Sunday, September 14, 2014

Top 5 NYFW


All pictures from style.com
 
Bibhu Mohapatra 
If there is any designer that gets way less recognition than they deserve, it's Bibhu Mohapatra. If you need evidence of that, look no further than the designer's Spring 2015 collection. The whole show was filled with pieces that any modern woman would die for. However, what really stood out in the designer's most recent collection was the day wear. Every single look was the perfect combination of structure and movement. Picking just one look out the total 42 proved to be nearly impossible. But this look had it all. It is pretty much a visual summary of the whole collection; structure, movement, and pattern. 

Alice and Olivia 
I have always been a fan of Alice and Olivia. Stacey Bendet clearly designs for a very particular woman and is able to give that woman exactly what she wants. Her collections are always filled with graceful and feminine pieces. The label's Spring 2015 RTW is no exception. This piece, although one of the simpler ones, stood out the most. There is both a feminine beauty and power in this look that I absolutely adore. Also, like I'm sure any of my frequent readers will know, I am a sucker for simplicity. 

 
Juan Carlos Obando 
I can barely put how much I adore this look into words. All I can think about is how absolutely-beautifully-wonderfully-magically stunning it is. From the rich color to the opulent fabric, this look has everything. Not to mention the silhouette is fantastically flattering. Once again, a designer I hope to be seeing a lot more of. 

 
Marc by Marc Jacobs 
It is easy to agree that almost every Marc by Marc Jacobs collection has just right amount of punk and edge. Holding to that theme, the latest collection was filled with looks with a very cut and pasted feel. Different garments cut apart and combined with others. Although that concept was very interesting, the more clean cut and simple designs were the true gems in the collection. I loved this look because it showed how shape and silhouette can turn something simple into something unique. 

 
Oscar de la Renta  
So basically the story behind this dress is Cinderella needed a dress for a Gatsby party so she hit up her favorite designer Oscar de la Renta. I think it is very obvious he did a beautiful job too. This dress is absolutely stunning. The color combined with the beautiful neck line is what dreams are made of. Well done once again. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Top 5 (So Far) of New York Fashion Week

What better time to return to the blogosphere than New York Fashion Week? Which happens to be in my list of top 8 favorite weeks of the year (yes, they are all fashion weeks). 

all pictures from style.com
 
Derek Lam 10 Crosby

There are so many things about this Derek Lam 10 Crosby look that earned it its place on my top 5 (so far) looks of NYFW. Let's start with the fact that it is the epitome of simple femininity. The delicate fabrics and the soft color pallet compliment each other so fantastically. I have always been a fan of pieces with more movement, which unfortunately can sometimes be difficult to do in an appealing way. This look hit the mark though. Also, I think I may be dreaming of the shoes for the next few weeks. 


 
Wes Gordon

Although Wes Gordon is a relative newcomer to the fashion scene (having debuted his first collection only four short years ago) he is always one to watch. I look forward to going through his collections every season. His most recent collection is no exception. I always enjoy seeing designers create elegant pieces in a powerful way. This dress is for someone who is all about dressing like a women and isn't afraid to take a few names here and there. The soft silhouette combined with the chain link inspired material is nothing short of awe-inspiring. 

 
Monique Lhuillier  

I think we should all be able to agree that Monique Lhuillier has mastered the art of creating elegant fashion. With dresses very clearly being her strong point. Although, this season had an abundance of equally beautiful day wear, it is no surprise that yet again it was a dress that jumped out at me. Not only am I obsessed with tea length anything (I'm convinced it is one of the most flattering lengths) but, the fabric is stunning. If this isn't proof that simplicity is the way to go I don't know what is. Dreams are made of this dress.


 
Joseph Altuzarra 

Now, I'm not normally a fan of this color scheme but, something about this look feels so right. Once again we see a piece that is made for a powerful woman. This is a look made for a woman who is all about getting what she wants. Altuzarra told a story on the runway this year. We can clearly see the woman for which his designs were created. The only reason I was able to pick just one favorite out of the collection was because this skirt is actually everything. The things I would do to have it in my closet this second...

