Archive for February, 2010

February 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

Wow.  Haven’t done this one in a while.  I think I need to get back into that mode.  Where I am inspired by words again.  Anyway here it is:

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” -Lady Gaga

February 28, 2010

Inspiration Roundup

I realize that I’ve been a bit remiss in posting inspiration, however as it is fashion month, I thought that there is plenty of inspiration to go around already.  I will post my favorite outfits from lookbook from the last 3 weeks, along with street fashion from various photographers like Scott Schumann and co.  So here goes (Warning: quite image heavy):

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February 28, 2010

Emilio Pucci Fall 2010

Emilio Pucci has always been the designer for the party girl.   This collection didn’t stray too far from that persona, but it had more to offer this time around.  I love the long flowy dresses with the very daring slit up the leg.   The sexy short little black number is a bit like a short toga with lace added in.  Certainly very daring, but I like it a lot.  It’s cute as opposed to desperate.  Not to mention Jac is just on fire.  She has opened and closed some very key shows this season.  She closes Pucci while Abbey Lee opens. :)  Using some of my favorite models always biases me towards the collection hahaha

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February 28, 2010

Gucci Fall 2010

This is the most polished that I have ever seen Frida Giannini.  Gucci tends to be “tricked-out [and] laced up;” polished would have never been a word that I would label it.  However, this is a complete 180.  This collection is sophisticated and polished without losing sexiness.  It did not suddenly turn into a prim and proper collection; Gucci just grew up a bit.  I love the enticing little cut outs in the dresses.  So sexy.

Credit: WWD

February 28, 2010

CNC Costume National Fall 2010

The fit is excellent.  I like the use of half wool sleeveless turtlenecks; they’re aren’t worn often on the runway and this makes for a nice change of pace.   I like the amount of control in this collection, which is quite different from the rest of Milan Fashion Week.  It has just enough fun into with a hint of flirtiness in the reconstructed flap skirts.  Their fingerless gloves are longer than the ones that have been shown so far.  It definitely caught my eye.  Just a great overall presentation.  It has the right balance between flair and structure.

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February 27, 2010

Versace Fall 2010

Leather pants = HOT.  And not the usual leather pants either, they have suede accents which is a great twist on already hot pants, literally.  It’s a sexy yet structured and controlled.  Again the combination of blue and black is striking, especially that bright cobalt blue coat.  The white hot dresses are what Versace does best.  This time there is a high neckline with enticing side cutouts, finding the perfect balance.  A well balanced collection Donatella.  And no one does sexy quite like you do.

Credit: style.com

February 27, 2010

Sportmax Fall 2010

This is a very ladylike structured collection. Adore the slouchy knee high socks with the well tailored dresses and coats.  It’s casual collegiate chic with a polished flair.  The pieces are well made with quality material.  That coat is eye-catching unusual cut outs and lining that accent it.  I like how the simply twist back and natural palette help illuminate the clothes and accessories.  I would love to every one of these pieces to line my closet :)

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February 26, 2010

Fendi Fall 2010

This is very casual for Karl Lagerfeld.  I love the effortless chic displayed here.  The rubber toe boots calf booties are adorable.  I like the emphasis on the waist with with belted looseness.  The hair is totally awesome. It’s like experimenting with short hair by twisting it up in the front like a girl version of Danny Zuko’s hair in Grease.

Credit: style.com

February 26, 2010

Haute Tension

An excellent architectural editorial.  Magdalena’s poses fit right into the scenery.  They are strong as they are beautiful.  Love the exaggerated cat eye and the 60s makeup influence.

February 26, 2010

Off the Rails

Good morning!  I’m still a little bleary from early morning registration so forgive me.  Off the Rails is a good way of putting things as in magazines for runway recap shoots, models are able to breathe more life into the outfits.  Runway shows are theatrical and fun but the models have become emotionless and practically lifeless on the catwalk.  With stoic faces and that oh so distinctive walk, it’s just so….depressing.  Clothes have a personality of their own.  The model should bring that out.  I really like how each shot has a different feeling to it to suit the designer in question.  I must say though, I really like that Calvin Klein tee.  Very tempted to add that to my closet.

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