FashionPrada Presents: Il Palazzo. A Palace of Role Play

I know we normally talk about exclusively women clothes here at Lulu’s, but Miuccia Prada’s AW 2012 Menswear show was too good to pass up. Plus it allows me to report on menswear, which I love almost as much as womenswear. Almost. 
Prada exclaimed from backstage that this show was “A parody of male power.” She made sure nothing was as it appeared. The formal clothes were cut from denim, what appeared to be mohair was really cotton. The baroque patterns on the pieces are composed of football helmets or Native American headdresses. Each look more impressive than the next.

The piece de resistance came at the end of the show, when Miuccia paraded out actors. And not your Channing Tatum, chiseled abs type. No she brought out the strong brooding types. The award winning types (No offense, Channing, but, you know). From Emile Hirsch, to Jamie Bell, to Willem Dafoe, each played their part as the walked down the runway. 

Tim Blank, of Style.com, described it best:
“If you accept that actors play archetypes, then each of them represented a particular kind of man. It wasn’t only the accompanying soundtrack of Michael Nyman’s music from The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover that cued Tim Roth as a gangster or Adrien Brody as a dandy.”
Did yout enjoy this runway show as much as I did? Or are you like “eh” about menswear. Let me know! xoxo

FashionMarissa Rizzuto of Fashion Bootcamp 101

Meet Marissa Rizzuto, the creator and author of Fashion Bootcamp 101. FBC 101 offers products and services for teens to learn about the fashion industry. They offer everything from real hands-on fashion classes to fashion parties for tweens. Prior to FBC 101, Rizzutto has established herself as a freelance fashion stylist within the industry. She has worked on many freelance projects with everyone from NBC 10! Show, Seventeen, Noggin, to AOL. Lulu*s has partnered up with FBC 101 to help teens get into the fashion community. Check out Rizzutto’s appearance on San Antonio Living below!

Want to know more about Fashion Bootcamp and Marissa Rizzuto? Check out her website here

FashionHeather Mark for Elle France

Heather Marks gives the happiest place on earth some fashion edge, with her shoot Fashion Parade for Elle France. Heather hangs with Disney celebs both old and new, from Mickey to the stars of The Incredibles. Shot by David Burton with styling by Elissa Cannelle Castelbou, you can see Heather rocks designers like Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney and more! Check out this amazing editorial bellow. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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FashionLooks We ♥: Embellished Collars

 
I currently have the biggest crush on oxford collars, which had recently turned into full on infatuation with the emergence of detachable and embellished collar micro trend. Both sharp and classy, playful and professional, this can be seen on the catwalks of SS 2012 shows such as Louis Vuitton. Plus, they really work out for any style; girly, edgy, prep, vintage, you name it! Come, take a journey with me into the world of collars. 
 
 
Oh pearls, they’re gorgeous aren’t they? They add this delicacy to and outfit, and remind me of pure innocence. I love the idea of rocking a full on monochromatic look with the accent of pearls at the neck. 
 
 

Who doesn’t love some bling around their neck? These collars have such a lovely vintage feel to them, I can just imagine the full a line skirt and mary-janes paired with these beauties. These are definitely some of my favorites pictures of these glittery masterpieces. 
 
 
 
The stud is my absolute favorite of them all, but that’s just the kind of girl I am. What really makes me love this trend so much is that it gives you the perfect amount of flare. It’s a genius idea to add simple intensity to such a basic piece.
 
 
 
 
I am a sucker for cats (Um, Cat Litas anyone?), so I love these last two picture I found. The piece de resistance is the statement necklaces paired with the collars. Gives it that extra oomph, you know? I almost feel a DIY blog coming on…

So are you guys as excited about collars as I am? Or is just a miss for you? Let me know!

xoxo

FashionStyle How-To: The Button Up

Button-ups are coming back in a big way and we’re loving it. Whether they are bright, plain, printed, or vintage-inspired, we love them all. Plus, they are the perfect key piece for a fall to spring transition. Check out these awesome outfits, the inspiration behind them, and get some great tips for how to wear our fav button-ups!
 
 
 
Transition into Spring with a Miami Vice twist. Keep your sky-high booties and bright jeans, but pair with a neutral blazer and a pastel digi image buttoned to the top for that extra clean look. It’s sophisticated and fun, and would make the perfect day-to-night by just ditching the blazer and adding the perfect muted moto jacket with it. 
 
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Double up your button-ups with this sweet, cutesy number. This beautiful bird print is super adorable, plus super hot for spring. Since the skirt was button-up as well (see what we did there?), we paired it with a pussy-bow blouse that had a covered placket, so it wouldn’t be too overwhelming. We broke the skirt and shirt up with a skinny belt, and topped it with some buckled booties and socks to tie in the sweetness of this outfit.  
 

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The final look we put together was a classic color block look, inspired by some of our favorite street fashion, with a side of edgy chic. We can’t get enough of cobalt nor wide leg pants, so we paired them with one of our favorite, and most minimalistic, button down. We added splashes of saturated pinks with the shoes and the belt and topped the whole thing off with circular sunnies, a current obsession of ours.
 

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