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Friday, September 16, 2011

FashionWeek Reviews Part 2

So I'm not exactly on the same caffeinated buzz that I was on yesterday. That being said, this post probably won't be as ramble-y and likely not as exciting. But, fear not! I'm covering two amazing shows. So let's get down to business.

Today's post will feature reviews of two shows/collections. I know yesterday I said that Wes Gordon beat out Marc Jacobs, and with regard to his collection, he did. It appealed to me, personally, much more. However, I had the opportunity to watch the live-stream of the MJ show, and it was sublime. The music, the walking pace that became slightly more rapid toward the end, the colored lights--all genius. So, today I present to you my favorite collection and my favorite show.

Here's the breakdown:

Wes Gordon: With Wes Gordon's collection came a slew of blues and yellows, reds and nudes. The clothes were beautiful and extremely practical. I would wear nearly everything in the collection. Hair and makeup were simple and classic, just as the clothes were. Overall, a phenomenal collection. Take a peep at some pics:

Marc Jacobs: This show included looks that were very dreamy, filled with neutrals and metallics and icy grays. I found the cellophane-like pieces a bit much, but it's Marc Jacobs and he's entitled to do whatever his heart desires. The makeup was very simple, and like Wes Gordon, and many other designers, MJ and Nars went for a thicker, defined eyebrow. I'm absolutely showing that to my mother, who thinks I should thin mine out a bit. But I like them at the thickness they are, which is very much in line with pretty much every designer's concept at NYFW. I cannot stop singing the praises of the presentation itself which was truly and completely spectacular. I just wish I were as enthralled by the clothing in the same way I was entranced by the show. Not to say that everything wasn't cohesive, it absolutely was, I just preferred one part to the other.

Take a sec to click here for the looks from this show!

Have a lovely and fashion-filled day!


Photos from today's post and yesterday's post courtesy of Google Images. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fashion Week Reviews Part 1

I'm going to start this post with an apology for my neglect of the blog since summer ended. I have been so busy with getting back into school mode, settling into my new apartment, and a bunch of other things. BUT, I just had coffee and thought I'd use some of my caffeine induced energy to catch you up on my life and on fashion week and all of the other important fashion related things I haven't been able to blog about because I've been so busy doing homework and studying and wow. That's quite a run-on I have going. Clearly, I'm trying to get this all panned out before the coffee wears off and I'm left in a hazy, sleepy stupor. 

So here we go....

The Monday of fashion week (the 12th) marked my 19th birthday! I'm getting so old. So there's that. Also, I got accepted to TVFU which is held the second to last weekend in October and I'm still not sure if I'll be going. If I do go, though (which I would really love to do), I'll be sure to have tons of updates from my NYC shenanigans posted here. And then I'll put the pics and such on Facebook. Because I'm a Facebook addict.

Okay, enough about me and on to the things that actually matter. Reviews of the shows. 

I've gathered the following from watching the live streams of the shows on Youtube. 

1. Having shows live streamed on Youtube really detracts from my study time and makes a great in-class distraction

2. Purple and orange are the "it" colors for S/S 2012. 

3. As much as I love Michael Kors, his show disappointed me. Also, I'm growing tired of animal print. I just want that trend to be over. 

4. Wes Gordon beat out Marc Jacobs in my book for my fave show of the week. Nobody has beat MJ for me in a while. 

And the three shows I'm going to cover today are...Rodarte, Badgley Mischka, and Michael Kors.

Rodarte: I thought this line was amazing. Purple and green were a large focus as far as color was concerned. The line was  lovely and sweet and contrasted by dark, dramatic eye makeup that made the models' eyes look a bit sunken in and dead. But really, that's my only criticism. Very Van Gogh. Very starry night.

Badgley Mischka:This was a whimsical line overflowing with spring colors and brightness and happy. It makes me want to just fast forward through the winter season. Which lasts wayyyy to long here in the mitten. Makeup and hair were stunning, just as the clothes were. My fave hues from this show: the brushed metallics, aquas, and oranges. 

Last but not least for today...Michael Kors. Okay, so maybe this is the least, and by that I mean my least favorite show of the week. I'm super disappointed because I love Michael Kors with all of my being, but I cannot take any more animal print or safari or jungle type things. I'm all Africa-d out! Some shots from the show, anyhow.

Not a terrible line, but not anything super special either. What are your thoughts on these shows?

On that note, I bid a fair and dramatic "Adieu" to fashion week. 

Until tomorrow, when I cover more fashion loveliness,


Thursday, September 08, 2011

Happy Fashion Week!

We wish all of our lovely readers a happy fashion week! This week also kicks off Elise's birth-week (she considers it a gift to celebrate her birthday during NYFW). We leave you with a video of an amazing show, which we've surely posted here about a million and one times.

Wishing you love, fashion inspiration, and the most stylish week of the season,

Elise and Jill