Day one of New York Fashion Week has come and gone so fast. But fret not, there's way more to come. While we await more fabulous Fall '11 collections, let's look back on the day's best looks. In this first bunch, you'll find little bit of bright pink from Jenni Kayne, a glam dress from St. John, a new take on evening wear via BCBGMaxazria, sheer at Luca Luca, and more. Click through to see Fab's top 10 looks from NYFW day one.
We've chatted with Maggie Rizer before, but we once again caught up with the fresh-faced, all-American model who sat front and center at this morning's BCBGMAXAZRIA show alongside Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Ashanti. She answered our questions before the show began and revealed her personal style, favorite designers, and what shows she's looking forward to:
FabSugar: How would you describe your personal style?
Maggie Rizer: Eclectic. Artistic but wearable, like I have all-American style but I love Yohji Yamamoto.
FS: Who are some of your favorite designers?
MR: Yohji, again. Nicolas Ghesquiere [of Balenciaga], Anna Sui.
FS: What shows are you looking forward to?
MR: I'm excited to see Rebecca Taylor. It's so pretty!
FS: What projects are you working on, since you're not doing runway anymore?
MR: A few things here and there. I live in San Francisco now with my husband.
FS: We love San Francisco!
MR: Oh me too! It's so beautiful! We go up to Napa, Mendocino.
FS: Pt. Reyes?
MR: Yes, totally. We were just there. My husband is a sailboat racer so we love being near the water.
FS: Are you a sailor too?
MR: No, I'm horrible! I don't like manual labor.
FS: If you weren't a model, what would you be?
MR: I always wanted to be a veterinarian. But I'm really glad I'm a model!
BCBGMAXAZRIA is the first major show of Fashion Week, and the energy was high this morning. Kelly Rowland, Ashanti, and Maggie Rizer sat front row for a collection that promised to fulfill a "desire for simplicity" while providing "modern elegance." That translated into long, diaphanous dresses, many of which were backless or belted, soft layers, and a mostly neutral palette with a few pops of bright orange and purple. While the longer, looser proportions and turtlenecks didn't make for an overtly sexy show, there was a definite sensuality evoked through the sheer fabrics and the play of layers. FabSugarTV was able to chat with the designer behind the scenes, and here are the main highlights from the show:
- Trends: Clean, modest sensibility, tissue-thin turtlenecks, sculptural details like sheer panels, asymmetric hems, cutout shoulders, and colorblocking.
- Colors: Palette of neutrals: cream, beige, and navy, with pops of orange and purple.
- Key Look: Minimal silk dress worn with a thin turtleneck and boots.
- Accessories: '70s-style suede and leather boots.
- Who Would Wear It: Artsy types who crave simplicity and modest sensuality.
Gwyneth's cozy fur-collared anorak is a chic way to keep warm and a perfect example of what to wear out when the weather gets chilly. Though we don't get a peek of what she's got on underneath, I'd like to think she's sporting a pretty mini sheath ($80) in a bold hue to contrast with her dark tights and ankle boots ($225). Channel the same look and click the items above to shop.
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BCBGMAXAZRIA has kicked off its annual Winter sale, and with amazing pieces at under $100, there's no reason not to splurge. Or at least take a peek. When combing through, we came across 10 styles that would look smashing in our Fab closets. A little leopard here, a little bling there, some lace, some draping, and we have a selection worth spending the holiday cash we received on!
When you're smack dab in the middle of party season, flitting from fete to fete, the little black dress routine can get a bit stale. The good news? There are tons of stylish alternatives to your usual noir number, and not only will you look just as chic, you'll also succeed at standing out in the crowd. Whether it's a feathered blazer ($125) or a slouchy pair of sequin shorts ($15), these swoon-worthy separates are sure to dazzle the room and drop some jaws. Click through to check out all of my Fab-approved LBD-alternatives.
Let's take a quickie break from our Fab gift guides to focus on one brought to us by the always fabulous BCBGMAXAZRIA. It's presented in fairytale format — "once upon a time" and all. Follow a stylish young woman as she selects snazzy gifts for the loved ones in her life. Metallic notebooks, blinged-out piggy banks, glittery baubles, and way more are on the list. Click through to see them all, then turn this fairytale into reality by gifting those on your list.
Glee cutie Jayma Mays took a page right out of J.Crew's styling book — piecing together an outfit with a preppy-cool party feel. A tuxedo-style chambray button-down ($88) juxtaposes perfectly against a shimmery, sequined skirt ($33), while a pair of metallic silver Rene Caovilla heels are a flirty finish. Click the items above to shop a similar style.
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Catch a glimpse of Zoe Saldana, and it's not hard to see why we're loving the demure LBD. The look is totally in tune with the ladylike craze but with a sexier body-con fit. The longer hemline leaves a little more to the imagination, while a sleek silhouette hugs in all the right places. It's a demure alternative but hardly a diminutive style statement.
Since we gave love to the Black Swan, it's only fair that we spotlight the white swan, too. Let this pristine shot from BCBGMaxAzria's Holiday 2010 catalog serve as inspiration for anyone who seeks a fashiony, serene look this Halloween. Here are some pieces you'll need: a white tutu ($22), textured white top, an intricate headpiece ($9), and white tights. The rest you can improvise, but we recommend satin gray pumps and a rhinestone necklace for extra pizazz! Click on the items above to get the look.