NYFW 3 - The Final Look

Friday, September 16, 2011

Okay – this slide is a little random, but bare with me (it’s hard to match all my favs into pics). Again, the black and gold standing out.

It was difficult to narrow down my favs from the Tracy Reese show because there were so many! In typical spring fashion, the models carried some adorable the umbrellas. And the colors of these Badgley Mischka frocks – OBSESSED. I love the shape and detail on these dresses. (note those ruffles at the waist again!)

Here’s three black and white looks that caught my eye (and also got some Michael Jackson into my head!) Love the bow on the first frock, the sequins on the second and I mean seriously – how amazing does Karlie Kloss’ body look in third dress! Wow.

And last, but certainly not least, another bit of a mash up slide with pastels. Of course all of the Marchesa gowns were red-carpet worthy with tulle explosions. Same can be said for Reem Acra. Still crushing on Dennis Basso (PETA most likely still wants to crush him). And finally, In a typical fashion, Oscar de la Renta sent dazzlers down the runway. There were a lot of stunners in the bunch, many of which we were in bold colors. I appreciated some of the more everyday dresses in bright hues as well.

Overall, a lot of awesome things to look forward too during the awful east coast/Midwest winters. Here are some things to note.
·         Bight, bold colors will still rule in the spring. Gap and J. Crew both showed some looks with bright pants again.
·         Sequins, one shoulder looks and mullet dresses (short in the front, long in the back) are will still be in!
·         While they didn’t make the images, I loved a lot of the wearable looks from Tory Burch. One rather neat thing to note was that all of the models wore flats! They looked a little frumpy, but it was totally Tory’s style! The color pallet of this show was perfect and I loved the sequin touches.

The Not So Hot:
·         I really liked some things from MK and Ashley’s The Row line, BUT they paired some cute dresses with like white yoga plants.
·         Nips (as in boobies) were out on the runway. From Yigal Azrouel to Adam to Preen to Christian Siriano
·         J. Crew presented a collection. While I’m a big store fan, I wasn’t in love with the looks. Like single pieces were cool, I didn’t like how the things were styled.
·         I’m seriously over the no pants Saturday look. Like really – who can pull that off on an average day? I get that this is spring, spring is kinda bathing suit season, but Its like walking around in my cheerleading kickpants without a skirt! (I’m talking to you Vera Wang!)
·         Oh Betsy Johnson. You make the best bras. You really do. But I don’t want to see them on the runway. I thought we retired that Brittney Spears look of the undergarments popping out. The clothes in this show just looked ill fitting.

Wheew! This is a record setting blog day for me! Four posts in one day! This is totally racking up posts leading up to a big blog milestone coming up! Expect fireworks, sequins, glitter, cupcakes and maybe some crafts. 

(all photos from Style.com)