Prabal Gurung Fall 2012: Return Of The Blue Pants

Although Prabal Gurung showed his Fall 2012 collection nearly 3 weeks ago, this was one I couldn’t help but dedicate a full post to (save the best for last right?) Plus, Kate Bosworth killed at at the Oscars Vanity Fair after party in Prabal’s newest collection the other night…so this is well deserved.

While most designers started their Fall ’12 shows with all white looks, Prabal did the complete opposite with striking models in black. I tend to look at black as boring, however this was FAR from. These looks had the intricate detailing that Prabal is known for and made me just as excited as when I first laid eyes on those melting purple pants. The prints and sheer cut outs seen in his Spring 2012 collection  carried over for Fall but this time Prabal showed more gold and deep blue as opposed to turquoise and purple.

My favorite part about this collection was the return of the blue pants (updated and modified of course). I first fell in love with Prabal after seeing his Spring 2010 collection, specifically these blue pants. Something about them intrigued me and I’ve been a huge Prabal fan ever since. It’s been amazing to see how he’s evolved as a designer and I always look forward to what he’s going to wow us with season after season.

I could ramble for hours about how amazing this collection is (and how much I love the makeup), but you’d probably get sick of me obsessing over Prabal so instead just take a look at some photos…






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Minty Fresh Fashion

Although tangerine is said to be the biggest color for Spring 2012, mint isn’t far behind…and I’m beyond obsessed. It started with this Acne sweater and led to a full blown obsession. Whether it’s a super pale green or a vibrant pastel (yes, it exists) I am absolutely loving minty fresh fashion for Spring. Who am I kidding? I’m loving it right now!

Here are some of my favorite mint finds of the moment…

PhotobucketTibi Long Sleeve Shift Dress

PhotobucketRag & Bone Stretch Denim Leggings in Vin Biscay
(which I happened to pre-order the other day)

PhotobucketProenza Schouler Zebra-print Knitted Cotton-Blend Sweater
(seen here)

PhotobucketMiu Miu Suede Pumps

PhotobucketJ. Crew Vintage Cotton Tank

PhotobucketChloe Madeline Patent-Leather Duffle Bag

PhotobucketAcne Shore Oversized Chunky-Knit Cotton Sweater

Will you be wearing mint this Spring?

Red Carpet Fashion: 2012 Oscars (Part 1)

If you’re going to tune in to one awards show all season and watch just one red carpet…THIS is the one. But if you didn’t, thankfully you have me.

The Oscars were last night and the red carpet was the best I’ve seen all season. I’m not saying everyone got it right but I wasn’t totally bored…and that says a lot. We saw a lot of strapless and one-shoulder gowns (which to be honest I’m not a huge fan of either, but they weren’t all terrible), of course the neutral beaded gowns which are expected at the Oscars, but the biggest trend was white. Not an easy thing to pull off but let’s see who got it right and who missed the mark on the red carpet…

PhotobucketSandra Bullock in Marchesa

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Rad + Refined Styling Sessions in Chicago

Remember that awesome website I told you about, Rad + Refined? Well they’re coming to Chicago to offer you exclusive styling sessions, plus a special discount to shop the site! Be sure to schedule an appointment. I’ll be there Monday…how about you?