Matthew Williamson Embellished Jacket: Love It or Hate It?
I was all over Matthew Williamson’s Spring 2007 runway show at New York Fashion Week, but I’m not loving this Embellished Cropped Velvet Jacket from his Fall collection and available for $1,760 here. Typically, I am drawn to beaded, vintage-inspired styles, and velvet, of course, is huge this season. However, I think this swingy, crop-sleeved jacket looks more granny than glam. But feel free to disagree and tell me what you think: Love it or hate it?
Prada Tortoiseshell Platforms
Prada seems to be the only brand that are really rocking the tortoiseshell look and I love it. It’s not as tacky as leopard print can be so my animal print of choise this season will be tortoises.
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John Rocha – Spring/Summer 07
It was a contemporary affair at John Rocha this season. The collection was kept clean using a neutral palette of, black, ivory, brown, silver and khaki.
Ruffles and puffed sleeves added a modern Victorian quality and elegance to the loose fitting line accessorised with beanies and platform shoes.
Silk shirts, and parachute dresses were given detail with gathering and layered under sleeveless jackets, blazers and parka’s and over cropped trousers and crocheted leggings. read more
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Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Jay McCarroll
Key Takeaways: Structured, chic, slick, monochrome or bright? We’re having a hard time putting one word to Jay McCarroll’s (of Project Runway Season 1 fame) debut solo show after winning back in 2005. (By the way, check out the adorable different colored headphones from his ’05 collection.) Having met Mr. McCarroll backstage for an interview, we can see why it’d be hard for him to stick with the neutrals and strict shapes that many of the other designers preferred for this season. We loved that his show spanned the spectrum of literal black to white to yellow to blue to green to a mix, but the varied shapes made it occasionally hard to draw a cohesive sense from the line. Nevertheless, the rooster and helium blimp-prints in varying sizes along with the patchwork feel set this collection aside from others. read more Source: Omiru
Buy an Edun One T-Shirt, Help Fight African Poverty
Made from pure African cotton in Lesotho, Africa, proceeds of these Ali Hewson (wife of Bono) designed tees – along with Rogan Gregory – go to the Apparel Lesotho Alliance to Fight AIDS project, which provides education and medication for AIDS-affected families in Lesotho. For each shirt sold, $10 goes to the cause, in conjunction with Nordstrom’s donation of $100,000 to ALAFA. Available only at Nordstrom.com.
Street Chic – Wide Belt and Skinny Jeans
So, I was minding my own business at my jewelry sale, when a girl stopped by to look at my jewelry with the cutest outfit. You guys know me…I had to ask for a photo. I loved the way she put the outfit together – the wide belt over the button-up top – the skinny jeans over round toe pumps. It was such a cute outfit! read more
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The Economics of the Affair by Aesthetics + Economics. Has The Industry Been McFried?
Cathy Horyn of the New York Times recently wrote a rather sobering article titled “The End of the Affair” about the state of the fashion industry. Specifically, she discussed the seemingly stark outlook for talented designers which she attributes to a general decrease in appreciation for creativity in favor of the big, bad bottom line. read more
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The Cheryl Shops Fall Shopping Guide: Leggings
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, leggings are here to stay…well, for this season at least. They’re a crucial part of the layered look that’s so hot right now, and, bottom line, they keep your legs warm, which, in a New York City winter, is never a bad thing. read more
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