Fall Couture 15

Couture fashion week allows designers to be infinitely creative: New fabrications paired with outrageous silhouettes results in some of the most stunning clothing around. Most important, couture is about fashion fantasy, and we are more than happy to dream!

Elie Saab

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Atelier Versace

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Vionette

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Zuhair Murad

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Rad Hourani

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Alexandre Vauthier

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Serkan Cura

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You’re a Fashion Fantasy!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Resort 15’s Dreamy Dresses

Resort is colorful and creative and yields some of our favorite collections of the year. Here are the dreamiest dresses you need to see!

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Ralph Lauren

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Prabal Gurung

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Lela Rose

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Christian Dior

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Gucci

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Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

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Chloé

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Tomas Maier

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Christian Siriano

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Michael Kors

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Erdem

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10 Crosby

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Carolina Herrera

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Clover Canyon

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Michael Kors

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Matthew Williamson

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J. Mendel

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Issa

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Nanette Lepore

Have A Dreamy Season!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend: Printed Jackets

Spring is in the air but it’s still chilly outside. Cue: printed jackets!

Spotted on street stylers, celebrities, and runways alike. This lightweight outerwear piece has a slew of interesting prints such as florals, butterflies, kaleidoscope, cheetah, and more. Check out the style inspiration and then shop my picks to get the look yourself.

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Ellie Goulding

Style Tip: Incorporate your printed jacket into a tomboy look, complete with a backwards cap, Dr. Martens, and leather pants.

​On Goulding: Dr. Martens Boots ($120)

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Street Style

Style Tip: A floral print jacket plays nicely with a button-down blouse, chunky chain choker, and black jeans. Throw in a neon belt, for good measure.

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Emilio Pucci S/S 14

Style Tip: A flash of sheer and a bold belt will only accentuate your printed jacket’s It-factor.

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Street Style

Style Tip: Give your athletic look an upgrade with an animal-print jacket. It’ll pair perfectly with track shorts and sneakers.​

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Olivia Palermo

Style Tip: Snag a jacket in a girly print and pair it with a feminine, braided up-do.

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Street Style

Style Tip: Throw a printed jacket over your trousers and button-down blouse for a cool-girl work outfit.

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Hanneli Mustaparta

Style Tip: Get creative and pair an animal-print jacket with a crop top and slouchy jeans. Go an extra step, and add unique touches like slip-on sandals, and round sunglasses.

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Street Style

Style Tip: Throw caution to the wind and drape your printed jacket over a bra top and a high-waisted, patent leather skirt. You only live once!

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Dries Van Noten S/S 14

Style Tip: Try your jacket over a ladylike dress and heels for a charming date outfit.

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Jaime King

Style Tip: A printed jacket is an ideal ensemble centerpiece. Pair it with low-key, black separates and ankle boots for an on-the-go outfit.

​On King: Mara Hoffman Quilted Bomber ($148); MiH The Bodycon Jeans ($215).

Get The Look

H&M Pilot Jacket ($40) ​Zip this all the way up and wear with leather pants. Can you say “model-off-duty” cool?

Mango Jacquard Bomber Jacket ($80) ​Rocking this colorful jacket will get you in the Spring spirit.

Scotch & Soda Silky Feel Bomber Jacket($149) ​If you have a tropical vacation coming up, wear this!

Need Supply Andre Bomber Jacket ($47) ​This moody print jacket is a great winter-to-spring transitional piece.

Zara Neoprene Bomber Jacket ($80) ​You’ve never seen such a unique hibiscus print before.

Spring in Print!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Top Trends for Spring

Here are the top 12 trends you’ll want to try this Spring straight from the Runways. The best part, you ask? Get the look with key pieces from my stylishly curated shopping list and Spring into Style!

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Liquid Metal

For both day and night, liquid-like metallic fabrics give even the most understated pieces a moment in the spotlight.

Get The Look:

Jules Smith Rose Golden Americana Choker($114); River Island Metallic Mini Skirt ($47); Three Floor Behaviour Self Dress ($297), Blessing-Co Clear accent peep-toe booties ($55)

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Blurred Lines

An optical illusion will always be cool, especially in a black and white palette. Thankfully, it’s a huge trend for spring!

