Going Digital

As the fashion world eagerly anticipates the Fall shows that’ll be starting in the next month, the clothes from the Spring collections are arriving in stores.

And as I look at the images from the Spring/Summer 2010 runway shows I’m starting to notice a huge gap in my closet… Prints.

Though I have a fair amount of printed dresses and tops, the vast majority of them are florals. This season’s print is far from traditional and is being called the ‘digital print’ because of the way it’s created.

My favorite examples were by Alexander McQueen but I can’t wait to see the versions from Zara and H&M.


Perfect Collaberation

So I love Emma Watson and I have loved Burberry’s last few collections, especially the SS 2010 line with Christopher Bailey as chief creative director. As you can imagine, I was beyond excited when the images came out for Emma’s latest ad campaign with the design house.

Here are some of my favorite looks from the show:

And here’s ad. Love how they stayed with the brand’s image of the classic trench but transformed it into something in lilac with shoulders like that. Also note, the blonde model is Emma’s brother!

Style Icon: Olivia Palermo

We all love to hate her on The City, but personality aside, I am obsessed with Olivia Palermo.

She always manages to look impeccably put together and classic while still showcasing her favorite trends (like the statement necklace). Her style is defined by the tailored masculine pieces that she is never without. She throws blazers over dresses for both casual and formal looks.

Her accessories are almost always high end and she seems to have a affinity for over sized, structured handbags and clutches.

She does wear a lot of designer items also incorporates pieces from stores like Topshop.

Though Whitney is technically the star of the show, Olivia’s outfits always seem to take center stage for me. Can’t wait until the next season starts!

London S/S 2010

I apologize for not posting for the past couple of days but I was taking a weekend off at my friend’s country house. I got back last night just in time for the Emmys, which I find kind of boring, and I have to say the fashions were equally dull this year. The only exciting look was January Jones because she actually took a risk and went for something a little bit forward. I also came back with tons of shows to catch up on because I had missed the beginning of London fashion week. I’m going to do a condensed update on the last couple of days.

The British shows had a definite vibe about them. Let’s start with Antonio Berardi. The show was very much lingerie inspired and had a great boudoir feel to it. I loved the architectural shapes that modernized the overall look. I also loved the sequins (which reminds me that I still haven’t found anything sequined for fall).

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At Louise Goldin, the dresses were futuristic and still managed to be a throwback to the 80’s with cone bras a la Madonna. I liked the use of gold and also the fan-like detailing.

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Last but absolutely not least is Matthew Williamson. Oh the embellishments! The bow booties! Need I say more?

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Milly and Proenza Shouler S/S 2009

I was really busy writing and article for school yesterday so some catching up is in order. It’s only fair that I show you guys two great shows. Let’s start with Milly. There are certain shows that I see and think “I love every single one of these looks.” I had a really hard time picking just a couple of outfits to show here. There was an obvious reference to Louis Vuitton’s fall 09 show in the oversized black hair bows. I liked that the collection featured a healthy amount of black, even though it is a spring show. I also loved the gold embellishments on the jackets. The statement necklaces were what really stole the show though; they are part of Milly’s new costume jewelery line.

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Second show of the day: Proenza Shouler. The designers really showed that they’re catering to a young, trendy, downtown sort of crowd this season with metallic animalistic prints. I can see some of these dresses being worn buy the likes of Leighton Meester at events next year.

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Derek Lam S/S 2010

Alright so I’m cheating a little. Derek Lam and DvF showed on the same day but I couldn’t choose between them! The two collections were similar in the sense that they both showcased a bold colour pallet and unique prints. Derek Lam’s show however felt a lot more patriotic and retro than anything else. It was cheerful and optimistic and I can just see myself wearing some of those large floral print dresses next summer.

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Diane von Furstenburg S/S 2009

DvF always manages to hit it out of the park when it comes to prints and this season was no exception. There were a lot of really wearable pieces even though the some of the accessories may have been over the top. I loved the florals, I loved the colours, I loved the animal prints…it was just a great crowd-pleasing collection. DvF always says that your clothes should feel like great friends, and I’d definitely like to introduce myself to some of those dresses!