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Runway Notes Spring/Summer 2012 – Sheer Fashion

The sheer trend is not going away with 2011. Sheer blouses, pants, skirts, and dresses are present in many of the spring/summer 2012 runway shows. These are some of my favorite looks that feature this risque trend from the latest shows.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Dolce & Gabbana

Etro

Helmut Lang

Marc Jacobs

MaxMara

Missoni


Fashion Icon – Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox is a great example of a strong woman who does what she thinks is right and who conquered the world with confidence and sheer talent. This season, with the popularity of menswear-inspired womenswear, Lennox is the perfect fashion muse to look to. The current trend of tuxedo jackets is something she has been doing since the eighties. Recently she has turned all her attention to activism, like her SING charity witch raises funds for HIV/AIDS education and treatment. She is also not the only Lennox in the fashion world anymore, her daughter Tali Lennox is now modeling and has already been in a Burberry campaign.

Tali Lennox for Acne


Best Eyewear 2011

Designers are turning out some beautiful shades and very cool eyeglasses this year, and the ad campaigns are not your boring old eyewear ads. Love it.

Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs, new fashion darling

Freja Beha Erichsen for Tom Ford, girl looks so fierce, even with a crow about to bite her nipple

Freja Beha Erichsen for Karl Lagerfeld, she is EVERYWHERE

Ksubi Eyewear, love the thick frames

Daria Werbowy for Yves Saint Laurent, I’m a sucker for the Mia Wallace look

 


Favorite Booties of Fall 2011

I am a huge lover of booties. These are my favorites from the fall 2011 collections, some of my favorites. I had to edit the post down to a reasonable number of images.

Viktor & Rolf

Jil Sander

Christian Dior

Burak Uyan

Alexander McQueen

 


Iza Olak for Elle Spain

Love the other-worldly feel of the setting and the soft colors in this story. Model Iza Olak for Elle Spain July 2011. Great styling, amazing sheer and metallic pieces.


Edie Campbell – Numéro China May 2011

Edie Campbell is a really versatile model it seems, she can look like a school girl, all dolled up old-school glamorous, and apparently with the right make up, kind of Asian. The editorial was shot by Tiziano Magni for Numéro China May 2011 issue (#8) and styled by Joseph Carle. There are some great pieces in this spread, I love the really low crotch harem pants, and the mustard-colored embellished top. Once again the beige leather Gucci top has made it’s way into yet another editorial, I think this is the third one, maybe even fourth, that I’ve spotted it in, does that garment have it’s own marketing team?


Vogue Turkey – On The Morning of The Club

This editorial from the July 2011 issue of Vogue Turkey depicts some very fun girls the morning after a night of partying. The styling is that perfect disheveled sexy that is so intriguing even to those of us who are normally well-behaved and groomed to perfection. Models Viktoriya Sasonkina & Eliza Cummings, photographed by Hugh Lippe.


Fall 2011 Shoe Trend – Extraterrestrial

The “extraterrestrial” theme is everywhere right now, movies, music, and fashion. Here are some great shoes from the Fall 2011 collections that also look like alien technology.
Alexander McQueenGianvito RossiGio DievGio Diev


Dree Hemingway for Zoo Magazine

Zoo Magazine was founded in 2003 in Amsterdam, and it’s got some of that rough around the edges feel of it’s home town, but the styling is on point and the photography is amazing. It is published four times a year, in German and English. This editorial features Dree Hemingway and was shot by Bryan Adams. My favorite pieces, the satin white tee and the one-sleeve tee. I’m also really liking the combo of the burnt orange and the crisp white, overall the looks all feel very fresh and chic.


Ruby Aldridge – Modern Warrior

Ruby Aldridge is decked out in the Burberry Prorsum S/S 2011 collection in this editorial from the Harper’s Bazaar Korea March 2011 issue. Titled Modern Warrior. Photographed by Dancian, styled by Mirim Lee.


