Sunday, April 24, 2011

24th Annual Nickolodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Sorry for this post being so overdue. I've just been so busy, the blog had to take a backseat for a bit.
Ok, so there weren't any looks from this show that I didn't love. But there were a few that stood out from the rest. All of these pictures are from Yahoo! TV.
Fergie was creative as ever with her dress made out of Lego's building blocks. Even her bracelets are made of Legos! This has to be one of the most creative looks I've ever seen, if you count out Gaga!
Selena Gomez looked cool and young in her all white look and a bright pop of color with her sky-high blue heels.
Victoria Justice looked beautiful in this speckled dress and she knew just how to accessorize it by keeping it simple and wearing no jewelery. Also, the matching shoes and clutch are so cute!
What can I say? AnnaSophia Robb looks stunning from head to toe.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fall 2011: Prada

Before I start, I would like to address a few things. For one, I just want to say how sorry I am for neglecting my blog for so long. Fashion Week ended over a month ago, and I'm still way behind on reviews. This is the last one for Fall 2011, though, so from now on I'll be super organized. Also, I will be doing a review of the outfits from Nickolodeon's Kid's Choice Awards (a short one!) but I won't be doing a review of the CMA's. I hate not reviewing it since the CMA's are so big, but I can't for a few different reasons. But I have a lot of posts coming your way, so keep reading! God, I sound like the host of a TV show. "More will be coming after this short break, so stay tuned!"

I understand what was trying to be accomplished with this line. "Innocent girls wearing not-so-innocent clothes." But there was so much I didn't like about this collection I can't even put them all up. You could either call it creative or tacky. I'll go with tacky. Sorry, but this was a huge let-down.
For me, these clothes are what truly helped accomplish the designer's goal.

In this look, the fur stole is what makes the outfit. It looks sophisticated and professional.
I love this one because the hate and glasses made it look like the girl was seeking adventure, and rebelling against the cute little black frocks.
We all know that Mary Janes are the ultimate symbol of innocence, and that animal print is the universal sign of wild child. These boots, which are worn in almost every single outfit, complete the collection. The illusion of snakeskin socks worn with Mary Janes is the perfect token of a rebellion.

This is the same thing, except the Mary Janes are snakeskin.

Least Favorites:
As I said before, there are many looks I did not like. One in particular, with the model strutting down the runway covered completely in giant sequins looking like some weird mutant fish-thing. Everyone said they were amazing and creative, but I thought they were just disgusting to look at. There were so many of them, so I'm going to put up a few examples of what I'm talking about.

There were also a few other hideous looks that came down the runway:

Prada Fall 2011
I'm sorry. I hate to end the season on such a bad note. But Prada was a complete let-down and I hate to say it. Hopefully I can be a little more optimistic about it next season.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fall 2011: Michael Kors

Michael Kors
You know that feeling, when you walk into your favorite store in the world and you just feel like buying everything in sight? But you can't, because you know that wouldn't be very sensible of you, so you stick to just a few. This season in Michael Kors, the same thing happened to me. I loved so much that I might have to cut down the amount of pictures I will post here, so I don't bore you to tears. Either that, or I just might cut down the size of the pictures. We'll see. This was the only collection I reviewed this season with male models in it. I didn't focus on those at all, though, since I'm not that interested in men's fashion. However, for the ladies, I did love the subdued (mostly neutral) tones here. Many looks reminded me of sari pants, inspired by India. I first thought of Balenciaga's sari pants from Fall 2009, but when I looked it up on Google Images for a refresher I realized that it wasn't even close... either way, I wouldn't be surprised if this style was inspired by India. Draping also played a huge role in these pieces.
The first three outfits are the ones that most remind me of sari pants, especially the third. 

The draping in this is so precise and perfect, and I love the way it wraps around the models legs.
The thigh-high slit is different from everything else in the collection, and I couldn't resist; I had to put it in!
I could see someone walking around the streets of London or New York wearing something like this, it would be perfect for those almost-chilly days in the midst of fall.
A few bold reds stood out in a row and after 40-something neutrals, it was a great refresher.

Least Favorites:
This one is way too red... but I think I would've probably liked it if they lost the cardigan. Or jacket. Whatever you want to call it.
That bag makes my skin crawl.... and the laid-back sweater with the fancy silk pants? No way.
It's not that bad, really. More like a last-minute addition. I just don't like the way the crocodile skin looks. It's too uptight.
Michael Kors Fall 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fall 2011: Vera Wang

Vera Wang
I loved the dresses paired with leather gloves, and the texture of the dress.... gaah, I don't know the word for it. Sorry!

The main goal of the collection was the focus on outerwear, which I didn't highlight too much in this post, but here's a peak at my favorite outerwear look, displayed here.

Least Favorite:
This was the only one I didn't like, which is always a good sign, considering how strict of a critic I am.
Vera Wang Fall 2011