Step into Spring

Spring is here and we’ve been seeing some stunning shoes gallivanting around the city. The footwear market has been nothing short of perfect so far. Each shoe we’ve seen has more and more embellishments on them. Some shoes are almost too pretty to wear. Rather than indulging on something costly, revamp an old pair with some of our trims. They will be one of a kind and wallet friendly.

Chloe
Chloe Leather Fringe Loafers
Jcrew
J.Crew Smoking Slippers

Marc Jacobs Leather and Snakeskin Pumps
Marc Jacobs Leather and Snakeskin PumpsSam Edelman Yara Chunky Heel Sandal
Sam Edelman Yara Chunky Heel Sandal
SchultzSchultz India Suede Sandals

Upcoming trends: Accessories for Fall 2010

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By Blerona

Ready to start shopping for your 2010 Fall Accessories, check out what’s new on the runway and what is still sticking around for another season!

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Winter Fur Accessories, At the more luxurious end of the market are natural-dyed furs (faux and real). Try mixing hair lengths for added contrast, the prominent pelts are long fox fur, tufted rabbit and smooth mink.

In Number Order: 1. Chanel, 2. Michael Kors, 3. Just Cavalli, 4. Thakoon, 5. Oscar De La Renta, 6. Dolce & Gabanna , 7. Oscar De la Renta

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Sequin Accessories, This season low on prints and patterns, instead designers have played with a surface texture and embellishment.

In number order: 1. Issa, 2.Marc Jacobs, 3. Dolce & Gabbana, 4. Louis Vuitton

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Jewel Accessories, After too many seasons of studded accessories, we finally see a move towards more elaborate embellishments as jewel and beaded surfaces come into play for winter.

In number order: 1. 4.1 Phillip Lim, 2. Issa, 3. Bluemarine, 4. Oscar De la Renta, 5. Lanvin, 6. Mark Fast

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Gold hardware – Although we are finally seeing a move away from studding, gold hardware is still evident at designer level, more than likely continue in retail also. Instead of studs though we are seeing gold filigree work, charms, dangling pendants, and coins.

In number order: 1. Dolce & Gabbana, 2. Dolce & Gabbana, 3. Moschino, 4. Alexander Mcqueen

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Miltary – Here’s a trend that taking off in menswear also. The military boot is key item for women this winter. Look for sheepskin linings for an on-trend aviation direction, or try gold buttons for a vintage look. Key colors black, navy and khaki in leather or canvas materials.

In number order: 1. Reed Krakoff, 2. Burberry Prorsum, 3 Burberry Prorsum, 4. Moschino, 5. Mary Katrantzou

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Novelty – Characteristic heels will always have a place at designer level, usually used in fashion shows to help create the story, but many novelty are also appearing on the streets.

In number order: 1. BCBG Max Azria, 2. Balenciaga,  3.Dsquared, 4. Basso & Brooke,  5.Dsquared,  6. Sophia Kokosolaki

DIY Spring Accessory Necklace

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By Blerona

This season is all about the bright colors, designers such as Diane von Furstenberg, Mark Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Peter Pilotta have all added bright warm colors to there Spring 2010 collection, so what better thing to make then the perfect spring accessory. Hope you enjoy this DIY Video!

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New York City’sFashion Week – Spring 2010

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By Milton

If you love fashion, then you are going to love these highlights from Mercedes-Benz New York City’s Fashion Week Spring 2010.  Fashion week started on September 10th and will continue until September 17th. There are so many great shows and this is just the first part of a series of images and videos I will post. Keep checking for new posts through the week for more updates!

carlos_mieleCarlos Miele

carolina_herreraCarolina Herrera

chris_benzChris Benz

donna_karanDonna Karan

j_mendelJ.Mendel

marc_jacobsMarc Jacobs

tracy_reeseTracy Reese

zac_posenZac Posen

 

Details from the Resort 2010 Collection

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By Milton

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Chanel (Above)

Many times, small details are the ones that give life and personality to a garment. Too often, we overlook these details and don’t realize how embellishments can make a piece look beautiful.

 To demonstrate this, I picked 7 looks from the Resort 2010 collection. They have different kind of embellishments and they all work perfectly. Notice how without the embellishments, they wouldn’t look the same or they would probably look dull. Most of them utilize sequins plus a different element such as beads, crystals or mirrors.  Others, like the look from Zac Posen, use beautiful buttons and ribbon. You can also make any piece you already own special, just find the right embellishments and have fun being creative with them. 

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Alexander Wang (Above)

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Diane Von Furstenberg (Above)

 

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Marc Jacobs (Above)

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Oscar De La Renta (Above)

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Zac Posen (Above)

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Marc by Marc Jacobs (Above)