Ciao my gorgeous readers!
Now that we've had a full month to process the bevy of designs that made it down the runways for the fall '10 season, we've narrowed it down to the best of the best-- here are our favorite trends that we'll be emulating come summer's end.
Best Updated Classic: Plaid (above)
Whether it came in the form of skirts, blazers, scarves, pea coats, or dresses (in velvet, no less)-- plaid was a fabric that got some serious play on the runways for fall. Rag & Bone styled it for the chic outdoorsy woman, Jill Stuart sexed it up with a draped tartan mini dress paired with over-the-knee lace up boots, and Chris Benz made it work appropriate with an embellished blazer.
Left to right: Chris Benz, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Jill Stuart, Peter Jensen, Tommy Hilfiger.
Best Print: Gothic Florals
We've already talked your ears off over our current obsession with bright spring florals, but the fall '10 season brings in a moodier version of the print-- think black and more black for a gothic vibe. Our favorite interpretation of the trend was on Ralph Lauren's runway where the designer toughened up the floral chiffon layers with dark accessories including black fishnet gloves and a rosary-inspired necklace.
Clockwise from top left: Christopher Kane, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenzo, Matthew Williamson, Preen, Ralph Lauren.
Best to Bare: Belly
If you think that the end of the 2010 bikini season will mark the end of your exercise routine-- think again. The belly shirt trend, which became popular in the 90s, took a turn on the recent runways-- but with a decidedly less tacky/trashy feel. Whether we decide to sport the look with a cute crop top, a sheer overlay, or a bralet paired with shorts and cardigan has yet to be determined, but we do know one thing-- we'll be keeping up those ab exercises! All we can hope for is that a resurgence of navel piercings doesn't follow suit.
Clockwise from top left: Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Diesel Black Gold, Alexander Wang, Brian Reyes, Givenchy.
Wear Head-to-Toe: Leather
Not that it's never been done before, but head-to-toe leather is a look that few have pulled off successfully in the past. Typically reserved for those with motorcycles in their driveways (or whips in their dresser drawers), this trend is best worn with a large dose of confidence. We'll be easing into the look for fall-- beginning with a floor-length leather gown (a la Staerk). Mustering up the guts to try out Altuzarra's leather catsuit (worn seductively by Abbey Lee here) may provide a greater challenge.
Clockwise from top left: Staerk, Bottega Veneta, Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez.
Best Comeback: Velvet
Velvet typically reminds us of the cutesy outfits our moms used to dress us in back in the 5th grade-- whether it was for our middle school father-daughter dance or for a family outing to see the Nutcracker. Whether the soft fabric brings back fond memories of your childhood, or makes you want to puke, velvet is one trend that rarely comes with neutrality. We know this one's not for everyone, but if Alex Wang and Marc are open to the fabric-- we're ready to give another go at it.
Clockwise from top left: Dolce & Gabbana, Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Elise Overland, Burberry.
Sexiest Conservative Look: Collars
While a small detail, it seems that priestly collars pervaded almost every collection for fall. The chest region is clearly not the ideal place to be showing skin for the coming season-- and with the cooler weather that fall brings, we're not complaining. While the restricted collars give us a bit of claustrophobia just looking at them, we like that they provide an interesting challenge-- how exactly does one make the reserved look a bit sexier? Well, that's up to you to decide.
Clockwise from top left: D&G, Proenza Schouler, Dries van Noten, Derek Lam, Miu Miu, Christopher Kane.
Coolest Updated Trend: Interesting Fur
When it comes to fur, whether you wear real or faux doesn't matter for fall-- it's where you wear it that matters. And if the runways were any indication-- our options have vastly expanded from previous seasons. Don it to provide warmth around your midsection (like at Balanciaga), update your cocktail attire with some some aggressive fur sleeves, or find the perfect leather and fur combo jacket to provide any ensemble with some toughened up glam.
Clockwise from top left: Balenciaga, Michael Kors, Chloe, Lanvin, Jen Kao, Proenza Schouler.
