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Tropicana

January 12, 2012

After posting about the bold floral and tropical trends to expect this spring, I’ve found myself sifting through the web racks for relevant pieces to update my wardrobe. I’ve never been the “tropical vacation” type of girl (I get antsy after sitting on the beach for too long. So sue me!) but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good rainforest hibiscus print! Though Stella McCartney had my back (doesn’t she always?) with her Resort 2011 citrus prints, she’s come back again with more bright tropicali prints for her Resort 2012 collection (which also boasts some serious deck chair wonders) along with other designers and brands (Asos, Topshop, Tory Burch, Hawaiian gift shops).

I just purchased this floral suit from Asos and am getting tingling sensations of joy just from looking at this Mary Katrantzou dress.   And since you all know me as being the shop-a-holic type that stops at nothing, I’m obviously going to share all the other floral explosion pieces I’m currently coveting.

 

 

  1. Topshop Hawaiian Floral Bomber - $96
  2. SUNO Beaded Beach Mini Dress - $660
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Horizon Teal Floral Silk Pants - $430
  4. Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Floral High Heel Story - $528
  5. Tory Burch Dalton Printed Blouse - $325
  6. Asos Fabric Envelope Clutch - $81.81
  7. Citizens of Humanity Mandy Printed Jeans - $190
  8. Topshop Floral Lace Pleat Skirt - $76
  9. Zimmermann Idyllic Taped Shirt - $560
//first photo via

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?

1969

March 24, 2011

This week has been beyond hectic, but I am pleased to say that my blog and I are back in full swing with a brand spankin’ new computer! Let’s cross our fingers that this one doesn’t crash too.

I used to live in flared/bell-bottom jeans from about the age of 11-18, give or take a few, but after falling in love with skinny jeans I stupidly gave all my flared jeans away only to find that a few years later I’d be lusting after them once again. Thankfully, J Brand sent over these amazing bell-bottom jeans that fit perfectly and are so flared that they make up for all the ones I kissed goodbye a few years ago. I love that wearing bell-bottom jeans automatically calls for a 60s/70s hippie inspired outfit, just my cup of tea. So, with icons like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin as my inspiration I paired my swingin’ sixties jeans with a colorful, drapey Suno sweater and a vintage bag that I bought at a flea market in Berkeley years ago.

{ Suno sweater, Banana Republic shirt, gifted J Brand ‘Babe‘ Jeans, vintage bag & necklace, Steve Madden booties }

In Living Color

February 21, 2011
by Sonia

A little while ago I posted a photo in a shopping post (see here) where I promised that my next outfit would be inspired by it.  Well, here it is my friends, a colorful mix of clothing I put together inspired by an image I happened to stumble upon on tumblr.

This is definitely a change for me as I’m not one to wear a whole slew of colors at the same time, but I found that it brightened my whole mood for the day. Amazing what a little color will do. I wore this outfit to brunch with my friend Gillian and her boyfriend who were in town visiting and this dress was roomy enough to not only accommodate the fact that I ate half of Gillian’s meal but also the complimentary creme brulee and profiteroles the host brought out as a special treat. I’m not used to eating such rich sweets at such an early hour but boy was it delicious!

SUNO jacket, Modcloth dress, Anthropologie bag, Hue tights, thrifted boots and necklace, MAC lipstick in ‘Morange’ •

Finn!

Fashion Week Diary | Part One

February 14, 2011
tags: blogger fashion week coverage, costello tagliapietra, Cynthia Rowley, Doo.Ri, elise overland, erin beatty, erin fetherston, fall/winter 2011, ifb conference, jenni kayne, kaelen, libertine, lincoln center, Max Osterweis, MILK studios, , nicole miller, , , , wayne
by Sonia

These past few days of New York Fashion Week have been an absolute whirlwind of fun, exhaustion, beautiful clothing and serious hunger. My week kicked off with the IFB Conference which was both informative and inspiring, and I had a great time meeting fellow bloggers and hearing the panel discussions. I could have easily stayed at the conference all day, but duty called and I was off to my first show of the season, Jenni Kayne (pictured above). I loved the punches of pink and chunky sweaters that will forever be on my must-have list. My next show of the day was Wayne who delivered some of the most incredible leather jackets and pants I’ve seen in awhile…move over Rick Owens, Wayne Lee is in da house! To finish off the day I went to the Retna Art Opening hosted by Vlad Roitfeld and Andy Valmorbida. The art was actually pretty boring for my taste but the wine was delicious and there were so many major fashion insiders there I could hardly keep up.

I got a late start to the next day with Costello Tagliapietra at 3PM. I immediately went backstage to do some interviews and was beyond excited when I got the chance to sit down and chat with one of my favorite models, Ranya Mordanova. Not many people can pull of a jet black bob on such porcelain white skin but she does it flawlessly. After that I was off to Doo.Ri, a collection I look forward to every season. In a few short words, the collection was snug as a bug in a rug with deliciously chunky scarves, sweaters, and big furry coats that made me realize it’s time I invest in one. I was supposed to go to Nicole Miller after Doo.Ri but needed to get some serious writing done, so I opted for a quick bite at my favorite Fashion Week snack spot Le Pain Quotidien before heading up to Lincoln Center for the Cynthia Rowley show.

If we’re going to talk color, can I just say that Cynthia Rowley had my ideal color palette to a ‘T’.  Mustard yellows, burnt reds, midnight blues, emerald greens, needless to say I was in murky rainbow heaven! I love how she mixed prints and used volume to add elegance and sophistication to certain pieces. This is definitely a collection I can see myself wearing. A perfect wrap to day two of Fashion Week.

Day three kicked off bright and early with Libertine which I was so excited for I could hardly keep my heels on as I sprinted to get a taxi…I have a bad habit of running late in the mornings even though I wake up with plenty of time to spare. Anyways, to put how I feel about the collection bluntly, I NEED ALL OF IT. The colors, the silhouettes, the shoes!, everything was just the kind of colorful jolt this Fashion Week needed. I know I’ve been saying that I need to add brighter clothing to my wardrobe for awhile now, but viewing this collection really sealed the deal. Get me some magent and purple clothing STAT! Next on the list was Kaelen which I was feeling pretty “meh” about until I walked in and saw a straight up mechanical bull and fully stocked rye whiskey bar. Suffice it to say I was in heaven. I also happened to be a fan of the collection which I like to describe as rustic country glamor. The square peacoats and olive green blouses were my particular favorites. Go figure.

Saturday finished off with three major shows back-t0-back. First up was Elise Øverland which was set to show on the Standard Hotel ice rink. I was a bit skeptical about this at first until I went backstage and was relieved to see that there were both professional ice skaters as well as models dressed in Øverland’s designs. The collection reminded me of a downtown, edgier Lanvin with its architectural drapery in sorbet worthy colors. The ice show was a little awkward but you can’t beat a performance by Johnny Weir complemented by a scrumptious hot toddy so I wasn’t complaining. I had to leave mid-way through the show though to see the wonderful designs of Erin Fetherston and my favorite brand in the whole wide world SUNO!

I first checked out the Erin Fetherston presentation which seemed to want to continue my buzz from the Øverland show by serving mini rose champagne bottles with straws in them. I unfortunately couldn’t get a good glimpse of the collection because it was so crowded with photographers but I loved the Grecian style braids and soft color palette. After slurping down my champagne I walked down the hall to SUNO where I’m pretty sure I passed out because I was so head-over-heels in love with all the prints. I don’t know how they do it ever season, but Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis never cease to deliver a collection where I walk out wanting every single piece.

And that my sweets is a wrap to my first three days of fashion week. Tired yet? There’s more to come!