Tag Archives: J.Mendel Fall 2012

Taylor Swift – 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards

Taylor Swift had an eventful couple of days at the end of last week, so after gracing the Orange Carpet at the  2012 Kids’ Choice Awards, the singer departed for Las Vegas, Nevada, where she stepped out on the Red Carpet for the 2012 Academy Of Country Music Awards.


For this occasion, Taylor left behind every element of her famous signature style and reinvented herself by wearing a sophisticated J.Mendel Fall 2012 gown.

The white sleeveless floor-length cutout gown with gold inserts, was teamed with the beautiful Christian Louboutin Summerissima platform sandals.

TS LookLorraine Schwartz jewels, wavy locks, smokey eyes and nude lips complemented Taylor’s chic appearance.

She was most definitely one of the best dressed stars at the event.

J.Mendel Fall 2012

Nina Dobrev – 20th Annual Elton John Academy Awards Viewing Party

If the other week, I got the chance to see a first look from the recently presented J.Mendel Fall 2012 collection, courtesy of Rooney Mara, this week, Nina Dobrev rocked a second look from the collection, for the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

She looked delightful, as she attended the party alongside co-star and boyfriend, Ian Somerhalder. They make for a … hot couple.


Her black cut out gown, featuring a V-neck, geometrically structured bodice and a full length pleated skirt, looked darling and romantic on the young actress, despite the dark color.

A silver sparkly Jimmy Choo clutch, Brian Atwood heels and Chopard White Gold Diamond Flower earrings, complemented the flawless look.


A single textured fishtail braid and smokey eyes, seemed like the perfect fit for the flowy dress.

J.Mendel Fall 2012

Rooney Mara – 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Just about yesterday I was wondering, who is going to be the lucky lady, to first wear a piece of J.Mendel’s fabulous Fall 2012 collection. Today, I got the answer, under the form of a very interesting appearance, made by actress Rooney Mara, at the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. With her love for minimal and dark shades in mind, The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo actress, opted for a purple J.Mendel Fall 2012 mini dress.


The eggplant dress, with a deep plunging neckline, was simply styled with a pair of nude platform sandals and a complementary plum lip shade.

A classic Rooney sleek bun, finished up the modern look. For as much as I appreciate simplicity and minimal styling, I feel that there’s still something missing here.

I loved the look on the runway model, a little bit more, due to the pairing of the dress with black tights and ankle boots.


New York Fashion Week – J.Mendel Fall 2012

With London Fashion Week already happening for a few days now, I’m moving way slower than I should at this point, as it seems that a fast forward button has been pushed somewhere in the Universe. So if you’ll excuse me for being fashionable late, there are still some collections from New York Fashion Week that I’d like to briefly talk about, mainly because I liked them …way too much.

This is the case of designer Giles Mendel, who presented maybe the most beautiful and luxurious collection for his J.Mendel line, during New York Fashion Week, and a collection of this sort, could not have passed unmentioned on the blog. Talk about Uptown Chic during Fall and Winter !

It took me just a few seconds, enough to take a good glance at the first look that stepped on the runway, to know that by the end of it, I’ll be really amazed, or better yet, mesmerized. And so it was. The opening of the show, with head to toe buttery white numbers, might have been one of the things I loved most about the collection, as they caught my eye instantly and made me wish for more; the entire collection could be easily worn by any of my favorite celebrities, as it is elegant, fresh, light and truly flattering, so I am excited to see who’s going to wear what, when and especially how; every single piece of the collection stood out on its own, as the looks were styled in a classy and chic way; there was nothing simple about the sculptural tailoring and architectural cut outs, that added a little bit of edge, to the utterly feminine collection. And then, there were the gowns …


Sexy cut outs, architectural tailoring, plenty of fur, sheer pleats, touches of gold, sheer insets and leather gloves, are all in line for the most fashionable trends of Fall 2012.

My favorite looks of the collection were about 90% of what I saw, but to try and be more specific, the three looks above serve as a prefect example : the head to toe super cool white look, the black gown with sheer insets and pleats, and the short white and beige cocktail dress, styled with gold accents. To all that, I should add the furry leather jacket in maroon, paired with a flirty short skirt, an oversized bag and gold pumps:


The almost light color pallet of the collection consisted in white, black, maroon, beige, saffron and gold, as for the accessories, oversized bags with fur detailing, white, black and gold pumps, ankle boots, leather gloves and wide belts, complemented the gracious looks. Models were styled with natural make-up and super soft curls.