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Spring 2016 Couture Was Truly Decadent

Spring 2016 CoutureFrom left to right: 1. Julien Fournie 2. Christian Dior 3. Aouadi 4. Ralph & Russo 5. Chanel 6. Zuhair Murad

The minimalism of the previous seasons are truly a thing of the past. Spring 2016 couture was truly decadent in nature. Even the most bland of garments had a little something extra going on. Many garments had low cut necklines, pajama dressing is still in, and flouncy chiffon and lace are still a favorite with extra beading in the mix.

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Plus Size Clothing Line One One Three Is Back and Its Bangin’

one one three

 

one one threePlus size clothing line One One Three is back and it is bangin’!!!I don’t know if you remember One One Three, but I blogged about them here a few years ago. I have have always loved their clothes and style. I think they are edgy and fun. Tres cool y’all! You should check out their collection for the summer. The line features pants, tops, outerwear, and even swimsuits in that hot neon tropical Miami style that is super popular right now! The pieces are moderately priced and are UK sized 18-26. I think that should be a US 14-22. Photos from One One Three.

The Fall 2015 Couture Fashion Shows Are Giving Me All The Feels

Couture Fall 2015
Couture Fall 2015
From L to R: Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, Zuhair Murad, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Alexis Mabille

I just want you all to know that I thoroughly enjoyed the fall 2015 couture fashion shows. They are giving me all the feels. Sometimes I am skeptical of what I see. Sometime designers either do too little or too much with couture. This season though… was amazing.

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Look Ready For Summer Fun With Rebdolls

Rebdolls

Rebdolls
Rebdolls will have you ready for summer fun with their easy knit basics. The shop features swimwear, two piece sets, leggings, crop tops, and cute graphic tees in sizes 0-28. The prices aren’t too bad either. I haven’t really seen anything over $50. You can find really cute, trendy items. This shop is perfect for the girl that likes sexy body conscious dresses and bodysuits. They also have a few not so tight and right pieces as well. Check out Rebdolls for some cute summer outfits now.

Georgine SS15 Brings the 70s Glam To New York Fashion Week

Georgine SS15

Georgine SS15

Georgine SS 15 brings the 70s glam to New York Fashion Week! The sparkles and shine are a trend that is popping up on many runways this season and it is a fun trend I can get behind. The candy wrapper disco glam look reminds me of the Studio 54 era fashions that you would see on Diana Ross or Bianca Jagger ( who was part of the inspiration for this collection). They also remind me of fashion stylist Catherine Baba– a personal style icon of mind.

Apparently the “Looks were accessorized with mink tote bags and beach towels as well as leather clutches in the shape of surfboards in collaboration with Max Steiner Design.” Cute! Cute! Cute! Cute! Cute! I am loving the trends that we are seeing so far. I wonder what the next three fashion weeks will have in store for us. Photos from Georgine.

Hedi Slimane’s First Saint Laurent Paris SS 13 Collection Has Finally Debuted

Hedi Slimane’s first Saint Laurent Paris SS 13 Collection has finally debuted. If there was a battle between this collection and Raf Simons’ Dior collection…I think Hedi Slimane won. While Raf Simons’ collection was good, Slimane’s was great.I am tired of the boho trend, but this collection was boho, urban cowgirl is the best way possible. The slim pantsuits and slim stilettos were very sexy. The flowy printed peasant dresses and fringed suede brought new meaning to the term the Wild Wild West. The bow and tassled collars  with the giant hats made the women look like it was disco night at the saloon. It was great to see him move from menswear to womenswear. I can’t wait to see what he is going to show next season because I know it is going to be great. He totally exceeded all of my expectations.

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Verlaine Fall/Winter 2012 Gives Me Elegant Goth Inspiration

Verlaine Fall/Winter 2012

I am starting to compile my dream looks for the fall and winter season. I need to go buy a sketchbook today so I can tape everything in there old school inspiration board style. I am torn between goth and preppy. The Verlaine Fall/Winter 2012 collection is giving me elegant goth looks. The Verlaine collection is for the grown up goth who has matured, but is still in love with edginess. The severe tailoring and sumptuous fabrics just do me in every time. I think my favorite pieces are the coat and long black dress with cutouts. I am really enjoying these looks from the lookbook. Enjoy!

Verlaine Fall/Winter 2012

Verlaine Fall/Winter 2012

Verlaine Fall/Winter 2012

Verlaine Fall/Winter 2012

D. Auxilly For All Women Holiday Collection

D. Auxily For All Women Holiday Collection

Photo from D. Auxilly

D. Auxilly For All Women Holiday Collection has just launched, and it is hot, hot, hot! The clothes range in size from 0-20 and in price from $98-$398. You have probably seen one of these dresses before, but had no clue who designed them. Auxilly dresses have been worn by Nicky Minaj, Trina, Brandy Norwood, Dawn Richards, Kelly Choi , Kelly Rowland, and Angela Simmons. D. Auxilly has been seen in Seventeen.com, Zink, Vogue Italia, and I can see why.

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CFDA Adds A Slew Of New Members

New CFDA Member 2011From left: Charlotte Ronson, Eddie Borgo, Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, and Stacey Bendet.Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images, Dario Cantatore/Getty Images (2), Stephen Lovekin/Getty Image, Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

The CFDA has invited a slew of designers to be members of the prestigious organization. The CFDA 2011 class is the largest since the first class in 1962. The organization’s 406 members will have a celebratory shindig thrown by Donna Karen. See the list of new members below.

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Of Note… Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the news that Patrick Robinson is out at The Gap. Most people were shocked to hear it but not surprised as the designer had never found his groove at one of the world’s most famous mall chains.

Robinson started out as a fashion phenomenon in the mid-nineties after graduating from The Parsons School of Design in New York City. He worked for Paco Rabanne, Perry Ellis, Anne Klein and Giorgio Armani (where he managed to make the line profitable and popular). He then went on to become a member of both the CFDA and Vogue’s 100 Rising Stars. He is also married to Vogue’s Virgina Smith.

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Remember The Time…

I told you guys about the V magazine issue with plus size models in this post. Well…. we have a little sneak peak here.

They show two models of different builds but similiar looks. In this case you have Jacquelyn Jablonski: 5 ft, 9 in; 32/24/34 and Crystal Renn: 5 ft, 9 in; 36/31/41. They put them in the same clothes with the same styling and hair. Then they told them to do similar poses for photographer Terry Richardson. At first I wasn’t to keen on the idea of doing a skinny vs. not so skinny shoot, but I must say Crystal Renn fills the clothes out nicely. I really would like to see more of that on the runway. Not to say that skinny models should be banned all together now. I realize that people come in all shapes and sizes, therefore there should be a mix of sizes in stores and on the runway.

Photos from The Cut.

Paris Spring Fashion Week Post 4

Requiem was a pretty solid collection of 17 pieces. This was another one of the chic Parisian ladylike collections with all dresses and skirts. No pants allowed! The fabrics were great except for the construction on few pieces seemed stiff and a little puckered. Maybe it was the way the model was standing. I don’t know, but I could definitely see some of the pieces on the modern woman.

This is one of my favorite Stella McCartney collections in a long time. They colors reminded me of the Tropics. I really like the blue/brown combination. The fabrics, the patterns on the fabrics, and the ruffles were amazing. Silk! Silk! Silk! The whole collection was very flirty and fun.

Viktor and Rolf was one big OHHHH EMMMM GEEEE moment for me with every piece they put out. It really was a collection of ruffles. They were everywhere. I saw ruffles on the pants, ruffles on the skirts, ruffles on the jackets. Then they had this huge dresses and jackets that had holes and shapes cut out of the ruffles. Viktor and Rolf’s construction and genius never cease to amaze me because they are just extremely well done. I don’t know who is going to wear these pieces but they all look crazy good.

Photos from Style.com.

Highlights from the October Issue of Harper’s Bazaar

  • Diane von Furstenberg: Unwrapped

In this candid profile, the legendary designer gets personal about her loves, her career, and her style. Coquettish, strong and outspoken, Diane von Furstenberg opens up to Harper’s Bazaar about the secrets behind her prolific success and glamorous life.

Below are some quotes from the interview and the full story is available here:
On her career: “I have great satisfaction because the older I get, the younger my consumers are. And that’s kind of fun, and that’s kind of keeping me young and making me relevant.”

Her mission is… “To empower women. Why? Because I wanted to be an empowered woman, and I became an empowered woman. And now I want to empower every woman. And I do it through my clothes, I do it through my words, I do it through my money, I do it through everything.”
On her designs: “I like to think that my style and the clothes I design are effortlessly elegant and sexy. I think the word effortless is very important. I think that that creates an ease and a confidence, because I think there’s nothing more beautiful than a woman who’s confident.”

  • Tim Burton’s Magical Fashion:

The season’s dark delights are reimagined in a lush photoshoot, featuring iconic looks inspired by Tim Burton films. The glamorous styles featured include Oscar de la Renta, Nina Ricci and Alexander McQueen. Photo credit: Tim Walker. The full slideshow is available here:

  • Cheap and Easy Fall Fashion: Make Cheap Chic:

While the fall season has offered a copious number of fashion trends, it has also refreshingly heralded the return of easy elegance that can make a statement with simple styles and neutral hues. Harper’s Bazaar shares affordable finds and shows you how to transform inexpensive pieces into timeless treasures

Hunt for rich-looking fabrics, mixing textures with an emphasis on contrast – for example, a leather jacket teamed up with a silky dress or a Banana Republic satin trench, with an organic knit. Plus, make a masculine-feminine point with a tailored jacket over a striped knit dress. For more looks, please visit this site.

For more fall looks, straight from runways and in stores, please see Runway Report, Harper’s Bazaar annual bonus issue, a who’s who guide to the hottest new designers, biggest fall trends, must-have accessories and much more. This issue comes out on September 29th.

H&M + Jimmy Choo


From Reuters:

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish budget fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz said on Wednesday luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo Ltd would become the latest in its string of high-profile guest designers.

The world’s third biggest retailer by sales said the collection by Jimmy Choo Ltd, also known for its bags, would be available from November 14 in around 200 stores across the world.

“This autumn, British accessory brand Jimmy Choo will bring its international glamour and covetable shoes and bags to selected H&M; stores,” H&M; said in a statement. “It is the first time that H&M; is collaborating with an accessories brand.”

Malaysia-born Jimmy Choo, who founded the firm together with current Chief Executive Tamara Mellon, became known to many through cosmopolitan U.S. television series Sex and the City that started running in 1998, in which Jimmy Choo’s stilettos were among lead character Carrie’s favorites.

Jimmy Choo left the company in 2001, a H&M; spokeswoman said, and sold his share of the business.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wore shoes by Jimmy Choo Ltd on her husband’s Inauguration Day.

H&M; said the guest line would also include women’s clothing and a men’s collection of shoes, bags and accessories.

Other fashion greats that have collaborated with H&M; include Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney and Comme des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo.

Their launches have generated frenzied scenes as shoppers sought to buy chic designs at cut-rate prices, and some collections have sold out within minutes.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; editing by Simon Jessop)

YESSSSSSSSSS!!! I can’t wait…

UPDATE: WE HAVE A PICTURE FROM H&M…;

Photos from H and M and Jimmy Choo.