What’s Trending: Military-inspired Fashion

Military-inspired threads are the hottest fall and winter trend, from the green and maroon colors to the gold detailing.   The military trend was evident throughout the runways for Fall/Winter 2012, with elaborate embellishments, sharp & structured silhouettes and crisp coats and capes.

Fall 2012 Runway

Although surely we would all love to buy the frocks straight off the runway, it’s often not plausible with our budgets.  Have no worries, my friends, as I’ve scoured the web to find you some of the hottest military-inspired pieces for under $100.

ModCloth

These army green boots paired with vegan leather accents and lace detailing are perfect for the upcoming snowy months.  Pair them with an oversized cardigan or a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans to amp up the chic factor.

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Fall 2012 NYC Visual Window Displays

While fashion weeks around the world are highlighting designers’ Spring and Summer 2013 collections, retailers are coming out with their Fall 2012 collections.  Visual window displays are used by high-end retailers to highlight the theme of their seasonal collection, and are very creative and interesting.  I photographed the most unique and intriguing displays around Manhattan for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!

Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship Store

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Lindsey Thornburg Fall/Winter 2012 Lookbook

Lindsey Thornburg has collaborated with Olivia Malone, world renowned photographer, to shoot the Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook. With Twin Peaks at Washington State as the backdrop for the setting, the majestic scenes are brought to life, featuring her signature piece, the cloak, in which has evolved tremendously due to her recent collaboration with Pendleton.  The eclectic details and embroidery add a unique touch to the beautiful pieces.

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What’s Trending: Soft Leather

Motorcycle-inspired clothing has been seen everywhere in recent times, from combat boots to biker jackets.  And everyone knows, motorcycles are synonymous with leather.  While soft, opulent Italian leather is the ideal, it is a bit harsh on your wallet, yet inexpensive- dare I mention the dreadful word pleather- tends to look, well… Cheap.  Thus, I was inspired to go on a mission to compile beautiful leather looks from the web that won’t break the bank.  Here are some of my favorites:

This skirt is from Mango, and is marked down from $179 to $89.  I love the pleats, and, of course, the two front pockets.  Find it here.

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“September is the January in Fashion”

Said Candy Pratts Price, which has much truth to it.  September is the month of fashion weeks, new trends, and everything in between.  New York will be starting out the AW’12 Fashion Week, which will be highlighting Spring/Summer ’13 fashion trends.  For the complete schedule of shows for NYFW, see below.

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SHOE PORN THURSDAY

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Good morning to you lovely readers!  Today, I present you the Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem heel from their Fall/Winter 2012 Collection.  Nicholas Kirkwood has become such a shoe icon, with his interesting shapes, cuts, and designs.  These heels are crafted from silk-covered leather and finished with a graphic heel.  Continue reading to see more of the collection.

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What’s Trending: Baroque-Inspired Prints

Dolce & Gabanna’s F/W ’12-13 Collection

Balmain’s F/W ’12-13 Runway Looks

Balmain, Balmain, Balmain…  You’ve done it again.  I simply adore their collection for Fall/Winter 2012, full of beautiful symmetrical patterns and intricate, feminine details.  Balmain, forever known for their glam rock style, incorporated these prints into high hemlines, silver and gold, and altogether glitz.  Of course, other high-end designers also incorporated this trend into their collections, such as Andrew Gn, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabanna.  Unfortunately, if you are like me, you probably don’t have thousands of dollars to shell out on some designer baroque-inspired apparel.

Oh, but do not fret, my friends!  I have listed below various ways to incorporate this trend into your fall wardrobe, without breaking the bank.

Wear this black and gold pencil skirt with minimal accessories and a smoky eye for an evening out.  You can purchase it here.

This ASOS shirt is reminiscent of Balmain’s ornate flower pattern, and yet is only $26.  Find it here.

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