I’ll be the first to admit, the magnitude of prints that arrived on the Spring 2011 runways this past winter was a bit of a sensory overload. But, now that the weather is (slowly) becoming more like summer weather, the idea of bright, bold prints seems less overwhelming. The key to prints: if you’re uneasy about wearing more than one print at a time (mixing different prints is not longer a fashion faux pas, in case you were wondering), then stick with one piece with an interesting or bright pattern while keeping the rest of the pieces neutral. If, on the other hand, you’ve been waiting patiently over the past few years for fashion to take a turn from bleak minimalism, then now’s your time lady! Pack on the prints and make the streets your catwalk.
There are several duos in fashion that get me every time. Not so much the design duos, I’m talking more about the loving partnerships like Grace Coddington and Didier Malige, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin or Isabel and Ruben Toledo.
I love the PS ! bag by Proenza Schouler, but they are just so gosh darn expensive. Now they have a patent leather version that looks oh so devine. I love patent leather bags because you can wear them in the rain and not have to worry about them. These are the prices for the bag, Pochette ($895), Medium ($1595), and Large ($1995). Crazy! The purse will only be sold online at ProenzaSchouler.com
I am really in love with this bag. It is one of those bags that is classic, even though it is technically new to the It-Bag world. It looks kind of like an old school bag, and those bags never go out of style. I personally would mind having the bag in black, tan, maybe a green, or even a yellow. I feel like those are classic colors that go with everything. Now that the bag comes in patent leather, I want that bag too!
The Proenza Schouler boys shot a nice little video to go along with their bag. OK who am I kidding. I did not like that video at all. It was hmmmm…. honestly I don’t ever really get their vision for their fashion videos, but that is neither here nor there. What is here and there and everywhere is the fact that I love these bags, and I think they are really special. Bag photos are from the lovely Refinery 29.
Don’t forget to enter in the E.L.F. Mini Makeup Collection Contest! It ends Friday!
I have always thought of these bags, satchels, bookbags, backpack, whatever you want to call them, as school bags. Now I see them as year round bags that serve many purposes. Are you in on the school bag trend? I love it and think it comes in handy since I prefer bigger bags anyway.
New York Fashion Week has come to a close and I am bringing you my last reviews for New York. London starts tomorrow. I hope it is as great and wonderful as NYFW has been.
Proenza Schouler was full of color, patterns, prints, and embellishments. I like how they remade the blouse into a wrap dress kind of contraption. Everything was so bright and shiny and short. This collection is great for the girl who loves adventure. Oscar de la Renta’s collection seems like it is for PS’s mom or older sister that also likes to have fun. The colors were beautiful and bright yet mature, and the fabrics were to die for. Some of the clothes had a safari look to them, while others had sophisticated embellishments. Both collections looked very commercial, and that is a good thing. People need to start buying again to support the fashion industry and the economy. Photos from Style.com
>> Loic Prigent’s The Day Before series, documenting the 48 hours before Proenza Schouler, Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Sonia Rykiel shows, doesn’t air on the Sundance Channel until Sept. 9, but they’ve put up 11 clips total spanning the four segments, and the entire Fendi episode has leaked to YouTube — watch here. A couple of favorite clips below: the first in which Karl Lagerfeld’s muse Amanda Harlech yells for some music, initiating the Fendi employees’ seasonal late night fashion show — one male staffer even wobbles the runway in vertiginous Fendi heels; the second in which Proenza Schouler’s clearly nervous Jack McCullough — who yearns for a cheeseburger — and “fidgeting” Lazaro Hernandez are inclined to physically touch every look backstage before it goes out on the runway. Ikram boutique’ Ikram Goldman calls it “blessing” the garment.
UPDATE: I am going to be receiving exclusive NYFW coverage from Honey Magazine. Here is the first scoop. “Honey Hijacks The Tents: NY Fashion Week Tips from A to Z”