Tuesday, April 12, 2011

High Tech Fashion Shows

As the years progress technology follows. Top designers such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Oscar de la Reta have been constantly showing their new collections utilizing the newest and most innovative technology.

Alexander Wang streamed his runway show live on an electronic billboard in Times Square and will soon project a video of the spring collection onto buildings at five sites in Lower Manhattan.

Betsy Johnson live-streamed not only her runway show, but also a backstage preshow, complete with a D.J. and an announcer (betseyjohnson.com).

“I’m completely computer illiterate, but I do know the nth-degree, godsend value of streaming,” Ms. Johnson said. “Before I always felt horrible not to let people into the show.”

And a clutch of designers, including Perry Ellis, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, are turning to facebook, where fans will be able to not only see the action unfold in real time, but also comment on looks as they come down the runway.

Welcome to the 21st century!

Monday, April 4, 2011

BHLDN Trunk Show and Invitation!

I simply love Anthropologie’s new bridal line, BHLDN. All of their dresses, shoes and accessories are playfully romantic and elegant. BHLDN (pronounced “beholden”) fills an untapped niche with great party pieces at reasonable prices. It stays true to the Anthropologie aesthetic, with vintage appeal and beautiful detailing. This invitation idea is sp unique and brilliant- much like thier business philosophy. Can you tell I'm a big fan?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Trunk Show

This fantastic trunk show held in Los Angeles showed off some of 2011's must have items. Such items include feminine yet quirky bow ties, chunky jewelry, and edgy jackets. Check this out!

The bow ties are the new item to accompany your jewelry box. Reminds me of the ones I saw here.

Monday, March 7, 2011

#5 Color Trend

This year's Oscars foreshadowed many new colors that will be hot for spring 2011. This most common color I spotted was red. Each woman that adorned this color had different coloring and complexion yet each pulled off the fantastic punch of color beautifully. Whether satin or organza, red definitely made a comeback this year and will be seen in stores shortly!

Monday, February 28, 2011

#4 Color Trends From The Street

When walking the streets of manhattan today, the most common color I saw was hunter green/military colors. Coats were the bulk of the items I saw, but scarves and nail polish colors were prominent as well. A subtle yet fantastic color to transition any fashionista from winter to spring.

Monday, February 21, 2011

#3 Fashion Trend From NY Street

With Fashion Week happening around the corner from my apartment, I was easily able to spot some fantastic trends. We had one day of beautiful 6o degree weather which put everyone in the 'Springy' mood. Dresses of all sorts were paired with booties and unique, lightweight jackets were seen all over the streets. Fashion Week is known to bring the most luxurious people and fashion looks together. Cheers to fabulous style!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

#2- Key Item for Spring 2012

In the world of menswear, accessories are making a big plash. Casual youth and 1970's are recurring themes. Key items such as fedoras, scarves, jewelry and sunglasses will be seen on the runways.

The traditional fedora is key for 70's look- is looks is relaxed with a narrower, pushed-back brim and crumpled crown.

Soft accessories play a vital role in this season as well - from striped football scarves to the collegiate ties. Knitted beanies are prominent here too , and for next winter they arrive either shrunken or elongated, in a play on proportion.

A major trend that emerged is chains and trinket pendants with strong commercial viability.

Circular and squared eye wear will be big for 2012. While the season is perhaps tight on new shape directions, two strong material/colour directions emerge - classic tortoiseshell and an emphasis on creamy neutrals.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

#1:Fashion Blog from the Web

I love Cupcakes and Cashmere because Emily fuses all of her passions in one place. She posts fabulous fashion advice using herself as a muse and even writes how-to's regarding style, makeup and hairdos. She also writes about home improvements and various cooking adventures. Her vibrant pictures and short blurbs really intrigue me and keep me coming back for more!