08.09.12

Jason Wu Spring 2013

Jason Wu’s Spring 2013 collection can be summed up in two words: leather and lace.

Iconic supermodel Carolyn Murphy, who opened the show wearing a fitted leather dress with lace panels, was followed by a succession of gorgeous models sporting a braided, marcel wave updo.

Inspired by Helmut Newton’s photography, the mostly black and white collection had pops of coral and blue, which will no doubt delight his celebrity clientele.

The collection was full of Jason’s signature girlie girl looks, but for Spring 2013 Miss Wu will showcase her flirty side.

I’m hoping Miss Lively will select some of the uber-sexy, lingerie-inspired pieces for which the designer collaborated with La Perla.

The collection wasn’t all about feminine and sexy dresses; we also saw black fitted pants lined with lace, a beautiful printed jumpsuit with a cute leather belt with a bow accent, uber hot pants, high-waisted shorts and bralets styled with A-line skirts.

For the red carpet, Jason delivered four gorgeous gowns with sheer skirts, which I’m sure his BFF Diane Kruger will be showcasing on a red carpet soon. I especially loved the navy star print gown.

Key accessories included hatboxes, travel cases and First Lady-esqe top handle bags, some with animal print accents.

Front Row:Anna Dello Russo, Anna Wintour, Michelle Harper and AnnaSophia Robb

Favourites: Nude blouse with black leaf details paired with black high-waist pants and navy gown with gold star print

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Carey Mulligan, Lizzy Caplan, Hailee Steinfeld, Jaime King, Blake Lively, Florence Welch, Kirsten Dunst and Coco Rocha

Credit: Style.com

07.09.12

Honor Spring 2013

Even though yesterday was only day one of New York Fashion Week, I can already state that Honor will be one of my favourite of the Spring 2013 season.

I was blown away by the ultra-girlie ethereal collection which featured many garden-print pieces that will be coming to red carpets this Fall, as celebs will want to wear this collection asap.

Dresses and skirts with exaggerated silhouettes, blouses with high necklines and flutter sleeves, high-waisted shorts, blouses with oversized chiffon bows, summer tweed skirts, wide-leg pants, short sets, jacquard skirts and a white jumpsuit took to the runway on a colour palette of mostly neutrals with pops of pink and neon green.

Intricate details included lattice work, open backs, micro-sparkle trims and bell-shaped sleeves.
Key accessories included Tabitha Simmons ankle-strap sandals and pumps plus chic shades with coloured frames.

Sporting a fresh dewy glow, the model’s hair was styled into French braids with crystals intertwined.

Front Row: Julia Jones, Derek Blasberg and Michelle Harper

Favourites: White Georgette blouse with tree print organza high waist shorts and white jumpsuit trimmed in macramé with chiffon microsparkle collar blouse

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Lea Michele, Cameron Diaz, Carey Mulligan, Lauren Conrad, Elizabeth Olsen, Lizzy Caplan, Hailee Steinfeld, Keirnan Shipka, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nikki Reed, Kristen Bell, Bella Thorne and Mandy Moore

Credit: Style.com

07.09.12

Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013

Tadashi Shoji took us on a journey along the Modern Silk Road, where East meets West, for his Spring 2013 collection.

The designer, who has successfully dressed many Oscar-winning actresses, started the show with elegant day dresses in his favourite fabric: lace.

On a warm colour palette of paprika, desert, lavender with a selection of blues ranging from lagoon to china to ocean alongside classic black looks, we saw many dresses destined for the red carpet.

Cocktail dresses with Peter Pan collars, pencil dresses, trapeze dresses, long-sleeve gowns, strapless gowns, caplet gowns and tiered tulle gowns were just a few of the highlights, with the colourful piecework and ikat-print dresses requiring a second look.

Favourites: Pale iris ikat-print gazar strapless pleated dress and the floral appliqué spaghetti strap slip gown.

Front Row: Angela Simmons, June Ambrose, Daisy Fuentes

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Elizabeth Banks, Fan Bingbing, Berenice Marlohe, Mena Suvari, Octavia Spencer, Florence Welch, Kate Beckinsale, Cat Deeley, Taylor Swift and Emily Blunt

Credit: Getty

20.02.12

My New York Fashion Week Highs & Lows

HIGHS

Top 5 Shows: Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, The Blonds, Victoria Beckham and Diane von Furstenberg

Best Production: Donna Karan & The Blonds

David Beckham: Seeing David Beckham holding Harper as they walked into the venue for Victoria Beckham’s fashion show. I made the right decision to arrive super early.

Seeing David Beckham in the flesh for the second time in two months.

Anna Wintour: Seeing a guy with a silver plate handing Anna Wintour her Starbucks at Victoria Beckham.

Seeing a British socialite curtsey when greeting Anna Wintour at Prabal Gurung.

LOL Moment: A dude offered me and @seoulcialite cocaine after The Blonds show. We busted out laughing – in his face. He kept chanting “Co, co, co, co…”. We were like, “Chanel?”

A-Listers In The Front Row: Michael Kors’ is the one show you are guaranteed an A-list-packed front row, so I was shocked to see Matt Damon front row at Naeem Khan. Despite looking as bored as hell, it was a nice treat for his wife on Valentine’s Day. Let’s hope she was shopping for a dress for the Oscars.

Fashion Foie Gras for Coach Bag: Emily from Fashion Foie Gras gifted me her self-designed ‘Blogger Bag’ which I toted around Fashion Week. The bag was very popular as I got papped a few times carrying it in one day by WWD and Huffington Post. I was very excited to help support my friend and fellow blogger in this way.

Marchesa: After being devastated not to receive an invitation to Marchesa’s Spring 2012 presentation, I was seated behind the celebs for Fall 2012.

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16.02.12

The Blonds Fall 2012

The Blonds’ Fall 2012 presentation was my last show this fashion week.

David and Phillipe Blond were inspired by vintage biker chick flicks and the animated film ‘Heavy Metal’. They want women to be strong characters, equalling men in strength and prowess, but still look stunning and glamorous.

We saw strong fitted silhouettes with severe colours such as blood red, ice blue and jet black.

Distressed materials like leather and denim were mixed with crystals which made for an explosive presentation of fitted dresses, jumpsuits and bedazzling panties, but it was the corsets everyone wanted to see.

The crystal-embellished corset were breathtaking and I loved the red and black leather corset which reminded me of Michael Jackson’s iconic ‘Thriller’ leather jacket.

With Lil’ Kim in the front row, I wonder if she will get first dibs on this collection.

After attending four The Blonds fashion shows, this is the first time I have seen them dabbled in menswear.

Front Row: Lil’ Kim, Cassie and Adam Lambert

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Fergie, Rihanna and Kylie Minogue

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