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NYFW Trend : And They Were All Yellow.

Posted in fashion week., new york city. by modman on April 7, 2010

The sun is supposed to be out in Los Angeles today at a warm 80 degrees. Excited! Just because collections are shown during “Autumn/Winter” and “Spring/Summer” doesnt mean that they are limited to those seasons. Here are some great shots of yellow that were on the runway during the Fall/Winter shows in New York. And although some pieces might be better suited for chillier weather, look at the print, the fabric and the cut for some insight as well. Hopefully these collages give you some inspiration to add some color to your wardrobe!

Playing with Yellow Blocks : BCBG Max Azria, Chado Ralph Rucci, DVF, Preen

Bold Color Statements : Carolina Herrera, Peter Jensen, Stephen Burrows, Peter Som

Yellows in Print: Marc Jacobs, Gary Graham, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Chris Benz

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NYFW Trend : Capes.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 30, 2010

My favorite trends of the fall collections are capes. Who doesnt love a cape? Fairy tale characters like Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood had them. Superheroes like Batman and Superman sport them. Why shouldnt we?

Capes come in all different colors and sizes for so many occasions. Why do I bring this up when we’ve been having sunny weather in LA for the last few weeks? Forecasts predict rain/showers for Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Although you might not be able to get these designer pieces just yet, dont hesitate to invest in a quality cape to get you through the rain, wind, and whatever else might blow your way (like snow in NY!).

Earth tones – Carolina Herrera, Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Matthew Ames

Textured greys – Cynthia Steffe, Rag & Bone, Paris 68, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Midnight blacks – Elie Tahari, Rad Hourani, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Y-3

Are there trends that you would like to see/broken down? I would love your input/comments/suggestions! Dont hesitate to send me an email or leave a comment! Make it a terrific Tuesday. : P

NYFW Trend : The Best of Camel.

Posted in fashion week., new york city. by modman on March 23, 2010

So many different variations of a camel coat: a play on color, fit/proportion, silhouette, and length. Its definitely a current obsession in the fashion world.. and why not? Its a breath of fresh color. Spring days are here but nights can still get a little bit.. “chilly”. Any fans? Which designer did it best?

Do you like yours with 1) trim, 2) leather paneling, 3) cape cuts, 4)  fur, 5) short, 6) a darker color, or 6) classic?

3.1 Phillip Lim vs. Alexander Wang

Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, DKNY, Rachel Comey

Tommy Hilfiger, Organic by John Patrick, Michael Kors

NYFW Trend : Belts Dominate.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 22, 2010

The original purpose of a belt was to hold up pants at the waist. Clearly, the belt has transformed from a practical tool into a stylish accessory. There were all sorts of belts on the runway in New York.. some for the practical and simple, some for the girly, some for the bold and brave, and some that were simply outrageous (in a good way!). Whatever your style, here are a few of the best of each category that may give you ideas on how to belt your blazer, coat, or your whole upper body!

Black & Simple: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Charlotte Ronson, Doo.Ri, Elie Tahari

Harness/Body Belt: Wayne, L.A.M.B., Michael Kors, Reed Krakoff

Belts with a Purpose: Betsey Johnson, Rag & Bone x2, Reed Krakoff

Thin & Pretty: Carolina Herrera, Chado Ralph Rucci, Jeremy Laing, Oscar de la Renta

“Not Your Usual” Belt: Jeremy Scott, Ohne Titel, Thakoon, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Studded, Embellished, Shiny: Victoria Beckham, Anna Sui, Preen, Diesel Black Gold

The Academy Awards : A Formal Affair.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 6, 2010

I dont like that evening gowns and dresses are automatically labeled as “red carpet looks”, even if they will be worn on the red carpet. Some designers base their collections largely on eveningwear and they are known to some as Hollywood sellouts. That perception is completely uncalled for. Who doesnt love to see beautiful art from the runway on real women with amazing talent? Thats exactly what The Academy Awards is all about, recognizing actors and actresses with a special gift of bringing a script to life.

Here are some amazing pieces that I spotted during New York Fashion Week last month. It used to be rare that actresses were able to get their hands on evening gowns straight off the runway but the industry has picked up the pace to meet the demand, especially if it means that the gown will hit the Oscar red carpet. Stylists like Rachel Zoe were probably at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks to do just that, pick out Oscar-worthy dresses.

Carlos Miele, Halston and Monique Lhuillier give shots of color into their collections. Carolina Herrera designed a gorgeous batch of gowns that have the signature classic Herrera look.

Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose and Victoria Beckham have designed off-the-shoulder looks that create lovely silhouettes. I cant wait to see what Victoria Beckham wears.

Some Color, Please.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on February 25, 2010

I came back from snowy and cold New York to rainy and dreary LA. Not complaining since its still warmer here, but I need some color in my life.  I cant wait to see all the oranges, blues, purples and greens that I’ve seen in fall collections to hit the streets.. or at least the stores. It would be lovely to walk through Bergdorfs or Saks and see these ADAM, Costello Tagliapietra, Doo.Ri or Carolina Herrera pieces. Stunning.

More color and more favorites coming soon!

Oh, and after looking through (almost) every collection from New York, I can honestly say that pictures do NO justice to these pieces WHATSOEVER. The whole experience, seeing each piece and how it flows and moves.. all of that is lost. Its a shame.. I’ve looked at all the collections that I went to and I am underwhelmed with the photographs because they dont capture the essence. Thankfully, though, more and more designers/design houses are livestreaming their shows and you can find videos online afterwards. Now onto schoolwork! Dont you love my priorities? 😛