Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Top 15 Looks from New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is over, le sigh, but that does mean that I get to do a roundup of my favorite looks of the whole lot. There were some outlandish fashion choices as well as some simply drool worthy ready to wear stuff. I have to say that I was not disappointed with the copious amount of eye candy, from my favorite designers as well as from designers I was not expecting (or had even heard of).

The following 15 looks are not in any specific order and I love them all for different reasons, so how could I rank them anyway? You won't hear fancy words in my descriptions, just plain how I feel about ma clothes.
Milly Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America, Rodarte Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America, Badgley Mischka Yannis Vlamos /
While some might argue that this dress by Milly is not the newest kid on the block, I am in love with the yellow piping that separates the white and black blocks in this dress. Plus, ready to wear in real life? For sure. The Rodarte piece on the the other hand (pun intended) is not so RTW but I just thought this had to be one of the most imaginative looks of the season, hands down. Of all the fur-tastic looks from this season's runways, I have to say that I loved the tailored Badgley and Mischka jacket the most. Plus, I loved the styling.

Nanette Lepore Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America, Narciso Rodriguez Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America, Naeem Khan Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America
Nanette Lepore, oh how I want these pants. I have never been so infatuated with "rust" before. The blue/gold blouse is just gravy for me. Delicious, delicious gravy. This Narciso Rodruguez ensemble is edgy and cool but the thing I love most are those gloves. While I loved Prabal Gurung's gold gown, this one just struck me as something more my speed, romantic and lacy, this Naeem Khan gown has Oscar dress written all over it.

Betsey Johnson Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America, Jenny Packham Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America, Zac Posen Arun Nevader/Getty Images North America
Also an Oscar contender in my book, is this Jenny Packham gown. Flowy with a little sparkle and styled to sell me on Old Hollywood glamour, this dress is swoonworthy. Betsey Johnson, oh Betsey Johnson, your line was fun an playful as always. I felt like there were definite moments of eccentric richness, this dress being one of them. Zac Posen, has not had stellar collections (in my humble opinion) for the past few seasons, to the point where I stopped paying attention. This look, however, is sleek and stylized, immediately making a positive impression on me.

Dianne Von Furstenberg Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America, Thakoon Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America, Tracy Reese Arun Nevader/Getty Images North America
You can tell me that you don't like turtlenecks but that is just because you are afraid to rock them. I want this DVF dress so badly that I can taste it. Warm and in a burnished red, this is perfect RTW fall fashion. Laugh if you will but the look from Thakoon makes me smile. It's a lot of red, I will admit but pants are so cool, so cool, so cool. Tracy Reese had a very colorful collection and while I wasn't loving the equestrian type helmets, the prints were amazing. This blue and taupe number is something I could totally see rocking this Fall.

Lela Rose Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America, Catherine Malandrino Dario Cantatore/Getty Images North America, Douglas Hannant  Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America
This Lela Rose Dress has to be one of my favorites. The print absolutely speaks to me and the orange binding brings it all together. It has a modern vintage feel, which you know Mama likes. Catherine Malandrino had my favorite coat this season. The color is something I am always drawn to but the bluish black fur collar has me drooling. I want this to be on my body come September. The Douglas Hannant number on the end, also has a very vintage feel to it but if brought current with modern accessories would be a killer dress.

What were some of your favorite looks from New York Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 2012?


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