Label Love - Viktor & Rolf S/S 2011

When one anticipates a Viktor & Rolf show, it's expected that their will be outrageous pieces, crazy silhouettes and unexpected details that will challenge you ideas on conventional fashion, or at the very least, make you sit up and take notice. Their latest S/S 2011 runway collection was no exception, with pieces seemingly inspired by Alice in Wonderland on even more hallucinogens and in the midst of a huge Mad-Hatter hosted wedding reception.


Vertical striped of bold blue and shiny red, oversized shoulders, exaggerated asymmetry and multiple, enlarged cuffs and other whimsical details made the collection truly unique and gave it a healthy dose of fun, which is signature for Viktor & Rolf. But once you get past the humor and eccentricities, it's obvious that these garments are full of intricate details and true skill and talent in the construction. Personal loves were the shirt dresses in varying styles and the frothy use of fabric and ruching. Satin fabrics were made into crazy wedding-style gowns that looked appropriate for the weddings of the likes of Rihanna or Lady Gaga, especially the finale piece.


Viktor & Rolf S/S 2011 collection is one piece of art after another and while many of the ensembles seemed too outrageous for everday wear, many of the pieces, when separated, are completely wearable for the fashion conscious! Click the slideshow to see some Viktor & Rolf S/S 2011 faves!

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 - 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!

Outrageous antics, celeb studded events and fashion up. to. Here. Sounds like a great weekend to me! So to get your weekend off to a fun and slightly crazy start, we've found all the latest fashion related headlines for your enjoyment! Can you out-crazy the top ten outrageous Fashion Week endeavors? And we've got new design ventures from the unlikeliest of people, naked David Beckham (!!!) and a designer-model photo-shoot that is a must-see!



Refinery29 - The 10 Most Outrageous Fashion Week Stunts! Click here to see the crazy, fun chaos at the recent Fashion Week events!



Limelife - Danielle Staub to Design Jewelry Line! Who actually wants to emulate her though? Click here to read more about this flashy, gaudy, 'ghetto-glam', accessories venture!



Stylelist - Victoria Beckham Covers Marie Claire; Talks Embracing Aging, Marc Jacobs' Advice, and David Beckham's Naked Body! David. Beckham. Naked. Need we say more? Click here!



Fashion Indie - Karl Lagerfeld Shoots Baptiste Giabiconi! Click here to see the pictorial off-spring of this designer-model photoshoot!

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!

Street Style - Our Favorite Looks To Be Chic All Week!

With global fashion weeks in full swing, it's given many of us the desire to look just as chic as those models catwalk-ing down the runway. But whether it's budget, practicality or comfort that's keeping us from stepping out looking fresh off the pages of Italian Vogue, it's often an impossible dream to own a closet full of designer duds. No worries, though, because we've found some of our favorite runway looks and translated them into wearable, everyday outfits for us non-editorial models out there!

All the following trends made the cut as chic styles that can be worn any day of the week. The point is to go for a look that is style conscious, but still nonchalantly chic, while adding a small touch of your unique personality (and keeping those savings in the bank!).

These girls wear these street trends just right and we like their ensembles so much that we're showing you how to get it! Just click on the slideshow to see some fave picks that follow these chosen styles!



Knee-High Socks - These footwear accessories are the perfect balance between sexy and girly! They're also a cute way to keep warm on these cooler days and look equally hot with a flared skirt or short shorts! Look for print or color for added fun!



Cropped Top Tees - These were hot back in the early 90's and now they're back! Great with sleek jeggings, high-waited pants or underneath suspenders! Find one in an animal print for added style points!



Patterened Long Cardigan - Undoubtedly comfy, the longer hem on these knit layering essentials add a hobo-chic vibe and are a great way to add coverage to a mini or as a way to add interest to a silhouette. A print or pattern make it modern!



Printed Jumpsuit - Automatically stylish, jumpsuits are an easy and comfortable way to look put together while just throwing one thing on! Funky prints add interest and a cinched belt or cool accessories make it personal!



Bold Metallic - Metallics are in, especially that in the gold and bronze variety. Flattering on all skin tones, these bold pieces really make a statement so go for the gold! Just remember to keep the rest of the ensemble sleek and mono-chromatic.

Daily Fashion News Round-Up!

It's the time of the year where the European runway shows are reigning supreme. Fashion havens of the world, Milan (just passed) and Paris (just starting), are showing their latest designer creations while a shift in supermodels is starting to happen. Some of our favorite beauty lines are introducing really amazing products and the fashion world is just chock full of the latest happenings and stylings so check it out here, from yours truly.



