Monday, October 11, 2010

"i'm noticing a trend here..."

window shopping.

So, my trend forecasting class went on a field trip to Fashion Island last weekend, & our assignment was to find trends that were being showcased in different stores. I noticed a lot of the stores were highlighting lots of fur & animal prints. These are some of the displays I liked!
Juicy Couture, Window Display
Urban Outfitters, Window Display
Urban Outfitters, Window Display
Urban Outfitters, Window Display
Urban Outfitters, Women's Section Display
Bloomingdale's, Women's Department Display

"vintage! so adorable."
Another assignment we were given last weekend was to find "fashionable people." Ashley (right), Phelena (center), & Briana (left) use color-blocking to accomplish a vintage inspired look. They pair high-waisted pencils skirts with basic tops & various accessories creating a classic, sophisticated look that never goes out of style!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

"major tom"

My two favorite trends this season are definitely the military trend & the tomboy trend. I LOVE combat boots & marching jackets because they achieve the military look while creating that tomboy-ish vibe!

This is my style guide for tying these two trends together:

Christophe Decarnin for Balmain, Fall 2010 RTW

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Saturday, October 2, 2010


"your accent is amazing!"

For this season's YSL Ready-To-Wear Collection, designer Stefano Pilati, emphasized the use of accents. Gloves, heavy chains, clutches, even splashes of color accentuated each look, while still maintaining simplicity & elegance.

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YSL is one of my all time favorite designers. Not only am I inspired by his work, but his story also reminds me that all hard work & dedication in pursuing a career in fashion will be worth it in the end.

"Fashions fade, style is eternal."
Yves Saint Laurent
August 1, 1936 - June 1, 2008

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Monday, September 27, 2010

double take: "i love her style!"

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Last February, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen were named Elle's Style Icons of the Year. Inspired by designers such as Christina Louboutin, Karl Lagerfeld, & Jean-michel Basquiat, they have become known for their innovative style & individuality as trendsetters. They never cease to stand out & will always keeps us wondering what the will wear next!

Monday, September 13, 2010

in with the old...

shoulder fad.

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Shoulder pads became one of the biggest trends in the 1980s. They made they're comeback in 2009, & shoulders are still going strong!

the recessionista.
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In the mid 1900s retailers began using printable coupons that could be downloaded from the internet to encourage shoppers. Today, "discount codes" & "promo codes" are a shopaholic's best friend as economy continues to suffer.