Get The Look:

Equipment Collarless Brett Clean Shirt ($248); Blessing-Co Diamond Print Skirt ($12); French Connection Kamilla Heels ($130); H&M Loose-Fit Pants ($30); Opening Ceremony Wave Crepe Pencil Skirt($365); Blessing-Co Check Leggings ($15)

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Good Sports

So many athletic references for Spring, one would think fashion was a competitive sport.   Raglan, mesh and sneakers came together on the runways as a mash-up of tennis, track, baseball and more.  Spring training starts here!

Get The Look:

BCBG Brooks Sweatpant ($158) in Heather Grey-Black; DKNY Nylon Baseball Cap ($65) in Wave Blue; Gap Neon Colorblock Sport Socks ($5) in Lilac Surge; Alexander Wang Ribbed Jersey Top ($425) and Ribbed Jersey Skirt ($395); Puma Women’s Mesh Tee ($30) in Black; Mango College Oversize Sweatshirt ($60) in Black

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Strap Happy

The schoolgirl staple, the backpack, has edged out the oversized clutch as the must-have bag for Spring. Clap your hands and say “Yeah!” because this carryall is hands free.

Get The Look:

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack ($395) in Hot Red; Nasty Gal Take Me Away Mini Backpack ($58) in Black; MGSM Floral Backpack ($176) in Purple; Tory Burch Marion Backpack ($475) in Black; Blessing-Co Red Runner Backpack ($52)

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Globetrotter

You probably have plenty of travel destinations you want to cross off your list. Start channeling your inner globetrotter now. All you need is a little help from these chic pieces!

Get The Look:

Voz Collective Tribal U-Shape Wood Necklace($45); Topshop Tribal Border Wide Leg Trousers($90); Loeffler Randall Rooney Fisherman Sandals($395); Blessing-Co Rhinestone and Pendant Statement Necklace ($20); River Island Black Woven Tribal Dangle Earrings ($30)

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Feminine Masculine

Men’s shirting is back in the fashion spotlight this spring, courtesy of labels including Band of Outsiders, DKNY, Erdem, and more. This season however, it’s taking a softer turn with feminine features like lace inserts, and shirtdresses.

Get The Look:

Acne Studios Late Poplin Shirt ($220); New Look Macy Clutch ($25); Swear Charlotte Cut-Out Brogues ($255); Summer Fresh Lace Insert Top French Connection ($98), Rebecca Taylor Cotton Poplin Dress ($295)

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Garden Party

Florals are synonymous with spring, but this season designers are turning it up a notch with bigger, bolder blooms on everything from sportif silhouettes to statement-making footwear.

Get The Look:

Blessing-Co Neon Flora Bag ($36); Pixie Market Viola Floral Dress ($189); Gap Printed Pointy Flats ($40); J.Crew Collection Floral-Print Cotton and Silk-Blend Jacket ($300); Blessing-Co Sunnery Floral Jumpsuit ($45)

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Blue Streak

Navy, cobalt, indigo, teal, sapphire—you name it, blue is the hue to wear this spring. With so many ways to wear the color, this trend is sure to find a place in your wardrobe.

Get The Look:

Coach Bleecker Daily Leather Shoulder Bag($198); Madewell C’est Bon Pullover ($88); Ted Baker Epine Coat ($425); Blessing-Co Glam Military Dress ($35); Kenzo Palm-Print Triangle Bikini ($220), Tibi Fog Easy Vest ($525) in Navy/Black Multi and Fog Pants with Buckle ($398) in Navy

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Pack Mule

The shoe of S/S 14 is undoubtedly the mule. Seen on the runways of all four fashion capitals, it is the footwear style on everyone’s short list. Style options range from wedge to stiletto and everything in between.

