RUNWAY WRAP UP REBECCA MINKOFF…

Rebecca Minkoff FW14 NYFW

 

She did it again! This season Rebecca Minkoff delivered yet another electrifying runway show which included models rocking modern and chic designs all to the live beats from talented British electro-pop duo, AlunaGeorge. Working girl with edge, the collection proved cool, confident and easy to wear! ​

 

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With a charming and lively color palette, the collection saw a mix of feminine and masculine shapes, bringing to life sophisticated looks for the modern woman. Classic wool coats and relaxed trousers were teamed back with feminine blouses and flirty fabrics. Along with the killer collection, Rebecca Minkoff also brought a killer crowd with her front row featuring Carrie Underwood, Anna Kendrick and AnnaSophia Robb.

 

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Closet Confessions: Karla Martinez De Salas…

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Where do you get your inspiration from? For W Magazine’s Fashion and Accessories Director, Karla Martinez De Salas her inspiration comes from her travels and her Southwestern roots.  Karla is the latest trend-setter to be featured in Bluefly’s Closet Confessions series. Being granted exclusive access, we takeyou into her beautiful SoHo apartment filled with pieces that show her worldliness and her well-rounded style.

 

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Stepping into Karla’s marvelous closet we get access to her personal style, which she refers to as “twisted classic.” Giving us a peak into her eclectic style and designer pieces we get to see not only in her amazing wardrobe but also insight into her stylish home. Karla survives her busy work schedule in a comfortable yet fashionable way.  Her must-haves to make her day go by smoothly include; a bright lipstick, a moisturizer and of course comfortable shoes. For Karla, comfort is the key to making an outfit work!

 

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Join us as we follow Karla through her hectic schedule during New York Fashion Week and get your insiders look at her super stylish closet. Click here to watch her full Closet Confession!

 

Karla also joins an impressive line-up of Belle & Clive curators with her exclusive selection of must-have items this fall! You can shop her style here.

 

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New York Fashion Week Round-up: Part 1

 

As New York Fashion Week winds down today, we thought it would be nice to sum up some of our favorite shows this season! From rich emerald ombré jackets to stunning copper brocade suits, fashion was ablaze with the ‘rich and royal’. If you’re in need of a fashion fix, read on…

 

Alexander Wang

Inspiration: Boxing

Highlights: Graphic silhouettes, flat angles, and foggy color palette. Wang focused heavily on outerwear, really honing his skills in tailoring for his customer’s body.

 

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Elizabeth and James

Inspiration: the Olsen twins actual wardrobe

Highlights: Quilted Puffer Jackets, Hidden Textures, and leather overalls. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have graduated to become two of the most influential young designers in the business and this collection proves they are in it for the long haul.

 

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Wes Gordon

Inspiration: Sgt. Pepper Kings Road – meets – Modern Harem

Highlights: Shimmery golds and copper brocades mixed with rich purple velvets and deep red suedes. Gordon may be young but his expertise is growing exponentially with a collection that is comfortably over-the-top!

 

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Tadashi Shoji

Inspiration: Russian culture and history of Russian royal families

Highlights: Washed velvet gowns, subtle ‘regal’ prints, high necks, and “czarina” sleeves. Shoji has established himself as a member of the eveningwear elite. His dresses are celebrity fan-favorites and effortlessly survive the ebb and flow of modern trends.

 

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Whit

Inspiration: Marianne Faithfull in her Mick Jagger days

Highlights: Fur-collared coats, A-line dresses, and even a cameo from a jacquard-print sweatsuit. Designer Whitney Pozgay presented a beautiful collection of pieces perfected with prep-school sensibility and vintage-inflected personality.

 

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Nanette Lepore

Inspiration: the recent expedition to Mars

Highlights: Dark fabrics, kaleidascope prints, and angular separates. Lepore took a different approach this season by being subversive to the young, jaunty collections of the past. She infused wearable glamour into each piece making it appropriate for all age ranges.

 

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NYFW Spring 2013: Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan’s 2013 collections is the epitome of luxury. You will look like a million bucks in every single look.

