Roberto Cavalli Fall 2014: Earth, Fire, Air & Water

Set on a circular runway. A man made rain pours down into a central pool of water. A ring of fire appears. While a ray of white light pops into the smokey air. Models walking on a black wooden floor. The show notes waxed on and on about the Equestrian and Flapper dresses, as foundation pieces, but when you look at the setting, you know the collection was all about the Four Elements: Earth, Fire, Air and Water. Roberto Cavalli seemed to incorporate that inspiration, all throughout the collection. As phython and leopard prints, paired with a fur Shaw give off an African Safari like feel. The hot red and orange prints of fire, so perfectly woven into a black Flapper dress. While tribal prints line a cocktail dress.

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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.

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Vacation-Inspired Just Cavalli Prints Get a Fall Twist

Beautiful Cavalli prints of paisley, in bubbly hues of Daffodil, Cobalt, Aqua, Ballet Pink, Hot Pink, and Lavender. All I can think of Etro‘s Spring 2014 collection, my favorite collection during the Spring 2014 fashion season, and begging to go on a vacation to Bora Bora. But when mixed with staples of leather, baggy pants, fringe, and animal prints; you feel as if you have the perfect wardrobe to transfer you from Summer and into Fall.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/2014PF-JUSTCAV

#ootd Plaid and Houndstooth Get Sweet

#ootd Plaid and Houndstooth Get Sweet

Today, I decided go wear one of my new favorite outfits, which I actually wore this past Saturday while ushering at my school’s play Miracle Worker, but with just a few adjustments. Like I did Saturday, I paired my black, … Continue reading

Grecian Inspired Silhouettes at Gianfranco Ferre

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Using silk leather fabrics in many different hues, the Gianfranco Ferre girl looks like a modern Grecian. In Beautiful gowns, in baggy styles, one shoulder, strapless, or with sleeves. Each belted at the waist in a signature Gianfranco Ferre metal belt. The Gianfranco Ferre girl looks like a modern Grecian, ready to take on any adventure put in her way.