Our Favorite Looks from Paris Haute Couture Week 2014

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Fashion month is one of our favorite times of the year, but Haute Couture Week holds a particularly special place in our hearts. Why? Well, the fashions are more elaborate, extravagant and outrageous! This year we were definitely not at a loss for favorite looks because the designers really brought their talent to another level.

Atelier Versace Couture Spring Summer 2014

Atelier Versace Couture Spring Summer 2014

Couture Week was kicked off by Atelier Versace! Inspired by Grace Jones, many of the dresses featured silky draped hoods, flowing fabrics, and intricate crystal embellishments.

Elie Saab Spring Summer 2014

Elie Saab Spring Summer 2014

The Elie Saab show had our hearts aflutter. Inspired by artist, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, this collection was as light and floral as a painting. Pastels and small botanical embellishments reigned supreme, and each look bloomed with detail.

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture spring/summer 2014

The Giambattista Valli Haute Couture show pumped up the volume, literally. The looks were flouncy, sculpted, and reminiscent of big candy-colored bows.

VALENTINO COUTURE S/S 2014

VALENTINO COUTURE S/S 2014

The looks at the Valentino show were one part wild and one part literary. Featuring golds and neutrals, each look was elegant and unique.

Which show got your vote for the most inspiring and elaborate? What about the most wearable? Sound off below!

Sizzling Shoe Fashion Inspiration

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Add spikes, beads, ribbons, buttons, or even appliques…Regardless of what you decide to add to your shoes, they may not be the craziest thing we’ve seen lately. This year we’ve seen shoes like never before. Designers have been transforming entire looks with a mere statement shoe. What kind of shoe DIY will you create?

Versace

Ribbon Shoes

Metal Ankle Strap

Jimmy Choo

Dolce

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The 2013 Met Gala Recap

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Not only did the 2013 Met Gala bring art enthusiasts and fashion designers together, it brought our city together. Each year that the Met Gala takes place the city becomes a bit more vibrant. The punk theme truly brought nostalgia to the city and encouraged everyone to dress the part. We loved how each starlet had fun with their looks and we’re dying to DIY our own punk project.

FEATHERS"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaSarah Jessica Parker rocked a Giles gown with a custom Philip Treacy headpiece and plaid Louboutins

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaKristen Dunst wore a Louis Vuitton feathered frock

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaAmar’e Stoudemire’s pregnant wife Alexis Stoudemire wore a feather enhanced  Giambattista Valli couture gown.

LACE
"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaJennifer Morrison stunned in a black lace Donna Karan number.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaKristen Stewart opted for a lace embellished Stella McCartney pantsuit.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaRooney Mara, the co-host of the evening selected an ivory lace Givenchy gown with zipper accents.

SPIKES
"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaDonatella Versace wore her own spike enhanced gown.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaCameron Diaz donned a sleek blue Stella McCartney dress.

"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute GalaSienna Miller was very punk in her Burberry ensemble.

Leather DIY Inspiration

Spring is finally here but don’t pack up your winter gear just yet…well your leather that is. Leather is in for Spring. Designers such as Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Versace and Rodarte have incorporated leather into much of their Spring collections. Below are some of our favorite pieces that we’re looking to recreate.
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Bottega Veneta Spring 2013 RTW_LeatherBottega Veneta

Alexander Wand Spring 2013 RTWAlexander Wang

Marni Spring 2013 RTWMarni

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Love leather as much as we do? Get inspiration from M&J on Pinterest or check out our website MJTrim.com

What Are You Wearing This Spring?

 Donna Karan

What are you wearing this spring?  Yes, it is still winter.  However, spring is not that far away; especially with January already coming close to an end.  NYC’s fashion week is also coming up soon.  So to give you a little inspiration, we are posting some amazing outfits for Spring 2010 from some of the world’s top designers.  Be sure to check back often as we update you on the latest runway shows from NYC’s fashion week.

Ralph Lauren

Erdem

Bottega Veneta

Versace

 

Milan’s Menswear Spring ’09

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By Milton

Milan’s Menswear Spring 09 shows ended this week. 

Many top designers such as Gucci, Burberry and Calvin Klien displayed their collection for next spring.  Here are few a highlights from the shows.  Also, I’ll keep you posted on the show from Paris which started today.

Neil Barrett

 

Burberry Prorsum

 

 

Versace

 

 

Alessandro Dell’Acqua

 

 

Salvatore Ferragamo

 

Bottega Veneta