New York Fashion Week Recap

Fall 2014 fashion week is almost over, and what a beautiful run it has been. Some incredible collections have hit the runways, ans waves of amazing new trends are bound to hit the streets. Asymmetry, fur in unexpected places, mismatched patterns.. I’m very excited to see what the next few months hold.

BCBG Max Azria

With new age color blocking and fur in unexpected places, BCBG holds true to its wearable high fashion nature and creates a collection that is body conscious in a new way. With virtually no fitted pieces, this collection accents the woman wearing it by leaving a little to the imagination.

Charlotte Ronson

A mix of modern hippie, rockabilly and slightly punk styles, Charlotte Ronson’s collection is on ode to the future, inspired by years past. The sort of dark meets light feel of this collection is evident through sheer layering and black on black looks that seem new in the context of the show.

Jill Stuart

Reminiscent of Saint Laurent of seasons past,  Jill Stuart was the perfect mix of structure and sex appeal. Both extremes made their appearance on the runway, from daring netted dresses that left little to the imagination, to oversize boxy coats that hit the lower calf. No matter how covered up the women were, they always looked sultry and seductive; an ode to the idea that sometimes more is less and less is more.

Rebecca Minkoff

By pairing pieces in innovative ways, Rebecca Minkoff has created a street style collection that is attainable and lust worthy. The sort of easy breezy looks we would all love to live in, Minkoff has a penchant for effortless downtown style. Details like thick beanies and sheer paneling in unexpected places help to create a collection that is both memorable and wearable.

ICB

With a neutral color pallet and many differing aesthetics woven throughout the collection, ICB’s show is one for the insatiable woman who lives life on the edge. Whether inspired by a more structural and origami style piece, or a leather tracksuit style, there is easily something to suit everyone’s desire throughout this show. This collection weaves together interesting silhouettes and darker themes to form the perfect fashion week web; high fashion and macabre in all its glory.

All photos courtesy of style.com.

More to come,

Nammaste

Gabriela

Prabal Gurung Fall 2014 Collection Review

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the fashion forward are hitting the pavement, or their computers, for glances of what the most noted fashion designers in the world are sending down their runways. Prabal Gurung showed his Fall 2014 Collection this past Saturday, and it is easily one of the best collections of the season thus far.

Asymmetry seemed to be the underlying force with just about every look in this collection. Boxy tops and sweaters were paired with asymmetrical skirts with gauzy draped tails. Fur was used in innovative ways throughout the show, especially as an accent. Whether it was lining a coat or dress or on a bolero style jacket, fur was in unexpected places and was even featured in unexpected colors. Strappy gladiator style sandals furthered the idea of asymmetry even more; the juxtaposition of heavy winter furs with short, thigh baring silted skirts and gladiators was refreshing. Cape style coats made an appearance, as did art inspired prints in burnt oranges, slate grays and navy blues. With prints that imitated splatter paint, marbling and sponging popping up on coats, sweaters, skirts and even trousers, there is no doubt that fashion and art can’t be one in the same.

Unexpected combinations were abundant throughout. Calf bearing skirts with thigh high slits were paired with button up long sleeved blouses, taking a more modern approach to a sultry style. Sweatshirts were even made high fashion with the likes of asymmetrical staggered fur accents in dove grays and ice-y whites.  Burnt oranges, crimson reds, stark whites, navy blues and midnight blacks all added high intensity to this decadent collection. Textured tops in these vibrant hues even resembled avant-garde snakes wrapped around their next prey, bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase “dressed to kill”.

This collection wrapped up with stunning gowns featuring cutouts in unpredictable places. All in all this collection is one of the best to hit the New York runways this far, breathing a new and exciting life into what the fall season will hold. There’s nothing quite like being able to revamp your wardrobe, fashion does thrive off of change after all.

 

All photos courtesy of style.com

What do you think of this collection?

