Fashion Week.

NYFW: Tadashi Shoji and Desigual

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.” –Carrie Bradshaw

Finally, after all of the years of watching/keeping up with NYFW online I have finally made my way to Lincoln Center. Every woman dreams of this moment and it’s a beautiful feeling to experience the madness and excitement of NYFW. The fashion editors at Women’s Health were kind enough to allow myself and another assistant go to the Tadashi Shoji and Desigual shows to represent the magazine.

IMG_1985The first show I attended was Tadashi Shoji. While entering the venue I was beyond excited to finally be in Lincoln Center during the most wonderful time of the year. I was even more excited when I found out I was sitting in the second row. While I was waiting for the show to start, I noticed June Ambrose and Jay Manuel sitting across from me. Anyway, the spring 15 collected started in Ca’ d’Oro, Venice, and this gorgeous place inspired Shoji for the collection. In the collection there was close attention to intricate detailing, which was paired with transparencies. There was mesh, tulle, multi-colored jewels, structured dresses that were airy and effortless. Beautiful pastels of jade, pink, and blue were incorporated in layers, along with ivory and navy. This collection was truly beautiful and breathtaking. I can already tell many celebs will be wearing these amazing pieces on the red carpet.

Here are some photos from the show:

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IMG_2141The next show I attended was Desigual. This show was completely different from the first and I loved it! It was upbeat with beautiful colors and patterns. The designs were out of my comfort zone, but it was awesome to be there.  Adriana Lima opened and closed the show, so we already knew it was going to be phenomenal. The collection was inspired by natures florals and fauna. There were tons of Mediterranean and South American patterns that were being used throughout the collection. I cannot wait to see this collection being incorporated into everyday looks.

 

Here are some photos from the show:

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IMG_2180 IMG_2172 IMG_2156 I had a wonderful time at NYFW, and I would love to be apart of the festivities in Feb. Hopefully, you enjoyed this post. What were your favorite shows from NYFW, MFW, LFW and PFW? Leave a comment below!

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Haute Couture AW14-15 Favorites

Paris Haute Couture AW14-15 has been absolutely breathtaking. I’m minimalistic when it comes to my personal style and interior design, however these dresses are unbelievable. From the structure to the detailing, these gowns are truly works of art. Here are a few of my favorites. (Photos via Vogue.com)

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Top Five Favorites from Paris Fashion Week

Hello all, I’m back one more time capping of fashion month with my top five favs from PFW. These designers gave their all and to say the least it was so hard to pick my top five. From outstanding venues to dramatic color filled couture, Paris Fashion Week was magical. As in my previous fav looks from fashion week posts, these aren’t in any particular order.

Image#1 Balmain

This was hands down one of my favorite collections. Oliver Rousteing really did justice with this collection, inspired by the 80’s with a modern twist. This collection reminded me of Chanel also. Super classy with impeccable character. I was obsessed with the rang of fabric and textures Rousteing used. Combinations of houndstooth, denim, and more was present. Also, I loved that the trends of bomber jackets, trumpet skirts, and chunky gold chains will live on to next spring. Look 12 was one of my favorite looks because of all of the texture and fabric going on in this piece. Even though it’s all white, it has so much character and I love that! From the chunky sweater look to the feather detailing on the skirt to the gold chunky accessories paired with black booties, this look is beyond complete. Words cannot express how much I want this piece in my closet… NOW

Image#2 Valentino

The Valentino collection was absolutely beautiful. My hats off to Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli. This amazing collection was inspired by the Roman Opera. From conservative gowns to cloaks and cocktail dresses, this collection had variation. From black garments with colorful embroidered detail to neutral silk gowns this collection was full of culture. I really loved the gold accessories paired with the slick hair and maroon headband. It gave the looks a polished, formal, and elegant vibe. Look 55 was my favorite because of the contrast in fabrics and colors. This black lace embroidered dress was amazing. The rich colors in the embroidery were highlighted by the dark lace. I also love how it was paired with a leather maroon fringe bag and simple sandals. It completed the look and gave it a casual yet dressed up feel.

