I was strolling by the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro the other day, and saw this lovely little group of young American women, all primped up and ready for their photo shoot in Paris. I couldn’t resist, and asked their permission to take a few shots. After annoying them for a couple minutes as I snapped a few images, I left a card with one of them, and tossed a cheery thank you as I sauntered off. I hope they had a delightful time being immortalized in their fashionable best in front of the iron lady. Continue reading
Here are some of the trends off the runways for the Fall/Winter fashion 2012-2013 collections as selected by moi :
LACE, VELVET & RETRO NOSTALGIA
Just a quick look on the other side of the ocean…for Fashion Week
So they say that New Yorkers only ever wear black… this past fashion week in NYC brought an infusion of color that may have left them giddy! Some designers’ collections show a permeation of bright colors, others show a splash here and there, but almost everyone seems to have found a need for an emboldened hue at some point in the game. Here are my picks :
I love Jason Wu’s audacity in using a borderline flourescent yellow, no…let’s admit, this IS flourescnet yellow! and it accents perfectly with a coral red lip as seen on the runway. But this piece is not just bright, it’s BIG! Like a heavy flower is has layers of silky “petals”…if we see this show up on the red carpet, it is sure to pop like you cannot believe.
Colorn texture and black accents create this amazing silhouette from Ohne Titel.
I was excited for French fashion brand Lacoste to be at the New York fashion week this year. I especially like this bright red piece that looks so easy to wear, so comfortable, yet gives off a classy look that can spice up an otherwise typical Parisian evening at a trendy restaurant or bar à vin.
I don’t find this VPL piece thrilling for it’s cut or design, but the color has me smiling, this has become THE color I want to paint my life with lately…
Vivienne Tam is seeing and believing…shocking red.
Flowing color within her prints, Vera Wang has found great color combinations that are as light and airy as the fabrics.
Michael Kors makes desert wandering look so appealing and easy!
More flourescent yellow on the runway, this time it’s Nanette Lepore who has a very bright and bold collection. Can we call her Palette Galore? 🙂
J. Crew is appealing to my blue hue craze….
It doesn’t get cuter than this Marc by Marc Jacobs sun suit, perfect for the French Riviera and getting noticed at Saint Tropez.
Madame Lhuillier will be putting the sweetness into our hot summer 2012 nights! And…I have nothing to say other than : Je. veux. to. wear. this. pink. fabulousness.
From Stephen Burrows, marina beach wear for the Atlantic coast of France I can only assume. Arcachon baby!
I might go so far as to say that this Badgley Mischka two piece outif, is my favorite from the entire #NYFW SS2012. I just might… Don’t tempt me!
Diving into the pink, fuscia pink of Tory Burch.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad you wore this Minkoff dress?
Thakoon has embraced the concept of color from head…to toe. Um. also with a gold runway. This guy doesn’t hold back!
DNKY is prepared for a rainy Spring season, and will be brightening up NYC in 2012 with traffic stopping pieces like this. It makes me wanna be a part of it…!
Donna Karan for those who don’t want to necessarily stop traffic per se….
For Carlos Miele, color and sunshine seem to be in his brand’s DNA. Does this not take you away to some Mediterranean resort?!?
I think Peter Som had a liiiiiittle too much Starbucks coffee. This is almost blinding color! But, we want it. We really do.
DVF brings in bold blue-ish purple without too much pomp, but it’s so comfortable we would be willing to wear it anywear.
This purple creation from Prabal Gurung has the best waistline effect I have ever seen.
Helmut Lang makes me want to sing in the rain…
Zac Posen is going green next spring! No, JK! He’s going sea grean! No really, I am kidding, he only has two pieces in this color in the SS2012 collection. But it’s fun, non?!?