Namaste,

Gabriela

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2014 Collection Review

Androgyny at its finest, this menswear inspired Pre-Fall collection has new and interesting silhouettes to keep the mind and eye happy. This collection starts off with an original take on a men’s suit by adding coral patent straps and royal blue athletic inspired collar and reinventing the silhouette. Structured pieces like oversize jackets and pleated wide legged trousers all work the androgynous style, but thigh high boots in leather and drapey tops in mixed fabrics add layers of sexiness. Nothing in this collection is truly fitted to the body (minus the exception of a beautiful gray woven dress and skirt), but details like mesh necklines, cutout patterns in tops and short hems make sure you know there’s still a strong and sexy woman wearing the clothes. Androgyny is reinvented in this collection in looks like a structured  white coat layered over a gorgeous camel turtleneck and paired with a short hem and thigh high boots to add a sexy twist to an otherwise conservative outfit. The details in this collection are beautiful; from the mix of leathers and woven silvery gray fabrics to the saddle shoes to the pops of color from drawstrings. This collection is easily one for the woman who likes to blur her own lines.

What do you like about this androgynous style collection?

XXX

Gabriela

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014 Collection Review

Perhaps not the most cohesive collection, Burberry Prorsum’s Spring 2014 show was all sorts of sexy and sultry. Opening with sets of sheer floral lace skirts and shirts in muted pastels, and later transitioning to a more neutral color pallet  in more substantial fabrics, Bailey definitely kept this season interesting. Proportion and draping were everything, whether it was an oversize, cape like camel coat or leather skirt with cutouts imitating lace. High waisted skirts ending below the knees, sheer or not, were the ultimate leg lengthener and seem quite sexy when paired with a cropped top. The classic trench was reinvented and reconstructed; the only truly recognizable trait was the length and fabric. Large, geometric appliques made an appearance on skirts and coats alike and brought back a baroque sort of theme in a modern and elegant context. Pearly pastels, lace and just the right mix of soft and structure all conglomerated to sculpt another note worthy Burberry Prorsum collection.

Photos courtesy of style.com

Don’t you wish you had that transparent raincoat??

Namaste,

Gabriela

Joseph Spring 2014 Collection Review

It’s a new take on the 90’s and the leisure suit. Sly mesh paneling, white minimalist perfection and silk and satin like no ones businesses all create a strong 20th century vibe. Relaxed cuts and monochromatic patterns all really work every from of “leisure”; you can drink your wine by the tennis courts but still look like the bombshell you are while doing it. This collection manages to hold on to a sort of luxurious athletic look; Adidas style sandals paired with oversize clutches, patent leather pieces and incredible cut out detailing step up the luxurious aspect of the collection. And although this collection is cohesive, it is still versatile; in the colors, in the textiles themselves and in the styles of the fabric. Sequins make an appearance and are all grown up in sultry tank tops under sheer shirts and dresses, and even a luminescent eggshell makes an appearance in a suit of its own. This collection pays homage to the 90’s by reinventing it; maybe the fashion would have been better if this is what it had looked like to begin with.

All pictures courtesy of style.com

Namaste,

Gabriela

ICB Spring 2014 RTW Collection Review

It’s classic Prabal Gurung style to send models down the runway wearing exactly what we want for Spring. Clean lines in a medley of blue, white and black tease the senses from the very start  of the show. Holographic silver, ripe reds and jade greens keep the minimalist collection interesting; whether it’s a drop waist dress, a low riding pant and a crop top or a futuristic take on the peplume, there was always a new perspective to the trend that’s been going on and on. Pearly pinks, baby  blues and dove grays also added to the softly structured shirts and shorts. Even though the pieces weren’t completely “structured”, the shape of each piece accented the model who wore it perfectly by draping to accentuate her body instead of just conforming to it. After seasons and seasons of punk ideals and culture trickling into fashion, it’s refreshing and new to see clean lines, soft colors and a “less is more” mentality. The perfect juxtaposition to the fall runways, if this season is anything like this collection, we’re set for the best Spring to date.

