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15.09.11

Tibi Spring 2012

Tibi’s Spring 2012 presentation was effortless chic with Celine-like minimalism.

Marigold continues to be an on-trend colour for Spring 2012. Amy Smilovic also used sunflower yellow, mint green, salmon pink, spring white, cobalt blue, black and grey.

We saw palazzo pants, a leather black dress with blue chiffon sleeves, strapless jumpsuits, midi dresses, silk tops paired with shorts or pants and short suits.

This was a delightfully unfussy collection full of every day to night wearable pieces.

Key accessories included snakeskin heels and flats, plus black ankle-wrap heels.

Kim Soane gave the models a fresh face look using Bobbi Brown cosmetics. Kevin Ryan for Rsession Tools gave the models a simple ponytail with a side parting.

Front Row: Emma Roberts, Sophia Bush and Olivia Palermo

Favourites: White vest top with marigold pants and salmon pink short suit

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Blake Lively, Olivia Palermo, Emma Roberts, Sophia Bush, Whitney Port, Vanessa Hudgens, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Selena Gomez, Eva Mendes, Mila Kunis, Freida Pinto and Miranda Cosgrove

15.09.11

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012

On Tuesday I attended the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 presentation during New York Fashion Week.

The show started with a bang as vibrant marigold, emerald and tomato red ballgowns with lace bodices swept the runway.

We saw a selection of classic tailored suits which the designer’s clientele love for their refined elegance.

Day dresses ranged from fitted with floral prints, embroidered with a fringed hem and full skirts which swished down the runway.

I loved the opulent Elizabethan pink gown with blousant sleeves which had a fairytale princess feel to it, as did the daffodil strapless gown.

I was floored by the red carpet ready gowns. I was in my element seeing my favourite model – Karlie Kloss – wearing my favourite colour – electric blue – with a black beaded necklace.

Feathers adorned many pieces. I particularly loved the pink strapless gown worn by Lindsey above.

Key accessories included strappy sandals paired with sock from ‘We Love Colors’, embroidered heels, embellished clutches, crystallized minaudières, leather shoulder bags, wedges and crocodile clutches.

Orlando Pita created a ‘romantic, renaissance’ look for the models by giving them crinkled frizzy voluminous tresses. Inspired by Grace Coddington perhaps.

Front Row: Valentino Garavani, Barbara Walters, Justin Timberlake, Ashley Olsen, Nicki Minaj was again seated next to her new BFF Anna Wintour

Favourites: Print twill dress with matching scarf, ostrich feather and sequin top paired with chiffon draped skirt and electric blue tiered ruffle gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Hilary Swank, Fan Bing Bing, Rosamund Pike, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Davis, Paz Vega, Jordana Brewster, Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis, Iman, Jayma Mays, Lea Michele, Monica Bellucci, Alexis Bledel, Eva Longoria, Anna Wintour, Sofia Vergara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Walters, Eva Mendes, Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner and Freida Pinto

15.09.11

J. Crew Spring 2012

J. Crew still feels very new to me as I’m from the UK.

I’ve learnt a lot about the brands from friends in the US who rave about how great it is, and from Net-A-Porter.com who added the collection to their virtual shelves a few months ago.

On Tuesday I finally saw what all the fuss was about during their Spring 2012 presentation during New York Fashion Week.

As someone who loves colour I was in heaven viewing the beautiful mix of gorgeous rainbow brights ranging from red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue.

I loved the mixing casual and dressy pieces. A perfect example is the denim shirt paired with the rainbow sequin skirt above.

An ivory sequinned jacket was worn over a denim jacket and paired with slouchy shorts. A dressy polka dot shirt with a neck-tie was paired with a striped coat and denim shorts.

Another interesting pairing was a mix of prints like the striped top with a paisley print skirt and leopard print heels.

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I was most impressed with the bold accessories, which included leopard print heels, bright coloured totes, striped clutches, bangles and sunglasses with colourful frames.

Celebrity attendees: Beyonce Knowles and Solange Knowles

Favourites: White top paired with yellow pants and floral print peplum top and pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Taylor Swift, Elle Fanning, Victoria Justice, Chloe Moretz, Miranda Cosgrove, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska, Teresa Palmer and Kristen Stewart (wishful thinking)

14.09.11

Tory Burch Spring 2012

The Tory Burch Spring 2012 runway show was a first for the designer who usually showcases her collection in a presentation format.

Her pieces had ladylike charm with New York attitude.

Taking her inspiration from The Great Gatsby era the designer presented cool stripes and on-trend polka-dots for day wear.

Tory’s second first was adding evening/red carpet looks to her collection.

As someone who attends many glamorous parties, she would’ve had no trouble being inspired to create the stunning sequined cocktail dress and billowing silk chiffon gowns which took the runway.

