February, 2010

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Collection – Dreaming of The Jacket

16 Feb

If I could own one article of clothing, and never be allowed to wear anything else as long as I live, it would be this Marc jacket…

The entire Fall/Winter 2010 collection is breathtaking, and can be viewed here.

Marc Jacobs please never stop doing what you do – you are the driving force behind my passionate love of fashion.

Tracy Reese Fall 2010 – Femininity With an Edge

15 Feb

Yesterday I attended the Tracy Reese Fall 2010 show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and was amazed by it’s mood-boosting effect. Not only were the designs lovely, but the floral backdrop gave off a fantasyland feel, the music was upbeat, and the models were actually smiling!

Tracy Reese’s designs are known for their femininity, and what made this season stand out to me was the “girl power” feel the looks gave off – with fringe jackets, suede pants, and oversided scarves. While she did incorporate a refreshing dose of something different, there were still enough floral frocks and blue and pink pastels to make me want to throw a tea party.

*images via WWD

Velvet Alert! A Fall 2010 Trend.

14 Feb

Yesterday velvet was spotted on the runways left and right. A  number of designers (including Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Elise Overland, and others) have used this fuzzy material in their their Fall 2010 Collections.




*images via Coutorture

Love Is In The Air…

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This cold New York weather makes curling up in bed sound awful nice.

My wonderful boyfriend surprised me by sending a box of delicious CocoaBella chocolates. Wish we could be together today. What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Do share!

*Image from I’ve Got Sunset In My Veins

Christian Siriano RTW Fall 2010

13 Feb

Yesterday I attended the Christian Siriano runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Over the past few years he’s proven himself to be more than just a reality show contestant, building the well-deserved reputation of a fashion designer worthy of showing in Bryant Park.

Christian Siriano’s Fall 2010 Collection was inspired by 1960’s Parisian women. He brought to life the feminine ideal – the woman who wears “suits, coats, gloves, a great bag, signature shoes – culminating in an efortless, soft and romantic style”…a look that can go from day-to-night.

There were structured suits, flirty frocks, and gowns that could take your breath away. The music created an energy that had the crowd entranced.  

The final look, a ruffled fuchsia gown, was adorned by a train that couldn’t have been short of 8 feet long. To borrow a term from the designer himself, absolutely FIERCE!

Ports 1961 – The Fall/Winter 2010 Collection

12 Feb

Being in New York for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has been quite a thrill. Yesterday I headed to Bryant Park for the Ports 1961 show and the tents were just the zoo I have been preparing for. Though overflowing with style concious ladies and gents, it was undoubtedly a pleasant experience. I met a handful of really nice people and the Ports 1961 show was insipring! Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Fall/Winter 2010 collection:

They did flowy, they did structured, and they nailed every look. I loved the femininity of the collection and fabulous accessories were like the cherry on top of a sundae – from pink tights and killer platform shoes to aviator caps taming enormous curls. The setting was divine and combined with the fashion it made for a lovely presentation.

*images via WWD

R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

11 Feb

“Alexander McQueen, the British fashion designer known for producing some of the most controversial collections of the last two decades, was found dead Thursday morning at his apartment in London, according to Ed Filipowski, a partner in the public relations firm KCD. Mr. McQueen was 40.

The cause was apparently suicide, though Mr. Filipowski said Mr. McQueen’s family had not yet made a statement about the cause.” (source: New York Times)

Rest in peace, Mr. McQueen. The fashion world won’t be the same without you.