Image#3 Dior

Now, when I talk about location this show comes to mind. Raf Simons decided to host his collection at the Garden of the Musee Rodin. When I say show stopper, I mean show stopper. This garden was absolutely beautiful. I must have seen about 100 photos from different editors, bloggers, of celebs at the show on their instagrams or twitters. Back to the collection Simons is always generating creative new ideas so I was really excited for this collection. He wanted this collection to be a mixture of “sophisticated and savage”. The looks had silk, florals, tuxedo inspired pairs, and tulip combos (of course for spring). As I was looking at each look I saw the different character in each piece. My favorite was look 17. This light sweater and pink pleated skirt paired with a black crystal necklace and sliver pumps was perfect. I loved how the black necklace draped perfectly over the sweater.  This look was just perfect to me.

Image#4 Louis Vuitton

This wasn’t your typical spring collection, but then again this wasn’t your typical show. This show was Marco Jacobs last, after designing for Louis Vuitton for 16 years! While looking at the layout of the show you could tell that it had elements of all of his most popular shows. When the show started there was an element of astonishment. To open his show Jacobs decided to mention the leading ladies of his inspiration, which I thought was a heartfelt touch. Throughout the show, the goth carnival-esque layout was supported with a collection that was mostly black and navy. My favorite look was this all black outfit. It was perfect in my eyes. The black jacket with beading detail was the perfect feminine piece to pair with masculine boyfriend jeans detailed with chains and biker boots. This look was a perfect feminine goth/punk look. My best wishes to Marc Jacobs, the next designer will have large shoes to fill and you will be missed.

Image#5 Nina Ricci

The Nina Ricci show had a great opening. There’s no better way to open a show than to have topless protesters run on stage. However, Peter Copping was able to deliver a beautiful and elegant show. This collection was full of airy and beautifully detailed looks. There was plenty of lace and embellishment to give the grey and white collection character. My favorite look was the first. This lace mini was paired with a beautifully tailored jacket. Even though this look was all white, it had character and elegance.

I hope you have enjoyed all of my favorites during fashion month. What were your favorite collections out of NYFW, LFW, MFW, and PFW? I would love to hear so leave feedback or your opinions in the comment box. Enjoy your weekend!

-Best, Jair xx

 

 

My Five Favorites from Milan Fashion Week!

I’m back once again to share my top 5 favorites from Milan Fashion Week. Sorry it has taken me a while to post my favorites, I have been swamped with school work. But here I am, so let’s get into the main attraction. Milan Fashion Week has been one of my favorite fashion weeks because of the architecture and where the designers decide to showcase their collections.

Image#1 Roberto Cavalli

To be 100% honest, it was so hard for me to pick on picture as my fav from this collection. Cavalli was able to have a lively show to debut this gorgeous collection. This Spring/Summer 2014 collection was inspired by the 20’s, had plenty of Gatsby and old Hollywood glam inspired looks. Who wouldn’t absolutely love a collection like this?! I was in love with the use of python, fur,  intricate beading, and flapper dresses. I also loved how there was a beautiful combination of pastel, white, grey and black.  Look 21 was one of my many favorites because of this minimalistic yet glamorous combination.  I loved how the blazer and blouse fit and didn’t take away from the beaded trousers, also the strappy sandal and mirrored aviators were a great accessory choice. I just want every look from this collection!!!

Image#2 Max Mara

Even though Max Mara’s Spring/Summer collection was very similar to their past collection, there were some elements that I enjoyed. As a lover of monochromatic, this collection embraced it head on! These monochromatic looks ranged from neutrals and grey to bright bold colors. For this collection Max Mara also pared the models with matching purses  or clutches, and I thought this was a nice touch. Look 22 was one of my favorite looks. This look was similar to another look in a more neutral color. This version was one of my favs because it was something I didn’t expect from Max Mara, especially the bold color. This look is very effortless and eye catching. Well done, Max Mara.

Image#3 Dolce & Gabbana

Even though Dolce & Gabbana have been in hot water, they were able to concentrate on their collection and it definitely showed.  I’ve always been a fan of D&G, especially their show’s finale, but this collection has blow me away. This Spring/Summer collection was inspired by the ancient Sicilian temples, and it was beautiful! The looks ranged from romantic florals to rich colors to eye popping gold. This collection was a perfect combination of florals, texture, lace, polka dots, and more. I also loved how the accessories were flower wreaths around the models heads and gold coin accents. It was a perfect touch to the Sicilian inspired collection. There were plenty of looks throughout this collection that were my favorite. However, I could not ignore the finale. I was very pleased to see that Domenico & Stefano decided to stick to their signature finale. The models were dressed head to toe in gold and it was absolutely stunning. I wish nothing but the best for Domenico & Stefano & the brand.

