The Elegant 1940s Lady is Ready for the Future in Fashion at Carolina Herrera

In shows, Carolina Herrera kicked off today with a new theme in mind: That Elegant 1940s Lady meets the futuristic Lady. Making the two collide for a vibrant, yet Ladylike collection. Fur came in all hues, from black to a bright tangerine. Triangular shaped cutouts wrap around the neckline of a Classic 1940s style shift. Brightly hued Geometric prints give a floor length gown a futuristic zest. While tribal inspired earrings finish off pretty much every look. Now if the Elegant 1940s Lady is ready to face the future in fashion, then I don’t know who is.

Images from Style.com

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Looking Out the Windows

Butterfly embroidered gowns at Valentino. Insect wings outlining the gowns at Honor. Carolina Herrera taps her Pre-Fall collection, “Bee Happy.” Elephants and dragons are drawn on to the pieces at Roberto Cavalli. A feather coat adds that Wow factor at Chanel’s Pre-Fall show in Dallas. And Jean Paul Gaultier has only these words to describe his latest Haute Couture collection, “Life is a Butterfly!”
Ever since the Pre-Fall season began, designers have been looking out their windows for inspiration on their latest collections. Throughout the Pre-Fall collections, many designers demonstrated the importance of outerwear, with fur and feathered separates. While Reed Krakoff’s collection sure did seem to show off some of my favorite animal prints. Some designers seemed to opt more for flowers and insects, especially during last week’s Haute Couture Fashion Week. Carolina Herrera takes inspiration from the bumble bee, while at Valentino comes a segment filled with Butterfly embroidered gowns, in both the brand’s Haute Couture and Pre-Fall collection. While flowers get their share at Zuhair Murad, Giambattista Valli, and Elie Saab’s Haute Couture collections; and Matthew Williamson’s Pre-Fall collection. I guess doing something as simple as looking out the windows can produce a really fascinating collection.

Images from Style.com and NowFashion.com

Best Dressed at Last Night’s 71st Annual Golden Globes

From the bedazzled Prabal Gurung that Zoe Saldana sported. To Leonardio DiCaprio winning Best Actor. And Jennifer Lawerence photobombing a photo of Taylor Swift being interviewed, Last night marked the beginning of Awards season for the new year of 2014! … Continue reading

A Playful Spirit at Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2014

Instead of having private appointments, Carolina Herrera decided to switch things up by presenting for Pre-Fall 2014 collection Cocktail Party style. The theme definately made perfect sense, as the collection showed off this Playful Spirit that’ll be sure to brighten up any festivity. A honeycomb patterned skirt gets paired with an olive sweater with black feathers on the bottom. Flowers get plastered onto your favorite evening gowns. White and Ruffles make a splash when paired with tweed. And white bumble bees get printed onto a tangerine skirt suit. Perfectly playing in with the collection’s catchphrase: “Bee Happy.”

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/2014PF-CHERRERA/#1

Looks of the Week Wednesday, Straight from New York Fashion Week

At New York Fashion Week, models spend their days going from show to casting, to show, and then to fittings at night, they’re up pretty much 24/7. And while on the streets, the models get their photos taken pretty much every second. Here’s my favorite Streetstyle over the past few days at New York Fashion Week:

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Mirte Maas

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Manon Leloup after 3.1 Phillip Lim

 

 

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Liu Wen after Donna Karan

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Kate King

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Jac Jagaciak

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Nadja Bender after Carolina Herrera

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Joan Smalls after Tommy Hilfiger

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Andie Arthur after 3.1 Phillip Lim

If you are interested in being part of Look of the Week Wednesday, or have a photo of a look from a collection, their Streetstyle or an event. You can send them to my email address, buttersthompsonrocks@gmail.com. With the subject Look of the Week. For your chance to be featured as the Look of the Week!

And come back tomorrow for Throwback Thursday!