Prep School Runway Looks

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Envious of all those Gossip Girl outfits?  Here’s your chance to recreate your own GG inspired outfit sans dress codes. Designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Opening Ceremony and A.P.C have coveted some of the preppier looks that are undeniably cool.

Preppy 4.5Tommy Hilfiger

Preppy 2Ralph Lauren

Prep 4 A.P.C

Preppy 3Opening Ceremony

Preppy 1Tommy Hilfiger

Styling Tip: Try mixing and matching  prep school pieces with leather to create an edgy look or opt for the full on quirky look shown on the runway.

Spring 2011 NYC Fashion Week

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By Blerona

Overview of Spring 2011 Fashion Week, Click on photos to enlarge.

Badgley Mischka invoked a “timeless glamour” of White Mischief. Colors included fresh powdery pink, mint greens, and icy blues. The designer’s style including sheer layers, high waists, draped one-shoulder gowns, and an African inspired with crafty embroideries and macramé weaving.

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Carolina Herrera collection had a ladylike elegance. Key items included shift dresses tied with obi-inspired sashes or trimmed with flat obi-like bows, full-blown red carpet dresses, and floor-sweeping full skirts. With colours of sharp graphic mix of black and white, poppy red, zingy orange, orchid pink and pine green.  The collection used satin, organza, silk tweed fabric and embroideries, multi-top stitching, appliqués and ultra-fine ties trimmings.

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Donna Karan’s collection was Light and wispy, couture-like romance. Key items from the collection long bias slip dress with front slit, ribbon-tie-front canvas car coat, pale gold filigree hand-embroidered tulle evening dress, long-slit crushed-chiffon shirt dress, and scoop-neck gown with patches of jersey twist. With colour such as vanilla, jute, nude, honey, pale gold and antique cream. With Silk charmeuse, stretch satin, raw silk, chiffon, leather and tulle fabrics and trims included signature tie bows.

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Marc Jacobs collection has a daytime disco feel, with gathered strapless dresses, belted trench, a-line leather skirt, long dresses in multi-wrapped and gathered silk, sequined chiffon cape gown, liquid-silk one-shoulder dress with wide belt, and cream strapless with stripes of gold and silver sequins; With colors of peach, deep camel, burgundy, gold, black, orange, cream and fuchsia. His collection included silk, satin, silk jersey, leather, and chiffon fabrics with geo-tribal gold neckline hardware, cascade sequins, palm tree in gold sequins, and sequin stripes trims.

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Marchesa’s collection themed ancient royalty, key items from the collection included Hand-painted floral “oyster” dress with full skirt, silk lace jumpsuit, ultra suede laser-cut dress with sculpted sleeve detail, cropped black silk jacket, one-shoulder satin georgette dress with embroidered cascade shoulder and waist. With glamorous colors of pearl, ebony, mint, midnight blue, deep plum, and rose. Trims included beaded embroidery and chiffon, tulle, lace and organza fabrics.

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Tommy Hilfiger’s collection envisioned high summers in the Hamptons. Key items included sexy halterneck or back-bearing flat pleated dresses, flirty crystal pleat skirts, and broderie trench coat. Colours included rose pink, sand, pistachio, red, white, navy and yellow. The collection had embroidered silk taffetas, grosgrain, cotton seersucker, polished cotton, and summer tweeds fabrics. Trimmings from the collection Subtle nautical trims such as striped grosgrain waistbands and button facings, horn buttons,  and contrast braid edging.

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Fashion Night Out in NYC 2010

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The goal of Fashion’s Night Out is to celebrate and support the fashion and retail industries with full-price shopping.

So get your comfortable shoes on, call your favorite shopping buddies and paint the town red by hitting up every store and enjoying the exciting and stylish Surprises New York stores are hosting on September 10th 2010. And whether you buy anything or not, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re out there having fun, supporting the Fashion Industry.

Go to Fashion’s Night Out and create your FNO Itinerary list of where you want to be on the biggest night of the fashion industry. Here are some great store events to visit to get you going.