How to Wear Outerwear: Belted
The fall/winter runways got a bit more playful with cold weather gear that allows for some styling creativity. Instead of purchasing a trench or peacoat with an already attached belt, we'll be on the lookout for outerwear that we can style ourselves-- and in an unexpected way. Think belted fur (gasp!), buckles that cinch below the hips (a la Michael Kors), and unexpected knots accessorizing sweaters and jackets.
From left to right: Vena Cava, Burberry, Derek Lam, Michael Kors, Thakoon, Jill Stuart.
Best New Cut: Asymmetrical Skirts
The fall '10 runways made it pretty clear that mini skirts are over. Longer hemlines were out in full force-- but that didn't minimize their sex appeal. Our favorite skirt style for fall melded a bit of the two, with asymmetrical cuts that provided some drastic contrast from front to back (or side to side). The best of this trend were seen on the runways of designers including Kimberly Ovitz, Mark Fast, and Stella McCartney.
xoxo fashion geek
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Hi people...I came across this trailer that touched me. It´s based on the world best-selling book DESERT FLOWER by Waris Dirie - the autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 5, sold in marriage at 13, who became an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against circumcision. Im so totally going to see it seems so interesting and I got this funny feeling of it when I saw the clip that´s good. If you have seen it say to me your opinion...?
Supermodel Liya Kebede is playing Waris in Desert Flower
The real Maris Dirie
xoxo fashion geek
Monday, March 29, 2010
Hi my trend diggers! I want to post something about happynes becouse it´s a rear thing these days. What make you happy? comment on that. This computer did fale on me but now i´m back in business. I wanted to show the funny side of fashion with patterns that are very hot this season and colours like yellow.
Now two famous quotes:
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself-Josh Billings
Don't cry because its over, Smile because it happened!-Dr. Seuss
Power dressing at it´s best
Miu Miu orange energy
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Beige Cotton Top With Black/Blue Leopard Print
See by Chloe Black/Tan Bowtie Print High Waist Skirt
UO Floral Printed High Top, $28, at Urbanoutfitters.com
Mirror Games with my BF Ronja (Pitaija)...Love ya girl<3
Don´t worry be happy :DD
xoxo fashion geek
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The new hotest trend is a total denim look (If you are more bold)...but to the shy people go for one denim piece. Comment if you like the denim look or is it totally 80's? Now I live you with some famous quote:
I don't do fashion, I am fashion.
I don't design clothes. I design dreams.
The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.
Hubert de Givenchy
Denim love who whoden't want that?
My polyvore set inspiration denim...
Le denim total look by Denni Elias
All from net a porter:
J BRAND Distressed denim shorts €215
LOVER Linen Corset denim dress €378.63
VINCE Denim shirt €209.99
xoxo fashion geek
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Bojour my fashionistas! Well ok today I was at the cinema watching Alice in wonderland with my friend. It was so inspireiting, and I totally understand why it's such a big fuss at the fashion industry. and today it's my dog Jespers birthday he's now 8 years old, I love ya my baby boy...hope you like my post and get some more inspiration, but now peace out and have a fashionable weekend :)
Fashion shoots that have been inspirated by Alice in wonderland...
All looks you can buy from Forever 21...Cheap and fashionable
ps. congratz Laura Lepistö for becoming 3:th in figure skating MM :D Yeah Finland
xoxo fashion geek
Friday, March 26, 2010
Hey ya all<3
Now when spring is near I can fell the sunshine warming my face. It´s time to show you what the girls in the fashion capitals wear on the streets. In one word their style is CHIC. Hope you get inspiration from this I surtenly do:)
The Milan streets: Basic lovely with a twist
The Paris streets: Brown sofictication
The New York streets: chic vs. grunge
ps.was on the club last night i´m going to publish pictures of that tomorrow...i´m tired now but happy becouse i´m today with...anonyme:D
xoxo fashion geek