Balmain Fall 2014

Whether it was the military inspired staples, going Global feel, or the Balmain that caught people’s eye. For me, it was all of the above. As a baggy olive pocketed leather jacket gets paired with a zebra and knitted pencil skirt. Fringe gives a Classic leather pencil skirt, an eccentric feel. While the peplum remains the keen staple, in a tribal way. Creative Director, Oliver Rousteing, is definately the genius when it comes to mixing staples, with Balmain’s signature edge.

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Preppy and Feminine Accents Get Punk at Vera Wang

As a Lover for Preppy and Feminine styles, I was super psyched to see Vera Wang give my favorite staples an edge. A trend that has been seen on the runways ever since the Spring 2014 shows back in September, has most definately become the memo here at Wang. As floral prints get dyed black. Argyle and Plaid edge up, with leather. And ruffles, chiffon, and lace go gothic.

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A Weekend Runway Rundown, (Well Sort Of)

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Designer, Peter Som, kicked off Friday, with none other than a vibrant collection of: Mixing Prints of all kinds, Elegant silhouettes, and of course feathers.

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Jason Wu is most definitely a fashion genius!!!! Having designed Michelle Obama’s inaugural Ball Gown, both in 2009 and in 2013, the designer presents a collection showing none other than Rich Hues and Silhouettes for none other Pure Luxury. And who better to open than Victoria’s Secret Angel, Adriana Lima?

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Yeehaw!!!!!! The Cushnie et Ochs Gal hits the countryside in the most Luxurious fashion. Or as my mom’s boyfriend would say, Texas Style!!!!!

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I have always seemed to be fond of Rag & Bone’s Fall collections, and Friday’s collection was most definitely no exception. This Fall, Rag & Bone girl takes a hike in style. With her olive checkered print trench, red boots, feathered handbag, and striped blazer; she’s also just as ready to hit the streets of Manhattan.

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A mix of more than a 1,000 textures of fabric, prints of many kinds being combined, and a pop of my favorite hue, (especially in honor of Valentine’s Day), Red. A flawless Helmut Lang collection is born.

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Very vibrant tribal prints, plaids, and swirls dared to leave us all a lasting impression, Friday, at Suno.

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Reminding me of Friday’s Helmut Lang collection, Prabal Gurung also seems to mix many different textures and prints together, seen at his show, Saturday afternoon. The only difference: Gurung incorporates tribal prints, Luxurious fabrics (thinking on the line of silk and feathers), more Dramatic and Vibrant hues, (aka some of my favorites, Navy and Tangerine), and bangled pumps, which are all that wearable on the beaches of Thailand as they would be for an evening cocktail on a Winter’s night in New York City.

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Jill Stuart gives her signature feminine staples, a more Punk feel. When the Classic LBD and panty hose get bedazzled, a Furred red trench layers a sleeveless leather LBD, and a brown striped fur jacket and a Grapefruit knit sweater get edgy with baggy leather pants and wedges. Making me thank Stuart for the perfect inspiration to give my feminine wardrobe a little bit of a dramatic edge.

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Fringe? Check! Feathers and Fur? Check! A Sexy bodice? Check! Knee high boots and wedges? Check! Sexy Sparkles and cutouts on Evening Gowns? Check! Rounding up for another Spectacular Herve Leger show? Of Course!!!!

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Lacoste Creative Director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, puts Preppy styles of plaid, argyle, moccasins, and Tweed to the test; mixing them with baggy silhouettes, rich and bold hues, and the signature Sporty elements of the Lacoste House.

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Joseph Altuzarra has yet to discover me fantasizing about wearing pretty much every single piece from his collection. From the Equestrian Boots, to those colorblocked fur coats, the Vibrantly hued fringe cocktail dresses, to those Elegantly colorblocked trench coats; I’m left Speechless.

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The most notable Project Runway alum, Christian Siriano, gives 1940s silhouettes a more modern twist; with futuristic inspired prints, rich hues, and a wonderful mix of textures.

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With the mixture of colors and textures, pockets in tweed, cutouts in a Trench, and a Merry-Go-Round of Supermodels, ranging from Caroline Trentini to Karlie Kloss; Alexander Wang has left us with none other than the memo of: Fashion is Ready for the Future!!!

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After big changes at Kate Spade New York, (see Style.com for the full story), comes a collection filled with Bright, fun hues of Kelly Green, Cobalt, Navy, & Red, an array of fun clutches, and some of my favorite prints of leopard, flowers, and of course: Plaid. Which if you are just as obsessed as I am with Kate Spade, the collection will last you way into those Sunny Spring days of May.

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At Delpozo an array of Plaid and Pastel gowns begin to fill the runway, resulting in a finale filled with Glamorous shimmer and sheen.

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Yigel Azrouël gives my Plaid, Geometrics, and an Elegant Black Evening Gown this Chic City Grunge.

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Public School NYC left me pretty obsessed with their Preppy tweeds, and rich hues, giving them that perfect New York City edge, and the beanies make me think Cara Delevingne.

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Victoria Beckham gives your favorite basic, neutral hues a Chic twist; in the style of a Trench, in futuristic prints, and with my favorite: ruffles.

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Jeremy Scott Presents his First Collection at Moschino

As Rosella Jardini leaves the regins at Moschino, Jeremy Scott takes over. Presenting his first collection, Pre-Fall 2014, at the house, still keeping the elements signature to the house of Moschino, but adding his own twist. I can’t help but obsess over the trench coat with a black lace dress embroidered on the front. While the quilted leather jacket chained handbag will definately give any look of mine a Chic, punk twist. The ladylike floral frocks left me ready for a nice, Spring day. My favorite: “I couldn’t decide what to wear so I put on this designer t-shirt.”

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Feminine Staples Get a Bite at Prabal Gurung

“Femininty with a bite,” is how Prabal Gurung describes what the Prabal Gurung girl wants. Approaching 5 years at his own line. As feminine staples such as: The Trenchcoat, A Tailored Suit, Chiffon Dress, A Classic Black Pump, Ruffles, and The LBD; get an edge for Pre-Fall 2014. When the chiffon dress is seen in a Grey geometric pattern. A tailored black blazer gets paired with a white ruffled top, and leather trousers. The Trenchcoat is paired with a leather dress. Ruffles and embellishments give pieces a little extra something. And a black pump with a white tip is paired with black leather knee-highs, for every look seen. The collection, really showing what Prabal Gurung has done over the past 5 years, when femininity gets a bite.

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