Dior, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, Oh My!

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Resort season has begun! These Resort collections are the clothing women can have when they are traveling. The clothes are mostly pointed towards women who travel in the winter months. The Louis Vuitton show took place in Rio, Brazil. As evidenced by the photos, the setting for the show was absolutely stunning and surreal. Oh and so were the clothes! The collection gave off a sporty feel but was polished as well. The fashion house has been experimenting with a futuristic feel as well but the contrasting black and white color scheme was really classic. The pops of bright colors was a beginning for a nice, new addition for the brand.

If there is something you need to know about me is my immense love for Gucci. Alessandro Michele breathed fresh new life into this brand, and it was something this brand needed so desperately. Everything he does inspires me like how he held the show in Westminster Abbey. Like how cool is that?! The clothes were typical Gucci style but in the best way possible: fascinating shapes and exuberant colors along with intricate embellishments. Michele made even a chin strap on a hat look classy and covetable. A CHIN STRAP!!! Anyway per usual I was blown away and could not stop saving images to upload for this post.

The Christian Dior show was very intriguing. The leaving of creative director Raf Simons has left a gaping hole in my heart and I miss him so very much. The creative team has done a wonderful job with keeping the brand together and inserting their own takes on the future of the brand like mixing prints and having more colors featured in the collections they have produced. I look forward for the future of Dior and await each collection very anxiously.

Images via Vogue Runway

Cruising Along

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By now I am sure you all know I have quite an immense and strong love for Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld is an absolute genius and I just get inspired seeing how he inspires himself as each season continues on. This Cruise 2017 collection was no different. It was superb! As I not pay attention to my physics class, (I mean, who needs physics anyway!) I look and devour these images I find of the collection. This season the runway show took place in Cuba a newly opened country for America’s business. It was beautiful. From the pictures I can tell this has to be an amazing spot. The collection was luxe and each look was frothy and delicious in its own way. It was classic but with a twist. I know my words are not quite original but I see little aspects of Coco Chanel herself in the collection with the black accents and strong structured pants. But it was exhilarating to see those classic touches be reborn a la Karl Lagerfeld.I was totally blown away and having heart palpitations. Yeah, my love for Chanel extends that far.The sequins are bright colors and the accessories galore was more than enough to power me through the day, daydreaming about owning those garments myself. A girl can dream right? Below are my favorite looks. Enjoy.

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City of Angels

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Thankfully the past week has been my lovely and long spring break. And I had the joy of visiting my grandmother in what I call paradise, Palm Springs. But my parents being the savvy people that they are decided we should fly into Los Angeles and drive the (quick) three hours into Palm Springs. It sounded like a dream, my first time in LA! It was actually one of worst experiences ever.

First of all, the traffic is my own personal hell. It eventually took us six hours to reach my grandmother’s house. But as we were on our way to Palm Springs my mother thought it would be a grand idea to go down Sunset Boulevard. She thought wrong. Yes, at first it was nice seeing the overpriced and extremely small houses as they expanded into enormous and exorbitantly priced houses. But I kept getting the feeling I have seen houses like these in my hometown… And even better I almost puked in the rental car. It is so hilly I literally could barely stomach it. Every sharp turn felt like a punch in the stomach. Best part of my day was when I begged my parents to stop at an In n Out for some much needed food. We finally reached the mothership, my grandmother’s fabulous home, and I almost fell out of the car door I was so relieved and amazed that I could ever get out of LA. As I crawled inside my grandmother’s house, the  view out of her spacious windows almost made the drive worth it.

Long story short, my time in Palm Springs was a marvelous as it was the year before but I had this sick feeling lingering over me all week. I only realized it until it was too late. I had to go back to LA to fly home. My stomach dropped and my face turned into an immediate and painful frown. That was the sick feeling that had been dogging me all week. So the day arrived, we had to drive back to LA. Taking deep breaths, I enter the car and three hours later (might I add only half an hour late) we arrive in the “City of Angels” if thats what some call it… But we did go to the Getty Museum which was very very cool. Only thing I regret is accidentally coming upon Robert Mapplethorpe’s “X Files”. I strongly advise you for your own sake not to look at those photos. They were unique but not what I had intended on seeing that day. But for my parent’s hopeful highlight of the day: Rodeo Drive. In my head, I was squealing at the thought of going into Miu Miu and Gucci and all of my favorite stores. Then reality hit me; I have absolutely no money. So that dream went down the drain, but I thought window shopping is enough for me. And it was. The window displays were like nothing else. My parents also said that we were going into the Beverly Wilshire hotel. You know that kind of popular hotel from the semi- rememberable movie Pretty Woman? Of course you know it and I was dying inside to be in the same place as the Julia Roberts. So we enter the hotel and it was so lackluster I cannot even remember anything significant from it. But that is LA? Maybe I did all the wrong touristy things? Or maybe I am not destined for the golden state and dreadful traffic? At least I got to see the “Human Ken Doll” walk in front of me on Rodeo Drive.