All photos courtesy of style.com

What do you love about this season?

Namaste,

Gabriela Loaine

Best of Berlin

Berlin has designated itself as a fashion mecca; a little known jewel that’s creating some real diamonds in the fashion industry. MBFW Berlin is this week and from what I have seen, there are some real show stoppers, including the three designers I will be featuring. Berlin has it’s own sort of vibe, much like each classic fashion capital, and that’s what makes it so perfect to house an explosive fashion week; Berlin’s punk rock, underground vibe is magnified by the designers the city houses.

Augustin Teboul

Imagine Gatsby meets baroque meets punk. Classic 20’s details are accentuated by their modern pairing with leather accents and striking head pieces. Intricate beading takes the spotlight with sheer layers playing a supporting role, and flowers drape each and every look in Teboul’s 2013 Lookbook. Snakeskin prints and soft draping bring this collection into the modern era, while still retaining it’s 20th century flair. It’s sort of the punk rock, art loving Gatsby one would imagine if Gatsby was, well, modern.

 Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

Augustin Teboul S/S 2013

 

Issever Bahri

Part quirky, part deranged hypnotist, part mandala lover. Oversize sloping shoulders, opaque looking eye glasses and netting overlaid on plain shirts all step up this Bahri collection from a basic lookbook. This collection is the perfect example of a great use of textures; metallic finishes on  windbreaker inspired jackets add unexpected flair to a futuristic ensemble. Pleated skirts in pattern blocked styles also add something different to all the color blocking that has been popular in previous seasons.Your eyes never stop as your looking at this collection; there’s always another element to observe and note, whether it’s mandala like circles lined up like a strange sort of crop circle, or the perfect overlay on a knee skimming dress. It’s as if Alexander McQueen had a baby with an alien and it’s this collection; UFO style raincoats in perfectly clear blue tinge are the perfect topper to color block, ankle skimming cigarette jeans. The ultimate collection for the avant-garde space babe.

ISSEVER BAHRI S/S 2014

ISSEVER BAHRI S/S 2014

ISSEVER BAHRI S/S 2014

ISSEVER BAHRI S/S 2014

ISSEVER BAHRI S/S 2014

ISSEVER BAHRI S/S 2014

ISSEVER BAHRI S/S 2014

 

 

Irene Luft

Vixen, space cadet encased in gold. Architectural pieces are plated in the finest of gold, and worn with eerie, couture like masks that resemble gas masks. Clear plastic is layered under dresses and worn as shirts, leaving nothing to the imagination and creating an interesting silhouette. The simple gold and cream color scheme elevates the sophistication of this already luxurious and sultry collection, and adds to the sort of sultry luxe vibe.The use of tough, translucent plastic allows a sexy, structured look to be created. The first dress, with it’s paneling, is reminiscent of an airplane and is a perfect example of the up and coming talent that Berlin holds; creating a piece such as this one is not an easy feat by any means. The second look in this collection is just as good; little ivory flowers adorn a sheath of clear plastic, creating a hide and seek effect that is perfect with the simplicity of slicked back hair and bedroom eyes. This collection is high fashion Pan’s Labyrinth for adults; playful in all the right ways, while still maintaining the perfect amount of allure and enchantment.

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

IRENE LUFT S/S 2014

What do YOU think of these Berlin designers?

XXX
Gabriela

Camilla and Marc Resort 2013 Collection Review

Rooftop parties may be far and few, but there’s always an occasion to pretend you’re getting whisked away to some late night, garden party affair. Camilla and Marc’s Resort collection houses the perfect of structured separates and flouncy floral, high necklines and short hems also add another element of minimalist flair.A white sheath dress with an asymmetrical hemline and mesh v-neck insert is the perfect little look to strut across the garden on the rooftop patio you are so graciously hosting a party on. Silky tangerines and neutrals make an appearance on sultry dresses, and bustier tops paired with drop waist pants and structured a-line skirts are also featured, and perfect for a NYC night out nonetheless. Silk and satin bring a new sort of appeal to the overdone minimalist aesthetic, and Camilla and Marc nail it. Simple sandals enhance each look while still maintaining the new age minimalist look.

