Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spicing Things Up via Fall 2011

Karen Walker, J. Crew, Max Mara, Costume National
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 Edun, Acne, Alice + Olivia, Peter Som
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Karen Walker, Rodarte, Max Azaria, Prabal Gurung
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Embrace fall by adding bursts of color to your wardrobe. Ditch your tired grays and spice things up with marigold, pumpkin, and candy apple red. Pair like color with like color for long simple clean lines or mix and match with neutral hues for a more defined look. These spicy shades will instantly add warmth to those chilly fall mornings. Besides, what's more fun than wearing the skins of your favorite fall treats?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Street Chic: New York City

The Khaki Blazer

In an effort to combat falling temperatures, New Yorkers seem to be embracing over-sized blazer's as an effortless layering piece that completes a look. Keep things masculine and pair with skinnies or opt for a softer style by throwing it over a favorite frock. This unisex item is the perfect solution for the crisp fall weather. It's a classic, staple power piece that will last you seasons to come.  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

In the Words of Cathy Horyn...

The Scene at Chanel Spring 2012
source: NY Times Blog

In keeping up with the Spring 2012 runways, I have been addicted to reading reviews by The New York Times fashion guru, Cathy Horyn. Her words are honest and descriptive, making me feel as if I was sitting front row. One of her latest entries, "At Chanel, Everything but Mermaid," described the whimsical scene at Chanel's Spring 2012 showing, which was set against the soft humming of songbird, Florence Welch of Florence Welch and the Machine.

Chanel Spring '12
Ms. Horyn dutifully masters the tasks of portraying the silhouettes in great detail, "...lean skirt or dress in ivory or black wool worn with an opened cropped jacket..." not failing to leave out design, detail, or color. using industry jargon, she describes the shapes as "soft, short, and slightly rounded, with a sense of mobility" or conveying "glistening effects" from "fabrics woven, in some cases, with glass fibers."

Like any good writer, she is short, sweet, and to the point with hints of creativity and wit. It's no wonder she is sought out by fashionista's everywhere!

Read her full review of the Chanel show here.