Saturday, February 12, 2011

rebecca minkoff

The epitome of the NYC cool girl (having met her in person I can verify that!), Rebecca Minkoff turned out a collection that seemed made less for the runway than for the sidewalks of New York's hottest districts at night. You could step out onto the streets and see any number of 20-somethings wearing these outfits to work, to restaurants, on the weekend. Classic, easy, and effortless with that extra factor of modern style, the pieces are super covetable - I'm dying for the jacket on the bottom right and the dress on the bottom left. And of course, her eponymous bags look as great as ever.

Friday, February 11, 2011

christian siriano

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My first love of fashion week: Christian Siriano. Having been (and still currently) a Project Runway obsessive, I always am excited to see how far he's come since then. The modern, edgy black looks were my favorite of his collection - the different textures, fabric and separates come together so well. Such "New York" looks.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

erickson beamon

Images via [Net-A-Porter]

After recently becoming obsessed with the website Rent the Runway (when you don't want to purchase a new dress for a formal event, it is a goldmine), I somehow found my way not into the section of gorgeous designer dresses but instead the jewelry area. I have always love minimalist clothing - to my last sorority event I wore a high-necked white minidress with a pair of towering gray suede heels - so chunky, bold, sparkly adornment is right up my alley. Enter Erickson Beamon, a name I had always heard thrown around but never seen up close and is now my new obsession. The top pair of earrings need to be mine (or at least rented to me).


After a long and stressful week filled with midterms, I can say with excitement that New York Fashion Week starts today! I live across the street from Lincoln Center at home and am so sad to be at college during this week - I'm sure the shows and street style are going to be absolutely fabulous.

Some models currently running around downtown...

Images via [Mr. Newton]

Many more reviews and images of the week coming...I could not be more excited!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

j. crew spring lookbook

Images via [J. Crew]

Sure, the clothing itself gets better and better every season, but the styling of all the pieces together is just superb. I now want to wear combinations I never even considered/thought anyone could pull off in real life. Key (read: necessary to buy) pieces: short sequined skirt for daytime, studded white and gold sweater, crisp white blazer, skinny sweatpants (!!!), off-the-shoulder boatneck striped sweater.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

christopher kane resort

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If I ever were to be a designer, I think I would find most of my inspiration from Christopher Kane. I've been recently loving a whole group of British innovators - along with Kane, Erdem (previously featured here), Peter Pilotto, Louise Goldin and others; they're just so unique in their designs and amaze me everytime. Kane's Resort 2011 collection has been one of his strongest yet in my opinion - with those astral prints in vivid colors and patterns, they're not for fashion wallflowers. The actual dressing is still easy and effortless though: despite the intricacy of the prints, they come on simple, ready-to-wear garments. Start shopping - this collection could just as easily be for spring.

vogue turkey

Images via [fashiongonerogue]

So, the last image is my absolute favorite - I was captivated by that bag and shoes. If they were the entire editorial I'd be happy, but then I found the rest of the shoot and of course it's gorgeous as well. Behati Prinsloo shot by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Turkey. What a beautiful atmosphere - the fashion just seems like icing on the cake to the place and photography instead of center stage.