ON TRENDS from NYFW: Winter Whites (I’ll pass)

Perhaps I hate winter white because it’s always the theme of some party I’m invited too. Or perhaps I still believe in no-white-after-labor? I personally feel like the Michelin Man when I wear it. So I’ll pass.

But who cares what I think, right. The fashion trends will live on with or without my approval. I will suggest that when wearing winter white remember that fabric is key, try to mix and match, and you can never go wrong with the basic white sweater, handbag, or coats. Don’t try to do too much. 

As this season’s runway proved, winter white is here too stay. Check out some of my favorites designers and their winter white runways! View Full Post

ON TRENDS from NYFW: gutsy FURS!

With this Fall collection we saw tons of furs, on and off the runway. So I was waiting for all the PETA supporters to be lined up outside the Lincoln Center and ready to throw bloody red paint on the fur coats entering the Lincoln Center. I had images of Samantha from SATC leaving Bryant Park, joyous and happy to be back in New York – red stained ruined fur and all. No such luck for that dramatic thought at the Lincoln Center. Bags were checked for certain shows.

Dennis Basso, DKNY, and Christian Cota were just a few designers who grabbed my attention with their gutsy colorful furs. I can’t say I’m running out to buy one but I’ve got my eye on a few brands now.

Check out my favs.

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ON TRENDS from NYFW: Chartreuse (the color not the liquer)

Pantone predicted the color of 2012 as Tangerine Tango, a gorgeous vibrant orange. Too bad we didn’t see much of their prediction on the runway this NYFW season. But what I did spot was lots of chartreuse.

What is chartreuse? Good question. It’s a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green/yellow color of a French liqueur. I’ve seen this color a lot in home decor. My bathroom colors are actually turquoise and chartreuse. So the color may not be new to you but perhaps new to your closet.

The only bad thing about this color is that it doesn’t quite photograph as well as it appears. But I love the color trend just the same.

Check out my fav pieces from designers who nailed this trend. View Full Post

ON TRENDS from NYFW: Red Carpet Worthy

Now that NYFW is over, it’s time to check out what’s trending, what looked more than amazing, and what we hated beyond words.

Let’s start with Red Carpet worthy gowns. It’s my favorite garment to drool over and they usually gets lots of “OOOOOs” and “AHHHHs” from everyone — especially the celebrities.

Designers like Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, and Naeem Khan brought out lots of sparkle and shine this season. You can bet your only pair of Prada pumps that your favorite actress or performer will be rocking these looks come fall.

Check out some of my favorites. View Full Post

What & Who I saw + What I wore [NYFW Day 1]

Wowsers, what I first day yesterday was. I’m gonna make this a quickie since I am running off to shows and events again today.

Yesterday was interesting to say the very least. Feels like everyone is on edge and anxious to check in, rush to seats (or their standing spot), and photographers are pushing folks out of the media lounge (one tried me yesterday) just to make their silly albeit very important deadlines. In a world where being first really matters I totally understand but dear baby jesus it’s only Thursday. We’ve got a whole week ahead of us!

Since I am covering shows for several media outlets this season, I wanted keep a photo journal each day of the interesting, funny, random, and hopefully inspiring images that I spot in and around the tents. So here goes NYFW day 1 – what and who I saw + what I wore! View Full Post

I’m headed to NYFW in a few days and …

I’m getting kinda geeked. This season’s shows will be a little light for us. We (Iconography Magazine) plan to do more people watching. We’ve hired a videographer so I’ll be in and out of the tents catching all the reactions to the shows before and after. I am also covering a few backstage shows for my mentor Marie Denee, from The Curvy Fashionista, while she’s at MAGIC in Las Vegas

I love fashion week in February because we get a sneak peek at the fall collections to come. Fall is also my favorite time of the year. I love dressing in layers and the past few fall collections have brought tons of color. Check out my favorite runway reviews from Fall 2011 and a few of the trends I fell in love with! View Full Post