Thursday, April 30, 2009

Looking for a jacket

I've been searching for a jacket this spring, which inspired me to post this blog. There were so many fun, gorgeous, vibrant jackets on the runway for spring/summer 2009 in many shapes and sizes. I love the standard classic trench coat at Burberry where they tweaked it with the color fading. Military style is everywhere this season and looks flattering on most body types. Cropped is charming, and you cannot go wrong with leather... Even the futuristic style at Versace.
Photo source: Fashion Week Daily


Monday, April 27, 2009

Dresses at Bottega Veneta

I love dresses. Especially now that the sun is out and temperatures are up; what better way to express yourself than with stylish pieces that display whatever amount of skin your heart desires. Over at Bottega Veneta the dresses for Spring '09 ready-to-wear are to die for! The pieces I chose from the brilliant collection this season are classic with some edge. Lots of quality cotton fabrics with intricate details. The silk chiffon is light and flowy, and cut in the most figure flattering ways. Do not get me wrong, there are pieces that are body conscious. There is one dress that nearly looks like a potato sack with pockets, but on the right (tall, thin) body this dress speaks volumes and is one of my favorite pieces. He worked with a lot of neutral colors this season, which allows you to focus on the true style and cut of the dress.
Photo source: New York Magazine

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring '09 at Zac Posen

Zac Posen is one of my favorite clothing designers. He is creative, innovative, takes risks, and this season he's done it again. Posen is known for dressing beauties on the red carpet, but I found some pieces in this season's collection that convey confidence and sexiness when worn in everyday life. He has designed pieces that are great for work and play, which can play a vital role when dressing. The more curvy girl may want to stay away from some of his dresses this season as he has created a lot of volume in that area. I love the shorter length on some of the skirts and dresses. The flowy tops are a fun and flattering fit. He used color and embroidery so well (as usual) this season. Here are some of the pieces from this collection I would buy for my boutique.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Spring over at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Spring is officially here. We had a slow March in our store and I suppose the low temperatures had a lot to do with that. People seemed to have trouble visualizing themselves in short sleeves, light dresses, and cute jackets until now and I'm so excited to be dressing people again. I imagine they feel the same at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Their Spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection is phenomenal. I loved the baggy pants with the tapered ankle. He made skirts and dresses in fun vibrant colors and cool patterns. I absolutely adored the baggy pencil skirt. The collection overall was flowy and loose with a few form-fitting pieces so don't neglect the gym completely. Here are some piece from his collection I would buy for my boutique.
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