Vogue Daily - Prelude to Paris: What We€™ve Learned Along the Way! Click here to see some memorable looks and trends from Paris Fashion Week before we jump right into Milan FW!



Fashion Indie - Head Angel Heidi Klum Quits Victoria€™s Secret! Click here to read more about this head Angel's leaving from VS and see what she has in store!



Refinery29 - MAC Makes Mischief With Their Venomous Villain's Collection Inspired By Disney Evildoers! Click here to see M.A.Cs' wickedly cool new collection!



The Cut - Best of Milan: Sweet Sex at Dolce & Gabbana and Punchy Minimalism at Jil Sander! Click here to see some favorite runways from Milan Fashion Week!

Get The Winning Look From Our London Fashion Week Celeb Poll!

It's the Fashion Week part of the year and recently at London Fashion Week, some major stars and celebs turned out to see designer's latest looks and to show off their own styles. Super-model, Elle MacPherson, showed up at the Julien MacDonald show in a sleek and edgy outfit of all black skinny jeans, ankle boots and cropped leather bomber, looking amazing as always. Style maven, Alexa Chung, chose to wear a sleek and simple silk shirt dress paired with her signature cross-body bag to the Burberry Prorsum show and definitely did not disappoint.

However, it was America's style sweetheart that won majority of your votes and is this weeks celeb style winner. At the same Burberry Prorsum runway show, Sarah Jessica Parker showed up in a chocolate brown lacy, ruffled skirt that was feminine and chic, and balanced it out with a classic camel leather jacket featuring heavy button detailing. Strappy leather heels also played up her girly-but-edgy vibe and a pale pink purse was just the right amount of flirty and sophisticated. The addition of a few eye-catching statement rings kept her accessorizing head-turning but not over-powering. Love SJP's Burberry ensemble? Click on the slideshow to see how to get the look for yourself at less than designer prices!

Channeling Lauren Hutton in Halston Heritage

Brought to you by our friends from What2WearWhere.com!



We are in love with Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week's new locale in Lincoln Center. So much so the excitement conjures up another hey-day in the city that never sleeps - Studio 54, dahling! Similar to NYFW, it was the place to see and be seen, where the society, the arts and fashion came together to create this dazzling and exciting epoch. With disco on the brain, the iconic 1970€™s designer Halston comes to mind, worn by his gals, Lauren Hutton, Bianca Jagger and Anjelica Huston- whom all referred to him as 'Ash' (how the French pronounce the letter €œH€�). Today, Marios Schwab has taken over the label and launched Halston Heritage, a collection that features reproductions of archival Halston pieces. Schwab designed the collection to €œecho the heritage but with a very distinctive, modern feel that is completely new and completely now.'' This description totally applies to none-other than Halston€™s iconic muse and €œit€� girl Lauren Hutton. Hutton is known for her adventurous spirit, having wrestled alligators, traversed the Arctic in a dog sled and spent time with African tribesman and is still going strong. She continues to empower women of all ages today and is still working as an actress and model. According to Hutton, €œWe have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.€� The Halston Heritage collection mimics such modernity making it the perfect fit for ladies of any age. We decided to channel disco's glory days and picked quite the contemporary look right from the Halston Heritage RTW collection, so you to can love the nightlife and get your boggie oggie-oggie on.

To see more looks from the Halston Heritage line, check it out at Bergdorf Goodman.

Daily Fashion News Round-Up!

Fashion Week really is fashion's most major and crazy event with designers on the edge of genius and nervous breakdowns, and models stomping down the runway. Plus, don't forget the celebrities and general public alike running rampant around town, willing to break their neck just to be one of the first to get a glimpse of next seasons styles and trends. So we're going to keep it real with news from Fashion Week and we're bringing it right to you minus the crowds, chaos and neck braces. Unless neck braces are in this S/S 2011 ...



WWD - Backstage at Betsey Johnson! Click here to see backstage photos of this eclectic designers runway show!



Vogue Daily - Beauty Moment: On the Marc! Click here to read more about Marc Jacobs' stunning runway show and what he had the models do afterward!



The Cut - Poufs and Pouches IN at Vera Wang€™s Kill Bill€“Inspired Spring Show! Click here to see more of Vera Wang's new S/S 2011 runway show!



Refinery29 - Triangular Eye Makeup Is Making Moves At Spring 2011 Shows! Click here to see more of this S/S 2011 beauty trend and see how it can work for you!