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Favorite Looks from Days 2 & 3 of NYFW

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I’ll cut right to chase.  So far it has been all about the whites, sheers and school boy collared shirts.  Could we get any more minimalist? Probably not, but minimalist is one of my favorite styles, so I am pretty satisfied with the spring 2011 collections, so far. Now onto the real business…

Is mixing prints still a trend? Whatever, even if it isn’t, this outfit is simple, comfortable, and chic which are all perfect for resort wear.  The black and white nautical stripes matched with a brown belt is a great way to play around with neutrals.

Bensoni

I have to admit I have a cropped tee obsession so when I came across this cropped chemise, I died.  Chemises are clean but Doo. Ri managed to make them both clean and hip.  Matched with a wide-legged pant, this look is more than perfect.

Doo Ri

To me, this Ports 1961 dress is the definition of chic steaming from its modesty.  A little Faye Dunaway maybe? I also love the hair and make-up!

Ports 1961

This Costello Tagliapietra dress is impeccably cut and wonderfully flowy.

Costello Tagliapietra

For a little more edge while remaining to be minimal, this Rag & Bone sheer skirt maxi dress is fabulous.  The color combination of neutrals remind me of my mother, which is a good thing in this case.

Rag & Bone

With one of the most talked about new designers showing early on in fashion week, picking just one of his looks was not enough.  I narrowed it down to my two favorite looks.  The first being a powerful cream short suit matched with the most stunning feminine black bow-tie blouse.  The second is a beautiful cocktail dress, the one I would most want to own/wear out of the whole collection.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

The O.M.G. moment of the 2&3 days came from none other than Christian Siriano.  I can’t say the O.M.G., in this case, implies anything positive.  Honestly, what was he thinking? Why the huge ruffles, almost double the model’s width, in an florescent red that I don’t think even existed before this dress? Even on a model this dress isn’t flattering.  Talk about extravagance!

Christian Siriano

All runway photos are courtesy of style.com

The Cut’s Designers Spring 2011 Inspirations

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The month of fashion weeks has just begun and I couldn’t be more excited.  The Cut, one of my favorite fashion blogs posted on 100 designer inspirations for their Spring 2011 Collections.  I can’t wait to go back to this link after the shows and figure out if you can truly match the inspiration boards/pictures to the collections.

Click HERE for the full slideshow.

Below are my favorites with the ultimate being Marchesa.  I always look forward to the detailed craftsmanship and with their Orientalist inspiration, the details should be stunning.

Marchesa "Orientalist"

Badgley Mischka "White Mischief"

Alexander Berardi "Breathless"

Bibhu Mohapatra "Charley"

Cushine Et Ochs "Peel"

BE INSPIRED.

Looking of the Week: Ravishing Rossdales

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Photo Courtesy of Just Jared

There is nothing I love more than a stylish pair.  The Rossdales are one of Hollywood’s most stylish couples that also have one of the most stylish kids in town, Kingston.  The duo look like the epitome of old Hollywood glam on their way to a wedding on a yacht in California.  

Gwen, the designer behind L.A.M.B, looks absolutely stunning in a polka dot 1950’s siren dress accessorized with a fringed bag, black Louboutin pumps, and a beige fringed shawl.  Her hair and make-up match the look perfectly.  Could you get more of a WOW factor?  

Gavin is rockin’ a beige suit, white shirt and white sneakers. What a clean-cut rocker.  BE INSPIRED. 

Marvelous Megan in Awing Alaia

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Megan Fox in Azzedine Alaia

 

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Newly married Megan Fox chose one of my favorite designers, Azzedine Alaïa, to the VH1 Do Something Awards in Hollywood.  She wore a tan colored frock with matching Brian Atwood pumps and you can’t go wrong with either Alaia or Atwood.  I love that this dress is a delightful departure from her usual super sexy all-baring outfits.  

The Tunisian born designer is a favorite among the world’s most influential fashion industry insiders. He is synonymous for his flattering dresses and avoiding the limelight.  I  wish I owned a little black Alaïa, someday I’ll save up for one, because his silhouette has lasted decades and will continue to do so.

Find wardrobe staples such as a little black dress or a white blouse or a camel coat and invest in them. They will never go out of style so quality and fit are vital.  BE INSPIRED!

My Style: Fancying Fall

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I am super excited for fall because I love mid-season looks.  Today’s look is inspired by this wonderful renewed vintage Bishette bag.  The pinkish red color with beige and brown, the texture of the chenille fabric and the vintage frame make this bag one of my favorite Bishette’s of all time.  This classic 1940’s shaped bag is perfect for a day out around town while also working an evening bag.

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Working Chic

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(Zara Blazer, Top and Pants; Forever 21 Brooch; Louboutin Pumps) 

Since I have been living in work clothes for the past four years and that will all change starting next month, I decided to tribute my first ‘My Style’ post to my favorite work outfit.  Boyfriend blazers are key items for any working woman, they are business attire appropriate at the same time trendy.  This grey one is my favorite.  A new recent work attire MUST are high-waisted cigarette legged pants.  I have them in black, grey, and beige and can’t take them off.  They do need a certain body shape and must be worn with heels.  The brooch adds a Chanel touch to my outfit, it is Forever 21, and the black silk belt adds a different texture.  

 

 

Details of the outfit with a Forever 21 Brooch

 

I got a comment from a colleague of mine, a guy actually, that said my outfit reminded him of a famous designer.  I asked if it was Karl Lagerfeld and explained to him what he looked like, and his response was “YES, Exactly!”  He made my day.  

PS.  Sorry the pictures aren’t the greatest of quality.  I will soon be fixing my camera or getting a better one.  Wish me luck!  If you have any suggestions of good professional camera’s please send them my way.  

The Metropolitan Constume Institute Gala 2010

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The Oscars of the east coast, the Metropolitan Costume Institute Gala, is THE fashion event of the year in my opinion.  I always wait in anticipation to see what everyone is wearing and when I head to NYC, I make it a point to check out the halls of the exhibition.  Last year’s Model as a Muse was one of my favorite themes ever.  This year, the theme is American Women: Fashioning a National Identity.  The hosts of the night were Oprah Winfrey, Patrick Robinson of the GAP, and Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.  GAP is part of the American heritage and is a perfect match in my opinion for this year’s gala but how could GAP dress women for the red carpet?  I didn’t buy the high-end designers creating dresses for GAP.  Actually, I didn’t like the collaborations at all, maybe it was because I didn’t feel it was GAP enough.

I was impressed by the dresses this year, they truly defined American fashion which is simple, elegant, and modern.  Below are some of my favorite dresses.  The Calvin Klein clad ladies looked the absolute best, with my utlimate favorite being Dree Hemingway. 

Dree Hemingway in Calvin Klein

 

The Metallics at the Met Gala

The Neutrals at the Met Gala

Cold Colors at the Met Gala

Thanks Just Jared and Style.com for the pics!

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