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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Woman I Want To Be

Sexy, sophisticated, and sleek, Jason Wu's Pre-Fall 15 collection embodies the woman I want to be.

Valentino Pre-Fall Couture 2015

Just yesterday someone asked me why I named Valentino amongst my favorite designers and had I already seen the latest couture show, I would have retorted with the below.

Lately I haven't been into the whole brocade and dark colored prints Valentino has been showing, but the delicate, feminine lace seen above is exactly what makes Valentino... you know, Valentino. I will forever be obsessed with their signature romantic aesthetic.

Is it just me or do the innocent, little girl-like silhouettes done in super sheer lace remind you of Lolita? Victorian inspired lace collars... so haute right now.

Sorry. Can't resist a good pun when the opportunity is presented. Bye now!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Julie de Libran for Sonia Rykiel

Today in things that merit your attention/discussing, Julie de Libran as artistic director of Sonia Rykiel. De Libran, former studio director at Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs' right hand (wo)man, is just the breath of fresh air the French brand needed. I would be lying if I said I caught up with all the Spring/Summer 15 shows, but of the ones I have seen, this one is pretty up there. And by pretty up there I mean one of my favorites this season. I find it rare to absolutely love collections as a whole, but I would without a doubt wear every single piece from this collection. The collection was jumpsuit and fur heaven with a military green, white, and navy and black palette that screamed my name. No, really.. it screamed. It's like de Libran knows me. How good are those overalls cum jumpsuits? And the military jacket with little sequin shorts? And the furs (I shotty Joan's!)?! I want it all. Except for the shoes. I'll pass on those, but do note that sock and sandals combo. It's happening, people. Also note the combination of navy and olive green -- one of my faves.

Heidi and His Technicolor Coat

Remember Joseph and the Technicolor coat or was that just a Catholic school thing? As soon as I saw this Saint Laurent cardigan it was the first thing that popped into mind, except better. Sorry Joseph. 

I'm not sure why I am so drawn to it - it is really loud and unlike anything I've ever owned - but there's something about it that keeps making me come back to it. Lately I find myself wearing a lot of black and I think subconsciously the Miami girl in me is dying for some color. But color in the winter is really hard (or so me thinks). I hate bright colors with black, and they sound even worse with brown, except in this case. Heidi really mastered the art of combining colors with neutrals in this one. You may not see it now, but the mix of grays, creams, and black allow for this cardigan to get way more wear than you'd ever expect. 

I paired it with a grey turtleneck because I really like the look of it underneath other sweaters and so, I'm trying to give them a chance. This one is Yigal Azrouel but you can shop a very similar and much more affordable one here. The leather pants are from The Row and my new favorite wedges ever are Brunello Cucinelli. They have a grey knit ribbing on the side and I am desperately awaiting the day they go on sale. I am very anti-down jackets, but if you must this is my favorite Moncler one. I really wish I was wearing this outfit today.