Runway Inspirations Spring 2014

Fall is here and New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks have come to a close.  The cooler weather and changing leaves always gets me in the mood for sweaters.  Waking up on a crisp New York morning to have the temperatures raise to a warm afternoon, there is nothing better.  Perfect weather for skirts and clogs, jeans and flip flops.

taken from Vogue 100 under 100

taken from Vogue 100 under 100

Sporty sweaters and geometric pull overs seem to be quite popular.  Are we seeing an Olympic influence? Are the 90's being an influence as well?  Trying to make grunge look more sophisticated? And of course there are florals, what is a spring show without florals.  These ones however seem to be on the larger side and the repeats wider.

Hermes

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Miu Miu

Also you may notice alot of burnt orange and crimson red.

Sometimes the best part of the fashion shows are seeing what the audience is wearing.

All photos above from Vogue.com

Time now to go get a hot latte on this chilly morning! Have a great day!

Tracey

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NY Fashion Week Marc by Marc

As a designer I am always eager to see what's happening in NY Fashion Week.  It's almost more interesting to see what gets publicized because those are the most outrageous, most popular, most mainstream, most boring or most something!  Many of the outfits we see from fashion week are unwearable but rather art.  That's fine. I have always been a fan of Marc by Marc Jacobs.  I find this Marc Jacobs line to be the most wearable, and still unique and stylish.  Also Marc Jacobs usually thanks his team.  Here are a few shots from this season's fashion week which is Spring 14 ready to wear.

geometric florals

mens and womens in black polka dots

womens in mens styling with an elegant feminine drape

There was a lot of mens and womens clothes mimicking each other, with plenty of suit styling to choose from.

One thing I did notice and probably because I recently just read an article in the NY Times is that there were not a whole lot of models of color. A little disappointing since Marc Jacobs has the clout to be a leader.

I will finish with one of my faves,  a top to be worn by itself or with jeans.  I will never tire of stars!

What are your thoughts on the Fashion Week for Spring 14? Did you read the NY Times article on models of color?

Tracey Toole

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Fall 2012: Fashion and Knitwear

I know it's still a bit early, but with all the buzz about Fashion Week in September, I'm starting to get excited about the fall months ahead.  Even though it's still pretty hot and sticky here in NYC, I'm dreaming of crisp fall mornings and cozy knits to wrap myself in.  As I was browsing through the collections from last Fashion Week, I was inspired by all the wonderful fashion knitwear that I was seeing.  Take a peek at some of my favorite looks below!

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Tell me: Are you still in summer mode or are you ready for Fall to arrive?

By Nnenna of star-crossed smile

NY Fashion Week: Fall 2009 Collections

Ah, New York Fashion Week. It was a whirlwind of events that came and went and now we're left waiting to see the styles show up in our local stores this Fall.


Want to get ready for the Fall season {New New} style? Well, we've got a few picks here for you to check out. See how our local independent designers have something to match the runways.

Show off your hot pink by checking out WindowsOfAgate's striking wristwarmers.

Shine in gold with Mswedowsky's brilliant earrings.

Whirl around in black and white with KimmChi's elegant monotone tops.

Look charming with L'elephantRose's sweet pink earrings.

Fight the dreary recession with Mellowbeing's vibrant yellow wristwarmers.

The {NewNew} has got quite a bit in store for your fashion Fall 2009 needs. Check out these amazing shops!
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