Friday, September 5, 2008

she's back!

hello there. yes, i know i haven't quite kept up with blogging, i am coming back starting with fashion week and will do my best to blog as much as my schedule allows with school and all.

for this comeback post, i am reporting on the first day of fashion week with my favorites looks, and the trends for spring 2009.

First starting with Sue Stemp. One thing i love throughout the collection is the hairstyling. The bows are perfection with puffed hair.
1. In the first look is a white tiered, lacey dress with a few embellishments. I love the simplicity of the look and how it captures the essence of spring: which is wearing white!
2.The next outfit is a high-waisted pant with a cloth belt and a coat. The belt adds a nice waist line, and also creates diversity, so you could wear this look in a few different ways.
3. A simple black dress with a bit of a twist to it. The bust is a cream color, which makes the dress feel a little more spring-y.
4. This was one of my favorites outfits from the first day of fashion week because this beige outfit is perfect for casual or dressed up attire. The best part is how the pants are draped from the waist down, and the bottom makes the outfit flow.
5. The designer likes to play around with waistlines, which we can see here again. I love the black shorts, and the ruffled top is perfectly matched.
6. Last is a simple white dress with embellished flowers with hints of black throughout. So simple but so elegant.

I found in the spring rtw collection of Rachel Roy her best pieces were here dresses. So here are my favorite.
1. This pantsuit was simplistic and elegant.
2. The draping and style of the top of the dress reminded me of the alberta ferretti dress Lauren Conrad wore to that ball in Paris (if you watch the hills). I love this piece because the bottom looks like a Greek goddess and contrasts with the tighter top.
3. Oh my goodness. I absolutely loved this dress when i saw it. It is whimsical with the writing on there, but very wearable at the same time.
4. The volume in the bottom of the dress is not noticed until you look carefully, which is well though out because volume in the bottom of a dress cannot be too 'out there'. But this dress paired with the shoes was marvelous.
5. I see this last piece of being younger with the multiple strands of pearls and pops of color. I like the added strip of gold at the bottom.
Travata's designs included many 'menswear' pieces, but transformed into women.
1. The first look is a blazer with a white piece underneath. I like the touch of the rolled sleeves of the blazer because it made it seem more casual and spring.
2. I liked everything about this outfit. The beige in the shirt with the white blazer and pants went together. And even though both the jacket and pants were white shades, they were different material. Also, if you look at the shoes, they are a Ked-like sneaker which gives off a beachy vibe.
3. This look is very simple, but what i liked was the braiding down the middle of the top.
4. I also liked this one because it is a total mens-wear outfit with a 'tuxedo' shirt and blazer, but i love the bikini bottom made from a black, almost jeweled material.

Elie Tahari was not too impressive, but i seemed to pick out a few favorites.
1. A very long, printed dress which is quintessential spring.
2. A white blouse belted with a long print skirt. This appealed to me because it is figure flattery with the waistline and the sleeves are the right length to go with a long skirt.
3. This piece was interesting because the bathing suit on the bottom is cut like in the 80's, but then you have a top tucked in and a rather long blazer, but as a whole, it seems to go together very nicely.
4. I really liked the contrast between the triangular part of the top bikini, and then the full pants on the bottom layered with a longer jacket.

more to come tomorrow!

p.s. thank fashionista from tres tres chic who helped to create the wonderful collages of pictures from fashion week!