spring 2012 rtw: part 8

Final Spring 2012 post. Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Elie Saab. Three of my favorites. LOVED these collections. Fantastic colors and shapes.


I especially love the hot pink and gunmetal grey dresses. FAB.

Louis Vuitton:

Loved the icy pastels, the fantastic coats, and THE SHOES. Um, and hello Kate Moss.

Elie Saab:

Those colors are bananas. Especially the emerald and cobalt! LOVE.

Happy weekend!

xoxo S


October 7, 2011. couture. 1 comment.

spring 2012 rtw: part 7

McQueen and Chanel! Swoon! Both had a fantastic underwater vibe. Love, love love.



xoxo S

October 6, 2011. couture. 1 comment.

spring 2012 rtw: part 6

PRADA. This collection was so much fun. Punchy colors, lovely silhouettes, a fun 50s vibe. And the most fabulous shoes.

And the shoes… Bananas!

xo S

September 26, 2011. couture. Leave a comment.

spring 2012 rtw: part 5

The ready to wear shows continued in London and my two favorites were Burberry Prorsum and Jonathan Saunders.

Burberry Prorsum showed gorgeous mid-calf skirts in deep muted colors with fabulous accents.

Loved the platforms, hats and huge bags.

Jonathan Saunders also showed mid-calf lengths and platforms, but his color palette was definitely Palm Beach – coral, aqua, lime, and yellow. Fabulous.

xoxo S

September 22, 2011. couture. 1 comment.

spring rtw 2012: part 3

So, so many gorgeous looks at Oscar de la Renta‘s show.  Loving the bold, bright colors, gorgeous ball gown skirts, and chic sheath dresses.  There were also some incredible gold looks, as well as some classic black and white, and a super fun dash of fringe.

Marchesa is always super dramatic and gorgeous and this collection followed suit. Fantastic silky fringe and gorgeous gunmetal, white and smokey lilac. Swoon.

xoxo S

September 15, 2011. couture. 2 comments.

spring rtw 2012: part 2

Tory Burch gave her first runway show this year and it was fantastic. I loved the 20s vibe and the flat shoes are so FAB.

Love me some J.Crew, obviously, and the Spring 2012 collection looks great, especially the sunny yellow pants and shorts.

Rodarte is always weird and wonderful.  This show had heavy references to Van Gogh – there were starry night swirls and bold yellow sunflowers on dresses.  I guess I have an aversion to those patterns, because none of my favorite looks include them!  I prefer these sleek pants and flowing chiffon dresses.

Stay tuned for Part 3! xo S

September 14, 2011. couture. 2 comments.

spring 2012 rtw: part 1

And they’re off!  The Spring shows are underway in New York, and I am loving the beautiful colors and fun florals.  If I were to place an order for my favorites so far (provided I had somewhere to wear these fab clothes), they are as follows:

From Marc by Marc Jacobs: great swimwear and lovely print dresses.

From Rachel Zoe: totally chic pants and seperates.

From Reem Acra: gorgeous print satin.

From Jenny Packman: possibly my favorite show – love love love these pretty, feminine styles.

From Carolina Herrera: sleek elegance. Love that slate blue pant.

From Rachel Roy: easy, chic seperates.

From DKNY: bold poppies and floppy hats!

From Tracey Reese: rompers and jumpsuits.

From Lela Rose: great color blocking and easy shapes.

From Victoria Beckham: bold shapes and leather leggings.

And from Zac Posen: drama and glamour!

Which looks are you loving for Spring?

September 13, 2011. couture. 1 comment.

{couture} fall 2011: armani privé

For his Fall collection, Armani paid homage to Japan.  It was dramatic and fabulous.  Origami pleating and obi belts – and wait until you see the Philip Treacy hats – AMAZING.  Love the floral prints and the cropped pants.

all images from style.com.

July 13, 2011. couture. Leave a comment.

{couture} fall 2011: valentino

Valentino was my other favorite couture show.  It was sort of bohemian and old fashioned – totally lovely.  Loved the use of velvet, all the long sleeves, and that gorgeous shade of pale green.

images from style.com.

July 11, 2011. couture. Leave a comment.

{couture} fall 2011: elie saab

Aren’t his evening gowns always the most gorgeous!? Loving all those glorious neutral tones and that deep blue is perfection.


July 8, 2011. couture. 2 comments.

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