Horn-rimmed glasses with eyebrow-shaped plastic fused on, beehives and full gathered dresses were a throwback to the 50s and 60s. Though the dresses were simple, they were very elegant and flattering. There were lots of lace and ruffles and even leather thrown in. The choice of fabric was what I thought gave the collection a luxurious feel. I also enjoyed the richness of color compared to Marc Jacobs' throwback this season to the 1950s. Both designers made the styles look very modern and clean. Though, I don't advocate the use of fur, the electric blue detail under the collar was a great surprise.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
You might wear this outfit out to dinner
or to grab a cocktail with friends. It's not overly dressy but just enough to impress the people around you. The shoes actually inspired this outfit and are a steal for a just a little over a hundred dollars. The could be worn well into Summer and are very unique for the price. The clutch matches well with the shoes the bow really styles it up. Last but not least the dress, which is such a great deal. The ruched sleeves are fantastic and I love the zip detail in the front.
Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, $248.00
Get it here
Shoes: Asos.com $118
Dress: Asos.com $23 (On sale)
Friday, January 8, 2010
Madonna has always pushed herself to the limit. Her fashion sense is often equally provocative. I recently saw a picture of Madonna in a black bustier dress that made me think of her infamous mock white wedding dress with signature "BOY TOY" belt that she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in 1984.
Here are some great finds that can help you get that classic Madonna
This colorful bustier dress is handmade by Nattyboho on Etsy.com! I love the use of patterns and the flower appliqués.
Where can I buy this?: On Etsy.com. Visit her site here.
This dress is very chic. I am in love with the ruffle skirt overlay and the mauve fabric.
Who: Jill Stuart
Price: $186.00 on sale was $248.00
Where can I buy this?: bloomingdales.com. Go here.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
People say that Dior Homme's collections have gone down in quality due to the decreasing influence of Hedi Slimane, the creator of the sought-after, slim suits he created ( rumor has it that Karl Lagerfeld lost ninety pounds so that he could fit in one.) However, the Spring 2010 runway show, I thought was amazing and upbeat. It featured straight, cropped collars that were buttoned and tucked into flowy trousers paired with excelently-styled shoes. The thing I loved most about this collection was the sheerness of the fabric used in the shirts and jackets. I also enjoyed the monotony of his color choices. I think men look better in toned-down colors as opposed to really vibrant colors. Click here to see the complete collection.