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It’s been a while since I last updated the inspiration section here on the blog and to be honest I kind of missed it. Now I don’t know about you, but I love reading these type of posts and seeing what everyone “picks out” from the runway. With so many collections available for inspiration and all of us being so very different it sure is a beautiful play on imagination.

Cara Delevingne – New York Fashion Week

In my extra long list filled with all the people I love or admire, there was an empty spot at one point, right under Current Favorite Model, because for a long time I have gone having with none, none of the new generation anyhow.

This fact could mean absolutely nothing, but I find it to be a little bit weird considering the amount of time I spend going through fashion collections, magazine editorials, campaigns, runway shows etc …

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The inevitable happened, right when British and current Burberry Prorsum spokes-model, Cara Delevingne, caught my attention with her natural self, her adorable quirkiness and her understated beauty of course … So this season, besides getting excited to see the new trends and collections for Fall 2012, I was also excited to keep track on all the designer Cara walked for, and luckily they were many …

For the New York Fashion Week Fall 2012, Cara graced the runway for Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Tory Burch, in what seemed to be an impressive amount of shows.

Below you can find all of Cara’s New York runway looks as I particularly found her drop dead gorgeous in Jason Wu. The next round up will focus on Cara’s appearances, during her London and Milan presentations. Do you also have a favorite look of hers ?

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New York Fashion Week – Round Up

I could sit here and pretend, wish or dream that I have all the time in the world and all the energy I need to post about every single fashion show I loved, talk trends and favorite looks for Fall 2012 without any concerns, but the truth is … I could never pull it off, not this season. Time is clearly not by my side, and as it is … I am awfully behind, as the Fashion Week madness is slowly approaching an end.

With so much going on, I decided that the best way for me to do this… is by keeping things simple and making round ups of my favorite shows and looks.

This will close the New York Fashion Week and includes the following designers: Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Preen and Ralph Lauren.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar-de-la-Renta---Fall-2012

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ODLR

Michael Kors

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Preen

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Ralph Lauren

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Ralph-Lauren---Fall-2012

 

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 …

J.Mendel---Fall-2012

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:

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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.

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New York Fashion Week – Marchesa Fall 2012

After an amazing and exciting seven days, New York Fashion Week closed its doors in style on Thursday, leaving us filled with new wishes, more ideas, some plans, and a couple of dreams, all for the coming Fall, and to think it’s not even Spring yet.

I couldn’t find the right amount of time to check ALL the collections presented during this week, but luckily, I did manage to explore, what some of my favorite designers envisioned for the upcoming cold seasons. Giving it the fact that I’m way behind with everything that I’d like to share with you, I’m going to get straight to the point.

For Fall 2012, Marchesa found its inspiration in William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s dramatic 1878 painting, entitled A Soul Brought to Heaven, in which “the body of a young woman is being carefully carried to the gates of heaven, through a stormy sky.” With such divine inspiration, it’s no wonder the collection itself looked ethereal, vivid, and above all, poetic.

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What I loved most about the collection, well, can I make it short and say … just about everything? No, that I can’t do, so … I loved the sequence of dramatic Oscar worthy gowns; the splendid embroidered silhouettes; the fantastic scenery as the models walk down the runway, strongly resembled them floating above the clouds; the full-on glamour accessories and the subtle sexiness of the sheer garments.

In terms of trends, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig focused on feathers, lace embroidery, gold accents and precious metals detailing for this Fall.

My favorite looks of the collection were almost all of the short cocktail dresses (hint the first two above), but what stood out most, was the dramatic closing piece, a red gown made of a fully embroidered bodice, paired with a huge floor-length puffy skirt. What, can’t a girl love her share of princess worthy ball gowns? I hope someone will do justice to this dress, and rather sooner then later. Maybe at the Oscars?

Marchesa Fall 2012

As far as colors go, Marchesa suggested red, black, powdery blue, gold and ivory for Fall, whilst for accessories, nothing beats the luxurious box clutches with pearls, precious stones and feather appliques, the nineteen century inspired pointy-toe heels, or the glamorous version of the gladiator sandals. Models sported soft touches of make-up and romantically braided updos.

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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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New York Fashion Week – Donna Karan Fall 2012

Menswear inspired looks and severe cuts, are now officially trends for the Fall of 2012. If we are to rock flirty, colorful and feminine looks during Spring, for Fall and Winter we are conveniently switching directions, towards a more powerful and alluring sense of style, in fewer words, we are suiting up !

Donna Karan’s Fall 2012 collection speaks big in terms of lady killer looks, as it reanimates the magic of the glamorous 1950s, with models walking the runway resembling the iconic Marlene Dietrich.

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What I loved most: The sense of power and seductiveness emanating from the collection; the structural shapes and cuts; the perfect looking blazers and straight pants; the simplicity meets luxury undertones; the masculine accents.

The obvious trends the collection centers around, are the masculine lines, the sculptural detailing and the strict silhouettes.

My favorite looks of the collection were the white shirt with a V-neck, paired with a dramatic floor-length skirt in black (second look above) and the beautiful red mid-length long-sleeved cocktail dress, with a fitted sillouethe and a sexy slit (seen below), plus, I kind of loved the red blazer with pointed shoulders from above too:

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Complementing the sharp tailoring, the color palette of the collection, mixed black and white, with dark greys, scarlet red and olive.

Miniature hats, together with normal sized ones, were the key accessories of the fashion show, but also spotted on the runway – ankle boots and ankle strap heels, black leather gloves, a few oversized bags, bright pink make-up, and chic updos also helped style the wonderful collection.

DKA

DKA

DKA