Prabal Gurung, Ugh Extravagance!

One of my most anticipated shows of the season had to be Prabal Gurungs Fall 2012 line, mostly because he has had me obsessing over Rooney Mara’s red carpet looks (see many previous posts on Rooney Mara and how much I heart her) and also Zoë Saldana has been sporting him recently (she sat front row at this show). His clothes have been daring, his prints imaginative and more importantly, the clothes are just plain pleasing to the eye…


Style.com described this collection as “Hell and heaven. Prabal Gurung‘s Fall collection made that journey, starting off all black, traveling through a blue period, and culminating in a finale of gold and ivory worthy of the pearly gates”. I couldn’t have put it any better. 

Photos: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Sleek, sexy silhouettes, sheer cutouts and masterful beading were some of my favorite aspects of the line but there were also elements that I was not a huge fan of. Take for instance, his high fashion sweatshirt. Now don’t get me wrong, I love me some sweats, but on the runway, this look just threw me off. I know it may not be actual cotton but it looked like a run of the mill Hanes with an applique. Paired with gloves and the shine of the royal blue skirt, I thought this was a miss.

Photos: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Once I was past the sweatshirt, the remainder of the collection lifted me right back up. He played with prints but the looks that impressed me more were anything that had intricate beading, especially his final number in white. I see Oscar gown written all over this. Overall, I was not disappointed with the Fall/Winter line and am excited to see who will be wearing Prabal Gurung in the future.

Photos: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com


Photos: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com

Photos: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com
What did you think of Prabal Gurung’s latest line? A Hit or a Miss?
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Prabal Gurung, Ugh Extravagance!

Jason Wu has a Big Week

Jason Wu had a big week this week. His Jason Wu for Target launch was successful (as expected), driving people to Targets nationwide and Target online handled themselves much better this time around. Add Jason Wu’s Fall 2012 collection to the mix (which was all up in my Twitter feed today) and you have a banner week for the main man.

Photos: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com

People were raving about the militaristic jackets, the smoking silhouettes and the fabrics, oh the fabrics. From Wintery greys and blacks to red Chinese inspired prints, the collection was cohesive and had a voice. Even in colder months, this collection would keep a girl warm and looking fantastic. Ugh (in a good way).

Photos: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com
Photos: Monica Feudi / Feudiguaineri.com

I love the silken fabrics, the rich velvet, the black gloves. What a dramatic collection and simply crowd pleasing for Jason Wu fans out there.  I could definitely see myself fitting any of the grey/black pieces into a professional wardrobe, the fur collared jackets into evening wear. Overall, the line really impressed me and did what it should do, leave me wanting more.

These are the times that I love when designers do collabs with places like Target. Yes, it may drive the masses crazy with “must have this” but it gives us regular gals the opportunity to own a little piece of something special. I can’t afford a floor length velvet Jason Wu gown but I can grab a pleated black skirt and feel like a million bucks wearing it.

What did you think about Jason Wu’s Fall 2012 collection/ Jason Wu for Target?
Jason Wu has a Big Week

Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012

Tadashi Shoji’s Fall collection was different from the looks that I have dug so far.(see Nicholas K and Corey Lyn Calter prev.). The vision was dramatic for sure but in a different way. 

I am smacked in the fashion face with lace overlays, tasseled fringe, lush velvet and upholstery like prints (in a good way). The vision, and what I assume was the inspiration, was the Roaring 20’s era, flappers and maybe a dash of The Great Gatsby? Any way you slice it, I am moved… to want to buy it for the imaginary black tie event that I have on the schedule.

Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America
 Let’s just say that I have never been so inspired by velvet. I am serious. 

Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America
Photos by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America
What do you think of the collection? Would you take it or leave it?
Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012

Nanette Lepore Pictures Spring 2012 Show

Since I was there, and I had my camera and my will to capture these exciting moments (well exciting for me) I thought I would share some pictures I snapped from the Nanette Lepore Spring 2012 show. I was actually pretty pleased with some pictures but eh, not so much with others.

Front Row at the show, Stanley Tucci, Kelly Rutherford, Carol Kane and Ariana Huffington
Sam Bisbee performed an 11 minute set for the show… which rocked

Nanette looked radiant upon the completion of the show

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Nanette Lepore Pictures Spring 2012 Show