Thursday, February 13, 2014

MBFW: Day 7

Well, Fashion Week has come to a close and I am so ready for fall and it's not even spring yet!! Read on for my final thoughts on the week.

  • Michael Kors: This collection transitioned from the spring collection with ease with easy and fluid printed dresses layered with belts and sweaters and cardis layered over slip dresses. A little bit of Big Sur was put into this collection with billowy sleeves and shimmer. The biggest detail of the theme? Lots and lots of suede fringe. What isn't to love?
  • Nanette Lepore: Purple, purple, and more purple was the queen of this collection in every different shades and tints. The collection was office to weekend chic with long tailored skirts and dresses that could transition to both day and night. There was a beautiful hand loom pattern that through off a lovely bohemian vibe that I could not forget about.
  • Hugo Boss x Jason Wu: Jason Wu is not known for the caliber of style that Hugo Boss is known for but he executed this collection perfectly. It was strictly neutrals colors like most of the other collections this week and was very sharp. This collection appeals to the no frills type of women and will have them running to the stores to pick it up.
  • Jeremy Scott: It seemed like my high school football team decided to put this collection together right from the locker room. Sporty chic would be an understatement for this stand out collection. A fuzzy red maxi opened and set the stage for what else was to come after. This was one of my favorite collections of the day.
  • Sass & Bide: Fans of this collection will be showing a lot of leg this fall with all of the midi dresses and shorts that came down the runway. These were paired with many layers in all colors of black, gold, and white. The whole collection was very fresh and crisp for fall.
  • Proenza Schouler: This collection gave some of the most coat envy out of the whole week. The prints were very rich and multilayered with lots and lots of volume. This collection was a break from the monochrome of all the other runways this week. There are patterns on patterns on patterns and it was stunning.

Thank you so much for tuning into #fashionweekfromthecouch!!! I had so much fun writing this for the week. I hope you all liked it as much as I did and I will be back for more in the fall.

MBFW: Day 6

We're almost done and I'm getting sad. Looking at all the runway shows is one of my favorite things to do!! Ready for round 6 of #fashionweekfromthecouch?

  • Vera Wang: The famous celebrity wedding dress designer took a completely new route with the collection and went grunge. Now I know that grunge has been everywhere and anywhere lately but this collection was tomboy mixed with romance which is totally up my alley. The air of romance was kept alive in details an overcoat off the shoulder, lots of satin, and fine gauge tank tops. Vera knows how to make a women looked dressed up when she isn't.
  • Disel Black Gold: It seemed like we had landed on the moon when this collection started walking down the runway. Silvery leather jackets and shiny leather parkas set the scene for a line that is out of this world. Hard edges in the form of studded discs and embellishments added just the perfect hint of detail to this other worldly gathering.
  • Badgley Mischka: This collection was washed in gold for fall and it was all about the details. From hand beaded bodices, floral overlays, and metallic glazes, they were nothing less of stunning. The silhouettes of all the designs were very reminiscent of the 50s and gave the drab looks of workdays a little pit of spunk.
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs: The tone of this collection was probably one of my favorites of the week. It was entirely focused on girl power and military pop. Even though the looks were very hard and edgy, there was a defiant romance that was hinted at through the collection. It was almost a slight undertone to the girly side in all of us.
  • Oscar de la Renta: The Man. His collections never seem to disappoint and this lived up to that precedent. Crisp flannel pinstripes were a new way for this pattern to be seen on the runways gave a very polished and masculine air. Leather has also been a favorite on the runways this week, but he put the fabric to new use in wide leg trousers that inspire all kinds of pant envy. And of course his gowns are always to die for.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MBFW: Day 5

I can't believe that #fashionweekfromthecouch is almost over! It seems like it just started. By this time you know the drill, recaps from the chicest week of the year.

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim: Taking a different route with fall, this collection gave this time of year a little personality with bright colors. The colors are brought out through beautiful collage dresses and button down blouses which really caught my eye because not too many designers so far had been using such colors.
  • Theory: This entire line is going to have women running to the stores to buy these looks, or at least something similar. This collection was very tailored with defined silhouettes in the blazers, pants, and moto jackets. I don't think you will be able to find a better looking array of suits anywhere.
  • Kenneth Cole Collection: Among the black, grey, white, and burgundy tones of this collection, pinstripes were the name of the game here today. The print was seen on pants, blouses, and shirts and was off set by striking yet simple accessories. The resemblance to gangster era menswear was translated flawlessly throughout the whole collection, even for the women.
  • Zac Posen: This was the show I have been most excited for all week. Zac Posen is one of the most talented designers out there and I absolutely adore his work. His collection started out with very precise tweed suit sets and dresses and then the real fun began. What I love about Zac Posen is that his designs are always so unique and push boundaries in the right ways. The gowns were full of youthful looking satins and with a lovely green number showed that volume in the skirts can be done without looking completely tacky. This collection took me back to the golden days of Hollywood.
  • Alice + Olivia: The most creative presentation award of the week in my opinion goes to this lovely brand right here. The entire collection was fairytale inspired and with that, the beginning of the collection told a story with each look. Although the entire collection didn't tell a story, the remainder still had a victorian feel with the high collars and a breath taking red velvet baroque pattern.

