Men’s Spring 2013 Trends from Milan

Milan Men’s Fashion Week for Spring 2013 ended yesterday. I shifted through all the shows and was dazzled by the amazing looks and coming trends. Here are some of the top trends that I spotted:

 

Metallic

Alexander Mcqueen | Burberry | Canali | Ermenegildo Zegna | Roberto Cavalli

Oh boy! Looks like things are about to get shiny! Metallic was all over the collections and I am liking it completely! Burberry had my favorite rendition of the trend. The collection had metallic everything! My favorites were the trench coat and the button-down shirts.

Turquoise

Burberry | Canali | Fendi | Roberto Cavalli | Salvatore Ferragamo

If you love bright, you’re going to love the most seen color–turquoise! I personally love to flaunt this color (it brings out my eyes) because it’s eye-catching! What says spring more than a bright blue?

Floral

Bottega Venetta | Calvin Klein | Canali | Gucci

Typically floral pops up in women’s collections but it made its way to the men’s this season! The type of floral is not super masculine looking but it does set itself apart from the floral associated with a Hawaiian shirt. Will you embrace the flowery print?

Oversized Suits

Dolce & Gabbana | Giorgio Armani | John Varvatos | Versace | Z Zegna

I don’t know about you but I love my clothing fitted. Just about every collection had some form of an oversized suit. The collections still showcased a fitted suit but a bigger cut clearly will be a big trend! I don’t know if I could rock it, but maybe you can.

Colored Leather Jackets

Gucci | Corneliani | Emporio Armani | Ermenegildo Zegna | Neil Barrett

This is easily one of my favorite trends. There is nothing like a great leather jacket to sport at any time of the year–add some color and you have one amazing jacket! I think Emporio Armani’s navy is my favorite.

Oversized Shorts

Emporio Armani | Giorgio Armani | Jil Sanders | Neil Barrett | Z Zegna

Not everyone can make this oversized shorts work, but if you can, make it happen! There were a ton of short shorts spotted on the runway too, but definitely the designers had a preference for the larger kind. Looks like bigger cuts are huge in Spring 2013.

Long Short Sleeves

Calvin Klein | Dolce & Gabbana | Jil Sanders | Valentino | Z Zegna

I hope you are seeing the motif playing out–bigger is better. Are you ready for bigger clothing?

Double-Breasted Suit Jackets

Bottega Venetta | Canali | Ermenegildo Zegna | Gucci | John Varvatos

Normally a double-breasted suit jacket is seen as old-fashioned or just worn by an older generation. Well, button up! These jackets were everywhere! They were also seen in a ton of colors. Forget the black or blue suit, go for color!

Cornflower Blue

Alexander McQueen | Fendi | Gucci | Jil Sanders | Trussardi

You know that pale blue crayon you never used from your crayon box as a child? Well, it’s an ‘it’ color for Spring 2013. I like how it balances the bright turquoise. If you don’t want to be loud, you can rock this cornflower blue.

What do you think of the trends I spotted? Let me know!

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Fashionista Alert: Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games movie comes out this month making fans of the trilogy bate in anticipation of their favorite series’ on-screen adaptation. While the actors take part in press for the movie and make their rounds at award shows, it is hard to avoid certain cast members. Who may you ask? Well, you might think I meant the handsome Liam Helmsworth, but I was actually referring to Jennifer Lawrence!

 

The Hunger Games star knows how to take command of a red carpet, and makes it look effortless. So lets take a look at some of my favorite looks on Jennifer, and don’t forget to buy your ticket — I already have mine!

 

 

 

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Jennifer first made waves for her impeccable style at the 2011 Academy Awards. She arrived in a flattering, body hugging red Calvin Klein gown, and stole the show with this look!

 

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At this year’s People’s Choice Awards, Jennifer wore this blue Viktor & Rolf dress. Recently Katy Perry was also spotted wearing this ensemble at Paris Fashion Week. I will leave it up to you to decide who wore it better, but I can’t deny that Jennifer definitely worked this look. The makeup choice, her smoky blue eyes, her slicked back hairdo, and her neutral black heels perfectly compliment the dress. Everything worked together to pull one chic look!


