NYFW Fall '13: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Adam Lippes, A.L.C., Alice + Olivia, Alexandre Herchcovich, Alexander Wang


This is definitely not my usual style, but I can see a lot of this being work-appropriate (if you work in a non-creative environment). I'm a sucker for lace, so that's what caught my eye at first.


Something a little different from 3.1 Phillip Lim this season, I think... I think the plaid vest dusters are pretty interesting and definitely very 90's. Not sure what to think about those boot/sandal things, though.



Seems like white will continue its reign into fall, but at least now it's tempered by black, which is more palatable for me.


Of note: Layering outerwear (coat + vest/jacket/blazer + cardigan), leather details, monochrome outfits, fabric mix pieces.


I won't lie, what actually drew my attention at first was the set. I'm into interior design as well (big ups to Apartment Therapy), so I was intrigued by the chair, the wallpaper, and the fireplace, which you can't really see in these photos. Anyway, back to the clothes -- I'm not a big fan of Alice + Olivia usually, but I really liked the prints included in this collection.




I only want to talk about one thing here, and that's the last two dresses. They're made to look like a dress that's been halfway taken off, and damn, if that isn't cool as hell.




Berlin, Copenhagen and Stockholm fashion weeks! Whee!

I've covered Stockholm Fashion Week before (1,2), but I had forgotten about it for a while. Style.com has started sharing pictures from other fashion weeks though, so I'm excited to share my favorites from not only Stockholm, but also Berlin and Copenhagen. Enjoy!

Berlin


Frightening, a little Edward Scissorhands plus The Matrix, but definitely interesting. The leather pieces look great, and large polka dots have been sticking around in fall fashion for some time now.

Of note: Adding interest to black with layering, texture, and opacity; polka dots a go-go, sci-fi theatre.




This collection reminded me of past Dolce & Gabbana collections, with their European take on American tropes... I really like the mix of boudoir (like the laced up knee high boots) and country (all that plaid!).

Of note: Full skirts, Wild West meets Eastern Europe, a bit of the Pigalle...



Copenhagen





Stockholm










Dressing for the Occasion with Warby Parker

Hi everyone! Last week, I was contacted by Kaki Read, the Fashion Coordinator at Warby Parker, who asked me if I wanted to collaborate with her on a post. As a fan of Warby Parker's glasses, I was happy to oblige. Without further ado...

Dressing the Part, at Home and at Work

There are just too many times in our lives when we open our closets and just want to shout. Even if you are relatively happy with the clothes that you own, nothing makes you more dissatisfied than heading out for something specific and not knowing what to wear. The clothes that we wear tell the people around us more about who we are, and if you are someone who finds yourself constantly stuck, it is time to look into what your options may be. There are a number of occasions, which seem to call for special clothes, so how can you meet those needs?

Office Meeting Madness

Business - Warby Parker



If you are attending an office meeting, it is always in your best interests to dress up a little. Even when your office is business causal, dressing things up a little can help you catch the eye of busy execs who are not always in the main office. There is nothing wrong with looking fairly severe. Start with a black skirt, black hose, black pumps and a black jacket, but then throw things for a loop by adding a button down in a very vivid color. If you have a plum blouse, consider add a plum lipstick to your makeup rotation and also a pair of eyeglasses with multi-colored frames. The point of a look like this is that is plain but still aggressively tied together.

Dinner With the Family

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After you've got the office handled, you will find that it is quite important to look into dinner with your family. Your family has a certain way that they want to see you, and it is often in your best interests to dress on the conservative side. For example, if you are invested in making sure that you have a pleasant look for your family, think about a pair of black slacks with a simple stretchy, short-sleeved top. Dress it up a little bit with ceramic or silver bracelets, and if you want to add a fun and charming look to your appearance, choose a pair of glasses with vintage-inspired frames for a bit of flash. Have some fun with the look by throwing on a lacy shrug to go over the top, or add a pair of delicate ankle boots to give the bottom some weight.

If you are interested in dressing up for your family or your co-workers, there are some fantastic choices out there. Just find the ones that suit you best and run with them!

Kaki Read- Fashion Coordinator at Warby Parker

 

Prabal Gurung for Target, or I'm Really Trying Not to Psych Myself Up

Y'all, I am SO ready for this collab launching tomorrow! But as I said in the title, I'm really trying not to get too excited, because I don't want to be all sad if I don't get the pieces I want. Anyway, I was just browsing around and saw that on the landing page for this collaboration, there's a quiz on love. It looked so cute that I had to take a screenshot and share with you.


January favorites

It's time for another installment of monthly music faves! These are the songs that I've been listening to for the past month, the major choons that I bumped in my car... let's get started.

1. "U Did That", Teairra Mari ft. 2 Chainz
2. "Charabia", Bana C4
3. "Spoons", Rudimental ft. MNEK & Syron
4. "Windeck", Cabo Snoop
5. "Addicted", Camp Mulla


6. "October Trees", Ron Pope
7. "Because I'm Crazy", AA (One of the guys in this group is named Kimchee. I can't tell you how entertained I am by that.)
8. "I Don't Care", 2 Chainz
9. "Why Don't We Fall in Love", Amerie
10. "Don't You Know", 2PM (I played this song maybe 15 times in one hour. I don't know what it is about this corny ass song that I love so much, but I'll be damned if it doesn't make me want to skip down the boardwalk eating an ice cream cone. YES!)


Do you like any of these songs too? Do you have any recommendations for me?

Pre-fall 2013: Proenza Schouler, Pringle of Scotland, Rachel Roy, Rachel Zoe, Sachin + Babi, Thakoon, Thakoon Addition, Temperley London, Zero Maria Cornejo, Tory Burch,

Hey all, not much commentary this time because I hurt my wrist :'( In happier news, NYFW is here! Whee!


Of note: Artistic, painterly prints.


Of note: Muddy pastels (add a little gray), socks and barely there strappy sandals.


Of note: Rich tones, statement heels.


Of note: 70's style, flowing fabrics.