Love of the Week: Milan Fashion Week Edition

In celebration of Milan Fashion Week we decided to showcase our favorite items, looks and videos of the event. There is something great about the fashion in Europe, we love the color and texture combinations!

We hope this inspires you for the weekend!

Here is the amazing video of a show in Milan. Obsessing over the colors, music and lighting!
Milan Fashion Week Runway Video


Milan Street Fashion: Perfect combination of chic and laid back

Great Color Combination

Accesories Heaven


Celeb Spotting at Fashion Week

As promised here are the best pics with those celebrities that I spotted during Fashion Week. Personally I am not starstruck nor do I like to bother them for pics but since everyone was doing it I thought why not. Maybe the readers of our blog might appreciate seeing what the scene was like.

First up is Narciso Rodriguez and Claire Danes. Narciso is one of my favorite designers so I was happy to congratulate him on an amazing show. Gloria Estefan was also present as she is a big supporter of Narciso.

Further down my best friend and I were so impressed by Bibhu’s collection that we made him take a pic with us. He was very genuine and seemed nervous from all the attention he was getting. Well deserved.

Claire Danes, Narciso Rodriguez, Lona Alia Duncan

Gloria Estefan

The very talented Bibhu Mohapatra

Russell Simmons

Nigel Barker & Joli

New York Fashion Week Highlights

New York Fashion week came to a wrap yesterday after 8 intense days filled with fashion shows, parties, after parties and special events. I made it back to San Francisco exhausted after too many days of sleep deprivation and the sheer over stimulation of the brain from seeing beautiful fabrics, colors, patterns and of course beautiful people.

I have to say that once you see 3 fashion shows you get really spoiled and all the shows after are not as exciting as they should be. This was my first NY Fashion week as a guest and comparing it to London Fashion Week a few months back I felt that the buzz, glitz and glamor was missing somehow. Not what one would expect from the most coveted Fashion Week of the Year. I also found the street style and the guests at London fashion week to be far more stylish and daring than those that were present for NY Fashion week. But that’s just my opinion.

My hustler skills came in handy when it came into getting into any show we wanted. Most of the time I was able to get front row seating and took descent pictures. Starting with this post there will be a series of posts including favorite looks, celebrity spotting and backstage all access.

Before I share my favorite looks from NY Fashion Week, here are some of the trends I spotted. First, when it came to evening wear, there was an abundance of elegant sparkly sequin sprinkled throughout all collections so if you find sequin items on sale definitely purchase them. Especially gold, dark green and brown. Leather was also central to most of the collections as well as loose fitting outerwear. It seems that the loose fit trend will still continue through fall/winter. And finally, most of the collections were absolutely ready to wear. I could see myself wearing all the designs. There were not many haute couture pieces on the runway. But that is to be expected since the top fashion houses like Chanel, Dior, YSL etc do not exhibit at NY Fashion Week.

So without delay below are some of my favorite looks from the shows attended.

Reem Acra Fall 2012

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2012

Dennis Basso Fall 2012

Pamela Roland Fall 2012

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012

Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012

Maxi Day

This must have been the coldest day in NYC this winter and my friend Daniel and I were crazy enough to go out and shoot some street fashion. Daniel had come down with a cold a couple days earlier but since I was only in NY for the weekend he kept his promise. And although our hands and noses were numb by the end of our adventure we were glad we captured the moment.

The outfit underneath the coat was very intricate and delicate but those shots came out terrible. My facial expression gave it all away. All I could think during those few minutes was how do supermodels look super hot when they are shooting in freezing weather?

This coat is my all time favorite and the only place I really get to wear it is in a place like new york. In fact I bought it 2 years ago and the only place I have worn it is indeed NY. I love the details, the fabric, the careful stitching and and above all the way it fits. It was worth every penny!!

Photography: Courtesy of the talented Daniel Martinez

Coat: Narciso Rodriguez, Scarf: Burberry, Shoes: Steven, Skirt: Rych 2, Purse: Furla

Coat: Narciso Rodriguez, Scarf: Burberry, Shoes: Steven, Skirt: Rych 2, Purse: Furla

Coat: Narciso Rodriguez, Scarf: Burberry, Shoes: Steven, Skirt: Rych 2, Purse: Furla