As promised, here are some of the outfits I loved from the latter half of New York Fashion Week. Let me know what you loved in the comments!
Just as before, all original, individual model photos are from New York Magazine, but PicJoinder’ed by me.
ALICE + OLIVIA
Remember how I said that everybody needed to go home after the knockout Christian Siriano show? Well, Carolina Herrera came back with a stellar vengeance. This collection is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite S/S 2015 collection. The white floral gowns are to die for.
The best dress that graced us with its presence during S/S 2015 New York Fashion Week:
This breathtaking gown truly is a crazy beautiful work of art. I can’t even begin to understand how CH was able to piece together what looks like abstract pieces of thick paper onto tulle.
(L to R) JILL STUART, BADGLEY MISCHKA, BADGLEY MISCHKA
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It’s no secret that my ultimate style icon is the Duchess of Cambridge (better known as “Kate Middleton” in the United States). We will undoubtedly see her sport some lovely new outfits over the next three weeks as she, Prince William, and Prince George embark on a royal tour of New Zealand and Australia. But before the Duchess charms us with her charisma and charitable heart, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of her most (in my opinion) lovely outfits.
Wearing Alexander McQueen
Wearing a blazer by Ralph Lauren and boots by Russell and Bromley
Wearing Alexander McQueen
Wearing Erdem during the Royal Tour of Canada in 2011
Wearing a custom Jenny Packham gown for a event during the 2012 Olympics
Wearing an Orla Kiely coatdress
Wearing Alexander McQueen during her wedding ceremony to Prince William
Wearing a Jenny Packham creation for the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation
Wearing a coatdress during a tour of the London Underground with the Queen
Wearing a Zara dress with a Ralph Lauren blazer the day after her wedding.
Wearing Prabal Gurang during a Royal Tour of Singapore
Wearing a Zara blazer during an Olympics event
Wearing a Ralph Lauren dress to a charity event with Prince William
Wearing a Reiss dress during the Royal Tour of Canada. The Duchess wore the same dress in her engagement photos with Prince William.
There are so many things to love about the Duchess’s fashion. She is confident, yet modest. She pays tribute to tradition, but with a modern twist. She wears high fashion labels, but wears “high street” brands more often than not.
She is not afraid to repeat outfits. She is not afraid to wear heels (and as a rather tall girl myself, I applaud her for that). She is not afraid to pop into a clothing shop and pick out her own clothes.
She is always smiling and always looks effortless.
She’s just like us. Except she lives in a palace, has a fleet of Land Rovers, has access to priceless jewels, and is befitted with the most gorgeous hair that only a princess could have.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is upon us! Here are some of my favorite looks and behind-the-scenes photos from NYFW so far. Most of these came from social media (Instagram and Facebook), while a few came from Women’s Wear Daily.
Warning: I’m a huge fan of sophisticated, princess-y, and classic styles. If I could have a combination of Kate Middleton’s wardrobe and Zooey Deschanel’s wardrobe, I would be happier than a bird with a french fry. This photo gallery probably reflects that.
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Hair and makeup stations for the Marc Jacobs show. Photo via Marc Jacobs’ Instagram.
A to-die-for red gown from Carolina Herrera’s F/W collection. Photo via InStyle’s Instagram.
A glimpse at the details that went into the models makeup looks at the Monique Lhuillier show. Photo via Monique Lhuillier’s Instagram.
A visual schedule and lookbook of all the outfits that will be paraded down the catwalk at the Jenny Packham show. Photo via Jenny Packham’s Instagram.
I’m loving this faux-feathery look from Carolina Herrera. The dress in particular is beautiful. Photo via Carolina Herrera’s official Facebook page.
Bold geometric prints from Carolina Herrera. Photo via Carolina Herrera’s official Facebook page.
I normally don’t like v-necks, but this Oscar de la Renta gown is princess-y perfection. Photo via Women’s Wear Daily.
Black and white was a major component of Reem Acra’s RTW F/W collection. I love the simpleness of the white skirt. Photo via Women’s Wear Daily.
Another stunning Reem Acra creation. Photo via Women’s Wear Daily.
Reem Acra’s edgy but sophisticated take on the classic black gown. Photo via Women’s Wear Daily.
This looks like something out of Olivia Pope’s closet. I love the detailing on the jacket. Appropriately enough, this ensemble is part of Alice + Olivia. Photo via the designer’s Facebook page.
This Alice + Olivia skirt is gorgeous. I love the fabric, the length, and the dash of glamour. Photo via Alice + Olivia’s Facebook page.
The structure and and simplicity of this Narcisco Rodriguez white coat is swoon-worthy. The length is a little odd, but this seems like a piece that you could wear season after season. Photo via Women’s Wear Daily.
Dolled-up models waiting to walk the runway at the Zac Posen show. Photo via Zac Posen’s Instagram.
This whole outfit is beautiful, but the copper top really steps it up a notch. Photo via Badgley Mischka’s Facebook page.
The detailing around the waist of this Badgley Mischka gown is perfection. Photo via Badgley Mischka’s Facebook page.
Another timeless look, this time courtesy of Badgley Mischka. Photo via the Badgley Mischka Facebook page.
A parade of Monique Lhuillier gowns. Photo via Lhuillier’s Facebook page
The mesh neckline on this Monique Lhuillier creation is exquisite. Photo via Monique Lhuillier’s Facebook page.
I’m not usually one for “mullet dresses,” but this is spectacular. Photo via Zac Posen’s Facebook page.
Dramatic, but still somewhat reserved. I love everything about this Zac Posen creation. Photo via Zac Posen’s Facebook page.
Making last minute adjustments before Zac Posen’s show. Photo via Zac Posen’s Instagram.