Best of Fashion Week Street Style: Paris

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Paris is always an exciting place to be. Most especially during fashion week, of course. The City of Lights and Romance Capital of the World turns into a runway filled with the best street style looks from the European and international fashion elite. Everyone who’s anyone, and anyone who’s lucky enough to be invited to the shows pulls out all the stops and shows off all the sartorial tricks up their sleeve for Paris Fashion Week.

New York is urban. London is a little bit rebellious. Milan is sensual sophistication. Paris is all about making a unique statement clothed in a whole lotta glam. Here are the best looks and coolest trends I’ve spotted:

Leather and Lace

Leather and lace is one of those unusual fashion combinations that totally works. It’s tough gal meets modern romantic, girly meets punk. The marriage of these two materials almost always result in stunning looks. Paris fashionistas take it up a notch with unexpected silhouettes and daring hemlines.

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Patent Animal Skin

Animal prints are pretty much wardrobe staples at this point. Take your love for animal skin to a more exotic and flamboyant level with the patent animal skin trend that positively ruled the Paris streets come fashion week. This trend isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re bold enough, you’re a shoo-in for the most stylish in the room. Just ask Anna Dello Russo.

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Sleek and Sophisticated

Black is the ultimate in sleek and sophisticated. However, you can expect a little bit more from Parisian stylistas when it comes to styling this reliably chic color. From adding emerald green cropped biker jackets, adding a blazer for a menswear twist, and donning this eponymous color in its most alluring form–in leather, black is a go-to color to look chic. All these looks are proof that black is far from boring.

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Sparkle and Shine

Embellishments like sequins and feathers need not be confined to evening wear. In fact, Paris fashion week street style has redefined evening wear and made it into everyday wear. Hey, if you have the confidence and panache to rock a fully embellished evening frock during the light of the day, then go for it. Parisian fashionistas are known to make their own rules after all. Only one rule applies: always be fabulous.

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Printastic

Not just all about florals and stripes, Paris Fashion Week showed us an array of eye-popping prints that have a definite “shock and awe” value. Graphic black and white geometric lines, textured chevron with a sheen, and layered bohemian prints are just some of the print combinations that you should try for yourself.

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Je ne sais quoi

Je ne sais quoi means “I don’t know what.” That’s the literal meaning. When one says ‘je ne sais quoi,’ it is used to describe someone’s desirability that stems from something intangible, something you can’t quite out your finger on. Paris Street Style has “je ne sais quoi” to a T. There is just something magical, and borderline otherworldly about the fashion choices that you are inspired to make whenever you find yourself in Paris. I mean, just take a look these amazing looks below. Giovanna Battaglia’s bell-like sleeves, and inexplicable lime green on lime green ensemble that surprisingly works, fur plus striped marsala–these are looks that look right at home on the trailblazing streets of Paris.

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10 Ways to Wear Fur

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The fall/winter season means that fur is back in vogue. Not that it ever went out of style, that is. Fur is always chic, but of course, it’s more appropriate to don it during the colder months. Regardless of whether there’s winter in your area or not, fur is still a glamorous wardrobe piece that you should consider investing in. There is simply so many ways to style and wear fur!

Here, I’ve handpicked 10 amazing ways to wear fur. Read on for 10 ways to style different fur looks:
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Don’t limit yourself to just fur outerwear. Fur accessories, just like this scarf, can instantly make you more lush and luxurious. Rule number one: you don’t need to dive full on into a trend, sometimes dipping your toe in with a statement accessory is all you need.

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Fur spells glamour and sophistication. So it becomes even more sartorially interesting when you pair it with something so laidback and casual like denim. This unexpected texture pairing works so well together. 4da6fbd32ea4d3d9a0345262c3e35441

Boho looks can definitely benefit from fur, since it enhances the 70s feel of your look. Broaden your horizons beyong neutrals and be bold with multi-colored shaggy fur.

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One of the most wearable ways to wear fur prominently is a fur vest. If you live in warmer climates, this is your best bet in wearing fur. A fur vest gives the right amount of warmth and rich texture for those chilly nights. This piece is also so easy to dress up or dress down. You can get so creative with the styling! I particularly love styling this fur vest with button-downs. So simple and chic!

