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January 17, 2012

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As someone who dresses a little more simply on a day-to-day basis, details are really important to me. For example, I love it when pants are lined with a bright color or when a collar is decorated with studs. The Spring 2012 runways were full of details but the gold adornments were the ones that caught and nestled in my eye. I mean, who doesn’t love a little gold bling in their everyday wear?

To put my art history major to good use, let me just say that Balmain’s collection was like Art Deco meets Byzantium with its angular lines decked out in gold. And then there’s Valentino with those perfect gold studs that seem to be the brand’s new defining factor. Jill Stuart may have been an Easter egg in fabric and colors but the nails were bedazzled in gold dots that I’m officially dubbing my next DIY. Dries Van Noten dabbled in the metallic hue with hints of copper on their shoes and Gucci had an Art Deco 1920s collection that I’d give my first child for. But if I had to choose a single gold embellishment for my Spring 2012 wardrobe, I’d have to go with Yves Saint Laurent’s gold-plated pepto bismol pink loafers that I hope to buy the second they hit stores.

Balmain

Valentino

Jill Stuart

Dries Van Noten

Gucci

Yves Saint Laurent

Looking Ahead

January 2, 2012
tags: 3.1, , altuzarra, balenciaga, barbara bui, bcbg max azria, Burberry Prorsum, camilla and marc, , Christopher Bailey, , cotton candy, , , , , giles, j. mendel, Jason Wu, , karl lagerfeld, , , , metallic, , olivier theyskens, , pastels, phillip lim, pinks, prabal gurung, , , , , , , , , theyskens theory, , tribal, ,
by Sonia

{ From left to right: Mary Katrantzou, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Altuzarra, Camilla and Marc }

To me, the new year is about looking ahead; thinking about how you want the year to turn out, things you hope to accomplish, and of course the clothes you’re going to wear. Since fashion is always a season ahead, I’ve been sitting on my favorite trends and looks for spring since last September. Suffice it to say, my buns are sore and it’s time I stood up and shared them!

Take the floral prints above.  At first all I could think was “flowers? for spring? groundbreaking.” (we all know that Devil Wears Prada quote) but then as I reexamined I realized that these aren’t your average peonies and roses, these are some crazy city chic flowers that are as vibrant as a tropical school of fish!

And while we’re on the vibrant note, let’s discuss the jazzy tinfoil treats below. I’m a big fan of metallics - on my feet, on my body, on my silverware - and I am loooovin the colorful metallic tones from last season’s runway. The holographic iridescent leather trousers from Theyskens’ Theory (second from the right) had me totally transfixed on the runway and ditto goes for the Prabal Gurung dress on the far left. Both have that sleek feminine look while still being entirely unusual and daring.

(Keep reading! More trends and descriptions below!)

{ Prabal Gurung, Suno, Balenciaga, Theyskens Theory, Giles }

Now, I’ve never been one for pastels; they wash me out and have always felt a bit too Easter eggy for me. But oh, these cotton candy hues had me droooooling and it’s not just because I love me some cotton candy. The colors seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jill Stuart, Versace, etc. had a crisper feel that made them sophisticated instead of baby-chick-in-a-basket-cheesy. Though I’ll have to see how they look on my skin tone, I’m looking forward to trying out some mint green and strawberry sorbet hues come springtime.

{ Prada, J. Mendel, Jill Stuart, Versace, 3.1 Phillip Lim }

 Give me a tribal print any day of the week and I am as happy as a beaver in a dam. Alexander Wang (far left) went the sportier route while BCBG (far right) took me on an island cruise with resort ready dresses and kaftans. And you gotta love Christopher Bailey for putting all those embellishments and rich tones on the staple Burberry trench coats! As much as I love the signature trench, it’s refreshing to see the switch up, especially with crazy collar and lining ornamentation.

{ Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Burberry Prorsum, Barbara Bui, BCBG Max Azria }

Last, but certainly not least, we have the heavily structured and detailed candy colored dresses that dominated (and I mean dominated) the runways at Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Again, normally something I would shy away from, but hot diggity dog if Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty were getting dressed today this is most certainly what they’d be wearing. Between Marc Jacobs’ broderie anglaise at Louis Vuitton (far left) to the lacey details at Oscar de la Renta (center) to the razor cut outs at Valentino (far right), I’m going to have to give my spring evening attire a complete and utter makeover!

{ Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Valentino }

Can we just go ahead and skip winter?

A Year in Review

December 30, 2011
by Sonia

My 2011 felt a bit like a giant puzzle - all these little pieces that come together to make something spectacular. As much as I’d like to pinpoint my #1 highlight of the year, I think it’s the combination of everything that has made it one of my best yet.

I normally approach a new year without so much of a resolution to “go to the gym more” or “have more fun” but this year I’m actually stepping into 2012 with a list of resolutions and a positive outlook. Am I becoming less cynical!? Perhaps. Or perhaps this is what they call being “grown-up.” Either way, I can’t wait to participate in all the exciting adventures that await me in 2012.

3..2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR!


ending on a sweet note…i do really love you SO much!

Birthday Dress

October 10, 2011
tags: best nyc bloggers, , birthday, , , , , fashion bloggers, giveaways, , , ,
by Sonia

This past weekend was perfect. I celebrated my birthday with my Mom and my closest friends, I ate more pizza than you can possibly imagine, and I found the perfect party dress for my birthday party.

After browsing around Opening Ceremony and Barneys, my Mom and I stumbled into Jill Stuart (whose collection I pretty much cried over last season) and boing! there was this dress. I tried on a few others but something about the colors in this one had me sold. I love the 1920s vibe combined with the gold accents and accordion skirt - you better believe I was fanning it out all night. Since my birthday party was a bit more low key, I dressed my party frock down with some chunky boots and a leather jacket (when it got cold) but boy oh boy I can’t wait to really jazz this dress up!

{ Jill Stuart dress, Dolce Vita boots, YSL ‘Muse’ Bag }

And now to announce the winner of the Eden bracelet. But first let me just say, WOW I loved all your comments and I should make you guys tell me what your favorite animals are more often, that was so entertaining! Thank you!

Without furtherado the winner of the bracelet is #25, Gwen Bircham! Email me with your address information and that bracelet will be on its way to you in no time!

.:. r u n w a y .:. a r r a n g e m e n t s .:.

September 22, 2011
tags: best nyc florists, fashion florists, fashion flower arrangements, , floral designs, , Jason Wu, jessica stage, , nyc floral designs, nyc florists, , , , , , the remedy blog
by Sonia

{ Jason Wu }

Even though New York Fashion Week is long over (I think I’ve finally caught up on sleep), I still can’t get some of the collections out of my head. The breathtaking colors at Jason Wu, the surf inspired pieces at Rag & Bone, Theysken’s Theory holographic printed leather pants; to quote Rachel Zoe, “I die.”

One of the biggest trends on the runway this season was big, graphic, floral prints (I mean, have you seen Christopher Kane’s latest masterpiece collection!? Again, I die). I’m not usually one for flowers on clothing, but there’s something about the looks this season that have me craving flowers in all shapes and forms.

My good friend Jessica Stage* recently graduated from the New York Botanical Garden Floral Design program (see her amazing blog here!) and seriously blows me away with each and every one of her incredible arrangements. While reminiscing on Fashion Week, I sent Jess five of my favorite runway looks for her to base some of her artful bouquets off of. As a result I’ve realized that I’d be equally as happy with any of these arrangements sitting on my coffee table as I would with the below Jill Stuart dress hanging in my closet, or at least until the flowers die and then we can talk about the dress…

{ Jill Stuart }

{Rag & Bone }

{ J.Crew }

{ Proenza Schouler }

*Jessica Stage is a New York City based florist specializing in weekly accounts, special occasion deliveries, events and weddings. For booking inquiries please email her here!