Category: Fashion week

FashionOur Favorite Bloggers at New York Fashion Week

Here at LuLu*s, we get the privilege of working with some super talented and accomplished fashion bloggers. Both stylish and sweet, these ladies are always a pleasure to work with. Finally, fashion blogging is seen as a real force to be reckoned with, influencing trends all over the world. As a result, we have seen increased involvement from the trendsetters behind our favorite blogs. Some of the special ladies we work with attended New York Fashion Week this year, and I was able to find some awesome shots of them having a blast in the Big Apple!

Above left we have the gorgeous Taylor from Sterling Style giving a loving squeeze to Kim from Eat Sleep Wear. Both of these blonde beauties have a style all their own.

Getting in a group shot with Joan Rivers?! Only in New York, I suppose! Above left we have the charming Christina of Trop Rouge, who just so happens to have my favorite hair in the entire blogosphere! The other half of the “Joan Rivers sandwich” is Taylor, again from Sterling Style.

Looking very “Sex and the City,” Taylor and friends strut around the big city!

Introducing two more lovely bloggers whom we so adore, Julie from Orchid Grey and Jennifer from Jen Loves Kev (left to right). I am in love with this picture, particularly Julie’s pants and Jennifer’s perfect dress! Although I haven’t worked with her yet, I have to give a shout out to Punky (far right). I have been a long time follower of her adventures via her blog, Punky Style. This vintage lover leaves all who read her blog thinking, “Man, I gotta do something cool with my life!” Definitely check out all three of these talented ladies!

One of the first talented ladies we had the privilege of working with was Rebecca of The Clothes Horse. I am in love with her style, feminine with a touch of whimsy, as seen above in her superb taste in headbands! She has truly developed her style, allowing in new pieces and trends but always looking “very Rebecca.” Her blog is a must-read for those of you looking to build a blog roll.

Once again we have Jen from Jen Loves Kev! I had to feature this amazing dress on its own! I am in love with the vintage floral pattern.  Along with having amazing style, Jen posts recipes and what it’s like parenting a young baby! For all of you new mommies out there, Jen’s chronicle of her beautiful daughter Rowan’s growth is something to smile over.

Above we have the beautiful Aimee of Song of Style! She has an amazing modern and edgy style. Not to mention, her hair is always perfect! Her blog is definitely one of my personal faves; check her out and you will be hooked as well. I found this picture perusing the internet on HarpersBazaar.com.

Here we have Krystal from This Time Tomorrow. I love her! She always looks like she is about to giggle, and in this picture, I think she really is! Rocking a perfect pairing of chambray shirt and white fur coat, she is on trend and looking super cute! In her writing, she comes across as some one that you could just become friends with in an instant! Read her blog to find out the funny story of what happened to these gorgeous shoes she has on.

Oh my favorite, Keiko Lynn! The ultimate, stylish girly-girl with perfect hair and makeup and the all-time cutest dog! This amazing designer/blogger has the sweetest style and personality to match. Everyone loves Keiko and if you head over to her blog, I am sure you will fall in love too! I found this picture in an article covering street style at NYFW on Harpersbazaar.com.

Thanks to these lovely ladies for many great posts and pictures! Make sure to check them out!

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 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? 

FashionFashion Week: Alexander McQueen’s Legacy Lives On!!

Since McQueen’s death I was apprehensive about what was to come.

However, for the Spring 2011, collection Sarah Burton (his successor) has taken the house on a journey through feminism that was astoundingly beautiful and left me just as breathless as McQueen’s previous collections. 

The craftsmanship was not left by the wayside but perhaps enhanced.

A dress covered in butterflies and the shoes made out of leaf shaped pieces as if the models were actually walking through a leafy wonderland with butterflies landing on their toes!!

 Are you as breathless as I was when I first scrolled through these pieces? 

FashionFashion Week: Balmain Brings Americana Punks to the Forefront of Fashion!

The distressed t-shirt and the American dream have picked up momentum at Balmain for Spring 2011.

After seeing Balenciaga’s structured and crisp futuristic separates this season, I thought we were officially done with the distressed t-shirt and grunge glam that had grasped us all for so long now.

However, presented printed and worn, reversed and flipped, the American flag used throughout the collection was a genius reference to Jasper Johns’ painting Flag from 1954-55 (above image). And I will say, after spurring the military-metallic-chain mail inspired trend that took off around the world, Christophe Decarnin for Balmain is someone to keep an eye on.

Let’s call this homage to plaid, motorcycle jackets, lace up boots, and the red, white, and blue lumberjack chic.

 Whether it is studded, metallic, painted, or kept to a crisp clean this collection is refreshingly, actually, ready-to-wear.