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Label Love - Calvin Klein RTW 2011

The master of minimalist chic, American designer, Calvin Klein continues to impress with his sleek and simple, but fashion-forward and flattering designs. For one that has built an empire on a look that is clean and completely uncluttered, it is truly amazing that this many years later, each of his collections still brings something new to the table, or runway, if you will.


His recent Ready-to-Wear 2011 show was no exception. While a minimalistic approach often takes on a Zen-like, Asian-inspired flair, Klein kept the correlation fresh and different. A streamlined palette of black and white featured billowing fabrics for wide, slouchy pant legs and loosely draped dresses. Looks included menswear inspired slacks, tunic tops and over-sized blazers balanced, out with plunging necklines and draped, floaty layering pieces. Dolman sleeves and shiny silks, as well as bias cuts and simple sheath dresses in varying pops of bright solids further enhanced the fluid and feminine feel.


An expert mix of lady-like menswear inspired looks and classically wearable, but still fashion forward pieces paraded down the runway at Calvin Klein's RTW 2011 runway show. Click the slideshow to see some favorites!

Label Love - Dries Van Noten S/S 2011

Dries Van Noten. Just the name sounds like high-quality, lust-inducing, gorgeously wearable pieces. This recent Fashion Week collection is no exception. With inspiration gathered from menswear inspired pieces, to floral Asian prints and maybe a chic disco ball, one stunning look after another paraded down the runway.


With a Spring ready palette of yellows and a mix of purples and blues anchored with refreshing light beige and whites solids and classic black, the main trend details were wide leg pants, sheer tunic tops and softly draped dresses. Oversized blazers and tops, loose silhouettes and dip-dyed colors were also seen and a shiny, shimmery material used on both tops and bottoms made the whole collection extra eye-catching.


Fluid and feminine, even the menswear inspired pieces, every design from the Dries Van Noten S/S 2011 collection exuded elegance and power and were genius-ly updated to give a more modern take on all our favorite classics.
We couldn't choose favorites because each piece was so uniquely beautiful, so click on the slideshow to see some Dries Van Noten looks that cover all aspects of his inspirations!

Label Love - Chanel 2011 Resort Collection

Chanel is, and has been, a big-name design house for a very long time. This means that when Fashion Week rolls around, Karl Lagerfeld and the Chanel designers are making multiple collections - Couture, RTW, Resort - and having to make sure each collection is striking, memorable, fashion-forward, lust-worthy and cohesive within itself.


So while the Chanel Couture show deserves much praise, the Resort Collection for 2011 is getting mixed reviews. Mostly because the collection itself is a huge mix bag of hits and misses. The extensive collection was featured outside with the hottest 'it' models, including Karolina Kurkova and Abbey Lee Kershaw, barefoot and relaxed. The runway theme suited the resort feel perfectly, but the over-all theme of the collection was lost. A literal take on styles that were part Karate Kid, part 70s flashback and with a healthy dose of pajama-esque pieces and Western-inspired garb, the resort collection sent down one confusing look after the other.


Of course, being Chanel, the 'hits' were amazing and covetable, with sassy swimwear, ethereal beach dresses and the labels signature tweed fabrication used in a range of luxurious, vacation-ready looks. Although there was no obvious color scheme, the palette was bright, sophisticated and perfect for spring. However, the misses far out-weighed the hits and one has to wonder, did creative genius, Karl Lagerfeld, have his wig on a little too tight?
Click the slideshow to see our fave picks of the 2011 Resort Collection for Chanel!

Daily Fashion News Round-Up!

Fashion, couture, runways, models, trends, New York, Milan, Paris! It's been a jumble of high-fashion and style lately and to keep up with the trend (natch), we've found all the latest fashion headlines that are showing you the latest in the S/S 2011 runway shows around the globe. Big name favorites are sending one lust-worthy look after another down the runway and straight to you computer! Now you're the catwalk queen!



Vogue Daily - A Family Affair: Azzaro€™s Spring 2011 Collection! Click here to see Azzaro's newest collection of feminine, flirty and classic pieces for all women!



WWD - Stella McCartney RTW Spring 2011! Click here to see the new styles and garments that Stella McCartney has in store (and stores!) with her latest RTW collection!



Fashion Indie - Chanel Spring 2011 Accessories Will Kill YOU!!! Click here to check out the new accessories that Chanel paraded down the runway. What do you think of them?



The Cut - New Spring Collections: Chloé, Emanuel Ungaro, Celine, and More! Click here to check out the full line up of this S/S 2011's must-see runway collections!

Label Love - Vera Wang Resort 2011

Vera Wang has long been known for her beautiful and extravagant bridal designs that are once elegant and traditional, but still modern. But even if one was lucky enough to don a Vera Wang bridal gown at some point in life, how often would you be able to wear the creation? With Vera Wangs' new 2011 Resort collection that she debuted at New York Fashion Week, we now have ways to wear a Wang piece during everyday life. With surprisingly edgy designs, one could imagine wearing the new resort collection at a luxurious get-away of leisurely shopping days and nighttime soirees.