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Blame Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi for every fashionista’s newfound obsession with fur keychains. More than just something to adorn the it bag you’re rocking, fur keychains make a statement that you’re up to the trends. 67bcda287d246681a10f34fd324f48db

Fur stoles are definitely vintage inspired. Drape over both your shoulders or play with asymmetry by just placing it to one side, either way a fur stole gives your ensemble more old world elegance and sophistication. Go monochromatic, just like this look above, or you can use it to accent your look.14345af0b46ffbd9145109ca74bd34dc

A fur hat is a low maintenance and cool girl way to get some fur into your personal style. What a great way to, no pun intended, cap off any winter look! Don’t forget to finish off your brows to complement your oh-so-luxe head gear.

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Add some more flourish and fun into your clutch game. Opt for an oversized fur clutch in a rich jewel tone, this accessory will kick up a cream-colored sweater or even a plain white tee.

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A brown fur coat is just CLASSIC. And as they say, you can’t beat a classic. Increase the Kate Moss feel of this piece when you wear your brown fur coat with motorcycle boots, ripped second skin denim and wide brim hat. This is London street style at its best. s-chem-nosit-yubku-solntse-31

Leave it to Blair Eadie of Atlantic Pacific to style fur in the most uniquely refreshing way. Worn over a denim top and cowhide print skirt, you can plainly see how wearable and versatile fur can be. Pair your fur stole or scarf of choice to an animal print for a more exotic feel. This look screams “Call of the Wild.” I love.

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Best of Fashion Week Street Style: Milan

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Milan street style is a different kind of animal. If London is punk, New York is urban, Milan is eclectic meets sophisticated. I love how fashion week really gives fashion lovers an opportunity to delve into street style around the world. There’s so much to learn about style from the streets, and every year it just gets more and more exciting.

Italian women have long been heralded as one of the most stylish and elegant in the world. It’s high time we take notes from Milanese street style and adopt some of that “la dolce vita” into our personal style and wardrobe. Here are my top picks for the best in street style and top trends in Milan for fashion week Spring 2016:

Shoe Love

Italy is all about shoes, we all know that. The love for shoes runs long and deep in Italian culture and style, and Milan being the fashion capital of the country is the perfect stomping grounds for shoe lover from all over the world. Here are some snaps of some the most beautiful shoes this side of street style. Take note of the dominance of those bright blue shoe hues. Gorgeous!

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Bold Color

It’s easy to just wear neutrals all year-round, but sometimes going bold on color will go a long way. Keep your bold hues rich and jewel-toned to maintain that sophisticated Milan flair.

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Squad Goals

I saw a lot of stylish women in two’s and three’s in Milan. Whether fully coordinated in hues of camel and black, decked out in dreamy white flowing tops, or in complementary outerwear, these ladies know that when it comes to street style your whole squad can make an impact.

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Back to Back

Italian women pride themselves in a unique sense of style that departs from mainstream trends. Make an outfit feel even more unique and individual when you add unpredictable elements to your look. Make them look twice with back detailing that shows that you think about the overall 360 effect of your outfit. From back cut-outs to playful patch designs to even a button down worn in a whole new way, when you put your back into it, your style reaches a whole new peak.

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Italian Heritage

Missoni and Gucci are just two of the many illustrious fashion houses that call Italy their home. Get inspired by these heritage brands and sport some the signature Missoni colorful print or invest in some quality Italian leather to upgrade your ensemble of the day. Nothing like a beautiful piece of high quality Italian leather work to give your look an air of luxury.

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Expect the Unexpected

If there is one takeaway from Italian street style that you should integrate into your own style, it’s this: always leave room for sartorial surprises. Ballgown in the daytime? Why not? Hiking boots with a mini shirt dress? Oh yes. A cascading train worn with jeans is always a good idea. It’s in these unexpected pairings that you can truly find your one-of-a-kind style sensibility.

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Best of Fashion Week Street Style: London

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London is the capital of the more subversive side of the fashion coin. Designers like Alexander McQueenGareth Pugh, and Vivienne Westwood all call London their home, cementing the city’s status as a place where rebellious and unconventional fashion are born. More than that, London has been the hotbed for such historical and industry changing fashion trends such as mod and punk fashion. You can’t mention London without mentioning Savile Row, of course. Savile Row is the eponymous area in London, which is known for producing the best menswear and tailoring in the world.

For Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016, fashionistas stormed London in their sartorial best. But what I loved the most is how their own style became transformed and/or influenced by the signature style of this city. I’ve noticed some key London trends in the street style spotted, and here they are:

Mad for Plaid

Plaid and Tartan is for the Scots, I know. But it’s a huge part of London Style too! Especially when worn from head-to-toe and accentuated with large Mod-inspired sunnies, plaid is so chic and feels so very now.

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Savile Row is famous the world over for their impeccable menswear tailoring. This legendary London fashion landmark definitely influences women’s wear too. Various incarnations of suiting styles, ranging from the quirky to the classic, has shown up on my street style radar and I am in love with how menswear suiting can be interpreted into women’s trends and styles. Putting a feminine or modern twist to a classic suit is always a great way to get dressed.

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Prep School

London is home to a lot of preppy style as well. Classic jumpers and school girl skirt silhouettes are an essential part of preppy fashion. Refresh those two pieces for 2015 with oversized jumper silhouettes and alternative skirt fabrications like leather. You can also co-opt some school girl style into your wardrobe with Peter Pan collars, white socks worn with heeled oxfords, and overalls, of course.

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High Street meets High Fashion

You can’t mention London without thinking of its storied high street brands such as TopshopRiver IslandMiss Selfridge, and New Look. These eponymous brands has inspired a legion of London fashionistas to embrace high street trends and marry it with their high fashion sensibilities. Think of trendy fur vests, playful clutches, and gold metallic belts paired with the latest designer pieces of the season like Celine sunnies, Jil Sander sunnies and Balmain jackets.

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London has its own style and vibe for sure. There really is no one way to describe it. From preppy to punk, from mod to edgy menswear-inspired ensemble, one thing iis for sure London street style is characterized by a playful and youthful take on the latest trends. Just take a look at these street style snaps below, these are the perfect representations of true London style. Keep an eye out for London it girls, Chelsea Leyland and Alexa Chung.
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Photos from Harper’s Bazaar


Watch out for the next installment in this series. Next, I take a look at Milan Fashion Week Spring 2016 Street Style. Until the next one!

 

Best of Fashion Week Street Style: New York

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It’s astounding how different one city can be from another. The four fashion capitals, New York, Paris, Milan, and London, all have distinctive styles. I’m going to explore that with my series of blogs about Fashion Week street style.

Street style blogs have a cult following for a reason. It captures individual style and it captures the feeling, mood and personality of that particular moment. Where you live affects your sartorial choices, and I want to explore that through these blogs. I’ve curated images, which stand out for its sense of style as well as that unique New York feeling. New York is urban and straight forward, just like these stylistas. Here are my picks:

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Magazine editor Joanna Hillman isn’t afraid to wear two bohemian trends together. Billowy floral sleeves and fringe never looked this good together.

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I love this chic yet subtle take on color blocking. It’s a different way to dress up in warm colors when it’s autumn.

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Hanneli Mustaparta bucks the fashion rules dons a pair of floral overalls with gusto.

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Look closely and you’ll see 3 different kinds of graphic stripe in this look. So edgy.

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Model Lindsey Wixson nails Brooklyn cool in this ensemble. Love the brown belt and wide brim hat.

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The architectural feel of the check print and especially the shoes reflects the New York skyline. But just like the city, there’s an unpredictable element. How amazing is that pink furry clutch?!

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Make  a bold statement in Moschino.

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No shame in the matchy-matchy game. Start a new trend when you match your bright top with equally bright-hued sunglasses.

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There’s no reason why culottes can’t be done up in leather. That plus sheer sleeves equals edgy glamour.

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Editor Christine Centenera makes a strong case for pinstripes in this fashion forward look. Mostly black and navy, but never boring.

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Sweater dressing gets elevated with stark white masculine oxfords.

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This outfit is Upper East Side Gossip Girl style with a dash of modern. The white sneakers and ribbed turtleneck definitely put a trendy spin on the matching tailored blazer and shorts look.

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Nothing says downtown cool girl like an unexpected outfit pairing. A standard striped Breton shirt gets upgraded by a tiered ruffle skirt.

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Chiara Ferragni of the Blonde Salad blog looks adorable in this earthy 70s inspired look.

