Four Looks, Four Days, One Girl

Olivia Palermo

Trend Alert: Convict Orange

Looks like orange is going to be a popular color this Spring. What will you pair it with?

Model Morphosis

Rarely do I report on beauty but I came across this demonstration on and was blown away by the way makeup transforms a face. I have always been a girl who layers up on the clothing – not on the makeup, hair or nail polish – aue natural. My perception of makeup is that you have to be really good at it to wear it and that, I am not. I'm begining to see it as a form of art and in I would assume that being a makeup artist for big name designers is a special treat. After all, you are contributing to the overall aesthetic of the designers vision. I don’t think I have given makeup artists the credit they deserve- especially ones that can transform a face the way that they do on these catwalks.

Outside the Tents | Street Style From NYFW

A collection of the best street shots from New York Fashion Week. A special thanks to Jak and, The,, Tommy Ton, GQ

Staying Power | Pattern Mix

One trend that appears to have some serious staying power this spring is the playful look of mixing bold, colorful and graphic patterns. Spring 2011 has presented us with some stand out patterns and the best way to wear them is together. The mixed media trend has been making its way onto the fashion radar for a few seasons now but Spring 2011 will be its moment to shine.
Known for her range of patterns, Diane Von Furstenberg showed nearly every look with a pattern mix. Other designers that featured this trend were Rachel Coney, Peter Som, Karen Walker and Chris Benz.
The key to make this trend work to your advantage is to layer a patterns by keeping similar complementary color stories in mind. Make sure you aren't head to toe in patterns, add a belt or roll a sleeve to break it up.

Up Close and Personal | Front Row at NYFW

Behind The Scenes | Backstage at NYFW

How Anna Wintour Dose Fashion Shows

Undeniably, one of the most major moments in fashion happened last Thursday night with Vogue's Fashion's Night Out Fashion show. The concept of the show was created by Anna Wintour and her Vogue Magazine staff to develop and style a runway show of 171 different looks from a slew of different designers fall 2010 collections - most runways include about 40 looks. Designers like Louis Vuitton, Marcesca, Prada, Dreis Von Noten, Paul Smith, Alexander Wang, and Jason Wu, to House of LaVande, Miriam Haskell, Alexis Bittar, Manolo Blahnik, Sophie Theallet, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin all contributed their strongest pieces to create this masterpiece. The fall looks were divided into eight different categories and ten looks from each category were reviled to an audience of designers and fashion enthusiasts alike.
The first grouping to show was Fifties Flair which was styled with Mad Men in mind. The models were adorned with full a-line skirts, red lips and kitten heals.
Second came Tartan Twist. This grouping showed one of falls strongest styles, plaids and tweeds in different silhouettes but always paired with a straight leg pant and a strong black boot.
The Pure At Heart collection came off to me as more of modern simplicity with clean lines a neutral color pallet.
Weekend wrap up tells the story about embracing the fall season with layers to boot. It's something that I long for here in Southern California but look forward to traveling to come the winter season. My favorite thing about this grouping is how every model is topped of with an Alexander Wang side braid.
My least favorite collection was Rock Chic. A collection that was dominated by overdone makeup and over styled hair heavy. It's the emo-chic collection in my opinion but the looks were a magnificent blend of animal prints, leather, and sequins of all sorts.
Gone Global was hands down a wonderful tribute to costume. Not likely that you would see anyone wearing these looks in the states but if your headed to Russia, you might take a few pieces from this collection.
Jazz Age-Cool calls our attention to this season's velvets and furs of every color. The sleek and refined look reminds us that when you play it up with the fabrics, to play down other aspects of your garb.
CBS cameras followed Anna Wintour and her staff around for three months prior to the show to capture the efforts that went into producing this ground breaking fashion show. If you missed it you can watch it here.

Marchesa Presentation

Marc Jacobs Spring 2011

Proenza Schouler Spring 2011

Milly Spring 2011

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011