Adidas store Store will host a yoga class for the first 40 people signed up with adidas yoga ambassador Elena Brower. People signed up for the class will receive a free yoga mat. Shoppers can enter to win a free one night stay at The Fairmont Hotel or a private yoga session with Elena. Space is limited, so RSVP for yoga class to colleen.drennen@adidas.com by September 9, 2010. –610 Broadway NY NY 10012 View Website

Alice + Olivia: From 5-9pm – Come celebrate FNO at alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet where we are searching for the next Top Model! One lucky girl will win a chance to be in the alice + olivia Spring 2011 Fashion Show on Sept. 14th! Also stop by to visit the a+o tour airstream + meet the tour girls who will be spinning their favorite road trip tunes! More surpises and details to come!! –80 W 40th Street New York NY 10018 View Website

Ann Taylor will host a “See Now, Wear Now” fashion show with the real women of Ann Taylor followed by a celebrity musical guest performance at the Madison Avenue flagship store. Prosecco will be served throughout the evening, while The 2 Mandy DJs spin. — 645 Madison Avenue New York NY 10022 View Website

ASOS.com: Teen Vogue Block Party Event sponsored by ASOS including full fashion show and live performance by VV Brown. Night hosted by actress Shenae Grimes. Visit http://www.ASOS.com to learn more and to shop! –West Village street block New York NY 10014 View Website

Barneys New York is giving you the chance to shop & mingle with fashion icons: Mary-Kate + Ashley Olsen, Daphne Guinness, Julie Gilhart, Simon Doonan + more! Meet the geniuses: The Proenza Boys, Rodarte, The Rag & Bone Boys, Alexander Wang + more! Participate in fabulously demented activities: Ping-Pong, Karaoke, Drumming, Musical Chairs + more! Greet & meet with fashion icons: Island Records’ Chris Blackwell, Johnny Rozsa + more! Amazing exclusive clothing & accessories: Special edition FNO Alexander McQueen scarf + more! Complete schedule with details at Barneys.com — 660 Madison Ave New York NY 10021 View Website

Bergdorf Goodman will have appearances by: Jason Wu, Mary J. Blige, Nicole Richie Simon Spurr, Thom Browne, Tom Ford, Victoria Beckham. 6-11: 5F Photo Studio 6: Face-Off Makeup Artist Competition With judges BryanBoy, Catherine Malandrino, Hamish Bowles & Trish McEvoy. 7: BG Best In Show: Designer Dogs Take The Catwalk! MC Robert Verdi. Judges Kelly Rutherford, Monique Lhuillier & Tinsley Mortimer. 8: Play With The Pros With athletes Georgina Bloomberg, Joey Cheek, Sarah Hughes & Tim Morehouse. 9: Karaoke! Special host Patrick McMullan.– 754 Fifth Ave at 58th Street New York NY 10019 View Website

Bottega Veneta has Rosario Dawson hosting a cocktail party at the Bottega Veneta store featuring DJ Mathieu Schreyer. There will be an exclusive pre-launch release of the new Brick handbag, unveiled to the press during the Cruise 2010/2011 presentation in May. Bottega Veneta will be partnering with VDay, a global movement to end violence against women around the world, and will donate a percentage of sales from this evening to the charity. –699 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10022 View Website

Maybelline New York will be set up in the Meatpacking District from 6PM-11PM. The first 50 consumers to arrive will receive a limited edition makeup bag created especially for Maybelline by fashion designer Michael Angel. Top Maybelline artists will provide makeovers. Consumers who receive makeovers will be invited to strut their stuff down a mini-catwalk for a chance to win a year’s supply of Maybelline makeup. Spokesmodels Emily DiDonato, Jessica White & Lisalla Montenegro will be on hand to judge this “Sensational Strut.” Spokesmodel Kemp Muhl & Sean Lennon will perform a DJ set from 8PM-10PM.–Meatpacking District 9th Ave & W 13th St New York NY 10014 View Website

Tommy Hilfiger at Macy’s Herald Square will kick off Tommy Hilfiger’s 25th Anniversary celebration, guests will enjoy the ultimate tailgating party with a live musical performance by Grammy award-winning band Train. The first 100 guests to make a $100 purchase will receive VIP access* to the performance and guests with any purchase will receive a copy of Train’s CD “Save Me San Francisco”*. Meet Tommy Hilfiger and Train who will be on hand to sign autographs. (*while supplies last) –151 West 34th St. New York NY 10001 View Website

Vera Wang will make an appearances herself along with special guests at both of her New York locations. Please join Vera at her Madison Ave Bridal Salon from 6pm-7pm. She will style brides and sign copies of any books purchased. Take advantage of our Caudelie ‘spa’ as well as giveaways and special offers. At 7:30 the party moves to our Mercer St store. Vera will host a party with Olympic skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek . Vera and Evan will give dancing lessons to customers a la “Dancing With the Stars”! Join us to enjoy our DJ’s, giveaways, special offers and of course…dancing– 158 Mercer Street New York NY 10012 View Website

Go to Fashion Night Out website to see what other hundreds of amazing and fun events will be hosted on September 10, 2010.