T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang has found a rare way to incorporate your everyday sweatsuit into the workplace through clever design and precise cuts. Keeping it chic and cool, Wang has orchestrated a pivotal moment for women who want to hone in on comfort and luxury at the same time. Fusing reinvented button downs with classic cigarette slacks seems to be a reoccurring theme that brings a sense of sophistication and a hint of androgyny. Holding steadfast to a strong color palette consisting of Kelly green, crisp whites, cool grey’s and sharp black’s- Wang kept the vibe professional and straightforward. I can appreciate the styling aspect that showcases the pieces and the range they are able to hold in a woman’s wardrobe. From dressing skirts down with flat boots to pairing wide legged pant with open-toed sandals, the styling precisely enables women to have a magnitude of choices with each piece. Knock offs are probably already being created to replicate Wang’s vision, and I can see why. Signing off.

-SM


T by Alexander Wang

Victoria Beckham Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear

Beckham’s personal style evolution is the very thing that shines through her collection for Fall 2017. Bringing menswear inspired pieces to the forefront, with precise tailoring, Beckham was able to add her own twist to modern day classics. From embroidered turtleneck styles, to slouchy dress pants, to elongated pleat skirts- the collection honed in on a minimalists dream. She also played with intense printing and a dash of color throughout the collection. Despite the small pop of color, the palette consisted of deep greys, bold navy blues, crisp whites, and consistent blacks. Although Beckham served some classic realness, she also was able to add distinct detail throughout the collection. Wording details were added to slouched slacks, trench coats were created from PVC, and the white button down was revised with a tie detailing. Wide legs, boxy outerwear pieces, and exaggerated cowl necklines dominated throughout the collection. This collection is for the calm, cool and collective woman with effortless style. Signing off.

-SM

Victoria Beckham Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear

Trend ALERT: Metallics

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Valentino Fall '16

Every girl wants to be seen in a bit of glitz and glam.

What better way to achieve the look than to choose to stand out with a statement metallic piece.

Whether you’re going out for the evening in that decked out silver dress, or headed to a fashion show in that chic matching blazer and trousers.

Metallics are in.

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Maison Margiela Fall '16

We’re seeing pops of metallics in almost every collection from New York to Paris Fashion Week.

Regardless of the direction and inspiration that led the collection to become what came down the runway, metallics were everywhere this season.

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Vanessa Seward Fall '16
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Lanvin Fall '16

From Bronze, to silver, to gold- metallics were a trend that made a statement on the runway over the past few months.

I’m here for it.

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Celine Fall '16

The fascinating thing about metallics has to be the fact that these colors can never go out of style.

Standing as interchangeable, hues of gold, silver and bronze can be mixed into any collection or any street style look that you can think of.

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Off White Fall '16

Not only did we witness the array of metallic, cinched dresses, matching pantsuits, billowing blouses and pleated skirts…

We also saw a number of gold clutches, silver embellished combat boots, bronze broaches, and golden belts.

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Chanel Fall '16
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Lanvin Fall '16

How do you plan on styling your metallic pieces this fall?

I still own quite a few pieces from past photo shoots and from last season.

I can’t wait to style them up.

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Isabel Marant Fall '16

-Signing off.

Trend ALERT: Metallics

Balmain Fall 2016

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I see why they call it the Balmain Army.
That is a well earned title.

Considering the fact that we saw famous super models such as Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Lindsey Wixson and more- I’d say this was an exclusive show with hand-picked models.

Invite only.

The models selected and the star-filled audience was only a slice of what the collection and presentation had to offer.

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Inspired by muse, Kim Kardashian, Oliver Rousteing used a strong play on her physical curves to create this phenomenal collection.

Although, Rousteing expressed that the collection was inspired by all curvy women, it was apparent that there was an emphasis on Kardashian due to the cuts of the pieces and the color palette.

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Drenched in mostly neutral tones, models gawked down the runway in flat beige, powder pink, cool blue and black. These are definitely Kim’s go-to colors daily.

With the use of padded mini skirts, metallic waistbands, and the art of corsetry, Rousteing was able to accentuate the hips and lifted bottom that women would kill for.

Besides the direct emphasis on the curves of the every day woman, the collection had many other highlights and inspiration…

One being the decor of the body.

Rousteing created pieces that were strongly embedded in detail from head to toe.

Didn’t you notice?

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From premium fur capped sleeves to silk and mesh fitted blouses.
Full lace trousers trimmed with ruffled silk to floor length skirts embroidered with fine beads and exaggerated tassles.
Corset inspired bodices and skirts that were laced with silk to metallic and oversized choker necklaces.
Thigh high, full suede boots to full length matching overcoats.

This collection was fully stacked.

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The show featured models of many different races, ethnicities and ages.

This is something that Rousteing is definitely known and appreciated for.

Although, we saw some of the most famous super models, we also saw some new faces that kept up effortlessly.

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I commend this collection.

Not because of the fame filled model line-up, or based on the inspiration coming from Kim K.

