Posts for September 12th 2009
I was there — I promised I would be. Poppy Delevigne, Lauren Santo Domingo, Karolina Kurkova, Phillip Lim, and key fashion players, were there. How exciting was the news about Richard Chai's lower-priced contemporary line for guys and gals? Today, I witnessed the women's collection and was completely impressed. Then, I remembered the price point of $50 to $425, and got straight up giddy.
Inspired by boys, the collection still preserved Chai's cool femininity. What I loved most: the jackets. Hooded parkas, cropped parkas, boyfriend blazers, tailed waistcoats, boyfriend shirts worn as jackets, army jackets, and long cardigans put my jacket collection to shame. Crisp fabrics like cotton, twill, cotton/poly, wrinkled rayon, and leather were completely Spring-ified. A fresh indigo crystal petal print broke up the neutrals, and embroidered pieces provided the perfect glam finale.
Funny, I had the perfect seat right at the front of the runway so I could witness Chai adjusting models right before they walked, sipping Diet Coke amidst the excitement. Richard Chai — I love you, man.
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The great thing about Milk Studios and this Fashion Week is exiting a show and being in the Meatpacking District. Boutiques and good eats are right there. After the Preen show, I did a little window shopping and Alexander McQueen's window got the wow award. And I'm not the only one who thought so — see this funky chick taking a window peruse too? Right next door was Matthew Williamson so you know I made a stop there, but McQueen's model's big juicy lips, haute houndstooth, and stark skin were click-worthy.
Blake Lively's cobalt dress got me dreaming about cobalt jewelry. I thought, how amazing would it look to pair an understated LBD with a bright cobalt necklace? So I set out on a search and discovered this treasure: Vintage Cobalt Glass Dangle Necklace. As you know, vintage modern jewels are hot right now, and this definitely fits into that category.
The current bidding price is $9.99 and the auction ends on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Good luck and happy bidding!
Stars who love to dress up kept things casual this week, while those who dig jeans jazzed it up. Jessica Stroup proved she looks as good in shorts as she does in a dress; Sienna Miller continued her stylish Summer streak; and Whitney Port dazzled in silver. How well were you paying attention to their getups? Let's find out.
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We're nowhere close to the thick of New York Fashion Week, but there is already plenty of eye candy to go around. Be sure to read my reviews of my favorite collections thus far, but I want to make sure you're not missing anything. Here are some hot looks from Cynthia Steffe, Rag & Bone, Rosa Cha, Yigal Azrouel, Mara Hoffman, Nicole Miller, and more. Erin Wasson's collection for RVCA was more than just denim cutoffs, while Monique Lhuillier stunned with this liquid metal gown. Check it.
Scarlett Johansson attended the press conference in Paris for the launch of her new album, Break Up, looking like a vision of Parisian chic. She fit right in with the locals in her Steven Alan dress (available here in brown), which she wore with a cropped cardigan, red ballet flats, and Ray Ban club-master sunglasses. Her cute headband finished off the look pretty perfectly. Shop it all here!
Starting tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 13 through Oct. 17, the second Designer Collaborations series — Anna Sui For Target — lands in stores and online. Unlike Target's Go International line, Designer Collaborations asks designers to draw inspiration from something or someone specific. Alexander McQueen chose punk singer Leila Moss, Sui chose Gossip Girl, more specifically, Blair, Serena, Jenny, and Vanessa. Peruse the highlights from the collection then hit your local Target tomorrow.