind

Thom Browne Fall 2011 RTW Review

Thom Browne Fall 2011 RTW
Schoolgirl gone really eclectic is what I think of as I look at Thom Browne's Fall 2011 collection.  His models strutted down the "runway" in New York's Public Library to the the tune of "How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?" from The Sound of Music.  The models wore habits but there were no other religious connotations represented through the clothing.  There was lots of plaid, all mismatched, tweed, argyle, ties, lots of layers, extreme proportions, and of course, exceptional tailoring.
Plaid blazer paired with black plaid cropped pants, a striped tie, collared shirt, black (gorgeous) patent leather handbag, black gloves, black trouser socks, and black oxfords.  Oh and don't forget the habit.
Similar to the above outfit in different colors
Extremely high-necked gray top with voluminous three-quarter length sleeves paired with an exaggerated gray tulip skirt with fabric stripes and accessorized with gray gloves, black tights, and black oxfords
Another high collar was on this eclectically layered cream and gray coat with a single button on top and was paired with a gray clutch, gray gloves, black tights, and black oxfords
Another example of extreme silhouettes was shown on this red and gray plaid wool tulip skirt and a smaller plaid print top with high collar and exaggerated sleeves paired with black gloves, black tights, and black oxfords
A long draped sleeveless argyle jacket in purple and a coral red worn over a plaid dress and with a flared cuff was accessorized with a black belt with gold buckle, black briefcase, black tights, and black oxfords.

Also, loving the long eyelashes!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blonde Girls

Here are just some fun photos of blondies I have found various places online.
Don't worry, Fashion Week updates will come, I have lots of exams this week and have been busy, busy, busy!  Thanks for checking back!
(And, I will post more photos...not just of blonde girls, just thought it was a fun idea!)

 Recognize this sex symbol?
 Sasha Pivovarova
Fun In the Sun
 Oh Marilyn
This one is me (my hair is a bit of a different color now!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bill Blass Fall 2011 RTW Review

Bill Blass Fall 2011 RTW
Designer, Jeffrey Monteiro presented his second collection for Bill Blass in at intimate setting at popular NYC restaurant, the Monkey Bar.  Montiero drew inspiration from Blass's Fall 1970 collection and developed pieces that were classic, sophisticated, and had a modern twist.  Montiero explained, "I was really interested in mixing textures.  If something is light, then the question becomes, okay, how do you ground this?"  This playing with textures became obvious in outfits that looked as if they could float from day into night.  The color scheme was black, white, and red, which Montiero said was, "meant to give strength, but also give an ease to the collection."  The models were styled with Philip Crangi jewelry, Manolo Blahnik heels, and Albertus Swanepoel fedoras.  Do you think this collection could be a revival for Bill Blass?

I love the subtlety of the slit that shows white silk underneath

A very clear demonstration of texture play with a chunky knit turtleneck that is paired with a flowy long skirt
Another example of texture play as the all black lace transforms into just a plain black dress

Fur on top of silk...what an outfit

What do all of you fashionistas out there think of this collection?  I love to read your comments!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 RTW Review

L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 RTW
Designer, Gwen Stefani's fashion show, was a mixture of trends both old and new.  The show happened in 6 categories that included different music, models, and styles each time.  Military-inspired looks were worn by the "Solider Girls," Rastafarian and tribal-inspired looks were worn by the "Ragga Muffins," mens-inspired designs were worn by the "London Girls,"heavy blanket plaids were worn by the "Buffalo Girls," "Mod Girls" wore an array of funky prints and the show close with the "Glamour Girls' who were all blonde and wore black jumpsuits, 70's style.  

What style was your favorite?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Don't worry, I will have many fashion updates for you on NY Fashion week later today so don't forget to check back for all the latest shows!
xx to all my fashionistas

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2011 RTW Review

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2011 RTW
For her Fall 2011 collection, designer Rebecca Minkoff showed off her usual contemporary aesthetic mixed with a bit of a rock n' roll edge.
 Gray blazer with black skinny ankle pants accessorized with a silver chain necklace and black ballet flats
 Leopard jumpsuit with a black skinny belt, black clutch, and black sandals
 Floral maxi skirt in shades of gray and purple worn with a knit sweater and large fur collar
 A long draped sweater with fur accents, black pants with denim patchwork, black sandals, a black camisole, and black sandals
A dark print all over sheer dress accessorized with a silver chain necklace

What do you guys think of this collection?

The Lake & Stars Fall 2011 RTW Review

The Lake & Stars Fall 2011 RTW
This past year The Lake & Stars designers, Nikki Dekker and Maayan Zilberman, received the 2011 Ecco Domani prize and added underwire bras and shapewear to their line.  Dekker describes the line, "as a crossover ready-to-wear collection and more of a designer line and less of a 'What do you wear as a bra and underwear?'"  This makes sense because in the past few seasons we have seen lingerie become more visible as outerwear.  The designers said that they were inspired by the interior of the Met, and Superstudio the 1960s/70s Italian architecture firm and ideas in their manifesto, Life Without Objects.  Artist Francesca DiMattio contributed custom textiles to the collection.