I commend it due to the creativity and consistency that is constantly seen from this fashion house.

Rousteing carries the name very well, you can spot a piece and know it’s Balmain due to the attention to detail.

Each model looks as if she feels empowered, independent and sexy- which is important.

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He just gets it.

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Balmain Fall 2016

Trend ALERT: Street Lingerie.

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Obviously, this trend is slipping it’s way back into our wardobe quickly!

Resurfacing from the 90s, the slip dress trend is moving in full force and I’m here for it.

There’s something about wearing sleepwear out on the streets that’s daring, sexy and fearless.

Where I’m from, you’d rarely see ANYONE rocking this, everyone wants to be on the same accord when it comes to trends.

But, on a warm spring night- this look is a definite go-to.

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Seen on the runway for Fall 2016 in multiple fashion week’s, slip dresses and sexy nightwear have been seen in various collections.

From Alexander Wang to Chanel to Stella McCartney, the trend has been more consistent than ever.

But, this chic and effortless look is not one that can only be worn on the runway. It can be sported in the category of street style as well.

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Pairing a slip dress with your favorite, strappy sandals is one thing.

But, rocking your most chic silk get-up with your brand new sneakers and bomber jacket is another demon.

Setting this look off, sneakers are the perfect fit simply because they’re totally unexpected.

I think fashion is about those unforseen moments because those moments are most memorable.

Don’t you agree?

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This season, the slip dress is far from a simple piece of silk.

Slip dresses are being designed with cuts of fine lace, silk overcoats, deep pleats, and plunging necklines. It’s also being redefined by creating pants suits and jumpsuits with the same ever-flowing look.

The reincarnation of the slip dress is a fantastic opportunity for women to dress up or down…

But, the slip dress also speaks for itself.

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I’ve decided to rock this look for the upcoming season.

How will you rock it?

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Signing off.

Trend ALERT: Street Lingerie.

Oscars 2016.

With all of the controversy surrounding the Oscars, it was evident that all eyes were purposely on or completely off of the awards show.

Undoubtedly, there is something that attracts all of us to Hollywood and the glamour in front of the camera.

Needless to say, I was all over the fashion scene in regards to the Oscars.

There were so many fashion do’s and don’ts that filled across the red carpet that it was hard to keep count.

I stumbled across three dashing women who were absolutely stunning for this formal affair.

Andra Day

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This American soul singer greeted us on the red carpet with apparent acknowledgement to ‘Old Hollywood’. Floating in the SAFiYAA, soft yellow gown, Day stayed true to her well-earned image of a soulful songstress. Pairing her gown with Pedro Garcia’s bedazzled and strappy sandals and Swarovski clutch, Day’s stylist seemed to create this look effortlessly. Her look stood out to me because her music is so retro and powerful, and this red carpet look really complimented who she is as an artist. Her beauty is undeniable and with this being her first red carpet appearance, I’d say her glam team did an amazing job of giving people something to remember.

Rachel McAdams
 
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Actress, Rachel McAdams can obviously do no wrong. Strutting down the red carpet in an unreleased gown designed by August Getty was definitely a way to set the tone for the evening. This deep, emerald green slip gown was one to turn heads due to its simplicity and elegance. Backless, and designed with an exaggerated, the gown seemed to be designed specifically for her. Set to be sent down the runway on March 5 in Paris, Getty has given the proper publicity for his upcoming collection debut. Stylists, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn paired the gown with Stuart Weitzman’s strappy heels and decked the actress out in diamond rings and earrings for an elegant touch.

Lady Gaga

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Undoubtedly the best dressed at the Oscars, in my opinion. The fashion transformation for the Pop Idol has been absolutely mind blowing. Sporting her go to designer and stylist, Brandon Maxwell, Gaga stunned as she floated onto the red carpet. The cream, silk get-up seemed to be designed especially for her, considering this was her first time as a nominee. The half dress, half jumpsuit was unique, but still held an Old Hollywood presence- which compliments Gaga well. Being held responsible for her fashion shift, I’d say Maxwell has ultimately created an amazing image for the Pop Star, one that she would love to be remembered by.

Signing off.

Oscars 2016.

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2015

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In preparation for the cooler part of the year, I wanted to showcase one of my favorite collections for the fall. I think most people with a fashion background find excitement in the fall and winter months because we actually get to DRESS. From layering, to dabbling with deeper hues, to even mixing up our accessories- The cooler months allow us to truly experiment with different levels of styling.

I viewed this collection the other day and I really had an appreciation for the color palette, attention to detail and the movement that each garment gave the audience while on the runway. Each model looked very elongated and lengthened due to the knee length dress and skirts, floor length trousers, and very high waist lines. To add to the sleekness of the collection, tops were very form fitting underneath flowing vests and coats. The fashion models are being called living fashion croquis due to their amazing similarities to fashion sketches- I’d definitely agree. The minimal styling and accessorizing complimented the collection perfectly. These high quality pieces were constructed with extreme attention to detail and movement. The designers nailed this entire look.

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Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2015