Saturday, June 26, 2010

Recreating Spring RTW

   Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been posting very frequently...but starting next week I'm hoping I can post a lot more often! This weekend I'm going to NYC so I might not post until I get back, but I'm gonna try to at least post some pictures. I'm soo excited for this trip! My cousin is singing in a concert so my family is going to watch her. We're going to be staying in the Westin at Times Square! I've only gone to NYC once, so I'm thrilled I'll be seeing more of the city!

   Anyway, there were many great trends from the spring shows this year and I thought I would do a bit of my own interpretations of the runways. I've chosen a few of my favorite designers and came up with some cheaper ways to achieve the high-fashion looks.

classified fresno flats $16.99 cutesygirl; urban renewal linen cutout bandeau dress $58 urban outfitters; josefine dress $58 lulus; faux-leather zip hobo $24.50 old navy

petite floral dress $22.80 forever 21; pastry shell wedges $160 anthropologie; kimchi blue marilyn dress $29.99 urban outfitters; foldover boyfriend belt $24.99 gap

gridiron tunic $33 lulus; f3900 sunglasses $5.80 and colorblock knit skirt $12.80 forever 21; silver filigree flower cuff $4 charlotte russe

rainbow snow cone dress $39 lulus; carlos by carlos santana tropicana white leopard pumps $75 zappos; lips outline brooch $10.99; gauze floral-print scarf $12.50 old navy

Friday, June 18, 2010

First Impression

   This morning I was catching up on fall shows via podcasts on iTunes. I was in the middle of “Edition by Georges Chakra Fall/Winter 2010” from Fashion Network when I saw a model come on wearing what looked to me like a bulky blanket wrapped around her torso. “That’s the most hideous sweater I’ve ever seen,” I thought to myself. But as the model turned around, the back of the sweater caught my interest. It draped down the back and tied with a metallic bow. What really make it a revelation was that this overwhelmingly sized sweater, that covered so much in the front, exposed the right amount of skin in the back to make it sort of sexy.
   At first glance, this garment may seem ridiculous and awkward, but after looking at it from every angle, I find it pretty practical. It’s made out of mohair so I imagine it would be plenty warm for winter months. I would wear it with skinny jeans or leggings so that it wouldn’t overwhelm my figure too much, though. It might even look cute tucked into a high-waisted skirt and worn with over-the-knee boots. Although my first impression was that I would never wear something like this, my second impression is asking myself if I could make something like this my own!