February 15, 2012

what i've learned from new york fashion week f/w 2012

1.) I love Marc by Marc Jacobs a LIIIITLE bit more than Marc Jacobs

I've gone back and forth with the two brands, and what I've decided that MMJ is a little more my style (and way more within my budget), especially this season. GRUNGE. '90s. DARK COLORS. YES, YES, YES! Just about every look was a win for me. The shaggy coats and oversized sweaters are everything I want in a collection, as were the socks and combat boots combo.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012

2.) Only Rodarte can make heavy brown powder look good

Okay, so the makeup was not my favorite, I did love the brown color scheme on the clothing. The oranges and terra-cota with black, frills and sherpa was somewhere between girly and outback.
Rodarte Fall/Winter 2012

3.) I wish I could wear giant hats in every day life. 

Without getting strange looks, that is. I absolutely love these furry Marc Jacobs hats that are something between Dr. Seuss and the lead singer of Jamiroquai. I am also a huge fan of Marc putting the royal purple and mustard together (the purple and red is pretty rad as well). I can't wait to see who rocks these pieces in real life, especially the shoes and that purple and yellow paisley blazer.

Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012

4.) I'm into the exaggerated turtle-nets at Alexander Wang

And what else? Well, putting Shalom Harlow on the runway. Also the black leather, black shear and black everything, of course. But I already knew all of those.

Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2012

5.) Proenza Schouler is keeping sporty chic alive.

Somewhat Alexander Wang inspired, but I still love it for its own reasons. The brightly colored woven leather is beautiful (I could've done without the oversized leather jackets that are not pictured). The quilted leather skirts with the oversized ties, though...perfection.

Proenza Schouler Fall/Winter 2012

6.) Milly, I just don't give you enough credit.

Milly is consistently great every season. I always love the colorblocking and prints and silhouettes of the pieces. But it's not one of those names that I think of very often and rolls off my tongue like a Miu Miu or a Marc Jacobs. I don't know why! It's great! I love how the colors kind of sneak in and don't overwhelm. When I wear color, this is how I do it. But I'm really more of an Alexander Wang girl. 

Milly Fall/Winter 2012 

7.) I want pretty much all of J.Crew's stuff.

And I want some of Jenna Lyons' self-esteem...she included a look-alike amongst the other models. Hehe.

J.Crew Lookbook Fall/Winter 2012

8.) Ruby Aldridge is EVERYWHERE!

And I'm not even mad about it. Ruby's one of my favorites, and I'm so glad more designers are taking notice of her. I've loved her ever since she started modeling in Urban Outfitters ads. More Ruby!

(Left to Right) Michael Kors, Diesel Black Gold,  J. Mendel,  BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta

(Left to Right) Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Helmut Lang, Prabal Gurung, Cushnie et Ochs, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan 

See you in London! 



  1. Haha love these lessons, and they're all so true! Pretty much feeling what you're feeling towards all these collections!


  2. Great post, a new follower here!

  3. Wow! What a wonderfully clear post! Well done hun!
    I am adoring Rodarte's browns and Marc Jacob's mad hatter styles!
    Did you see the set at Marc Jacob's show? Gorgeous paper cuttings!



  4. Hah! nice post!
    I disagree with you only in one thing... Marc Jacobs was way more interesting and artistic than Marc by Marc Jacobs.
    As for the hats, I literally fall in love with them!