Tribal Tropicana, Pop Art, & Sports Center: GlamDamnIt's Top 3 Womenswear Trends for Spring!
POPART: Pop Art is homage to beautifully bold and bright colors, abstract prints, textured fabrics, and freedom of expression. Like a fine painting, the Pop Art trend rips the brushstrokes from the lonely canvas and plasters it on the garment for the world to see. Whether being inspired by political street muralists like Miuccia Prada, or the graffiti-style of Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, spring is proving to be a season of exploration, and your body is the perfect canvas.
If you're looking for a diverse mix of brassy accessories to flaunt all over NYC, then Erin Yogasundram is who you need to get in touch with. Making serious moves as the owner of the online store, ShopJeen, she has already taken the steps needed to become a successful entrepreneur at the mere age of twenty one.
“I have always had my hand in fashion in one way or another,” she told us of her different fashion phases. “When I was 12 I really liked Good Charlotte so I would hang out at Trash & Vaudeville a lot. Then I went through an Abercrombie & Fitch phase. I have been all over the board and my style is constantly changing.”
We love to wear white during the summer; it’s light, it’s easy, and it makes us look bronzed. Perhaps that’s why so many designers incorporated the colorless trend into their S/S 2012 collections. Here are some of our favorite looks from the runways and how to achieve them this summer.
A word of advice: make sure you have a Tide-To-Go pen with you when wearing these looks!
Louis Vuitton went all out with white for their S/S 2012 collection. Everything was white from the clothes, to the accessories, to the iridescent runway and the prancing white carousel horses. We love the ultra-feminine white, eyelet daisy button-down blouse, the shirt, and the clear plastic purse. It's a perfect day look for shopping or brunching in the city!
It was the fashion trend seen 'round the world during this past fashion week brigade. The bright, boxy bag made repeat appearances on the arms of fashionistas all over. Fashion bloggers in the know such as Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere, Atlantic-Pacific’s Blair, and Carolina of Fashion Squad, have illustrated the many ways you can style this fun springtime accessory.
There’s nothing like a sexy blazer to complete your fall look. Pair with slacks and you’re ready for the office! Or wear one over your favorite party dress for a stylish (yet cozy) night out on the town. Sometimes splurging on a high-end piece seems well worth the extra bucks (minus the shopper's remorse), so if you love fashion as much as we do (translation: you’re constantly restocking your wardrobe), owning a variety of designer blazers can get a bit pricey. Below, you’ll find five of our favorite designer jackets and next to them their affordable (alternative) siblings.
Just as New York Fashion Week makes its way around our corner the newest breakout designer in front of all the excitement is none other than Grammy winner ,controversial recording artist Kanye West. The news came as a surprise to fans when Kanye revealed that his new self titled collection to be released this year will not be a menswear line, but a women’s collection. The collection is scheduled to be revealed at Lincoln Center during this year’s September Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.
The buzz began three years prior when Kanye fan bloggers monitored and reported his activities in preparation to release a contemporary menswear line. This line formally known as Pastelle would follow the success of his collection of trademarked Louis Vuitton sneakers. Pastelle was highly anticipated by fans, and was highly criticized by the fashion community after reports that he had revamped the collections previous soft image. In efforts to create a brand that would match the menswear line and its new direction the brand was renamed Pastellemuseum (also viewed on his promotional Tumblr account as Past Tell Museum).
WWD has informed us that Marc Jacobs may be stepping in as Dior's new Creative Director; the position has remained un-filled since Galliano was sacked due to allegations that he may have made anti-semantic remarks.
Not only are we anxiously awaiting a confirmation on whether or not Jacobs will actually take the new position, but we are besides ourselves wondering if he will really leave Louis Vuitton?! If both questions are answered with a yes, that means that Phoebe Philo will be the first choice as Jacobs' replacement at LV. However, she will remain at Celine regardless if she takes the new position or not.
4/19 – If you’re lucky – and that’s a strong if – head over to Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus to hear the Editor-In-Chief of Vogue speak. Following her dictum speech, Vogue's European Editor At Large Hamish Bowles, will lead an open question and answer session. Seating is very limited, but we hear there may be potential late seating for non-reserved guests. Pratt Institute Memorial Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn; (6pm)
4/20 – Velvet Heart will showcase its Fall 2010 preview to editors, press and buyers. If interested make an appointment to view the casual lifestyle of contemporary clothing. 250 West 39th Street; (9am)
Zac Posen's Pop-Up Shop: Clearly Target plans to take over the world - or at the least catch the consumers who love a zingy budget - with more NYC pop-up shops planned, the next being Go International's Zac Posen collaboration. After Liberty of London's urgent pop-up shop pack up before its ending date, Target will be deeming Posen's 24-hour preview as a "shopping party." Aren't there enough parties in fashion already? The pop-up shop will begin April 15th at 11pm, but we expect the line formations to begin at 8pm or earlier for tuxedo-seeking shoppers. Can't make it? Well, too bad. But, if you want the shopping party leftovers, the full collection will be available April 25th in stores.