On My Mind: London Fashion (Part 1)

Tomorrow is a very exciting day…one that’s will soon put me in a place where I eat my body weight in fish and chips, where public transportation is actually efficient and where I pay tribute to the greatest band of all time — the Spice Girls of course.

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NYFW Fall 2013 Day 1

I’m trying something a little different this year for my fashion week posts. In the past, I’ve done one designer at a time. But because that’s extremely overwhelming (for both you and me), so I decided to take a different approach. I’m going day-by-day for the entire week, also sans-camera (I’m really smart and left my memory card at home in Chicago…but thanks to my trusty iPhone/Instagram and Fashion GPS, we’re all good). Would love to hear your thoughts. But first, let’s get started. Check out that sweet Insta…

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Moda Operandi Celebrates Fashion Down Under

After traveling to (and falling in love with) Australia 2 summers ago, I was beyond thrilled to see one of my favorite shopping sites, Moda Operandi, embracing the fashion down under. While I was there, I even had the privilege of checking out an exhibit at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, all about Australian Fashion Week…which is what truly sparked my interest in Aussie fashion.

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Style icon and Moda Operandi Artistic Director Taylor Tomasi Hill was in Australia for fashion week earlier this month and selected her favorites from all of the shows, and they’ve been making an appearance on MO since. There are few websites with the influence Moda Operandi has who celebrate fashion in Australia so it’s pretty great to have the opportunity to shop designers like Josh Goot, Dion Lee, Michael Lo Sordo, Ellery, Ksubi, Manning Cartell, and Camilla and Marc.

Loving tropical prints right now? Then you have to check out the latest Autralian designer to hit MO–Ksubi (ps. look #25 is my favorite!)

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If you’re like me and can’t pass up a bright print, don’t miss out on Michael Lo Sordo (trunk show ends May 31).

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So if you haven’t yet, go discover some Aussie designers on modaoperandi.com. Want even more down under fashion? Check out the Moda Operandi Magazine.

Any favorites so far?

5 Intriguing Fall 2012 Inspirations from New York Designers

Yesterday on The Cut, I was very intrigued by the Fashion Week Preview: 99 Designers Reveal Their Fall 2012 Inspirations story. However, there were 5 designers and their inspiration that really stuck out to me. Now more than ever, I’m looking forward to these Fall 2012 collections. See who these designers are and what they were inspired by for their latest collection.

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Who are you most intrigued by?

Chicago Designers Participate in Oscars Designer Challenge 2011

The “Oscars Designer Challenge 2011” is a competition where nine up-and-coming designers participate to have their original design worn by one of the Awards escorts at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27.  The winner is chosen by a public vote on Oscar.com. The winning designer will be announced during the live Oscar pre-show on ABC on February 27th.

In addition to the voting competition, a special webisode series “Oscars Designer Challenge: Behind the Dress,” hosted by Jay Manuel (America’s Next Top Model), chronicles the competition and allows viewers to get to know each of the designers and their designs.

The competing designers are Miriam Cecilia Carlson, Chicago; James De Colon, Chicago; and Borris Powell, Chicago; Katelyn Bischof, New York; Angela Avanesyan, Los Angeles; Octavio Carlin, Los Angeles; Natalia Romano, Los Angeles; Clay Sadler, Los Angeles; and Zoe Hong, Oakland, California

So support your fellow Chicago designers and VOTE NOW!