Category Archives: Runway

Runway Trend: Temporary Tattoos

The most unlikely of trends has popped up on several Fashion Week runways: tattoos. It started at Rodarte, with their futuristic tribal sleeves, half sleeves and neck tattoos.

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At Chanel, there were pretty black and white tattoos that looked like jewelry.

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There was more of a “prison tat” feel going at Jean Paul Gaultier. The models names were stenciled on various parts of their body.

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Could this trend take off? Will temporary tattoos start popping up in stores next Spring? I think it’s an interesting new twist, I’d probably try something like tattoos at Chanel. It’s a very pretty, artistic addition to an outfit. So, was this just a runway trend, or will some of us be slapping on temporary tattoo sleeves in the near future?

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NY Fashion Week Favorites

There were so many wonderful collections at NY Fashion Week that I’m ready for it to be spring again! I’ll have to go back and look at some Fall ’09 collections to get myself back in the present. With this post, I bring you my favorites from the Spring 2010 RTW collections. I loved practically everything, but have narrowed it down to just the few that I don’t think I can live without.

Marc by Marc Jacobs

MarcbymarcJacobsAt Marc by Marc Jacobs the runway was filled with a bevy of bright prints and wonderful color combinations with an ’80s punch. There was not a dull look to be found. Paired with nearly every bright look was a large, bright bow. It’s taking Blair Waldorf to the next level.

Proenza Schouler

ProenzaSchoulerThe looks at Proenza Schouler were very sporty-chic, but definitely more chic than sporty. The colors were rich and the tailoring beautiful. Some of the looks reminded me of something Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon would wear.

Naeem Khan

NaeenKhanBeautiful but edgy is the best way to describe Naeem Khan’s Spring 2010 collection. Rich, bold colors and beautiful gowns made up the collection. There was such variety, it was hard to choose one photo. I’m not saying that is a bad thing, at all. There wasn’t too much variety to where you couldn’t see the general idea they were going for, but there was enough to keep things interesting. Did I mention all the looks were just beautiful?

Rodarte

RodarteLaura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte will never cease to amaze me. I mentioned Kim Gorden earlier when I talked about Proenza Schouler, and just before writing this, found out she’s a Rodarte fan. Awesome. The collection is very tattered, post-apocalyptic grunge. The fake tattoos lend a tribal feel and the dark makeup brings the whole thing together. They’ve collaborated with Nicholas Kirkwood again for the fabulously edgy, studded shoes. Rodarte continues to be one of my faves.


Christian Dior Couture- Fall 2009

00500mSo, the Couture shows were just last week (week before? I’m so thrown off) and I’m all over the Christian Dior collection. Looking through the photos was like stepping into a room full of retro, sophisticated women in the midst of getting dressed. (It turns out, it was inspired by half-dressed models from fifty years ago…that explains why I feel this way.) When it comes to hair and makeup, it’s almost as if the original Barbie doll had a closet full of clothes you could change her into. Curly hair, red lips, and light to the brow-bone eyeshadow adorned each model. There were pops of bright colors, delicate detailing, corsets, and thigh high stockings all throughout. I do adore it.

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Rag & Bone Resort 2010

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I have fallen in love with so many collections from Resort 2010, I’ll probably end up posting about a few of them. The one I am currently loving the most is Rag & Bone.

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Rodarte Fall ’09

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Scary or Art?

Since Fashion Week, everyone has been talking about Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2009 show. A lot of people have said it’s scary, one blogger even compared it to Hellraiser. I personally, thought the show was absolutely amazing.

I thought McQueen’s use of color was beautiful. The bright orange contrasting with black, and the beautiful shade of red he used for many different pieces were all very striking. There was quite a bit of houndstooth and stripes seen throughout the collection, houndstooth is a personal favorite of mine. The models wore strange headpieces, like umbrellas, tubed fabric, and one that even resembled a lampshade. The models had very pale skin, and enormous, bright red lips reminiscent of those waxy, edible lips. I thought the whole thing was dark and fabulous.

Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite designers, after his Fall 2009 collection, he continues to be on the top of my list.

♥ Not so daring? Check out Alexander McQueen’s McQ line for Target. It is amazing.

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