Tag Archives: Women’s

NYFW Watch: The Spring Summer 2018 Trends

Autumn may be striking the seasonal clock this Friday, but you, dear reader, can be ahead of the curve on all the upcoming trends for Spring/Summer 2018, after the wrap of New York Fashion Week this past Thursday.

In front of The Standard, photographing You-Know-Who

Yes, that’s Fashion Whirled in front of The Standard after the Sandy Liang show, photographing You-Know-Who (shhhh, I mean stalking the wild Man Repeller, Leandra Medine)

How adorable is The Man Repeller, Leandra Medine

Just how flippin’ adorable is she, anyway?!!!!

Women’s fashion will be pretty and ultra feminine, with an athletic sportiness thrown in for good measure, and sheer to shiny designer manifestations key. Fanny packs made an unlikely return. But anything with sparkle plenty was fair game.

Check out highlights of some of the designer shows I attended: Continue reading

So much winning….Charleston Fashion Week 2016!

Designer Destani Hoffman took home the gold, as it were, from last night’s Charleston Fashion Week 2016’s Emerging Designer competition.

The Alabama native has said she “lives for the shock and awe,” and DH, her bold princess punk couture collection, certainly upholds that manifesto. Hoffman is “not afraid to make a taboo statement,” she has said, and her beautiful, dream-like, fairy-tale evening wear speaks loudly and clearly, highlighting instead of hiding body parts.

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

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A Coterie of Women’s Collections:
AW15 Finds at Javits Center

Okay, why did I find it necessary to travel all the way west in yesterday’s whipping wind, wild low temps and scary icy sidewalks to meet my girl Catherine at the Javits Center?! Instead of just going to a nice civilized lunch, maybe somewhere warm and cozy in Soho??? Because of fashion, people! FASHION!

I may have missed the Capsule show, which wrapped yesterday at Pier 94, just a bit further uptown on the partially-frozen Hudson River, but I powered through the Coterie show at the Javits as if my life depended on it. Thank goodness I did! Look at all the cuteness that ensued!

Catherine with designer Estel Day of Mark and Estel, and yours truly

My fashion journalist in crime Catherine with designer Estel Day of Mark and Estel and, of course, yours truly

Matthildur alpaca sweater made in Peru with asymmetric taffeta skirt

Matthildur’s alpaca sweater made in Peru with asymmetric taffeta skirt. Must. Have. Skirt. Look! It even has POCKETS!

Estel Day, half of Mark and Estel, at her Coterie booth

The adorable Estel Day, half of Mark and Estel, at their Coterie booth above, and, below, showing off their mannequin sporting the duo’s signature necklace.

Coterie AW2015

 

Coterie AW2015

Faherty’s sustainable indigo dyed cotton coat with brushed organic cotton Western lining. Even Flaherty’s swimwear is sustainable, created from recycled plastic bottles. LOVE THEM!

Catherine Alexander, designer of Stanmore Jewelry

New girl crush Catherine Alexander, designer of Stanmore Jewelry. We share a background in the crazy of production and a love and passion for jewelry. Her line is the BOMB! Check it out here: www.stanmorenyc.com/view-all

Coterie AW2015

Stanmore’s rhodium double ball hinged cuff

Coterie AW2015

Stanmore’s matte finish onyx ball cuff in brass

Coterie AW2015

More, more, Stanmore

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Italian-based Bosnian-produced A.S. 98 makes my favorite go-to boot out of my entire footwear wardrobe. It’s comfortable, different, comfortable. Did I say that already?! Now if only the weather would cooperate so I can stop wearing my snow boots. A.S.98’s Frank Gehry-inspired heel on its mixed media trainers, above, and leather gladiators, below.

Coterie AW2015

Calf protection: mixed leathers at A.S. 98

Coterie AW2015

Mixed leathers at A.S. 98

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Disco dress and jacket at Yumi London: I remember wearing a similar outfit in high school as I hit the dance clubs. Oops! Am I ever dating myself!

Coterie AW2015

Cuteness overload: Yumi London’s adorable hedgehog sweater has its own pom-pom hat. Shown with coordinating pocket scarf.