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Archived: March 2011

  1. FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS: #10 LADY PROVOCATEUR

    FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS:  #10 LADY PROVOCATEUR

    Today we start our countdown covering Fall’s top 10 trends.  This season we decided to present the trends into moods allowing for more stylistic interpretation.  Accessories and key items will be highlighted within the boards and design ideas will be covered. The #10 trend for Fall we call LADY PROVOCATEUR. As seen on the runways […]

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  2. TREND TO THE MAX

    TREND TO THE MAX

    I saw this girl on Stylesight’s blog and just died.  I absolutely LOVE her overload of trends.  Sometimes this can go horribly wrong, but this girl somehow pulls it all off together. TREND CHECKLIST: Ballerina Tulle √ Pearls √ Leopard √ Corset √ Varsity jacket √ Loafers √ Spikes √ Plaid √ Colored hair √ Round sunglasses √ That’s 10 trends in one look folks…gotta […]

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  3. GET THE LOOK: MOROCCO & YSL

    GET THE LOOK:  MOROCCO & YSL

    Yesterday we wrote about Yves’ creative relationship with Morocco which influenced his color choices as well as his styling.  Today we bring you options for creating looks inspired by YSL, the colors of Morocco, and Spring’s hottest trend The 1970′s.   Printed pants are a key trend for Spring and these psychedelic silk versions by […]

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  4. YSL AND MOROCCO: A RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE

    YSL AND MOROCCO:  A RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE

    With all the talk about 1970′s YSL this season, we were thrilled to be able to visit the “Yves Saint Laurent et le Maroc” exhibit that his life partner Pierre Berge’ curated at the le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, an oasis he and his friends enjoyed together for the majority of his life.  The exhibit […]

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  5. TREND ALERT: BLACK/WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

    TREND ALERT:  BLACK/WHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS

    As a follow-up to yesterday’s post on character animals for Fall 2011, today we bring you an extension of that trend.  Animals were not the only conversation prints on the runways.  In keeping with the digital prints trend that we have seen growing for the past couple of seasons, designers took to highlighting large black […]

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  6. LIONS, TIGERS, and DOGS..OH MY!! ANIMAL MOTIFS FOR FALL 2011

    LIONS, TIGERS, and DOGS..OH MY!! ANIMAL MOTIFS FOR FALL 2011

    Seen on the Fall 2011 runways were several different interpretations of animal motifs.  From foxes at Jill Stuart to panthers at Givenchy, animals seemed to be a kitschy theme for designers all over the globe. Used as intarsia on sweaters, graphic prints, as well as sequins designs, the animal motif added a little bit of […]

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  7. HIGH/LOW INTERPRETATIONS OF SPRING’S MINIMALISM TREND

    HIGH/LOW INTERPRETATIONS OF SPRING’S MINIMALISM TREND

    Even though we are knee deep in figuring out what are the key Fall 2011 trends, we have not forgotten that Springtime is indeed upon us. After working so hard to dissect all the Spring trends back in September, it is only useful if those trends translate into your closet. So even though here at […]

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  8. ALTERNATIVE APPAREL RIDES THE “GLEE” TREND

    ALTERNATIVE APPAREL RIDES THE “GLEE” TREND

    Monday night I attended my one and only LA fashion event at the Palihouse for the eco-conscious tshirt lifestyle company, Alternative Apparel. Their Fall 2011 “Season of Change” collection was full of casual layers with military references channeling a super-hip Joshua tree hiker.  Styled by Ilaria Urbinati, the casual brand mixed hiking boots with thick […]

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  9. FALL 2011 TREND ALERT: PETER PAN COLLARS

    FALL 2011 TREND ALERT:  PETER PAN COLLARS

    This season designers continue to take fascination with the shirt and specifically paid attention to the collar with the Peter Pan style as a major point of departure. Peter Pan collars, an instantly French motif, signifying innocence with a hidden sex appeal, popped up on all major runways and has shown up in a wide […]

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  10. PARIS FALL 2011: TOP 5 PICKS

    PARIS FALL 2011: TOP 5 PICKS

    After a month of non-stop fashion, the Fall season has finally come to a close.  Paris definitely brought us some new ideas; some to love and some to seriously question.  The Paris season swirled in controversy with the Galliano firing and Christopher Decarin’s strange absence from the runway all becoming a part of the drama […]

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