fashion week

Spring 16 // Return of the Slip

Simplicity has been making a comeback lately. Classic silhouettes, solid colors, and simple styling have been catching my eye more and more. So it’s not that surprising that the iconic 90s slip-dress is making it’s way down fashion week’s runways again, even Zac Posen took a break from his signature structured looks and showed a breezy, relaxed collection, which included – you guessed it – a slip dress!

Slip DressCalvin Klein // Tibi // Calvin Klein // DKNY // Zac Posen 

Quick history lesson – the slip dress first traveled down Calvin Klein’s runway in 1994 on Kate Moss and quickly became the “it-dress” of the decade.
Kate Moss

Out of all the 1990s trends that have been resurfacing lately, the slip dress is one that I might be able to get behind. Especially when styled with scrappy sandals (instead of the sneakers of the 90s…)

Click through for more slip dresses form the SS16 runways.

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Trend Watch SS15 // Check-List

The preppy part of me has always been a huge fan of gingham, so I have to admit, seeing it show up over and over on the Spring runways makes me pretty happy. And it’s more than just the classic gingham pattern that seems to be emerging as a trend, other versions of the checked pattern have been showing up as well – from the more cross-hatched look at Lela Rose, to large scale checks from Oscar de la Renta.

top row: Altuzarra // Lela Rose // DVF
bottom row: Bibhu Mohapatra // Proenza Schouler

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Trend Watch SS15 // No Pants, No Problem

Here’s an interesting look I’ve been seeing pop up over and over on the Spring Runways: the sheer skirt. Sometimes they appear as an overlay to a leotard type look, and sometimes as an extension to an already existing skirt or dress.
Thought this might not be a trend we’ll see everyday on the street, I have a feeling that it’ll be a huge trend come red carpet season!

top row: Lela Rose // Badgley Mischka
bottom row: Monique Lhuillier // Erin Fetherston


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Michael Kors is EVERYTHING // Spring 15

“It’s a summer night… You’re driving in a convertible 
…with the top down… the wind is in your hair, 
you’re beautiful and in love…”
 
The only thing more perfect than than the model instructions for the Michael Kors Spring 15 show, was the show itself. The collection is full of happy spring flowers, classic silhouettes and a laid-back preppy vibe – I want to wear it all, right now. Plus – how gorgeous are those messy braids? Perfection perfection perfection.

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SS15 // Sweet and Sunny

Ok, I admit, we’re keeping it pretty basic with the trend reporting around here – but hey, someone’s gotta state the obvious! Today’s trend: YELLOW. There has been a whole lot of the friendly, sunny color showing up this week, which Pantone has labeled Custard, a “delicious and detectible yellow.”

Here a a few of my favorite instances of custard on the runways so far:

top row: Lela Rose // DVF // Nanette Lepore
bottom row: Carolina Herrera // Karen Walker


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NYFW SS15 // Nanette Lepore

I always love Nanette Lepore’s shows, they’re fun, girly and totally gorgeous. And her S/S 15 runway last night was no exception. In fact, it felt a little like being transported to a tropical beach party.
Flirty caftans, striped bathing suits in bright, fruity colors – all completed with messy-chic top knots – strutted down the catwalk with “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” blasting in the background.
All that was missing? Pina Coladas!

Here are a few snaps I was able to get dunning the show! (check out the full collection here).

Loved this opened-back mint number.
This sweet neutral top was paired with pretty printed pants.
The bathing suit dreams a made of.
Several looks had strappy backs like this one!
Nanette’s daughter closed the show in an embroidered black and white dress – the entire crowed cheered!
And what beach party would be complete without a conga-line??
So, I’m ready for it to be Spring, what about you?
xoxCrissie

Insider Tip // Invest in Bleach

Fashion Week is back again, and in full swing! Which means it’s time to start tend-spotting for Spring. What’s standing our the most to me so far is the amount of white that’s been gracing the runways. Flowing gowns, structured dresses and even pant-suits – white is showing up all over for Spring.

Although I love white, and often attempt to wear it, I have a bad habit of spilling everything I eat or drink while wearing white. So it seems that I’ll be adding Clorox to the top of my Spring shopping list… along with several little white dresses! What about you?

top row: BCBG Max Azria // Honor (note the candy dot belt!) // Christian Siriano 
bottom row: Tibi // Tadashi Shoji (wedding dress perfection!)


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NYFW // Nellie Partow

I tried to keep things low-key this Fashion Week (as you may have noticed from my lack of posting…) However, I’ve always had a deep love of the “up-and-coming” designer, the rather un-know name working to be a name. So I couldn’t pass up the invite to Nellie Partow‘s Fall presentation. (Style.com called her the “next big thing,”and for good reason!)

Her Fall collection is an effortless combination of soft feminism with menswear in a pretty palette of neutrals and pasteles. From cozy knits and flirty tops paired with perfectly tailored pants to chic shift dresses and a fur collared cape, the collection if full of totally wearable workwear.

So simple, so pretty. I’m obsessed.

What do you think? Check out her older collections here (all equally gorgeous!). 
xoxCrissie
*photos by me! 

Springtime in Paris

Pretty pretty colors all over the Spring runways in Paris. Love these gorgeous combos of pasteles and poppy citruses.

Which combo do you like best?

xoxCrissie
*photos via Style.com 

New York Fashion Week // JOANNA MASTROIANNI

“The organic brilliant architecture of Gaudi is my vision for Spring 2014. My admiration for his innovative use of materials and engineering inspired me to create a flirty, seductive and playful collection. It was a labor of love to translate his great works of architecture into something feminine, contemporary and most importantly wearable.” – JOANNA MASTROIANNI

So I’ll admit, I’d never really paid attention to Joanna Mastroianni before I got the invite to her Spring show. But now? I am officially obsessed. Not only does she have a fluffy Pom that walks the runway at the end of her shows, but her collection is glamorous, yet funky (hello – chic and glamorous meet funky fresh!!!???!!) Adore.

Like she says in her quote, her Spring collection was inspired by the curvy and colorful architecture of Gaudi. If you haven’t seen his work – take a look – she totally nails it. Have I said I love it yet? I love it!

Elegance with attitude. Obsessed.

xoxCrissie

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