Thursday, February 28, 2013

[LFW] Rhianna's Fall/Winter 2013 collaboration with River Island!

Singer Rhianna presented her collaboration with clothing label River Island a little over a week ago.  When I initially seen images of her collection a number of thoughts and questions crossed my mind but before writing a review assessing my opinion on whether this endeavor was a success or flop I needed to take a few days to actually really think about it.

Well, the jury is still out.  The clear inspiration for the collection is RiRi herself.  She's definitely channeled her current style of mixing nineties grunge with a racy edge.  The only clear group I see being extremely excited and flocking in herds to snag a piece from this collection are RiRi's fans.  This collection is the perfect vehicle for them to emulate her unconventional and carefree style.

*Photo Credit: Telegraph UK

And on that note, check out looks from Rhianna's Fall/Winter 2013 collection for River Island and see if you agree or disagree with me:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

[LFW] Best of LFW Fall/Winter 2013 fashion presentations!

There were so many outstanding Fall/Winter 2013 fashion presentations during London Fashion Week.  After reviewing hundreds of different looks and countless shows from LFW the 3 key fashion directions translated through as the major trends Notting Hill residents and patrons will be wearing come this fall are: printastic power clashing, bluesy blues is the hue, and mixed media stacking.

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Check out my round-up of the best looks from the London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 fashion presentations:

David Koma/ Christopher Kane/ Erdem

Holly Fulton/ Haizhen Wang/ Jean-Pierre Braganza

Mary Katrantzou

Nichole Farhi/ Mathew Williamson/ Ostwald Helgason

Peter Pilotto/ Paul Smith/ Peter Pilotto

Temperley London/ Pringle of Scotland/ Temperley London

Thomas Tait/ Thomas Tait/ Tom Ford

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

[Personal Style] #CSM NYFW Photo Diary F/W 2013 Shows!

My Fall/Winter 2013 New York Fashion Week agenda was scheduled to be a busy whirlwind with a total of 7 fashion shows and 2 showroom visits to be completed in a matter of 2 days.  But alas, thanks to Nemo shows and visits were missed and my 2 day trip turned into 1 day.  Only saving grace?  Snapping pics on my handy iPhone.

Although I was attending the Fall/Winter 2013 fashion presentations and knowing that I would be there during the aftermath of a snowy blizzard, my brain would not turn off my spring obsessions & inspirations.  So for my NYFW ensemble I incorporated two spring trends I just couldn't wait to do now: Art of Contrast and Statement Jewelry.

What I'm wearing: Carhartt Beanie/ Concert Sweatshirt (Similar)/ Rag & Bone Grandpa Sweater/ ASOS Mono Stripe Jeans/ Rebecca Minkoff Heels/ASOS Book Clutch (similar)/ Vivenne Westwood Leather Gloves/ BaubleBar Necklaces/ VT Luxe Faux Fur Infinity Scarf

Catch up on the rest of my whirlwind NYFW journey via my photo diary:

Monday, February 18, 2013

[NYFW] Ruffian F/W 2013 Collection!

As dreamers, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais drew inspiration for their NYFW show presented at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week from romantic imaginings of reverie.  They revisited the Bowery of the nineteenth century, when it was lined with opium dens and theaters.

The caps, tassels and round wire eye frames weren't necessary when a silk printed Coromandel-screen motif effectively conveyed their message about Chinoiserie. A few stand out pieces were the purple chalk board pant suit; a fitted peplum jacket in floral jacquard; and cropped pants in the same stunning fabric.

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Check out my favorite looks from Ruffian's F/W 2013 collection:

Friday, February 15, 2013

[NYFW] Venexiana F/W 2013 Collection!

Kati Stern, acclaimed Venexiana designer showcased their Fall/Winter 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  Opulent furs, lush velvet fabrics, intricate brocades, and exquisite beading littered the catwalk.  Each ensemble that Stern sent down the runway echoed the vibes of Hollywood Glamour.  Utilizing the signature silhouette of fit-to-flare trumpet and mermaid gowns oozed 1950's glam.  Stern modernized this silhouette by incorporating the element of a draped and layered train.

With each model that sashayed down the runway she left a fabulous luxe fabric train that I couldn't help but cross my fingers and hope that with it being awards season that one of these stunning pieces would make their way to the red carpet.

*Photo Credit: Venexiana Ltd.

Check out my favorite looks from the Venexiana F/W 2013 Collection: