Catherine Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, just navy threesomed us.
In a whirlwind 24 hour time slot, she first arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport in a silk and cotton-blend dress by Roland Mouret, a one-button blazer by Toronto-based designer Smythe, a Mulberry Polly Push lock shoulder bag, and navy blue pumps by Manolo Blahnik. What we really want? A look at her on-plane outfit!
It could very well have been this navy Resort 2012 dress by Erdem. Ever conscious of her critique in the media, choosing Candian designer Erdem Moralioglu was a great choice as she arrived at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. She paired the dress with a nude clutch, nude L.K. Bennett pumps, and a new hairstyle. Salon in the sky; the ultimate in luxury.
Last (and least): she atteneded a reception in the house of the Governor General of Canada. After a jam-packed day, you really can’t fault her for choosing a simple wrap dress by Issa and low, matching wedges from L.K. Bennett. Kate Middleton really has her ‘style uniform‘ down pat.
As heavy on satire as The Gentlewoman can get away with, Tanga Moreau was styled by Jodie Barnes in “Navy” across West Kensington and Chelsea (holla). Why do I love it? This has no intention of being “pretty” or evoking fashionable sexuality. This is tongue-in-cheek “high fashion” on the stomping grounds I know and love. Opera claps for Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm on camera. View Post
I love Milly (and designer Michelle Smith) for the happy print dresses, statement coats, and knits in bold colors – and again for spring, that’s what we saw. Nice of New York Fashion Week to remind us that stability can be a great thing.
This time, the collection inspired by Peggy Guggenheim featured an eccentric mix of striking florals, tribal accents, and strong geometrics, all mixed and matched with both slender and full skirts and dresses, maxi-dresses, knee-length shorts, and wide-leg trousers. Clothes came in a range of fun colors like kelly green, sunny orange, and tomato red mixed in with white, navy, and tan. And, with a big 10th-anniversary year planned in 2011, Milly is clearly going dress right with the launch of her handbags, jewelry, and Milly Minis, for girls age 2 to 7. View Post
As a woman who is fashionably astute and also pop-culture savvy, Tory Burch always seems to know what women want to wear right now. For spring, the spirit of the ’70s is ringing out like your favourite Donna Summer tune, and the plugged-in designer turned up volume with a parade of fun and funky offerings for her New York Fashion Week show.
Jackets and coats featured cropped sleeves and, in some cases, bold gold buttons; pants were long and flared or tight and abbreviated; and blouses were billowing but not overwhelming. Bold colors such as navy, persimmon, and gold punctuated the landscape of the presentation, including on the designer herself. Amid a sea of people, the trendsetting Burch shined like the sun in a burnt-orange blouse with a matching leather three-quarter-length skirt. Booya. View Post
Rachel Roy for New York Fashion Week. It’s like macaroni and cheese. When putting together her collections she carefully examines her life and those of the women around her, trying to determine what will work best for them. She’s on the mark. Want a new way to wear pants and a blouse to work, without donning a suit? She’ll figure it out. Her mixed-media dress, which combines a yellow print with a navy-and-white one, appears every season to fantastic reception.
The most exciting thing for Spring 2011 is her khaki-color pieces, all shown on mannequins and all inspired by trenches. I adored pieces put together in unexpected ways, like wearing a looser-fitting bustier over a blouse – there is not a girl I know who hasn’t played around with combinations like this. Albiet, without the genius of Rachel. View Post