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On the steps of Lincoln Center Fashion Spring Fashion Week, 2013.  Collection, Prada Fall 2012

On the steps of Lincoln Center at Spring Fashion Week, 2013. Collection, Prada Fall 2012
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The Carpetbagger Puckers Up!

3.1 Philip Lim Sweatshirt

3.1 Philip Lim Sweatshirt

Prada, Resort 2012

Rules of Abstraction Leggings in Lips

Lady Elsa Schiaparelli sporting a lips pin

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We ALL Live in a Yellow Submarine. No Really…

Unless, you’ve been living under a rock since last Fashion Week (Fall 2012), you have to have noticed the overwhelming (not to mention positively Groovy!) dose of psychedelia into Fashion. Between Prada’s bright patterned suits and Louis Vuitton’s mirror encrusted appliques, designers are sending a clear message that this season is no time to dress stale and mundane.  The Carpetbagger is totally loving this “more is more” mentality, and can’t wait to indulge in the carousel adorning trend!

                                                                                                              FALL RTW 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Miu Miu, Fall 2012

Prada, Fall 2012

Prada, Fall 2012

Nicole Miller, Fall 2012

Anna Sui, Fall 2012

Anna Sui, Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2012

Courtesy of Elle

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Behold the Beauty

Models queue backstage for Prada’s spring 2012 runway presentation.

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Miranda Kerr in Willow Skirt and Prada pumps

First and foremost, this top deserves its very own round of applause.  It’s rectangular silhouette, three quarter sleeves, and strategically placed front pockets make this blouse anything but “basic white button down.”  The way it drapes on Miranda’s body is divine.  Granted, it’s worn by  a tall and thin supermodel, this blouse’s boxy shape is responsible for taking her whole outfit to another level. The Willow mini skirt and Prada pumps are clean and classic, pieces that if you have the body for it, you can’t go wrong.  Here’s a girl who knows what she’s got and knows how to flaunt it with style and grace.

Berenice Bejo

I’m sorry, but was this event that Berenice Bejo attended held at Medieval Times?  Otherwise, there is simply no excuse for this mess.  I guess if you look only at the top 5 or so inches of the dress, it’s sorta cute, but the rest is a disaster and I doubt I could find ANYONE who begs to differ.

Jessica Alba in Sportmax

Jessica Alba in Sportmax

Jessica Alba rocks this outfit!  It’s a perfectly laid back look for an afternoon in the East Village.  As always, blue and green go together famously and her ‘go with anything’ black booties are a great way to top it off.  She manages to look chic without trying too hard and shows how to do bright colors in the dead of winter.

Taylor Momsen in Marchesa

Taylor Momsen in Marchesa

Umm, okay.. so I had to take not a double, but triple look at this to believe what I was looking at.  Could it be?  The heinously, usually whorish/ghoulish dressed Taylor Momsen looking absolutely stunning in a lovely black laced Marchesa dress?!  By Golly, it is.  I’m sure it’s just a fluke, but damn does she look exquisite!  Here’s how you do gothic inspired in a tasteful, elegant way instead of making yourself look like you should be swinging from a stripper pole.  It fits her to a T and is plenty sexy, while still leaving plenty to the imagination.  The basic beige kitten heels are definitely the right way to go for this look, and I even like her heavy eye makeup, just no more please.  The girl looks good and based on the sly, hidden smile, I think she knows it.  Here’s hoping this major upgrade is here to stay!

Dakota Fanning in Rodarte

Nice job Dakota, I commend you for not shying away from the edgier/high fashion looks.  Dakota and her little sister Elle seem to have a solid friendship with the Mulleavy sisters and give their line  (Rodarte) some well deserved PR by sporting their masterpieces.  I’m in favor of this ensemble, (especially the silver peep toes!) and Dakota oozes poise and sophistication, not an easy task for a teen decked in the  whimsy that is Rodarte.  I wonder if the peplum blouse could be a bit more tailored to Dakota’s shape, but it doesn’t bother me.  Her blue eyes and golden hair enhance the beauty of her overall look here and her aloof pout is just perfect.

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Some cute looks from Paris

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.

Alexa Chung in Louis Vuitton

courtesy of style.com

Catherine Baba

Diane Kruger

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.

Clemence Poesy

Kate Moss at Prada after party

Kate Moss at Prada after party

Abbie Cornish at Louis Vuitton

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.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld in Miu Miu

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.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde in Oscar de la Renta

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.

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Golden Globe Recap

The red carpet on last night’s Golden Globes was (unfortunately) pretty much what I had anticipated-tasteful overall, but a bit of a bore.  It’s no fun when your favorite stars play it safe, but hey maybe some of them are saving it for the Oscars?  Anyway, here were some of the nights best…

Lea Michele in Marchesa

Lea Michele in Marchesa

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci

Rooney Mara in Nina Ricci

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen

Michelle Williams in Jason Wu

Michelle Williams in Jason Wu

Claire Danes in J. Mendal

Claire Danes in J. Mendal

Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier

Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Salma Hayek in Gucci

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

Zooey Deschanel in Prada

Zooey Deschanel in Prada

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Emma Stone in Lanvin

Dianna Agron in Giles

Dianna Agron in Giles

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab

Jessica Biel in Elie Saab

Piper Perabo in Theysken's Theory

Piper Perabo in Theysken's Theory

Laura Dern in Andrew Gn

Laura Dern in Andrew Gn

Diane Lane in Reem Acra

Diane Lane in Reem Acra

Julianne Moore in Chanel

Julianne Moore in Chanel

Kelly Macdonald in Lorena Sarbu

Kelly Macdonald in Lorena Sarbu

Taissa Farmiga in Vera Wang

Taissa Farmiga in Vera Wang

Madonna in Reem Acra and Andrea Riseborough in Vivienne Westwood

Madonna in Reem Acra and Andrea Riseborough in Vivienne Westwood

Mireille Enos in  Naeem Khan

Mireille Enos in Naeem Khan

Uggie the Dog from "The Artist"

(My favorite) Uggie the Dog from "The Artist"

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Prada Spring/Summer Ad Campaign

Prada Spring 2012

Prada Spring 2012


Prada Spring 2012

Prada Spring 2012


Prada Spring 2012

Prada Spring 2012

Shot by Steven Meisel, Kati Nescher, Meghan Collison, Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Katryn Kruger are the lucky lasses all dolled up in Prada’s latest campaign.
“The gas station is cast as a central symbol in this post-modern crossroads of new horizons and economic fulfillment, a stage set where fashion, fantasy and the promise of new discoveries collide.” As usual, well done Miuccia.

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