Ciao Bella!

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With a heavy heart I write this post. My heart is aching for all of Brussels through this horrendous time. But I must continue in my (very late) fashion month coverage.
Versace was a more feminine look and it was quite lovely. I loved the soft ruffles featured on some looks. The colors were beautiful and bright. Salvatore Ferragamo was one of my favorite collections in my opinion. The combination of colors was so innovative and refreshing. Prada was quite a switch from their usual style. But in a great way! The textures and colors were intriguing and the accessorizing was delightful with the gloves and sailors caps. I loved the risks Miuccia took with this collection. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini was a designer I have never looked at before this season. I am so glad I finally looked at his marvelous work. Everything I saw I wanted. It was so relevant but still exciting in today’s never ending cycle of fashion. Marni blew me away. I have always loved this brand. But this collection made my love increase so much more than I imagined. It was so intricate and had lots of variety which is always a plus. The hair and earrings were everything. Gucci. Oh my god. Every time it gets better and better. It was so marvelous. Alessandro keeps fashion fun and inspirational. Dolce and Gabbana was a fairytale. And I don’t say that lightly. Literally the inspiration for the collection was fairy tales. It was a pleasure to see references which I could pick up on like Cinderella. The clothes were decadent and it was a grand show. That concludes my work on Milan. Stay tuned for Paris! Ciao

Images via Vogue Runway

Hello From the Other Side (of the Sea)

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Hello from London! It was a wonderful week all across the sea. First off, I have to say the Alexander McQueen show was truly mind blowing and so wondrous. It was elegant and luxurious, and it almost had an older hint at what the old Alexander McQueen used to be like when McQueen ran the brand itself. But Sarah Burton is a visionary and the show was exceptional. I love her work at Alexander McQueen, and she never ceases to amaze me. It is one of my favorite shows to date. Peter Pilotto was a combination of everything which I love. It had an Icelandic vibe which was quite enjoyable and the attention to detail in the clothing is miraculous. Simone Rocha! What can I say? It was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. The colors and the softness of the looks were fantastic. Erdem was a nod to the 1930’s in a truly spectacular way. I adored the fabrics and the textures and colors that were used in this collection. Christopher Kane was fun and exciting and quite a show to be seen. It was quite different from his last collection, but I loved his inspiration which was his mother. Mary Katrantzou was inspired by a space cowboy? What? But it payed off in the end because that collection was marvelous. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi was one of my favorite shows from London. I adored his use of colors and prints and most of all… Sequins! (Check out that pink sequined dress!). That it all from London by me! See you soon in Milan.

All images via Vogue Runway

New York New York Part 3

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Sadly, this is my last post… for New York Fashion Week! I will say I am quite sad its over. But now onto my favorites. Well Marc Jacobs was a show, a real goddamn show. It was marvelous, dramatic and gothic (in a good way). And the cherry on top was that Lady Gaga modeled for my beloved Marc! It was a really good show. My other love, Prabal Gurung, as always makes me proud to be an early follower of his. Fun fact: He was the first designer whose clothes and story behind them made me want to have a career in fashion. He truly inspires and so do his clothes, and this season was no different with the luxe materials and just all around gorgeousness. Could you tell that I loved Tommy Hilfiger? I have always loved his good ole American vibes and this season was sailor inspired, and I loved it! I would wear any one of those dresses in a heartbeat (and socks with shoes are making a resurgence as well). Then there was the Michael Kors Collection with audibly made me squeal because I was so obsessed with every look I saw. It was perfection and everything worked seamlessly together, especially those feathery jeans and that gorgeous blazer. Rodarte was amazing. So dark but dreamy. It was the perfect mixture and I was really intrigued by every look I saw. Proenza Schouler was perfect and just exceptional as usual. This season offered some much needed color and liveliness which was such a plus to an already amazing collection in my book. Ralph Lauren showcased what he does best with that classic American look. It was wonderful and I really look forward to that show every season. Rosie Assoulin. What can I say? I love her. Her clothes are playful yet grown-up and so elegant. If I was getting married tomorrow, that white dress would be what you’d find me in! And for the first time showing at NYFW, Sies Marjan was a huge hit with me and editors alike. It was a start to a very promising future. Till next time New York!