XXX
Gabriela

Chanel Fall 2013 Couture Collection Review

If there’s one thing Karl Lagerfeld manages to do in each and every Chanel collection it is weave each piece together through classic Chanel cuts and tweed. Although this collection is irresistibly Chanel, it is also irresistibly modern with its structured jackets and thick low slung belts. Some looks are closer to the classic image of Chanel; clean, square cut, chic tweed. Some looks are more modern; low, plunging necklines and sheer and airy blouses paired with a tweed jacket in revamped grays. Structured, pointed shoulders and dresses in tiled, shimmering hues are just different enough to leave one’s mouth agape, but keep one’s eyes pealed for more. The latter half of the collection evokes everything from futuristic, space age themes to Renaissance tones. Soft, clingy fabrics bring a touch of sex appeal to a classically conservative house and Karl Lagerfeld’s vision is made all the more refreshing.

XXX
Gabriela

Saint Laurent Spring 2014 Menswear Collection Review

This collection is not for the men who are faint of heart, nor is it for those who are questioning their masculinity. Slimane has done it again, seeking out a younger generation of thin, waif style, rockabilly boys to target in his most recent menswear collection. Leather was a staple, accenting the long, lean legs of the young thin men that wore them. Ranging from red and black pants to blazers and shoes, Slimane was not shy of this patent staple. Nor was he shy of eccentricity; although the collection has the classic skinny suite style throughout, Slimane manages to stray far, far away from being quote on quote “classic”. Some of the looks are more wearable, simple fitted suits with accents such as metal tipped  or leather lined collars. With suit jackets and blazers ranging in patterns from checkers and cheetah prints to polka dots and sequins, this Saint Laurent collection is probably not what YSL himself had in mind. Although many have detested Slimane from straying so far from the path of Yves Saint Laurent’s vision, it may be time to embrace change and youth. The target market may have changed, along with the houses’ name itself, since Slimane’s reign of Saint Laurent, but the cool, classic edge of Saint Laurent certainly has not. Fashion is an expression of the current times, and just like the 1920’s, maybe Slimane’s so called rebellion of the classic YSL style is Slimane’s effort to create a new age flapper style for men, so to speak. If Slimane is creating something so out of the ordinary for the house he is working for, who’s to say that he isn’t feeding the people what society is feeding him.

 

If you’re more for the classic menswear style and want to woe me, or any style appreciative lady, wear something along the lines of fitted pants, a blazer or leather jacket, some cool shades and the perfect leather shoe.

XXX
Gabriela

Carven Resort 2014 Collection Review

Carven is one of my favorite houses, that much is evident. But just because i love a house doesn’t mean I love every aspect of every collection. As a darker soul I tend to appreciate fall and winter collections more so than any other. This seems to be the case with this collection as well. The patterns and prints of Carven’s Resort collection are perfect and subtle, but the sunglasses completely rectangular shape doesn’t seem to compliment the rest of the look. Some of the off the shoulder dresses don’t quite seem to mesh with the silhouette or the texture of the piece they’re paired with .  This collection overall, however, is still classically Carven. Somehow whimsical and grown up at the same time, the pieces manage to be structured and delicate which seems perfectly refreshing for resort. Carven also manages to show how color blocking is still relevant and alive, if done well.

XXX
Gabriela

 

 

 

Menswear Monday: Richard James Spring 2014 Menswear Collection Review

This collection is a little bit dapper, a whole lot of Gatsby and even a little feminine. Consisting of mostly soft pastels and splashes of bright colors, this collection is for the man who doesn’t feel comfortable looking like he belongs chugging a beer. Skinny suits, plaid, summer hats and embroidered summer loafers all make an appearance for Spring 2014. The well dressed gentlemen is definitely coming back into style with thanks to The Great Gatsby, and men like This Fellow.

