By Manda J
Michelle Smith designer and owner of Milly by Michelle Smith’s fall RTW 2010 line continues to uphold her preppy Blair Waldorfesq (for my Gossip Girl fans) image. Her line is a cross between Chanel and Betsy Johnson. It’s has the sophistication of Chanel with the playfulness of Betsy Johnson. Her fall runway show was one of few that actually had models in tights. If it’s the fall I think tights should be a staple. The tights ranged from plain opaque white to green even to hot pink all the while enhancing the outfit without causing a distraction.
There are plenty of pieces to choose from that can also be worn solo, if your not big on prints. The silhouette of the dresses are sophisticated and at the same time playful. Metallic’s were all over fashion week this year, but I love how the metallic’s are set against basic colors as well as bright colors. As a former employee of Hermes and Christian Dior I can tell that some of their classic aesthetics play apart in her design. That’s what fashion is all about. Taking an idea and adding your personal touch to it. Milly definitely accomplishes that.
By Manda J
How can you not love Marc Jacobs? Not only does he design his own lines, he is also the creative director for Louis Vuitton. Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 RTW line is a mix of subtly with splashes of bright patterns, well, they’re bright for fall.
Naturally, in the fall you have to wear a coat. Why not make it stylish? Light weight trenches are the “it” thing for the spring and you can pick them right back up in the fall. Marc by Marc Jacobs line has coats ranging from belted trenches to nice draped coats that’s swallows you but still gives you a shape. Harem pants are being taken down a notch. In Marc Jacobs rendition of the harem pant he made it more structured. Not the usual cotton jersey/spandex fabric we are used too.
The dresses are so sophisticatedly basic they can transcend seasons without seeming out of style. The ever popular zipper detail is present and accounted for ( check out my previous post on zippers) as well as belts. In all of his looks the waist is cinched. Please remember an undefined waist is a fashion faux pas.
By Manda J
New York Fashion week has begun! After looking at various designer’s lines via New York Magazine’s Fashion Show (click here to visit). I certain lines have me lusting for certain garments. One such line is Victoria Beckham’s line. Victoria Beckham AKA Posh Spice is my favorite Spice Girl. This is VB’s fourth season designing and she seems to have found her niche.
Her RTW Fall 2010 dresses are very stylish chic with a twist of sass thrown in. We are so used to see the classic Grecian form of draping, but this style of draping border line absurd amount of excess fabric…but it works. An extra yard here and you have a new look. She chose to use colors ranging from black to sapphire. These don’t seem like typical fall colors, but I am happy that someone has broken up the monotony of the usual burnt orange and red. Here are some of my favorite looks. I can see Michelle O is quite a few of these dresses with her standard cinched waist.