Friday, September 30, 2011

#4 Donatella Versace Undersea Story

Donatella Versace Spring 2012 collection was filled with gorgeous dresses and suits. I loved how she had starfish and seahorse images printed on the garments in gold studs. The gold studs are also a perfect complement to the pale pastel colors. This article from NYTimes by Cathy Horyn describes the collection perfectly. 

"A nice aqua glow bathed the stone walls of the Versace headquarters on Via Gesu, formerly the palazzo home of Gianni Versace. The runway was a white glassy streak and the first models — Lindsey, Nyasha, Abbey Lee — came out with bouncy curls and pure white outfits tipped in pale sea prints.
This was a Versace command performance, very far from the humdrum of Milan’s flapper girls and hot-rod prints. Donatella Versace seemed to have four ideas: the snappy suit with shorts, the mini gladiator dress with a constellation of gold studs, the mini goddess dress or suit with pleated panels and the many-hued goddess dress for big grown-up girls.
But that was a large enough porthole for Ms. Versace to tell her undersea story of mermaids, shells and starfish swimming against a stark white background, or perhaps pale green or a jolt of black. The makeup and hair were impeccable, the platform sandals in clear plastic. Ms. Versace made the studs and the delicate sea creatures seem more like tattoos than decoration, with everything light and sophisticated."  

1. Silhouette & Design
    • snappy suit
    • gladiator dress
    • goddess dress
    • platform sandals

2. Details
    • bouncy curls
    • pleated panels

3. Color
    • aqua glow
    • white glassy streak
    • pale sea prints

4. Fabric
    • clear plastic
    • hot rod prints

5. Creative "Jargon"
    • flapper girls
    • undersea story

Monday, September 26, 2011

#3. Fall on the Streets

Lace dresses have been worn all summer long, but now with the fall season approaching, lace dresses are still making a statement as a must have fall piece. Lace dresses are so easy to wear and do not require accessories as they are enough on their own. White and light colored lace dresses from summer don't need to be put away just because it's fall! By adding a few extra pieces such as a leather jacket and boots can take a summer lace dress and make it wearable for the colder weather. As you can see below even celebrities such as Pippa Middleton and Whitney Port have been spotted wearing this trend. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#2. Key Item For Fall 2012

A fun easy trend for Fall 2012 is embellishments. Embellishments have been seen all over bags, shoes, jackets, dresses, and more. They can give a boring garment an edgy touch. It's so easy to add to your wardrobe. There is no wrong way to wear embellishments. Specifically with sequins, beading, and studs, embellishment is a Fall 2012 must! Fashion Snoops shows beaded and embellished materials are a luxe trend for fall and winter seasons.


I also loved this collection of embellished pieces shown on It shows how taking a simple fall piece in a nude color, and adding a touch of sequins and studs can make a garment stand out.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Yesterday at Lincoln Center, BCBG Maz Azari kicked off fashion week with their Spring 2012 collection. I really enjoyed this collection with its fun, loose flowing dresses in bright colors with neutral accents. These light airy fabrics are perfect for bold youthful look. Color blocking has definitely been a huge trend. I love that the dresses are loose fitting and can be worn dressed up or casual. Here are a few of my favorites. 

I can't wait to see what other designers are doing! Stay updated with live footage. I know I'll be watching! (LiveRunway)