NYFW Trend Report

Today is my first day off in weeks, and it feels fabulous. I finally have the chance to wear yoga pants, sit down with a cup of tea, and write this blog post that I have been meaning to write! After attending numerous fashion shows during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) in NYC, I wanted to share some of the latest trends from the runway, as well as some photos.

MBFW Runway Trends:

- Bold colors.

- Lace.

- Sheer material.

- Cutouts.

- French Parisian inspired looks.

- Mixing textures.

- Fur, fur, and more fur (or faux fur if you prefer).

- Color blocking.

- Small clutches.

For more trends, read my exclusive interview with trend expert Sally Lohan on examiner.com

Michael Kors, Bold red & fur

Prete & Bruno, Parisian influence

BCBG, Color Blocking

Ralph Lauren, Sheer fabric & lace

Photo credit: Getty Images

Friday’s Most Wanted

OMG. OMG. OMG. Today’s Friday’s Most Wanted are the boots below. I need these boots. I’ve always wanted a pair of FRYE boots, and then saw these yesterday on Pinterest. I actually didn’t know they were FRYE until I clicked on the image, and that made me even happier. They are a little pricey for me at the moment, so are going on my wish list. Aren’t they beauties?

Frye.com, Billy Pull On, $348

Monday Style Quote

“…the New York man, and its most representative areas, where diversity of styles mirror a city of immigrants from all over the world, and their style is that of a confident and free man, a man who represents an attitude of transformation, capable of starting all over again; a man who knows that to fly, he must let go.” -Ricardo Seco

 

I read this quote the other day in an issue of WWD (Women’s Wear Daily), and automatically liked it because as opposed to other cities and towns, NYC is not just the center of fashion for women, but for men as well. Ricardo Seco is a designer with a new Men’s Contemporary Sportswear Collection called “Fly in New York.” Click here to read an article about Ricardo Seco’s recent collection seen on the runway.

Ricardo Seco, Men's Contemporary Sportswear Collection

 

 

Friday’s Most Wanted

I am absolutely in love with the Lulu Leopard Print & Sequin Envelope Clutch seen below. It is this week’s most wanted piece. I’m not supposed to be spending money…but only $22…what a steal! I found it on The ZOE Report, Rachel Zoe’s style newsletter, which I am subscribed to. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Nordstrom, Lulu Leopard Print & Sequin Envelope Clutch, $22

Valentine’s Day Greetings

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! Remember to wish ALL those you love a Happy Valentine’s day – your significant other, mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, grandpa…they all deserve some holiday love.

Here are a few of my favorite homemade Valentine’s Day cards from the fabulous Style Outside the Box.

Styleoutsidethebox.com, Hugs and Kisses Handmade Greeting Card, $5.45

Styleoutsidethebox.com, Keys To My Heart Handmade Greeting Card, $5.45

Friday’s Most Wanted

This week’s most wanted, is a piece from the collection Helios & Luna. Helios & Luna is designed by Patricia Clyne, who has her studio in NYC. I had the pleasure to attend her Fall 2012 Preview for fashion week, and loved all of her clothes, which is really really rare. To read more about Helios & Luna and the Fall 2012 Preview, click here.

Helios & Luna, Fall 2012 Collection

The piece I loved (and want!) is the Dahlia Blue Sheath dress – the dress on the first mannequin on the left hand side. It is double-knit with leather capsleeves. Beautiful!

Friday’s Most Wanted

Yesterday I had the chance to attend an event at Juicy Couture on Madison Ave. (NYC), where Juicy was featuring their new D.I.Y. Charm Collection. While there, I took a look at some of the clothing and found this week’s most wanted piece.

Juicy Couture, Striped Skirt

Lately I’ve noticed there’s a skirt trend going on, and I’m loving it. I don’t think I have enough skirts myself…may need to go shopping. I like this Juicy skirt because it’s bright and you don’t often see striped skirts – what a change for the winter (even though the weather has been mild lately).

Happy Friday!