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What we’re seeing for Resort 2013…

Rachel Roy, Resort 2013

DKNY, Resort 2013

Temperly London, Resort 2013

Bottega Veneta Resort 2013

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Katy Perry in Emilio Pucci

This is a wonderful outfit choice for Katy.  It’s nice to see her not trying so hard, and wearing something that totally works for her image.  This Pucci dress is classic in its silhouette, yet still has a bit of the whack factor.  And I LOVE the blue hair.  Not that I ever really would have the balls to go through with dyeing my hair, but if I did, I’d take her picture to the salon!

structured Todd Lynn blazer, gray tee, J Brand skinny jeans

Simple and cute.  Maybe could have added some interesting jewelry to up the ante here, but still cute all the same.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail, no, no, no, Sweetie!  I’m wondering, in what world does she think it’s a good idea to disguise herself as a 47 year old pro bono lawyer?  This is ALL wrong for Abigail and it’s a real shame, because she is at such a ripe age; she should be having fun with fashion!   But instead of exploring her options, it appears she hired some nut stylist who thought this mess was a good idea.  Note to Abigail: get a new wardrobe team!

Charlize Theron in Dior Dress and DKNY Shoes

Nicely done!  Here we have Charlize strutting her (totally bodacious!) stuff in a sleek and modern version of the lbd.  This dress enhances her amazing womanly curves and has pounding the pavement like she owns it!  My personal favorite part is the turtleneck- it  keeps things fresh and gives a fun spin on the traditional little black dress.  The strappy shoes and classic oval cat-eyed sunglasses finish this haute look off with perfection.

Taylor Swift

Looking ever so prim and proper (as usual), Taylor Swift shows us that yellow is definitely her color (not than any color wouldn’t look stunning on this girl).  I’m loving the loose fit of this free-flowing trench in mustard; it’s an excellent nod to menswear, but feels totally feminine worn by Taylor.  The dress is nothing to freak out over, but it does a good job of keeping your eye flowing throughout the whole look.  The slipper trend, I honestly somewhat loathed for quite sometime, but recently I’ve noticed myself taking a liking to them.   Taylor makes them look subtle, yet perfectly sweet.  The pearl necklace is a bit too granny for me, but it is the angelic Taylor Swift we’re talking about here.  And the bold red lips and guitar case are the perfect accessories!


Rihanna is smoking!  The first thing about this look that catches my eye is the super cute two-tone shoes, they rock!  And I positively love the suited getup.  She is the perfect girl for wearing menswear inspired looks.   Being as ridiculously sexy as Rihanna is, stepping into androgynous territory is seriously hot.  The printed pants are adorable and the grey tweed blazer tops off the whole look.  And let’s not forget the smug look on her face she often wears when off duty and among the people.  The girl looks uber hot and she knows it.  You couldn’t touch that fierce poise with a ten foot pole!

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The latest It Couple: Stripes and Florals!

Lulia Wallace

Duro Olowu Fall 2012

Preen Fall 2012

Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012

Tanya Taylor, Fall 2012

A subdued black and white take at No.21 Pre-fall 2012

Muted take at Nina Ricci Pre-fall 2012

Mother of Pearl, Fall 2012

DKNY Spring 2012

Wunderkind Spring 2011

Street Chic in Stripes and Florals

Stella McCartney garden party Summer 2011

Jessica Stam in Vogue UK, May 2008

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Jason Wu Peplum Illustration

I had a feeling they were on their way back, and from the looks of Pre-Fall 2012, I can definitely say (with some enthusiasm!) that peplums are having a moment.

Band Of Outsiders

Alice & Olivia

Alice & Olivia

Alice & Olivia



Rebecca Minkoff

Leather AND Peplum? Yes Please!
The brave Peplum has been around since the Greeks starting dressing themselves instead of running around naked, but mid-century, we saw a sure rebirth of the flounced strip of fabric attached at the waistline which adds a little sass to any outfit.
Here’s a helpful timeline of the peplum’s evolution in the 20th century…

evolution of the Peplum in 20th Century

Thanks to Christian Dior and his support in “The New Deal,” the Peplum found a sure place in American Fashion in 1947.

Dior New Look

Dior's Peplum

Dior's Peplum

Fashion forward ladies as well as some well styled celebrities have been spotted sporting a Peplum, everywhere from the streets to the red carpet.

Especially loving Liv Tyler in Stella Mccartney and Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli!

From Spring 2011, Jill Sander brought us…

Jill Sander dress on the pages of Elle

And American Vogue featured a whole story dedicated entirely to peplum detailed ensembles.  Fabulous Fashion Editor Camilla Nickerson and Photographer Craig McDean brought the trend to life.

Dare To Flare

Vogue's Dare To Flare (click for whole story)

Then just for kicks, here are a few Peplum adorned ensembles from back in the day.

French Magazine Le Follet, 1855

Early 1900's American dresses "Ragtime Era"

Parisian fashions of Paul Poiret and Jeanne Paquin circa 1913

American "Ragtime Era" Dresses

Parisian Femina covers below are from October 1913 and January 1914

Wonder when us Americans began copying the always chic Parisians? Though are we to blame? The French have always seemed to be a step ahead or two.

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Concentrated Collars at Pre-Fall

Attention to Neck Detail at Erdem

Colorful Collars at DKNY

Marvelously Maroon at Jason Wu

Bold at Pringle Of Scotland

Loving this trend! Pringle Of Scotland maybe my favorite thus far…

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Leathered Goods

The past few seasons, the use of leather seems to have made itself quite comfortable in RTW collections and this Pre-fall 2012 is no exception.

Emporio Armani

Rag & Bone

Rachel Roy

Band of Outsiders

Proenza Schouler



Designers’ ability to take such a severe material and turn into something rather quaint deserves a round of applause in my book!

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