Call it a rare form of Patriotism! We’ve seen some pilgrim inspired happenings the past few seasons, and now thanks to what we’re seeing for Fall 2012, I think it’s safe to say the Mayflower trend is making its way to the forefront. Slightly sexy, slightly matronly, this look is for the bold fashionistas. Of course there are ways to tone it down so you don’t look like you’re actually about to break bread with Native Americans, but I think the extremism of it is part of its charm.
Fashion minded celebrities are taking a wack at the trend
And there is no denying Alexa Chung (one of my favorite trend-setters) has well established a sure pilgrim vibe to her personal style, both on the streets as well as modeling in editorials. The talented model/designer, tv host/dj appears to be somewhat responsible for inspiring designers to have their fun with the Mayflower-esque look. Heck, she even designed the dress that Evan Rachel Wood so sweetly flaunts. She does, after all, carry it off to perfection.
So just as Fall Fashion Week is quickly approaching, the couture labels have been showing their latest masterpieces. Some lovely ladies who are privileged enough to attend such fancy events have showed up in some super cute getups.
Kruger is one of my favorites and this look is super cute, though I can’t help but feel something is maybe a bit off? Perhaps more skin is needed to balance out the look. I think the only thing I’d change is swap the over the knee stockings for ankle socks. But it doesn’t bother me that much, she still owns it.
This LV dress is a chic combination of super sweet and bad ass, and I bet in person it’s a real peace of art. I don’t however think Cornish is completely getting away with it. The dress is wearing her more than she is wearing it and I sort of feel the need to help her rethink the styling of it; starting by getting rid of the ribbon and adding a bold belt. It’s a shame though, I’d love to see this dress on the likes of someone like Kirsten Dunst or maybe the adorable Elle Fanning.
This girl is really something and I foresee an exceptionally noteworthy style in her years to come. She kills it as the face of Miu Miu and always pleases me. I feel that she deserves extra props for her styling decisions because she’s only 15 and has thus far managed to always look age appropriate, yet total fashion plate. I look forward to see more of this young lady.
There’s no denying this dress is a beauty. I really wish she went with different shoes, because these weird black ones really hurt the whole look. My first choice would be patent leather beige kitten heels. The dress is the main event here, let’s not weigh it down with jelly looking things one might wear to the beach.
Here’s for a trend that has the ability to represent itself in ways good, bad, and sometimes plain ugly. Unless done in a more understated manner, I’m pretty leopard printed out for the time being. The trend made a major comeback a few seasons ago and has been spotted what seems like everywhere (pun intended)! So here’s a shout out to some well dressed cat women!
More leopard print to come in Fashion Week starting in two weeks? We shall see!