Fall 2012 RTW

Monday, February 27, 2012
NEW YORK


Oscar de la Renta

Red Valentino

Rachel Zoe

Ralph Lauren

Christian Siriano

I am just going to focus on the amazing collection that Oscar put out for us. I usually like a few pieces here and there from a collection, but with his I could actually see myself wearing every single garment in his collection for Fall 2012 RTW. He just knows how to dress a woman, and with this collection it's really aimed at a sophisticated type of woman. With mostly short, full-skirted silhouettes and pastel shades of pinks and blues. Then you have the printed jewels on most of the dresses that really make it stand out, and gave the collection a quality streak that no one can compare to. Let's bow down to this powerhouse that is none other than Oscar de la Renta.

LONDON



Burberry Prorsum

Moschino

PPQ

Twenty8Twelve

Now can Burberry do no wrong? Not in my eyes, and it never fails to amaze me at how much I love every collection that Christopher Bailey has been putting for each season lately. With gorgeous trench coats, to pencil skirts with substantial peplums adorned on the waist. Echoes from the 30s and 40s but with an edge. There were country animals adorned on basic white t-shirts, paired with herringbone lined and shearling jackets. A perfect collection for a rainy day walking through London.

MILAN



Dolce & Gabbana

Alberta Ferretti

Beccaria

Dsquared

Luisa

Then we come to Milan and it's brilliant Italian designers. You can't really go wrong with them, and Dolce & Gabbana was definitely on the top of my list for this season. They set their collection apart this year with chandeliers incorporated with real flowers. Lavish and stunning would be two words to describe D&G aesthetic for this collection. With silhouettes away from the body, gold embellishments, and floral and cherub prints. It was a thing to behold, and I for one wish I had been in the front row.

Spring 2012 Trends

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spring 2012 Trends



We all get sick of those Winter blues, especially here in Minnesota, our Winters can be long and arduous. Luckily this year we haven't had that much snow, but mix in cold temperatures and anyone can get annoyed by being bundled up all the time. ISo, I figured I'd talk about Spring! It's one of my favorite times of the year and the trends for it are always a lot of fun. But what can we look forward to this year? I've noticed pops of orange, and other bright color schemes like greens and blues. We'll find these in garments and makeup. Floral details, geometric patterns that go on everything (i.e; dresses, pumps, scarves, etc.), studded loafers for women that make any outfit sophisticated. Braided up-dos are by far my favorite trend that I hope to see a lot of this Spring.

A Few of My Favorite Things: February Edition

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


1. This dress from H&M and my Betsey Johnson necklace. Perfect for this month.


2. Jason Wu for Target
3. Markus Lupfer Spring 2012 RTW


4.This photoshoot Elle Fanning did for TeenVogue (2011)
5. Andy Warhol's "Lips" print

6. Inslee sketch for February

Party-Ready, by BHLDN from BHLDN on Vimeo.

7. This adorable video from BHLDN.com

8. This Jane Austen poster from Etsy