January 27, 2012

Fashion Trends - Spring 2012

With Spring around the corner (ok, maybe a long corner depending on where you live), it's time to get wardrobe ready! Bright Yellow, Pastel Hues, Shorts, Tribal, Sport, and Tailored Menswear with Soft Silhouettes were some of the major trends that played out on the runways last September.

Below are my favorite looks from some of my favorite designers:

From top, left to right: Balenciaga, Balmain, Burberry(2), Chloe(2), Derek Lam, Jason Wu, Matthew Williamson, Oscar de la Renta, Preen(2), Rag and Bone (4), Rebecca Minkoff, Richard Chai Love, Roland Mouret, Stella McCartney(2), T by Alexander Wang, Theyskens' Theory, Tibi
Photos via Style.com


January 22, 2012

My White Balenciaga City Bag...



One of my New Year's resolutions is to organize and clean out my closet.  A task that has been on my resolution list for the past three years, but never seems to get completed.  Last week I began the arduous process of deciding what to keep and what to release.  Really, I think I need to get rid of at least half of what I have, but that's another blog...  My project didn't last more than 10 minutes before I got sidetracked and decided to give a hello to my white Balenciaga bag, protected in its original duster bag within the Barneys box from where it was purchased.  I got the bag several years ago and loved it from the moment I saw it.  In fact, it was love at first sight.  I only used it a couple of times right after I got it, because anything and everything(especially my dark denim jeans!) dyed with color that came in contact with the bag left a stain.  

Well, I packed that bag up and sent it to my closet only to be taken out again for "occasional, special" use.  Unfortunately, I kind of forgot about it until last week.  I opened the box, removed it from its protective cloth bag to find that my beautiful, winter white Balenciaga is now a soft, pale yellow!!!!  I guess in hindsight it seems pretty obvious that the leather could or would discolor, but still!  Ughhh!  The upside is that the color is at least uniform and now I'm using the bag whenever I want without a care in the world...


January 19, 2012

Bright Color, Bold Statement - Proenza Schouler PS1 bag

With the "pops of color" trend of F/W 2011 continuing into Spring 2012, bright(neon) accessories are a must!  I am absolutely loving the Proenza Schouler PS1 bag in Orchid Pink.  As a stereotypical New Yorker who wears mostly neutrals(lots of black), bright accessories are a fun and easy way to add excitement to any outfit.

Proenza Schouler PS1 bag, Photo via Fashionsquad.com


The PS1 bag in some of my other favorite colors for the season:


January 9, 2012

Balmain


If my last post wasn't a hint, I love Balmain...  The collection for Spring 2012 represents a woman that is strong, sexy and sophisticated with an underlying feminine softness.  There was lots of beautiful and dramatic embroidery as well as pastel hues to lighten the look.  Below are my favorite looks from the collection:










Photos via Style.com

January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!



Balmain Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Look from Balmain, Spring 2012.  Photo via Style.com

This is how I want to walk into the new year...  Bring it on, 2012!

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