Image#4 Jil Sander

Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2014 collection really embraced trends. All throughout this collection there were cropped tops, bra tops, sporty looks and cropped trousers. This modern, minimalistic yet sexy collection caught my eye because it was everything I would love in a collection. It was easy yet it was well put together and had character. The collection was mostly black, white, and navy, which I loved as well. Look 2 was one of my favorite looks of this collection. Even though it was a simple look I loved the detail put into the outfit. The white shirt was structured and it also had a nice printed pattern on it as well. This was balanced by the cropped navy trousers. I also like the accessories paired with this outfit. The black clutch and grey shoes were a nice touch.

Image#5 Gucci

Frida Giannini produced another successful collection. This collection was extremely unique. There was a beautiful combination of sporty looks while staying formal and glamourous. The Gucci Spring/Summer 2014 collection had tons of glitter and black while balancing it our with rich colors and bold patterns. This was one of my favorite collection because Giannini was able to balance the two contrasting colors. These looks were rather sexy, I could just imagine the amount of celebs who will be asking to wear this collection. It’s absolutely flawless. Look 42 was one of my favs from this collection. The use of the sheer fabric with the iridescent and glitter accents were brilliant. I loved how the kimono draped over the model and reveled the mesh bra. This was a complete look head to toe and everything about it was perfect.

I hope you have enjoyed another one of my fashion week favorites. I’ll be back later this week sharing my last fashion week favorites, Paris. Also, I will be posting another post tonight so stay tuned! I hope every one will enjoy the rest of their Monday.

-Best, Jair xo

Five Favs from London Fashion Week

From September 13th until September 17th all of fashion royalty, editors, bloggers, and brands settle in London to indulge in another Fashion Week. As another Fashion Week and another begins, I am here to name my top 5 favorites from London Fashion Week. As stated in my other fashion week post, these aren’t in any particular order, so sit back and enjoy.

Image#1 Mulberry

The mature and sophisticated elements of Mulberry was refreshing during LFW. Emma Hill used grey florals, black leather, bright florals, and crisp white to give Mulberry a fresh mature look. Hill was able to leave a lasting impression since this was her last show. Look 15 had to be my favorite look out of the collection. As I am a lover of any garment that’s black, I love how Hill used this dark leather to embrace the warmer yet cool weather in spring. The leather button up paired with a less structured leather skirt really did it for me.

Image#2 Burberry

Now who doesn’t love Burberry? I know I am obsessed with Burberry, especially the Spring/Summer 14 collection. Christian Bailey kept it traditional for spring by utilizing pastels and lace however, the looks still were fresh and super feminine. Location is everything right? Bailey was able to snag the perfect location, a transparent tent, for this romantic show. From oversized pastel coats to slim fitting pencil skirts and shirt dresses this collection amazes me every time. My favorite look from this collection was sported by the one and only Cara Delevingne.   Look 2 was a beautiful pink ensemble. The shirt dress was a delicate pattern which was tastefully sheer. I have to say, this look was absolutely perfect for Ms. Delevingne. Another element of this show was the finale. As the models walked down the runway pink rose petals fell from the sky. This was a beautiful touch to play off of the romantic feminine theme of this gorgeous show.

Image#3 Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 14 collection was a little different than other collections. Her inspiration led her to an darker edgy collection for SS. These looks were definitely edgy, however they continued to have some feminine elements to them. She kept the feminine structure and instead of using studs stuck to elegant pearls. This collection consisted of white, black, and some green looks (I’m loving the simplicity of color usage). My favorite was look 34. It was a clean white structured dress that was embellished in pearls. I loved how this clean dress was given some character by using pearls on the dress and also with accessorizing with a pearl necklace, bracelets, pearl detail on the sheer socks, and on the oxford loafers. I could definitely envision myself wearing this beautiful look.

Image#4 Mark Fast

This was definitely NOT your typical spring summer collection. This edgy collection was inspired by the 1990’s. The knit cutout dresses, gowns, body suits and sweaters ranged from light blue to black to neon yellow. These looks were paired with gothy/punk creepers and platform boots. This collection definitely appeals to the younger crowd which I love. My favorite look was a light blue and black knit cutout (pretty revealing) gown that had turquoise and black fringe accents on the skirt. Look 10 was a showstopper that caught my eye. It’s something I wouldn’t wear, I need a few more seasons to get my body in shape, but I could see RiRi (Miss Rihanna, my favorite singer) wearing this gown & rocking it!

