Friday, October 28, 2011

#7 Trunk Shows

All year long designers have trunk shows to sell and show off their new merchandise for customers, buyers, magazine editors, and more. Designers will be able to get feedback directly from their consumers. Many trunk shows are held in a fun and entertaining environment with music, cool lighting, drinks, appetizers, and more.  This Alexander McQueen video really shows what it is like to attend a fashion trunk show. Merchandise is displayed on shelves, racks, and even a small fashion runway is set up to model the new line for a small gathering of people. The show featured accessories from shoes to handbags, and many original unique dress designs.

Recently, designers have also been doing virtual trunk shows where you do not need a special invite to attend. Designers such as Donna Karan and Salvatore Ferragamo have started online trunk shows to show off their new collections. Virtual trunk shows provide special videos of each garment and a option to pre-order the merchandise before it's available to the public. Check out Salvatore Ferragamo trunk show or read more about Donna Karan’s trunk show for Neiman Marcus. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

#6. Chanel Fashion Show

The Chanel Spring/Summer 2012 fashion show was one of the most unique fashion shows I have ever seen. It just proves there is so much more to fashion shows than just modeling new designs. This video instantly had me wishing I could have been there to watch it live! I loved how it was not your traditional "cat walk" and had models walking in all different directions. The all white design with white apparel was so crisp and clean. It looks almost like a winter wonderland. You can tell a lot of work went into creating this show. I think Chanel went above and beyond, and set high standards for fashion shows to come!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

#5. Electric Blue Fall Forecast

When fall approaches we begin to put away our fun bright colored clothing for more dark neutral colors such as brown, black, and grey. Just because the weather is getting colder does not mean we have to stop wearing fun colors! Electric blue is a great color for fall 2012 and its different from the usual red, green, or orange colors we see in fall. Many celebrities have already starting bringing back this exciting color!


Here are some ways to add electric blue to any outfit...

Nail Polish: Butter London, Blagger - $14
Jacket: Rag & Bone, Jacket - $595

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shop For Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness month is here, and there are so many ways to get involved and help donate. One of my favorite and easiest ways to help out is to SHOP! There are many designers and stores that are offering products where a percentage of the proceeds are being donated to breast cancer.  Here are a few of my favorite items that are supporting the cause.

1. OPI Pink Shatter - $8.50
2. HANA Professional Flat Iron - $124.99
4. Coach Phoebe Bangle Watch - $298
5. Jo Malone Red Roses Bath Oil - $65
6. MICHAEL Michael Kors Island Cosmetic Bag - $38
7. Shiseido Luminizing Lip Gloss, Pop Life - $22