To some of you, any street style looks from the New York Fashion Week shows last week are already old news, but I haven’t been able to get these 2 ensembles from Jenna Lyons, President and Creative Director of J.Crew, out of my mind.
The outfits Lyons donned to the Prabal Gurung runway show and to her own presentation for J.Crew have me on a desperate hunt for the perfect pair of statement pants to wear right now and into the Spring. Naturally, I’ll have to make a stop by J.Crew, stat.
Image Credits: Tommy Ton, Getty Images
Stylist and Chanel ambassador Caroline Sieber is one of my street style favourites, but my posts on her style aren’t always well received – mostly on account of the look-of-bemusement-slash-scowl that she’s perfected for the cameras. But not this time. This New York Fashion Week, she was caught on camera – gasp – smiling! This rare on-camera display of joy was the perfect accessory for her lovely lace and tweed ensemble from Jason Wu‘s Resort 2012 collection (lookbook photo below).
That little smile on Sieber’s face made the outfit – not the floppy hat, not even the gorgeous court shoes. A few posts ago, the styling tip of the day was that it’s all in the details. Today we learn that a smile can be the most important detail of all…as incredibly cheesy as that sounds. So turn those frowns upside-down, ladies and gents!**
** We now return to our regular levels of cheese.
Image Credits: Mr. Newton, Style.com
A little while back, I asked my Twitter followers whether there’s an age limit for tutus. The responses, surprisingly, were unanimous in saying that there is none. I was still a bit skeptical though, and never did buy that BCBG tutu I’d been eyeing. I’m fully regretting my decision now, because Taylor Tomasi Hill demonstrated during NYFW that it’s not about how old you are, but rather how you wear the garment.
I just posted another NYFW look of hers last week that showed her layering genius, and here she’s at it again. It would never occur to me to pair a green floral shirt with a grey chiffon skirt, or a bright blue oversized clutch with black studded sneakers, and yet Tomasi Hill unexpectedly combines all of these pieces into one fabulously quirky and fun outfit. This ensemble might look a bit schizophrenic to some, but the very best accessory is a sense of humour, and clearly this Marie Claire editor has one.
I don’t think I’ve ever featured the same person twice in the span of one week. Girl crush, anyone?
Image Credits: Tommy Ton via Style.com, Jak and Jil
Taylor Tomasi Hill, style and accessories director for US Marie Claire, wasn’t on my radar until the younger Backseat Styler T posted an incredibly fierce outfit of hers. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with her unique and unerring sense of style.
This latest NYFW ensemble of hers has me completely enamoured. From the feminine black lace top to the oversized blue cardigan to shoes that clearly mean business, each part of the outfit is a statement piece in its own right, but they come together to create an unexpectedly harmonious look. To those who think wearing blue with black is a style faux pas (I’m lookin’ at you, Mr. Backseat Styler), Tomasi Hill’s ensemble is irrefutable evidence of the opposite.
Image Credit: Mr. Newton
After what’s been a slow and, at times, painful reveal of his Spring 2011 womenswear collection, Tom Ford has finally released a video of his NYFW presentation back in September. The video has already made the rounds of the Twitterverse and blogosphere, but in case you missed it, check it out here. If you’ve already seen it, watch it again. This collection is magnificent.
Earlier this month we got our first look at Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 womenswear collection through an editorial in Vogue US‘s December 2010 issue. Now the first images from the presentation at NYFW have been published in the January 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Shot exclusively by Terry Richardson, the images show Beyonce Knowles, Lauren Hutton, Joan Smalls, Liya Kebede and more working it in to-die-for Tom Ford creations.
The more I see of this collection, the more awed I am by it. Are you as blown away as I am?
More photos after the jump!
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Headshots from Tom Ford’s Spring 2011 womenswear preview last week at NYFW. I’m inexplicably fascinated by these photos.
Image via Fashionologie
Earlier this week I posted about Jason Wu’s Spring 2011 collection for his eponymous line; at the time, I thought it was a fantastic way to start NYFW and was looking forward to many more jaw-dropping collections over the course of the week. However, with the last shows already having bowed today, I realized how uninspiring I’ve found the majority of the New York shows this season. I’ve struggled to find collections, or even pieces, that I wanted to share.
Thankfully, Jason Wu had more than one collection to show. His second effort for TSE was also presented, and I’ve fallen madly in love with every single piece of the capsule collection. From the pleated cigarette pants to the peaked shoulder jacket to the yarn sweater, I’m dying for it all.
After two standout showings this week by the designer, I’m officially Wu’d.
Photo Credits: WireImage via Fashionologie
Aaahhhh, the obsession continues. Phillip Lim turned it out once again with a collection full of pieces that shot right to the top of my Spring 2011 wish list. At the very top of the list right now is everything in the above look, from head to toe – especially the perforated shorts. Oh how I long for shorts weather again…*sigh*
On a side note, I never understood Lindsey Wixson’s appeal until this very moment. That navy ensemble isn’t so eye-catching on its own, but with Lindsey workin‘ it like only she can, it’s a definite standout. Whatever Phillip and Lindsey are selling, I’m buying!
Image Credit: Style.IT via TFS
Isn’t it cruel that just as we start to accept that the weather is turning crisper and cooler, Fashion Month rolls around and taunts us with all this warm weather garb for next Spring? Jason Wu‘s Spring 2011 collection has me longing for summer again. The sophisticated designs, chic styling and muted colour palette are right up my alley, and feminine detailing like the oversized bows and flower petals get me every time. It’s collections like these that’ll be the light at the end of the tunnel during the bitter cold winter months to come. I can’t wait to see these pieces in person when they arrive at The Room at The Bay!