It's my favorite time of yeeeeeeear, New York Fashion Week! SQUEE! It seems like just a few days ago that I was posting that it was 6 weeks away! Tempis fugit!
Here are my highs and lows so far!
10 Crosby Derek Lam is usually not my thing, but I love that he used beauty blogger Emily Weiss (from Into The Gloss) for his lookbook! I know Rebecca Minkoff used several bloggers in her runway show last season, so this is definitely a trend I like!
But back to the clothes... I really like this outfit above. It's effortless, but not something you've seen a thousand times. I like the mix of patterns, and am now coveting those shoes! It's just a cool, wearable mix.
Blame Dr. Zoe Hart, but I love dress shorts. That belt is a-mazing, though. Again, I love that this combination is something that a normal person could wear, and each piece would work with countless other items, too!
This dress by Cushine et Ochs is simple, but I drew inspiration from it. The little slits would be so easy to add to almost any dress, and they instantly make it a lot more special. Plus, placing them just below the bust is flattering on almost anyone, since that tends to be our narrowest part!
On the other hand, Alexander Wang took cut-outs to a whole other level. He used fishing line to hold together these pieces that almost look like they're floating around the models' bodies instead of being worn. I reeeeally might have to try this whole invisible thread thing!
Nemo? Is that you?? Hey Marlin! I found him! I found him!! (From Chado Ralph Rucci)
I mean... are they TRYING to make these outfits look like fish?? (This one is DVF.)
I looooved the prints in this Monique Lhullier collection (and I loved the shoes!), but I'm not crazy about the actual cut of the dresses. Alas.
From the same collection (obviously); possibly my favorite dress so far!
Fish are frickin' everywhere! (Still Monique Lhullier)
Totally digging this Thakoon bird cage dress!
Trends so far: Cut-outs everywhere! Super dewey makeup on the models. Railroad stripes. A very pastel, almost watercolor-y palette. Prints that resemble impressionist paintings or tropical floral watercolors on your hotel room wall. Lots of orange, pink and turquoise and white. Lots of lace. Fish impersonation. If I had to sum it up in a few words, I'd say "Flora and fauna out the yin yang."
I'm fairly impressed with how well I've kept up so far. I'm more than 3/4 through looking at all of the shows that have happened so far. (I'm usually horribly behind by now!) More soon, of course!
All images via style.com