Lacy Unlimited - Inspiration at Joanna's Wardrobe
by Ida Hsiang
Rosa Cha designs are usually associated with unique swimsuits and bikinis that are fun and sexy, but what happens when it's not summer anymore? Rosa Cha has transformed their designs seamlessly to light and breezy to more appropriate for the colder weather. This was the label's first time showing in Brazil since new creative director and designer Alexandre Herchcovitch took over, and the new runway collection did not disappoint. Models strutted the catwalk in retro lingerie-inspired swimsuits and separates, as well as tailored skirts and blazers featuring expert draping and lace overlays. The pieces celebrated the female form, showing curves, but still staying sophisticated and original. Sexy cutouts, strategic paneling and bare midriffs in black, neutrals and multi-color patterns were given even more of an edge with exposed zippers and straps. The collection featured everything from lacy lingerie, innovative separates and colorfully modern diving suits while keeping with a common look and theme. Says Herchcovitch, "This is a fundamental moment for us to be able to use the brand's DNA in a larger number of pieces that go from fitness, spa, and the beach, to outwear," and the new F/W 2010 Rosa Cha collection does just that. Interested in seeing the new collection? Just click on the slideshow to see some favorites!
Despite trudging through the past cold season seeing warm hair accessories on all the department store racks and adorning the noggins of snow bunnies everywhere, if you're still not convinced that hats are really your thing, this latest trend in head-toppers may just change your mind. While fedoras and trilbies (almost the same -- trilbies have a shorter rim) by themselves are reminiscent of a gun-toting lackey in a Humphrey Bogart film circa 1930, nowadays they've been helping the ladies channel their inner film noir gangster -- just as far as looking mysterious, of course. Plus, talk about the ultimate quick fix for a bad hair day! Keep it classic with a grey felt version from J. Crew, or go fancy with it in sequins and velour thanks to designer Eugenia Kim. Since the trend is so rapidly rising -- especially with the spring-friendly straw varieties -- nearly everyone can rock a trilby, not just those risk-taking fashionistas who seem to be able to pull off everything. Check the slideshow for my 10 favorite fedoras!