Posts tagged Fall 2011
Goldplates necklaces are in the spotlight this Fall and Winter, due in part to Ana Locking’s latest Jewelry Collection called ‘Stance’.
Twisted metal nuts and gold plates dishes were mixed with natural pearls, metal mesh tubes were fitted and winded around the neck. The collection created a wonderful harmony between industrial and classic style.
This season we have seen a surge of fashionistas choosing to don pants in bright hues rather than basic colors. Recent issues of Glamour Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily show women across the globe are daring to bring the heat with red pants this Summer and Fall. Here are our favorite ways to style Red Pants.
It’s all about the silhouette.
Wear with an architectural or classic pump in black. The White Stripes, No Doubt and other pop rock groups of the early 2000’s got it right – Red looks best with Black and White. Complete your look with solid black shoes.
For several seasons now, Asian and African influences have ruled the runways and set many hearts a-flutter with sparkling cheongsam sheaths and joyous explosions of ikat prints. Now, however, it’s time to expand your horizons and head west for the latest and greatest in Native American tribal style:
Proenza Schoeuler Fall 2011 RTW modeled by Liu Wen. Photo: style.com
And this isn’t your over-the top, old-school Ralph Lauren rip off either…
Nope. Get ready for subtlety, drama, power and creativity with uber chic options from the cool kids in NYC to up and comers in Miami:
Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 RTW, modeled by Hanna Gaby Odile. Photo: style.com
Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 RTW, modeled by Jourdan Dunn. Photo: style.com
Jack and Lazaro took a road trip to Santa Fe, loved the Navajo designs they saw on blankets and weavings, and created their own version by digitizing and pixelating the traditional design into New York cool.
Urban Outfitters Staring at the Stars Baja Bustier, $54
Urban Outfitters Ecote Warrior inside out Print tee, $34
Urban Outfitters Ecote pop Bead tank, $49
Of course, you might have a certain shyness about print overload and feel you haven’t quite yet become a mix master. No problem. Start out easy with subtle yet potent jewelry accents:
Citrine, by the Stones Fall 2011 Collection
More South American than American West, but it still captures the raw/refined feel that Proenza Schouler did so well. Check out the rest of the fabulous collections by these two Peruvian sisters based in Miami: www.bythestones.com
And lastly, if you want to be truly authentic, take a road trip to Santa Fe and visit the Native American jewelry sellers in the town square. If you’re lucky, you might find the perfect squash blossom necklace:
Vintage Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace. Photo: Durango Silver Company.
If you can’t make it in person, check out one of my favorites, Sorrel Sky Gallery, for a fresh spin on traditional jewelry
18 kt Basketweave bracelet by Ben Nighthorse. Photo: Sorrel Sky Gallery.
There’s your latest and greatest from the western hemisphere! As always, if you’re craving a fresh taste of fashion (among other exciting, earth shattering cultural and adventuresome phenomena) come say hello at Downright Red.
Amanda’s role as trendspotter for womenswear at Barneys allows her access to both established and emerging designers, members of the press, visual teams, and merchandising teams. It’s safe to say she has the down-low on how to pull off all current and up-coming trends.
Here are Ms. Brooks golden rules for cuffs:
When it comes to cuffs, I like to wear one on each wrist. The bold balance of two chunky objects can really anchor the rest of the outfit. By trial and error, I have developed three golden rules for those who dare to wear cuffs:
1. Coco Chanel and Diana Vreeland looked fabulously eccentric mixing cuffs with lots of other jewelry, but I prefer the modern simplicity of cuffs worn on their own.
2. The scale of the cuffs should match the volume of your outfit. If your cuffs are huge, wear a puffy sleeve or a strong shoulder that will stand up to them. If your cuffs are more delicate, go with a streamlined silhouette.
3. Play with price point! While Gaia Repossi makes some of the most exquisitely drool-inducing cuffs you can imagine, Dana Lorenz designs equally chic versions that are great starter pieces for the budget-conscious.
Here are the best cuffs to get you through Summer and into Fall.
About Barney’s New York Fashion Director Amanda Brooks:
Amanda is a New York-based fashion writer and owner of the fashion consulting firm Amanda Brooks Inc, Ms. Brooks has earned industry credibility through her work experience at top design houses and her celebrated sense of personal style. She began her career working for Patrick Demarchelier and Frederic Fekkai, and went on to become Creative Director of Hogan — and then Creative Director of Tuleh. She currently consults for Diane Von Furstenberg, Tod’s, Thakoon, Roger Vivier, American Express, and Revlon.
Ms. Brooks is a contributing editor and writer for Men’s Vogue, and has also written style-related articles for Vogue and The New York Times. She has authored a book about finding one’s own personal style entitled I Love Your Style (Harper Collins, 2009). She has appeared as a fashion expert on programs such as The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, Inside Edition, and NPR Radio. Last but not least, Amanda has appeared on Vogue‘s Annual Best Dressed list five times since 1999.
This nice people of the Ana Locking Team sent me a link to their Autumn Winter 2010-2011 ephemeral jewelry collection. The pieces are amazing, and in line with the last ephemeral jewelry collection Ana Locking put out.
The most stunning pieces of the collection (in my opinion) are the maxi-necklaces made with paraffin wax in Black, Blue and Pink, and set on brass bases.
I particularly like the way the large Maxi looks on the male model Matvey. The look is totally appropriate for the runway, however I can’t imagine actually seeing, or appreciating an average man on the street wearing such a large necklace.
I was unable to locate more images of this blue necklace, which is too bad because the color is stunning. I think a necklace like this would look ideal with a solid colored outfit…I’m imaging a deep tan or olive outfit would look amazing with it.
Who doesn’t enjoy looking pretty in pink?