Category: Fashion week

FashionLondon Fashion Week: Matthew Williamson

A hop, skip and a jump away from Bryant Park in New York City, is London Fashion Week! Matthew Williamson is most notably known for his use of vibrant colors as well as his dresses. The first bright blue dress below is a piece from Matthew Williamson’s 2010 Fall RTW Collection. The second blue dress is similar looking in style and is from our very own

Ruffles seemed to be on every runway show in London  and were an integral part in Matthew Williamson’s collection. Williamson’s applied ruffles to shirts, dresses and jackets and the pieces below were my favorite from his collection. 


Ruffled Sleeveless Top                        Long Sleeve dress with crossed ruffles


Coat with fur and ruffle flaps               Orange ruffled coat

Check out the clip below to watch the full runway show from Matthew Williamson’s  Fall 2010 RTW Collection

FashionFavorites From Fashion Week

 Fashion Week is one of the biggest events in the fashion industry, as it allows designers to show off their new collections on the runway, and gives buyers a chance to see all upcoming trends. Jill Stuart has been one of my fashion designers for a while and so far for Fall 2010 fashion week, Jill Stuart is once again my favorite.
Moving away from her risque Spring collection of short dresses with studs and spandex, Jill Stuart’s Fall collection is full of dark, almost goth looking boyfriend jackets worn over a variety of tight dresses, shorts, and high-waisted trousers.
 Take a look at the pictures above for quick peek of Stuart’s Fall collection for next year!

FashionMegan Reports: Scandinavian Fashion Week!

Here’s Megan’s newest fashion report from abroad!

Ciao Ciao!
So here is the DL on Copenhagen Fashion Week!

I just got back to Milan, from Denmark, for Copenhagen’s fashion week! They claimed to be the “fashion capitol of Scandinavia” and that claim is rightfully theirs! At the shows, what caught my eye the most, were the interesting knits, and FUR! Sometimes when you hear fur one thinks PETA, or some smelly old thing their grandmother had… Well, in Copenhagen, they totally know how to rock both the real and faux furs! The fur stole is most definitely making big noise, as well as fur collars and cuffs!

From the shows that I saw the general color pallets for fall are: black, cool grays, reds, beige… Below are the highlights from some of the shows and a little bit about my observation of the collection!


This wonderful collection was full of effortless draping, they even showed a few of their draped dresses on men! And believe it or not, it still looked amazing! To top it off this is an environmentally and socially responsible company which focuses on developing environmentally friendly textiles for their wonderful designs!


This collection read as comfortable, elegant, modern

Munthe plus Simonsen

A cold but girly collection graced this runway! You got frills with fringe and leather.


This collection is where fashion meets art. There was a strong chain theme throughout this collection. Chains came in funky distorted prints to oversized chains as scarves and necklaces…

If you want to learn more about Scandinavian designers see which you prefer, the Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Swedish?…
Reporting from Milano,
MJ <3

FashionFrom the Runway to the Red Carpet!

New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 has begun!

During this week, Bryant Park transforms into a sea of white tents, and the fashion industry gathers to await this season’s runway shows. Designers from all around the world come to show off their latest collections.

So far, Monique Lhuillier’s Asian-warrior inspired collection is, without a doubt, my favorite collection. As in all of Lhuillier’s collections, there were a handful of beautiful evening gowns, and the two below were my favorites. These elegant, form fitting, strapless gowns would look amazing on any Hollywood actress walking the red carpet at the Oscars. I love how both of these gowns have rosettes that taper down the base of each dress.

Monique Lhuillier red strapless taffeta gown with rosettes on the skirt….

 Monique Lhuillier copper strapless taffeta gown with a sleek rosette pattern…

FashionMILAN & Menswear!!

This week, Megan from Milan has given us ladies a trend report on menswear. Menswear should be very important to any fashionista, because it will ultimately influence her clothes as well! Detailing in menswear is often used to inspire women’s clothing, especially as the tomboy look is becoming more and more popular. So here is what Megan has to say about menswear after watching and following the latest fashion shows in Milan!!

Reporting from Milano!

This is for all you girls who dress their guys. Here are some trends that I’ve picked up on during men’s fashion week in Milan:


Maybe it was the economic “crisis” that gave men the need to look tidy for all of those job interviews they have to go on now? Or the sudden surge of military styled clothes could just be the very fact that we are living in a warring generation. So why not embrace the silhouette of the uniform? 


This season there has been a particular focus on the skiing/snowboarding look, which was not only popular here in Italy, but also in Norway. I picked up on this growing trend when I was visiting Norway not long ago. The difference being that Norway had this wonderful BRIGHT color trend! This was so happy and uplifting for menswear, which tends to drown in neutrals and dark colors. 

A “Softer Look” for your guy!

The fabrics here are drifting from the usual and traditional. More and more funky knits are being used to create classic pieces. This gives your guy a more at ease look.

I find all 3 to be totally different looks, but all great trends to embrace because they symbolize power and strength with a fresh new take! And who doesn’t want their guy to display that?

Baci e abbracci!
<3 MJ