Image#5 GILES

Last but not least, the most creative show of the LFW. GILES spring summer collection was dramatic and original while paying homage to fashion royalty. The beginning of the show displayed silk printed (pictures of fashion royalty) ensembles. These looks ranged from blazers to gowns. The other half of the show displayed black, purple and baby pink (lips) shirt dresses to structured gowns. My favorite look was a baby pink dress with sheer (lip encrusted) long sleeves with white tennis shoes. This look was perfectly paired with a distressed braid. The effortless hairdo and tennis shoes added a casual element to this elegant yet classic dress. Please get into my closet!

All of these looks were perfectly put together along with the shows to showcase them. The designers and their PR teams did a fabulous job showcasing these gorgeous looks. I hope everyone has enjoyed my top picks of London Fashion Week. What were your favorite looks of LFW?

-Best, Jair

My Five Favorite New York Fashion Week Collections

New York Fashion Week is a two-week long event every girl, especially New Yorkers, dream of attending. Since I was at school, about 6 hours away, I had to watch these beautiful shows online.  However, I had the coziest, warmest, and the best seat in the house, hands down! Many designers brought out there A game for fashion week. In this post, I will be sharing with you my five favorite Spring/Summer 14 collections. (By the way, these aren’t in any specific order)

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#1 BCBG Max Azria

Fashionista was able to ask the legendary Max Azaria who is the BCBG woman.  He simply said “She’s a woman of 2014 who’s in love with the world—she’s modern). BCBG’s collection embraced black, white, floral prints, and pastels while keeping the looks crisp and clean. Azaria was able to combine all of my favorite elements into one beautiful collection, bravo! Look 32 of his collection was one of my all time favorites. I love to embrace black during the warmer months, so I was very excited to see this beauty. The lace and tooling gave this feminine gown an edgy vibe!

 

Image#2 Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor was able to create a stunning Spring/Summer collection that people wanted to get their hands on ASAP, especially me. Taylor used crisp white, vibrant colors, leather, and denim (of course) to make her collection stand out. From her tailored blazers, peplum tops, to chic leather vests, this collection literally blew me away. This was my favorite look! I was in love with how great the crisp white looked against the grey. I also loved the contrast between the wool sweater and the white mesh track pants. All I can say is, OBSESSED!

 

Image#3 Rachel Zoe

My favorite stylist showed the fashion world, once again, that she isn’t someone to be messed with.  Zoe’s Spring/Summer collection was inspired by travel and it definitely showed in her collection. I loved her safari inspired blazers, shorts, maxi dresses, and silk pantsuits. This collection would be perfect to channel your inner boho chic gal. Look 2 was my absolute favorite of this collection. Since I love to keep my outfits pretty simple, this is something that would make me step out of my comfort zone. I loved the rich forest color of the silk shorts in contrast to the white crisp shirt and taupe knit sweater. Can we say #SafariPrincessHitsNY, absolutely love it!

 

 

Image#4 Badgley Mischka 

Mark Badgley and James Mischka were inspired by the 50s and it shined bright all throughout their Spring/Summer collection. This feminine collection embraced flapper dresses, while also incorporating white, navy, grey, pastels, and purple. There was one component of their show that completely took my breath away, the gowns! Every girl dreams of the few occasions where she can wear a beautiful floor length gown, this collection made me wish I can live one of those occasions right now. Their gowns were delicately made with jewels, beads, pearls, lace, glitter and chiffon. My personal favorite was look 46. This gown was perfect! The beading, the fabric, the tooling, and the way it looked on the model made everything about this absolutely perfect. I think we can all agree that this gown is a show stopper!

 

Image#5 Betsey Johnson

All hail Betsey Johnson! During NYFW Johnson made a fab comeback and I was pleased to say her collection was fun and flawless! Johnson was able to show her inner spunk by having a fun and relaxed show. Inspired by the 80s, Johnson was able to keep some of her signature elements such as leopard print, glitter, lace, floral prints, and leather. My favorite look, even though it was hard to choose, was look 28. This fun gown reminded me to the Betsey Johnson collected I loved as a child. I loved how she used black, grey, and silver tooling to create a full fun and statement gown. I would love to see this gown on someone who has a full, bright personality… It would be a perfect match!

 

I really hope you guys enjoyed my favorites for New York Fashion Week. What designers had your favorite looks or what designers left you disappointed? I would love to hear your opinions! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Xo