It became clear this week as temperatures reached near 60 degrees and light filled the sky past four o’clock, that spring is in fact upon us.
The spring lines have been out for several weeks and are now pushing aside the winter fur coats on store shelves around the world. Which means it’s time to dig yourself out of your winter hibernation of turtlenecks and sweatpants, and go spring shopping.
And this season has something for every fashion lover from, sheers, romantic, pastels, glamor and a touch of wild.
PRETTY SOFT PASTEL
This season, soft is not just about frilly blouses. Pick any article of clothing and find it in a variety tempting colors and textures. Pieces in jersey, cashmere or silk are layered and draped with an emphasis on smoothing over curves and adding a sense of ease. Head-to-toe girlie is not the trend I’m advising. Instead, pair a feathery skirt and a tailored jacket, or keep the focus on an elaborate neckline above a straight mini. Pastel colors should be one of you first choices when shopping for a spring wardrobe. The top 10 colors for woman’s spring fashion were announced by Paton at the Fashion Color Report 2010 in New York City. Violet, Aurora, Turquoise, Fusion coral, Tomato puree, Tuscany, Amparo blue, Pink champagne, Dried herb and eucalyptus are the colors to shop for.
For a lot of students the pain of being jabbed with needles over and over again is worth it. Continue reading
Alexander McQueen Known for his dramatic statement pieces and impeccable tailoring, was found dead in his apartment, in central London, after taking his own life. According to friends and family, the designer fell into a deep depression after the death of his mother, Joyce, just three days earlier. Many of his coworkers said that he didn’t have the desire to continue on without her. McQueen and his mother were said to be best friends. She was his mentor, partner, and true love; according to his friends and family.
His death left New York Fashion week in a complete shock as the Fashion committee scrambled to refill McQueen’s show times. The two lines that were scheduled to show this past week will remain unseen by the public until Paris Fashion week, leaving the fashion industry in complete suspense. In the upcoming London Fashion Week, despite his personal absence McQueen’s scheduled presentations will be displayed exactly as he had imagined it; with great graphics, electric blue lights, and the illusion of a fairytale. Continue reading
Target is officially the middle class’s one-stop luxury shop.
The once classic department store, which use to hover just a step up above Wal-mart, has given itself an amazing makeover.
This past fall Target announced that it would be hiring high end fashion designers to create lower priced luxury clothing for the greater population of America.
While this propasition sounded wonderful and truly inspiring, the fashion legends were unmoved.
The last department store to announce its “high end” fashion line was Wal-mart, who hired Miley Cyrus to produce a trendy teenage line. However, the designs and the product were a complete mess. Do to her lack of experience and no taste in personal style.
So people were hesitant to take Targets proposal too seriously. Yet when Target revealed their list of designers, the true excitement and belief in Target began to develop. Continue reading
When the house of Valentino strutted down the runway for the 2009 fall couture fashion shows; smoky layers, corsets, leather, stilettos, unpolished hair, nude lips and all black were encompassed in almost every design. People were intrigued yet questionable; this of course was not the normal dress code of the house of Valentino.
The house of Valentino founded in 1959 by Valentino Garavani, has gained its world popularity for their feminine evening gowns, little cocktail dresses, neat-as-a-pin hairdos and impeccable classic suits that they assembled for every major fashion event.
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Fall is in the air; leaves are changing, the air is cooler and the Fashion industry is strutting down the fall runway. So say goodbye to your eyelet summer dresses and hello to knee high stockings and colored tights.