Category: Spring 2012

FashionThe Girl On the Cake: Backstage Meadham Kirchhoff

 
You may have seen some of the sticky-sweet looks spun by designers Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff for their Spring/Summer 2012 collections . . . or perhaps you blacked-out from the intense sugar rush they gave you.
 
Nevertheless, in an artistic notion to frost over the feminine ideals seen in all forms from kitschy cake-toppers to bedraggled beauty queens, the dynamic duo has paid homage to nineties grunge, candy-coatings, and literally playing with dolls.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(images courtesy of Rookie and Cat Party)

FashionNew York Fashion Week Highlights!

Since there were so many amazing shows and details at the recent New York Fashion Week, I decided to do a recap of my favorite moments! Take a journey with me throughout the high points of Spring 2012!
 

Jason Wu showed a fantastic collection full of pretty pinks, black and white florals, and sweet yellows and blues. These gorgeous fabrics made up classically shaped dresses, fierce feminine short-shorts, and flowy dresses. Overall, a very girlie yet sophisticated collection with a flirty and cheerful vibe!
 

Marc by Marc Jacobs featured playful primaries, patriotic hues, and sporty-yet-sexy pieces. Always of fan of Jacobs, I was really pleased with this collection seeing lots of possibilities in the separates!

 Rodarte

So pretty and artistic, Rodarte really rolled out some elaborate pieces for Spring 2012. With layers of sheer florals and structured separates, this collection, in rich goldens and icy blues, stood out as one of the most visually compelling of the group.

What really had me staring was the smokey and dramatic navy eye makeup. Navy and gold are such a perfect combo and I simply could not stop thinking about emulating it.

Jill Stuart featured vibrant reds paired with neutral camel in feminine silhouettes. Scalloped edges, patterns, and color blocking reminiscent of palm fronds, this was a girlie and classic collection for sure! They all look easily wearable and sweet.
 
 
One of the best details of the Jill Stuart show was the awesome chunky gold heels! I fell in love with these and if I am lucky I hope to find a similar pair at a lower pricepoint. Seriously unforgettable.
 

Amazing patterns and details all around at Spring 2012 Proenza Schouler. Robin’s egg blue, bright yellows, and vibrant prints were the backbone of this collection. 
 
 
I especially loved the tiny handbags similar to a camera bag, with great tortoise details.
 
 
 
Theyskens’ Theory was my absolute favorite! With amazing slouchy pants, perfect sequins, and tailored casual pieces, it was by far the most wearable and versatile collection in my opinion. I would gladly style up the entire lot.
 
 
 
DVF, queen of jersey and wrap dresses, came through with a rad collection of separates! Her always beautiful color combos were expecially refreshing this season!
 

Umm, I know what I am saving my money for! Check out that amazing DVF clutch. I can imagine how soft that leather is and what a design!
 
That wraps up my favorite Spring 2012 looks from New York Fashion Week! What were some of your favorite details?!
 
 
(all images from Elle.com)