Saturday, 19 September 2009

NY Fashion Week Recap

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Christopher Kane for Topshop

launched September 18, 2009 featuring 39 pieces of crocodile versions of the infamous gorilla tee and dress, lots of sheer, mirror embellishments, and eyelet designs. christopher kane, crocodile shirt, mirror leggings, embellished leggings, eyelet, eyelet handbags On my wishlist:



  1. Crocodile Print Tee, $90. I can pair it with a black skirt and make my own version of that dress!





Photos from Topshop



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NY Fashion Week: Runway Recap

My computer almost had a heart attack with me pressing ctrl C+ctrl V+ctrl S x 100 repeatedly (copy, paste, save, 100 times). I haven't even finished going through the collections.

Erin Fetherston

aka my favorite designer...ever...like ever ever

With my obsession on all things fairy tale and ballet, Erin Fetherston is my go-to designer as her collections are always storybook perfect. I secretly pretend I live in a fairy tale...I wear my ballet costumes around the house. Obsessing over large hair bows, chiffon, bold metal collars, and long sheer skirts at Erin Fetherston's Spring 2010 runway show.

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The collection was inspired heavily by Fetherston's childhood trip to Nara, a place known for its free-roaming deer. The dotted caramel prints draw a clear inspiration from the spotted deer themselves.

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Do you remember when I went to Nara to feed the Bambi? I was wearing a light blue and white number much like this!!!

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Alexander Wang

aka designer i really, really want to meet

As is customary, Alexander Wang continues to impress with his Spring 2010 collection of clothes that really are ready-to-wear. There was a clear athletic theme to the 41 piece collection with variations of the broad-shouldered top, gray sweatshirt, ribbed knee highs, and football-shaped handbag making multiple appearances. The use of sheer and fuzzy material, cutouts, and leggy leotards kept this sporty collection from seeming to masculine.

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Did you notice the models sported backless knee highs? Reminiscent of shin guards!

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I know Alexander Wang always uses these uniform colors, but one request: more color? for spring?

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Milly

Michelle Smith of Milly certainly knows how to juggle runway ready and wearability. Milly stuck by her bread and butter silhouettes of mini shorts and 3/4 sleeve jackets though ditching her usual colorful prints. The runway show also marked the debut of her costume jewelry, piling on each model with bold necklaces and bracelets. The collection featured gold embellishments, huge hair bows, side ponytails, & socks in sandals, all on a light pink runway.

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Christian Cota

The laser cut flowers are what Christian Cota hopes will make "a woman look like she was blooming". To keep this garden urban and blossoming in the city, Cota paired his ladylike designs with arm and body chains, exposed midriffs, and dark strappy shoes.

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Dennis Basso

Ballerina influences, nude thigh highs, mink and organza coats, & superhero eye masks.

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Koi Suwannagate
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Peter Som
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Proenza Schouler
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Temperley London

The scene at Temperley London was definitely circus.



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All photos for Runway Recap from Style.com
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Sophie of Teacups & Saucers from the UK gave me this blog award!!! You are so sweet!

Sunshine in a Cloudy Sky from Germany tagged me to say 10 facts about myself. I wish I could read more of her posts in German!

Ali of Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You from Australia tagged me with Honest Scrap. She just turned 18!!

Thank you so soooooooo much for thinking of me and giving me these awards! It made me really happy!


So here are my 10 facts! I tried to keep them fashion related!

