Spring 2011 Couture: Coming to a Red Carpet Near You?

Since the majority of us don’t have a budget for Couture, the Couture Shows usually serve as a great reference point for what to expect on the red carpet, plus broader trends that will hit the streets in a more pedestrian iteration. From Armani Prive to Valentino, here’s what we expect to see.
1. DRESSES OVER PANTS
Yes, this troublesome trend could be coming back. VERY few can pull it off, but we’re sure Lady Gaga/Rihanna will try.
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(l to r: Armani Prive and Chanel)

2. LENGTHS THAT SHOW OFF SHOES
During last night’s SAG Awards, shoe designer Brian Atwood tweeted Rachel Zoe: “Raining in LA. Good! They will pull up the dresses to show their shoes!!!” Atwood will be happy to know that the stars will have more dresses to choose from with shoe-friendly hems.
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(l to r: Chanel and Christian Dior)


3. BOWS AND FEATHERS
The past few seasons have seen a proliferation of bows and feathers and from the looks of the couture collections, there are more on the way.
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(l to r: Alexis Mabille and Givenchy)

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Icebreaker: Moncler’s Navy Cotton Blend Split-Hood Jacket

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This Moncler navy cotton blend detachable split-hood jacket is certainly not for the faint of fashion heart; however, it will certainly split a few jaw lines and make you an instant “street style star”.
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Shop: The Camel Color Menswear Trend

Yes, yes, yes. I know it isn’t news that camel is a go-to fall color, however, this season it’s getting a serious upgrade from your classic trenchcoat to include spicy cashmere sweaters, moto-chic gloves, distressed ankle boots and suede brushed blazers.
Take a gander below…


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Trend Battle: Combat Boots vs. Suede Loafers

While one clearly roars “manly, man!” and the other quietly murmurs “gentleman” both the combat boot and the suede loafer should be held in high regard in your closet. The combat boot is great for both those wool peacoat, frigid temps days while the suede loafer will keep you quite suave through all of those mandatory work-cocktail-thingys.


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DAILY SLASH ALERT: This Prada Crystal Kisslock Clutch is 71% Off Till 2PM

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SAG Awards 2011: What They Wore. What We Tweeted.

From the red carpet to the telecast itself, last night’s SAG Awards were a snore with no real noteworthy looks to speak of. As far as the trends go, here’s what we spotted: COLOR…reds (Tina Fey), oranges, ices & nudes (Amy Adams); PRINTS…florals & watercolors (Claire Danes, Mila Kunis); LACE (Helena Bonham Carter, January Jones); MEN…monochrome “wiseguy” suits (Christian Bale, John Krasinski), statement ties (Justin Timberlake, Taye Diggs) and pocket squares (Ernest Borgnine). But overall, it was an “eh” night — perhaps for the stars too, as they look ahead to the Oscars. In any event, Bluefly’s stylist aka #taneshaBF and I (#nanaBF) did manage to amuse ourselves on Twitter. Take a look.
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Is it just me or does Amy Adams [in Herve Leroux] look like Nicole Kidman tonight? I mean I like it… just sayin’ #taneshaBF

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#JanuaryJones, how much do I LOVE?!! The hair! The retro [Carolina Herrera] gown. Amour. If January was my friend, I’d borrow th[is] dress & never return it!#nanaBF

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The men of The Social network. Don’t mind if I do! Did you guys catch Jesse E. on SNL last night? #taneshaBF #sagawards

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#MilaKunis in Alexander McQueen & Cartier. Double Fab. #nanaBF

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I think Claire Danes [in Louis Vuitton] is accomplishing what Michelle Williams was going for at the GG‘s. Floral, prim, sweet, ladylike. #taneshaBF

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Any reason why Geoffrey Rush is wearing a Kangol? #nanaBF

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Julianna Margulies [in YSL] is quietly outdressing everyone says I. #taneshaBF

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Morning After: Fashion’s Juiciest Headlines

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Doutzen Kroes’s New Baby Has His Own Twitter Account [Phyllon Joy/Twitter]
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So Kim Kardashian Did Not Intend the W Magazine Shoot to be a Nude Pictorial

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I’ve come too far to be back here, Kardashian said on last night’s episode of E!’s Kourtney & Kim Take New York. I’m done with posing nude.

“I feel so taken advantage of!” Kim Kardashian wailed about the fashion spread that remained nameless — though it was easy to make out the W Magazine cover that was blurred out for TV, and presumably legal reasons. According to Kim, she was told that artwork and architectural landscapes would be strategically covering her private parts, only to find that by art, W meant graphic title treatments and silver paint. With nothing left to do since the magazine had already been printed and shipped, Kris Jenner, Kim’s mom and manager, advised her to “own it” as a celebration of the female body. Ladies, did you feel “celebrated”?

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Fly Guy Pick: Ben Sherman’s Taupe Canvas Laptop Messenger Bag

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Fashionistos, this Ben Sherman taupe canvas laptop messenger bag will take you from computer geek to Wall Street chic in one (stylish) fell swoop. Take note of the retro shape and sleek designer signature.
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