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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Lea Michele

Major improvement from last week!  Just lovely Lea!  A girl can never go wrong with fresh, crisp white in Springtime!

Heather Morris

Frankly, I’m a little scared.  Did Britney S. Pierce or Heather Morris pick this look?!  Very often girls get an idea and sort of run in the wrong direction with it, but it still tends to make some sense as you can typically see where they’re trying to go.  But I couldn’t be more lost here.  She’s just sending soo many mixed messages!  Her footwear says chic/quirky schoolgirl; Her middle area says K Mart hippie;  the top says 13 year old girl at dance class, and her tacky hair says yearbook picture circa 1992!  Someone give this girl a towel.

Ellie Kemper in Naeem Khan

First things first, this dress kicks some serious ass!  With that said, I would have definitely done it up on the accessories side of things.  Just can’t help but feel that this look is lacking a little pizazz.  The tribal inspired print is rad, not too mention the impecible fit of this classic cocktail dress.  Though I can’t help but feel something maybe missing… design and tailoring aside, this ensemble is a little too beige all on it’s own.  Bring in a lavish beaded  statement necklace in a boldy saturated hue, a strong  brass cuff, even a pair of chandelier earrings, and this ensemble would up the ante.  Still totally cute look and a pleasant surprise for an actress who isn’t your typical fashionista.

January Jones in Mary Katrantzou

Honestly January, talk about inconsistency!  One day you look like a total trainwreck (have a particular potato sack dress in mind), the next you’re in a total show stopper!  Prints master Mary Katrantzou on the red carpet?  Yes please!  However, if I had the chance to wear this wickedly talented designer’s work to an event, I don’t that I would go with this black and white choice.

Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2011

Compared to Katrantzou’s other masterpieces this dress is rather on the quiet side, but hey it’s baby steps.  Plus, I see a smidgen of January’s insecurity peaking out, probably due to walking on the wilder side of fashion, so had this been a more traditional Mary Katrantzou (which isn’t the least bit traditional), the actress may  appear completely overwhelmed.  Wonder what January will put herself in next, anyone’s guess is as good as mine!

 

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Inkblots StolbknI Inkblots Stolbknl

Australian Designer Dion Lee

Helmut Lang, Pre-fall 2012

Monique Lhuillier, Pre-fall 2012

Erdem, Pre-fall 2012

Michael Angel, Fall 2012

Jen Kao, Fall 2012

Prabal Gurung, Fall 2012

Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2012

Erdem, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

Francesco Scognamiglio, Fall 2012

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Fall 2012

Stella McCartney, Spring 2012

On the Street

Rorschach Coasters available @ New Museum Store

INK BLOT SERIES I LIMITED EDITION PLATES available @ Everything Begins

Uniform Natural Home Pillows

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THE SPACE AGE takes over Fall Fashion Week 2012

Space Age, circa 1960's

Pierre Cardin, circa 1960's

John Kloss dress 1967 and Chalayan Fall 2012

Barbarella (Queen of the Galaxy) 1968 and Blumarine, Fall 2012

Paco Rabanne "Space Age" 1960's look, Chalayan, Fall 2012

Rudi Gernreich, U.S. counterpart to France’s space age trinity (Cardin, Courreges, and Rabanne), Blumarine, Fall 2012

Chalayan, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

Peter Pilotto, Fall 2012

Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2012

David Koma, Fall 2012

Sportmax, Fall 2012

Versace, Fall 2012

Blumarine, Fall 2012

Dion Lee, Fall 2012

Fendi, Fall 2012

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Coolest Modern Trend at Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Photorealism

Mary Katrantzou, Fall 2012

Felder Felder, Fall 2012

Carven, Fall 2012

Balenciaga, Fall 2012

Tsumori Chisato, Fall 2012

Moncler Gamme Rouge, Fall 2012

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Special Shout Out… Pedro Lourenco

“Classics with a surprise” is what Style.com’s Nicole Phelps had to say about newcomer Pedro Lourenco‘s Pre-fall 2012 collection.  Frankly, I beg to differ. I don’t believe that description does this collection justice.  See for yourself…

Pedro Lourenco

Pedro Lourenco Pre-Fall 2012

Pedro Lourenco

Pedro Lourenco Pre-Fall 2012

The first that comes to mind is London based designer Mary Katrantzou who in all her glory brought us a breathtaking Spring 2010 collection adorned with “photorealistism.” Her ability to be boldly innovative and ever so chic at the same time has been groundbreaking, thus paving the way for a major new (and very 21st century feeling) trend.   And if you ask me, Pedro Lourenco has done a damn good job following her lead. With the use of asymmetrical patterns and the mix of ombre embellished designs, he does a brilliant job at making this collection  his own.   I give props to Mr. Lourenco and look forward to what he will bring us next.

For a look at Mary Katrantzou’s first collection, click here.  

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