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nyfw day 6: a few of my favorite things...

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By Roberta Correia · September 13, 2010

nyfw day 1: a few of my favorite things...

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By Roberta Correia · September 9, 2010

If day 1 of Fashion Week was any indication of what we'll be seeing all week - we're in for another season of fabulous neutrals. Minimalism is all over Spring/Summer 2011, and I personally couldn't be happier. Shades of white and beige were all over the collections of Organic by John Patrick (I would wear this whole collection all day, every day), Sachin and Babi for Ankasa and Williow. Neutrals came in the form of very very wide legged pants (Katherine Hepburn style), trench coats, white suits and even some in summer leather.

Unofficial day 1 got the week off to a good start...

nyfw: alexandre herchcovitch fw 2010...

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By Roberta Correia · February 22, 2010

Alexandre Herchcovitch's Russian inspired collection was, well inspiring for lack of a better word.  The Nomadic feeling of the embellished clothes, chunky studded shoes and blinging turbans was enough to make this blogger want to run away and roam through Siberia.

you're soo trendy fw2010: what is that, velvet?...

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By Roberta Correia · February 22, 2010

I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I'm not completely horrified by the overwhelming presence of velvet on the NYFW circuit. I had just come to terms with velvet's presence on the trend scene for this past fall/winter when I'm hit over the head with a wave of velvet that just has no end in sight. Sorry if this offends all you velvet lovers out there but there's something about the fabric once reserved for kings that just freaks me out. I think it reminds me of my own inadequacies in the wardrobe department circa the mid to late 90s. Yes there were many velvet mini dresses, tanks and even body suits (all from Bebe I will admit) that just have left a big scar on my style self. If you are going to brave this trend, I suggest something like what Nanette Lepore showed, like a long dress that looks like it flows. Stay away from velvet pants, I've been there (velvet jazz pants ouch) and it's just not a good look.

I'm the first in line to embrace the 90s renaissance but this is just something I can't get on board with, sorry kids. Either way, take a look at the velvet that was just dripping off the NYFW runways last week. Who knows, maybe I'll learn to love the trend and get over my own preconceived notions??

you're soo trendy fw2010: orange you glad...

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By Roberta Correia · February 22, 2010

As if we didn't get enough of citrus on the SS 2010 runways, orange makes its way into your fall wardrobe. It was rare the designer that didn't show at least one piece of orange clothing on their runway last week, but this orange was a definitely a little bit more "fall-ized", and not so Tropicana. Erin Fetherston, Elie Tahari, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez, Lela Rose, Mulberry, Oscar de la Renta, Victoria Beckham, Jill Stuart and Tory Burch were just a few of the designers making way for the burnt orange almost brick colored version of the Spring trend. Sure there were some bright punchy orange numbers as well, they came in the form of a bright fur jacket at Brian Reyes, silk pants at Charlotte Ronson and a blinding dress at Narciso. So take note kids, come September invest in something citrusy - you know, Vitamin C is good for you and all. For me, I'd keep it pretty dark, to go with the colors of fall's changing leaves.

nyfw: a few of my favorite things, day 7...

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By Roberta Correia · February 21, 2010

nyfw: a few of my favorite things, day 2...

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By Roberta Correia · February 13, 2010

Day 2 was decidedly more colorful than day 1. Florals, purples and I'm starting to think that mustard may in fact be emerging as the color of the season.

 

linked In... fashion week edition

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By Roberta Correia · February 10, 2010
  • Looks like Rachel Zoe's braving the NYC weather in fashion week style...
  • Time Out went rummaging with supermodel Coco Rocha for her perfectly model off duty fashion week picks..
  • Help Elle's Executive Accessories Editor Kate Davidson Hudson choose her fashion week look..
  • Racked has your ultimate guide to live streaming aka NYFW from your living room...
  • Having a hard time dressing for the snowy fashion week? Refinery 29 is chock full of inspiration...
  • If you haven't yet take a look at Fashionista's FW Madlibs ...
  • The Cut has designers summing up collections in ONE word...
  • Refinery's also got the top 10 fashion Twitterers to follow for your up to the minute NYFW updates (ps don't forget to follow us too @itsonlyfashion)...
  • Stylelist is also getting Fashion Week ready...
  • The Sundance Channel and Full Frontal Fashion are in Catwalk Countdown mode with some of our favorite designers pre-fashion week...
  • Obsessed with Leslie Mann as lookbook model for Boy by Band of Outsiders, and so is Fashionologie...
  • Teen Vogue shares their Fashion Week musts. Moroccan Oil is one of ours too...

 

Desperately Seeking: Fashion Week Fundamentals...

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By Roberta Correia · February 5, 2010
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Fashion Week is fast approaching and when staring at my closet in preparation, I'm faced with that eternal quandary: "I don't have a thing to wear." And with the winter and lack of funds and all, it's been a long while since I've been desperately seeking anything. So I figured it's about time I started building on what I already have and also bring in some early spring pieces to brighten things up a bit. My approach is to always have a few pieces to mix and match and basically plan out my outfits ahead of time as not to have major pre-show anxiety and inability to leave the house because I can't wear a thing besides yoga pants.

What I'm thinking is a mix of knits and lace to evoke the romanticism of mid February (there are shows on Valentine's Day and all), a few soft tops to mix with tight black pants and skinny jeans, a pair of black all purpose ankle booties (Forever 21 happens to make my most favorite ones, and I had looked EVERYWHERE), high wasted paper bag trousers to mix with tanks and cardigans and some of the afore mentioned soft tops, delicious fingerless cashmere gloves to get you from Bryant Park to Milk Studios warmly enough and still being able to twitter constant updates, and yet another all purpose black accessory a fold over black bag. And let's add to that a long sleeved red dress for those party nights. It's a mix of Alexa Chung with 90s minimalism that's sure to blend in with the rest of the pieces in my ever expanding, ever useless wardrobe.

After all, Fashion Week is as much about looking fabulous and getting a chance to play around with your look as it is about taking in the newest trends catwalk side.

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