Tag Archives: FASHION WEEK

Anna Dello Russo’s Watermelon Hat

Anna Dello Russo is definitely my favorite person to outfit-stalk. As the Editor at Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan, she always looks the part, dressing in couture on a daily basis. She’s a favorite subject of famed fashion photographer Scott Schuman and for good reason.

While I haven’t seen any watermelon hats on the runway lately, leave it to ADR to sport one while watching the spring 2011 fashion shows during New York Fashion Week.

Patrick McMullan

This is amazing for two reasons. 1) Who doesn’t love watermelon? Especially SPARKLY watermelon. 2) ADR doesn’t take herself too seriously to wear a watermelon hat.

And I’m pretty sure she’s the only person who could show up to fashion week with a watermelon on her head. Period.

DVF = to DIE for !

So.. Next week… I’m actually going to be in the DVF studio. Sipping champagne, eating Godiva chocolates, hopefully meeting Candace Bushnell, and networking. Ah the fabulous life of a journalism major. 

ANYWAY, Diane has always been one of my favorites, both because of her clothes and her fierceness! She’s a true role model. 

This collection was divine. The colors were rich and intoxicating, the prints perfect, as always, and everything was truly Diane. 

Here were my favorites!

 

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Oh Philip. I do adore you.

Anyone who knows me knows that I have a slight obsession with all things Philip Lim. From his fabulous and not so basic basics, to his Bendels exclusive canvas tote, I’ve been following this man’s career since virtually day one, and I’m so so THRILLED to see him thriving. It’s like seeing your first born child graduate college (or something… maybe). 

With the recession hitting everyone hard, including (GASP) fashion designers, it was slightly refreshing to see someone stick to the very idea of fashion week and the escape that it provides from the real word (aka: the recession). Lim didn’t hold back this year due to the economic times. 

And the rock n roll inspired collection definitely stuck a chord with me

My favorite looks from the show:

1. Plum colored tights. 
2. An utterly fabulous embroidered/embellished cream colored shrug.
3. Edgy studded vests.
4. A completely gorgeous military inspired jacket.
5. A printed chiffon dress… with fabulous detailing and a purple* necklace (purple is so the color of the moment).
6. A white and black printed dress with a ruffle down the center and an inverted v hemline. The stunner was the back of the dress, with was cleverly cut out.
7. My 2nd favorite look of the show… a pale pink dress with a jagged heavily embellished hem and embellishment down the front. The model tripped on her utterly amazing Louboutin and had to stop to take one off. I felt bad!
8. Ah finally, my favorite dress. The signature Philip Lim 1 shouldered dress in white chiffon with a small black print. GORGEOUS gathered details, as always. 

All models wore Louboutins, the red soles made me smile. 

There was one look even I couldn’t get behind…
Gold striped metallic pants. NEVER ok.  

The opening looks were edgier, with a darker and more neutral color palette, mostly black with cream and the plum color was consistent throughout the show in the tights. Then, we started to see camel colored ensambles, with pops of color, my favorite being a bright pink silk ruffled blouse. Then things got a little softer with some sweet chiffon dresses.. but not for long! 

The show took place in the most expensive fashion week venue. It may be ok for seasoned vets from Vera Wang to cut costs by showing in her show room, but for a new comer like Lim, it was the right move. And he is one of the hottest designers out there right now! He even had live music courtesy of Lissy Trullie.

Another show well done !

My favorite Twitter comment of the day…

In a true stroke of genius, NYMag’s The Cut decided to Twitter from the shows at fashion week, describing their daily experiences in 140 characters. 

“Kanye is sitting RIGHT IN FRONT of us at Herchcovitch. We can confirm that he is most definitely growing a mullet.”

My suspicions are alas true. Kayne IS growing a mullet. And he probably thinks its the hottest thing since… him. 

But come on ladies… how could you be so heartless 🙂

The Fall Collections – In a Word

Prepare yourself fashionistas. Spend the rest of this week getting your beauty sleep, because as soon as Friday February 13th rolls around… I doubt you will be getting a good night of shut-eye for a while. 

Every September and February, NYMag (one of my absolute favorite glossies), asks the designers to describe their collection in a single word… which in itself is sheer genius. Asking the most creative minds in the word to describe their art work in a single word!

Everyone knows about my obsession with Philip Lim. He described his Fall 09 collection as “Rocknrolla.” CANNOT WAIT to see what he has instore for us this season. Whatever it is… it will definitely be exciting. 

Georgina Chapman of Marchesa (my absolute FAVORITE evening wear designer) described her collection as “Fairytale.” I’m thinking chiffon, intricate beading, and muted pastels, all Marchesa signatures!

Vena Cava, which Blake Lively seems to wear a LOT of, described their collection as “Crystalarium.” Whatever that means, it sounds edgy and beautiful! 

Read the rest of the one liners here: http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/02/one_word.html

 

And … SLEEP TIGHT!