 
Band of Outsiders 

I have always been a fan of Band of Outsiders edgy and cool style. I always imagine their clothes being for the cool kids who really didn't give a sh!t what people thought. Once again, I am drawn to the simpler pieces. Also black, I really do have an affinity for black that I just can't seem to shake off. I honestly can't think of a place were this look wouldn't work. The versatility is what really deserves a place on this list. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Top 5 Met Gala Looks

 
 
All images on this post are from style.com
Lupita Nyong’o, reigning queen of red carpets, does it again. Nyong’o is a prime example of elegance. No matter what she puts on, simple or daring, she looks classic. She is time after time on my list of best dressed celebrities and after this season may take the number one slot. This custom Prada is brilliant in every way. She looks like Jane from Tarzan took a trip to the roaring 20s and straight killed it. And can we all take notice of those arms (and then be insanely jealous of them)?
 
  Movie star. Blake Lively is no longer just an actress in this classically beautiful Gucci Première, she is a movie star. I don’t even know where to begin with this. She hit the mark from her hair and make-up to the dress. She could go back in time 20 years, come back, then head into the future 20 years and still look just as gorgeous. A dress that can do that is a dress that deserves some recognition. Plus she has Ryan Reynolds as an accessory, so that’s kind of a bonus. 
 
 
Let me just start by saying, simple red ALWAYS works - It just does and it always will. This Ralph & Russo gown that Arizona Muse wore is the prime example. Although it does not beat the red Ralph Lauren we saw Lupita Nyong’o in this season, it is still one of the best looks I’ve seen. Once again, this is a dress that you could wear in any time period and it is still jaw dropping. The simple accessory route was the perfect way to go, too. This dress didn’t need any assistance in turning heads.  
 
 
I always love to see my Emmas on the red carpet. Both Stone and Watson can be counted on to look beautiful. Stone knows what colors look good on her and isn’t afraid to mix and match. This Thakoon is perfect on her. I’m not always a fan of the pink and red combination, but these shades were meant for each other. She looks young, fresh, and alive. I had the opportunity to speak to the designer at TVFU this past year and I love seeing his work. Love the look. 
 
 
The best for last. This Marchesa that Karolina Kurkova wore is currently giving me life. Whoever believes that nothing can be perfect has been proven wrong. This dress (if you can even call it that, it’s more like art) is drool worthy. Just staring at this dress makes me happy. I would go on and on about it but I’m sure that you guys can all see how wonderful it is on your own. 
BONUS: worst dressed at the Met Gala goes to Maggie Gyllenhaal. Seriously, what is this? I am genuinely upset about this. There are so many things wrong with it and nothing right with it. The hair is bad and her face looks greasy. Give it up Maggie.
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Top 5 Coachella Looks

 
Currently dying over the eye bag. If someone knows where I can purchase, that let me know ASAP- I so need it in my life. I'm just really digging the whole look overall. It looks totally effortless, comfortable, and adorably-sassy. In other words, perfect for any music festival.
 
I absolutely love this look. It is the perfect combination of classy and funky at the same time. Too often, Coachella goers just try to out do one another for the most obnoxious outfit award. I mean really, can we just discuss Vanessa Hudgen's horrible style everyone is so in love in love with? There is a difference between boho and hobo.  
Yes. So much yes. I am quite literally drooling over the perfection that is this whole entire outfit. This may not only be one of my favorite Coachella outfits, but one of my favorite outfits ever. I got genuinely excited when I came across this ensemble. Possibly too excited. Once again, it is proven that sassy and classy is way better then over the top. 
 
I am a complete sucker for black, the Rolling Stones, and leather so it is no wonder this made my top five list. It is beyond cool. This is Coachella done right. She looks like she belongs, like she actually knows a thing or two about music. You can just look and this girl and know she is awesome and she knows how to rock.
 
This girl knows she has style and doesn't even feel the need to get all done up to prove it. This may be one of the simplest looks overall at Coachella, but is by far one of the best. The bag is to die for. That dress is fantastic. The sunnies make me drool and the lipstick is the perfect shade. She is killing it. 
 

BONUS: Being that I am a complete music junkie and going to Coachella is my dream, I thought I would share with you guys my top ten bands that would be on my must-see list. I hope you take the chance to check them out!
1.Bastille
2. Cage the Elephant
3. Lana del Rey
4. The 1975
5. The Naked and Famous
6. The Preatures
7. City and Colour 
8. CVRCHES
9.  Flume
10. Foster the People

Sunday, April 6, 2014

 
GACHA INCA 
TONUS YELLOW NEON TISSUE 
A.M. ALEX CANVAS ALL OVER BLUE 
BOUBOU CHECKED BLACK 
Twins for Peace - Maxime and Alexandre Mussard 
 
Finally made my way back to the blogosphere after my mini hiatus. A hiatus that included a wonderful trip to France where I discovered the totally cool lifestyle brand Twins for Peace.  And when is say totally cool, I mean totally cool. The brand was started by two brothers Maxime and Alexandre in 2009. Not only are the shoes and accessories totally awesome ways to complement a cool casual look (note the hand-beaded shoes in the first picture), but they're the raddest way to promote humanitarianism (promise not to say rad again). Each time you purchase a pair of shoes they donate a pair to a kid in need. The brand also donates to children's education each time you purchase an accessory. All-in-all this brand deserves the hype, the products are stylish and karma points are great. Be Cool Be Good.
 
