NOLCHA Fashion Week showcased some of the best independant designers around. Fashion junkies, celebrities, and the media flocked to Chelsea Piers this week to check out some of the hottest fashion and we were not disappointed. Although there were so many great looks and trends on the runway this week, we've selected our three favorites trends from NOLCHA that we can't wait to see more of!
Tulle Skirts: Mermaid sillouhettes with an abundance of tulle were prominent during NOLCHA Fashion Week. Adolfo Sanchez perfected this look with three stunning gowns of different colors and slightly different styles. His looks that featured this trend were romantic, sophisticated and breathtakingly beautiful. His show-stopping final piece was a black leather dress with an over-the-top tulle skirt at the bottom and emphasized with a bold feather collar. Studio 6th Sense also showcased this look with an aysemmetrical dominatrix-style gown and Andressa Leao debuted a stunning short cupcake dress with the skirt made of tulle. It was a fresh and young take on the other tulle skirts showed during the week.
Channel your inner 70's style goddess with this season’s effortless trend: the ankle grazing maxi skirt. The trend has been a long time coming, as it has been kicking around since last fall when Charlotte Ronson and Marc Jacobs featured them on their runways. However, the maxi has been given another shot this season, as designers breathe new life to the minimalist garment in easy summer fabrics like flowy chiffon an breezy silk.
To work this trend into your own closet, try out a more demure, feminine look by opting for a maxi skirt in a soft pastel or off-white and in a fabric like jersey. Add a soft printed tank for muggy summer days and complete the look with a straw hat fedora.
As Spring happily continues on, florals are finding their way back into our closets, and perhaps, into our makeup. Launching next week is MAC’s newest collection: The Summer 2011 Fashion Flower Collection.
Described as “a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable”, the Fashion Flower Collection will consist of a mostly girly, lightly hued color palette. The collection includes eyeliner, eye shadow, faux lashes, powder, lipstick, and lipgelee, which we believe to be lip gloss.
The collection is available May 5th exclusively at MAC. Here's a preview of the products:
It’s a new year, and we should really give Old Navy some credit! After years of LOL-ing at their unsuccessful attempts to create fashion trends, we were shocked when realizing that they’ve finally had a success!
In honor of National Garden Month, four stars have been spotted wearing the same Old Navy floral dress within the past 3 weeks! These stars are Carmen Electra, Louise Roe, Joanna Krupa, and LaLa Vazquez. If that’s not enough of a shock, the dress is only $34 and still available in every size!
Sometimes bold, sometimes delicate--floral prints have been a favorite trend of ours this spring. From scarves to sunglasses to dresses, this trend has come up everywhere, and while we would love to get our hands on all of it, we've learned that a few key pieces are all that's necessary to incorporate the trend into our wardrobe. A fashionably achievable look we've seen so far has been floral print footwear, which adds just the right dose of pretty to your outfit. Shoes allow you to stay on trend without breaking the bank, so we found some floral print footwear each under $50 for all the flower power lovers out there. We may even have thrown in a pair of socks.
Style tip: Pair these floral socks with your neutral lace up booties or oxfords to add some sass to your spring wardrobe.
Floral prints are making their way back into our lives. The dress that makes you an adorable little girl has been refined to make you a cute girly girl. Rock the look with bold floral prints paired with a plain cardigan to avoid the over drastic look. Here are a few of my absolute favorites:
forever 21, $19.80
Summer 2009 is quite literally in full bloom. Florals dominate the Spring/Summer runways every year, but this season designers have taken it a step further with floral footwear. Sergio Rossi nodded to the trend by teaming a delicate floral overlay to his leaf-style mesh shoes while Chloé, Louboutin and Roger Vivier embraced the look with fully-crafted, 3D flowers in leather and suede. The award for the most on-trend heels of the season though has to go to Prada, who combined two key looks with their art-deco-inspired flower-heeled pumps that ticked the boxes for both floral and architectural.