FashionNYC Fashion Week Update: Rodarte’s Romantic Portrayal of the American Grasslands

One of the most anticipated shows this season was Rodarte. Partially because of the Mulleavy sisters’ success at pulling the heartstrings of the rich and famous, as well as the seasoned fashion experts they’ve created quite a cult following. Yesterday was no exception as you could almost feel the fashion world take a deep breath just to calm down before their show began. 

Luckily for the Mulleavy sisters, and for our anxiety issues, the women behind the label have once again hit gold. And quite literally this time.

The models were brushed in gold with shining golden locks walking down and around a runway dressed in gowns with printed golden wheat stocks. Sky blue was infused into the collection as well as a brilliant sunset red to complete a range of prairie tones. 

And now, with no further ado, here is the golden hour of Rodarte for Fall 2011:

FashionNYC Fashion Week Update: The DKNY 70’s Comeback!

I recently worked on the costumes for a local and original adaptation of the movie Sid and Nancy. I will admit that I was a Vivienne Westwood fanatic for a few years so I already knew a bit about the rowdy London crew that created the iconic look of the Sex Pistols, or so I thought. One key detail of the 1970’s punk crew I had yet to discover….

What I found, after re-igniting my knowledge of the period, were that everyone wore these ridiculous mohair sweaters EVERYWHERE.

Once that realization kicked in I saw that there is a scene in the movie Sid and Nancy where all of the band members except for Johnny Rotten are wearing these totally goofy over sized brightly colored striped mohair sweaters. I’ve been on a mission ever since to find the perfect mohair 70’s sweater and it looks like DKNY listened and heard my plea! Check out DKNY’s Fall 2011 collection of mohair sweaters below to see what I mean.


So here’s to a week of fuzzy mohair sweaters kicking off fashion week! LOL 

FashionNYC Fashion Week Update: The World in Color at Philosophy di Alberta Feretti!

If you’re looking for some color on the horizon, a hint that not all of fashion has gone over to the dark side, then the Philosophy di Alberta Feretti Fall 2011 show is right up your alley.


This show not only exhibited vibrant shades of every pastel, but also the more saturated and vibrant colors, such as fuschia, that are so strong right now. Also an excellent example of merchandising, in this presentation Ferretti gave the women watching no option but to buy each outfit in its entirety. Each model walked out in a coat that they then took off to reveal their calculated (to perfection) outfit underneath. 


To call this a retro-revival would be an understatment. These girls looked, from their makeup to shoes, straight from the 60’s and early 70’s. 

And I will take the liberty to say I am loving these coats and the delicate knit pieces underneath them.


Oh, and I could/should write an ode to fuzzy fashion this season begining with these colorful and fantastically fuzzy jackets. 

Last but not least is my favorite piece from the show, a soft but structed knit dress (below). 

What will you be wearing next fall? 

FashionColor Theory: How to be bright, bold, and beautiful!

Let’s start the day with some positive fashion mantras that embrace color theory through fashion, all together now:

We LOVE color. We LOVE color blocking. We LOVE mixing and matching color. And most importantly we LOVE fashion! 


Luckily, for anyone who just repeated that, fashion has turned towards being bright, bold, and beautiful. This means that if you’ve always felt like you were meant to be a world famous diva it is now ok to dress like one every day despite lacking an entourage of fans and paparazzi.

Speaking of the bold and beautiful, Rhianna brought saturation into our lives with her latest music videos and then rubbed her new colorific world into our senses with her new bright red hair. So, lets all embrace our inner Rhianna’s and go on a color journey into a whole new world created by How To Spend It Magazine

 So, how are you going to embrace spring’s vibrant new hues? 

FashionSummer Color Trends: Alina Baikova for Vogue Australia March 2011 by Nicole Bentley

I’ve been dreaming of summer, and summer color trends, so much this winter that when I saw this editorial I couldn’t help but get transported instantly to a colorfully exotic and warm place. My five minute break from the real world (where we’re all layered in coats, scarves, and hats) was so nice that I thought I’d share it so that you guys could have a fashion fantasy as well! Here, photographer Nicole Bentley captures the feeling of summer in this editorial featuring Alina Baikova for Vogue Australia March 2011

 For summer, colors as vibrant as you can imagine are everywhere. Layer, mix, and match colors with varying lengths and prints for the best summer-friendly look. Keep posted for our summer preview lookbook with brights like these coming soon! 

Ah, that was nice! Are you ready for the tropics yet?