All images via Vogue Runway

New York New York Pt. 2

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This post is my second installment of my New York Fashion Week coverage. Every show got better as the days progressed. But now onto my favorites, I adored Altuzarra. Joseph Altuzarra is so talented in every way and I am never disappointed by his work. The shapes of his clothes are exciting and this season; the prints and embroideries he offered were delicious. Also Calvin Klein Collection was so neat and clean but it was also very different from last season. Francisco Costa tried something new with the geodes on some of the dresses, and the experiment was totally worth it. Derek Lam was feminine and strong and so beautiful. I want to own every piece (especially those fur coats). Edun too was feminine and so beautiful. The colors were so exhilarating especially that light salmon colored suit. Alexander Wang never ceases to amaze and excite. All his clothes are covetable right at this moment and he offers something everyone wants to wear whether you are extremely girly or not. For example, I would consider myself a pretty girly person but the clothes for his collection made me want to jump on the gothic bandwagon. This fall season was a little goth, but I think it has shown to be a new way to incorporate a little darkness into your closet. (In my next post Marc Jacobs and Rodarte joined the dark side too). But it is important to add that a lot of pink has been on the runway like at J. Crew and BossDelpozo has to be one of my favorite design houses ever; the designs are so innovative and breathtaking and this season was no different. The colors and shapes were perfection. I really really liked Coach 1941! The sporty feel is the closest I will ever feel to being athletic with the varsity jackets, and I’m ok with that! Carolina Herrera was a dream. And if someone does not wear that gorgeous purple gown to the Oscars, I will devastated. At Diane Von Furstenberg the 70’s era was in full throttle along with other collections too. Diane also incorporated some cross body fur stoles that were in other collections. One more post to go to cap off New York Fashion Week. Stay tuned!

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New York New York

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Finally, New York Fashion Week has begun! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. These photos below are a compilation of the first two days. First of all the Saint Laurent show was held in LA this season, and it was wondrous. One of the best I have ever seen. The colors and textures were truly magnificent. One of my fave looks: The midi embroidered head to toe with feather cuffs!! My heart truly melted. I need that dress immediately. A look I’m picking up on as of now is more and more turtlenecks, this means true happiness for me because if theres one thing to know about me is that I adore turtlenecks. Only a few more things excite me than seeing a turtleneck in such an inspiring look as Saint Laurent has offered. Jason Wu was all over the place but in the best possible way. He had short dresses, long dresses, pants, skirts, you name it. But a certain look reminded me if Cher Horowitz from Clueless was present today she totally rock this look with its matching plaid jacket and skirt. BCBG was cozy and something comforting I would live in at this moment. The cold shoulder look is still here: just look at Cushnie et Ochs! Heels are back which I do not know how exactly I feel… I’ll get back you on that. But nevertheless they are back with a vengeance (and come in black Mary Jane form). And speaking of the color black: black is of course the new black. Timeless and effortlessly cool, its had an appearance in every collection big or small it plays a role. So keep tuned because Fashion month has just begun.

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Gimme Me More Couture

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Though Couture week has come and gone I am still left mesmerized by what I saw. Yes, this review is late but these gorgeous clothes have not left my mind. First off Chanel Haute Couture was a complete dream, per usual. Karl Lagerfeld took a “green” approach this season and it was quite lovely because everything was decadent and rich and was over the top beautiful in every possible way. Though the words I just used to describe the collection do not seem eco-friendly the collection proved it was just that with healthy resources used in the collection that will last forever and are timeless just like the collection itself. Now onto Atelier Versace I rather enjoyed it and thought the clothes were executed beautifully as the unfinished suit Gigi Hadid wore was really sexy and strong all wrapped into one. In short it was one of Donatella’s better collections in my opinion. She seems to be getting her groove back! Giambattista Valli Haute Couture was a fluffy (very fluffy) dream. The gowns are always a sight to see just by themselves and I just adore seeing them float effortlessly down the runway. Dior Haute Couture was wonderful due to the circumstances of having head designer, Raf Simons, resign at the helm of Dior. I thought the staff did a wonderful job and I really enjoyed what I saw. Armani Privé was intriguing due to the color choice of mauve, which grew on me more as the collection progressed. Armani is always so classic and just really pleasing to the eye. Finally Valentino Haute Couture was just so inspiring it left me breathless. The way the head designers find ways to inspire them is just wondrous. The models were ethereal and so were the ravishing gowns. Everything was just perfect.

The Display

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As one of my final assignments in my Teen Vogue x Parsons program, I had to go to my local retail outlet aka the mall to find some displays that were compelling to me. I found the Louis Vuitton display breathtaking as always. I am always so amazed at how wonderful and different each display is. I cannot even comprehend what I see because it is so magnificent and truly inspiring and fresh. It is like nothing I have seen before. And then the inside of the store as well is beautiful with bags in small shelving units from floor to ceiling so that each accessory gets its own shining moment.

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