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Standouts from Resort’s Runway

T By Alexander Wang, Resort 2013

T By Alexander Wang, Resort 2013

Dion Lee, Resort 2013

Balenciaga, Resort 2013

Jill Stuart, Resort 2013

Nicole Miller, Resort 2013

Stella McCartney, Resort 2013

 

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LOVE this Stella McCartney Dress!

 

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Shall We Picnic?

BACK IN THE DAY

Texas cowgirls circa 1930s

A couple on motorcycle trip, circa 1930s

Circa 1940’s

Circa 1940’s

1960’s Family Picnic

Sophia Loren Covers Life Magazine

New Yorkers picnic in style, Fire Island circa 1962

Carven                          Stella McCartney                            Kenzo

Oscar de la Renta, Resort 2013

Oscar de la Renta, Resort 2013

Erdem, Resort 2013

Chanel, Resort 2013

Vogue China

Vogue China

Vogue China

Vogue India

Vogue India

Vogue India

CO-OP Barneys NY striped shirt-dress and J-Crew Bucket hat

Steven Alan Gidget Top and Stella McCartney Paisley Shorts

Acne Sigmund sunglasses

J. Crew Globe Trotter Suitcase

A Fashion Rust Dress available @ Modcloth.com

Simply Marvelous Dress available @ Modcloth.com

11 Inch In Patent Lilac, The Leather Satchel Co.

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Gwen Stefani in Stella McCartney

Gwen is too cute in this Stella McCartney!  It’s fun and whimsical thanks to its sheer side panels, but totally grounded thanks to its classic black hue.   Finding a common ground between whimsy and sophistication is one of Stella’s greatest attributes and Gwen is just the gal to highlight just that.   The silver accessories add a dash to the “sophisticated fun,” while also bringing a bit of a scifi feel to the ensemble.  And the jaunty girlish hairstyle is totally Gwen.

Krysten Ritter in Alice + Olivia

Patty Mayonnaise, anyone?  Lol, sorry to the lovely Krysten, I had to!  She does look rather animated in this peppy dress!  It is perfectly cute and though it’s not my favorite, she pulls it off.

Katy Perry

 Ripped tights? check!  Grungy sneakers? Check!  90’s floral print body con dress?  Check!  The perfect uniform for Coachella.   Super duper cute, loving this look on Katy!

Kate Bosworth in Isabel Marant Shirt and Booties

Kate Bosworth gets it right in this cute little number.  You can’t go wrong with some Isabel Marant booties, which this past season have pretty much iconic.  And that great Western inspired button down is totally badass, a la Alex Turner…

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Kim Kardashian

Almost hate to say it, but Kim’s looking super cute here at the airport!  This inkblot animal print t is totally adorbs and her simple black pants and heels are much less fuss than the fame whore usually struts around in.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d say by the looks of this snapshot, she’s a girl with easy laid back style spiked with some edge.  But I do know better-must just be a fluke!

Brooklyn Decker in Stella McCartney

Yowza!  Does this girl have a body and  know how to dress it!!  I really gotta hand it to Ms. Decker.   If anyone can dress themselves and come out oozing with sex appeal, yet manage to look exceptionally classy at the same time, Brooklyn can do it!  This gown makes the statuesque supermodel look, oh about 10 feet tall.  Thanks to its impecible tailoring and minimalist design, Brooklyn is working it like it was made for her and that ridiculous body!

Emma Stone in Max Mara Coat

Cute and simply chic!  Perfect for a NY afternoon!  Nicely done, as usual Emma Stone.

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The Carpetbagger’s Weekly Case Studies

Kate Moss in Stella McCartney

Damn, does Kate Moss know how to rock a LBD!  She never fails to make it her own and look like a dangerously sexy goddess.  LOVE the hourglass inspired style of this Stella dress and seriously doubt Ms. McCartney could find any better PR than this image right here.  Enough Said.

Jessie J at the Brit Awards

I’m only relatively familiar with Jessie J, but she certainly now has my attention!  Her + this dress = a knockout!  Clearly on the riskier side of fashion choices, this dress displays just the right amount of promiscuity.  With strategically placed appliques and classic drapery, it successfully steers clear of looking cheap and inappropriate.  The tailoring is superb and Jessie J knows just how oozes such sexy confidence.  Also loving the basic dark hue on her nails, heavy dark eye makeup, as well as the glamourous yet laid back hairstyle.  These wise styling choices only enhance the beauty of the bold gown.    This look is definitely going on my best dressed list!

Rihanna in Givenchy Dress and Solange Azagury-Partridge earrings

I neither love nor hate this look, though definitely think it deserves a second look.  The Givenchy dress is pretty and tasteful (though that odd ring on the left halter is bothering me), and the shoes are the obvious choice to go with the dress, it’s the gloves that steal the spotlight.  This look happens to be straight from the runway, which while Rihanna seems to know a thing 0r two about fashion and how to work it, this is not typically a smart move.  The runway is its very own world that nothing else can compare to, even the red carpet.  Not to say that one should never ever try to strut a direct runway look, but this was not it.  I get the gloves, I do, but they overwhelm the whole look and just sort of weigh her down.  I do however, think that if the gloves’ length hit at just passed her wrists, we may have something easier to work with here.  Overall, I’m not impressed.  I give her props for trying, but in the end thisjust doesn’t sit so well with me.

