Hearing about Chintamani patchwork, Beukhara embroidered Ottoman jackets, and Moroccan Beni embroidered melton wool, only one name comes to mind – Oscar de la Renta. In my opinion, he is one of the only designers of Fall/Winter 2011 who took a theme and didn’t go textbook with it. Instead, he took Middle Eastern culture to a mod level. I wholeheartedly expect Natalie Portman to wear Oscar’s bewitching work to the Oscars. Is it time for a Big Fashion Word? De la Renta = pulchritudinous. See the top five looks below! View Post
Tracy Reese said her collection was inspired by “a shot of metallic, antique copper and silver, or a vibrant pop of raspberry, aqua or amber. Breathing new life into muted neutral tones of toffee, black, brown and gray.” This is a purely accurate summary. It was laissez-faire meets Funkytown Bohemia, with blatant fur-inspiration from some older Oscar de la Renta collections. Every look – to me – felt like the individual exhibition of different, fabulous women I am inspired by (sartorially and personally). Top marks. Check out the top five looks below! View Post
Google is getting sartorial. From what I can tell from the limited press information, it sounds like Big Guys Online are taking a page out of ShopStyle and Polyvore’s book. The site will allow users to “create and share their own personalized shop by selecting style preferences and the looks, brands and items they love” (Polyvore), while linking out to a pre-existing e-tailer like Saks, ShopBop, or Yoox for purchase (ShopStyle).
Additionally, Google has tapped no shortage of bold-faced fashion names to create their own boutiques, including Sarah Jessica Parker (who is already on board), Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Erin Fetherston, and Katie Holmes. The site at present has been dubbed Boutiques.com.
From beginning to end, Fashion’s Night Out: The Show was an overwhelmingly amazing spectacle to experience, but when you have supers including Gisele Bündchen, Naomi Campbell, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Coco Rocha walking, that is clearly to be expected.
While many were waiting for the show to start on the runway, it really began on the city’s streets, as the models drove up on a Fashion’s Night Out branded bus! With a wave, the supers exited the bus, dressed in this year’s t-shirts and opened the show, accessorizing long skirts with the iconic Fashion’s Night Out t-shirts. What was quite possibly the fastest and largest scale show ever seemed like a total blur. Between 171 looks and over 150 models, the largest public runway show in NYC history was completed in about 10 minutes. Girls took to the circular runway, showing off a variety of different trends after the ‘Opening Act’: Fifties Flair, Tartan Twist, Pure At Heart, Weekend Wrap Up, Rock Chic, Go Global, and Jazz Age Cool.
For their second turn around the catwalk, models including Jourdan Dunn, Angela Lindvall, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson came out dressed in long gowns, strutting to a live performance from Pharrell. After Naomi appeared in a gold Oscar de la Renta sparkly number (the same which Cameron Diaz wore recently), the show was over, and she lead girls back into the bus for a dance party style send off.
“The best part was seeing the faces who are not part of fashion, the people who’ve never been to a fashion show before. It was insane because we never see that. We were almost like rock stars on the runway. Especially when they saw girls like Gisele and Naomi.”
Afterward, in a rare moment, Gisele sat down to chat with André Leon Talley in her ball-gown.
“I had a blast and I think it’s so great all the girls came together to support something like this,” she said. “I’ve been a model for 15 years and I was so nervous! This was the longest runway I’ve ever done!”
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Birthday girl Lea Michele looked beautiful in a navy blue Oscar de La Renta Resort 2011 silk taffeta sweetheart neckline gown. I honest to Vogue drooled when I saw her multicolored diamond statement Lorraine Schwartz necklace. Although you can’t see it in this picture, she did at some point sport a vintage satin Swarovski clutch, also.