I like men who embrace monochromatic color pallets, and unusual color schemes.

Happy Monday!

XXX
Gabriela

Burberry Prorsum Resort 2013 Collection Review

If there’s one omen in this collection, it’s this; below the knee is the new mini. There’s no denying it; Burberry has embraced the new hem for the season and done it remarkably well. The fitted silhouette is still feminine and alluring because of the textures, sheen and lace detailing that are added to each piece. Instead of looking overtly mature, Christopher Bailey has created the perfect summertime look that’s easy, sexy and natural. The  sheer fabrics make this collection perfect for summer; the lace knicker-showing skirts are sultry without being over the top showy and the length makes them lust worthy for even the most conservative Burberry Prorsum fan. The brocade patterns and classic trench-coat accents keep the Burberry theme throughout the entire collection. Young and vibrant, this collection was created for the girl who you can’t stop thinking about. Bailey has done it again, delivering not what we want, but what we NEED for Resort 2013.

What do you think about this collection?!

XXX
Gabriela

Elie Tahari Resort 2014 Collection Review

A classic, structured collection that’s perfect for the summer, Elie Tahari’s Resort 2014  is exactly what I crave after seasons of loose silhouettes. The silhouette is redone; with longer hems and looser fits, but it is all edge thanks to the structure maintained. The color pallet of charcoal,  navy, white, black and pale lime green all compliment the simple aesthetic. The sheen of the leather paired with the matte fabrics works perfectly, and adds another element to this stunning collection.

XXX,

Gabriela

Sketches

Hello one and all! Let me start of by wishing you all a happy hump day and happy fashion week. Seriously, we can now saturate ourselves with coffee (pumpkin spice chai tea lattes are a favorite) and plant ourselves in front of style.com (or the app) and look at collection after collection. How fantastic is that?! So great. Anyway, one of my lovely friends requested that I share some of my sketches. Well, I am in no way a 2D artist or a sketcher; I just doodle from time to time. I liked the idea of sharing some of my sketches though, so I whipped out a few and will be posting them below! These were inspired by Gucci’s Fall 2012 RTW collection, the sheers and the beading were absolutely to die for. Anyway, I had to photoshop them together, but I will post the individual sketches so details are more easily seen.

Enjoy.

Some seriously macabre inspiration at Gucci.

 

 

 

 

XXX,

Have a good Wednesday night

 

 

Balmain Resort 2013 Collection Review

It’s incredible really, how season after season Balmain manages to create storybook worthy looks without ever being repetitive. The effortless nature of this incredible house enthralls lovers of everything edgy and sexy alike. This collection manages to keep Balmain’s signature sex appeal with a new twist; baroque florals and fresh leather are added to create something unexpected. These looks are mesmerizing in the best way possible. Sweet day dreams of scurrying through the streets to get to Fashion Week with a steaming Americano are a lovely side effect of this wonderful collection.
If only every day could be as scrumptious as this collection.

Balmain Resort 2013 Collection Review

Balmain Resort 2013 Collection Review

Balmain Resort 2013 Collection Review

Balmain Resort 2013 Collection Review

Balmain Resort 2013 Collection Review

Carven Fall 2012 RTW Collection Review

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Carven's Fall RTW collection is very art deco, each piece seems to fit right into the renaissance theme of the season whilst still being undeniably Carven. From striking fur accents, to incredibly constructed lace-like cut outs, this collection is the perfect escape.

This collection works for a number of reasons. The jewel tone palette accents the art deco theme whilst not drawing too much attention from the clothing itself; the cut of each  piece, the pleats, detailing and graphic prints all stands out beautifully with such a luscious range of colors and aren’t forced into the background. Another aspect that gives this collection such an amazing edge is the clear theme that runs through the first look to the last. It is undeniable that this is a singular collection, and that is one of the most amazing talents that Guillaume Henry has been blessed with. It doesn’t take a connoisseur of the arts to see the clear parallel between Henry’s Fall 2012 collection and the Renaissance. This collection has captured  my heart because of its striking beauty mixed with the ease of being able to wear each  look; each piece is art, yet there is no doubt that the pieces would look just as stunning on a girl walking from show to show as it would on the model who wore it down the runway. Henry’s collection for fall 2012 is easily one of the most glorious of the season. Carven was sure to not disappoint.

