It's so nice seeing RBils being an active member of the fashion community isn't it? Not that she wasn't very present during NYFW - what with Fashion's Night Out, her Sunglass Hut duties and a quick appearance at DVF. But her Milan drop ins seem a little bit more special for some reason. Maybe it's that she's looking beyond sophisticated in an all black, lacey ensemble at the Matthew Williamson for Bulgari collection presentation. Doesn't Rachel look a bit like Lily Aldridge in that look? Either way the mix of lace, understated elegance and nude pumps are working wonders for our favorite little fashionista.
She was equally fashionable in something a tad edgier at Roberto Cavalli's SS 2011 show, also his 40th anniversary celebration. Lace up booties, printed mini skirt and strong shouldered blazer make for a rather "Kate Lanphear"esque look. Well as close to that as our adorable sweetie little RBils can get.
So which look of Rachel's do you prefer? Lady like head to toe black and lace or edgy with a pop of red mixed in?
PS: Rachel wasn't the only ex-OCer who's been making the rounds at Milan FW. Find out who after the jump...
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Who doesn't love a deeply exaggerated low cut blouse? Ok, maybe me but that's another story all together. After day 2 of NYFW, I started to notice the designers penchant for all things chest baring. A mix between 90s minimalism, 70s glam and 20s sleekness, the deep V was seen on anything from blouses, vests, sweaters and gorgeously whispy dresses. Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, DVF, Donna Karan, Erin Fetherston, Edun and a slew of others were baring their models chests all over NYFW. It's not exactly a cleavage baring situation - well at least it isn't on the rail thin curve-less girls on the runway. The deep V of spring is more a showing off your belly button than your, um other assets, it's so deep yet covers up around the sides enough to keep things really nice and in place. As much as I'd like to fancy myself a low cut wearing kind of girl, I'm not sure this trend will do anything for me. I'll just stand on the sidelines wishing I was an A cup.
Day 2 and a little bit more color mixed in with those now ubiquitous neutrals. The LWD is proving to be the reigning force of the season and here's hoping things stay that way. Also nice to see a little bit of that oh so talked about regatta blue, and let's just discuss that everything at Vena Cava is to die for. The most perfect slinky silky thin 70s dressing. Turbans and all. Memphis movement color blocking, some lovely rust colors, silk shorts and wait for it... wait for it... a baja. Ok, maybe they didn't mean for it to be a baja, or maybe they are just that genius - but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Enjoy my favorite things from Day 2 of NYFW. What trends are you seeing so far? Summer leather? Shorts suits?