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Chloe Spring 2013 at MBFW SWIM 2013

When I got the email yesterday that they were going to show the Chloe Spring 2013, I knew I had to get my Miami correspondent down there. The show looked absolutely gorgeous! My personal faves were the maxi skirt and off the shoulder white tee combos. That is something I can totally try now. I can’t wait!

Guest Post: Blooming Beautiful- S/S 2012 Floral Trends

Floral Trends SS 12

From poppies at Erdem, red roses at Prada, and dandelions at Christopher Kane, the runways were in full bloom for spring and summer as floral prints came out to play en masse.

Springtime means only one thing on the sartorial calendar: florals, and lots of them. The s/s 12 runways were awash with decorative and whimsical patterns on lace and organza, ushering in the new season’s buzzwords: gorgeous girlieness. The look was defiantly pretty, with beaded and applique numbers at Moschino Cheap and Chic and Prada. Gorgeous floral stickers lay under organza sheaths at Christopher Kane whilst sunflowers sat on tulle at Rodarte.

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Everyday I’m Shuffling… Hannah MacGibbon Out At Chloe

Hannah MacGibbon out at Chloe

Well it looks like fashion is reshuffling itself again. Hannah MacGibbon is out at Chloe and Clare Waight Keller from Pringle is in. I like the work Keller did at Pringle, but I love MacGibbon at Chloe more. I wonder how this is going to turn out. I also wonder if MacGibbon knew she was next on the fashion chopping block. I wonder where she will go next. How do you feel about this change?

Trend Report: Sheer

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Sheer was a big trend for fall/winter and is shaping up to continue being a trend for spring/summer 2011.

A side-effect of the lingerie trend, sheer fabrics are a great way to play peek-a-boo with your favorite parts. Although I can’t condone sheer shirts,  a bit of sheer paneling here and there is sexy enough to stop traffic.

Pick a Part

Love your legs? Try a sheer skirt.

Beautiful decolletage? Try a trompe l’oeil neckline.

Sexy back? Pick up a dress with a sheer panel that goes all… the… way… down.

Or got killer curves? Just take a look at the Kardashian sisters. Their signature style is all about tight, body-con mini dresses with cut-outs and sheer bits.

Of course, don’t discount layering sheer over non-sheer. Even if you wear a tank under a sheer shirt, the texture and drape of the floaty fabric is still divine.


It should go without saying that if something is sheer and cut up to there, something else better be conservative. Just take a look above at Givenchy, Chloe and Lanvin. They chose to pair all of their sheer pieces with conservative, office appropriate pieces for a cool juxtaposition that reads as nonchalant sexy as opposed to just easy (in a bad way).

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Fashion Week Proves Sexy Is Back In!

Dressing up like your boyfriend is soooooo last season people. Thank goodness, the masculinity meets femininity trend is fading and girls and starting to dress like girls again. What I discovered from viewing several fashion collections throughout the month is that many designers are bringin’ sexy back and I’m loving it. Derek Lam, Chloé and Nicolas Andreas Taralis are just a few  designers that have traded the ultra baggy looks for structured, feminine silhouettes with revealing necklines or human flesh. My personal favorite is structured, sexy tops and bottoms with a bit of flare and edge. So lets bring in the sexy for the spring next year. Who’s daring enough to pull it off?

Nicolas Andreas Taralis in Paris

Chloé in Paris

Derek Lam in NYC


Images via LATimes

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European Fashion Trends – Fall/ Winter Collections 2010/2011 Part 1

Soon, fall will replace summer. Many fashionistas are curious about which trends the new fall/winter collections will reveal. For all those who cannot wait any longer, I started to research a little bit about this season’s fashion trends in Europe, and this is what I discovered.

According to the motto “opposites attract”, this fall is a multifaceted mix of draperies, patterns and styles. Traditional costumes get suitable for everyday use, minimalism gets reduced to the maximum and sweet school girl outfits coexist with vintage suits à la Wall Street. The 80’s masculinity meets the charming fifties, and rock star outfits are commingled with baronial glam to a baroque mix.

1st trend: Minimalistic chic


With its seeds in art and architecture, this trend traces back to the German Bauhaus era of 1919. The principle “Reduce to the max” adverts to reclaim clean lines and simplicity over an excess of ornaments. Later, it made its way as a mindset in fashion in the 30s with Marlene Dietrich as an outrider. Today, minimalism is an inherent part of the fashion scene.


This mindset alludes to the basics. Imaginative shapes displace colourful prints. Brands like Chloé or Michael Kors tend to use fawn or shades of brown which can be variegated.


Michael Kors runway look leads us to the next fall/winter trend.
2nd trend: wool & shag / Norwegian style


Believe me or not, but this trend emerged due to the English royal dynasty. In 1922, the Prince of Wales wore a pullover with a Norwegian style on a golf tournament and made it socially accepted. In ancient times, the colourful patterns had a certain symbolic meaning: Mainly, they were worn by fishermen or peasants and were a distinctive mark of families or counties.


This season, wool cardigans and pullovers are extremely casual, but debonair. Whether  you like trumpet sleeves or Norwegian pullovers, this year fall gets inspired by Nordic patterns.

Really in: Woollen costumes with elegant pencils skirts (combined with lace at the runway shows of Dolce & Gabbana). Another winterly eye-catcher: Flashy colourful stripes.


Woolen look by Donna Karan


-Sabrina La Belle Fleurie