The BCBG Fall 2013 Collection during Mercedez Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center was inspired by the archiecture of Istanbul and the gypsies of southern Europe. There was a certain air of mystery to the packed show as Max Axria and creative director Lubrov Azria described how layering fabrics was influenced by gypsies that Lubrov encountered on one of her latest journeys abroad. Hair and makeup were kept simple, as most models had their hair covered by chic beanie hats. Nails were done by OPI in a dark matte grey which complemented blue hues, intricate prints, deep reds and black & white combinations that were showcased in the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Leather leggings were also seen beneath many of the interesting runway looks. The music that played in the background made you feel as if you were ready to go on a fashionable adventure somewhere far-away and exciting.
Joonbug was able to watch the show at Lincoln Center in the American Express Skybox. Celebrating its 12th season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, American Express Cardmembers will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase packages to see some of the best designers show their collections from the American Express Skybox at Lincoln Center. In addition, American Express is continuing its support of emerging designers through its partnership with MADE. Cardmembers and their guests can get an intimate look into the artistic process through designer meet-and-greets & beauty styling sessions, as well as MADE’s lineup of young designers including CUSHNIE ET OCHS, Jeremy Scott, SUNO and more.
BCBG also has an ultra-cool blog, where you can learn more about the behind-the-scenes excitement of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and the latest BCBG collections.
Just in time for the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness month, ClearVision has partnered with BCBG and is offering special BCBG "Courage" frames where 20% of retail sales will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Beyond that, eyewear industry leader, ClearVision Optical is now offering styling suggestions on how we can wear our optical and sunglasses with our clothing choices! With the ever-changing trends out there, I know many of us wonder what specs and sunglasses compliment which fashions - now we have the answer. They originally began showing the men how to wear their shades and eyeglasses — now, they've created “The Look” for women, too.
With so many shoes to love, it's just too difficult to pick a favorite pair. But with the upcoming warmer weather on its way to a city near you, we thought we might offer you some advice so you can put your best (looking) foot forward. Here's what you need to look for when you're out shopping for the perfect sandal.
Wedges are always big for warmer weather months, just like boots are big for chillier weather. Much like pattens and geometrics were spot on styles for tops, bottoms, outerwear and dresses on the runways in the fall, patterns and geometrics are strutting their stuff - again - but this time on your feet!
As the holidays approach us our minds become wrapped around the usual; eggnog, gift shopping, office parties, and how many pieces of fruit cake will I put away? Before you go shopping around for the perfect holiday dress, consider a jumpsuit instead. Yes. That’s right, jumpsuits are not reserved exclusively for summer. Many of our favorite designers have just the right jumpsuit to flatter your figure and leave room for comfort. Whether you’re attending a special occasion or ringing in the New Year with friends these select five will suit just about any event.
Whether you were into kinderwhore or hypercolors, the 90’s were an exciting time in personal fashion. Not everything always made sense (ultra low rise jeans, anyone?) but it was certainly always interesting.
Naturally, the films produced during that time reflect this smorgasbord-aesthetic. Every girl remembers the first time they saw “Titanic” or “Clueless”. We remember sobbing with our friends at the end of “Cruel Intentions,” cheering on the protagonists of “Pretty Women” and “A League of Their Own,” and having our jaws drop during the adrenaline needle scene of “Pulp Fiction.” While these films are not exactly all Oscar-winners, they have stood the test of time in a different way. The reason it was so easy for us to jump right into the worlds of the characters was due to the flawless work of their costume designers.
The True Grit star stepped out looking gorgeous in an all nude ensemble for the Miu Miu presents Lucrecia Martel's "Muta" in Los Angeles earlier this month, and we can't get her outfit out of our minds!
The 15-year-old beauty kept her look sophisticated and chic by pairing pieces in different hues and textures of nude. She sported a Miu Miu dress featuring a playful embellished "Peter Pan" collar with Miu Miu nude patent leather pumps and a golden Prada clutch.
Unfortunately for the short folk, maxi dresses are in. I'm 5'3" (shortay) and I've always wanted to pull off a maxi dress.
When style queen, Carrie Bradshaw, was seen in Sex and the City sporting a maxi dress oh-so-fabulously, there seemed to be hope but then I remembered I don't work out three times a day like she does and have the ittybitty waist with the curves, which makes her look taller than she really is. [not fair] Some shorter women look beautiful in maxi dresses but I look completely awkward and shortened. Is it just me?
Joie, a contemporary women’s line, is set to open the doors of their first ever U.S. flagship store today on 1196 Madison Avenue between 87th and 88th Street.
Based out of Los Angeles, the company embodies bohemian classics like flowing maxi dresses, linen pants and strappy leather sandals. The company began in 2001 with its luxurious cargo pant which has become a staple in their line. In 2007, Joie was purchased by Serge Azria, brother to BCBG’s designer Max Azria, and continued to infiltrate the market by incorporating a footwear line and the more casual but ever chic Joie Soft line. The new boutique will be carrying all lines.
Still want to stay fashionable, but being on a budget is the case? That’s what end of season sales are for- they're not just an urban myth, they really do exist! Especially at BCBG over on Powell Street or even in the Westfield Centre. The sales clerk will practically be pushing all fashionistas towards the sale racks! Now that the spring collections have arrived, the winter frocks and fierce shoes must be tossed out with quickness. Much room is needed for the new inventory, and winter stock is to be tossed into the next customers’ shopping bag.