09/12/09: Veronica Webb and Tori Spelling attend Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park...
09/17/09: Comedian Kathy Griffin (L) and Stylist Robert Verdi attends Mercedes-Benz...
09/17/09: Singer Janet Jackson and Dylan Lauren attend the Ralph Lauren Spring 2010 Fashion...
One of the fun portions of Fashion Week involve the people watching whether it's a personality that you know or one that's fun to watch! Every show has someone of interest. My favorites happen to be Janet Jackson and Dylan Lauren (daughter of Ralph and owner of Dylan's Candy Bar). Both were at Ralph Lauren's show. Take some time to check out other notables and although I'm sad to see it go, it was another great Fashion Week!
The other day I had a comment on my site that said I was too young to wear Michael Kors. Now MK is the epitome of classic American pieces that work so well with various generations! Yes I recently turned 30 and have been a long time fan of the accessories and many of his dresses have caught my eye. I love that he brings the Audrey to the everyday which is something that I strive for in my outfits on a daily basis! What do I love about this dress? It's simple and so sexy. The ruching is such a feminine element and the color of the material is so whimsical that you're ready for dinner with a significant other, partying in Vegas, taking on a show - this is a basic that EVERYONE should have in their closet! I love that when it hit the runways, it was accessorized in a translucent way which is one way to go but if I wore this I would love to have sterling silver with pops of whatever gemstone I happened to gravitate towards at the time. With all the ruching, I love the idea of pairing it with a lariat and have a cuff that has a little bit of weight as it adds the slightest edge and of course the earrings pick up elements of whimsy while also adding elements of the gemstones again! I know that this dress is a part of his collection that must join the rest of the items in my ever growing closet!
09/15/09: Singer Estele, actor Mickey Rourke and model Cheyenne Tozzi attends the Max Azria...
Max Azria Look Fashion Week Spring 2010
I love the awesome suit! Every now and then you want to wear something like what hit the runways of Max Azria yesterday; however, you have to make it hot! As Kelly Rowland and Mickey Rourke watched one design after another, I couldn't help but think about fab ways to dress up this look! I love the long layered necklace! If you opt to wear something without a shirt under it, wearing multiple chains will allow you to feel comfortable and stylish (no wardrobe malfunctions for you to worry about). I would also pair everything with a large cocktail ring with Onyx. What a c lassical look but if you happen to be in Sephora, you should check out Opi's Dark Room nail color. I love that this is actually green; however, it's so dark that it appears to be black! I love this affect and definitely think this is a must for all closets!
I love a peek a boo of pop! One of my favorite elements about natural skins is that the metallic python serves as a great neutral to this gorgeous blue dress that hit the runway yesterday at Tracy Reese's show! The peep toe pump is perfectly sexy and when you want to get away from wearing the typical black, silver, gold shoe - this is a great alternative! Take a bag and match the shoes with the same texture and a slightly different hue! Ted Rossi's pieces are my essential for a day out and an evening that doesn't exactly have an endpoint! Finally, take a cuff with unexpected color and place it on that arm that begs to be noticed! I would place it on the one that is bar just so that it becomes an obvious point for people to stare at! Yes you have added gold and yes you have added a different hue than the dress but I love the natural elements! So far the runways are showing color and fun for spring with an extreme return to the Old Hollywood classics!
Diane Von Furstenberg Look Fashion Week Spring 2010
Usually I like for my accessories to jump out from my "primary" color; however, there are times when I love to have an impactful look. This gorgeous golden Diane Von Furstenberg dress hit the runways yesterday and all I could think of was an extension of golden luxe! To this end, I think minimal accessories are ok and that the gorgeous gold heels which have cute detailing on the back are perfect as a secondary focus. The necklace with its multi media adds various elements of depth (not only is this perfect for a night out but can also kick your jeans and tee look up a few notches) and of course the Swarovski bag is an obvious match to the overall look. If anything, one of the things that DVF knows how to do is to take a great style that works with various body types. The selling points of this dress is the length, the gathering and the asymmetrical qualities that allow the eye to follow the lines of your body. Take some time to check out more pieces from her look.
