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NY and London fashion week faves

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Perfect bodice and statement details from Brock Collection

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Trim detailing at Altuzarra

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Rainbow dreams from Alice & Olivia

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Colorful whimsy at Cynthia Rowley

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Everything about this Delpozo look is incredible

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The most amazing pink statement coat and the most amazing statement earrings at Delpozo

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Delpozo perfection

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Sheer stripes at Dennis Basso

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Rainbow stripe perfection at DVF

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Polka dot dreams at Emilia Wickstead

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Fantastic neon orange accents at Jason Wu

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Playful pink at J.Crew

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Gold glitter wonder at Jenny Packham

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Rainbow chevron excellence at Jenny Packham

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Caplet of our dreams at J Mendel

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Elegance at Lela Rose

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Laser cut detailing at Lela Rose

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Everything about this is incredible {Lela Rose}

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Dream gown at Marchesa

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Pattern perfection at Mary Katrantzou

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Sweet spring dress by Milly

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Stripes and bow at Monique Lhuillier

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Detailing perfection at Mulberry

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Swoon! Neem Khan always makes my dress dreams come true

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Canary love at Naeem Khan

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Off the shoulders live on at Naeem Khan

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Oscar de la Renta produces pattern perfection

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These jacket details! {Osman}

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This dress wins London Fashion Week {Peter Pilot}

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Statement crop top at Peter Pilot

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The ultimate whimsical dress at Reem Acra

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Rainbow stripes at Rosie Assoulin

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Colorful cuteness at Temperley

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Beautiful burnt orange at Tibi

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Floral fantasy at Tory Burch

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Kelly green excellence at Tory Burch

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Fun polka dots at Zac Posen

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Off the shoulder structure at Zac Posen

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katie’s NYFW favorites

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a rug pattern never looked so good // Mara Hoffman

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statement gown // Mara Hoffman

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pattern mixing at its finest // Alice & Olivia

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the perfect shade of purple // Carolina Herrera

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exquisite details // Christian Siriano

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orange tulle is always a good idea // Delpozo

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this jacket is everything // Jenny Packham

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stripes, sparkle, and swirl ready // Lela Rose

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detailing from the masters // Marchesa

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the perfect coat // Michael Kors

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versatile statement coat // Milly

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dream coat-pants combo // Monique Lhuillier

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what fairy tales are made of // Naeem Khan

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a vision in red // Naeem Khan

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a twist on a classic silhouette // Oscar de la Renta

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this skirt! // Rosie Assoulin

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this skirt in this color! // Rosie Assoulin

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emerald envy // Rosie Assoulin

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plaid perfection // Suno

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cut outs in all the right places // Tadashi Shoji

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classic camel // Tracy Reese

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stripe perfection // Trina Turk

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whimsy // Vera Wang

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the most amazing fur dress // Vera Wang

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striking statement coat // Zac Posen

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NYFW favorites

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fabulous fur at Carolina Herrera

 

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gorgeous deep red at Carolina Herrera

 

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feathers for days at Christian Siriano

 

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amazing detailing at Delpozo

 

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no one does fur like Dennis Basso

 

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this color! at Honor

 

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black and midnight at Jason Wu

 

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love this look from Katie Ermilio

 

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swooning over this Lela Rose look

 

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love everything about this Lela Rose look

 

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feather accents at Lela Rose

 

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orange cut outs at Lisa Perry

 

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love love love this Mara Hoffman look

 

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true whimsy at Marchesa

 

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off the shoulder magic at Monique Lhuillier

 

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amazing ombre at Naeem Khan

 

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gold touches at Naeem Khan

 

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great silhouette at Oscar de la Renta

 

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fabulous tailoring from Rosie Assoulin

 

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everything about this Rosie Assoulin dress

 

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peplum with a twist at Rosie Assoulin

 

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fabulous Suno print look

 

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gorgeously tailored coat at Victoria Beckham

 

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no one does a finale dress like Zac Posen!

