ARCHIVE: Fall / Winter 2012 – 2013
Runway Review: Architecturally balanced pieces in grown-up and sophisticated colors worthy of a woman who achieved a certain sense of acclaim in her life, or just wants to look that way.
When it comes to day wear, a presentation, rather than runway show, is best if the clothes are design worthy. It gives you the chance to take pause and savor the details, rather than the flash going by.
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What a fun time you’re bound to have at a Betsey Johnson show, and the fall 2012 show was no exception! Whether the clothes cater to your fashion aesthetic or not, the show itself is not one to be missed. On top of the pumping rock music and a colors-of-the-rainbow light show, you have massive scale bold prints, sequins, rhinestones, faux fur, tulle, bright saturated color, pink, pink, pink, and …READ MORE >>
Runway Review: From New York’s unparalleled color fanatic Chris Benz comes a collection fit for a dolly girl with a little Eliza Doolittle thrown in for extra character.
Chris Benz’ latest outing sees the designer forgoing his dialogue with 70′s Americana done up in a myriad of bold hues and vivid prints for something a little more retro, slightly disheveled and wickedly off-kilter for a collection that’s certainly not to …READ MORE >>
Runway Review: From a man who rose to fame designing body-con dresses for the party girl set comes an outing full of right-on, more subtle fashion perfect for the times.
Over the past few season’s Yigal Azrouel has made a name for himself by loosely interpreting Europe’s top trends in a way that speaks to New York Fashion Week’s more reality-minded, sportswear oriented DNA and has continued to make them …READ MORE >>
Runway Review: Tracy Reese gives us a colorful fall 2012 collection that balances strength with femininity with her use of punchy colors, large tropical prints, sturdy fabrics paired with draped silk, and silhouettes that accentuate the female shape.
It’s refreshing to see a fall collection that isn’t dark and dreary, instead the saturated oranges, purples, aquas and yellows put a sunny spin on the cold months of the season.
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Yes,There Is Runway Hair That’s Easy To Get On Your Own! Try The Tousled Bed Head from Joseph Altuzarra’s Fall-Winter 2012
Backstage Beauty Notes: Long and purposefully messy hair may seem like a no-brainer to style, but that’s not always the case.
It takes a degree of styling finesse to look effortlessly undone and chic rather than unkempt.
Take a backstage beauty cue from Joseph Altuzarra’s Fall-Winter 2012 Fashion Week Runway Show to try a look that may appear confidently easy by using the right amount of hair products.
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Runway Review: The urban girl with a rocker sensibility will feel right at home with this collection that emphasizes rich tactile fabrications that play off more than black.
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Classic silhouettes such as bomber jackets, shirt dresses, moto jackets and even what could be a Saville Road herringbone get a cool and downtown vibe at the hands of Rebecca Taylor. Expertly cut loose layers and the de rigueur …READ MORE >>
Runway Review: If you lust for prints with edge, Mara Hoffman stayed true to her roots.
Mara Hoffman, known for her uniquely rich prints that always manage to not wear the wearer, kept her fans happy with a foray into deep and rich patterns in her fall / winter 2012 “South American Shaman Cowboys” themed collection.
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Prints include Tassles, Magic Carpet, Stars, Meteorite, and Kilim with some added …READ MORE >>
Runway Review: If you want a truly sexy LBD, you have come to the right designer.
Sexy. Bondage. Need I say more about the Fall 2012 collection from Herve Leger?! There is not a chance, with all the leather straps, anatomical seaming, and skin-tight dense knits, that a woman can wear one of these slammin’ dresses and NOT exude supreme sexiness. No way. This is the most bodycon one can …READ MORE >>
Runway Review: Asymmetrical hems, oversize honeycomb stitches and graphic fair isles are must-haves, along with gotta-get sweaters.
The Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012 show had me already yearning for chilly autumn’s return when it’s yet to be spring!
A soft, warm palette painted itself on cozy intarsia and cable sweaters, tightly fit leather, light weight georgette, and thick jacquards. The looks were completed and well-balanced with soft purple eye shadow and pouty …READ MORE >>