  1. I have 2 real closets (my room and the guest room), 3 portable closets, 3 wardrobes, and 7 storage boxes of clothes (not including shoes or accessories). Don't worry I'm not a major brat, it's mostly Forever 21 over the years!
  2. If I'm feeling down, I play dress up to cheer myself up! Works EVERY time!
  3. I carry my camera everyday everywhere. It's been a habit since long before I started blogging!
  4. I have a phobia of feet/toes, so I never wear open toed shoes or sandals unless I've had a pedicure, I'm wearing socks inside (socks+sandals all the way!), or think I won't run into anyone. This translates into rarely wearing my many open toed shoes!
  5. I was scouted out to be a store model at Abercrombie & Fitch. I really don't understand why people complain about working there so much b/c it was a fun parti-time job. My friend Jeremiah and I would come up with outfit ideas and debate them on our breaks.
  6. I get all my designer, vintage, and custom-tailored clothes from my aunt.
  7. I'm not really into makeup, I've had the same makeup application for the past 5 years.
  8. In Japan I couldn't find any shoes in my size (26 cm, US 8) because they only carry up to 24cm usually. And most clothes didn't fit either!!! It was so embarassing trying things on that clearly didn't fit in front of the sales associate!
  9. Shoes win over handbags! When it comes to shoes, I'd rather have multiple decent, non-designer shoes. But with handbags, I'd rather have one investment piece instead of many bags.
  10. I hate when guys wear those velcro mountain hiking man-sandals...or man sandals in general...

What was your favorite collection this season?

Stay tuned for more Runway Recap and new Trend Report in the next post!




P.S. Thank you all so much for your comments and continued support! Sorry if I haven't visited your blogs recently as I've been studying for the exam I had Friday (which I passed!) and working on the Macy's Fashion Show. I'm responding to questions and stopping by your blogs now!!! xxx

56 comments:

  1. Congratualtions on all your awards, you deserve them! I really enjoyed reading your 10 things, it was very interesting. You must have so much clothes to fit all those wardrobes, thats amazing! Oh, and i love those topshop leggings! xo
    teacups-and-saucers.blogspot.com

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  2. wow so how many boxes do your shoes n accessories take up? more than 7 boxes? ;)

    im def not a makeup person. in fact -- i dun put on makeup at all? i'm not sure if there's still a single person on earth now who doesnt wear makeup at all. haha~~ i'd like to learn the ropes soon though!

    i must say i'm loving... Dennis Basso's collection; Alexander Wang's (row 1 pic 4 frm left & row 2 pic 1 frm left); and Proenza Schouler's (pic 2 frm left)! :)

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  3. the designers seem to wows us every year
    dennis basso, milli & alexander wang are the best!
    deniis basso dresses are so chic and elegant, i wish i could buy every single dress
    --
    whoa you have a a big collection of clothes!
    and japan doesnt have size eight?
    that is one weird population

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  4. The Temperley stuff is SOMETHING ELSE. I love it!

    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

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  5. The chris kane collection will only be out in oct here :(

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  6. there's too many good collections to pick from!

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  7. Congrats on the award. I love playing dress-up myself.

    I love all the collections you featured. And that Christopher Kane printed tee and embellished leggings are on my wish list as well.

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  8. Wow what a post.

    CK tee is awesome...but it was a little too boxy for my liking and ended up getting the dress! I wish my hair was longer enough to plait to one side like the models at Wang!

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  9. congrats on the awards!Wang was my fav!

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  10. Amazing fashion! I love the white pants with the writings on them.

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  11. Thanks for did this! I need it.
    My favourite, Proenza and Alexander.
    I love it.

    Kisses!

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  12. Yes yes ,Christoper Kane is out at Topshop ! It'll take a few weeks before it comes over to my side :)

    And I loved you did the recap,my fave would still be Alexander Wang hands down !
    Congrats on the awards girl,wow you really have alot of clothes :)
    So so cool you're a store model for them :) heeeee

    You're really lucky to have such a cool aunt who pass you all those amazing clothing <3

    Do hope you'll win the giveaway ! heeee Ohhh,I really love the idea of the bracelets and I've not taken mine out since.