 

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#nyfw: eclectic stripes

stripes are without a doubt one of my favorite patterns. I used to be all about the basic stripe boat necks but after seeing the designs that came down the runway during new york fashion week I am really into bolder stripe patterns, multicolor stripes, and sequin stripes:

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suno // mara hoffman // m by missoni // victoria beckham

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tracey reese // whit // alice & olivia // oscar de la renta

my favorite piece to pair with stripes? my statement tribal necklace, the Alex

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{all photos, nymag.com}

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#nyfw favorites

at the conclusion of every new york fashion week I do a post about my favorite runway looks. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past week falling in love with the collections from my favorite designers. my biggest trend take aways? white is in. yellow with a darker influence is in. punched out patterns are in. metallics are in. and  stripes with a twist are in.

without further ado, my favorite looks:

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herve leger

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suno

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mara hoffman

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lela rose

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naeem khan

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tracy reese

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oscar de la renta

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tome

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lisa perry

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harare

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#nyfw: punched out patterns

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milly // 3.1 phillip lim // lela rose // harare

I’ve been using laser cut pieces in my designs for several years now so when I saw punched out patterns coming down the runway, I was very excited about the trend. punched out patterns add a fun complexity to garments and you can bet I will be pairing this trend with my laser cut designs this coming spring!

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amita earrings // sarah earrings // janna earrings // emma earrings

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#nyfw: return to white

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lisa perry // tibi // tadashi shoji // mara hoffman // lela rose

my fashion philosophy is the more color, the better. so I surprised myself with how much I am loving the white designs that have been coming down the runway during fashion week. perhaps its because I see white as a blank canvas for accessories. but nonetheless I am all over the white trend for SS15

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be still my heart…magical christian siriano gown

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and speaking of white being a blank canvas for accessories, I love a pop of turquoise {like my Blake necklace} as a contrast.

{all images, nymag.com}

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#nyfw: yellow moment

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rebecca taylor // cushnie et ochs // m by missoni // nanette lepore

gorgeous pops of bright yellow have been coming down the runway this fashion week and I am loving the flattering shades chosen by designers. yellow is not always the easiest shade to pull off but the darker, okra led tones that designers are using in their collections are perfect for all skin tones and hair colors.

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my Preeti earrings, which are available in saffron yellow as well as several other jewel-tone colors, are the perfect earrings to wear during this color moment!

{all photos, nymag.com}

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nyfw: all about the belt

new york fashion week has arrived!

over the next week on my blog I will be featuring some of my favorite trends for SS15.

today its the obi-inspired belt trend. I must admit have not been into belts since my ribbon belt wearing days at prep school. my interest in belts began again with Michelle Obama’s stylish incorporation of belts into her outfits. then I saw obi-inspired belts come down the runway at the BCBG Max Azria and Josie Natori shows and fell in love all over again.

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from L to R: Josie Natori, BCBG Maz Azria, Josie Natori, and Tome

{photos, nymag.com}

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fashion week favorites!

stunning skirt at chado ralph rucci
 
feathers at christian siriano!
adore these stripes from lauren moffat
mini dress from marc jacobs
seafoam green amazingness at zac posen
a finale dress to die for from zac posen
adore the outfit tracy reese wore to her show
zig zags at tommy hilfiger
purple and pink at skaist taylor
stunning shade of orange at reem acra
love this colorful print at peter som
orange and animal print at peter som
tulle and leather at marissa webb
a pop of yellow at chado ralph rucci
gorgeous cobalt and gold mixing at altuzarra
blue sparkle at jason wu!
a twist on camo at lela rose
colorful pattern at lela rose
great sweater and skirt combination at donna karan
casual chicness at DKNY
sophisticated meets playful at ruffian
hot pink feathers at chado ralph rucci
pattern mixing at marc by marc jacobs
pink brocade at honor
fabulous coat at marc by marc jacobs
a pop of color at rachel comey
love the turquoise, pink, and orange combination at j.crew
sheer and fabulous skirt at carolina herrera
pattern pants at jenni kayne
floral at j.crew
blue and red at diane von furstenberg
cute mini dress at jenny packham
playful skirt at derek lam
green standout at vera wang
stripes at marc jacobs!
a true statement dress at oscar de la renta
navy elegance at the row
dream dress from oscar de la renta
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