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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

1940’s Southern Belle

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Photo Courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes

After having watched the Notebook a couple of nights ago, for the 100th time, I was inspired.  Allie’s style, played by Rachel McAdams, has always intrigued me. The movie was set in a 1940’s South Carolina town with a southern belle as the leading lady.  From her hair accents to her rompers, Allie has an elegant flair notorious of the rich elite of the South.  The 1940’s were defined by everything feminine and flattering which lasts whenever, forever.  BE INSPIRED.  

The Notebook Inspiration Collage

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!

The Belle of Cannes

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I have always loved Kate Beckinsale’s red carpet look.  This year at Cannes, Kate has my vote for the belle of the Cannes 2010 Film Festival.  She wore Marchesa, Gucci, and Balmain with each dress completely different from the other.  

Kate started her Cannes red carpet appearances with the premiere of Robin Hood in a gorgeous wedding-like Marchesa.  The tulle train and embellished corset are exceptional Marchesa details.  

Kate Beckinsale in Marchesa at Cannes

Photo Courtesy of: Just Jared

She later donned a fabulous shiny off-white off-the-shoulder Gucci gown with silver bows.  The dress is flattering and simple yet all the SHINE makes it Cannes worthy.  

Kate Beckinsale in Gucci at Cannes

Then came serious change, the Balmain rocker dress.  The dress flaunts Kate’s toned body, looks glam and edgy, all at the same time.  The studded gold and black belt creates a really nice break to the all sequined dress.

Kate Beckinsale in Balmain at Cannes

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