September 2012 archive

Raf Simons for Christian Dior Spring 2013 Seems to Be a Hit

Raf Simons for Christian Dior SS 13

Raf Simons for Christian Dior Spring 2013 seems to be a hit amongst the fashion elite and Paris Fashion Week has barely started. The show which is to be the first among what the media is calling a showdown between Raf Simons for Dior and Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent or Saint Laurent Paris as it is now being called.
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I Gave The Dark and Lovely 6 Week Anti-Reversion Cream Serum A Thumbs Down

Dark and Lovely 6 Week Anti-Reversion Cream Serum’s is a horrible hair product. It is supposed to help your relaxer last longer after you wash your hair. Fail!!! My hair had more ripples in it than the Blue Ridge Mountains. It did not help anti-revert my hair or whatever you call it. It left my hair very dry and brittle. The product sucks. I give it two thumbs down. If I had more thumbs…

Bad Bish- Lea T Looks Great Post-op

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Lea T

 

Look at Lea T modeling in the Phillip Plein show in Milan. She looks great post-op. Gender reassignment surgery can be a scary process. Lea T just happened to go through everything in the media, but I think she has handled herself well. Good for you! No judgements here. Photo from Fashionista.

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Luxury Lust- Atelier Minyon Wows with Fluorescent Diamonds

Atelier Minyon Fluorescent Diamonds

While in New York for fashion week, I visited Atelier Minyon and they wowed the heck out of me with their fluorescent diamonds. I had never seen fluorescent diamonds before. I mean really…who knew diamonds could glow in the dark. Well Atelier Minyon jewelry designer Alp Sagnak was hip to it, and made gorgeous cuffs, rings, and necklaces with the diamonds embedded in floral shapes. Since the piece are one of a kind, whoever owns these will be extra special. These are pieces I am truly lusting after.

Changing My RSS Feeds

Because Google doesn’t quite know what it wants to do with Feedburner, I have decided to switch to my original blog RSS feed. Google basically wants to terminate Feedburner’s services, and hasn’t really been taking care of the website.

So if you want to follow my blog via RSS feed, click the little orange heart on the right sidebar with the two rounded lines and the dot next to the Etsy heart. You could also subscribe to my newsletter by putting your email address in the box above the little hearts. The picture shows you were to click.

Thank you.

Shoe of the Week- Dorothy Perkins Black Cap Toe Pumps

Shoe of the Week

How perfect is Dorothy Perkins’ black cap toe pump. Cap toe pumps are one of this fall’s hottest shoe trends. I love buying trendy pieces on the cheap, because who knows how long the trend will last. You don’t want to spend your hard earned dollars on something that you will only wear for a few months. Well I don’t know how long the cap toe trend will continue but these shoe by Dorothy Perkins are only $44. That is a steal in my book. Photo from Dorothy Perkins.

StyleSays Revolutionizes Fashion Blogging

StyleSays

Fashion website StyleSayshas just launched a feature for style bloggers that not only helps them post their blog posts to multiple social media sites at once, but also lets them make money from the service as well. The feature was released Monday and lets you publish your blog posts to Blogger, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Lookbook, and Chicisimo. The new affiliate program lets bloggers share items, and when someone purchases that item, the blogger makes some money. StyleSays is really trying to revolutionize fashion blogging.

Living Large- Chevron for the Home

Chevron

I love chevron print. Chevron has really made a resurgence in recent years. It is such a cute fun print to use for the home. You can use it on wallpaper, in your curtains or furniture fabric, and on your home accessories. How do you like to use chevron? Have you incorporated the print in your home? Photos from Tumblr.

