Friday, September 16, 2011

In life, you have to make sacrifices. One sacrifice I made recently was to decline an invitation to attend Fashion Week. You see, I’ve been working on a potential partnership between a client of mine and IMG (the planners of Fashion Week) and my contact graciously invited me to attend the shows for a day. I mean do you not DIE? Well, being the responsible adult that I am with a rather large vacation planned later this month, I had to tearfully decline.

But never fear, the internet is here (to save the day). I can indulge in the shows for the comfort of my kitchen table. Yeah, yeah, yeah, not the same, but it does save the pressure of finding the perfect outfit!

So I had to break this post up into four. There were just so many looks that I liked from this season’s shows; I couldn’t possibly post them all at once. So check back through the day for my favorite spring 2012 looks! Oh and warning - there may be some major designer misspellings in this post, but I didn't have time to proof! And my not-so-awesome photo skills are totally on display. Sad. 

To start things off, I’m seeing a lot of black and yellow on the runway. I wonder if designers are closet Pittsburgh sports fans or Wiz Kahlifa’s music was an influence : ) Here are three looks that I liked from Monique Lhuillier, Yigal Azrouel and Rachel Zoe. Yes, that is Rachel Zoe as in the stylist! 

Speaking of Monique Lhuillier, I LOVED this show. Specifically the looks in this purple/blueish color and the shape of the basic black dress. You won’t see many black looks in this bunch – spring 2011 is ALL about COLOR!

 There were some rad stripes on the runway. I was loving these frocks from Nanette Lepore, Alice + Olivia and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Another one of my favorite collections was Jason Wu.  You’ll notice in this bunch that the looks on the left and right are pretty similar. I think it shows two very similar, yet different looks. A few shows had the ruffle waist line like the model on the left. Wu’s collection had a lot of embellishments and structure. 

(all photos from Style.com)