Many a fashion aficionado dreams of attending Fashion Week in New York City. American Express brings that opportunity to card members and fashion fans.
American Express announced an exciting show featuring the CH Carolina Herrera Collection in collaboration with the editors of Harper’s BAZAAR that will take place during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 14. For the first time ever, American Express Cardmembers and all CH Carolina Herrera fans will be able to shop select looks from the runway show exclusively on ShopBazaar.com
The Academy Award winner’s next starring role won't be in a feature film, rather on television. Cruz will be making an appearance in nationwide public service announcements for Saks' Key to the Cure Campaign wearing limited-edition t-shirts designed by Carolina Herrera. The stylish tees were created in an effort to raise awareness for women’s cancer research. Herrera’s designs don a map of the world with teeny, tiny hearts scattered across it.
Fashion Week is the week to know what is going to be treading, or should we say trending, our way in the coming seasons. The runway is of course where we all study styles and figure out what trends to prepare for. However "street chic" is just as much a part of the week as the runways. Some of the best styles and inspirations can be found on the streets of New York and fashion week just happens to be the time when all of these trend setters are baited into one single place by their common hunger for fashion. This, my friends, is the perfect opportunity for those who can't get into the shows, to find fashion forward looks!
Carolina Herrera has always been extremely consistent in her classic designs. However, similar to her range of followers (Catherine Zeta-Jones & Lady Gaga being the two on either side of the spectrum) her collection for Fall 2012 held quite the array of style, cut, and color. The progression of the clothing in the show was perfect; starting out with navy and black separates, and slowly moving towards the beautiful style-studded, ballroom gowns. Necklines ranged everywhere from modest boat-necks to plunging. Whether the colors were neutrals or not, she did a fantastic job of making them pop against other colors and patterns.
You’ve received your first (of many) holiday party invitation (s). Check. You’ve started looking through your closet for what to wear. Check. You want new outfits. Check. We’re here to help make that happen, for all 100% of you (!), with our holiday style guide of affordable vs. high-end looks that will make you a show-stopper at any party you attend this season.
Sleek & Sexy:
Pairing a sleek dress with a fun pair of sparkly heels has holiday party written all over it. We’re loving this purple satin dress from Dolce & Gabbana (left, $1,385) and these glitter platform pumps from Jimmy Choo (left, $745). Can’t quite swing the prices? Good news: find a similar look from H&M (dress, $40) and Wet Seal (heels, $30) for a fraction of the cost. Throw in some fun accessories and you’re ready to go!
Velvet: A luxurious fabric reminiscent of medieval knights and princesses in castles. Hence,why it is generally difficult to wear. Until now! Designers from Proenza Schouler through to Cavalli showed velvet -with a twist, in their fall collections.
Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch went for jewel toned pant suits whilst Proenza Schouler opted for fitting, psychometric print dresses. The piece(s) de resistance? Cavalli's futuristic, flowing, velvet and chiffon dresses were simply breathtaking. And all without a maiden in sight.
Not only can vampires read minds, see the future, and sparkle in the sun, but apparently they are amazing secret keepers as well.The only news that has surfaced about Bella Swan's wedding dress in the upcoming Twilight Saga film, Breaking Dawn, is that it's "beautiful, body-squeezing, and made by Carolina Herrera," reports MTV.com. All other details have been kept completely hush-hush.
But forget swooning after Edward and hating Bella while you stare dreamily at the movie screen; the impossible has finally happened! Every vampire-obsessed girl has been dreaming about having her own vampire wedding ever since she picked up her first Twilight novel. And now, she can.
Draped in a post-modern punk dress, chic Disney-turned-Hollywood A-lister, Miley Cyrus, graced the cover of Marie Claire’s March issue. There are pages and pages of spring's fashion and beauty trends, and just as many interesting newsworthy stories sure to leave you a more informed woman once you've finished reading.
Nina Garcia’s famous “101 Ideas” spills all the designer spring influences and guides you on what you’ll need to get the look. The issue also covers health and beauty, introducing important scientific advancements in the industry, as well as the best products on the market that cater to its audience–the modern, chic working woman.
Tuesday night I caught a brief ending to an open Q&A with Ruffian designers, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais. The design duo spoke on the craftsmanship of their Fall 2010 bevy- taking note of their silk blouses, flaring knee-length skirts and cropped jackets. Brian expressed major enthusiasm when speaking about the sequined jersey dresses, which required the designers to send them out for handmade work. The small, yet intimate event allowed attendees to roam the studio admiring the designers sketches, artwork and wall of inspiration. The collection was partially inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Nights, a theme that carried through the vintage arrangement of images within the design room. The evening was hosted by Friends of Fashion, a national social enterprise created to support the fashion industry through scheduled exclusive events, private shopping parties and designer meet-and-greet opportunities. For more information, please visit their website.