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This month Jennifer was chosen as the April 2012 cover girl for both the U.S. and U.K. version of Glamour Magazine,and the actress looks absolutely radiant throughout the spread. In the above U.S. cover shot, Jennider is wearing a gold Elie Tahari top, and white Lucky Jeans. In her interview, the 21 year old actress, talked about the importance of eating healthy and having a good self body image–very important for young girls to have. I think it can be said that Jennifer is not only a great actress and fashionista, but role model as well!

 
 

Top 10 Academy Awards Fashion Moments

The 2012 Academy Awards will be airing this Sunday (8 PM on ABC), and we are so darn excited to see what all of the celebs will be wearing on the Red Carpet! Oh yeah, and who will win the coveted statue…

 

In anticipation of this year’s awards, we have compiled a list of our favorite Red Carpet fashionistas from years’ past.  Let us know if you agree!

 

 

10. Jennifer Lawrence, 2011 (Calvin Klein)

Last year, Jennifer Lawrence defined va va voom in her slinky, red Calvin Klein dress.  Though the first-time nominee was a relative newcomer to the Red Carpet scene, she earned major fashion cred by rocking this sexy silhouette.  Lawrence topped off her look with gorgeous, free-flowing hair and bedroom-eye makeup.   Now that she has cemented her stardom by starring in The Hunger Games, we hope to see many more standout Red Carpet looks from this lovely young actress!

 

 

 

9. Joan Allen, 2001 (Michael Kors)

Though she lost the Best Actress prize to Julia Roberts, actress Joan Allen won the acclaim of fashion lovers everywhere in 2001, when she donned a sensational, tangerine Michael Kors gown. The bold color perfectly complimented her sun-kissed skin, and stood out against the sea of muted gowns that peppered the carpet that year.  Her sexy blonde bob gave Allen’s look an extra edge. Definitely one of the best Oscar Red Carpet moments in recent memory!

 

 

 

8. Sharon Stone, 1998 (Husband’s Shirt + Vera Wang Skirt)

Ms. Basic Instinct certainly went back to basics with her 1998 look, when she paired her (now ex-) husband Phil Bronstein’s white button-up shirt with a fitted Vera Wang skirt. She had made headlines a few years earlier, when she wore a Gap T-Shirt to the Oscars, but her 1998 look stood out more because of the unique juxtaposition of casual, “morning after” chic with upscale glamour.  This risky fashion choice could have gone either way—especially on an actress lacking Stone’s sexy self-confidence—but the look totally worked!

 

 

 

7. Halle Berry, 2002 (Elie Saab)

Best Actress winner Halle Berry turned heads in 2002 with her barely-there Elie Saab gown. Between the strategically places flowers on her mostly see-through bodice, and her low-cut taffeta skirt, Berry left little to the imagination (à la J Lo at the 2000 Grammys). When Berry won the coveted prize for her role in Monster’s Ball, and delivered her infamous, lengthy acceptance speech, her dress was sealed in history as one of the most recognizable Oscar fashion moments of the past decade.

 

 

6. Charlize Theron, 2004 (Gucci)

How ironic that the year she won the Oscar for her unrecognizable portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Charlize Theron wore THE sexiest, most stunning Red Carpet look at the 2004 Oscars. Her shimmery Gucci halter featured an extremely high slit, an incredibly low back, and fit Theron like a glove. She contrasted her silver gown with bronzed, glowing skin, smoky eyes, and a stylish, bleached bob. Definitely a Red Carpet moment we won’t soon forget!

