Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Plaid Ain't Bad

It's not just this jacket from 3.1 Phillip Lim that I've been seeing everywhere... it's plaid. In all it's many variations plaid is very much "in vogue" and in Vogue at the moment.

I like this dress from Built by Wendy's Spring collection. And since the babydoll dress isn't going anywhere for now, I think it's safe to say that this piece will carry you though the winter (with tights and a cardigan) and still be fun in the spring.

And there are so many cute plaid accessories that are fun but don't look like they've come from Hot Topic. I especially like the hats at Hat Attack.

So all in all, plaid is still making a statement. And while it isn't the same statement that it made when Robert the Bruce wore it, it's still pretty legit.


Monday, September 17, 2007

Fashon Week Favorites

So I realize that I haven't blogged in a while. I thought I'd celebrate my return with a few of my favorite looks from last weeks runway shows in New York.
First, of course, is marc by Marc Jacobs

Really, what isn't there to like about the 70's schoolgirl look, complete with penny loafers, all in bright primary colors. The waistcoat (vest, whatever) with shorts is a great look, and this pallet makes it eye catching.

Phillip Lim also used primary hues on his runway, but the lacy overlay gives it the subtlety and femininity that he's so famous for. Although, in spite of these details this was not my favorite show of his.

At Lela Rose (yes, that's her name as well as the name of her brand. Cute, isn't it?!) she also layered wonderful patterned lace over some very bold colors. I especially like this youthful evening dress. Total red carpet material.

Hats were everywhere on the runway this time around, everything from military helmets to floppy brimmed hats perfect for an afternoon of polo (or in my case, an afternoon of reading at Bauhaus)

This outfit from Tracy Reese (one of my fashion heroines) is perfect, from the hat to the blouse to the shoes, perfect.

I also really like the hat in this look at Diane von Furstenburg. Coco Rocha (the model) looks great in this shot.

And speaking of models. Freja Beha has never looked better than she did in this simple suit at Zac Posen. She looks so radiant, and I love her hair!

Also it was fun to see Dani (formerly of ANTM) in the line up at Jenny Kane. You sort of wonder if they actually get any work after being on the show, but it looks like she's grabbed this opportunity by the horns, and she looks great.

And last but not least...jeans. Because, lets be honest, what are you really going to be wearing next spring? Yeah, me too.

Adorable bellbottom jeans from Jovovich-Hawk (two names that I always want to add extra letters to). Love the styling (mmm... droopy braids), love the setting (The Chelsea Hotel), love those two designers. Milla Jovovich plays the freaking ukulele! And I think that we can all agree that the one thing that never goes out of style is a little eccentricity.


p.s. expect an update on the London shows!