Posts for September 22nd 2008
Today is the first official day of Fall, and for the next couple weeks we are going to count down our 10 Fall Essentials. So often friends and fams ask us what's new and exciting for the season. We realize fashion can be overwhelming, and we're happy to dwindle it down to 10 fantastic new additions that we're personally coveting and you should too.
I've already worn this skirt with a sexy nude tank top and layered jewelry; I also wore a cardi to add to the mellow vibe. I'm also thinking it would be cute with moccasin boots, chunky knit sweaters, and a cropped leather jacket. The possibilities are endless for this James Perse Maxi Skirt ($175).
While January Jones looked like a vintage vixen in her Dolce & Gabbana corset gown at the Emmys, Penelope Cruz turned to the dark side in the same frock at the Vicky Christina Barcelona premiere in Spain. January kept it romantic in the lighter version with vintage-inspired accessories and a matching clutch. Penelope opted for simplicity and chose to wear her dark confection with sparkling diamond earrings. Both worked different red carpets but which belle do you prefer?
The majority of you loved Lauren's Emmy dress she designed for herself. We thought it was pretty, but a bit ho-hum. Her second gown of the night, on one of the trophy girls, was also revealed last night. The dresses were complimentary, but nothing over-the-top fabulous. Maybe they wanted the drama to be saved for stunners like Christina Applegate and Olivia Wilde. It was fun to see Project Runway superstar Christian Siriano at the Emmys too — another first — and he designed the deep red tiered dress the other trophy girl wore. Two very different styles from budding designers. What did you think about either? Or both?!
When Armani envisions next Spring, he dreams of pastel colors and fluidity. I'll take that.
While I favor the wispy gowns and daywear, no Armani collection is complete without a sharp-shouldered blazer and tailored pants. And so, there was something for everyone. But Armani's Spring girl is laid-back luxe; even his aforementioned blazers were twined with loose silky trousers. Ultra femme, flowing gowns are sure to be a favorite. Beading, sultry appeal, and stand-out accessories also played strong roles in this warm weather lineup.
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