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MBFW: Day 4

I have been seriously slacking in the #fashionweekfromthecouch department. So here come my recaps. The show just keep getting better and better as the days go on. Read on to find out why.

  • Tracy Reese: This line stunned coming down the runway on Sunday. There were stunning dark floral prints and forest landscapes with backdrops of sunsets. Fringe and sequin details accented these lovely patterns perfectly as well. I thought the collection had a little bit of an old victorian feel, not too much but there were hints.
  • DKNY: I was all about this new collection. It was street inspired with New York pride written all over it. It was completely sporty but more of a high fashion sporty look. And this collection would not be complete without the fur and leather edge to bring the sport full circle.
  • Diane Von Furstenburg: The latest collection from this amazing lady had such a bohemian tone. There was no shortage of fluid fabrics coming down this runway. The most stunning part of the collection was the rich blue jewel tones, which fit on with all the other blues coming down all the other runways, and the gold parade that ended the show. 
  • Band of Outsiders: And the coat envy continues with this stunning collection. The whole collection had some retro undertones and was very minimalistic, beginning with the backdrop. There were prints that reminded me of the mod era and long full skirts to compliment that, which I loved. 

Remember to tweet me using the hashtag mentioned above and to keep checking here for more recaps of all my favs.

Monday, February 10, 2014

MBFW Update

Recaps of days 4 and 5 will be coming to you tomorrow. I have had a beyond busy day and can barely keep my eyes open anymore!! But don't worry they are coming!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

MBFW: Day 3

Day 3 of #fashionweekfromthecouch and still going strong. I tried my hardest to get this up last night but I ended up going out with my roommates so I didn't have the chance to! But never fear because I am back! As each day of fashion week goes by, my need to have all of the collections in my closet rises and today's was no exception, read on to see why.

  • Jill Stuart: This collection really made a splash in my book. It was covered in lovely beading and when I say covered, even the tights had them. The over all color scheme of the collection was more on the dark side but then was permeated by lovely berry tones in every style. And of course, there was no shortage of leather and fur.
  • Rebecca Taylor: As this collection started to come down the runway, I was overwhelmed by the most beautiful shades of blue. Being a lover of blue I couldn't take my eyes away. Along with the blue shades, there were also some plum shades that came into play with some fur accents. The collection was full of feminine staples and all of the little details made it super slick.
  • Herve Leger by Max Azria: This collection was probably one of my favorites of the day. The silhouettes were much more structured and body con was popular throughout the collection. There were quite a few corset accents throughout the entire collection which was absolutely stunning. Overall, the collection was stunning in dark tones of black and lavish navy accompanied by lots of detailed beading.
  • Monique Lhuillier: My all time favorite gown designer, this collection did not disappoint. She combined lots of lace and fringe with tulle and metallics to create a very romantic feeling with apparent undertones of darkness. Although the designs dwelled in dark colors, the light and airy romantics made appearances more often then none.
  • Tibi: My other favorite collection of the day, I had so many outfit ideas swirling in my head it was unbelievable. Tibi has always been know as the ultimate in street style pieces and came through with that again today. There was no shortage of oversized blazers, sweaters and color blocking as far as the eye could see with this semi-minimalistic collection.
  • Mara Hoffman: Inspired by all things tribal, these looks brought some new ideas to the runway. Although there was a very strong care free, bohemian feel, sharp top coats contrasted these looks and gave them a whole new look. The prints in the collection were very graphic and textured but there was still a grown up look vibe given off throughout the whole show.

Remember to keep tweeting me with the hashtag #fashionweekfromthecouch with more of your thoughts!! See you soon for another recap of Fashion Week.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Forever Capes

After watching fashion shows for the past three days, I have been coat obsessed, especially capes. So today when I walked into Forever 21, I saw this and knew it was fate. It is gorgeous.

H&M Love

H&M has some great items in store right now. I went in purely needing to get a pair of black pants for an event at school and walked out with two other great pieces. And with so much plaid being shown on the runways, who doesn't need more?