 


Monday, March 3, 2014

Top 5 Looks of Milan Fashion Week

 
Philipp Plein
Most of the show was a look into what it would be like if the Upper East Side had cowboys (and let me tell you it is a good thing they don't). However, Plein did manage to create a diamond in the rough. Not just your average diamond either. I'm talking a full-fledged Kim Kardashian engagement ring type diamond. This coat is really something. The combination of bright red plaid, studs, AND a fur collar was risky. But let me tell you, it was a risk worth taking. 
 

 
Dolce and Gabbana
So, I was wondering if a handsome young prince could put a ring on it sometime soon so I could become a princess and wear this dress. This is definitely a princess dress. Dolce and Gabbana has a way of creating clothes that just make you feel luxurious. From stunningly simple silhouettes to rich colors and detail, Dolce and Gabbana is fit for the royals.
 
Trussardi
 So there may be a little bias in adding this Trussardi look to my top 5 list. Not only is it mostly black (my weakness), but it is composed of leather pants, an oversized sweater, and a beautiful, beautiful pair of loafers (also a weakness). They might as well have just named the look after me. Perfect.  
 
 
Alberta Ferretti
It was really hard to find an evening dress that was fair to put in a top 5 list with the Dolce and Gabbana number. This Alberta Ferretti dress really gives the other a run for it's money. If I haven't already hammered it into your head, simple is wonderful. The fit and shape of this dress isn't anything crazy, there is not any avant-garde element. The dress is even more stunning for that. There is something about a easy elegant look, that is much more desirable. There were definitely some red carpet worthy dresses this season in Milan.
 
 
 
Bally
The obsession with menswear inspired looks is real. It is very real and bordering on unhealthy (if that is even possible, of course). Menswear inspired looks are just cool. There is no other way to say it. Just like the Band of Outsiders look from NYFW, this look is for someone who is totally fashionable and just doesn't give a d*#@. I mean really this is so beyond effortless but astonishingly chic. Time to dig through my closet and try to figure out how to recreate this look.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

5 Best Looks of London Fashion Week



 
Christopher Kane 
Now I'm not usually a graphics girl - I tend to veer towards the embellishment or pattern side when looking for something bold - but this look is totally cool. The best thing about this look is how effortless it is. A lot of the time people look to accessories to make an outfit, but a look that can be killer standing on its own says a lot more.
 

 
Mother of Pearl
Where do I even start with look? Every element is brilliant. From the colors to the shape all the way down to those loafers (which may be the mother of all loafers). This look is totally chic and totally classic. The great thing about classic is that it lasts forever. This look is still going to be in style 10 years from now. Especially the loafers. Did I mention I adore the loafers? OK, just checking.

 

 
Osman
Once again I am drawn to the simple, classy looks. I mean, the title of this blog is Color Me Classy after all. What I'm really obsessed with is the dress over the top and the bottoms. If you would have suggested I put a dress of any sorts over my outfit before seeing this look, I would call you crazy. Actually, if you suggested it now I would call you crazy. This is the only outfit that rocks it. At least that I have yet to see in my life. Plus, the dress would look too chic over another simple dress or shirt and skirt combo. This is a fabulously versatile look. 

 
Temperley London 
Fresh. This look by Temperley London is fresh. There is absolutely no other way to describe it. The cool blues and crisp white is just simply stunning. And don't get me started with how perfectly the scarf clashes with the pattern on the jacket and skirt. I would wear just about anything with this pattern and color scheme on it. Like if you handed me a muumuu with this on it, I would wear it.  
 


 
Whistle
Once again I am guilty of favoring the black simple looks. This look actually couldn't be more black or more simple. But the those are the characteristics that create a timeless piece. Now, of course that's not to say that only black simple pieces are timeless because that is absolutely not true at all. What it does mean is that it is very hard to find something that is black, simple, and not timeless.  Oh one last thing for the people at Whistle, is there any way I can get this dress before my trip to Paris next month? That would be spectacular (a girl can dream).