 

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 Couture Collection Review

Simple, elegant, beautiful…words that would NEVER (and I mean never…) be used to describe this collection. But I can’t even deny it… I am in love with this couture collection. Seriously. Jean Paul is known for his almost costume like pieces, his unorthodox approach to fashion. A lot like Galliano, Gaultier is never afraid to take risks, and you can tell by looking at the first look in this collection. Probably the least couture like couture collection ever sent down the Paris runways, each piece pays undeniable respect to the late Amy Winehouse. The hair, the makeup, the classic Amy silhouette are all elements that Gaultier seamlessly incorporated into this collection. There is definitely a sense of rock and roll and feminine strength in this collection, an undeniable it girl factor that is so very Winehouse. It’s easy to forget that this isn’t RTW though. This collection isn’t for the faint of heart or for the older woman who likes to keep her couture, well, classic. Believe me, there is nothing that screams classic couture like leotard and see through netted dresses (my favorite).Honestly, there is something in this collection for every fashionable diva who wants to make an entrance. There’s something more retro like a crazy stacked and structured shoulder shirt, or a more edgy look that is very bare and leaves only a little to the imagination. From black lace to a beautiful jewel toned almost floral print dress, there is no lack of variety in this collection.

Enjoy

XXX

 

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Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 RTW Collection Review

I started writing a review for Burberry Prorsum’s Fall 2012 RTW collection, only for it to be deleted. So in effect, I will have to make this review short and sweet. This fall collection is miraculous and filled with all the attention to detail and edge one expects from Burberry. Filled with beautifully nipped waists and just the right amount of color, this collection is reminiscent of a time not too long ago. A time when one could hop on a train and go wherever their heart desired and not worry about what it was they were leaving behind. This collection manages to tell a story through its artfully constructed skirts that seem to be the perfect length and pieces that complement each other effortlessly. I love the sweaters and the patterns that are used in this collection, and I honestly am enamored with the structure of the pieces. Just the right amount of feminine, sexy and edgy, I am definitely a fan of this season’s collection.


 

 


 



Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 RTW Collection Review

Always incredibly distinct among the other Ready-to-Wear shows at NYFW, McQueen always manages to snag the spotlight. Although the incredible visionary is no longer with us, his design house is still alive and thriving and completely enticing. The design house of Alexander McQueen always impresses; there is always something for everyone. Alexander McQueen’s spring 2012 line was incredibly diverse. From prim and proper to alluring to absolutely jaw dropping sexy, this collection features a wide range of looks for an audience who isn’t afraid to stir things up. Although some of the pieces seem like they aren’t cohesive, the design house pulls it off by repetition of textures as well as accessories. The style shifts dramatically from the beginning of the collection to the end, but nonetheless, it is all incredibly McQueen. One of the most unique and relevant collections of spring, McQueen is probably smiling in his grave.



 









 

 

What do you think? xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Wang Fall 2011 RTW

In all honesty, I’m not too sure how I feel about Alexander Wang this season. I am usually one for leather and capes, but there was something off about this collection. Maybe it was the contrast of textures, but I felt as if he was trying to go on in an edgy and elegant direction, and he just didn’t succeed.

 

 

 

 

XX
Gabriela

Been to long…

    Wow it has been forever since I’ve actually made a post and I apologize completely! I’ve been cascaded by vacation and camp and now I can finally focus on fashion again.

    First off, I have a new look on lookbook. Find it HERE

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I is for…

Issa. Fall RTW 2010

    Leather, graphic prints, fur and draping are all done extravagantly done in this collection. However, this collection also seems outdated, as if it could have been done last fall. There isn’t anything quite remarkable about this collection. The clothing is beautiful, but the ideas are not innovative or new, and isn’t that what fashion is all about?

