Oscar de la Renta: Runway Show Review!

 
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The feminine elegance in the Fall 2018 ready to wear collection of Oscar de la Renta was once again beautiful. The collection embodied the classic staples that were Oscar. From finely structured oversized coats, rich textiles, floral prints and glamour.

I personally loved how they styled the oversized coats with huge pins as closures! The accessories were what we typically see from the Oscar runway, huge, stately and stunning.


 
The beautiful red tulle coat

The beautiful red tulle coat

 

One of my favorite items was an oversized coat made from layers of tulle! It followed down the catwalk creating a mood all its own. Another look I loved was the mustard yellow dress with the black floral motif. The pairing of the yellow and black created a strong contrast which captured the eyes!


 
A stunning embroidered coat with huge bows that attached the sleeves. 

A stunning embroidered coat with huge bows that attached the sleeves. 

 

The evening gowns were of course stunning, from metallic dresses to heavily embellished floral designs and flowing tulle. This collection did not disappoint and it was a lot of fun to illustrate. 

 

Chanel Métiers d’Art Review!

 
 

The hometown hero returns home with spot lights and applause. Karl Lagerfeld brought to us the Chanel Métiers d’Art show in his home town of Hamburg, Germany. A historic show filled with seafaring motifs and that famous Chanel tweed.

 
 

Set in the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall Lagerfeld took a music hall and made the clothing the star of the show. Kicking off the show was Kaia Gerber (get used to seeing her name) the famous daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford.  


The Essential Accessory

 
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The essence of the collection were the caps embellished in tweed and adorning large anchors and brooches. The clothing had a mod feeling drawing inspiration from Germany in the 1960‘s. Knitwear galore draped the long legged models from thigh high knitted stocking to oversized chunky sweaters. 


The Fine Points

Details were everywhere form the shoes that had pearly bows to the interesting accordion style handbags. Cross body bags were also a huge staple accessory. But the biggest trend we can take away were the caps which, were on every single model. 


The Makeup

 
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The makeup was a fresh, dewey face with a contrasting heavy and I mean a heavy smokey eye. The entire collection made us want to wrap up in the heavy knits and discover the city of Hamburg. This is an iconic and historic moment for Lagerfeld and as usual he did not disappoint.

FOR THE LOVE OF SHOES AND SHIRTS!

 
 

Introducing my fall 2017 shirt line! Inspired by the fall fashion shows that were all about bold shoes and accessories.

Shop the line through Zazzle where you customize the shirt to be perfect for you! Change the color, style and fit! Make it into a shirt, dress, sweatshirt and more.


 
 

 
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Going bold for fall: Stepping out of the box.

 
 

If we learned one thing from the fall/winter fashion shows it’s that this fall is about stepping out of the box and having fun. Gucci gave us what I call eccentric grandma chic. Huge, bold chunky sweaters with glitter and text. Enormous glasses that would make the Olsen twins green with envy. Prada as mentioned in my previous story had everything from feathers to huge pendant necklaces. Dries Van Noten brought us color in all shades and textures. These designs are great sources of inspiration on how to style your fall looks.

So I wanted to have fun with this fall outfit by mixing different patterns and textures. This fall to me is stepping over to the eccentric side. Step out of that normal fall style box of dark shades and add bold touches of color and textures like feathers.

Check out my last post for the must have fall jackets in every style and on sale!

Shop my items below some and other items to kick off your new fall style!

 
 

Must have fall jackets in every style & on sale!

 
 

Fall is just around the corner and with that jacket season will be coming in full force. Now is the best time to grab all those jacket styles you are craving for the fall. SALES,SALES, SALES!! With major designers having sales at the moment I’ve picked a select of jackets in all different price ranges for you!

A jacket for every occasion from work day blazers, weekend leather, classic feminine, and military chic you will find a jacket for every fall look you want to create!


Weekday Warriors: The must have blazers


Friday Night Lights: Leather jackets 


Wonderland: Feminine touches


Military chic

A Fall collection so HOT, we can understand why the Devil is wearing Prada!

 
 

A rainbow of colors, an array of feathers, crystals and art deco elegance, this is Prada Fall 2017 and we are obsessed. This is questionably one of the best collections Prada has brought to us; it has every bit of art deco elegance and glamour all wrapped in a sophistication only Prada can produce.


 
 

What lesson can we take away from the fall collection?

COLOR, COLOR, COLOR. Fall this year will be in a class all it’s own. Prada rocks colors from turquoise blues, ruby reds, peaches, bubble gum pink, emerald green and more. This collection brings a touch of mens wear with it’s clean cuts but adds touches of femininity with ostrich feathers and brooches galore. 


 
If you love the illustrations scroll below to shop the designs!

If you love the illustrations scroll below to shop the designs!

 

The glamour of the past with the style of the present!

If you love and appreciate the art deco era, this collection will be a huge source of inspiration to you. You will notice brooch pins all over the accessories from shoes to bags. Pendant necklaces so huge they will weigh you down with style. 


Brace yourself for the SHOES!

If you could dream of a shoe collection with bold, quintessential girlie style, it would be this collection (as you can note I can’t stop drawing them! ). Perfectly pink satin heels, heels with jewels encrusted all over, funky twist with golden circles on the heel and i’m getting overwhelmed in the perfection of this collection. But Prada also gave us menwear inspired shoes (still a trend going very strong). Prada offered us loafers with feathers and crystals from slides in rich velvets with a brooch to top it off. The shoes are a candy shop for us fashion lovers and we are on a sugar overload.

What I took away from the runway show was that we can be strong, feminine women but that doesn't mean we have to wear a plain black suit. It shows us that fashion can be fun and expressive  no matter what career we have.  We can step out of the box and add fun, frivolous glamour to any outfit we choose.

SHOP BELOW! 

 
 

BIG NEWS: LOVE IT, WEAR IT, STYLE IT!

I’ve had such great feed back from all the illustrations that I am expanding them to my existing t-shirt collection. Below are a select few designs that I have released! You can shop all the designs through Zazzle! I love Zazzle because they allow you, the customer to pick what type of shirt you like whether it be slim cut or relaxed fit. I suggest the fit called Bella’s Canvas relaxed (what the model is wearing). You also can change the shirt color or make it into a dress! The options are endless so have fun making it your own!

I also offer mugs and pillows. More items are coming so stay up to date in my newsletter. Thank you all for your support in my art and blog!