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Runway Notes Spring/Summer 2012 – Midriff Bearing

If the bright lady-like trends of the spring aren’t for you, maybe you’ll like this tough girl look that’s popping up at many of the contemporary runway shows, the bare midriff. These aren’t the eighties neon midriff-bearing outfits, but black and white sleek urban looks, that we love.

Alexander Wang

Altuzarra

Band of Outsiders

Helmut Lang


Lanvin Resort 2012 Lookbook

I’ve been looking through the resort 2012 collections and I’m feeling thoroughly inspired. I love the satin trousers, the blazers, and I’m definitely going to post the best of the incredible gowns from these collections soon. Today, though I have to bring your attention to the Lanvin Resort 2012 lookbook, it is fantastic and can stand in for an editorial as is. Models Daphne Groeneveld and Kristina Salinovic exude glamour and fun, and make a gray staircase look like the chicest place to hang out, but Daphne really steals the show with her “Whip My Hair” action.


RYGGRAD Fall 2011 Collection Unveiled

We are incredibly excited to bring you our first RYGGRAD collection. Our website http://www.ryggradfashion.com/ is up and now everyone can check out our lookbook! Here’s a sampling from it.

Want more? Go to http://www.ryggradfashion.com/

We love hearing from you, let us know your thoughts on the RYGGRAD collection.


Hats Galore

Kate and William’s wedding is over, and the thought most Americans are left with is… Are those things they call “fascinators” normal over there? Well, hats were actually a requirement for the ladies at the royal wedding. In the US, if a girl showed up to a wedding wearing any of those they would be shamed for trying to be Lady Gaga and making a spectacle of themselves on someone else’s special day. However, acceptance of sculptural headpieces in current fashion is spreading, and a RYGGRAD girl should never fear to try on a trend that takes fashion to greater artistic heights. So, today we give you a look at the latest in designer “hats”.

First, here are some creations by Philip Treacy, the designer of most of the hats we saw at the royal wedding.

While most designers don’t include very many headpieces in their ready-to-wear collections, the couture collections have plenty.

Christian Dior Spring 2011 Couture collection, the hats are by Stephen Jones, another star of the hat world.

Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture.

Armani Prive Spring 2011.

Last, perhaps the most youthful and suitable for the street looks, Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Couture.


Ryggrad Girl’s Wardrobe – Leather and Chiffon

Leather shorts and flowy tops are a cool nonchalantly sexy combo that’s perfect for this spring.


RYGGRAD Fall 2011 Photoshoot

We are so excited to finally give everyone a glimpse of the first RYGGRAD collection. As I’ve mentioned in our Twitter feed, we had an amazing photoshoot on the 12th of this month and here are some shots from behind the scenes of that shoot.
Our photographer, Troy Smith. We were very lucky to work with him, he’s the bomb.

Lindsey and Ella, the founders and designers of RYGGRAD, are adjusting the outfit on the model.

Make up and hair was done by Dorit Genazzani, absolute pleasure to work with as well. Check out her site at http://www.makeupbydorit.com/

This is our model Cassandra Smith in her own clothes before the shoot. Not only is this chick an amazing model, she has mad style, and she plays bass in a metal band. She is the ultimate RYGGRAD model! I will most definitely be talking about her again.


Runway Notes – India Fashion Week Fall 2011

These are some of our favorite looks from the runways of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week.

Atsu Sekhose

Koga by Jasleen

My Village

Shantanu and Nikhil