 

 

 

5. Natalie Portman 2009 (Rodarte)

Not only is Natalie Portman a talented actress, she is also an impeccable fashionista!  She selects wardrobe pieces which flatter her petite frame, and always looks sleek and sophisticated. Portman also consistently compliments her clothing with gorgeous hair, makeup, and accessories. Her look at the 2009 Academy Awards,was no exception: Portman wore a stunning, pink Rodarte dress, paired with a sleek updo, smoky eyes, and simple diamond stud earrings. Though Portman’s Oscar Red Carpet moment from 2011 will likely be the one everyone remembers (eggplant dress, baby bump, and, oh yeah, Oscar himself), we’ll always look back fondly upon her 2009 look.

 

 

 

4. Jessica Alba, 2006 (Versace)

Though Jessica Alba is often typecast as “the hottie,” her look at the 2006 Oscars elevated her from silver screen sex symbol to Hollywood glamazon.  The actress wore a gorgeous gold Versace halter, with mermaid-style skirt and stunning floral lace appliqué.  The hue perfectly complimented Alba’s glowing copper skin, and the style flattered the star’s flawless figure. Her upswept hair, teardrop earrings, and fresh makeup added that extra polish to her already stunning silhouette. Can’t get enough!

 

 

 

3. Reese Witherspoon, 2007 (Nina Ricci)

2007 was a banner year for Reese Witherspoon: She stood out on EVERY Red Carpet during awards season because of her fresh, fabulous hair, and flawless fashion choices!  The actress did not disappoint at the Oscars, when she wore a lovely, deep purple Nina Ricci gown. The mermaid-style dress stood out because of its unique ombre, layered train, and flattering fit.  Though sparkly, over-the-top gowns oftetn dominate the Oscars, we love this understated, chic look.

 

 

 

2. Sandra Bullock, 2010 (Marchesa)

Not only did Sandra Bullock win Best Actress for The Blind Side at the 2010 Oscars, she looked positively regal in her silver Marchesa gown. The lovely capped-sleeved, silver and lace gown was utterly gorgeous.  Bullock complimented her standout gown with sleek, side-parted hair and simple drop diamond earrings.  Though the actress faced a tough road shortly after her Oscar win, in this moment, she looked beautiful and happy. We’ll always love this look!

 

 

 

1. Charlize Theron, 2000 (Vera Wang)

If ever there were a memorable Oscar fashion moment, it is surely Charlize Theron’s stunning deep orange Vera Wang gown from the 2000 Academy Awards. The statuesque actress defined Classic Hollywood glamour in her fitted, mermaid-style gown, replete with rhinestone brooch accents and a 1920s-style bob.  This timeless look has made countless best dressed lists over the years, and has become the gold standard of Oscar gowns.  We’ll see if anyone manages to outdo Ms. Theron’s legendary look at this year’s Academy Awards!

 

 

Can’t wait to see what the nominees wear to this year’s awards! Will Rooney Mara wear something dark and goth in honor of her character, Lisbeth? Will Michelle Williams wear a classic silhouette? Will Octavia Spencer wear Tadashi Shoji again? We’ll have to find out! Be sure to follow me as I live tweet this year’s awards for @bluefly_com (I’m #carlyBF)!

 
 

Menswear from Milan: Pop on Some Blue

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This past weekend kicked for the presentations of menswear fashion for Fall 2012 in Milan, Italy. In the land of sartorial, tailoring, and luxury fabrication some of the trends seen are sure to make an impact on street style and others not so much. After drooling over the collections, immediately a favorite trend is the color blue. Blue has been fully incorporated into the wardrobe closet as leather jackets, wool blazers, textured sportswear, and utility outerwear. Have a look to find ways of incorporating the color into your stylish closet!

Salvatore Ferragamo

Moschino

Dirk Bikkembergs

Calvin Klein

Burberry Prorsum

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli

 
 

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Get your creative juices flowing! Caption the photo above of Anna Wintour and Calvin Klein for the chance to win a $100 Bluefly hook-up. Enter your caption  in this post’s comments section. The contest starts Monday, November 21, 2011 at 10amand ends on Sunday November 27, 2011 at 11:59pm. We’ll announce the winner Monday, November 28th! Good luck and let the captioning begin!!

