Fall fashion: what we’re wearing…

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As the temperature starts to drop, we can begin to get excited about all things fall! Goodbye to those stinking hot summer days, sunburns, constant stress to get the ultimate bikini body and the need to take several showers a day just to stay fresh! We are ready and excited for fall!

 

One trend we will be sporting all season long are cute print cashmere sweaters. From french hens and happy hippos to rock star stars and guitars! Simply team with your favorite pair of jeans, pop on some ballet flats and you have got yourself one easy and stylish fall look!

 

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Beyonce is on Tumblr, But Have You Checked Out Her ‘Beyhive’?

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Perhaps inspired by little sis Solange’s photo-rific Tumblr or feeling more open since the birth of her daughter Blue Ivy Carter, the notoriously private Beyonce is sharing her world in pictures on her new Tumblr blog. Calling the blog “I am”, as part of her new website, the Tumblr feed features personal photos of the star vacationing with her sister, nephew, and husband Jay-Z, as well as what looks like outtakes from photo and video shoots. No pics of Blue Ivy are to be found, except when she was in her mother’s belly, but perhaps that will change. In the singer’s note about her blog, she writes: “This will continue to grow as I do.”

 

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The new blog and site–Beyonce.com–are not to be confused with the singer’s other online home BeyonceOnline.com.  Beyonce.com is a “newly personal view into her world, for you, by her”, site text explains, with access to her “vault” of music and photos, and notices of upcoming performances, complete with a “Beyhive“, a fan-driven “colony” of “Beys”. Fans are encouraged to tweet Beyhive-suggested hashtags; drawings of the singer presumably created by fans are showvased, and there’s a breakdown of the kinds of “Beys” her fans are in an “encycloBeydia” of sorts.

 

Lest anyone get it twisted, the “Queen Bey” is Beyonce herself.  “Honey Beys”? They’re “the calm bunch of the beyhive,” she site explains, “drama free… sweet like honey.” What’s a “Bumble Bey” you ask? A Bey that’s sweet as honey–unless you sting the Queen.  ”Digger Beys” are “hardworking Beys… [that] dig high and low for pollen on the Queen Bey” (“pollen” being facts and stats). Wasps, the site explains, are haters.

 

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Beyonce named her blog "I Am"

 
 

Naeem Khan Fall 2012: The Handmade’s Tale

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Naeem Khan Fall 2012

Known for the luxurious handmade textiles he creates — and for dressing Michelle Obama for her first state dinner – Naeem Khan did not disappoint with his fall 2012 collection. In fact, it was hard to decide which was more beautiful; the fabrics or the pieces themselves. The details were incredible.

 

Beads were embroidered in swirling and floral patterns onto tulle, metallic threadwork was embroidered onto wool and silk, teardrops of beads were affixed onto sheers to create a 3D polka dot effect, and stretch cigarette pants were jet-beaded. One of my favorite pieces in the collection was a one-shoulder, full-skirted maxi gown with an oversized bow at the shoulder.

 

Check out this vintage backstage interview with Khan from the spring 2009 season in which he speaks about his textiles.

 

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Christine Alcalay Fall 2012: Magnificent, Mid-Century-Inspired Silhouettes

Mid-Century American fashion has inspired many Fall 2012 collections: Rachel Roy, Jenny Packham, and now Christine Alcalay. Her presentation transported observers to a lush parlor setting, circa the 1940s/50s, and featured models in sleek, classic silhouettes. Crushed velvet, silk and chiffon in opulent jewel tones dominated the collection.

 

Topping off each look were loosely swept bouffant updos, and vivid makeup palates featuring fiery red lips and bold brows.  Alcalay certainly captured the look and feel of a bygone era.

 

Loved the dramatic arrangement of the models around the room. I felt like I was in the middle of a 1950s Douglas Sirk film.

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Gorgeous gowns in rich navy and burgundy tones

 

One of my favorite looks from the collection: A gorgeous silk, mustard-hued, a-line dress. Classy, retro, sophisticated, and sexy. A must-have for my Fall closet!

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Stunning mustard-hued dress

 

A great perspective on the hair and makeup – very 1940s Femme Fatale. Also loving the chiffon soft pleat blouse and dolman sleeve jacket.