Get The Look:

L.A.M.B. Sharon Mule ($275); Leather Wide Heel Mule Zara ($100); Guess Vandan Pointed-Toe Slides ($97); 10 Crosby Derek Lam Mule ($375); Topshop Gabi Mule Point Toe Shoes ($110)

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Into The Fold

Pleats  appeared on everything including dresses, jackets, skirts and tops. With all of the movement of a flowing gown, the surprisingly feminine design has been reimagined to look exceedingly hip.

Get The Look: 

Coach Madison Hobo ($398) in Pintuck Leather; Blessing-Co Khaki Pleated Dress ($36); Michael Michael Kors Pleated Stretch-Knit Dress ($160) in Green/Navy; BCBG Avi Pleated Gown ($498) in White; Blessing-Co Embroidered Maxi Dress ($30)

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On The Fringe

The favored trim of rock stars and bohemians make a much needed comeback this season with a decidedly western flair.

Get The Look: 

Junya Watanabe Fringed Cotton Shirt ($490); Express Suede Fringed Strap Heeled Runway Sandal ($98); Rebecca Minkoff Finn Clutch ($195); Blessing-Co Fringe Skirt ($28)Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Calfskin-Suede Fringed Shorts ($298); Blessing-Co Festival Fringe Bag ($40)

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Stroke Of Genius

Modern art found its way onto every major runway this season. Painted pieces are definite must-haves. Check out the top pieces you’ll need to play the Picasso of your spring wardrobe.

Get The Look:

H&M Strapless Dress ($70); Topshop Limited Edition Floral Placement Print Tee ($100) in Cream; Blessing-Co Glam Girl Mini Dress ($35); Mrs. Jermyn Neon Natural Paint Party Clutch ($69) in Cream/Pink

Have a Stylish Spring!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Statement Bags…Literally

Feel like making a statement without actually saying a word? Well, according to the Fashion Week runways, come this fall, your totes and clutches will be doing the communicating for you!

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If you rearrange the order and add a verb, these 3.1 Phillip Lim bags with raised block lettering you could make a sentence.

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Kiwi designer Karen Walker honored the suffrage movement with her mod-meets-Victorian collection—including a few women power statement clutches.

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Kate Spade New York presented a colorful Shanghai and Tokyo travel-inspired collection, as you can see from this rainbow-lettered clutch.

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Just raise this pouch by Karen Walker the next time someone tries to pick you up at a bar. ‘Nuff said.

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And here is an empowering tote I recently won from Zooey Magazine. Live life bravely and kick ass!

What does your Bag say about You?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Urban Safari

You don’t have to be exploring the wilds of Africa to participate in this trend. These tribal prints, earth tones, and cool khakis are worthy of the concrete jungle.

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Ralph Rucci

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Michael Kors

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Nicholas K

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Rachel Zoe

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Tommy Hilfiger

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Tibi

Will you explore this Trend?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Trend Report: Sassy Sweatshirts

Finally! The day has come when sweatshirts are as stylish as they are comfortable. Sweatshirts are reinvented with sheer, color blocked, printed and embellished details. This trend is as chic as it is cozy and these are some of the best straight from the runways.

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Elie Tahari: There is always something sexy about a snake skin print and that sexiness reads loud and clear on this jumpsuit.

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Rebecca Taylor: A little animal print adds a lot of flare to a subtle outfit.

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3.1 Phillip Lim: The subtle peek-a-boo design of this printed sweatshirt is sheer perfection.

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Tommy Hilfiger: This crop-top-and-shorts combo is the definition of tomboy chic.

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Peter Som: Sweatshirts and skirts are an adorable duo, but what’s better is having matching prints to pull the look together.

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Milly: With a mesh sweatshirt, you get that beloved sporty style, but can still see the rest of the look that lies beneath.

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Prabal Gurung: Printed silk isn’t just for scarves anymore.

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Karen Walker: Layer up in contrasting pieces for a fun look.

Have a Sassy Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Runway Roundup: NYFW

 The momentum was strong at New York Fashion Week, with so many great designers. Don’t worry if you missed some of the action. Here are my picks for the need-to-see runway looks!

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Have a fashionably fantastic day!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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