Paris Fashion Week RTW 2015 Recap

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This past week Paris wasn’t only the city of love, but also the city of fresh runway fashion! Check out some of our favorite highlights from the week below!
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MARC0117Elie Saab is one of our absolute favorite designers because of his free-flowing and romantic style. This season we dove into a collection of aquatic-inspired pieces with dashes of contrasting stripes against a sea of turquoise and orange.

 

JPG_0663 JPG_0993All great things must come to an end, and Jean Paul Gautier’s final ready-to-wear collection was the perfect kiss goodbye. Filled with energy and inspired by some of fashion’s greats, this was THE show to watch this season.

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The Christian Dior show was out of a dream. Not only was it held in the Louvre, all of the pieces looks like they were taken right from the storybooks, with soft pastels and voluminous skirts.

download (2)Rick Owens is fashion’s resident bad boy, so it’s no wonder that the pieces in his collection were anything but feminine and flirty. There was almost a modern industrial yet ethereal vibe to his garments.

Chainmaille Inspiration

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With the rise of shows like Game of Thrones, it’s no wonder that this Halloween we’re expecting to see a lot of kick-butt warrior costumes. Even though you may think your medieval attire might only be fit to wear one day of the year, you can rock knight-esque styles with just a little bit of chainmaille!
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Color Story: Burnt Orange

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Fall is finally here! Saying goodbye to summer is bittersweet, but the lazy days of summer are forgotten almost immediately when you throw socks, hoodies and pumpkin spice everything into the mix. One of our favorite aspects of the season are the warm and earthy colors, like burnt orange. This hue perfectly captures the color of the changing autumn leaves and gets us in the mood for all things fall. e6f27a260da5b27c3c2928da081dc1fe

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Add it to your decor for a splash of color. You can go contemporary or rustic with a color like this.

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0c0415157337bf988c49086e0403acbbThe ultimate color to add to your autumn wardrobe. It looks great with neutrals and is great for layering since it isn’t too bright.

Milan Fashion Week Recap

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This week Fashion Week flew to Italy: the land of beautiful women, extravagant meals, and some of the most skilled designers in the world. We saw everything from larger-than-life dolls to muted desert fashions, and the eclectic air of Milan really made this week a standout for us during Fashion Month! 011_AG19090At Moschino it was night of the living dolls with a collection inspired by America’s most iconic toy, Barbie! Everything was saturated in bubblegum pink and pop culture, a common theme in the past few seasons.

dolce-and-gabbana-summer-2015-women-fashion-show-runway-012The looks at Dolce and Gabbana were full of passion and drama, much like the Italian brand and designers themselves. The looks were rich in color and embellishment, with Baroque-elements.

downloadTexture was the name of the game at Roberto Cavalli. From lace to denim to crocodile embossed leather, we saw a lot of different fabrics. But color and print also played a huge role at the show with animal prints and bright colors abound.

download (1)Botanicals have never been bolder than they were at Blumarine! With expertly placed blooms on many of the sheer dresses, left something to the imagination.

Giorgio Armani Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 September 2014Giorgio Armani’s collection was all about neutrals with patterns reminiscent of desert sands. There was also the occasional touch of animal print, in the most subtle approach.

 

 

 

Fashion Photography Spotlight: David LaChapelle

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David LaChapelle is an American photographer known for his references to art history with a modern spin. Although he is well-known in the commercial world and has taken some of the most iconic celebrity photos, as of 2006 he stepped away from the commercial world and began the journey back to his fine art roots. Some of his most popular pieces feature Amanda Lepore, a regular at M&J Trimming!

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London Spring 2015 Fashion Recap

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This week fashion insiders hopped across the pond for London Fashion Week. Check out some of the highlights of the week and let us know which shows YOU preferred.00130h_426x639Using colors you’d expect to see in a fall collection, Christopher Kane’s spring pieces were washed in blacks and burgundies and were darker than most of the looks we’ve seen this season.

downloadBurberry Prorsum is known for its classic prints and patterns, and the their iconic tartan is almost as well-known as the London Eye in England. This season they strayed from their beloved neutrals, and really saturated their pieces in bright colors!

download (1)The looks at Tom Ford were as sleek as an oil slick. Many of the pieces featured shimmering dark holographic prints, imbuing some fun into the decidedly cool collection.

 

00020h_426x639Marchesa went light and airy with a bohemian collection that feature lots of delicate floral appliques that seemed to be growing out of wispy tulle dresses.

Spring 2015 Trend Forecast

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This Spring New York Fashion Week has been a complete whirlwind, and we’re definitely a little sad that it’s come to a close. But fret not! We’ve scoured the runways for trends that we can’t wait to see this coming spring so you can start your seasonal shopping list early!
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Keep it Cropped – Cropped pants and tops have been big for a few seasons now, and they’re not going anywhere! Next year you can look forward to more subtle midriff and ankle action. 1D274906734643-today-fashion-fave-140908-gordon.blocks_desktop_mediumMenswear – Let’s hear it for the boys this coming spring with menswear-inspired looks.

soft-obi-belts-nyfw-suno-6-h724Washed-Out Pastels – Pretty pastels will get a grungy makeover. Expect to see muted pinks, tans and baby blues on the sidewalks this spring.

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Picnic Party – Fed up with flannel and plaid? Try gingham on for size! This friendly pattern has been all over the runways, and provides a cheerful contrast to the darker plaid we’re bound to see this fall and winter.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Recap Part 2

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Fashion Week is drawing to a close. Thank goodness we have all of these beautiful clothes and accessories to look forward to this coming spring! downloadThe looks at Donna Karan New York were eclectic and urban-inspired. An ode to the great city of New York, these looks wouldn’t look out of place on a quirky Manhattanite.

download (1)We love rock and roll, and so does Tommy Hilfiger! His collection was brimming with rock show-stopping details like metallic stripes, studs, and leather.

BLOG_SS15_Burch_480_new_12Tory Burch has a relaxed and global vibe this season. Mixing refined style with raw edges makes this a perfect for a bohemian-at-heart who happens to be stuck in a less than free-spirited setting. Plus: tropical toile. Need we say more?KIM_1954At Libertine we got a look at an array of eclectic embellishments that make any outfit party-ready.

 

New York Fashion Week Spring 2015 Recap

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Beautiful clothes, stunning models, outrageous sets; what’s not to love about Fashion Week in NYC? Check out some of our favorites from these past few days and let us know which ones YOU love! Desigual - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015Desigual is known for being bold and bright, so it’s no surprise that we saw prints on prints on prints with a surplus of tropical florals at their show.

bcbg1The looks at BCBG were, in one word, heavenly. With beautiful, flowing layers, the models looked like modern-day goddesses.

919Fashion Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2015The looks at Rebecca Minkoff were young, fresh and definitely appealed to the young millennials. But how could they not, when 3D glasses are part of the show?

charlotte-ronson13Charlotte Ronson kept it cute with boxy, tomboyish numbers as well as more simple feminine pieces.

mara-hoffman-collection-fashion-week-2015-gallery-2Mara Hoffman’s collection will be the staple of the colorful bohemian this summer, with bold and billowy maxis and surfer-girl swimwear!

 

NYFW Spring 2015 Street Style

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When Fashion Week rolls into town, it isn’t only the runways you should be looking to for inspiration. Trade the catwalk for the sidewalk, and check out some of our favorite street style looks so far.

elle-40-nyfw-ss15-street-style-day-3-v-xlnThe weather has been on our side for the past few days, but sometimes you just want to rock a sweater and an incredible metallic clutch.

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We saw a surprising amount of sportswear in the past few days. I sports bra here, some trainers there.