Emma Stone – Elle July 2011

The charming girl next door Emma Stone is on the cover of the July issue of Elle. In the spread inside she is wearing the very summery trend of polka dots. We love the sheer blouses and the leather overalls.

The Cover shot


Back To School – V Magazine Spain Summer 2011

For their summer issue V Magazine Spain did a great editorial with a retro cheeky schoolgirl theme, and they got all the newest cool chics of the modeling world to be in it. Codie Young, Hannah Noble, Ros Georgou, Annabella Tsaboukas, Kate King, Marique Schimmel, Maud Welzen, Kat Hessen, and our favorite, Ruby Aldridge. Shot by Terry Tsiolis. These are my five favorite pages.


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.


Anna Selezneva in Vogue Russia June 2011

Editorial from Vogue Russia, titled “The Evening Will Be White” Shot by Mariano Vivanco, styled by fashion editor Katerina Mukhina. Model Anna Selezneva’s eyes are captivating and her poses are amazing. The look is very summer, white ensembles with pops of bright colors in the accessories. Definitely something to try.


Let’s Get Some Shoes

Here’s something for the shoe fiends in all of us

Rick Owens sandals that I really want

Rodarte, this trend of wearing pumps with sheer socks also appeared on Cynthia Rowley’s runway. It’s a great alternative to going barefoot and getting blisters or wearing the little nylon socks that look silly if they stick out of the shoe.

Camilla Skovgaard – amazing shoe designer

Also by Camilla Skovgaard


Runway Notes – Vests from Resort 2012

Vests are definitely a trend this year for fall, but they are also going strong in the resort 2012 collections.

Acne

Balenciaga

Chanel


Fashion Mag Favorites – Isabeli Fontana in French Vogue

The Western theme is a trend for this spring, but you don’t have to go the camel and turquoise route once again. Get some inspiration from this French Vogue editorial and play the wild west’s villain.

Model – Isabeli Fontana

Photographer – David Sims


Ryggrad Girl’s Wardrobe – Sheer Maxi Skirt

Sunglasses – Opening Ceremony, Jacket – Leifsdottir, Gotham City Ring – Noir Jewelry, Skirt – Givenchy, Tank top – Helmut Lang, Wedge Boots – Rick Owens, Necklace – Pamela Love, Handbag – Mulberry

 


Fashion Mag Favorites – Indie Magazine Winter 2011

Amazing editorial photography. Model Sophie Srej, photographed by Vince Baráti. Styled by Daniel Botos and Kata Oltai.


Spring/Summer 2011 Crochet Trend

From the runways it’s evident that crochet is back again this summer. What I’m liking about this is it’s not looking so frumpy this season. It’s got some edge and an easy chic style.

French Vogue

Julien Macdonald S 2011


Fashion Mag Favorites – Anja Rubik in Vogue Japan 2011

Great editorial photographed by Josh Olins in this months issue of Vogue Japan. Rocker meets anime character? Model Anja Rubik makes it look super cool.


Statement Necklaces

A big accessory trend this year is the statement necklace. They have huge stones, numerous strands, metal plates, fringe, and either intricate or strong geometric shapes. Here’s some great ones.

Leighton MeesterProenza Schouler runway look from the Spring 2011 collectionASOSErickson BeamonEddie BorgoMarni


On the Hunt for Handbags

Let’s face it, studs need to go, how much can we take, really. So for this year, when it comes to handbags, we’re playing with textures, different shapes, and interesting details.

Bottega Veneta – Nero Perlier Vachette Knot

Fendi – Pequin Large Peekaboo

Alexander Wang – Darcy Shoulder Bag

Valextra Handbag


Leather Cuffs

First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there!

Now if your mom is the kind that likes bomber jackets and thigh high boots, then this cool accessory would make a great mother’s day present this year, and if not, then you could just get one for yourself RYGGRAD girl.

Falconiere

D & G

Incoqnito

These leather cuffs can be worn as a double-bracelet or used as cuffs for whatever you would need a set of those for.

Michael Kors

Lanvin

Kendall Conrad

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