As usual, I have my little neck tie to dress up the boring old button down.
I'm wearing a Banana Republic shirt, random bubble skirt, Hue flower patterned tights, and my lovely mary jane spats a la Prada Spring 2008.
ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD my blogging "big sister" from VitaMINNstyle was inspired by one of my outfits and wore this super cute schoolgirl outfit! I'm so honored! Best big sis evr!
Trend ReportAll the designers are using copious amounts of sheer materials in their collections for Spring 2010, so much so that there are too many examples to even list!!! Mixing prints is becoming the norm and so is using lace! Here are the trends I like from the Spring 2010 collections in New York and London :)
Long White Dresses
Chado Ralph Rucci, Altuzarra, Yigal Azrouel
Huge Hair Bows
Milly, Erin Fetherston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson
Todd Lynn, Todd Lynn, Alexandre Herchcovitch
Julien Macdonald (with sheer panels), Cushnie et Ochs (with sheer panels), Ashish
Jenni Kayne, Jaeger London, Preen
Cutout, Sheer, & Decorative Leggings
Unique, Threeasfour, Threeasfour, Julien Macdonald, Cushnie et Ochs
Charles Anastase, Matthew Ames
Sheer Panel Leotard
Danielle Scutt, Threeasfour
Safety Pins & Body Chains
Vena Cava, Vena Cava
London Fashion Week
LFW is living up to some high expectations!
Bora AksuUltra innocent flower prints and feminine sheer materials mixed together with tough leather jackets, boots, and shredded and torn up dresses and stockings. It would be hard to pull off one extreme or the other, but when girly girl meets goth rebel in one outfit, I think it's totally wearable.
QasimiAll the gold armour fit for a Joan of Arc. The gold collar bolero is my favorite, it looks like she's ready to go fight! Not to downplay the incredible designs, it reminds me of Givenchy Fall 2009 Couture.
OsmanLoved the all white collection! Even though the designs were minimalistic and uniform in color throughout, I really appreciated the clean structure and geometry to it all. Osman's use of gold panels and blocks made the clothes look goddess like, but with a very urban, modern twist.
P.S. I want these shoes from Osman Spring 2010!!!
Photos for Runway Recap and Trend Report from Style.com, FashionWeekDaily.com, & Refinery29