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As you all know New York Fashion begun yesterday with the news of Alexander McQueen’s death. I think everybody took his death pretty hard. He will be missed. Death and the Snowpocalypse could not stop NYFW. It still moved on at a slower and somber pace. Photos from Style.com
Vena Cava was amazing. Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock showed what looked like a 1970s Studio 54 meets the wild west. I saw a lot of silk, Western inspired jewelry, and wool. The floppy hats and turtlenecks were a nice touch too. Question to the ladies, will you be sporting Vena Cava’s fall short and fishnet stocking look come fall? Cute yes, but practical? I guess it depends on the climate.
Shipley & Halmos was another awesome collection. Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos really know how to dress a modern woman. The alpaca sweaters and sweatshirts are not only practical for the fall, but they look nice too. The pants were slim fitting, and I even saw a pair of jeans. I wish they would of had a few more jean offerings so there would be a balance between jeans and dress pants. The best thing about the collection were the fur lined coats. Whoever buys them will be so warm next fall.
The thing I liked about Lyn Devon’s collection was that it was full of bright, playful basics that I am sure Audrey Hepburn would have loved to wear. Devon’s collection featured classic cropped and slim pants, cropped shirts, full skirts, playful patterns, and beautiful wool jackets. A perfect collection for the woman who doesn’t like her fashion fussy.
Next Week At Billion Dollar Babes
Monday 2/15 – Tuesday 2/16 – Borba Skin Care, Hobo International, Michelle Roy Designs
Wednesday 2/17 – Thursday 2/18 – Anna Beck, Men’s Designer Fragrances, Splendid, Swiss Legend
Friday 2/19 – Saturday 2/20 – breadandbutter, Briana Erin Jewelry, Jennie Liu, Sophia Carlo
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I am not going to lie to you when I tell you that I was a little discouraged yesterday by the sameness of the clothes, but today is a new day with new photos.
Monique Lhuillier gave me a little Art Deco/ Golden Age of Hollywood feel when I looked at her clothes. They were beautiful. I can definitely see them on the red carpet at some function, but the styling of the accessories threw me off. The shoes were great but the fedora just seemed completely out of place.
Vena Cava was a great collection for that edgy Rihanna type girl. You could definitely see a lot of influences mixed up in the collection. I saw 80s bodcon shapes mixed with 20s resort wear. I also saw dark and colorful touches mixed with graphic patterns, African tribal color schemes and safety pin camisoles.
Is Prabal Gurung fashion’s next superstar? Some say so and I can see why. The fabrics and draping were amazing. The pictures made me wish I was there so I could touch the clothes. The oversized bow was a common accent on his pieces, too. I think a lot of his pieces could be swapped between Ms. Uptown and her little sister Miss Downtown. The question is, who is willing to share?
Gwen Stefani is my girl. I have been in love with No Doubt since their first cd, which I may or may not have had on cassette. SMH! Anyway! L.A.M.B. aka Love Angel Music Baby is always a fantastic and surprising collection to me because you know it is going to be very Gwen-like, and you never know what she is in to at the time. I can’t keep up with her looks. Is she a 40s pin-up blond or a Japanese Barbie doll. Who knows or cares as long as the clothes look good, right? I loved the fact that she used a lot of ethnic models, and I totally want those gray harem pants with the pockets on the side. Another thing I loved was the fact that this was the first collection I saw that looked distinctly Spring-like.
Photos are from Style.com.