Monthly Archives: February 2010

Anne Hathaway Sparkles at the Premiere of Alice in Wonderland

Anne Hathaway looked dazzling in a chic, sparkling, taupe Vivienne Westwood frock at the premiere of Alice in Wonderland.

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I love Vivienne Westwood. The neckline of this dress is somewhat her trademark. Most V.W. gowns have this type of structured detail. I also love the idea of wearing a full on sequined dress in a neutral shade, like this taupe/brown. Brown is definitely not a popular red carpet color, but it looks great on Anne Hathaway. I’m also loving her dark eye makeup and her rosy lip. A definite compliment to the dress. She always looks so glamorous on every red carpet she walks!

Also: ONE WEEK til Alice & Wonderland hits theaters. I’m beyond excited.

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Sienna Miller at London Fashion Week

Sienna Miller looked flawless, as always, at the Matthew Williamson show at London Fashion Week.

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Sienna Miller is my ultimate personal-style hero. She always looks so fresh, chic, and effortless. She really understands how to wear clothing and always manages to look just so.. cool. I can’t wait to see the launch of Sienna’s line this week: Twenty8Twelve.  Another thing I love about her: she always has a killer bag. I’m lovinggg this Loewe (Madrid-based handbag designer) Amazona bag.

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2010 Collection

This season, Phillip Lim was all about the ’70s. Everything about this collection was inspired by the decade of the freespirit, punk rock, bell-bottoms, and disco.

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I talk a lot about how much I adore Phillip Lim. I discovered him before he was huge, and I’ve been following his career enthusiastically every step of the way. I’ve previously declared that Phillip Lim is redefining American sportswear, and he continues to prove that, especially in this down-turn economy. Consumers are demanding quality. People no longer want  to shell out $800 for a black cashmere sweater. They want something beautiful, different, unique… Something worth the price. Phillip Lim is filling that need right now by making beautiful clothes (SEE ABOVE) at a unbelievable price point. Luxury is no longer defined by the price, it’s defined by the quality.

I loved Lim’s Fall collection. The nod to the 70s was refreshing and unexpected. I’m sick of seeing 80s inspired collections, and this feels like a breath of fresh air to me. I picture these clothes on a hip, cool-chick version of Mary Tyler Moore.

Mad for Plaid at Marc by Marc Jacobs

Plaid lovers everywhere – REJOICE!
Plaid is still in for Fall 2010, as Marc by Marc Jacobs clearly demonstrated.

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This outfit looks like it was stolen from my ultra fashionable friend Chris’ closet. He lives in plaid and cardigans, so naturally – I love this.

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This military-inspired coat is phenomenal. It’s perfectly cut and I love the proportions. The swingy bottom is sooo chic.

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This entire collection was very clean, preppy, and military-inspired. Another well done collection by MJ.

Rodarte Fall 2010 Collection

Dreams. That’s the one word that the Rodarte girls used to describe their Fall 2010 collection. And to be honest, as I was watching it, I felt like I was dreaming. Enchanting music played as fluttering chiffon frocks in shades of white and floral deconstructed gowns floated down the runway. For the finale, the lights dimmed and the models were glowing. It was downright amazing.

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Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy stuck to their signature, perfectly deconstructed and pieced together dresses. I love that they lightened up this season after a rather edgy collection last Fashion Week that was inspired by California Condors. In an interview, they said they were inspired this time around while on a roadtrip to Texas. The looks that opened the show definitely have a mid-western, quirky appeal. As the show went on, the dresses got more dream-like.

I love they way the designers play with texture and different kinds of fabric. It’s almost as if their creations are collages made out of lace and chiffon. The dresses that closed the show had a nightgown-like quality, and when the lights went down, the last three models stayed on stage before the procession. It was beautiful. They were glowing and looked like a cross between angels and ghosts. For this show, the pictures don’t do it justice. Rodarte live-streamed their show, and I was so lucky that I was able to catch it. The music, the runway, the lighting all made this show seem like something out of a dream. Season after season, I just can’t get over how talented this duo is!

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Collection

Marc Jacobs is pretty much what NYFW is all about. It’s what we anticipate the most. I spend Sept-Feb and Feb-Sept wondering “What will he do next?”

The critics are all in agreement – Last night, Marc Jacbos knocked one out of the park with his Fall 2010 Collection. The collection is brilliant and wearable. Sublime is the world they’re using to describe it, and I could not agree more.

Joe Zee, Design Director of Elle (@mrjoezee) Tweeted: “Marc, you make me swoon. Tons of amazing cream suits, skirts with volume, grey jersey dresses, furs, luscious knits and delicate organzas.”

I swooned over Marc as well. I could barely narrow down my favorite looks to just a few, which is why I’ve added a gallery of all of my favorite looks below.  But here were my highlights:

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This dress was my favorite look of the show. It’s girlish yet flirty. The models walked to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and this frock reminds me of something a chicer version Dorothy would wear down the Yellowbrick Road.

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One never knows what to expect at Marc. But this year, the show started right on time, causing Andre Leon Talley to (gasp) STAND.  The set was very minimalist..no bells or whistles from Fashion Weeks Past. The set was made out of cardboard boxes, and there were reportedly no celebs in the crowd, only fashion folk. Also, Marc only cast unknown models, including many that never walked down a runway before! He even plucked two super cool New Yorkers off the streets for this show!

Marc Jacob’s Fall 2010 collection was amazing.

What I Loved at Wang – New York Fashion Week Fall 2010

Last night, Alexander Wang revealed his Fall 2010 Collection at Pier 94. While Wang is ultra-edgy, there were a few things that I absolutely loved and could picture myself wearing. Starting with this luxuriously looking sweater!

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The draping is gorgeous. This would definitely be a wise investment for fall. I also loved these two dresses:

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The ruching on this is very Phillip Lim, so naturally, I adore. This is the perfect black dress.