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New York Fashion Week – Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2012

This would have to be the fifth Zero + Maria Cornejo collection, so even if it took me a little while to find out about the talented Chilean designer, it was nevertheless exciting exploring her fashion aesthetic. For Fall 2012, Maria Cornejo delivered a new cocoon-type silhouette, together with utterly sophisticated prints and bolder pops of color.

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Aside the easiness of the autumn looks, what I loved most about the collection were the relaxed, but well fitted silhouettes; the amazing color combo, between a bold citrus yellow, and a soft buttery grey; the leather accents; the highwaisted skirts; the oversized coats and the digitized prints.

Leather and fur accents, the playing with proportions, prints and structured tailoring, make absolute trends to follow during Fall and Winter this year.

My favorite looks of the collection were the lemony yellow oversized coat, paired with the buttery grey slim leather pants (second look above), together with the minimal black leather top, mixed with a structured black and white stripe print skirt, seen below:

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Sticking to the more familiar neutral tones, Maria Cornejo did step out of her comfort zone however, by adding pops of bright citrus yellow, cobalt, green and purple, to the collection’s color scheme, this season.

Models walked the runway sporting straight hair and neutral make-up with rosy cheeks, and amongst the accessories, ankle boots, knee-length boots, minimal silver jewelry and fur snoods, stood out the most, throughout the presentation.

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Essentials : Episode 01 – White Tank

You guys must already have some pieces in your wardrobe that you use as a base for creating different looks. The “Essential” series of posts I’m starting today will focus mainly on this kind of items and will try to serve as a source of inspiration. All that of course, if , some of my ideas will manage to inspire you in creating versatility in your everyday outfits. I decided to start with the so much used & always present : Mr. White Tank .

The following three looks I will post having a white tank as a base are composed by randomly selected “designery” items that I liked. All of them are from NET-A-PORTER, but I bet every single piece can be replaced with something that we can really find in our closets.

The first look is the cozy & comfortable one, with a bit of an edgy touch, perfect for running errands, talking a walk, you get the point :).

01.White-Top---Cozy

I used : Alexander Wang – Wool Sweater ; DKNY – Pocketed Leather Tote ; Splendid – Cotton White Tank ; Elizabeth and JamesWilda Suede Ankle Boots ; IsharyaGold Plated Glass Ring ; Alexander McQueen – Leopard and Skull-Print Silk-Chiffon Scarf ; Joseph – Leather Leggings .

The second look is more of a minimalistic look, clean & chic :

02.White-Top---Girly

I used : Helmut Lang – Ember Crepe Blazer ; Dannijo – Silver-Plated Swarovski Crystal Necklace ; Splendid – Cotton White Tank ; J.Crew – Twill Shorts ; Alexander Wang – Adele Leather Fold-Over Trunk Clutch ; LD Tuttle – The Empty Leather Ankle Boots ;

The third and final look is so autumny , perfect for warm fall days. You might have noticed by now that I`m not big on mixing prints and crazy colors, I’m always attracted to nudes , I’m “minimalistic” when it comes to colors :). But I do like seeing other people wearing the – what I like to call – “crazy outfits”.

03.White-Top---Downtown

I used : Vince – Belted Knitted Wool Cardigan ; Bottega Veneta – Intrecciato Leather Clutch ; Splendid – Cotton White Tank ; Nixon – Leather & Stainless Steel Watch ; Duro Olowu – Printed Silk-Satin Maxi Skirt ; DKNY – Suede & Leather Ankle Boots .