One of the most unmistakeable trends to have emerged for Spring 2012 is cobalt. Cobalt is everywhere this fashion week: minis, gowns, outerwear and especially trousers. While sifting through all the runway galleries for trends, we couldn’t help but feel a bit of deja vu when we came across Yigal Azrouel’s collection and Rachel Comey’s in short succession. Here, both designers send cobalt trousers down the runway and both pair the rich shade with restrained sandy beige… but Yigal’s look is all Celine-y simplicity, and Comey does downtown cool. The question is: which do you prefer? More
In a post this morning, WWD project a big, big, BIG! trend for Resort 2012: the ultra wide leg. “Resort,” you say, “That’s not a legitimate season!” Well, that may be true but it doesn’t matter: one fall 2011 trend that emerged right out of the gates this past NYFW was wide leg trousers and they were everywhere. Too bad they seldom work on anyone. More
Okay, these pieces will make you look like Ali McGraw only if you start straight ironing your hair and… become Ali McGraw. I guess what I really mean is that if you had worn these pieces in the 1970′s you probably could have gotten a role an an extra in Love Story. More
Spring is finally upon us, and I know I’m not alone in my desire to slough off the black-on-grey-on-black look that has defined my wardrobe for the past few months. However, I’m not willing to fall into the ubiquitous “florals for spring” trap yet again; something new needs to happen. One thing that attacked the runway this season was head-to-toe bright, monochromatic color. Although this might seem too extreme to translate into your closet, there are definitely ways to make it look fierce and innovative. Be careful though, lest you wind up looking like a remnant of the Cubist movement.
The Dutch painter Piet Mondrian may have been a pioneer in non-representational art in Paris in the early 20th century. But far too often, his influence is terribly visible in wardrobes today. Although his work is art, Mondrian’s work should hang on your walls, not your body. Just say no to neo-plasticism. More
With the news that France might be overturning its arcane centuries-old law that banned women from wearing pants in public, we thought we’d show some photos of belles dames rocking trousers.
Like this article? Check out our gallery of hot French women like Vanessa Paradis and Laetitia Casta wearing trousers. Plenty of places have weird laws that were passed hundreds of years ago and that are still technically on the books … More
Oy Mucho Delisyoso is all I can say about this casual look from Amaury Nolasco (Sucre, Prison Break). His smile alone is infectious. A very handsome casual look in purple shirt and pinstripe trouser. I do have one itty bitty … More