Posts for February 15th 2009
This season, I'm judging the collections by hearts. I love Alexander Wang's Fall '09 collection so much, on a scale from one to five hearts, I give it five. Plus, SJP was in the house. Once again, the designer stayed true to his rock 'n roll style but delivered a fresher than fresh line that's more — dare I say — put together.
The color palette was intriguing — black, white, with sprinkles of plum — but it was the silhouettes and cuts that spoke loudest. Asymmetry played a big part. In particular, one-shouldered body-hugging mini dresses, some with large keyholes. Speaking of keyholes, they were found in the oddest but coolest places: on rib cages, legs, center of the chest. Since Wang loves menswear, oversized collared button-down shirts were tweaked, more avant-garde. Like Prada's resort '09 line, biker shorts were also thrown into the mix in the most non-sporty way possible. Sheer, tweed (not your grandmother's!), and fur were also Wangified. On behalf of cool girls everywhere, thanks for working your magic again, Wang.
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- Erickson Beamon For Target is finally here!
- Go see Confessions of a Shopaholic, then get the fabulous wardrobe!
- Do you know your necklines? Find out by taking our fashion neckline quiz.
- What a wonderful cover model Michelle Obama made for Vogue.
- Spring is around the corner. Get prepared by checking out my awesome Spring extras slideshow.
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- Did you hear? ShopStyle got a va va voom makeover!
- Be sure to take this week's The City fashion quiz.
- What do you think of Penelope Cruz's latest Mango collection?
- If you didn't already, vote on all my Grammy Awards polls and NAACP Image Award polls.
Adam always rocks my world. For Fall, Adam was smitten by 19th century hand tinted Japanese photographs. You could see traces of this in cherry blossom embellishments, kimono swirls, and vibrant colors. But I also saw an exotic traveler in some of his goods. Adam never shies away from a bold pink or sparkle, thus my continuous adoration of the line. Layering, tailored jackets, and silky trousers aroused; effervescent furs were divine. And there were plenty of, you guessed it, cardigans. I'll take it all.
P.S. Newbie ELLE fashion assistant, Joanna, from Stylista sat in my row.
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Word of advice: If ever invited to a Target party in NYC, go! I was super stoked to go to the McQ Alexander McQueen for Target launch party Friday night. It had everything; McQ/Target duds for sale, bubbly, a live performance by The Duke Spirit, and the gals from The City. People watching and art in every crevice. Flip through and check it out. Oh, and this is me and my buddies partaking in the Target fun.
It's not every fashion show you get to watch the designer watch their garment walk by them on the runway. That was only one of the many fun things about the Barbie runway show. As Bella agreed, the Barbie show was pure eye candy celebrating fashion's most plastic icon. Barbie has a three-year partnership with the CFDA, and is helping to bring you all of my and Bella's FW content, but the show was one of my favorites thus far. Virtually every designer put together something ultra imaginative inspired by the blonde doll. And, the front row was action packed: Heidi Klum, Jonathan Adler and hubbie Simon Doonan, Annie Leibovitz, and participating designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Catherine Malandrino, and Rachel Roy. Roy's black and white sequined bathing suit under a hot trench was one of my favorites, actually.
Alas, I had many favorites; the fanciful looks just kept on coming. Here, Alexander Wang went the sexy route, Tuleh went all-American, and Bob Mackie beckoned oohs and aahs. Experiencing this show reminded me I am a Barbie girl in a fashion world.
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