Friday, March 25, 2011

It is possible!

If you get a chance, check out Carolina Herrera's Fall '11 collection. Carolina is always good for a beautiful dress, but she is also incorporating longer hemlines and contrasting fabrics to make each piece versatile. Here are a couple of my favorites:

 I love this floor length skirt with the sequined top. It transitions well from day to night.

 Carolina has also designed some beautiful coats for the Fall season. I love that they look like dresses!

All I want to wear in the spring are beautiful, easy going maxi dresses. Here is one of the rare ones that might actually be modest!

Modest clothes are out there ladies! You just have to battle the fashion world to find them!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trends for Fall

Just wanted to give everyone a heads-up on the trends for fall. Just one of the perks of seeing everything before it hits the stores. Here is your own personal preview of fall:

1. Silk - there will be a lot of silk blouses and dresses.
2. Florals - there are surprisingly a lot of florals for fall this season.
3. Contrasting fabrics - there are a lot of fabric mixes. My favorite and one that I saw a lot of was leather. trim. Be on the lookout for wool and tweeds with leather trim and details.
4. Bright Patterns - there are a lot of bright patterns on skirts, dresses, and blouses for fall.
5. Maxi - ankle length skirts and dress are hot for fall.

That's all I remember off hand. I'll probably find some more trends as I start going through look books in which case I'll add more so everyone can freshen up for fall!

Fashion Week in LA

I had the opportunity to go to Fashion Week in the Garment District in LA to find vendors for the business. Here are some pictures from my trip to give everyone an idea of what its like.

I got there really early one morning so no one is in this picture but these halls were packed an hour later.

The set up for a fashion show later in the day. I was going to go, but ran out of time. Maybe next time.

A beautiful dress that was way above my price point but gorgeous none the less. This is just the back of the dress. 

 Some clothes that I wanted to buy for with grace. So cute. 

Just one of the 4 buildings I went to. Every floor was full of showrooms. It was so fun to see all the new lines for fall.

Me with my official buyers pass to the market.

One of the many hallways of show rooms. Some of them were very beautifully decorated.

This is the CMC, it is the main building for the fashion district market week.

Here is the inside of the CMC when it starts to get busy with designers and buyers.