    Awww,you're so sweet girl ! I've not mailed out your package too,stll short of a few things I know that you'll love <3

    Hari Raya is a Malay holiday like their new year where they go visiting and get green packets with money in them as blessings.
    We chinese have it too,but its in Feb next year :)

    Ohhh and the mini cars race is something like those 4 wheel drive where you fix your own cars and let it run,no remotes at all. Tamiya cars :)

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  13. hii pretty girl! my favourite was alexander wang! i just loved the colours, the shapes, the sheerness - and love how you described his collection! thanks for sharing some of your fave collections :D x

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  14. Thank you for summarizing it for us!

    Congrats on the award and would love if you post a pix of your closets, cabinets and bins! I can only imagine how massive your wardrobe collection is! ;)

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  15. oh WOW!! Totally channeling the black and white-ness today and then I look here and I feel inspired to incorporate a circus theme... mm yes! And as for carrying a camera everywhere... That is a wonderful habit!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your award m'dear :)

    <3 <3 <3

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  16. i absolutely love the christopher kane and the temperley london! love the black and white!!!

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  17. oh yeah, i really love red nail polish! and i have so many different red colours :D i also think that red nails are absolutely okay in the winter, because you can take different shades of red :)

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  18. and i blog in german :)
    yeah, i love purple, too! and i'd love to have those outfits, but they are from the internet and extremely expensive! :(
    your outfit looks really good! unfortunately it's not an "everyday life"-outfit, as you said ..
    xxx

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  19. Hey!

    I just luved your post, it was interesting!! Thanks so much for your comment, I only recieved one so far, but I will check for the other comments and let you know : )

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  20. Don't worry sweetheart, I understand that you're on exams and that comes first! by the way, I hope you've got luck with them :)!!

    My real name is Libertad, that means "Freedom" in spanish and it's pronounce (i think I could spell it on english): Lee-ber-tad

    More or less, hahaha!

    And my nickname comes from the name of an angle, "Sahakiel" means "God's wit"; i've been using it since I was 13 years old!

    About your post, I love Alexander Wang's collection, it's simply great!

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  21. Wow, the christopher Kane for topshop looks amazing! The Erin Fetherston collection looks stunning, such elegance and such lovely colours. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  22. hi girl, i got overwhelmed by all these lovely photos and outfit. so glamour.

    P.S. pls remember to add me on your blogroll.

    http://creafashion-glee.blogspot.com

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  23. OMG! All I can say is this is solely a GLAM FABULOUS post !!!:)
    xoxox,
    Gerri

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  24. Hi Patty Ann. Thank you for all the nice comments that you left on my blog. I really appreciate it. Great post! Thanks for sharing some of the highlights from NY Fashion Week. I am in love with AW's collection. And the Dennis Basso collection is pretty amazing too. Hope your week is off to a good start.

    All the best,
    Carrie

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  25. Congrats on the awards!
    I love that Christopher Kane for Topshop bag!

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  26. I love those collections, especially Milly!! So gorgeous! Congrats on your award too. You totally deserved it. I also enjoyed reading your ten facts. It's so much fun to learn random things about my favorite bloggers. :)

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  27. that Christopher Kane for Topshop is amazing ! love love ! and great pics dear . awesome :) congrats for the awards !

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  28. hey girl. thanks for passing by and for your comments. pls add my "creative Fashion".

    http://creativefashion-glee.blogspot.com

    thanks a lot. :)

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  29. This is such an amazing post - I don't know what to talk about first. Let's start with Christopher Kane for TopShop...I die! I so need that Small Eyelet Bag - it reminds me of something from the Victorian Era.

    And the side brads at Alexander Wang - I will be trying that hairstyle out very, very soon.

    Oh, you've so tempted me with the Macy's Fashion Show, but Santa Monica is a little too far, as well...I'm closer to Riverside. But we should so setup a blogger meet sometime soon - that would be the coolest thing ever! :)

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  30. Adoooore this post, darling! Love your tag answers ~ I am so with you on #10.

    Fab runway selections; I especially love Proenza Schouler.

