Glamour: Hot Looks for 2008

January 10, 2008

(CBSWith 2007 all but over, you’re probably thinking ahead to what you might be wearing in 2008.   On The Early Show Monday, Suze Yalof Schwartz, executive fashion editor-at-large of Glamour magazine, offered a sneak preview of next year’s chic, “in” looks.  All the outfits Schwartz spotlighted can easily be incorporated in your existing wardrobe.   She didn’t focus on prices as much outfits typifying trends.   Schwartz says the key to being a great shopper is to not only focus on the current season’s trends, but the ones going forward.

The top trends she sees for the 2008 spring season include:

LOOK 1: MENSWEAR + SHINE

Mixing masculine and feminine isn’t news, but stealing your boyfriend’s blazer and throwing it over a sequin t-shirt dress is! Though this look certainly isn’t office-appropriate, it definitely works.

SPORTCOAT — Phillip Lim (wool/cashmere blend)
DRESS — Banana Republic (sequins)
BAG — Banana Republic
SHOES — Stuart Weitzman

LOOK 2: RUFFLES + PINK

This look exemplifies the message of spring / summer 2008. The ruffled sleeve detail is a touch of 1940s glamour that feels modern in 2008. Add to it a high-waisted, above-the-knee skirt in the season’s most important color — pink!

TOP + SKIRT — Khoon Hooi (silk blend)
BAG — Hollywould for Target
SHOES — Stuart Weitzman for ScoopNYC

LOOK 3: FLORAL ANY AND EVERYTHING + THE NEW PANT

Flowers never go away, but they can’t be hotter than they are this season. The new shape pant is still straight, but cropped above the ankle. A pair of high heels gives a modern twist.

TOP — DVF at Bloomingdale’s (silk)
BAG — Hollywould for Target
PANTS — Theory at Bloomingdale’s (wool and polyester)
SHOES — Steven by Steve Madden

LOOK 4: ASSYMETRICAL TOPS + FULL SKIRTS

Give ’em the cold shoulder: This top is great paired with jeans and skirts, and will be a great transitional piece from winter to spring. A high-waist full skirt. touching just above the knee, is both the cut and length du jour.

TOP — Banana Republic (cashmere)
BAG — Rafe
SKIRT — Club Monaco (silk and cotton)
SHOES — closet

LOOK 5: THE ART–INSPIRED DRESS

Stefano Pilati created a movement when this dress appeared in his 2008 Cruise Collection, then magically appeared in spring collections all over the globe. Don’t be surprised if you’re walking through stores and feel like you’re walking through an art museum; many of the season’s pieces have been inspired by both modern and classic artists.

ENTIRE LOOK —- YSL Cruise 2008 Collection

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I recently discovered a wonderful plus-sized designer on Etsy.com.

JANE BON BON is HOT! 

brown dress

flower dress

Oh, there’s also Size Appeal.  Check them out as well!  Here are some great spring looks you can pick up online.

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Can’t tell those designers nothing…lol

Cavalli let the news slip during an interview with People.  Jennifer Lopez has kept mum the possible pregnancy on since rumors began circulating months ago that she was with child.

The confirmation came when People asked the designer what types of clothing he creates for his celebrity clientele.  “Well Jennifer Lopez, at this moment, she requests something very special because she is waiting for the baby,” he said.

The designer continued on, noting that he is faced with tough fashion choices because of J.Lo’s expanding tummy.

“It is so complicated because every week she is getting bigger,” he said.

Reps for Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony could not be reached at the time this article was published.

Source: MSNBC

 

I love it!!!  Want it!!!  Alicia was photographed leaving the Apollo Theater over the weekend.  Fierce.  This is how you should look when you have a album coming out.  Take notes Brit Brit.  Oh, and I love the boots too.  Great color!

alicia keys brown jacket

(photo: Splash News)

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Color Trends for Fall 2007

October 6, 2007

More at www.fashiontrendsetter.com

fall colors 07Fall is full of jewel tones and rich hues.  I haven’t seen many of these colors in a while, but I’m happy to see their return…most notably PURPLE.  Nothing like a rich royal purple to set off any skin tone.

Pantone.com says: “ Spicy Chili Pepper and exotic Lemon Curry stimulate the taste buds, entice the senses and enliven any wardrobe. Purple Wine, the ultimate expression of creativity, marries purple and wine, broadening the appeal of purple for fashion. The violet undertones of Dusk give gray a whole new dimension, making this fall’s neutral much more desirable.

Carafe, a deep, espresso brown, adds contrast to the palette, providing a rich alternative to the usual black or charcoal. Sumptuous Cashmere Rose is not only the perfect complement to any of fall’s colors, but also flatters any complexion. Many seasons have paid homage to nature, and fall ‘07 is no exception.

Shale Green takes the shade in a murky, blue/gray direction, while foliage-inspired Green Moss goes to the yellow side. Earthy Burnt Ochre is this autumn’s orange and sophisticated Stargazer (blue) continues the trend of turquoise, but with a deeper intensity.  Nuanced colors with subtle undertones enhance the ever-present neutrals and allow for clever and extraordinary color combinations. Pairing designer pieces with mainstream staples has become a way of life, and color adds an important dimension for expressing one’s unique sense of style.

The Fall 2007 Chloe Handbags feature their new color, “Elephant”. I love it! It’s like a dark khaki.  Here’s the Chloe Paddington Capsule in Elephant.  Your’s  for only a cool $1780.00

chloe capsule