In the spirit of Fashion and since these two events happen at the same time, I decided to put them together in one blog. Here are my best dressed and my Fashion Week trends! Are you ready???
Hats off to Kim Kardashian West—this reality Star has superseded any reality show. At Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars party, she wore Alexander McQueen’s famed “Oyster dress” from his spring 2003 collection. This dress was shown at the Metropolitan Museum Of Arts Costume Institute. How refreshing to see a star pay homage, and look smoking. Well done!
Billie Eilish: The Chanel tweed jacket is the biggest status symbol. Every girl’s dream is to wear if own CHANEL. Bloggers post and repost CHANEL everything. How cool that for the Grammys she was decked in Gucci and for the Oscars she killed it in the coolest and most modern oversized menswear-inspired piece. Coco would have loved this. Hooray for the pioneer!
Natalie Portman: Natalie Portman’s custom Dior Haute Couture gown was embroidered with the names of women who weren’t represented at the Oscars. This Yale graduate has a lot of balls- and the beauty and the brains to support it. Well done supporting women!!
Cynthia Erivo: Love they we are seeing this gorgeous leg and incredible shoulders. I love this sculptured body shape. Take me to the gym, please!
Brie Larson: Beautiful Brie Larson’s Celine gown is composed of more than 120,000 sequins, 110,000 glass beads, 13,000 Swarowski crystals, and required over 1,200 hours of hand embroidery. She’s thousands and thousands of glitz- which she deserves!!
Janelle Monae: This stunning Ralph Lauren gown is covered in more than 168,000 Swarovski crystals. The look is so Iconic and has a nod to the singer Grace Jones and epic armor. She’s looking hot, modern, and regal.
Scarlett Johansson: Is my favorite. She oozes star power in a silvery Oscar de la Renta gown with a fringe bodice and satin skirt.
America Ferrera: She wire red! This red empire waist gown by Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition.
Geena Davis: We’ve missed you! How gorgeous is she in a black gown by Romona Keveža that featured a deep V neckline and semi-sheer shirt. I loved the chicness of the pockets.
Sigourney Weaver: How regal did she look! Wearing an emerald Dior gown with long sleeves and a rope belt detail
Laura Dern: Shes killing it on the big screen and in Pretty Little Lies. Wearing Armani she could have shown off a little more. She’s hot, sexy, and smart. So happy for her success.
Renée Zellweger: Looks iconic is this white sequin one-shoulder, Armani. This is a new look for her, and I loved the body con. Modern and sexy.
Charlize Theron: She always wears her signature Dior. She’s flawless and is impeccable and chic in her black gown- iconic look.
Margot Robbie: Shes killing it on the big screen. I loved that she chose a traditional empress Chanel dress. Is she forecasting Cleopatra?
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK FW2020
Let’s get right to the trends and then we will talk designers you must know and follow.
- Florals: This boho artisanal craftsmanship is shown in traditional Boho, and also in floral painting. Carolina Herrera put a rose on it, via- the artist Ellsworth Kelly inspired black-and-white line drawing. Tory Burch had a fine artist Francesca DiMattio for her pretty prints, and even Adam Lippes made the hem of his white dress a nod to an English garden.
- CAPES: Who doesn’t want to leave with a statement fabric following them. It’s better than an emoji. Designers from Brandon Maxwell to Carolina Herrera to Jason Wu empowered women with a dramatic cape that isn’t to be missed.
- GLITZ: Retrofete is the blogger’s favorite. And now for Fall 2020, we are seeing a lot of neutrals. Perhaps maximalism is on the incline, thanks to all the sparkles and glamour coming by way of glimmering fringe at Area, something sheer and shiny at Tom Ford, and a simple ’50s black wiggle dress in black paillettes at Brandon Maxwell. A girl needs something to dance in, after all.
There’s a new shape in town, and it’s called the poncho! This boho staple is making a triumphant return. The poncho is the new supermodel and took over runways of Longchamp, Gabriela Hearst, and Zimmermann. Sorry Gigi Hadid, the poncho is the new ‘It girl.’
The Comeback Kid
What a cool surprise to have the iconic Debbie Harry and Blondie perform. Coach is killing it in, fabrics, extreme layering, stripes on stripes: the Creative director Stuart Vevers reminisced a time when the effortless 80s. The coolest part was the collaboration with the Jean-Michel Basquiat’s estate on a series of items. Beats buying a painting.
Gabriela Hearst is quintessentially boho chic. The Tie-dye fringe coats, the leather dresses with floral embroidered, to the tawny color palette. This girl shows off how to live on her family’s Uruguayan ranch- queen of authentic boho.
Oscar de la Renta
Welcome to my favorite venue for New York Fashion Week, the New York Public Library. What is typically a show at -10am, this season was fashionably late and at 10 pm on Monday night for Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2020 collection. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s showed us high brow tailoring to daywear to a display of glamour. Crystals, beaded fringe, feathers, and full skirts were just a few of the dance-floor ready details on display. Highlights included the finale feathered looks- Bella Hadid. And don’t forget I loved Scarlett Johanssen’s draped, corseted Oscars gown of beaded fringe. In the end, it was very ODR.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen! Happy double digits- 10th anniversary! Big season for oversized suits, coats, easy trousers, cashmere sweaters, and a brunette GIGI HADID in a three-piece suit. Time to get suited up, ladies!
Wild-west is all grown up
Zimmermann has made a concerted effort to aid the horrific Australian wildfires. I love that the beach girl is all grown up. She still surfs, but needs better fabrics and more tailoring! I’ve always been a big fan of Nikki, I love her vibe and nod to femininity and tailoring.
Jason Wu Collection
Jason Wu knows how to make women feel and look feminine. It was nice to see a dress after dress that allows women to embody their inner princess. Channel your ultra femme
Brandon Maxwell is Americana. The designer showed at the American Museum of Natural History. His inspiration was pure All American chic and his front row was pop culture haven with stars from the acclaimed show ‘Cheer’. My favorite was denim on denim.
Ulla Johnson has democratized the idea of boho and made it chic for women to channel their inner hippie and still be sophisticated. Stylist April Hughes takes the designer’s vision to another level. It’s ok to wear a patchwork dress, a maxi gown with a nipped waist, ethereal lace skirts. Don’t forget a good jumpsuit. The designer has also branched our into opticals, and a successful jewelry line made with a woman’s collective in Kenya.
Welcome to Cali.
The Fall 2020 season showed in Los Angeles. The street-style grit, patchwork jeans, sweatsuits, and logo tees scream late night at the Chateaux Marmont. The fan-favorite was Bella Hadid in a sheer sequined dress that looked to be tied onto her body with velvet.
At Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2020, we saw a jacket falling off the shoulder or an asymmetrical bodycon, cut-out dress. It was nice for the two designers-Jack and Lazaro to show off some sexiness. weren’t afraid of a little sex appeal this season, and a big push for oversized menswear. For accessories, we saw: giant bags, fitted over-the-knee boots, and white sandals.
And now for the must-have accessory of FW2020:
All you need are boots!
-Thigh-high boots/skinny heels/western vibe
-We even saw details like florals on Tory Burch’s leather boots runway.
Taking some HUES for FALL
Neutrals are the new neutrals- stay warm in off whites, tawny, warm hues, and don’t be afraid to look cozy this Fall. We want you warm.
Thank you guys for following me! That’s all from Fashion week!