Football and Fashion!

11 Sep

As I type this, I am watching the Alabama Crimson Tide roll over Penn State.  Roll Tide Roll!  I love the fact that I can enjoy a cup of coffee (okay…it’s actually a diet coke) on the couch with my husband watching college football (sling box is an amazing thing) and at the same time, check out the spring 2012 ready-to-wear runways.  Football + Fashion = Fun Sunday Morning.  I am sure that a bottle of Champagne will be popped at some point in the near future to really celebrate properly…but it is only 7AM here in Beijing.  Give it time.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the shows today:

First up, Costello Tagliapeitra.  Quite possible – two of the kindest (and unexpected characters) in the business.  These two really know how to glam up a Ms. Hannigan”esque” look.  They often use the colors that little orphan Annie’s nemesis constantly wore.  Perhaps she could have won Daddy Warbucks’ heart in one of these two dresses…

Kim Willson, Morgan Hutchinson, and Mary Kay Bowden (MMK) with Costello Tagliapeitra. Aren’t they the cutest? Love their signature look.

A few black and white looks with unique twists caught my eye at Prabal Gurung.

Sexy and delicate. A tough look to achieve.
More distressed polka dots. I love that you can see the vintage cut panty underneath.  I suppose that is the former lingerie designer in me.
I think I might even like it better as a mini without the sheer underlay at the bottom. I know –  shocking that I like super short looks, right?

Wedding gown for an edgy bride…
The Designer – Prabal Gurung

The primaries by Lyn Devon.

Red Leather – YELLOW Leather…
Betty Draper BLUE
REDish Romper Turned Gown

Christian Siriano (Project Runway Alum) quite possibly wowed me the most today.  I would seriously wear every single one of these looks.

How do I get this look before our safari in 2 weeks??  I pretty much already have the shoes…
More of that gorgeous FIRERY ORANGE. Definitely a Spring 2012RTW trend.

Absolute favorite look. Beyonce…this could be a perfectly chic baby bump concealer.
The Designer – Christian Siriano

I don’t often find looks from Rag & Bone for myself, but two looks today interested me.

Coco Chanel meets Carefree Downtown Casual. I really like the vibrant orange bra revealing itself under the sheer top.
I like the color combo.

Rag & Bone Designers: David Neville and Marcus Wainwright

From Full House to Full Frontal Fashion (okay…I am probably not the first one to say that – but it should be said again).  The Row by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen showed some utterly sophisticated looks.

I love the idea of a tuxedo jacket with a train. I think I would like this look even more with the orange bra from Rag & Bone.
Very elegant neckline. I think the look becomes much more wearable without the sheer pants underneath.
Tight tummy needed…but I love this look as a replacement to the little black dress for a cocktail party.

Images courtesy of Patrick McMullan and

2 Responses to “Football and Fashion!”

  1. J September 11, 2011 at 4:54 am #

    I am absolutely loving your recaps of fashion week!

  2. thebeatnikbride September 12, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    I’m eating this up! Love your fashion week highlights

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