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Dress Like You Went to Fashion Week (for a LOT less!)

So you live in Mississippi (like me) or anywhere else in rural America where evidence of style is scarce among the general public. There isn't a fashion show in sight, and your town didn't even celebrate Fashion's Night Out. So you're left at home coveting those fashion show attendees in New York City and scouring every fashion show snippet you can find on YouTube. (So now you know how I spent my Friday night...)

Maybe you can't be there amongst the excitement, but who says you can't emulate a little Fashion Week street style?

Beauties, I don't care if you live in rural Kentucky or on the Upper East Side... it's time to get dressed!

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 7:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

70s Inspired Fashion: Love It or Loathe It?

It is often that trends are revamped and revised from prior decades. In fact, sometimes these resurfaced trends are the basis of a season's most popular styles. So I wasn't too surprised when the bell bottoms, maxi dresses, and whimsical prints that were popular in the 70s resurfaced on the Spring/Summer 2011 runways. But I was a little disappointed that this decade was being revived.

The 70s styles have their hits and misses. I love maxi dresses, but I'm not ready to trade in my skinnies for bell bottoms. Mostly, I'm just ready to see something new and imaginative on the runways. We've revived every decade dating back to the 20s. It's time for us to create something new. I'm ready for a fashion awakening. It was monumental when Dior created New Look in the 50s. Will we ever see something new like that again or have we created everything under the sun already?

On the runways we saw bell bottoms, maxi skirts and dresses, floppy hats, and wild prints in some of the collections. I love the floppy hats and big sunglasses that were popular during the 70s. I'm also a fan of most of the 70s prints. However, I questioned theĀ fabulousnessĀ of the Marc Jacobs and Topshop pieces (see below). Who knows, maybe next summer I'll be ready to rock a pair of bell bottoms, but for now, I'm not so sure.

Below are some 70s styles that were spotted on the runway.

Dolce & Gabanna S/S 2011

Marc Jacobs - Runway - Spring 2011 MBFW

Topshop Spring/Summer 2011

Whether bell bottoms come back in style or if skinnies are here to stay, I want to know your opinion of the 70s revival: Love it or Loathe it?

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 8:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments

Flower Power

Badgley Mischka - Runway - Spring 09 MBFW

Rebecca Taylor - Runway - Fall 09 MBFW

Fashionistas get ready for the femininity of floral prints!

Floral prints are going to be around for spring and fall this year.

Flower power was spotted on the runway in designer collections such as Rebecca Taylor's 2009 fall collection (left) and Badgley Mischka's 2009 spring collection (right).

But forget your grandmother's old floral caftan! New floral patterns are more artistic and vibrant than the subdued floral patterns of the past. Read on...

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 2:00PM | Permalink | 0 Comments