"Fashion at the speed of life"

Most people do not come out for Mercedes Benz Feburary fashion week, but the winter looks truly dwarf the boring and monotone looks we saw during this Spring reveal. The looks seem to only inspire me to shop my closet since I am sure they are reminiscent of this past fall. I do follow trends for new ideas to add to my closet, but what is a girl to do when the same themes pop up year after year? The designers may blame manufactured brands, but the true cause of lack of sales is originality and the creation items easily produced for a lower price. Here is what we saw:

Wanderlust

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Odd pop culture prints at Libertine, sheers and sequin pairings at Pamela Rowland and embroidery everywhere. Unfortunately, the shapes remain the same and some added gimmicks for stage appeal. We loved Pamela Rowland’s feather treatment, but the cape like attachment seemed an afterthought.  We also frowned at the wedding dress finale, which was made from a load of cliche from ruffles to lace.

White

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The “wear white after labor day ” has lost its rebellious feel now that we can wear it year round. After just seeing white looks in Feburary, they look oddly similar to the white looks of spring 2015. The sweaters at the spring shows did not help us distinguish between the two seasons.

the West
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After being a trend for the past four seasons, Western style should now be a staple. Who does not have a fringe item in your closet? Jay Godfrey did it right when adding a luxurious feel with sequin, treated denim and leather accents, but the fact that his fall collection dwarfed his spring is still evident.

In any case, designers have lost thier competitive edge or maybe they can’t afford to be..

Nyfw Spring 2015 Upon us!!

So sorry my lovely readers! We have been away from our jewel encrusted laptops attending New York Fashion Week Shows and will be bringing you all the latest pics and coverage next week!! So stay tuned and please read the archives..

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Jay Godfrey gave an impressive installation based on lux Western styles amplified with lace, quilting and the oh so familiarity of fringe.
  We love the concept described in the program:

The electric west draws from the influences of late 60’s and early rock and rollers who infused country and western tones…

We felt the rock and roll vibe with the one woman band who played the drums and the guitar at one point at the same time. Haystacks and barrels completed the look. Godfrey’s first venture into denim was too similar to GUESS but his combination of lace and fringe was what stole the show.

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Sequin played a role in the collection. From full sequins gowns to suit, but they seemed out of place in the wild west.

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All in all, we love Godfrey in the fall, but his spring collection only had a few gold nuggets. At least, he made the west more fashionable.

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Wolf Home has paired with Art Markit to bring you a collection of eclectic home goods from NY artists. The atmosphere was relaxed with manicures by Vinyl Project, canned wine and cappuccino in bottles.

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Wolf Home’s unique collection of tables, especially the Hashtag and Hey engraved side tables.

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The shopping bags have a rustic look and was a juxapostion to the bright art pieces. Everything from playing cards to towels and even the price points were in a wide range from 10 to 300 dollars.

The Art Markit is available for three days, so stop by 963 Broadway near E 23 street and pick up a unique piece.

Wolf Home
963 broadway
6pm to 8 pm

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This year fall has gone back to dark colors and some of us are happy about the ease of dark colors (who doesn’t have grey clothes in thier wardrobe); others however dark colors are the enemies of individuality. Unless, you want to look normcore, here are some other colors that can be added based on your style.

Punk/Rock

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Punk has always combined bright colors with dark colors so I recommend adding misted yellow to your black or gray outfits. You will find this color mixed into plaids.
For Rockers, aurora red is your friend. The color has also been mixed into plaid this fall but mostly skirts and dresses.

Vintage/Romance

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Radiant orchid and mauve mist are two purple hues that will treat you well with gray. For a more daring outfit add cognac and one of these purple hues.

Classic/Casual

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For casual dressing, the blues are for you (rhyme intended), bright cobalt and royal blue. These colors can be found in your favorite clothing accessory, jeans!
For classic dressers, aluminum is a creative way to build on two neutrals. If you ever want to add color to your wardrobe, think about cypress. A green dark enough not to overthrow your neutral outfits.

Glam
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Sangria is like if wine and burgundy (isn’t that a wine too?) had a baby. It is not too dark to be uninteresting and it looks great in velvet.

Try these colors out for your self on instagram with #tfgbfall and we look forward to posting the picks on our instagram page.

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As I arrived on the rooftop of Hotel Americano on a rainy Tuesday, I was issued up the elevator and slowly arrived at a design collaboration 40 years in the making. Travel accessories extraordinaire, Lesportsac and gemstone maverick, Erickson Beamon partner to add luxury and glam to travel accessories.  The inspiration for the 36 piece collection containing everything from makeup cases, jewelry rolls, garment bags, clutches and even backpacks:

Says Erickson Beamon founder Karen Erickson, “It was so important to incorporate signature elements of Erickson Beamon into this collection. I had so much fun: I love textiles, and it’s no surprise that I love to play with proportion and color. I enlarged images of the jewelry to create my own prints. The result is at once photorealistic and somewhat abstract.”

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Pearl and lace trim makes this bag even more unique.

The print was not the only star of the show. There was pearl and lace embellishments and unique concepts to go along with them. The standard shapes of Lesportsac were quilted with diamond shapes,  clutches had regal gold handles and there was an air of sophistication surround the more typical travel accessories. 

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The beauty of the bags easily made me forget the wind and the rain and I even stopped to enjoy the hors d’oeuvres and asked the rep about price points. Winter 2015 looks alot brighter with price points no higher than 250 dollars! I will be hanging out at Nordstrom or stalking shopbop.com in hopes to snagging these pieces.

Hello again readers!! We are closing our Futuristic Designers posts with Zimmermann and I hope everyone had as much fun reading these as I did scouring through all the beautiful garments to create this story!

Zimmermann was started in 1991 by Australian born sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann. Nicky who attended design school at East Sydney started the brand herself by selling dresses at markets around Australia and got the attention of Vogue Australia soon after. Her sister joined her in 1992 and the brand really took off with an aesthetic of sophisticated feminity mixed with bold structure. Their pieces can be found in stores around the world and at http://www.us.zimmermannwear.com

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