Runway Trends 2012: Christian Siriano

Loving the new collection from Christian Siriano. Many of you may remember his drama on Project Runway but this talented designer has carved an interesting niche look for himself. Would love to wear some of these pieces!!!

Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com


Christian Siriano RTW Spring 2012, Photo: Style.com

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Fall White Out

Fall White Out 1

Dress: Nanette Lepore, Clutch: Python leather from Bali, Gold cuff: Nordstrom. Photography Mike Byrne © http://www.faction.co.uk

Fall White Out 2

Top: H&M, Skirt: Cheap Monday, Shoes: Weekdays, Bracelets: Mix from markets in Shanghai. Photography Mike Byrne © http://www.faction.co.uk

Fall White Out 3

Dress: Nanette Lepore, Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples, Shoes: Fendi, Clutch: Python leather from Bali, Gold cuff: Nordstrom. Photography Mike Byrne © http://www.faction.co.uk

Dior at the Mythical Hotel Particulier, Paris.

Dive into all the ‘savoir-faire’ of the House of Dior at the Mythical Hotel Particulier 30, avenue Montaigne, Paris; in which was born the ‘New Look’ of Christian Dior: from the Haute Couture workshops, to the Fine Jewellery, Mens Suit, and Leather Goods, but also the universe of Dior perfumes and make-up.

I saw this post on Dior’s facebook page and I could  not help but be romantic about avenue Montaigne.  This is one of the most important streets in fashion.   It is home to the world’s high fashion labels such as  Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Fendi, Valentino and of course home to several other upscale establishments such as the Plaza Athénée hotel where you can often spot famous guests and fashionistas.

Living a block away from this street meant that I had to pass by the shops more often than my wallet could afford.  But on a beautiful Parisian day, I would find myself at L’AVENUE on avenue Montaigne for lunch in place of window shopping.  This fine establishment was my favorite place to people watch since there were more Kelly bags and cute dogs than people.

Dior

Dior

Dior

Dior

L….lanvin…louboutin….LV….

Love all things that start with L

Lanvin silk top
695 – flannelsfashion.com

Lanvin silk top
695 – flannelsfashion.com

Oasis skinny straight jeans
25 – oasis-stores.com

Christian Louboutin high heel shoes
€765 – luisaviaroma.com

Diamante jewelry
€4.100 – colette.fr

Louis Vuitton shiny belt
$1,740 – louisvuitton.com

Gold Aspirations

Gold: This season’s hottest accessory

With the price of gold at an all time high anything in the color gold or in the material itself screams of luxury. As gold approaches the price of diamonds it takes the starring role as it were the gem rather than the supporting role it has been used to through the decades. Personally I have been more of a white gold kind of person but lately I adore all accessories in gold. It’s nice to see yellow gold as the “it metal” of this season. Daring designers are using modern twists in the details making this metal even more glamorous yet urban chic.
I find it fascinating to witness how fashion and what is in style affect our taste. It seems that every 10 years yellow gold makes a strong comeback. From about 1999 to 2009 white gold was the star of every fashion jewelry line but now we are in the middle of a luscious gold age and I am embracing it!!!

Gold Age


Alexis Bittar crystal bangle
$395 – charmandchain.com

Alexis Bittar gold jewelry
$275 – intermixonline.com

Yves saint laurent ring
$250 – net-a-porter.com

ASOS vintage style jewelry
$26 – asos.com

Brass ring
$422 – farfetch.com

Arielle De Pinto chain necklace
$755 – net-a-porter.com

Long necklace
fantasyjewelrybox.com

Sterling silver jewelry
54 – exoticindiaart.com

Below are catwalk pictures from the collections of Dolce & Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood, Moschino & Bottega Veneta who adorned their winter collections with gold in all shades and shimmers. Pictures courtesy of fashionista.com and style.com

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta

Moschino

Moschino

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood