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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 http://www.style.com

Let the Fashion Begin…Day 1 of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

9 Sep

Even though I can’t physically be there to celebrate American Fashion at its best – I can be there in spirit (thanks to this year’s live feeds and Fashion Week Daily).  Of course it is not the same as the rush one feels as the theater lights go out and the runway lights come on…but from 6,800 miles away, it is my only option.

Here are a few of my favorite looks from today by Wes Gordon – a young twenty-something whose sophisticated aesthetic elevates his talent well beyond his years.  (Probably thanks to short stints of training under Tom Ford and Oscar de la Renta).  Plus…he is a fellow Southerner!  I must give props.

I really need this jumpsuit for our Safari at the end of the month. Wes? Can you help me out?

Okay...so you probably have to be as tall and thin as this model to do the look justice - but I think it is so elegant, and the green belt is charming.

Simple with a neckline twist and a fab color...I think this everyday dress will work on a variety of body types.

Definitely a nod to Oscar...

The Young Designer. Wes Gordon.

Images courtesy of http://www.style.com.

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