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Leandra Medine of the Man Repeller shows us her unique style yet again. Sequined Rugby shirts have never looked this chic.

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Stylist Liz Uy is an example of fashion excess done right. Printed platforms, oversized cuffed jeans, fringed clutch, and kimono tunic doesn’t sound like it should work, but it does.

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Irene Kim, Chriselle Lim, and Aimee Song = #squadgoals

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Go big or go home. Fringe plus voluminous culottes is the definition of full throttle fashion.

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Military green parkas are basically a staple in any city gal’s wardrobe. Here is a new and refreshing way to wear ’em.

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White T-shirt is a casual must-have. Knot it to the side and tuck it in, style it further with a printed blazer and you’ve got a winner.

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Contrast the trendiness of your It bag with a quirky vintage print and a ladylike classic bun.

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New Yorkers are always in black. Black + dark denim looks extra polished with the addition of a classic leather belt.

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Trend Report: Japanese-Inspired Fashion

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This 2015 a lot of designers looked to the East for inspiration, specifically Japan. The land of the rising sun definitely has no shortage of beautiful landscapes, unique art, and cultural heritage and history to draw from. Designer runways, from Alexander McQueen to Tibi, prominently featured design details directly drawn from Japanese culture and tradition.

I love how designers translated Japan’s heritage into wearable and fashion-forward pieces that every woman would love to wear. I, for one, would love to own something Japanese-inspired. The East meets West aesthetic is just so modern to me. Here is my take on Japanese style for Singaporean designer Silvia Teh. Click here for the full fashion spread that I previously blogged about. Here are some of my favorite looks from the shoot:

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There are 4 styles that characterize this trend: origami detailing, tied/obi belts, kimono silhouettes, and japanese print motifs.

Silvia Teh’s design certainly reflect all 4 of those trends. I mean, how amazing is that wave print on the jacket? I also loved that navy kimono vest tied with an obi belt as well as the piece with an origami ribbon detail around the chest.

Here’s a closer on look on the 4 key pieces that comprise this hot trend:

Origami Details

Architectural and sculptural folding details are being integrated into runway looks this season. Instead of dressing up your clothes with jewelry, why not be progressive and opt for origami detailing that lends your look a futuristic yet sophisticated appeal? Margiela’s approach interprets origami via silhouettes that emulate origami’s stark folds and calculated proportions.

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Kimono Style

Probably the most wearable out of all the Japanese-inspired fashion trends, kimono styles easily translate from one season to another. Keep an eye out for exaggerated sleeves, billowy fabrics, and wraparound silhouettes. What’s great about kimono styles is that it’s flattering to most figures and can be styled for either casual outings or fancier events.

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Tied/Obi Belt

To look more in the know, swap out your leather and metallic belts for fabric belts that you can easily tie around your waist. It adds an air of chic nonchalance to your look, and it feels so on trend. You can choose thicker or thinner bands depending on your figure. If you’re looking to make more of a bolder statement, look for the full-on wide obi belts.

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Japanese Print Motifs

Be on the lookout for vintage-looking Oriental flora print or ancient art inspired prints. It’s patterns like this that will make you stand out head and shoulders over the fashion pack. Consider this the more high fashion alternative to your typical prints.

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Front Row Style @ Fashion Week 2015

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Fashion Week isn’t just about the style being paraded down the runway. The fashion on the front row is especially noteworthy too. The front row is where the fashion elite, editors and celebrities alike, congregate to take their prestigious seats right at the top of the fashion pecking order. You can learn just as much about trends and styling on the front row.

If you’re suffering from fashion week withdrawals, front row fashion is the cure for you. Here are my top picks for the best in front row style for Fashion Week 2015:

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Olivia Wilde and Naomi Watts at Michael Kors

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Liu Wen, Maggie Q, and Jessica Alba at Tory Burch

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Ciara at Cavalli

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Kiernan Shipka and Hailey Baldwin at Rag and Bone

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MIranda Kerr at Louis Vuitton

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Maria Sharapova at Chanel

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Elizabeth Olsen at Dior

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Suki Waterhouse at Topshop Unique

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Alexa Chung at Topshop Unique

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Jourdan Dunn at Versace

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Bella Thorne and Kylie Jenner