        

        

        

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xx

Gabriela

 

 


 

H is for…

        Hello dear Blogasphere! Happy May! Three more weeks of school and then freedom and fashion and vacation! Anyway, for today’s H is for… I will be featuring…

                                Haider Ackermann

 

                Even though this collection ( S/S RTW 2010) is dark and structured, it seems rather fresh compared to other collections. I absolutely love the grays and blacks from spring and the structured and beautiful pieces are absolutely breathtaking. The pieces are so intricate and so ornate and the pieces are all unique. With jumpsuits and structured shorts, this collection is truly perfect.

        






 

Xx

Gabriela

 

 

 

 

 


 

E is for…

                Erin Fetherston is the classic Bohemian designer. Always in flowing dresses with beautiful light fabrics that emanate summer days in a meadow, her collections are full of fantasy and fashion.In her spring collection ,there are a variety of styles to suit the many personas of the fashionista. Although it’s fall this collection feels like a spring collection as well, with the light fabrics, simple or no textures and easy colors and prints.

    

 

 


 

Miss Dior Cherie

 

Hello fellow blogasphere, I hope everyone is happy and well. I have had a great day, filled with loads of chemistry ( blech ) , ballet , and sleep ( not enough ).I am planning on wearing a high waisted red pleated skirt with my favorite sequin Paris tee shirt. I am filled with a longing of being in Paris, actually dressing high fashion-ly, and having all the clothes my heart desires. Anyway, I am still slowly sifting my way through the London and New York collections, and I am sorry for any countries I may offend (including my own) but I am defiantly look forward to the Paris collections the most.

    Here are two looks I posted on lookbook, you can find them here and here.

 

 


What I’m wearing

Tights : Target

Shoes , Skirt, Jacket: H&M

Skirt: Express

 

 


 

What I’m Wearing

Shirt , Necklace, Chanel looky: H&M

Shoes : Target

Legging: Festivity

Skirt : Forever 21

Cuffs : Mom

 

 

Anyway, how have my dear readers been? What’s been inspiring you?

 

Xoxo

Gabriela

New York Fashion week

 

 

Bonjour my darlings! I apologize for not updating at all this week, it is utterly unacceptable. Anyway, there is so much to talk about and so little time to talk about it! First of all, I haven’t even had time to look through the NY collections or the vogue that I got on Friday. That in itself is a sin. It’s not really, but I’m sure it is somewhere in the fashion world. Anyway, let’s see what there is to talk about. On Saturday I volunteered at a food bank which made me feel quite happy. Today I went shopping and bought a few AMAZING jackets (a fake Chanel jacket, and a lace and leather blazer), a pair of seamed leggings, a ruffled high waisted skirt, and a pair of flats.


Jacket : H&M



I realize it’s missing a button : I will sew a new one on


 




The lace


 

Sorry for the terrible pictures! I know they’re horrid but I promise there will be better ones soon!

 

Okay…the New York collections. The ones I have seen have been extremely different from the ones last fall. I feel as if the recession has affected these collections more so then those last year. Masculine dressing seems to be more widely accepted according to Marc Jacobs(Marc by Marc Jacobs ) , also according to Jacobs, it seems as if high fashion isn’t necessarily the complicated layering and details like it was last year. This year, layers and long cardigans, knits and graphic prints are all you need to look perfectly avant garde.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Alice + Olivia is probably one of the most inspiring and awe striking collections that I’ve seen (or actually looked through).Besides being perfectly Alice in Wonderland like it’s very lady like …but with a twist. The clothing itself isn’t necessarily the newest or most innovative, but that’s not what makes the collection stand out. In fact the opposite is what makes the collection so unique. The ability of the designer to make this collection a breath of fresh air…that takes talent.

 

 

 

 

Say safe, happy and healthy!

Xoxo

Gabriela