Saturday, June 30

Favorite Trends from Resort 2012

I have a confession to make: Resort wear is my favorite collection during every fashion cycle.  There is something so effortless yet playful about resort wear.  It's possibly because I live in a warmer climate or that I'm attracted to prints but resort wear always impresses me.  It's the underdog season of the fashion world and I really feel like it's the perfect in-between.   It never feels over-thought possibly because of the lack of runway pressure or whatnot but nonetheless, here are some of my favorite looks from next summer's resort wear collections.  Okay, I'll admit that Pre-Fall is a close second.  Thanks to the cut for reminding me of how much I love it.   So here's a new thing, here are my thoughts about the following outfits:

Bejeweled Necklines: My first question is when did bejeweled collars stop being a trend, especially with the onset of bejeweled collared necklaces?  I can see Blair from Atlantic-Pacific or Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere wearing this girly pastel number from Moschino.

 Probably my favorite outfit from the "bejeweled neckline" trend by Phillip Lim.  I love the vertical stripes linen suit contrast to the heavy neck and printed shirt.  So up my alley.

2. Bra-cut Tops: I'm not even sure if that's the name for it but I've named it that because that's what it looks like.  Okay Altuzarra, I didn't like you before when you were dressing old rich fashion ladies but now, you're getting a little playful for me and I'm liking it.   Does anyone else notice my penchant for linen here?   I am starting to see how you are the "fashion darling" now.  Although let's be real, this is recycling Proenza Schouler's signature bodice from you know, from way back when. 

3. Culottes:  So universally unflattering on everyone especially when seen on women on their way to do yoga.   Carven does a good job here with proportions - love that fitted jacket that honestly does not belong in resort wear.  But I'm a sucker for outerwear.   

Celine/Philo always finds a way to make anything so fking cool.  That color combination should never be underestimated.

4.  "Cheeky Prints":  Need I say more?  Below: Carven killin' it in their own subtle metallic way

BCBG:  I want to buy this and wear it right now sans those sunglasses.  

Mara Hoffman:  Basically, the dress version of her bathing suits, which blew up.  Why are cute bathing suits so hard to find?  Anyway, sans sunglasses again, this look is amazin'.  I'm glad she's such a maestro at prints.

5. Jumpsuit.  McQueen:  On another level.  Man Repellent.  Also, what does that look like when you aren't standing like that?  I guess we'll see...

Lanvin.  Gangster chic.  It's so wrong it's right sans visor.  (Sunny)

6.  Peplum/Ruffle Combo: Once again Altuzarra (whose name I keep getting confused with Althusser you prove me wrong.  Love that detailing on the bodice, I'm telling you.

7. Transparency:  Probs my favorite trend of the season.  Stella does an amazing job here with the mesh.  That's pretty weak transparency though.   Look for this trend on the street and buy a black lace bra.

8. Olympics:  Yes.  That's what's happening.  I had to throw this in there.  I just had to.  Also, I love those pants, they'd go really well with my hot pink Nike free runs.  It's kind of like business on the top, party on the bottom.  

Monday, June 25

Wedding Attire: Jason Wu Floral Silk Chiffon Dress

I was a bridesmaid in a wedding yesterday and realized that I'm at the age where everyone is getting married and it doesn't hurt to keep a look out for beautiful summer dresses to wear to weddings that also transition into everyday life.  I would style this Jason Wu silk chiffon floral dress with a leather moto jacket (what a surprise) for the fall and/or just in cooler weather.   Love the contrast between leather and silk chiffon.  I especially love the back and think that a shorter cropped jacket that exposes the chiffon beneath the waistline would look amazing too.

Tuesday, June 19

Inspiration: Lykke Li - Little Bit

Rag & Bone Leather Jacket and Skirt

Look of the day.

Sunday, June 17

i'm back & zara moto jackets

Hey folks, sorry about the long hiatus.  I've relocated and irresponsibility stopped posting but I'm back and better than ever.  (not really, but let's pretend.)   Yesterday, I was in the Soho Zara spotted a few pretty great moto-style pieces. The personal shopper in me may have remembered that my dear friend Sunny mentioned that she was looking for a white moto vest once, so I saw this guy and haphazardly did this:

Oh how good lighting and the absence security sensor tags and that questionable apricot top make an outfit more glamorous.  Now if you know me, you know that I basically am always looking at leather goods -- whether that be  jackets, BAGS, and shoes.  I mean, I'll be honest, these may be the ONLY things I'm willing to buy lately.  That, and glasses... which I will post in a very different post.  That being said, I've been obsessed with finding a reasonable priced leather jacket and remember seeing one on blair of atlantic-pacific from zara, I think I realized that I can find a good quality jacket from high street fashion stores, which translates into less than $500.  Here are some of my favorites:

The third one is my favorite but I need a black one.  Basically my theory is that if you feel like you need to edge up your wardrobe, invest in a moto style leather jacket that reflects, to the amount of details, what you wear.  Maybe I'm delusional but I'll think you're more badass for it.

Zara doesn't bother naming things and categorizes these under "blazers"?