Tag Archives: New York Fashion Week

Need Immediately: Red Pants

February 18, 2011

Filed Under : STYLE

red pants outfit

I’m usually not a colorful person.  I stick to neutrals like you wouldn’t believe.  But all of sudden, I’m craving red pants.  What’s the deal here?  It might be because the color red has been popping up repeatedly all over New York Fashion Week.  Or maybe because it was just Valentine’s Day and heart motifs are aplenty.  Was it quite possibly the red velvet bundt cake I tested the other day that sent me into a world of chocolately red dye bliss???

I NEED RED PANTS!  I swear, red pairs well with every color on the planet: navy, olive green, camel, cream, orange, leopard (yes, leopard is a color), royal blue.  I could probably go through the entire color spectrum but instead, I want to show you an outfit that I wish I was currently wearing.

Of course, I would start with these Zara red cropped pants.  Then I would add a touch of silk with a J.Crew navy blouse (lusted after here in olive just days ago).  Red + navy = get used to it my friends because you will be seeing LOTS of it in the coming months!  Over the silk blouse, I would wear this slouchy Topshop sweater.  Extra geek chic points for the blouse collar peeking out of the sweater neckline.  And then I would add a chunky gold Madewell necklace for pizazz, bright red Topshop lipstick for even MORE pizazz, and a Madewell satchel because it’s probably the cutest thing ever.

The Other Side of Fashion Week

September 23, 2010

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tommy ton fashion week

As many of you know, we are in the thick of Fashion Week.  New York was two weeks ago, London was last week,  Milan is right now, and Paris is just around the corner.  As much as I’m dying over all the new spring designs, I’m even more head-over-heels in love with the pre- and post-show street style that has become a whole other component of Fashion Week these last few seasons.

Though there are tons of street photographers around town, Tommy Ton, Style.com‘s resident street style photographer, really focuses on the beautiful colors and overstated accessories that run wild outside the tents.  His photos are out-of-this-world gorgeous.

Scrolling through Style.com‘s images, I love seeing how trends are incorporated in the real world, from the leopard prints to the olive greens to those amazing neon nails.  These are some of my favorites:

Tommy ton fashion week

tommy ton fashion week

tommy ton fashion week

tommy ton fashion week

tommy ton fashion week

tommy ton fashion week

For more amazing images from the Spring 2011 shows (courtesy of Tommy Ton), go to Style.com.  They post new photos daily!

[Images via Style.com]

Be Cool, Stay Warm

February 22, 2010

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Image Via Garance Doré}

Ever since New York Fashion Week, I have fall on my mind. I’m over spring and summer already. I just want to bundle up in as many layers as possible (even though more than one layer in Southern California is unheard of).

Now that NYFW is over, there were three major things I noticed that I’m dying to replicate for fall:

  1. LAYERS! (obvs) Layer it up! 3, 4, 7 layers – it doesn’t matter as long as you pile it on. The trick is to use thin layers so that you don’t overdo it. Start with a sheer tee and go from there. Top it with a long cardigan (or 2) and top that with a blazer/raincoat/cape coat/peacoat (any kind of coat will do) and then…
  2. BELT YOUR COAT. It’s seriously the easiest way to style up your oversized winter coat. Belt it! Everyone and their editor was belting their coats this NYFW. I loved it! A thiner belt works best but that doesn’t mean a larger belt is out of the question. That is totes up to you, my friend.
  3. ARM WARMERS. At least I think they’re called arm warmers?? But this was another trend I noticed both inside and outside the tents at Bryant Park. Not only are they great layering tool but they look super chic as well. Best part? They allow your fingers to be free (Blackberry and iPhone friendly).

If you’re living in cooler climates, now is a great time to test out these fall essentials because it will start warming up soon enough! It’s 60 degrees in SoCal today and on my scale, that’s freezing. So I will definitely be testing the waters on these 3 trends asap. That is until I see a super cute dress and I’ll be yearning for spring all over again…

New York Fashion Week Favorites

February 19, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

I’ve spent the last several days compiling a list of my favorite images from New York Fashion Week. After looking through every single runway show and presentation from the past week, I have about 175 images that I’ve saved in a “favorite” folder on my desktop. Yes, it’s quite a list! Of course, I won’t bore you with all 175 images so I’ve narrowed it down even further to my top 40 looks. I guess that’s still a large number of favorites but I just couldn’t condense any further!

Overall, my favorite collections were Rag & Bone, Suno, and Proenza Schouler. The level of layering at Rag & Bone was borderline dramatic (aka perfection), the exotic prints at Suno were unique and fun, and the Proenza collection was just the right amount of leg.

Though those were my overall favorite collections, there were so many high points over the course of New York Fashion Week. Here are my favorites!!*

{L to R: ADAM, A Détacher, Alice + Olivia, Anna Sui, Boy by Band of Outsiders}

{L to R: Brian Reyes, Christian Cota, Cushnie et Ochs, Cynthia Steffe, Diesel Black Gold}

{L to R: Diane Von Furstenberg, Diane Von Furstenberg, Elie Tahari, Helmut Lang, Jeremy Laing}

{L to R: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Nanette Lepore, Peter Som}

{L to R: Phillip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Preen, Proenza Schouler, Proenza Schouler}

{L to R: Rachel Comey, Rag & Bone, Rag & Bone, Rag & Bone, Rebecca Taylor}

{L to R: Richard Chai Love, Sophie Theallet, Suno, Suno, Thakoon}

{L to R: Tory Burch, Tibi, TSE, Vena Cava, Yigal Azrouel}

*I’m sorry that the images are so small! Click on the image to see it on a larger scale.

To recap: lots of LEG, layers galore, thick sweaters, 60s flowy, prints prints prints, short dresses, tights & thigh highs, belts, and trousers.

[ALL Images via Style.com]