Beauty Bit- Kat Dennings Wears Oxblood for the Emmy 2012 Awards

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Kat Dennings is wearing the heck out of oxblood for the Emmy 2012 Awards. If you didn’t know, oxblood that color with the nasty sounding name has been everywhere as one of the top colors for the fall, and I honestly concur! This color looks great on every shade. Every shade. Some choose a deep, dark almost wine colored tint. Others choose a shade with a slightly lighter tint. Kat’s is the lighter more everyday friendly tint. The  Lancôme ‘Rouge in Love Tonight is My Night’ Lipstick collection from Nordstrom has two shades that I think would be great to try out. Even though the Lancôme lipstick costs $25, it is super smooth and lasts a long time. I love the Rouge in Love lipstick. Try the shades Rogue Saint Honore and Rogue Valentine. Photos from Nordstrom and NewsTimes.

Bad Bish- Elena Miro Spring/Summer 13 with 12 Plus UK Models

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Elena Miro SS 13

 

Every Milan fashion week I look forward to the Elena Miro plus size clothing fashion show. This year she featured four 12 + UK models in her delightfully tribal, yet elegant show. I love these clothes. These are the clothes I wish other designers would make for plus size women. There was nothing frumpy about this collection and the models really pulled it off. They look gorgeous! Photos from 12 + UK Model Management.

Backstreet Boys and Old Navy’s Rockstar Jeans Come Together For A Sweet Commercial

I can’t believe this! Two things I love dearly, the Backstreet Boys and Old Navy Rockstar jeans, have come together for this cute commercial. It is great to see them all singing “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” together again since Kevin rejoined the group. Plus I LURVE Old Navy Rockstar jeans. I own more than a handful of them because the price is always right and they come in different colors. I have a yellow pair, a brown pair, a blue and a red pair, and several denim shades. I also love the act that they truly fit my size 18 frame very well.

A Season of Change Brings A Season of Change to The Fat and Skinny on Fashion

 

Hey Everyone!

I truly want to thank you all for being patient with me while I revamped the blog this week. I know I usually have a ton of fashion week posts up by now. I have missed out on the London and Milan shows, but that is okay because I have been trying to change the blog around for the past couple of weeks. You may have noticed a few new posts going around and now you see a brand new layout.

I’ve been looking for a new layout for almost a year and a half now. I finally found the right one, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Plus this is the fall, a season of change. The way fashion blogs look and feel is changing, so I decided it was time for a change too. It was time for the blog to look and feel more current. The layout style and fonts are on trend with the future of fashion blogging.

I also want to let everyone know that I am looking for contributors for the blog in the following areas:

Maternity Fashion
Petite Fashion
Plus Size Fashion
International Fashion
Street Style Photography
Beauty
Guest Posts

If you would like to be a contributor, please send me an email at thefatandskinnyonfashion[at]gmail[dot]com.

Last but not least, I want to thank all of the readers who have stuck with me for the past three years, and have watched my growth. Smooches to all of you! I truly mean it. My readers are the best.

Thanks and much love,

Jai Marshall
Editor of The Fat and Skinny on Fashion

 

Photo from here.

Stephen Burrows SS 13

Today I walked to The Out NY to see the Stephen Burrows SS 13 Presentation and the launch of his Pazette Barbie doll. Do you remember me blogging about the Pazette doll? Anyway I loved this season’s collection. It featured plenty of neon colors, spunky spots, and cray cray cut outs to please the young and old Stephen Burrows customer. The printed pieces varied from the bright to subdued, but blended well with the simple silhouettes of the solid pieces. Both the pants and dresses were flattering for every figure. This collection is one that makes me want to skip Fall and go straight to Spring.

Whitney Eve SS 13

Whitney Eve was such a fun show today. The music was just as young and fresh as the designs. Whitney Port, star of The Hills and The City, designed some cute short and pantsuits in muted earthy and pastel colors. I think it is pretty safe to say the short suits are officially back. I also was a fan of the cropped carrot pants with slim legs. I loved how she styled the collection by pairing tight pieces with loose pieces like body conscious skirts with oversized sweaters.

The prints and textures also added to the collection. I loved the geometric prints and the earthy muted marbled prints. The knitted sweaters and sweater tanks were cute and fuzzy and perfect for transitional weather. The knitted body conscious pieces were sexy without being tacky. The whole collection was fun and sexy and totally cool.