That coral gown is totally divine.

Tabitha Simmons provided the footwear whilst Diane Kendal for MAC gave the models a flawless natural look.

Key accessories included colourful rimmed sunglasses and beaded necklaces.

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Favourites: navy and ivory stripe top with striped sequin skirt and coral cap sleeve gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rachel Bilson, Anna Kendrick, Camilla Belle, Kristen Belle, Elizabeth Olsen, Sonam Kapoor, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Zooey Dechanel

Credit: Getty & Style.com

14.09.11

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012

Orange and navy continues to be a hot colour combo for Spring 2012, and we saw it again at Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The designer also combined green and blue a few times in his sporty Spring 2012 collection. The rest of the youthful colour palette included fluorescent pink, red and yellow.

Aside from colour-blocking, red, white, blue and orange stripes dominated the runway on dresses, shorts and bags.

Bird prints are also proving to be popular this season. Marc’s took flight in red, pink and grey.

Aside from cute dresses we saw a navy jumpsuit, peplum skirts, satin cigarette hot pink pants, 50s style swimsuits, patriotic sweaters, drawstring hoodies, satin coats, scarlet short suits and a white oversized shirt dress.

Key accessories included high-top sneakers, roomy totes, sunglasses, leather drawstring bags and colour-block pumps.

The sporty collection went down very well with the editors and buyers in the front row.

Front Row: Elle Fanning

Favourites: Orange and navy colour block dress and bird print dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz, Miranda Cosgrove, Heather Morris, Emma Stone, Jennifer Lawrence and Teresa Palmer

14.09.11

Alice + Olivia Spring 2012

Taylor Swift would’ve been in her element at the Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 presentation.

Stacey Bendet presented many girlie, glam pieces which included sparkling dresses and gowns which we know Taylor favours.

The 60s-inspired collection served up Palm Beach bright colours ranging from orange, to yellow, to aqua blue and purple plus vibrant florals and stripes.

Striking beaded gowns, striped pants, boucle jackets, sequin skirts, mod dresses, party dresses, beachy dresses, wide-leg pants, midi skirts, slouchy tops and cute embellished tops were presented.

The garden party was in full swing with champagne and cupcakes which went down well (and quickly) after a busy day of back to back shows.

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Celebrity attendees: Kourtney Kardashian, Sophia Bush, LeAnn Rimes, Tinsley Mortimer, Louise Roe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jordin Sparks, Nicky Hilton, Katie Cassidy, Tika Sumpter, Crystal Reed, Rutina Wesley, Corrine Bailey Rae, Julia Jones, Kelly Bensimon, Lydia Hearst, Eva Amurri and Hillary Scott

Favourites: Lurex top with rainbow skirt and one shoulder floral dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Kourtney Kardashian, Sophia Bush, LeAnn Rimes, Tinsley Mortimer, Louise Roe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jordin Sparks, Nicky Hilton, Katie Cassidy, Corrine Bailey Rae, Julia Jones, Kelly Bensimon, Lydia Hearst, Eva Amurri

14.09.11

Rachel Zoe Spring 2012

There was one collection I was really excited to see this season and that was the Rachel Zoe Spring 2012 collection.

She had been quoted as saying she was “terrified” about showing her Spring collection to editors and buyers during Fashion Week.

The stylist/designer had nothing to worry about; the collection was much stronger than the previous season and everyone in the room loved what they were seeing.

Looking through the collection I saw many wearable, fun pieces which will appeal to all types of women of all ages.

Brigitte Bardot in the South of France running around being glamorous in the late 60s, early 70s was the inspiration, so Rachel served up high-waist palazzo pants, tailored tuxedos, jumpsuits, maxi dresses, chic blazers, soft leather jackets, haltered embellished gowns, cute short suit sets, backless evening gowns and leather cropped pants.

If you’re looking for the latest trend, this is not for you.

If you’re looking for modern classics which will last several seasons taking you from the office, to a dinner party, to a friend’s wedding or a glamorous red carpet event then Rachel’s got you covered.

I was lucky enough to talk to Rachel during the presentation. I congratulated her on her amazing collection and she thanked me featuring her “girls.”

I see her girls wearing many of the pieces. Cameron would look great in Look 8.

Team Rachel Zoe told me I would look great in Look 21. I would be happy to snap up all the pieces. It’s all one needs for next summer.

Key accessories included totes, clutches and shoes by Rachel Zoe, plus vintage sunglasses from Silver Linings NYC Opticians.

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Favourites: Ruby forest decore t-shirt and maxi skirt and royal blue jumpsuit

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Cameron Diaz, Molly Sims, Amber Heard, Selena Gomez, Kate Cassidy, Mila Kunis, Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed, Blake Lively, Liv Tyler and Sophia Bush