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Top Two’s

12/03/2009

A little late with the S2010RTW, but as always, better late than never. A few days ago, I finally had the time to survey through a couple of fave designers. Instead of sharing the insane shoes of McQueen or other unspeakably ostentatious wears of the season, I opt for more practical outfits going down the runway. Well, at least more practical in my terms. I’m in love with high-waisted anything, funky prints and textures, fun silhouettes, and even extreme minimal looks.

I am reminded by Rebecca Taylor and Chanel why I set my peepers on those pair of loafers last weekend. Often gearing towards darker garments, Chanel, playing both with light and dark, refreshed my eyes with all the white and beige standing before the haystacks. Here’s two eye-catching looks with a soft and subtle finish. And did I mention those ballerina lace stocking’s are darn cute?

Rebecca Taylor has always been a favorite of mines when it comes to femininity. However, this time she really upped her playfulness by mix and matching her prints, experimenting shorter lengths, and colors. Spring was totally screaming from first to last look. It was a tad difficult to choose which outfit I like most because I’d totally parade in all of them. I settled on the two outfits where I believe I can pull something similar out of my closet without any further bank-breaking purchases:

Mix and matching leopards and polka dots or  floral and polka dots can be difficult to pull off. Nevertheless, it CAN be done with stellar results.

Another designer entertaining us with the heavenly mix-and-match movement is Marc Jacobs, of course. Instead of completely ‘fanny-packing’ it this spring, I’d much rather carry a few belly weight in the result of one too many double-chocolate fudge cookies. With that said, the two looks here are  from his Marc collection, which was a loud, electric, Kool-Aid partaaaaay!

Now, let’s relax a little. Alexander Wang has gone All-American with khakis, leather, red-white-and-blue, and sweaters. Sprinkle in a bit of Wang to this American style, you’ll have a J.Crew store that survived C-4 explosives in the greatest way imaginable– transformed, spectacular basics. My fave two may not express the coolness of Wang the best way possible, but seriously, these shorts are too adorable (also, check out the shiny black ones) and the basic gray sweater with leather and cutout accents is just awesome. I’m head over heels with the interesting waistline cut, like these shorts are sporting, that flooded this runway show.

Phillip Lim also rejuvenated the basic wear. He’s quite genius. America can be lazy and constantly on this never ending time-crunched schedule, which may as well be Lim’s reason for introducing these machine-washable suits. Since I’m on a roll with pouring you high-waisted styles, here are another two superb, but more minimal, looks:

What are some of these looks missing? Baubles and jewels for the ears, neck, and wrists, of course! Adding a dash of colors to the muted colors of Chanel, more play on mix and matching florals/plaid/polka dots, and more fun to that perfect gray sweater dress or suit can completely add that personal touch. My take on the blooming season:

Lily x 3, Gwen

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Has the weekend began?

Good day, everyone!

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