New York Fashion Week is THE fashion week in America, and I was lucky enough to work and attend for the third season in a row. I work every show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and am fortunate enough to view most of those shows. In recent seasons it has become more of a spectacle than it has been in the past. You will no be walking around and notice the absurd amounts of street style bloggers and photographers wanting to snap your photo and along with them: the street style stars. More on that topic later.
Anyway, here are a few from my busy week to prove that I was there. I have more, but they’re really unnecessary to post.
Diane, what can’t you love about this woman? Most know her from Inglourious Basterds, but many also know her through her keen fashions and superb sense of style that is unmatchable. She has such high tastes from Chanel – says Karl Lagerfeld is like a father – to Haute Couture and the most casual wear, yet is always so perfectly edited from top to bottom. Sometimes her style can raise questions, but there never is a question for taste. Recently she has really caught my attention, not to mention the whole fashion universe’s eye, with all of her exquisite numbers she wears on and off the runway.
We begin a few weeks ago in St. Tropez. The night before Chanel unveiled the resort collection, Diane sported a beautiful Chanel number paired with a hat to make it seem like the perfect casual ensemble. How relaxed yet cool does she look? During the actual runway show, Miss Kruger wowed in a Chanel Pre-Fall 2010 minidress adorned in black paillettes. The formal model is sexy as an obvious Chanel darling. I think her best accessory to date is her beau, Joshua Jackson, or Pacey if you will. He’s turned into such a GQ man as of late. Something is rubbing off and it’s something that I need to steal. Perfection is what it all is. Perfection.
Street style is something that is very interesting and different for everyone. Diane mastered it like it was effortless. What I’m sure is J.CREW, she pairs it with a hat again and Lanvin heels as she goes from shopping to wherever. The skirt is cute and the pop of purple makes the outfit exciting, while the heels bring a slight edge to the feminine and whimsy with the gold chain.
Now to the Cannes’s ensembles that got endless press. My first choice is the Jason Wu gown at Palme d’Or Award Closing Ceremony during Cannes Film Festival. The custom fuchsia gown is stunning and I don’t care to hear opinions stating otherwise. The black bodice is pretty with the lace and bead details, and this is definitely a gown to wear to make a statement. It comes across so strong, a bit quirky, and highly feminine. I love the gown on this woman! Moving on at Cannes, you can’t overlook the Giambattista Valli Fall 2010 dress. While the hair isn’t the best statement to make for any occasion, the dress is just absolutely beautiful and stunning. The bodice makes the whole dress with the beading and block flowers. Add the lower 60s pink half, and the look is so chic and wonderful. While most could not pull this off, instances like these excite me. Why just wear the same old boring dress? Have fun and play. This is what fashion is all about.
There is one more occasion that really caught my eye. This one other occasion is when she is wearing Lanvin Fall 2010. This is such a while dress, it’s ridiculous. Granted it’s not for everyone’s tastes, but it’s beautiful nonetheless. All of the detail and beading is fabulous and the fabric is interesting within itself. I love it. She pairs it with the same Lanvin shoes she wore shopping, yet this time they’re black. Stunning. Wow factor. Also, she pairs herself with the cutest little man. They look so good together. Makes you just jealous deep down inside.
Last summer-ish a trend came back into swing and I was unsure about it. As with most trends, they always start at the top of the ladder and trickle down. We’ll see these trends begin on the runways and with the fashion crowd in large cities where they can get away with experimenting with trends like in NYC, London, and Paris. Within this post includes pictures of me and J.CREW’s Spring/Summer presentation, among others.
Like I said, this trend came back last summer-ish and is still actually gaining momentum. I started to really like it and now I’ve attempted it a few times. I’ve gotten approval from my fashion acquaintance and fellow fashion follower Patti, and received approval from my dear friend Emma who said I looked cute. Not that I really need approval of what I wear, you just sometimes would like to know that you’re not some crazy loon frolicking around campus with such tom-foolery.
The thing I like about this look is that females and well-dressed men can wear this look really well. I like when women wear either a heel of the sandals or booties variety, flats, or oxfords. Men can pull this off with oxfords, boat shoes, desert boots, wing-tips, and leave it to open interpretation for both sexes. The look overall is fairly casual, but can really pull a dressy look down to a more casual vibe. Either way, it can make the jeans or pants you’re wearing more interesting. I approve of this look as it reaches a broader amount of people who try to pull it off.
Another part of this trend I like is with the oxfords and dress shoes that you don’t wear socks. I know GQ for one has really been pushing this trend for a couple years and I’m still very pleased with the results. Weather you peg your jeans or you’re wearing a suit, this is an excellent look for the spring and summer months when you’re not going for the complete dressy look. Okay, some of you think I’m completely crazy, but seriously, get out of that box. You need photo evidence, pick up a GQ or check out the Sartorialist’s blog. The look is completely awesome and to pull it off receives bonus points in my eyes, ladies and gentlemen. There are issues for people without socks that include comfort, sweat, etc. There are ways to avoid that all and just figure it out to pull off the total look. I’ll be wearing it with my Livesey’s from ALDO and I’ll be completely happy.
The perfect spring catalog for a perfect and beautiful spring day! The sun is warm and shining, there’s a soft breeze, my layers of clothes can be lightweight instead of adding thick or excessive layers. I can’t wait for flowers galore! My mother has already placed freshly cut daffodils in my home back in the 317 and I wish I could grow and afford flowers in my apartment up here at school.
Anyway, my newer fav, Magdalena Frackowiak, graces the spring-y pages of the J.CREW catalog and brings the perfect amount of sweetness to the shots. Now, go play outside in the weather. Skip class and swing, it’s worth it people!