Friday, February 7, 2014

MBFW: Day 2

Welcome to the second installment of #fashionweekfromthecouch. Being in class all day and not being able to watch these shows live has been torture and there were some fab shows today which only made it worse. I go on Instagram and see all the fabulous pictures and all I want to do is curl up and watch. Now that the weekend has come, I can do just that. Keep reading for reviews of my top runway picks.

  • Rebecca Minkoff: Starting off strong with my reviews, this was one of my favorite shows of day two. Her entire collection was full of pastels, pinstripes and minimalistic tones, which are some of my favorite trends. Some of my favorite elements of the collections were the metallics that were shown in the looks toward the end. When they were paired with the other trends that I mentioned above, they looked beyond perfect. I just want the entire collection in my closet now.
  • Kate Spade: I was so excited to see that Kate had to offer because it is one of my favorite brands (she always makes my phone look fab). A lot of this collection was inspired by the bright lights and colors of Tokyo and did not fall short. The looks of this collection had items that could be easily transitioned from the office to the party in a snap. I am a big fan of navy blue and there was a huge concentration on this color in the collection which i had no complaints about.
  • Peter Som: This collection ruffled quite a few feathers on social media today. This was one of the most stand out runways of the day for me. The silhouettes were slightly unstructured but it was the patterns and feathered details that made the looks stand out. The floral used in this collection had a blurred look, and honestly I did a double take because I thought I was seeing things. And did I mention there were feathers on feathers on feathers?
  • Jason Wu: The understated sex appeal of Jason Wu returned to the runway with 90s inspired flair. This collection had no shortage of black satin in every form, especially in dresses with exposed backs. Oversized silk jackets also stole the show with fur and velvet accents.
  • Rag and Bone: This collections showed us that chocolate brown is the new black in very shape and form. The feel that I got from this collection was very retro with all the embroidered bomber jackets and shirts. One of the items that I can't seem to forget about were the stand out red boots…basically perfection. 

That's all for #fashionweekfromthecouch for today. Remember to keep checking back all week for more and to tweet me using the hashtag to tell me your thoughts on all things fashion week.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

MBFW: Day 1

Welcome to #fashionweekfromthecouch! Today kicked off one of the most wonderful times of the year, New York Fashion Week. Seeing all the runway shows and street style pictures are making me long to be walking through the Lincoln Center with all the other big names in the industry. But, alas, I have to watch from the comfort of my couch, which I guess isn't the worst thing right? There were some great shows today and we have just scratched the surface. Read on for my reviews of some of my favorite shows of the day and for some serious coat envy.

  • BCGB Max Azria: This runway show was hands down my favorite show of the day. Fur, deco geometric motifs, and color blocked panels dominated the collection, and when I say dominated, I mean it. The whole collection was very luxurious looking with fluid fabrics, oversized coats and capes, and lots of neutral colors. One of the most beautiful of the collection, besides all the coats and all the fur, was a combination of the icy grays, blues, and every color in between. 
  • Richard Chai: Another top rated in my book was the show to follow up BCBG. Dark muted colors came down the runway in the form of dark floral prints that had a lacy look, stripes, and lots and lots of plaid. Leather accents and fur brought a sporty look to the collection and sequin detailing made it all the better. 
  • Creatures of the Wind: Named CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up winner in 2011, this collection did not disappoint. I did not know too much about the brand going into the show but I came out of it loving everything about it. Floor length coats, velvet dresses, capes, and natural looking metallic patterns with butterflies galore fluttered down the runway. The most striking of the show was the floor length, wool, mint green skirt. It was like nothing I have ever seen before, and I think many others in the industry would agree.
  • Creatures of Comfort: The second of the creature brands to walk down the runway, this brand inspired the most coat envy of all. Loose silhouettes, monochromatic tones, and oversized styles of everything strutted their stuff down the catwalk. One of my favorite trends in the collection was all of the different style of plaid. There were different styles, sizes and colors to these plaids and I, being a lover of all things plaid, was all about it.

There you have it! One day down, six more days of fashion to go! Make sure to check back here daily for recaps of all my favs. Remember to tweet me your thoughts using the hashtag #fashionweekfromthecouch all week!

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Fashion Week starts this Thursday in New York City and you know what that means...lots of posts about upcoming collections from me!!! Stay tuned here this weekend here and on my tumble blog to see my reviews and to keep up to date on the newest trends coming down the runway!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fashion Month

It's February and you know what that means…it's fashion month. The various and infamous fashion weeks are fast approaching and even if you aren't in the middle of the action, you can still keep tabs on the AW14 presentations. Keep an eye out here for my reviews on the upcoming collections and for ways to watch all the collections right from the comfort of your own home.