The Fall 2012 Runways have been dripping with seductive, edgy looks – hello, could this girl be any happier? – and Balanciaga, as usual, is on top of creating looks with an ambiance of both sexuality and classic polish. One of the hottest trends (and easiest to recreate on a broke fashionista budget) is mesh.
Mesh tops, dresses, socks, and every other garment and accessory you could imagine have been showing upREAD MORE
Is anyone else as devastated as I am that the whole Rocker Chic vibe is dying out to make way for a more ’50s-inspired, ladylike aesthetic? I am just not ready to let all of my platforms, spikes, (faux) leather and black go. So, I’m incorporating classy, ’50s-inspired pieces into my currently more heavy metal than Mad Men wardrobe. It’s about baby steps, people!
By purchasing a few distinctly on-trend items, like a tweed jacket, anREAD MORE
Hello, my loves! I’m sorry I haven’t been updating much – school has really been kicking my ass. But, to make it up to you, I bring you some of my favorite picks for fall/winter. Now that the weather here is moving from outrageously hot to somewhat cool, I could not be more excited to finally employ some of my favorite fall trends, and right now my favorite thingREAD MORE
Since everyone else is wearing color – as in the Fall and Spring runways were like an acid trip of technicolor dream coats – sometimes I like to do exactly the opposite. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be happily employing this year’s color blocking trend. But, I wanted to go against the grain and see if I could create as much interest and contrast without the use of color.
The immaculately designed looks displayed at 440 Brannan, aloft with the grace of trapeze artists, showcased Jonathan David Baker’s garments from his fall 2011 New York Fashion Week runway show: cocoon-like jackets and coats, architectural sweaters and structured dresses, powerful in both their striking impact and delicate simplicity.
Baker’s namesake line, Jonathan Rising, premiered in NYFW only shortly after he graduated with his MFA (master’s degree) in bothREAD MORE
Givenchy’s Fall ’11 Couture line captivated me in a way that no line has in quite a while. The nearly all white collection was nothing short of ethereal – just looking at the pieces transports me to a tranquil dream world, where everyone’s body is cradled in soft, beautiful, feather-light garments.
Then, I am rudely awakened by the reality check that these pieces cost as much, or more, than a semester at my university. So, that won’tREAD MORE
Monday marked the beginning of the second annual San Francisco Fashion Week, and the man behind it all, Creative Director Owen Geronimo kick started the week with a party for the designers, sponsors, press and event organizers to mingle and get acquainted. So far, the week-long event has featured an opening party on Monday, a social media workshop on Tuesday, and a fashion bloggers panel and mini trunk show on Wednesday to kick-off the festivities. Tonight, ThursdayREAD MORE
Cheap is the new chic – hopefully, by now, I have convinced many of you to knock it off with the over-splurging on designer digs when affordable alternatives are plentiful.
And to the nay-sayers who say that cheap things are poorly made: I can tell you from years of experience that treating your affordable items well (i.e. taking the time to hand wash things in the sink – it’s called being nice to yourREAD MORE