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Julianne Hough, Jennifer Hudson, and Christina Hendricks at Marchesa

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Gillian Jacobs, Jamie Chung, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ashley Madekwe at Monique Lhuillier

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Runway Review: Versace Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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Whenever I think about Versace, I think about a sexy and powerful woman. Donatella Versace has mastered the art of dressing the modern woman in outfits designed to inspire confidence and provoke a visceral reaction. This season she has succeeded, yet again, in capturing the spirit of the woman we all want and aspire to be. Each look she sent down the runway was more alluring than the last, culminating in quintessentially Versace dresses. Who is the ultimate Versace woman you ask? Hmm, just ask Gigi Hadid. She definitely rocked some classically sexy Versace at the end of the show.

I personally fell head over heels in love with this Versace Spring 2016 collection. Read on for my favorite looks, I’m sure you’ll fall as hard as I did.

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Donatella’s bevy of miltary-inspired olive green clad beauties definitely started the show with a bang. How can you not love the leggy blazer worn as dresses? Tailored shorts with boxy blazers and mini dresses were accentuated with two accessories, which I predict will be must-haves next year–soft leather satchels in khaki tones and utilitarian waist-cinchers with that eponymous Versace lion. Another noteworthy styling moment? Check out the sheer ankle socks with the sky high olive green strappy platforms. School girl chic with an edge. 
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Now we can’t expect Donatella to show us typical camouflage do we? In true Versace fashion, she took the fashion army theme of her runway collection and expanded it into prints that fit perfectly into the glamorous and sexy Versace brand. Using leopard and zebra print in green and bold purple hues, Donatella created her own type of camouflage. Whether it’s the acid green leopard print dress that Behati Prinsloo rocked, or the edgy pastiche of animal prints, or even the sheer spiderweb frock with leopard green spots, I am 100% sure that this print is one that we’ll be seeing a lot of this upcoming season. Oh, and don’t forget that these trippy animal prints have matching structured backpacks too. Dibs on that!

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Donatella is known for slinky dresses and dangerously sexy garments, so it was a surprise when she showed pieces that appealed to the more tomboy chic crowd. Tailored shirt dresses with voluminous sleeves, a coordinating olive green suit with relaxed fit sleeves and drapey bottoms, and even some crew-neck sweaters and bomber jackets were done up in Versace style, that is with their signature glamazon aesthetic. Though the silhouettes were decidedly more laid-back, the prints and the styling were in sync with the rest of the collection.

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I love this part of the Versace show. The earthy tones with the pop of neon orange is a nod to the current dominance of the 70s. I especially love how Versace owns it super sexy aesthetic with incredibly high slits.
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Now, we know that Versace won’t end it’s show without some red carpet stunners. These 3 are my top picks for frocks that I’m sure tons of stylish celebrities will love to rock this upcoming season. The combination of different textures and prints keeps the mini dress silhouette current and edgy. I can totally see these dresses on the likes of Rihanna, Blake Lively, and Beyonce. Consider me smitten with Versace Spring 2016 dresses.

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Did you fall as hard as I did? Which looks did you absolutely love? Sound off in the comments section, and let me know!

Runway Review: Chanel Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear

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There was the Chanel supermarket then Brasserie Chanel, and now comes Chanel Airlines.

Airport Style has been buzzed about a lot. Fashion and street style websites and social media have all been obsessed with what celebrities and bloggers wear to the airport. Having style while in transit has never been as important as it is now. And Chanel has definitely picked up on the zeitgeist, just like it always does. With an impressive Chanel Airlines set and the creative genius that we’ve come to expect from Karl Lagerfeld each season, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Chanel is one of the most talked-about and highly praised shows this Spring 2016 Fashion Week season.

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There were a lot of impressive looks that went down the runway. Lagerfeld, time and time again, expertly combined modern trends with signature Chanel detailing to stellar results. Before we get into my favorite looks, let me show you the details that I fell in love with from the Chanel Spring 2016 RTW collection.

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You can’t really have a travel-centric collection without chic luggage. I mean, how adorable is this quilted Chanel luggage set? I’m in love with the pop of neon yellow, and I love how the luggage somehow resembles some detail of the classic Chanel jacket. 

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If you’re still in doubt that blue eyeshadow is making a comeback, look no further that Chanel’s beauty look this season.

