Archive for February 16th, 2010

February 16, 2010

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010

Ok I’ll say it: I don’t like Marc Jacobs.  Blasphemy I know.  With the exception of the Fall 2009 collection for Louis Vuitton , his clothes are either too girly and cutesy for my liking or too wacky.  I respect his creativity and his talent but most of the time I simply just don’t like it.  However, this season was a major shift.  It opened literally by opening a box.  His clothes are more polished and ladylike than ever.  He said once “Sometimes beautiful is enough.”  It is beautiful and more.  He has emerged as an entirely different designer that is leading with the understated grace and softness of the 70s flower child.  However, it may have a somewhat muted palette, but it is hardly a muted show.  Bravo Marc Jacobs.  You have won over previous critic and have gained another admirer.

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February 16, 2010

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2010

I always love Monique Lhuillier’s dresses.  This season her inspiration is the Far East.  Her prints and choice of material reflect that.  I like her use of brilliant China red for one dress and the heavy brocade of the dark burgundy/plum dress.  I have a rather unhealthy like of black but I can’t help it when she designs black dresses just so.  I think if she were to use a different color, I’d still like it for the design alone.

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February 16, 2010

Tracy Reese Fall 2010

I love the messy curls with the smokey eye.  It has a sexy messiness about it.  I get a Parisian feel from Hyoni Kang’s look and love that Tracy Reese has toughened up that dress with boots.  Lovely.

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February 16, 2010

Jill Stuart Fall 2010

Jill Stuart went preppy this season as opposed to her normal frills.  I tend to her like her frills and more girly collections but here are some of my favorite looks.  These are easily translated into the real world and have a structured feel to it

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February 16, 2010

Thakoon Fall 2010

I don’t normally like Thakoon but I love the high drama of these two looks.  The slightly oversized hood on one and the fur on the other; something about them just says “hot.”  Not to mention I love the use of winter white, cream, and light grey.  Definitely a palette I can indulge in.

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February 16, 2010

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2010

Bring on the bodycon dresses!  Ever since Max Azria took over Hervé Léger, he’s has remastered the bodycon dresses that made Hervé Léger himself famous in the first place.  It becomes a challenge to create something new every time with that concept.  However I love the sports influence over this collection.  It is a change from the rest of fashion week as the trends of preppy and ladylike has reigned.  So is this a matter of an Olympics influence or the other way around? Hmm…all I know is that if the Olympics team had let Max Azria design their outfits, they would look a whole lot better than what they currently have.  I want the US to do well and all but I just simply can’t get over the atrocious colors that got put together on the Olympians. *sigh* In any case, these outfits are architectural wonders.

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February 16, 2010

Luca Luca Fall 2010

I WANT THAT TRENCHCOAT.  Who wouldn’t want a pewter shiny grey trenchcoat?  It stands out in the best possible way.  Not to mention I love the half gloves featured in both that look and the look after that.  I am on the hunt for them. Gimme. :)

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February 16, 2010

Victoria Beckham Fall 2010

Ahh to be in the world of one Mrs. Victoria Beckham.  I don’t not understand the vast hatred for her.  She is ladylike, stylish, adventurous, and hardly stupid.  The editors in the fashion world as well several celebrities wearing her clothes recognize her for her talent and yet the rest of the world is willing to write her off as some permanent arm candy of David Beckham.  She is more than that; she has a character that is contrived to maintain her privacy.  She breaks the cardinal rule of fashion by trying too hard, but that is hardly a mistake in her case.  Her outfits reflect her effort and those efforts should be rewarded.  She is glamorous and fantastic so all those who criticize without truly looking at what she has to say or do can simply go fuck off.  As for her clothes: simply gorgeous.  The silhouettes are ladylike and flattering with the emphasis on a woman’s body shape.  She uses unusual necklines and Brian Atwood pumps are an excellent counterpoint to her clothes.  I love that the teal pumps were dyed to match the fantastic color of the teal dress.

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February 16, 2010

Diane Von Furstenburg Fall 2010

Truly the First Lady of Fashion (as Joe Zee would put it).  Not only did she have the honor of my darling Coco Rocha’s return to the runway this season, she backs it up with excellent works.  The structured blazer works so well to balance out the volume in a crazy or unusual dress/skirt  and pulls the look together.  I love the miniature veil on the hats which makes me think back on a time well before mine.  The eye makeup is most excellent, both strong and sexy.  And how awesome is dress Karlie Kloss is wearing?

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February 16, 2010

Edition by Georges Chakra Fall 2010

I LOVE the bandage tops and how they flow into the bottom half of the dress, not to mention the effortless melting into the flowing train as well.  I like the classic neckline mixed in with a more modern neckline, creating something of an hybrid.  In the red dress I love the use of different fabric to emphasize the curvature of the waist.  Hollywood are you listening? These dresses are worthy of Hollywood royalty on the red carpet.

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