The collection spawns elegant floral prints, bold colors and glorious gowns of elegance. I see many of them Oscar-dress worthy of our favorite starlets. Who do you want to rock these gowns?

photos courtesy of Style.com

 
 

NYFW S/S 2013: William Okpo

A look from the William Okpo Spring 2013 collection

Under construction: William Okpo Spring 2013 left the garments' construction to convey the collection's depth

“The William Okpo girl…walks to her own beat. Her style is innate and full of simplicity,” Darlene Okpo
explained in an interview introducing the line she founded with her sister Lizzy in 2010. Five seasons later, Darlene and Lizzy Okpo have stayed true to their vision, building a following of fearless fashion fans along the way.

 

Solange Knowles was among the throng that packed the fifth floor studio at Alvin Ailey’s Joan Weill Center for a close-up of the Okpos’ spring 2013 collection. Presented amidst artfully installed displays of oranges (the fruit), the collection stuck to a palette of denim blues with pops of orange, sienna, and a paintbrush-reminiscent polka dot pattern.

 

With nary a graphic print in sight, the sisters left each garment’s careful construction to convey the depth of the collection. Contrasting denim washes added interest to culotte pockets, while denim blue fabrics tricked the eye, masquerading as dungaree. A drawstring motif carried through the collection as well, cinching mini dresses and tank tops, and tapering jeans.

 

The structured slouch of the pieces reminded me of a vintage take on Yohji Yamamoto or Commes des Garcons with heaps of modern, metropolitan flavor. I won’t be surprised if a snap of Solange rocking one of the looks ends up on her blog soon, in fact I expect it.

 

looks from the William Okpo Spring 2013 collection

Pops of sienna and contrasting denim washes added interest to the collection

 
 

NYFW Spring 2013: Monique Lhuillier

 

Purple, teal and metallic, OH MY! Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 Collection is consistent with her past–it’s beyond fabulous. Last season she stuck with more solid colors. I am glad she brought some amazing prints to her Spring line. I do think she the colors are a little dark for spring, but the cuts and silhouettes are so beautiful, you can’t do anything but love. Plus, she kept on trend with peplum!

 

Now, where is the next gala so these dresses can be worn and drooled over?

 

photos courtesy of Style.com

 
 

NYFW S/S 2013: Christine Alcalay

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Christine Alcalay’s Spring 2013 presentation, held in a white-walled sun-bleached showroom, was the picture of crisp romance. Presenting lace in tailored pieces (shirts, blouses), and pairing them with structured skirts in muted pastels, the collection seemed as equally made for a jaunts through a rolling English countryside, as it did a spring/summer stroll to work. The most successful piece in my opinion was the sheer, dotted maxi skirt complete with thigh-high slit.

 
 

Retro Garden Party Fun at the Kate Spade Spring 2013 Presentation

The 1950s are making a comeback, per the Spring 2013 Kate Spade collection.  The fabulous New York Fashion Week presentation featured punchy pinks, flouncy silhouettes, bold patterns, and quirky accessories.  Perfect for a May Day picnic!

 

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Mint Blouse, Patterned Capris, Cateye Sunnies, and the Perfect Tote Bag! Totally Retro Glam.

Pastel Pink, Florals, and Feathers: The Ultimate in Feminine Chic

A Cropped Jacket Paired with Skinny Mint Crops and A Bold Pink Bag. Perfect for An Afternoon Stroll.


Mint Chocolate Chip and Fab!  Loving the Radio Clutch!

 
 

NYFW S/S 2013: Hervé Léger By Max Azria

 

Holy gorgeous! Hervé Léger By Max Azria Spring 2013 collection has an edgy daintiness. I think I need to explain. The collection sports leather harnesses and intertwining prints yet the crafted details are so elegant and sophisticated. The intertwining of patterns are perfection. I think you just need to see to understand fully!

 

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NYFW S/S 2013: Todd Snyder

Anything Todd Snyder creates, I want. Todd Snyder’s Spring 2013 collection remains (as always) standard menswear. However,  the clothing is so well thought out that is makes it unique. Every look in the presentation I want to wear and rock every single day.
For the most part, the collection stay safe with color. There are a few pops of orange but stone, navy, olive and gray compose most of the collection. I would have liked to see a little more zest, but the collection flows together well so a pop of color would have been too abrupt.
I love the clothing because you look put together yet fun. Who doesn’t want to look like that? It’s no wonder Todd Snyder was named the Best New Menswear Designer in America!
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