Fall Fashion 2010: Fur & Feathers

From On August 27, 2010

Feathers and fur could be found all over the runways for fall. From clothing to shoes and accessories. Chanel had soooo much fur in it’s fall show. I would say it was an overkill, but it’s Chanel, they can get away with anything. I really liked the fur pencil skirt from Michael Kors. Definitely added some nice volume, but wasn’t too much. It was also unique to see how ADAM used fur on the sleeves in the photo above.

I’m not so sure about the whole feather movement. While they may look pretty, they can’t be all that comfortable. The Alice & Olivia skirt is gorgeous, but I know I wouldn’t buy it. Let’s keep the feathers to a minimum and leave them on accessories like earrings and necklaces.

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Shades of Blue

From On August 25, 2010

The temperature didn’t even break 80 degrees today. I’m loving this cooler weather. I decided to go with these Seven skinny jeans and this linen-like, white and blue striped button-up from H & M. I’ve been noticing in stores, magazines and elsewhere that mixing shades of blue is IN right now. Even mixing denim! Yes, I know it’s tricky, but there’s a way around it. You have to wear different washes together. Although my shirt is not denim, I definitely centered this look around the trend. The blue in my shirt is lighter than the wash of my jeans. Keep your accessories in neutral shades like camel and even gray would work. I chose to go with this camel-colored ruffle belt from the Gap and my Pelle Moda wedges.

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The Best Vest

From On August 23, 2010

Flipping through the J.Crew catalog for August 2010 I came across this unbelievable French leather vest. Even with the model wearing all white the vest still stands out. The only color to be seen in this entire photo is the pink on her lips and the red on her nails. But back to the vest! They’re calling it the Mongolian Lamb Vest and it’s going for $800. Ouch. Made in Paris by an artisinal haute couture mill, you will be sure to turn heads in this.

For those of us on a budget or would rather wear faux fur (or both), here’s a similar vest for you. This one is from Canada.Forever21.com and is selling for $9.99 (regularly $30)!

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Fall 2010: Banana Republic

From On August 19, 2010
Photos by Don Ashby

Photos by Don Ashby

Creative Director Simon Kneen knew what would be big this season. Lots of military references and utility pieces went down the runway during this show. Kneen wanted it to be all about mixing. You’ll find a lot of formalwear paired with casual and sportswear. Anything that can be mixed and matched is great because you’ll obviously get more wear out of it. You’ll also have more options to work with.

Banana Republic comes out with some great jackets like the trench on the second model. I CANNOT wait to get my hands on the chunky long sweater jacket worn by the first model, Tao Okamoto. Another thing I love about this collection? The neutral tones. I wear a lot of gray and khaki. Soft tones can be worn with so much and any time of year. They look great against black too. Gotta love a little bit of contrast every now and then.

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Fall 2010: L.A.M.B.

From On August 18, 2010
Photos by Marcio Madeira

Photos by Marcio Madeira

We can always expect something new and fresh from Gwen Stefani. For fall she wanted her line to be a little bit vintage, military-inspired, a bit of 50’s style, sexy and futuristic. With all of that as her inspiration, I think she nailed it and still had her rock-and-roll trademark in it. The models with their wavy hair and scarlet lips almost gave it a pin-up feel. Definitely contrasting the rock-and-roll look, but loving the collaboration of the two.

The bottom look is also a part of Stefani’s fall collection. Probably my fave out of the ones I’ve seen. Not to mention, I don’t know if you guys watch The Rachel Zoe Project on Tuesday nights, but Gwen Stefani was in the 8/17 episode. It took place in NY for Fashion Week and she talked about how these pants were one of her favorites. I LOVE the sweater, which can now be found on Shopbop! The entire slouchiness of this look works perfectly with the black lace-up boots.

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