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11.09.11

Adam Spring 2012

Adam Lippes was inspired by the energy of his West Chelsea neighbourhood for his Spring 2012 collection.

It must be a beautiful, vibrant place because the presentation gave us feminine pieces with classic tailored shapes.

Pantsuits and trench coats were given modern twists with floral sleeves for the former and sleeveless and sheer for the latter.

I loved the drop-waist dresses with the flounced skirts. They took the runway in several forms: black and white polka dots, delicate cream embroidery and lavender and white polka dots.

Capes, satin pantsuits, neon sweatpants pants with an ivory embroidered sweatshirt, sleeveless jumpsuits and fully embellished shift dresses were served on a colour palette of mostly white, ivory and pink.

Adam also presented gorgeous polka dot shirts, pants and a cape which all had a Pyjama-like feel to them.

The stand out piece was a red Sergeant Pepper jacket paired with a simple white lace dress.

Key accessories included gorgeous Manolo Blahnik sandals in a variety of colours and Selima Optique sunglasses.

Favourites: Butterfly embellished dress and floral print strapless dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Angie Harmon, Evangeline Lilly, Carrie Underwood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Freida Pinto, Elizabeth Olsen, Kate Beckinsale and Olivia Wilde

10.09.11

Prabal Gurung Spring 2012

At this point Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2012 collection is by far my favourite.

I found the mostly purple colour scheme and prints very refreshing for Spring, where we’ve come to expect brights and pastels.

Every look exuded femininity and sexiness, albeit very overtly, but I like that….a lot.

We saw sexy dresses with sheer asymmetrical panels, drop waist dresses with handkerchief hemlines, digital print floral georgette dresses, cigarette pants, laser-cut leather shorts, printed blouses, latex coats and 4 stunning red carpet gowns.

Most looks seem to have texture via rubber paillettes, exploding tulle, leather harnesses, and ostrich feathers.

Key accessories included Prabal Gurung for Nicholas Kirkwood heels and Prabal Gurung for Linda Farrow Projects sunglasses.

Prabal is most definitely bringing sexy back for Spring.

Front Row: Nicki Minaj and Amanda Seyfried

Favourites: Violet floral print silk dressand white gown with flutter sleeves and silk chiffon panels

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Sarah Jessica Parker, Leighton Meester, Iman, Charlize Theron, Chloe Sevigny, Amanda Seyfried, Zoe Saldana, Diane Kruger, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Stone and Anna Paquin

10.09.11

Yigal Azrouël Spring 2012

The Yigal Azrouël Spring 2012 collection embraces the combination of masculinity and femininity for the strong confident woman.

He presented a strong mix of colours ranging from bright red, to vibrant sunflower, orange and electric blue which were mixed with more neutral nudes, white, grey and black.

I loved the oversized high-waist flared pants, especially the burnt orange leather pants – this coming from someone who isn’t a fan of leather pants.

We saw collarless blazers and jackets perched on shoulders, tailored pants, hot pants, dresses with thigh-high splits, flared skirts, jumpsuits, shirt-dresses and sexy separates.

Jimmy Paul from Bumble and Bumble worked the models tresses into chic ponytails, MAC provided the makeup and Cutler and Gross created the shades.

Front Row: Poppy Delevigne and Lauren Remington Platt

Favourites: collarless blue coat with yellow pantsuit and yellow and navy print dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Freida Pinto, Kate Bosworth, Tilda Swinton, Kate Beckinsale, Kirsten Dunst and Claire Danes

10.09.11

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012

I detected a bit of an edge from Rebecca Taylor’s Spring 2012 collection.

Whilst everything remained delightfully feminine and pretty, it had a lot more attitude.

We saw lots of asymmetrical cuts, sheer dresses, sequinned tops, tapered pants, floaty florals, cropped slouchy embellished sweaters, long skirts, embellished tank tops and handkerchief skirts.

Bold citrus colours of lemon, lime and tangerine sat alongside grey florals and blue watercolour prints.

The key accessories included multi-coloured metallic strappy sandals, crocodile totes, leather clutches, pearl necklaces worn across the body and Vale jewlery.

Dai Michishita for Culter gave the models a ‘just got out of the shower’ towel dried slicked back hairstyle whilst Sil Bruinsma applied the bold eye-shadow and glossy lips using MAC.

Front Row: Louise Roe, Jordana Brewster, Whitney Port, Sophia Bush and Ashley Tisdale

Favourites: Wild rose print top with limeade skirt and cobalt shibori tie front apron dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Whitney Port, Ashley Tisdale, Malin Akerman, Sophia Bush, Rose Byrne, Abigail Breslin, Emmy Rossum, Emily Osment and Jenna Ushkowitz

10.09.11

Jason Wu Spring 2012

Jason Wu’s Spring 2012 collection is perfect mix of signature masculine looks with boyish charm and cute bows, girlie looks with ‘want it right now’ appeal and flirty feathers.

Muted hues such as grey and black were perfectly infused with a delicious spring palette of bubblegum pinks, electric blues and lime greens.

We saw hot pants, blouses with Swarovski elements embellished collars, strapless dresses with feather lined peplums, cigarette pants, floaty chiffon dresses, hooded windbreakers, nylon trench coats and ultra feminine florals.

Key accessories included lady like shoulder bags and clutches in pastel shades, sexy strappy heels and Tom Binns heavy metal jewelry.

This collection was full of timeless pieces with modern edge which could take you from a lunch uptown to a party downtown.

Don’t be surprised if Diane Kruger gets her hands on this collection first.

Front Row: Lea Michele and Jamie King

Favourites: Embellished top with shorts and lime green top with blue floral skirt

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Diane Kruger, Leighton Meester, Marisa Tomei, Elizabeth Olsen, Lady Alice St Clair Erskine, Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Jamie King, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts and Leslie Mann

10.09.11

Luca Luca Spring 2012

Earlier today I attended the Luca Luca Spring 2012 presentation during New York Fashion Week.

The designer combined feminine designs with bold vibrant colours.

I love the refreshing colour combinations especially the lime green paired with aqua.

I was also taken by the tulip skirts which were worn over slim fitted pants. These look looked better in real life than it does on Style.com.

The designer presented a few gowns, but I was captivated by the tailored jackets, high-waist tapered pants in striking colours, stripes and prints.

We also saw jumpsuits, asymmetrical dresses, off-the-shoulder dresses and sexy thigh-high splits.

Key accessories included Ippolita jewelery and headpieces by Ellen Hunter.

The makeup was applied by Gucci Westman and the models tresses were teased by Teddy Charles.

Front Row: Whitney Port (in Luca Luca Fall 2011), Joanna Garcia, Jamie Lynn Sigler (in Luca Luca Fall 2011), Ashley Tisdale (Junk Food NY Tee), Solange Knowles (Balenciaga shirt) and Catt Sadler

Favourites: Aqua vest with lime green pants and blue blazer with aqua stripe pants

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Whitney Port, Malin Akerman, Emma Stone and Emmy Rossum