NYFW F/W '13: Kate Spade, Karen Walker, Kelly Wearstler, Lacoste, L.A.M.B., Mara Hoffman, Narciso Rodriguez

Of note: Neons, whimsical humor (taxi signs, doughnuts), polka dots and other bold prints.

I'm not quite sure why I liked this collection. To be honest, it's a little on the frumpy side in my eyes, but somehow... appealingly so? I'm feeling the slightly loose clothing and droopy socks.

Of note: New York sprezzatura, large-scale plaid.

With each passing season, I become more of a fan of Kelly Wearstler. I'm glad that her amazing interior design talent is showing in her clothing as well. On a side note, doesn't this model look like Eva Green?

Of note: Dalmatian print, a splash of neon, shades of gray (the G rated kind).

Really loving the puffy football-esque shoulders here that are reminiscent of Balenciaga and Alexander Wang. Not sure how these would look on anybody without a model's physique, though...Hmm.

Plaid, camouflage and patent leather? I'm sold.

Of note: Camouflage in unexpected colorways, Doc Martens and similar shoes, Teddy Boy influence (plaid, winklepickers)

NYFW Fall '13: Diesel Black Gold, Gryphon, ICB, Juicy Couture, J.Crew, Jen Kao, Jonathan Simkhai, Jason Wu

All black errythang at Diesel Black Gold... well, hey. I'm not the biggest fan of monochrome, but I appreciate that there's quite a bit of visual interest here, with the matte/shiny fabrics and lots and lots of studding.

Of note: Studs... lots of them, coated/waxed fabrics, a futuristic feel.

There's a bit of "streetwear" flavor here at Gryphon, and I must say I like it. Look at those baggy leather pants (middle photo)! Add in camouflage and a stadium jacket and I'm in heaven.

Of note: Simple layers, bold prints (especially camo in an unexpected color), looser pants.

I am loving all these prints from J.Crew (but let's be honest, I won't be buying any of it because, holy crap, their clothes are expensive!!), especially those in the last two outfits, which remind me of Persian rugs.

Of note: World traveler flair, pointy-toed heels, casual/dressy mix (sweatpants + blazer, dress + baseball cap, etc.).

I was totally tickled by the print at Jonathan Simkhai -- to me, it looks like a mix between the usual Nordic sweater print and QR codes.

NYFW Fall '13: Badgley Mischka, Calla, Behnaz Sarafpour, Carlos Miele, Creatures of the Wind, Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony, Charlotte Ronson

Continuing with New York Fashion Week, we have Badgley Mischka bringing some Old Hollywood to the scene. Definitely not "everyday" wear, but there are some nice formal options here.

Of note: Crisp, feminine tailoring, fishnet stockings, flowing gowns, and luxe fabrics.

Oh, sunny Calla! I'm always happy to see bright palettes for fall, so I'm pleased. I especially like the yellow dress (which is saying a lot, because yellow is probably my least favorite color, other than brown) that has vents revealing a sunny orange fabric.

Of note: Punchy florals, full skirts, narrow pants, knee-high socks, and white heels.

February Music Faves!

It's been a short month, but there was no lack of great music! Check out my faves below, and let me know what you've been listening to!

1. "Kiss B", Kim Jaejoong ft. Flowsik of Aziatix (y'know, the guys who got signed by YMCMB!)
2. "Treat Me Like a Pirate", Turquoise Jeep
3. "No Gold Anything", Belizean James
4. "The Solver", Shinhwa
5. "Frost Without You", Kevin Hart

6. "Right Here", Justin Bieber
7. "Heart Attack", Demi Lovato
8. "Sweety", C-Luv ft. Verbal Jint
9. "Incondicional", Prince Royce
10. "Retro City", Adventure Club