 

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CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards Names Joseph Altuzarra the Winner

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Now in its 8th year, the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards took place last night at Skylight Soho to a crowd of fashion industry leaders, designers and celebrities. Among the crowd, you could spot Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, keynote speaker Calvin Klein, presenter Rooney Mara, Alexander Wang and more. Celebs were there to support the fashion industry. Those included Lala Anthony, Joe Jonas, Chloe Moretz and Olivia Wilde.

 

This year, Joseph Altuzarra was named the winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. He will take home $300,000 to put towards growing his business. Altuzarra was nominated for the award last year, and was nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear in 2010 and 2011. Congratulations to Joseph!

 

 

 
 

Grrrrrrowl We’re Loving Leopard

Take a walk on the wild side. Okay, that was cheesy. But you know what’s not cheesy? Awesome leopard clothes and accessories. As with any trend, use the mantra “everything in moderation” when wearing and buying leopard. However, on the same note, if leopard isn’t something you would normally wear, don’t knock it ’til you try it!

 

There are ways to wear this fun trend that aren’t expensive and therefore don’t lock you in to a three-year commitment to the piece. Plus, just because you want to try it doesn’t mean you need to go all out with full leopard pants or a printed coat. Test out an accessory or a pair of shoes and see what you think.

 

Of course, we know we’re preaching to the choir here and many of our lovely readers have already stocked their closets with fun spotted pieces! What leopard do you love? Leave it in the comments on eStyleChat.com or tweet us @estylechat!

 

Here are our favorite online leopard trends:

 

Michael Kors Leopard sequin top from Zappos.com for $80.

 

Calvin Klein Neila leopard heel

If you’re feeling a little more wild, a taller pair of Sam Edelman heels from Zappos. They come in multiple amazing colors actually but here is the leopard:

Long cashmere cardigan from The Outnet.com for $100.

Spitfire Leopard Tortise Shell Glasses for $35 could have easily been included in our Retro Rundown. Love the vintage shape!

Guess gold face leopard watch for $85 isn’t a huge investment in leopard, but it sure is practical.

A stretch leopard belt by Brighton from Bluefly for $125

And finally, a little leopard splurge right above the $300 price point we try to stick to. Check out the Rebecca Minkoff Fling Minaudiere Clutch. It’s $325 on ShopBop and so fun.

 
 

Cozy & Sexy: The Best Sweater Dresses

It snowed last night in Denver! This was our first snow of the year and we’re excited to break out the boots, tights, and sweater dresses!

 

Sweater dresses can be beautiful and flattering or chunky and lumpy. The first rule of wearing a sweater dress is also wearing spanks. Spanks are not for bigger people or celebrities, they are for everyone!! We also like this Calvin Klein stretch satin slip from Net-a-Porter. It will keep you smooth and trim under your beautiful dress.

 

Now for our favorite choices in sweater dresses this season. All are available online and some of the accessories can be found on Bluefly! As a special treat for Fly & Mighty readers, we’ve noted the most popular item EVER on eStyleChat…the Ciao Bella Two Tone Boot. Check it out below!

 

For slimmer shoulders and a petite frame, check out this cable sweater from Tibi. It’s $210 on the Outnet.

Layering with a slim jersey sweater dress is also a fun option! Put a brightly-colored tee under this jersey sweater and wear it with fun boots. Find it here on Net a Porter for $61.

Everyone needs a black sweater dress. With black heeled boots and amazing jewelry, you can wear it to a dinner party or with flats and a scarf, you can wear it shopping. This Max and Cleo dress is less than $150 and has a slightly ruffled neck and flowing hem. Find it on Zappos.

Another classic choices is this Sonia Rykiel dress that’s a wool-cashmere blend. Beautiful!

And for something totally fun, the BCBG Ruffle Tiered dress is amazing and available here at Macys.com.

 

Accessories to go with sweater dresses, click any image to find the item online:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This boot has been one of the most popular items on estylechat.com! Everyone loves it and you can guess why, it’s like getting two boots in one! Click on the Ciao Bella boot to check it out on Bluefly.com