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As a 16 year old living outside of Washington, D.C., I am eager to express myself in a world of emerging fashion and conservative style. “Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” – Yves Saint Laurent

Tag: Fall 2012

Trend Report: Fall 2012

SAVE: Tory Burch Clutch.  Marc by Marc Jacobs Crossbody.  Ted Baker Quilted ToteKate Spade Wallet.

There is no doubt about it, burgundy is the new black this Fall. From evening clutches to daytime carryalls, it’s the new color crush. For those used to navy and black, burgundy is a good color to try. It looks great on most complexions and blends seamlessly into any wardrobe.

Trend Report: Fall 2012

Herve Leger – black bandage dress. Top Shop (in an assorment of colors) – cap sleeve filppy tunic. BCBG – lace stripe dress. Issa – ribbed emerald stretch dress. Issa – blue stretch dress.

Elie Saab Couture Fall 2012

This was without a doubt my favorite couture collection of the seasons–I simply love every garmet that came down the runway. I can’t get over how intricate and delicate each and every garmet is. The gowns were all Turkish-inspired garmets that were intricately embroidered and heavily beaded, yet they all still managed to look as light as air when they came down the runway. All of the looks were high glamor as Saab said that he focused on “onfusing the collection with imperial splendor”. The almost ephemeral quality of many of these dresses came from their materials: sheer fabrics, which adorned rich embellishments, such as Ottoman Empire motifs and fabric treatments that looked like gold leaf from afar. But Saab brought the collection back down to the ground with dresses in solid fabrics, too, which he decorated with the same expert hand he applied to the other breezy fabrics that floated down the runway.

Chanel Couture Fall 2012

Karl Lagerfeld thew a gardern party for Chanel’s Fall 2012 Couture show. It took place in Paris’s Grand Palais and was complete with plates of macarons, a ceiling painted to resemble the sky, bushes of camellia flowers, and rows of wicker chairs. The theme of the show was, “new vintage.” It paid homage to Chanel’s design history–Lagerfeld freshened up Coco Chanel’s classic tweed jackets by adding tulle to their hems and wrists. Other versions of the jacket were clinched at the waist with belts, while paired with flowing skirts and printed pants. The collection’s dresses were equally as stunning. Some used tulle to accentuate the shoulders, while other combined layers of pink ribbon and tulle to create horizontal stripes.

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012

We saw a lot of icy blues and pale pinks that populated Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2012 collection. There were full-skirted ballerina dresses and voluminous ball gowns, the pastel hues were everywhere! Other than pastels, de la Renta’s main focus this season was embellishment . The embellishments came in every shape and style. Glittering stones were worked onto the sleeves of cashmere cardigans, fox fur lined the hems of pants, and lace dressed collars. Even the models’ headbands, belts, and shoes were done up in an eye-popping array of jewels.

 “I used a lot of colors you would not associate with Winter colors, but today’s woman doesn’t dress for seasons,”  – Oscar de la Renta

J.Mendel Fall 2012

I have to confess…very few thing make me more excited than a new J.Mendel collection! All of these ensembles scream J.Mendel. From the drapped jersey fabric to leather trims, to sporadic hints of fur. I can’t get over it — I love the fur stoles on top of the glamorous gowns — but, my favorite part of the collection are the long scrunched leather gloves  — glamorous and paired down at the same time! Another favorite of mine is their use of the white skinny! I just got a pair of off-white Victoria Beckham skinny jeans, and I’ve been pairing them with brown riding boots and darker tops (who said you can’t wear white after Labor Day?). I’m loving it all, J.Mendel definitely didn’t disappoint this season! What are your thoughts?

Balenciaga: Postmodern Pre-Fall

I’m in awe of Balenciaga’s most recent collection! From the shimmery metallics to the vibrant hues, I can’t stop staring at the 80’s inspired collection. The loud prints and bold silhouettes scream 80’s postmodernism. The collection  utilizes jumbo zebra patterns, oversized pullovers, shoulder pads, peplums. These all come in eye-popping hues and  are styled with chunky earrings, and New Wave hair, and dark shades. High-tech fabrics, sharp tailoring, and muted colors were added to keep the looks fresh and current and prevent outdated styling!