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rollin with more pre-fall…

proenza schouler:

balenciaga (i would really love to own this caramel/black striped clutch):

matthew williamson (wonderful beyond words):


the row:


derek lam:






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can’t get enough pre-fall.


united bamboo. i love, love, love this.

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to continue the pre-fall barrage….

fendi. i’m in love with the shoes.

burberry prorsum.

j.mendel. we better see some of these gowns on the red carpet come awards season because these are to die for.

thakoon. just all around fab. “soft and clean,” in his words.


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more pre-fall.

jason wu. keeps on KILLING it.

oscar. jewel tones. gorg!

bcbg. colorblock happy.

rachel roy. never disappoints….this green gown is probably one of the best things i’ve seen this season. also. carrie bradshaw sex shoes?



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pre-fall shows galore!

chanel. lovin this middle eastern vibe. reminds me a little of sex and the city 2. (i’m sorry, karl lagerfeld.)

elie tahari. it starts off a bit benetton, don’t you think?

zero + maria cornejo. totally obsessed with this line currently.

more to come lata.

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ysl: spring 2011 rtw

i saw some of ysl’s winter 2010 pieces in the latest issue of instyle, and i was instantly reminded of how much i LOVED their spring 2011 collection. i decided to look back and showcase some of my favorite looks; i seriously had such a difficult time choosing. everything was to. die. for.

this collection embodied some of my favorite recent trends: navy, bright orange, and FUR.


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rachel antonoff: spring 2011

i love mooka kinney; therefore, i love rachel antonoff.

this fall, she had a slumber party to present her spring 2011  collection, and tavi was there, of course. in typical tavi fashion, she describes the pieces like no other teenager would:

“Rachel Antonoff can do the ‘cute’ thing like no other, and her Spring 2011 collection was inspired by Peter Pan, specifically the notion of not growing up. It was perfect slumber party dreamvibes and made me really just want to crawl into one of the forts and fall asleep reading a Babysitters Club book while wearing a bow-printed jumper.”

there’s also a hayley mills shoutout later on in the post. who doesn’t love pollyanna? (gotta love the “glad game,” complete with one of the maids from mary poppins.)

here are some of my favorite looks from the collection. i’m saying “heavenly” and “innocent.”

(via elle)

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men’s runway shows leave me oh so torn.

women have it pretty easy. society allows us much more individuality when it comes to personal style. many of us strive to stand out because our basic goal is to make other women wonder: “where did she get that?” and “can i pull that off?” we are a competitive species in this arena; therefore, we are more willing to take risks. we might get strange looks initially, but in a few months’ time, you could’ve started a new trend.

men’s fashion, on the other hand, is a complete enigma. i’d guess that a VERY small percentage of men would consider themselves “fashionable.” (there is a difference in having good taste and being “fashionable.”) what women consider “cool,” men classify as “weird.” generally speaking, most males dress the same way, which is totally fine by me.

that being said, i appreciate men’s fashion. sometimes, i think it can be way more interesting than womenswear. but it’s important to remember that when i say i like something i saw on the runway, it does not mean that i would date someone wearing said outfit. it’s like this: i love the clothes, but there’s no way in hell i’d be attracted to someone who is actually wearing them on the street because it would mean they care about clothes more than i do. no thanks.

i’ve pulled some examples from my favorite spring 2011 shows in new york. both are looks i love, but on the right is something an everyday man could wear (or at least a watered down variation of it) and on the left is a little too put together for my taste.

robert geller

patrik ervell

band of outsiders

gilded age

steven alan

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