Isaac Mizrahi Spring 2011

Isaac Mizrahi’s Spring 2011 collection was called IM Xerox as his prints looked like they’d been photocopied.

We saw very soft and feminine pieces, but he also incorporated some flirty sexy looks.

On a very mixed colour palette we were presented with long chiffon floral dresses, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, day dresses, silm pant suits, silk maxi skirts and shirts.

Key accessories included collars, clutches, and bracelets.

Front Row: Veronica Webb

Favourites: Embellished short sleeved dress and corseted gown with tulle overlay

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Michelle Obama, Marisa Tomei, Paula Patton, Veronica Webb, Kyra Sedgwick and Michelle Monaghan

The shocker of the week was André Leon Talley who didn’t sit in his usual front row seat. Instead he watched the show from the last row in the Theater.

Has he fallen out with his Vogue colleagues who were either in the first or second row?

Na, I’m assuming he just wanted to focus on the clothes. It can get a bit hectic with photographers in the front row trying to take pictures and others trying to claim front row seats.



Ralph Lauren Spring 2011

Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2011 collection was held in a very glamorous location downtown.

The cowgirl theme was evident very early on with the big belt buckles, suede fringing and cognac leather.

We were presented with ruffled coats, crisp white blouses, crochet cardigans, suede fringed pants, maxi skirt with web-like beading, deerskin jackets, beaded vests and jacquard halter dresses.

This collection had everything a wealthy cowgirl would wear during the day and at night she can slip into a silver beaded slip dress or gown. She can stay true to her cowgirl roots by wearing the evening dresses with large buckle belt as some of the gowns were presented.

I loved this collection for its refined elegance with contemporary sophistication.

The key accessories included cowboy hats, large buckle belts, bowler hats, fringed shoulder bags and leather bags with a silver bulls head.

Favourites: Fringed beaded skirts and slinky platinum tulle beaded dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Laura Hutton, Kerry Washington, Mariska Hargitay, Taylor Swift, Olivia Wilde and Jessica Biel


J. Mendel Spring 2011

J. Mendel’s Spring 2011 collection was inspired by the fluid and graceful movements of ballet dancers.

You won’t find this surprising when you see how everything is as light as air when it moves down the runway.

In shades of peach, nude, grey, pink, terracotta and orange we were presented with long sleeved tops and cami’s paired with maxi skirts, evening dresses, cocktail dress and beautiful flowing gowns.

The colours, textures and fabrics were absolutely stunning. There was a lot of pleated looks and separates which if I had only viewed on, I would’ve assumed they were dresses.

Key accessories included fur boleros, red satin wedges which matched the models hot red lips.

Front Row: Melissa George and Gabrielle Union

Favourites: Dark nude silk chiffon camisole with matching maxi skirt and metallic plunging dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Melissa George, Malin Akerman, Taylor Swift, Gabrielle Union, Cat Deeley, Kristen Stewart, Faith Hill and Kerry Washington


Tory Burch Spring 2011

Tory Burch’s Spring 2011 presentation was full of updated 70s classics.

Her spring collection was a colorful mix going from bright orange and yellow to navy and khaki to cream and whites.

Tory mixed a bit preppy, a bit of ladylike chic and bohemian styles into her collection.

We saw collarless jackets, silk blouses, linen dresses, peasant dresses, trench coats, midcalf skirts, flared trousers and a striped suit.

Key accessories included a variety of bags from straw bags, leather bags, totes and clutches.

Shoes and stunning statement necklaces played a big part in this collection too. I kept going back to that gold necklace.

Front Row: Anna Wintour and Kanye West (Yes Kanye West)

Favourites: Orange blouse with orange print skirt and blue tiered dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Melissa George, Thandie Newton, Eva Mendes and Angie Harmon


Sally LaPointe Spring 2011

I was excited to view Sally LaPointe Spring 2011 collection during New York Fashion Week.

It was her first runway show and even though I didn’t know much about the designer I wanted to show my support.

I was really surprised that so many people attended the show. It was more packed than some more established designers presentation, so she clearly had good word of mouth.

If you are tired of the nude and pretty dresses we’ve seen on the runway so far, Sally LaPointe will provide the perfect antidote.

The show started with two male models marching through fog and opening giant doors from which the models would take to the runway.

The edgy fashion designer presented an visually stunning collection which was the perfect mix of beauty and distortion.

She was inspired by the intoxication of madness to create opalescent silk dresses, dresses with exaggerated hips, black horsehair pantsuit, white organza high collared jacket, jumpsuits, opalescent silk cuff shorts and metallic organza tees.

This maybe too avant garde for some, but there were some wearable pieces within this collection.

For me this was a throughly enjoyable presentation.

The key accessory in this collection was Sally’s flower platforms which seemed to make some of the models nervous to walk in, but I’m happy to report that no one fell.

Favourites: Black horsehair pantsuit and black metallic top with green metallic skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Lady GaGa and Cate Blanchett


Charlotte Ronson Spring 2011

Charlotte Ronson Spring 2011 was very pretty but done in a grungy way.

We head bobbed to tracks from the 90s spun by sister Sam Ronson as the models took to the runway.

Roomy pajama-cut pant, denims, khaki dresses, shirt dresses, sheer camisoles and maxi skirts were presented.

The key to this collection layering by simply adding a plaid shirt around your waist or a tee under your maxi dress.

Key accessories included beany hats, silver rings in lips, noses, and eyebrows, wedges, combat booties and slouchy socks.

Front Row: Alison Brie and the Veronicas

Favourites: printed top with the contrasting printed blue skirt and the black embroidered tank with the black maxi tiered skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Whitney Port, Jessica Stroup, Nicky Hilton, Shenae Grimes and Lindsay Lohan