Vera Wang Fall 2010

The models in Vera Wang’s Fall 2010 presentation all sported Snooki style beehives. Who knew Snooki would start a trend.

The other thing that dawned on me was the familiarity of some of the pieces. Lanvin sprang to mind.

“The Bride Wore Black” was the title of this collection, and she wore a lot of it. There were also touches of petrol blue and ivory.

Wang was inspired by film noir as “a contemporary metaphor for youth, romance, and sophistication.”

The collection had sleek silhouettes, sporting underpinnings and ultra feminine elements which pleased the crowd.

I particularly liked the cute mini dresses especially the ones with the fairy like tulle skirts.



Badgley Mischka Fall 2010

Badgley Mischka’s Fall 2010 presentation was split into two parts – Badgley Mischka and Mark & James.

The first part was heavenly as it was full of gorgeous Oscar worthy gowns and dresses which the duo are well known for.

They included a number of sequined cocktail dresses and gowns, a stand out blue one-shoulder gown and a gold strapless lurex gown.

There was a sharp intake of breathe as Arlenis walked the runway wearing claret and Bordeaux one-shoulder gown which sparkled in the dimly light tent, but the finale nude blush organza peony gown had jaws dropping.

The second part of the presentation was the lower-priced contemporary line Mark Badgley and James Mischka launched last year called ‘Mark & James’.

This collection has Taylor Swift’s name all over it.

It’s younger, it has shorter hemlines and more like what the rest of us will wear every day.

It had a mix of jacquard dresses, liquid leggings, fringed skirts, and there was particular attention paid to shoulders as materials were draped on shoulders of many pieces.

This collection was model-off-duty without being too-cool-for-school like Alexander Wang.

Celebrity guests included Annalynne McCord and Christina Hendricks.

Annalynne wore a cute strapless Badgley Mischka paired with well worn suede booties.

Christina said this was her first show at Fashion Week, which she attended with her mum. Now we know were she got that beautiful red hair from.

Here the finale video, with Christina Hendricks at the end talking about her favourite pieces from the collection.

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2010

Monique Lhuiller’s Fall 2010 was full of red carpet gowns, but on this occasion I was more interested in the shorter styles.

The green sequined dress was to die for. I just hope Sophia Bush who was in the front row was taking notes on that sassy number.

The collection was inspired by Chinese warriors.

Shades of red from crimson to merlot plus the dragon printed jacquards pieces reflected the Chinese warrior theme.

Touches of lace, tulle and chiffon inject Hollywood glam to the gowns and shorter styles, but Lhuillier also presented Chanel-esqe tweed suits.

My favourite look was the red strapless gown with the burst of blooming rosettes on the skirt, which looked better in real life to the picture above.

The collection was has a lot of varying strong silhouettes. I felt Lhuillier had deliberately tried to make this collection edgier, but it only worked for me on a few pieces.



Tadashi Shoji Fall 2010

Tadashi Shoji’s Fall 2010 collection is quite easily my favourite so far this fashion week.

I think my jaw is still at the tents.

Tadashi Shoji was inspired by patterns, shapes and textures. He experimented with new techniques to bring us a truly fabulous collection.

The colour palette consisted of teals, rich purples, greens plus shimmering silver and bronze.

The tiered and frayed cocktail dresses were playfully girlie but in a grown up way.

Metallic dresses gave the collection an edge with some accented with fringed detailing on the shoulders, whilst we also saw flirty lace dresses and gowns.

It wasn’t all about evening wear. We also saw some day dresses including one long-sleeved ivory number.

I loved the pailettes covered dresses, especially the asymmetrical gown above. It made my heart stop as it shimmered down the runway.

The fan pleated finale gown worn by Bruna is still giving me goosebumps. My neighbour and I gasped as the model walked the runway.

Fellow blogger Sydne tweeted “Wouldn’t Lucy Liu look majestic in Tadashi Shoji’s final fan pleated gown?”

Oh yes. Let’s pray.

Celebrity guests included Alfre Woodard, Adrienne Bailon, and Sherri Shepherd.

I’m so excited I could use my own pictures for this post.


Erin Fetherston Fall 2010

Erin Fetherston’s Fall 2010 “Chelsea Girl” collection was as you would expect: ethereal, girlie and totally wearable right now.

It suddenly occurred to me half way through the show that I was viewing a Fall collection, but I was in a Spring haze watching the dewy-skinned models who all sported long bangs and poker straight hair wearing floaty maxi dresses, pretty prints, billowy-sleeved blouses and mini skirts sans tights.

I’ve seen a lot of velvet this fashion week, and at Fetherston we saw velvet blazers paired with white maxi dresses.

I noted a lot of bronze mini dresses which will no doubt be the party pieces of this collection.

Like Victoria Beckham, Erin is her own muse and her clothes reflect her style.

Karen Elson, Zoe Kravitz and Whitney Port were in the front row along with Damon Dash (?!?!?).



Rachel Roy Fall 2010

I’m loving my flip camera at the moment as it helped me create this video of Rachel Roy’s Fall 2010 presentation which I saw yesterday evening.

I’m a huge fan of Rachel Roy’s ultra feminine, but not too girlie pieces. Her looks can go from a boardroom to a dinner party without tweaking nor accessorizing.

What I noticed from her Fall collection was a strong emphasis on evening wear, which Rachel doesn’t tend to focus on.

The finale gown was my favourite. The strapless beaded gown deserves a red carpet moment.

Apart from the gowns we were presented with pant suits, skirt suits, and tailored jackets – Roy’s staples.

The tailoring was impeccable as always on the skirt suits, and I loved the inclusion of a lot of metallic pieces.

The colour palette was a mix dark romantic colours like eggplant, dark grey and black to pops of fuchsia and aqua.

The shoes – which I zoomed in on during my video – are from Rachel Roy’s Manolo Blahnik collection, and the bags were by Nancy Gonzalez.

Guests included ex-husband Damon Dash, Miss J, Whitney Port and Keke Palmer who is interviewed at the end of my video.



Hervé Léger by Max Azria Fall 2010

I was honestly very excited about the Herve Leger Fall 2010 presentation.

Firstly to see how Max Azria reinvigorates that now infamous bandage dress, and secondly to see who would be in the front row.

I was keen to see something new and interesting and this was presented via the laces woven into the dresses, and pieces with exaggerated hips.

The dresses were strapless, asymmetrical, half bandage/half lurex, ruffled and beaded.

Apart from bandage mini dresses we also saw coats, bodysuits, bandage pants, laced bandaged tops and slashed boots.

I did like many of the pieces. The collection walked a fine line between sophistication and urban edge.

I can see them being very popular with fans like Diane Kruger, Miley Cyrus and the rest of young Hollywood.

Dazed Editor Susie Bubble – who was seated behind me – broke etiquette by jumping in front of my video as I was filming the finale and ruined it unfortunately.

Sophia Bush was there wearing a futuristic Herve Leger dress.

Maggie Q is even more petite in real life. Her blue strapless bandage dress really popped in the front row, but she should’ve gone up one size to an xxs.

A bandage dress with tights??? Come on Tinsley Mortimer.

Alison Brie has been front row at a lot of shows I’ve attended, but I had to google her to find out who she was.

Jessica Szohr was carrying the Gossip Girl torch wearing a black blue striped bandage dress.

Unfortunately most of the celebs at Fashion Week are not generating much excitement.

Where’s Blake Lively and Leighton Meester?

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