Wednesday, September 22, 2010

London Fashion Week McQueen Tribute

It has been less than a year since Lee Alexander McQueen took his own life and although he most recently had been showing in Paris as one of Britain's greatest designers it was only appropriate to honor him during London Fashion Week.
Anna Wintour spoke; Bjork sang; SJP cried.

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Gucci S/S 2011

Sorry for the lack of fashion week season posts.
I've been really busy and have a cold so I've been pretty preoccupied.
I'll probably go back & look over more from NYFW and LFW- if I do you know I'll post reviews!
But now we're on to Milan Fashion Week and I'm starting with one of Milan's most famous houses, Gucci!

The only way to describe Frida Giannini's latest collection for Gucci is luxe and sexy.
It felt a little bit like watching three collections as the first part was luscious, jeweled colors then a set of creams, golds, and whites on a safari journey, and finally overly embellished navy and black dresses and jumpsuits.

A little bit schizophrenic but I guess spring will be the best time to channel your inner sex bomb!
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I simply adored the gold belts, the shoes, and most of the bags. I'm also a big fan of putting unexpected colors together but the teal and purple combo is a little too eighties to me.
Still, all of the jackets and outerwear pieces really caught my eye.
And if I didn't have boobs (and DID have money) I'd totally rock that navy, super low cut jumpsuit.
I'm just sayin'!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Back to Basics at New York Fashion Week

The big trend at NYFW? It was all about new minimalism!
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Even sunny California girl Jenni Kayne toned down her look for a collection of simple basics and clean lines.
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I'm a huge fan of Kayne as a designer because she makes wearable, comfortable clothes at a fairly reasonable price point. And this collection is perfectly on trend.

3.1 Phillip Lim was also as minimal as Phillip Lim can get but it was beautiful with structured, sheer pieces and beautiful colors.
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But it was Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein that brought minimalism to a whole new level with gorgeous, moving, almost liquid gowns and sweet colors of mostly whites, nudes, and blacks.
I ADORED the white looks!
It was a collection that was sexy, feminine, professional, and somehow also androgynous.
As one of the last big shows of NYFW it struck the perfect note.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NYFW: Jason Wu SS 2011

Jason Wu nailed it with his SS 2011 collection.
It is hard to take girlie and mix it with polished and structured but the boy-wonder did it beautifully. I especially loved the forties swagger that the models had walking down the runway!
The beautiful colors and prints along with beautifully tailored pants and completely wearable day pieces only solidified his place as America's best young designer. Lets face it- No one does evening wear better at the moment.

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