Fall 2011 NYFW Favorites Cont…

I know it has been WAY too long since I’ve last posted! I pretty much came to a halt when posting my favorites from New York Fashion Week – I have been so busy with school, work, and my internship with Blueprint for Style. Check out the blog there there as I periodically publish posts regarding style tips, fashion advice, fashion week news, and other tidbits on fashion! Monica Barnett, founder of Blueprint for Style, and fellow intern Lauren, have some amazing updates for you as well.

I’m just going to go ahead and… dump my favorites on you right now since I have to catch up on London and Milan and present those to you! After Fashion Week is over, I will (hopefully!) get back to my normal routine so please stay tuned! ❤

Jason Wu
Learning how to sew by designing and sewing for dolls at a young age of 9, Jason Wu decided to become a fashion designer after working for a toy company designing dolls. He studied at the Parsons The New School for Design and interned with Narciso Rodriguez. Wu launched his ready-to-wear line of clothes in 2006. Wu’s pieces have always been clean and classic while still incorporating bright colors and prints without being flashy. The results are modern, wearable, and consistently memorable and noteworthy. Just like drama series Gossip Girl’s character Blair Waldorf who adores anything with a French label on it, Wu’s latest collection was inspired by the restoration of the Versailles. Filled with exquisite details, the designer put a major emphasis on tailoring. He opened the show with a charcoal gray coat flung over the shoulders of a cropped jacket, printed blouse, and cigarette pants. Wu also made lace an essential component of his collection. By embroidering little bits of it onto blouses or A-line skirts, one could feel as if they belonged in a delicate art museum in Paris. For evening, he embellished a gold lace gown with thousands of metallic sequins and paillettes.  The accessories are what finished his luxe looks, and are quite easy to replicate – metallic clutches and belts, patterned tights, a simple black ribbon to tie around the neck of your blouses, and of course, lace of all kinds! ♥ The entire essence of the show from the baroque prints to the lace accents, and the 24 karat gold foiled hair, I truly felt as if I was right inside the opulent palace!
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