The Most Pinterest-Worthy Model

After I found this photo on during New York Fashion Week, I was immediately intrigued by this girl. Rainbow hair, a bright outfit…I definitely appreciate her style. Then I did a little research and found out who this mysterious explosion of color is…


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Spring 2012 Trend: The New Sheer Skirt

A trend I’ve come across for Spring 2012 is the sheer skirt. However, these aren’t any ordinary sheer skirts; these are more of an illusion…it’s the new sheer skirt. The look of a short dress and a long sheer skirt with intricate detailing at the hem, these are definitely show stopping pieces.

Photobucket Julien Macdonald

Photobucket Prabal Gurung

Photobucket Rodarte

What do you think of this trend for Spring ’12? Do you think it will translate to the street or will it just be something we see on the red carpet? Let me know in the comments section below!


My 10 Favorite Looks From New York Fashion Week

Now that Fashion Week is over in New York, we will now move across the pond to London. But before that happens, I wanted to pick out my top 10 favorite looks from New York Fashion Week. I hope to be either wearing these next Spring or seeing these on the red carpet come awards season. We’ll see!

Photobucket Alexander Wang

I’m a huge Alexander Wang fan but this season wasn’t my favorite. However, I love how sporty yet chic this look is and the shapes on the top really make the outfit.

Photobucket Christian Siriano

This was actually one of my favorite Siriano collections to date. I love how he makes ball gowns but yet still finds a way to casualize his looks. I’m so thrilled chartreuse is in for Spring ’12…I am definitely looking forward to wearing it!

Photobucket Marchesa

It’s like liquid Marchesa pewter just melted over her body. This is so stunning and I really hope someone wears it to the Oscars this year!

Photobucket Jason Wu

If I had to wear a gown, this is what it would be. (duh…neon)

Photobucket Oscar de la Renta

I’m not sure who would really wear a cropped sweater with an enormous skirt but I’m really hope someone pulls this off on the red carpet.

Photobucket 3.1 Phillip Lim

You know I love me some neon but I’m actually really into the pastel hues for Spring ’12. Phillip Lim did it beautifully and he completely captured my attention after seeing this first look.

Photobucket Prabal Gurung

Of all the Spring ’12 collections, I’d have to say Prabal Gurung was my favorite. The details, the colors, the silhouettes…it was all incredible. I love how this purple “drips down” into the skirt. I just want to wear it now!

Photobucket Rag & Bone

The jacket absolutely makes this look. It’s a great color, amazing fit, and the white trim is striking but not overpowering. And of course…I love the pop of orange.

Photobucket Proenza Schouler

It’s Proenza…and I’ll leave it at that.

Photobucket Rodarte

There are so many elements of this look that intrigue me. From the blue/purple metallics to the sheer portion of the skirt…it’s just jaw dropping gorgeous. Another one I hope to see on the red carpet!

What were your favorite collections and/or looks from the New York Fashion Week Spring ’12 collections? Let me know in the comments sections below.


Chi City Closet: CFDA + eBay Fashion “You Can’t Fake Fashion” Tote

When I first heard about the CFDA + eBay Fashion “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign, I was immediately interested. I love the fact that designers have decided to participate and partner up with eBay to promote the importance of authenticity, especially when it comes to shopping on eBay.

So when I found out that 50 designers created unique one-of-a-kind totes that reflected their design aesthetic for this campaign, I knew I had to own one. So thankfully, I got one before they all sold out…and I’m happy to say that I’m now the proud owner of the Rodarte “You Can’t Fake Fashion” limited edition tote.




Red Carpet Fashion: 2011 Oscars (Part 2)

If you haven’t yet, I’d suggest reading Part 1 of my red carpet coverage for the 2011 Oscars. If you have, we can just move right along…

Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier

As I tweeted last night, Mandy Moore in Monique Lhuillier is just as surprising as Ryan Seacrest in Burberry. It’s hard for me to take Mandy seriously when I just think of her as the girl who sang “Candy” that I jammed out to a number of years ago, but regardless…she really does look beautiful. I love the pop of color in the lips. My only comment is that the color of the dress washes her out a bit. But overall, she looks great.

Melissa Leo in Marc Bower

Remember how awkward her acceptance speech was? It kind of reminds me of this dress. She tried, but it just didn’t work. It could be worse. It could be better. She could have worn something a little more cool and modern. I guess that’s all I can really say about this…

Michelle Williams in Chanel Spring 2011 (modified)

Thank you Michelle Williams for not wearing a floral pattern (see daisy disaster). I actually really wanted her to wear Chanel because it fits her look and many of the pieces from the most recent Spring 2011 collection would work for her. I’m glad she went with this modified version and not the original (would have given her no shape). It’s simple yet interesting. This dress fits her perfectly and I just love it. Michelle, you have redeemed yourself!

Mila Kunis Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture

I recognized this dress immediately when she walked down the red carpet. You can’t go wrong with Elie Saab Couture on the RC. Mila looks STUNNING in this dress. This color is amazing on her. The boob pieces are a little weird but I kind of love them. I really don’t find anything wrong with this look whatsoever…PERFECT. One of my favorites from the night!

Natalie Portman in Rodarte

The BEST she has looked on the red carpet since being pregnant. I especially appreciate the ode to Rodarte. This color looks beautiful on her and the silhouette is perfect for her “bumped” shape. But why did she have to wear matchy earrings? AND shoes? You are better than that Natalie. I know it.

Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture

I really love this dress on the original model, but when I see it on Nicole all I can say is…Ummmm no. Too much going on here–the structure of the dress, with the embroidered detail throughout, plus a chunky necklace AND orange shoes? Oh, and side bangs? Sorry Nicole…this just is not working for me (or for you).

Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani

I love Reese Witherspoon which is why I hate to bash on her…but how can you not? I wore a Jessica McClintock dress very similar to this to my homecoming dance freshman year of high school. The clip-in ponytail is something I wore for cheerleading competitions in high school. Now I know you’re totally judging my high school experience but let’s get back to judging Reese. This is just beneath her. Get her some Oscar de la Renta ASAP…

Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

Oh Sandy, remember when you wore that stunning Marchesa gown to the Oscars last year? What’s with the down grade? First of all, I can’t even handle another red dress on this damn red carpet. Second of all, especially one that isn’t anything special. Then pair with an awkward off-color red clutch? I love you Sandy but you have disappointed me here.

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana

I am torn with this one. Let’s start at the top…I actually kind of love the hair. The “undoneness” of it is pretty cool. The color of the dress is ok. The dark patches over the floral lace confuse me a bit. But what confuses me the most is the exposed bra. Is that really her bra or just part of the dress? The world may never know…

So overall my best dressed picks for the night are: Mila Kunis in Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture, Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Spring 2011 Couture, Gwyneth Paltrow in Clavin Klein (minus the brooch), and Jennifer Lawrence in Calvin Klein. Who were yours?

Photos from Popsugar