    And I neeeeeed those embellished leggings!

    xoxox,
    CC

    P.S. Thank you so much for your sweet comment ~ I have never worked in fashion (other than retail) ~ just love it!

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  31. great post. i want so much of this.. esp kane.. im sad i didnt get my hands of anything there. i love the croc.dress. its so cool... what i did that early in the morning? teachers practise-. or kindergardenworking.. i study so i have to work for free. and thats what im doing for 1 month from wednesday on and then we have a final exam- and in late january in a free bird.. :) what are you currently doing?

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  32. I think a lot of the designers this season have very strong collections and my favorites are Proenza (If I could, I would buy every single piece of their collection!) and Temperley (Jaw-droppingly gorgeous!) and of course, Alexander Wang! xxoxoxo

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  33. First of all, thanks for your cute comment

    2nd, I just fell in love with Milly.. I didn't know that lable before?!! Thanks for posting, loove the style

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  34. Freakin amazing recap, amazing job i must say ;)

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  35. It cracks me up how everyone's hatin' on the crocodile shirt after The Stylish Wandered commented on it.

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  36. What an amazing post. Dennis Basso is speaking my language! And I'm dying for those Topshop leggings!

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  37. Congrats on the awards!

    As for your NYFW review: My favorites are totally the puffy sleeves and the sheer shoulders from Alexander Wang's collection. Also, I'm simply in love with the hip, young and modern designs by Koi Suwannagate and Proenza Schouler.

    Farrah
    stylecrumbs.blogspot.com

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  38. love your new york fashion line up.
    love this post
    xx
    marian.

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  39. I want that christopher kane croc shirt so bad!

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  40. Super post! Christopher Kane's collection is awesome. But out of my price range. Sadness. But I love your NYFW coverage. I'm way behind, so your post is awesome! And great facts! Dress up is the ultimate therapy!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    girlwiththebowtie.blogspot.com

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  41. wow that must've take you a long time to write. i love christopher kane! his stuff is so cool. i wish i could get my hands on the topshop stuff. and erin fetherson is so cool! i loved her collection.

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  42. Dennis Basso wow love it. Great post doll!

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  43. Thanks for your lovely comments!! This post great!! (And I really want this C Kane Shirt!) Love from Vienna!!

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  44. P.S. I was thinking about it and I'm planning to write in English now too. :)

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  45. its funny, i have seen so many of those croc shirts on people at fashion week, everyone loves abit of christopher!

    i love new york fashion week, i want to be there! but londons pretty good too :)

    xxx

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  46. Oh, I'm definitely a Proenza fan. I love her collection this season. I really do. :D

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! ;)

    I'll be sure to check this blog from time to time. :)

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  47. Loved this post so many inspiring pictures!
    And loved the facts too!

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  48. I love the Peter Som and Proenza Schouler collections.

    Carmen.xx.

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  49. thankyou so much for your comments (: i wish we had topshop here. i've learnt not to go on the site now, or i become an emotional wreck. hahaha. i love so many of those designs. alexander wang, dennis basso & peter som are my favourites here. take care x

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  50. Congrats on getting those awards! Interesting facts about yourself, loved to read them. The models in the pics are mostly well dressed, but some of them need to get some meat on their bones, they are way to skinny... :-)
    Great post though!
    Colin.
    xoxo

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  51. i dont have a favorite yet .. but peter som was one of my favorites. and also ive never heard of milly ... i like what i see :)

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  52. milly and peter som<< OMG i fell in love with the collections !!!

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  53. I saw a girl wearing the Christopher Kane / TopShop leggings today, they look pretty amazing. I absolutely loved the Milly and Peter Som collections! Hope you're having a wonderful day dear :)

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  54. you're so dedicated to your blog - its quite inspiring! i LOVE those basso pics you put up, it all looks so young and elegant and ahhhhh, eyegasms. <3 C

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  55. i know what you mean about these new collections from designers! so hectic!! love the pics youve chosen

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