Thursday, September 19, 2013

Queen of Style

At the helm of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, Sarah Burton continues to prove she is fashion royalty with collections like the one she created for Fall 2013.
The designer admittedly used religious imagery from the Catholic church, but what I find interesting are her references to Elizabethan style.

The style of the garments themselves reveal Elizabethan qualities: high necklines with the ruff collar, quilting and over the top ornamentation with beading.

The Elizabethan era references continue with corset belting and voluminous sleeves.  

Though long past, Queen Elizabeth's reign over style remains evident; a beauty and strength that can't be forgotten.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

American Paradise

As John Mayer's latest album Paradise Valley stays on repeat in my car, I can't help but think of the spirit of Americana.
With songs inspired by the Midwest, the music makes me imagine wide open spaces, cool mountain breezes, the smell of fresh pine and the style of Ralph Lauren.
Listening to Wildfire as the last rays of summer fade, you can dress the part in fringe, leather and lace as seen in Ralph Lauren's Spring 2011 collection.

As the temperatures drop, transition your wardrobe as easily as a paper doll from the lightness of lace to the warm cocoon of plaids and Native-American inspired layers like those seen in the Fall 2008 Ralph Lauren collection.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Tale of Fashion Magic

From the pages of children's books to the pages of fashion's favorite magazine, Roald Dahl's stories came to life in Vogue UK.
 Shot by Tim Walker in 2008, the editorial called on artistic greats like Tim Burton and models who included Karen Elson to add color and character to each shot.

 Just as Roald Dahl stated, "Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." So open your eyes and find a little magic...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Hello Fall

 Summer may be fading into fall, but that doesn't mean that we have to say goodbye to color.

 Kate Spade certainly kept in line with the motto, "Live life colorfully" for the Fall 2013 collection. Hot pink, red and yellow boldly says hello to onlookers with a dash of sparkles, polka dots and leopard prints.

And I couldn't agree more, why lose color just because the season is changing when it can be a little cheeky and add a smile to your face? So go ahead, live life colorfully.
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