I Should’ve Been A Socialite

I remember the first time I saw the title “Socialite” used to describe a person. I was thumbing through an issue of Vogue magazine and there it was, in a caption under the photo of an immaculately dressed woman. Where did I go wrong? How did I end up not being photographed at a swanky event, wearing the latest designer duds, sipping champagne? What left turn did I make when I should’ve gone right? The world may never know…. Continue reading “I Should’ve Been A Socialite”

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God Bless Tom Ford

Today marked the start of New York Fashion Week! Another year where I am sitting in my office scrolling through the images on my work desktop. Another year where I am bracing for the unattainable and undesirable. Continue reading “God Bless Tom Ford”

So, I Guess the Lauren Conrad Collection is Okay?

Say what you want about Lauren Conrad (she’s basic, she’s boring, she’s bland), but the chick has one serious business head on her shoulders. She has parlayed a reality tv show part into a mini empire that includes, books, clothes, accessories, and more. Continue reading “So, I Guess the Lauren Conrad Collection is Okay?”

Zac by Zac Posen – Spring 15 RTW

It’s as if Zac Posen thought to himself, “Hmmmm, how would Makea dress if she had her dream life?” , and then proceeded to design this collection. The Spring 2015 RTW Zac collection is lovely and understated in the best way. With bright separates that are emboldened by geometric prints and watercolors, this collection embodies the springtime’s promise of freshness. The sharp separates are the ultimate in downtown girl chic. I would happily wear it all. I’d be the best-dressed lady in line at Target. Hands. Down.

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J.Crew and the Tale of the Sundrenched Culottes

Spring is often a time of fresh flowers, rain showers, bad movies, and ill-fated online dates. What’s not to love? There’s never a shortage of well meaning friends who want you to “get back out there” and “meet your destiny”. Well, this time around, you’ll be ready for them. Debuting their best attempt at making you just about as undateable as possible, J.Crew presented their Spring 2015 Ready to Wear collection in all its washed out glory. Culottes, boxy jackets in tea stained whites, oatmeal brown separates, and varying shades of denim make up this collection that is half fashionable half EH. 

Boxy jackets are a hard look to pull off and rarely do you see it anywhere south of Manhattan. And the culottes, well, they’re in full force. I am not completely opposed to culottes, I just wish they weren’t so persistent in their existence. Per say. That being said, I love the stripes and maritime elements that popped up here and there in the collection. Everyone (yea, everyone) seems to equate springtime with sailing and boats. What is it with preppy people and boats?

 

Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2014 RTW

Stunning. All Bond girl, all sex, all the time. And that purple jumpsuit? I swear, I will find a way to find it, fit in it, and wear it. So very well done ladies! Let’s bring in for the slow clap.

Actually, please don’t do that. Just like Terrance Howard, slow claps infuriate me.

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Rachel Roy Spring 2014 RTW

I thought this collection was okay. The jumpsuits were nice. There were a lot of separates that I liked. The tops and jackets mainly. And even though I’m not brave enough to wear a honey mustard yellow pants suit, it looks fabulous.

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Gregory Parkinson Spring 2014 RTW

Part flower child, part 90’s Liv Tyler, this collection pulls together knits, lace, and floral motifs like no other. There’s something very pure and refreshing about it. The white lace top paired with the floral shorts is my favorite. It’s simple, clean, and elegant.

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Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 RTW

Sexy √
Lace √
Form fitting silhouettes √
Demure √
Lady-like √

I don’t think I need to say anything else. This collection of gorgeous dresses will make anyone feel like they belong in their own romantic film.

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10 Crosby Derek Lam Spring 2014 RTW

This is the sort of collection that features clothes that I imagine Fashion Editors wear. Kind of avant garde and minimalist, yet trendy. There’s a futuristic vibe to this collection. Or maybe I’m full of shit and I have no idea what I’m talking about cause I’ve been looking at fashion shows ALL DAY LONG.

I mean, it’s nice.

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