Amanda Seyfried in Nina Ricci

Loving the old Hollywood Glamour feel of this Nina Ricci dress.  The cream who and sheer, polka dotted fabric is quite angelic, and along with her almost blindingly shiny waves of golden hair, Amanda looks positively lovely.  The shoes are a bit too wedding attire for my taste, but they could have been a lot worse.

Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian in the their line for QVC

Oh, lord.  Just the typical sleazy attire worn by a Kardashian.  Kris isn’t absolutely awful, though there’s definitely room for improvement.  It’s Kim who never fails to present herself as cheap as possible.   Positively cringe-worthy.

Rooney Mara in J. Mendal

Beautiful!  I think it is safe to say that plum is Rooney Mara’s color.  She even pulls of the bold lipstick and does so smashingly.  I’ve never seen her look so happy and my guess is because she feels beautiful and most importantly, like herself.  The plunging neckline is just what this dress needs to steer clear of basic and keep things interesting.

Kate Bosworth in Burberry

Here’s a perfect example of why I love Kate Bosworth-she wears things her own way and (unlike so many of her peers) doesn’t take fashion too seriously.  The gorgeous actress always looks adorably chic and never fails to have a bit of quirk going on in whatever she’s sporting.  This ladylike pencil skirt gets a dose of whimsy thanks to the animated owl peeking out on her sweater, then wrapped in a big velvet bow.  Instead of going with something safe and expected to cover her feet, she sided with a more playfully rugged shoe in these chunky booties.   Yet still a perfect lady, she keeps the look grounded with a simple black clutch.  This is one fashionista who decides what kind of look she’s going for, mixes her expressive pieces and personal asseccories  pulls it off without a hitch!

Michelle Williams in LV Suit and Olympia Le-Tan Clutch

This girl just won’t quit!  Michelle Williams owns the purple carpet at the Indie Spirit Awards in this badass Louis Vuitton suit!  It fits her adorably petite frame to perfection and does a mighty fine job of hi-lighting her killer gams!  Gotta give the girl props for choosing to forego any hosiery, if you got the legs for it, why not?  The double breasted tuxedo blazer and its silky black/navy color combination alone has me desperately wishing money grew on trees so I could snatch one for myself!  It ever so chicly displays William’s quirk for slightly androgynous inspired pieces and I can’t think of any other gal to pull it off better.  Now for the Olympia Le-Tan book clutch… Are you freaking kidding me Michelle?  When does the cuteness end?  I’m seriously one step away from literally framing this look and hanging it by my bed!  The entire concept of Olympia Le-Tan’s nostalgic book-inspired clutches so damn cute they deserve their own special shout out!  The Academy Awards are tonight and I CANNOT wait to see what Michelle will stun in!

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Clowning Around

It’s nice to see designers having a good time with fashion.  Often I find the industry can take the subject far too seriously, and in trying times, it’s relieving to bring a since of humor to the table.  And though there’s frequently the conception that clowns are scary, (which I do not disagree with one bit!) that added quality only makes it all the more intriguing.

Chloe, Pre-Fall

Chloe, Pre-Fall

Stella McCartney, Pre-Fall

Stella McCartney, Pre-Fall

Stella McCartney, Pre-Fall

Stella McCartney, Pre-Fall

 

Roksanda Ilincic, Pre-Fall

Roksanda Ilincic, Pre-Fall

Roksanda Ilincic, Pre-Fall

Roksanda Ilincic, Pre-Fall

Roksanda Ilincic, Pre-Fall

Roksanda Ilincic, Pre-Fall

Balenciaga, Pre-Fall

Balenciaga, Pre-Fall

Louis Vuitton, Pre-Fall

Louis Vuitton, Pre-Fall

No. 21, Pre-Fall

No. 21, Pre-Fall

Marni, Pre-Fall

Marni, Pre-Fall

From the heavily blue eye-shadowed sparkly lady at Louis Vuitton, to Stella McCartney’s bold and playful prints, to Marni’s crafty take, to Roksanda Ilincic’s Ronald McDonald inspired getup, designers are certainly upping the silliness factor, but in a way that works for the modern woman.  I’m hoping once Fall Fashion week comes, (just two weeks away!) we see lots more of this clownish trend!

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STELLA MCCARTNEY’S NEW SOHO STORE

Sella McCartney Soho Boutique

Stella McCartney's 5,200 square feet Soho boutique

Stella McCartney has made NY a little more chic..  The talented Brit designer just brought us a new store in the Soho neighborhood, and it’s unveiling was nothing short of grand.  Besides the fact that Miss Mccartney is brilliant, the new pop up shop is destined for success for another reason.   Its location (112 Greene St) is clearly a blessed one considering it once housed a famous gallery : ”It was a legendary space all the way through the seventies and early eighties,” toasted friend and art dealer Tony Shafrazi, at the celebratory event.  ”It really is incredible for a London girl like me to be in Soho. It sounds cheesy, but it’s a dream,” confessed McCartney at one point in the evening.  Celebratory, indeed..

Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, Craig McDean, & Stella McCartney

For more coverage on the store opening, read this article from Style.com

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PRETTY PEPLUMS

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

DKNY

DKNY

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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