Draped cocktail dresses, asymmetrical lines and luxurious knits and silks were featured in taupe and greys punched up with saturated purples, golds and a shiny green silk floral pattern. Balancing the fine line between menswear inspired separates and feminine silhouettes, the entire collection stayed cohesive with Vera Wang's signature style of elegant and intricate details that were at once classy and right on trend. Click on the slideshow to see some of our favorite pieces from Vera Wangs' Resort 2011 collection!

Daily Fashion News Round-Up!

It's Monday and the Fashion World is all abuzz with recent happenings from the weekend. Today is usually the busiest day for many of us, but that doesn't mean there isn't some time to keep up on the latest fashion related headlines. It's Milan Fashion Week this week and let's not forget about some fave designer collabs and, of course, Rihanna. So check out these news-worthy stories from the world of style before you get back to the grind.



The Cut - Versace€™s Models €˜Could Certainly Walk€™! Click here to check out the fiercest models and how they sashayed down the catwalk at Donatella Versace's show!



Vogue Daily - A Colorful Collaboration: Bulgari and Matthew Williamson! Click here to check out this new fab designer collab and the fun and colorfully luxe bags that came from it!



WWD - Milan Fashion Week! Click here to check out the sexy, edgy runway shows of this years Milan Fashion Week!



Refinery29 - Does Rihanna Look Ridiculous Shooting Her New Music Video? Click here to check out this style darling's new look for her latest video, 'Only Girl In The World'. Is this a major style miss, or can you dig it?

Label Love - Marchesa S/S 2011

Couture fashion is truly an art form and nobody understood that better than Marchesa at this years' recent New York Fashion Week. Featuring a variety of cocktail dresses and evening gowns, each creation was done in frothy fabrics, sheer lace and gauzy silks. Expert draping and intricate cut-outs were at once elegant and edgy and showed the true genius behind Marchesa designs.

Extremely feminine, elaborate designs were featured in a soft palette of creams and whites with hints of faded jade and anchored with black and punches of purple and blue. Each piece was a uniquely creative look with jaw dropping, lust-inducing details with strapless minis and floor-sweeping gowns alike each more breath taking than the last. Differing in design with short hemlines, overwhelming ruffles and tiers and peek-a-boo lace jumpsuits, all pieces were individual but a cohesive collection in direction and beauty and head-turning awe. See some of our favorite Marchesa S/S 2011 gowns and pieces from the recent NYFW by clicking on the slideshow!

Which Fierce Fashionista Brought It To London Fashion Week?

It's a Fashion Week frenzy and the celebs are out on a style hunt! Recently at London Fashion Week, some of the globe's hottest and most fashionable female stars came to see London's latest runway shows and showed up to show off their own impeccable style.



UK native, Alexa Chung, showed up at Burberry Prorsum in a simple and conservative short dress, accessorized with her signature crossbody bag and sleek ankle boots, all in a neutral palette of varying browns. America's style sweetheart, Sarah Jessica Parker, attended the same show and went for the same color scheme, but instead paired a lacy, flouncy skirt with a structured leather jacket with heavy button detailing. Australian super-model, Elle Macpherson, sat front row at the Julien Macdonald show in a rocker-chic inspired, all black ensemble of skinny jeans tucked into tough-gal leather boots and a cropped leather jacket, plus dark shades for extra cool factor.



Which fierce fashionista do you think looked the best for London Fashion Week? Let us know by taking the poll below!



And check back on Tuesday for when we announce the poll winner and show you how to get her look!



Photo Credits: JustJared, Gather

Daily Fashion News Round-Up!

We weren't lying about September being the craziest month in the fashion world. NYFW just wrapped before the weekend and nary has the dust settled on that fashion fiasco, then do we have London Fashion Week under full swing. So to keep bringing you the latest fashion headlines, we've gathered together some of the most need-to-know stories from London Fashion Week!



Vogue Daily - Ten Things to Love About London! It's been known for it's fashion and shopping so click here to see what top ten fashion reasons there are to love this famous city!



The Cut - Hot Shot: Paul Smith Puts Models to Sleep! Click here to see a model caught napping behind the scenes during this frenzy of a fashion month!



Fashion Indie - Temperley London Spring 2011! Click here to see this London lines new S/S 2011 designs and pieces!



WWD - London Fashion Week! Click here to check out a montage of pics, people and events that are taking place at London Fashion Week!

Daily Fashion News Round-Up!

Now that New York Fashion Week has officially ended, it's time to take a look and find the trends and styles that we are dying to try (or throw out!) Just because it made it to the runway, that doesn't mean it's a must try. So we've gathered some of the latest post-Fashion Week headlines so you can decide for yourself what gets to stay and what goes this S/S 2011 season. Well ... Stylehive stays. Obviously.



Stylelist - Would You Wear It? Seven Fashion Week Trends to Try (or Not)! Click here to see some must try (or must die!) trends from the runway!



Refinery29 - 3 Runway Beauty Looks To Try Now! Click here to see how you can be runway ready everyday!



The Cut - Hot Shot: India Loves Its Fog Machines! Click here to see what's trendy on the other side of the globe!



Vogue Daily - Skirt Tales from the Frontline: How Designers Are Going to All Lengths to Keep Fashion Moving Along! Click here to see what skirt lengths are a go this S/S 2011 season and which is best for you!