If you're a fan of Project Runway, then you know all about Christian Siriano who definitely stole the show and was super talented. In our ongoing sneak peek on the best look that hit the runway, I present one of his stunning pieces that would be perfect to be worn for the Emmys. You could go in so many directions with this dress whether you pair it with citrine, garnet, rubies etc but I am a huge fan of topaz as it's such a smoky subtle color. There is something very victorian about this look. Here we have a gorgeous cuff by Bounkit and teardrop earrings by Allison Shiller. There is such an elegance and the dress is such a standout that it doesn't need to be accessorized too much. I can't wait to see who I will see wearing this!
09/11/09: (L-R) Amerie, Ciara and Amber Rose attend the Nicole Miller Spring 2010 Fashion...
As mentioned yesterday, this year's Fashion Week coverage on Kitten Lounge will have one look from the line and then I will accessorize that look. This way you can see pieces that will hit stores next Spring but know how to make it come together. Today's look is focused on the girl that has that amazing launch party she's going to. You got your investors, you toiled over your projects and finally you're presenting all the items that you have been working on. You want to be fabu! This dress from Nicole Miller (who is also one of the Mentors that appeared on To Be a Star - not my episode but a different one) hit the runway last night and as you can see, it's a statement within itself. The accessories become tricky when you have an iridescent look, a higher neckline, etc - BUT this can still be paired with great items. Instead of trying to find the best color or going with your standard black, I decided that gold would be perfect but a mixture of golds to add warmth. Manolo Blahnik's patchwork d'Orsay heels are awesome as it adds in those tones and really connects the other other pops of gold that are found in the JLRicci Tiger Eye ring and Stella McCartney's Melamine clutch! What a fab dress and in addition to my attendance of the show, check out Amerie, Ciara and Amber Rose who sat front row as all the looks came down the runway. This is definitely a way to ensure that you'll be noticed and look like the woman who is sure to take over the world in your niche!
I love the fact that at any given time there are Fashion Week shows taking place around the globe. This is a great way to see the creativity of so many designers. In terms of staying with the theme of this month, I wanted to choose some amazing designs that have elements of THINK CITRUS. Thanks to the hard working people of Coutorture, I have included some of the posts and of course you can see a lot more from India Fashion Week and of course other designers that are currently showing in other Fashion Week Shows.
I love this outfit because of the super cute cami and skirt with this beautiful wrap across the top. This definitely makes me think of wearing this at a cocktail event on a beach or someones loft that has a beautiful deck. The embellishment is absolutely gorgeous and I enjoy the trims as well. I think that she definitely looks like a princess.
I have to say that this outfit is my absolute favorite! I love the pops of yellow and that it ties on the side. Once again I think there is something very regal about this and I love the black, white, silver and orange hues. You can never go wrong with a super cute clutch as well. This is definitely something that would be cute to wear at South Beach during some amazing event.
I like the blend of the sheer tones of orange and black. If I were wearing this, I would so wear this with Carnelian or an Agate stone that picks up these gorgeous tones. I love the beaded portions on the top of this dress and definitely feel that this is the perfect dress to wear to a gala and to set you apart from the typical "black gown" that people gravitate towards. Once again visit Coutorture to find more images from these shows.
So earlier this week, I had the opportunity to hang out with members of the Coutorture community. This group of individuals work on our own fashion blogs. All of this content comes together and is seen on Coutorture. After being a member for so long, it was nice to meet others who also work hard whether it is in accessories, makeup or various slices of the fashion world. Thankfully, we all met at 24 Prince (side note this restaurant's co-owner and chef will be apart of Top Chef Chicago which will air on March 12th) and enjoyed appetizers . Obviously I enjoyed the conversation; however, the highlight of the night were the beverages! I am such a huge fan of Blood Orange and thankfully, we had the pleasure of enjoying these drinks. I would say that this is something that you should definitely try and although it works well in the winter, definitely consider it for the summer - so refreshing!
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