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.

Photos from Vogue.com


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.