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Bold makeup, chic separates

 

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Chris Benz Fall 2012: Dizzy Dinner Party Hostess

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Lipstick reds and crayon greens came together in Benz's fall 2012 collection

 

Chris Benz’s fall 2012 presentation was a whimsical sartorial romp into a fantasy land of floppy oversized bows, full skirts, sequins, beads, tin and gold foil, and lipstick red and green plaids. The styling evoked Mrs. Kravitz, the nosy neighbor from the Bewitched series that aired from 1964 to 1972, with the metaphor extending to a dizzy (and slightly drunk) ’60s-era dinner party hostess.

 

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Benz's patent leather, three-finger elbow-length gloves

The collection was decadent (think fur sweater and skirt), yet there was nothing stiff about it. Presented against a shimmering curtain of gold paillettes, Benz’s sleek caps were pinned atop frazzled hair, three-finger patent leather gloves stretched up to the elbows, and in one dress a playful mix of beads and sequins of all sizes came together.

 

Sober or nipped up from a few too many pre-dinner cocktails, it was a fun collection that didn’t take itself too seriously.

 

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Rachel Roy Fall 2012: Constructed With Love

Coming from Jenny Packham‘s ’40s-influenced show, Rachel Roy’s fall 2012 presentation built on the era-inspired theme with a modern twist, of course. Showing brimmed hats with flannel suits, and skirts that fell at or below the knee, she added intricate detail layering contrasting fabrics in one garment in different colors, creating a colorblock effect. Each piece appeared to be constructed with love.

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Rachel Roy's fall 2012 collection boasted a natural palette of pine and foliage greens

 

The chunky tape knits she showed in her spring 2012 presentation, were winterized into tanks and luscious scarves. For evening, the designer presented a pant option in winter rose paired with a backless petal top and a gorgeous drape cut-out dresses.

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A sleeveless tape knit top in Rachel Roy's fall 2012 collection

 

The accessories were incredible. I loved the box clutch below in particular.

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Cuffs, clutches, and floppy-brimmed hats accessorized Rachel Roy's fall 2012 looks

 

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Jenny Packham Fall 2012: Hooray for Hollywood

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The smoking finale look at Jenny Packham

 

It’s no wonder that Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, and Duchess Catherine herself are repeat Jenny Packham wearers. The designer has perfected a Hollywood glam that manages to be minimal yet festively festooned at the same time.  For her Fall 2012 line, she continued in her strength, opening the show with a cloud of smoke, before sending a succession of smoking looks down the runway. It came down to the beadwork — crystal-encrusted halters, all-over beads, and shining shoulders designed to look as if the bling had dripped like candle wax on the side of the dress, or spun to look like an elaborate spider web. ’40s references abounded in the collection with sharply cut pencil skirts, strong shoulders, and beauty (dark lips, and knotted hair against pale skin). It was incredibly beautiful.

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Zac Posen Fall 2012 in Pictures

Our photographer Maria Moreno captured the striking looks at the Zac Posen’s Fall 2012 show. Take a look!

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A Détacher Fall 2012: Samurai Meets… Psych Ward?

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Backstage at A Detacher's Fall 2012 Fashion Week Show

 

When the models first hit the runway at A Détacher’s Fall 2012 show with Ben Brunnemer playing in the background, it set the scene for a deranged warrior breaking out of the psych ward. (Yes, my mind went that far.) Long shapeless asymmetrical
wraps paired with constructed bobs evoked a sort of strait jacket fashion. However, there were pieces that got me excited. The highwaisted knit skirts and pants were definitely staple pieces. In sum, A Détacher presented an interesting story — a story I am still trying to understand.

 

 

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Tracy Reese Fall 2012: Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up

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A look from Tracy Reese's Fall 2012 runway show

 

For her Fall 2012 collection — her 12th season showing at the Fashion Week tents! — Tracy Reese presented her collection against a massive mood board of the graphic shapes, bold colors, and patterns which the models entered the runway from. The pieces (referenced in the the mood board) heavily referenced the ’60s mod with graphic shapes and ’70s boho complete with fur-collared belted trenches and blinging embroidery. TMetallic pockets blocked onto black and red shorts evoked the ’80s. It was a very young and happy statement, refreshingly cheerful given the grey skies and freezing temperatures just outside the tents; and a note of ebullient optimism considering these economic times.

 

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