Friday, August 31, 2012

The NEW Kenneth Cole

The NEW Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole's new line for fall, the Kenneth Cole Collection, is a more luxurious and fashion forward version of his main line.  Women's, menswear, and accessories are all part of this fabulous new line.  Prices range from $400 for dresses to $900 for outerwear and even higher...quite a price jump for Mr. Cole.  Take a peek at the new collection...

Leathers, furs, pony skin in black, navy, gray, and dark browns...
Brooding looks with a dark gray, confining background for the photo shoot...


Happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mixed Media Jackets

Mixed Media Jackets

Another one of my favorite trends for the upcoming fall is the mixed media look.  Mixed media: combining two different materials that don't normally go together into one garment.  One of my first forays into this look was seeing the Zara denim/leather jacket.  I was fascinated by the combination of the denim body mixed with the contrasting leather sleeves.  It reminded me of the baseball/varsity letter jackets worn back in high school but with a more contemporary vibe.  Probably the most well known version of this look is the Burberry leather sleeve trench coat. Now this look is popping up everywhere and in many forms.  Here are a few of the pieces capturing my attention at the moment...

Fall 2012 Runway Looks...

Phillip Lim
Helmut Lang ~ Available  here  $1895 
Reed Krakoff

Jason Wu

Street Style...

Fashion blogger Maria of Kitties and Couture in THE Zara jacket
Nicky Hilton and Emma Watson in THE Burberry trench
Lee Oliveira
Options to buy...

Kenzo wool felt coat with knitted sleeves /  ($1253) 
Burberry  cotton gabardine ponyskin sleeve trench coat  ($2295), wool blend leather sleeve coat  ($1195)   

Mackage  boa drapey leather sleeve coat /  ($680)

Tibi  cashmere knit coat /  ($598)   

Versace houndstooth-paneled leather jacket /  ($5250)  

Acne slice leather jacket /  ($520) orig. $1300     


Sanctuary varsity jacket /  ($168)

J Brand  coated sleeve denim jacket /  ($259) 
Robert Rodriguez  faux fur-sleeved twill jacket /  ($278) orig. $695

Topshop  contrast sleeve army jacket   ($130)

Jovonna London Deborah trench with faux leather sleeves  (L85)

H&M  felt jacket with faux leather sleeves ($49.95) 

Stylestalker  Serge bomber jacket with faux leather sleeves /  ($180)  

A denim shirt can function as a jacket...

Oasap lace sleeve denim shirt  ($99)
Topshop  moto chiffon contrast shirt   ($76)

Thoughts on the mixed media trend?


Friday, August 24, 2012

Weekly Style Inspirations...

Weekly Style Inspirations...

Time to share some inspirational looks by fashion blogger girls!  Hopefully you will be inspired too :)  Here are a few of my favorites from this week...

Neris of  Fashion Fractions

Cara of  a fashion love affair

Lynne of  The Virtual Style Diary of Lynne Gabriel  

Blair of  Atlantic-Pacific

Lucy of  Daily Disguise
Helena of  Brooklyn Blonde

Maegan of Maegan

Bessie of  Bravoe Runway  
Megan of  TfDiaries By Megan Zietz  

Melanee of  MELANEE

Dora of  Fashion Painted Dreams  

Katie of  Katie's Bliss   

I recommend clicking the links and checking out their blogs...fabulous!

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

For the Love of Burgundy...

For the Love of Burgundy...

I have begun my obsession with the color of burgundy in fall fashion.  It's the "new black" for me...because isn't there always a "new black"?  It truly can work as a neutral in your look.  The fall runway shows teased us with some amazing looks in burgundy leather, velvets, wools, silks, and fur.  Take a look...


DVF/Tory Burch
Ralph Lauren
Paul Smith
Dresses, Coats, and Skirts

DKNY/Jason Wu
Rebecca Minkoff
Jason Wu
Paul Smith

Zac Posen
Rag & Bone
Reem Acra
Derek Lam
Helmut Lang

Street style looks...Pants
         My number one burgundy purchase for fall will be an amazing pair of pants...most likely skinny jeans.  Here are some additional inspirational looks that I found while on my quest for the perfect burgundy pants...

 Options to purchase...
       Here are some pants on my radar in a range of prices...

Oasap Pleated Knee Tapered Jeans   ($65)

   H&M Skinny Jeans   ($29.95)

Express Stella Jean Leggings   ($49.90) Reg. $ time sale

    Rich & Skinny Stretch Jeans /   ($121)

Current/Elliott The Rider Denim Leggings /   ($218)

    Habitual Alice Skinny Jeans /   ($242)

 Paige Denim Edgemont Ultra Skinny Jeans /  ($239)

7 For All Mankind Coated Stretch Skinny Jeans /  ($189)

  Rich and Skinny Legacy Coated Leggings /   ($176)

7 For All Mankind Snake Print Stretch Skinny Jeans /   ($259)

Are we loving burgundy for fall?!