Today, President Obama was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It is an exciting day to be in Washington and as always, a fashionable day for the Obama family.
As the Obama family begins another four years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, one of the things I look forward to is their style. The first day begins in a nonpartisan color, a purple majesty.
Mrs. O in Thom Browne, Malia in Kate Spade and Sasha in J. Crew. See more violet styles here.
The back to school season has been a whirlwind of fun, activity and adventure. Today is the first day of October and while I am not pumpkin latte crazy, I am enjoying the brisk breeze, the slowly turning leaves that come with this cozier season.
Looks from the Emerson Fry Fall 2012 collection
For Fall 2012 three colors really stood out and were played with in casual and formal styles. What was especially exciting is that these colors are a bit outside of the traditional fall shades of cranberry, navy and hunter green.
On with the trend show!
Orange Crush: This color, softer than rust and richer than citrus, floated down the runway. Many times it was used with beautiful silks, flecks of metallics, and in luxurious silhouettes.
Orange Crush: NYFW Fall 2012
Orange Crush, Real Way:
Teal My Heart: It’s a layered color between blue and green that would make even the most glamorous peacock jealous. It plays beautiful with other jewel tones and near monochromatic shades of blue and green.
Teal My Heart: NYFW Fall 2012
Teal My Heart, Real Way:
Berry Be Mine: The shade of berry, or oxblood as it is being called, that was used on the runway and it was pure sophistication whether in street ready leather, or gala ready silk.
Berry Be Mine: NYFW Fall 2012
Berry Be Mine, Real Way:
What do you think? Are you wearing these colors this fall? I am especially loving the teal and berry!
The NYC Ballet’s fall gala is getting a fashion makeover by famed couturier, Valentino Garavini. I love this photo from Vanity Fair of the master bellerina with the designer.
P.S. How fabulous are those red pointe slippers?
The leopard trend has come a long way from Peg Bundy for this leopard trend. Beyonce, Anna Wintour, street-style masters wear it with aplomb. Are you intimidated by this wild streak, and don’t want to show your spots in the urban jungle?
Here are some chic ideas to make it your own. Copy cats welcomed!
Shop: Sweater, Pant/Dress, Jacket/Jeans, Loafer/Clutch, Dress
The runways for Fall 2012 featured several shows with leather clad models. The look, while typically personifying an edgy sex kitten character was ladylike and sophisticated. Slim shapes, flattering seams, longer hemlines offset the sleek leather for a feminine style.
Jessica Alba got an early jump on the leather trend and proved you can rock (studded!) leather in the summer and look just as flawless.
Now make the look your own, for a lot less!
It feels (as in it is 100 degrees today!) too early to think or talk about Fall trends, but one is sneaking up on us today that is too good to not share!
The T-Strap pump was spotted on the runways for Fall 2012 and celebrities, like Emma Stone, are working the trend a little bit early for all of our benefit. The classic pump becomes even more flattering with the help of a retro revamping from front and center thin strap.
In bold colors and sparkling leathers for now, and deep jewel tones and suede for later – this is a trend to watch.
Images: Emma Stone/Philip Lim runway
Yesterday the uniforms that the American athletes will wear for the upcoming Summer Olympics were debuted. They are designed by Ralph Lauren and are classically American in a country and yacht club sort of way. I, along with other Olympic (and fashion) fans are disappointed.
US Olympic uniforms, courtesy of Ralph Lauren
The latest collection from Ralph Lauren does trend a bit 19th-century fabulous and refined, but critics are calling the uniforms too European, too preppy, too posh…
Ralph gets America. America get’s fashion. Would it not have been out of this world amazing if our athletes looked like this in a few weeks?
Either way, no matter what they wear to the Opening Ceremonies, I hope they get to wear a lot of gold to the Closing Ceremonies. This wouldn’t be too bad either.
All images from NY Mag.