Archive for the ‘fall’ Category

Trend Report: Less is More for Brides for Fall 2010

October 28, 2009

Slim and trimmer gowns with less fluff are in for brides for fall 2010.

Thomas Iannaccone
George Chinsee
Claire Pettibone
Melissa Sweet
Badgley Mischka

Designer Collections: Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

September 30, 2009

Lanvin brought the 1940s back with their fall 2009 collection. Timeless classics come in the form of dresses and suits with sleek silhouettes in black, deep red, and gray hues. This collection will make you want to smooth on your Hollywood red lipstick and enjoy business lunch or a cocktail and look fabulous doing it.


NARS Cosmetics looks for African American

Designer Collections: Alexander Wang Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

September 23, 2009
Alexander Wang’s fall 2009 collection is all about body-consciousness. Fitted looks in black and white; minimalist chic at it’s finest with luxe looks and dark room mystique.
Runway Looks

Designer Collections: Bottega Veneta Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

September 16, 2009

Bottega Venetta’s fall collection is as fluid, beautiful, feminine, and soft. The pale violet hues are subtle and inviting all at once. Ivory and creamy browns are soft to the touch while black provides sense of classicism. I love the beauty that is Bottega Veneta.

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Trend Report: The Fabulous 40s

September 15, 2009

The 1940s was a time when beauty and glamor reigned supreme. Long flowing dresses, perfectly coiffed hair, red lipstick, and structured suits topped with gorgeous hats. Imagine walking into a room when everyone is dressed in their very best, the people are beautiful, the music is romantic and live and everything is…fabulous.

Top: A black woman wears her fur jacket in the 1940s.
Bottom: The past resurfaces at a Dolce & Gabbana show for fall 2009.

A fashionable black couple and lady in the 1940s

 This dress by Victoria Beckham captures the true essence of the 1940s.  

Chris Benz

Aquilano Rimondi

Dolce & Gabbana
Elie Saab
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Retail Roundup: 10 Great Buys for Fall from Ann Taylor

September 12, 2009
Under the direction of new head designer Lisa Axelson, Ann Taylor is reinventing classics and breathing new life into trends. Whether you’re 25 or 45, the latest fall collection has something for everyone. Another great thing about Ann Taylor is that the clothes are well made, affordable and work well on regular, petite, and larger frames. The fall collection features pieces set to take you from the office to martinis all in one stride.
1. Silk shirt dress, $160

2. Pleated neck dress, $180

3. Ruffle front dress, $160

4. The textured jacket, $325

5. Tropical wool pencil skirt, $110

6. The perfect platform pumps in leather and tweed, $175
7. Cascading ruffle print blouse, $100

8. Sleeveless cascade ripple top, $45 (Comes in 5 colors!)

9. Thin leather metal plaque belt, $45

10. The perfect tote in soft leather, $225

The bonus buy? The cubic zicronia coil bracelet, $60 and the ruffle scarf (available in five colors), $65.
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Beauty: Essie Falls In

September 4, 2009

Essie’s new fall collection is reminiscent of the fall runway shows. Think muted grays, popping colors, and vibrancy. Whether you’re shy or full of energy, you’re sure to find your hue.

Left to right: Chinchilly, Angora Cardi, Mink Muffs, Midnight Cami, Bright Tights, and Pink Parka.  

Designer Collections: Armani Privé

September 2, 2009

Striking blues and steel gray are featured in Armani Privé Couture Fall 2009 collection. Suits and glamorous  The jewelry and baubles were abundant, bold, shiny, and striking.


Trends: Coffee & Cream

September 2, 2009

Coffee brown and cream are two colors that always blend well…

Accessories: Cole Pieces

September 1, 2009

Cole Haan has reinvented itself with these stylish accessories.

Pretty purple…

 Chocolate leather…

 Champagne wishes & caviar dreams…

 Rollin’ 40s…

International diva style…
 Give me some skin…

Cris Cross…

 Coffee with your cream…

Jet setting…