Monthly Archives: October 2012

Trendspotting: Must Have Pieces at NYFW Spring 2013

After reviewing all of the spring 2013 shows from NYFW a few stand out themes and trends began to catch my eye.  Yesterday was all about color and print, today the must have pieces that made designers and editors swoon.

Cream of the Crop: And 1, and 2, and 3, and 4.  Repeat.  Do you hear that sound?  It is legions of ladies flocking to the gym to crunch and curl.  The crop top/bralette trend was big on the runway and it was fun to see how it was played with so diversely.  Most important detail for cropping your top?  Time and place, no matter how many runways show it, your navel is never business casual.


Dressed to the Nineties: It’s been two decades since Marc Jacobs became the grunge god of designers and for spring 2013, designers gave us a throwback.  Hyper-colored overalls, Blossom-esque details, muscle tees, and an edge that says “I’m mildly interested in partying like it’s 1999.”


Retro in White:  The opposite of season’s past leisure suit, the belted, better in white retro suits made a statement going down the runway.  In 60’s kicky minis, or 70’s vested and dramatic pairings, its a cool look, for a cool girl whose all about business.


A Whisper: Spring’s sweetest dresses, like the season, seem to come in like a lion.  This trend features delicate fabrics hanging perilously from delicate straps in a delicate neutral palette.  One strong breeze and this whisp of a dress is whisked away.

Trendspotting: Must Have Colors and Patterns at NYFW Spring 2013

After reviewing all of the spring 2013 shows from NYFW a few stand out themes and trends began to catch my eye.  First up the top color trends from the runways!

Cool Mint: Last year’s runways also showed this transitional pastel and its Easter-egg cousins.  I am excited about the hue this year because of the way it varies from light to deeply saturated and the silks and chiffon to serious leather.

Modern Neon: Neon has been a fashion girl favorite for a little while now, but I love the mix of the hyper-bright colors with the simplicity of clean and modern shapes.  A sleek column, the perfect cap sleeve and brilliant color.

Gilded Lady: The golden girl is the one to watch for spring’s most formal moments.  These styles, worth their weight, are just right for every girl.  An evening gown that is sweetly romantic, boho luxe or deco glam is that much of a statement maker when dripping in gold.

Peacocking: Did you know that the beautiful feathers that peacocks are famous for are only on the male birds?  Not true for the spring runways.  In gorgeous gowns, in whispy fabrics, models sashayed in the deep turquoise hue that would make the proudest flock green with envy.

Washed Away: Beach inspired, but not at all beach ready, a stand out pattern trend was fabric splashed with movement and crashing with wave inspired prints.  Paired with sleek hair and clean makeup, these mer-models were the best fruits of the sea.

Hello, October

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