Sunday, October 26

Project Runway Season Finale

The season 13 finale for Project Runway was last Thursday and the four finalists presented their collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  Sean, Kini, Amanda, and Char presented collections that were very much a physical manifestation of their style and fashion point of view.  Sean Kelly came out on top, his chic and clean aesthetic working very well with his signature fringe.

Here are some of my personal highlights from the season finale.

Amanda Valentine's gorgeously patterned maxi dress and exquisitely designed jewelry.
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Kini with, no surprise, a perfectly executed denim dress.
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Char's printed romper with an open back is perfect for the urban city girl that she designs for.
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Char's printed crop top and pant outfit shows that this summer pairing isn't out of style yet.
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My personal favorite: a beautifully draped white dress with a pop of fringe at the back.
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And last but not least, Sean's elegant, black fringe dress.
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Fellow finalists Fade Zu Grau, Sandhya Garg, Emily Payne, Alexander Knox, and Korina Emmerich also presented collection at NYFW.

Currently listening to: "Take Me to Church" Hozier

Sunday, October 19

The Return of the White Button Down

Who doesn't have a white button down in the back of their closet?  Just waiting for business meetings and class presentations.  Judging by the buzz in the fashion world, these classic pieces will be making their way into the everyday wardrobe this fall season.  Here's a little inspiration.

Sean Kelly's street chic look on Episode 12 of Project Runway.  He got rave reviews from the entire panel of judges for his crisp look and innovative cutouts.
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Olivia Palermo pairs her button down with a printed maxi skirt for classy perfection.
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Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules shows some skin and pairs this classic piece with black skinny jeans and ankle boots.
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Megan Jedlinski of Stylish & Scatterbrained keeps the summer going, pairing her button down with denim overalls.
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Streetwear seems to be creeping into everyday wear and this pairing shows why it's so effective.
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Get inspiration for a cuffed button down and white maxi skirt combo with this clean outfit.
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Currently listening to: "Call Me in the Afternoon" Half Moon Run

Wednesday, October 15

Fashion in Film: Looking Good in the Real World



The idea for this blog post came from a blogger I follow.  She listed some of her favorite movies for fall fashion.  I've been wanting to showcase a few favorite movies of mine as well, so I decided to do the same.  But I chose a few movies with just general fashion goodness, regardless of season.

1. That Awkward Moment
Imogen Poots is my favorite type of New Yorker; edgy, chic, and dressed for the weather.  Also, all the beautiful tailored suits.

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2. Definitely, Maybe
I've definitely got a girl crush on Isla Fisher.  I think what really did it for me in this movie were the New York lofts and rooftops.

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3. Like Crazy
My college roommate would disown me if I didn't add this beautifully crafted movie to the list.  Ah, Felicity Jones.  What more is there to say?  She absolutely captures the simple chic.

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Currently listening to: "To Kiss a Girl" Ben Fankhauser

Sunday, October 5

Transitioning Dresses to Fall

Fashion inspiration for the colder weather.  Sleeved dresses are a quick and easy way to wear dresses in the fall. Once the schoolwork leaves me time to go thrifting, these are definitely on my list.


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Currently listening to: "Belief" Alexander Sage Oyen

Monday, September 29

"Women in Clothes"

Here's a coffee table book for those who live, breath, and read fashion.  "Women in Clothes" is a compilation of interviews, surveys, and candid conversations from hundreds of women, all answering the larger question of: how has fashion and personal style affected and influenced who they are today and how it is a reflection of their passions and experiences.

A book that's definitely on my list, it's refreshing to hear personal stories of the non-famous.  While we would all like to say that Christian Louboutin stilettos and a Birkin bag are our "spirit accessory", it's the real un-glamorous stories and accounts that will hit home.

NPR had an interview with the co-authors earlier in the month.  Listen to the full NPR interview here.

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Co-authors of "Women in Clothes" (from left): Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton, Heidi Julavits
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Currently listening to: "All of the People" Panama Wedding
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