I dare you to tell me this isn’t fashion related. 😉
I dare you to tell me this isn’t fashion related. 😉
After last year’s recession-reserved red carpet styles, the 2010 awards season is showing us a crop of much more daring choices.
The colors covered the range and included whites, neutrals, bold brights and blacks coupled with romantic details like beading, dramatic drapes, pretty ruffles and delicate flounces.
Everyone was a lot more comfortable taking a risk. Most of those risks paid off.
Here are OpenFashion.com’s top 10 best dressed and a couple of honorable mentions.
The Top 10
Drew Barrymore’s champagne Atelier Versace gown:
All sorts of new collections are starting up:
Now we’ve got the news that Nicole Richie is also expanding on her fashion empire with a contemporary clothing line for women. She’s already had success with the House of Harlow, her 60s inspired line of jewelry, and her Nicole for Pea in the Pod maternity line.
Winter Kate is the name of the new line. It will debut next spring. The line, which takes her daughter Harlow’s two middle names, will also be 60s and 70s inspired. The 37 pieces will have a bohemian feel. The line will have mostly bed jackets, tops and vests as these are the focus points of Richie’s personal wardrobe.
Richie told Women’s Wear Daily, “I probably wear the same two pairs of jeans every day as the background to a fabulous top,” she said. “Bed jackets are a staple of my wardrobe because they are a gorgeous way to give jeans and a white T-shirt a completely different look.”
For Richie, “Fashion should be accessible.” Both the House of Harlow and Winter Kate target the same type of customer. “She is a woman like me: She does not look at labels; she knows how to mix and match. The pieces can be dressed up, made casual, but most importantly, they provide the wearer a means of self-expression and fun.”
You’ll be able to buy Winter Kate separates beginning in February at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ron Herman, Intermix and Kitson.
Target?!!! (That’s pronounced “Tar-jae” for you all who don’t know 😉 ).
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that American fashion designer Anna Sui’s just made a collection especially for Target. Her collection hit the store racks this past weekend on September 13th.
The concept is based on the styles of the four main female Gossip Girl characters:
Sui explained her approach this spring in a press release, “My collection for Target combines elements of art and the spirit of New York City with my signature prints, silhouettes and use of color.”
She also loves making her designs accessible, “I have always been a fan of designer partnerships with mass retailers. I think it is a great way to bring fashion to everyone.”
She’s definitely managed to make the Gossip Girl look accessible to many with this collaboration.
What’s your favorite style and which Gossip Girl are you?
Are your tastes graceful yet edgy like Serena?*
Do you have a thing for baby-doll dresses and bows like Blair?*
Do you have an daring, devil-may-care approach to fashion like Jenny?*
Are you a bohemian with a distinct Brooklyn flavor like Vanessa?*
*All photos are screen shots from the Target.com website
With this line this much fun and with so many great pieces, do you really need to choose?
I have to admit, I’m digging both the concept and the designs. Not all work for me, but that’s the point. She’s got four distinct styles and there is something for everyone.
Target chose the right combination for sure: a hot designer and the hottest show on television!
With the pieces priced between $19.99 to $149.99, the collection clearly suits both the tastes and the budgets of Target customers because many pieces have already sold out!
Move fast and and do your Gossip Girl inspired shopping here: Anna Sui for Target
What do you think? Do you like the line? Do you think Anna’s style interpretations for the characters are correct?
Christian Siriano fans! Rejoice!
The word on the street is his SS10 show was fierce! However, are we surprised by this?
We discovered him when he was a contestant on the Project Runway. During that show he came off as fierce as his designs.
The great thing about Siriano’s work is the range of what he’s creates. You can find his designs in high end department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue but also in budget conscious shoe stores like Payless Shoe Source.
The buzz is that Christian truly came into his own with this collection and matured with this collection.
His Spring 2010 collection was inspired by Mediterranean travel. Many of the pieces in this collection were made with an aerial shot of the Italian coast in both ocean blue and fire red. I liked the colors more than the neutrals.
However, this shimmery tan suit caught my eye. I think it’s just lovely.
My favorite pieces were the vibrant blues like this beautiful flouncy dress:
Very nice work Christian! We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.
You can also find the Christian Siriano shoe collection at Payless.com.
I’m partial to these great ankle boots from last season!
So what do you think of Christian’s SS10 collection?
Miley Cyrus and Max Azria’s clothing line isn’t the only collection for Wal-Mart getting buzz. Nickelodeon is teaming up with the discount department store to launch a tween fashion line for its “True Jackson, VP” series for its back-to-school season. The girly and affordable line for Wal-Mart is inspired by the Nickelodeon show about a teen executive named True Jackson (played by 15-year-old Keke Jackson) who works at a fashion company called Mad Style.
Everything in the Mad Style by True Jackson collection will retail for under $14 and will be available in sizes 7 to 16. Nickelodeon and Wal-Mart hope to target the network’s Tween audience between the ages of six t0 eleven-year-old girls.
“We wanted to bring the success of ‘True Jackson’ and the opportunity for customization and a fashion opportunity to as broad an audience as we could,” said Hal Snik, senior vice president of domestic licensing at Nickelodeon. “We want to have cutting-edge fashion at a price point so the girl can mix and match and not go wrong.”
Article and Photo Source: WWD
If you thought there weren’t enough fashion bloggers already, well you can now add another name to the list. Perez Hilton, celebrity gossip columnist at PerezHilton.com is launching his own celebrity fashion blog under another name and alterego, CocoPerez.com. The layout is similar to his original website we all know and love (admit it, you’ve checked out the site now and then). So far, there haven’t been any doodles on the blog photos, but we’ll see how long that lasts. I actually think his opinions are usually right on and I think it’s going to be an interesting blog. Will you be adding CocoPerez.com to your blogroll or daily read?