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Airplane prints on knit separates somehow feel very 60s and oh-so-chic.

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Baseball caps were a popular runway accessory, and you can bet this hat trend will find its way to your closet soon.

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Airplane pins are another quirky accessory trend that is totally wearable. I think I’m going to get one.


There were a lot of noteworthy trends from Chanel this season. Aside from the accessory and print trends I mentioned above, Lagerfeld dazzled us with artsy oversized mirrored sunglasses, billowy and voluminous skirts worn over pants, silver and PVC low-heeled booties, studded flatforms, layered silver chokers, and metallic biker gloves. The silhouettes this season was decidedly more laid-back, with a double breasted and more casual incarnation of the tweed suit (as worn by Kendall Jenner below) and soft-to-the-touch coordinating knit sets. I especially love Chanel’s take on patchwork denim, which is less boho and more tailored and structured. There is also a more feminine flair to this collection with hem embellishments and ruffles bisecting pieces that have a more forgiving loose silhouettes. I am certainly loving the more playful direction Lagerfeld took Chanel this season. The whole show is just a visual feast, from the prints to the colors, there is so much inspiration for your eyes to take in!

Here are some of my favorite looks from the amazing Chanel runway show:

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Photos from Vogue.com and Glamour

Doesn’t this show just make you excited for what Karl has in store for Fall 2016? It seems so far away, but fashionistas always look ahead right? Bye for now, Chanel lovers. I will see you next season for another exciting Chanel runway for sure.

Runway Review: Oscar De La Renta Spring 2016

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Peter Copping is currently at the helm of the fashion house, Oscar de la Renta. Taking over for such an eponymous designer and historic brand is not an easy task, but Copping is more than up to the task. His recent Spring 2016 collection was inspired by the romance and danger of Spanish matadors. Copping took color inspiration from Oscar himself by centering his collection on a beautiful shade of dark carnation red that Oscar favors. One of the most memorable collection for the Spring 2016 Fashion Week, I loved how this season the brand really embraced its signature sensual femininity.

Here are my personal picks for the most memorable runway looks for Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016:

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Capes are going strong this season. You can clearly see the matador inspiration here. Consider capes your go-to spring outerwear.

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Lace + carnation print + ruffles + the perfect shade of vibrant red = STUNNING.

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For women who love black, this is an amazing, modern yet totally romantic way to get more color into your wardrobe. A bold red hue peeking underneath a sheer black dress with beautiful pleating details is simply sophisticated.

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A more fashion forward alternative to the trendy slip dress, I love that this dress has the right amount of sheerness. Take note of the floral applique on the pumps too! How elegant!

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Espadrilles are the quintessential summer shoe, and I love how they styled the runway ensembles around this typically casual shoe. These espadrilles are another indication of the Spanish influence in the collection.

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Hunter Green moves into spring with this flirty halter neck eyelet dress. Bring out those cabochon statement earrings for daytime, and style it just like this runway look. So chic!

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The tiered ruffles and the painterly appeal of the carnation print make this dress a standout. The lace and ruffled collar neck give it a Victorian feel.

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This seafoam green turquoise color hybrid is one of the brighter hues in this collection. It really stands out from the predominantly red and black pieces. I also love how the sweater is belted at the waist and paired with a shimmery skirt. Office style inspiration, for sure.

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Mustard yellow lace? Yes, please. This is such a refreshing and dramatic take on the summer lace dress.

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A multi-color pom pom sweater worn over a slinky peek-a-boo lace dress? I can totally see the Olsens or Miley in this look. Sexy and feminine yet still so cutting edge.


And now we come to the forte of the Oscar de la Renta fashion house, EVENING WEAR. Is there anyone better than Oscar de la Renta when it comes to glamour that is equal parts show-stopping and jaw-dropping in its elegance? Nobody does it better than de la Renta. Even Carrie Bradshaw knows that. For some serious evening gown inspiration, or envy, take a look at my picks below. Watch out for these beautiful frocks in the coming months, I am so sure that Hollywood celebrities and style stars will be lining up to wear these.

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All photos from Vogue.com

Which de la Renta look did you love? I absolutely fell head over heels for the last look! The off-shoulder detail and the glove-looking sleeve is TO DIE FOR.