The Blonds SS 13

Tonight I went down to Milk Studios to check out The Blonds SS 13 show. Their shows always seem like one big party. Crazy cool celebrities were there like Amanda Lepore, June Ambrose, and Paris Hilton, and all the kidz were in their latest DIY fashions. The show started off with the colorful lipstick print separates and swimsuits. I loved the giant lipstick belts that came in red or pink. Of course it wouldn’t be a fashion show by The Blonds without their signature corsets.

One such corset made the model look like her breasts were exposed because the nipples of the corset were encrusted with bright red crystals. Naughty, naughty! There was also quite a bit of Latex, which I’m sure the models had a fun time getting in and out of. The finale piece was a shirt and pant that were embellished to perfection. I mean, crystals and beads were literally hanging off of them. It was to die for. The Blonds show was a blast as usual. I can’t wait for you all to see the video.

Rolando Santana SS 13

Rolando Santana showed his beautiful SS 13 collection in Chelsea tonight. His fashion show is always a hot ticket. Many people still showed up even though it was the same time as the Marc Jacobs show. Santana seemed to be inspired by the sea because the garments ranged in color from white to seafoam green to cerulean blue, to navy blue. The fabric rippled and floated like the waves on the ocean being lulled about by the moon.

Each item was beyond perfect. The way each dress, jacket, or skirt fit the model was amazing. The evening dresses looked like something you would see in Miami with their asymmetrical hemlines. For ladies who lunch, there was a cute dress that was white, with speckled blue dots along each side. It went perfectly with the strappy heels each model was wearing. The intricate feathering of the fabric on this one light blue jacket was to die for. My favorite part was the finale. Each model came out in the same dress, but each dress went from white to black with subtle sea blues in between for a cool ombre effect.

Angel Sanchez SS 13

Just left the Angel Sanchez show. It was amazing. Pastel colors were shown with a mix of red and black. This yellow dress was AMAZING! The geometric nature of the garments were awesome.  Fabric was layered and molded with other fabrics that featured lace cutouts, but still had a lightness to them. Asymmetry is a trend I am looking forward to this spring. I can’t wait for you to see the video.

Farah Angsana SS 13

I just left the Farah Angsana show. It is always super packed at this show. The show was amazing as usual. The designer showed many looks that had a bright color scheme. Very bright, neon colors mixed with more subtle blacks and whites.
The beading and embellishments around the collars, cuffs, and waists of the models along with the deep V-necks and empire waists reminded me of the 60s in Monte Carlo or some other hot spot of the time. The evening and cocktail looks seemed perfect for any dressy occasion, but the final looks – which garnered applause from the crowd- looked fit for Rio. The collection will be perfect for spring.

Katya Leonovich SS 13

Katya Leonovich showed 24 looks today at New York Fashion Week. The crowd was large and very hype. Everyone was spilling into the show. It just so happened that I was coincidentally seated next to two of my friends. The designs were very intricate and looked like they took quite a lot of technical skill to create. A lot of the looks were asymmetrical or had short pieces of fabric layered on top of one another. Some of the garments played with texture by having crinkled and ruffled fabrics. The green, beige, grey, and white color palette, along with the asymmetrical deconstruction of the garments set the mood along with the thunderous music. The collection was very creative. While I love designers who follow trends, it is also amazing to see designers who choose to have their own voice and stand out from the crowd. This designer gets serious props from me for the intense construction and individuality of the garments.

Rafael Cennamo SS 13

Rafael Cennamo was another designer who I wasn’t that familiar with, but MY GOD!!! was I ever glad to see this presentation. With a haute couture feel that harkened back to the time of the late great Christian Dior himself, I was gobsmacked by the beauty of the collection.

Again pastel and beige reigned supreme as sea foam and mint green chiffon swirled around silver, peach, grey, and black origami and kimono gowns. Blush pink beaded gowns and embroidery showed the high level of skill this designer has. This has got to be one of the most beautiful collections I have ever seen.

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