Season 7 of Project Runway premiered last night on Lifetime and it's back in NY! As always the designers are an eclectic mix of those fresh out of school, boutique owners, award winners and costume designers of various ages and personal styles.
The first challenge began in Bryant Park with the designers racing to grab fabrics that were strewn across the park from Mood Fabrics. With them, they were tasked to create a look of their choice--something that represented them as designers.
And then there was the runway show, of which the fantastically bohemian chic Nicole Richie was the guest judge. My early favs included:
-Ben's futuristic dress
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-Seth Aaron's "little Tokyo" dress. Oh the suspender look in the front! Fab!
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-Amy's creative lapel skirt (even though it was reminiscent of season 5 winner Leanne Marshall's aestetic)
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(some of Leanne's looks)
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Hopefully, this season will be more interesting than the last--of which about 6 episodes still reside in my dvr, waiting for me to struggle through them. Make it work, Lifetime.
Louis Vuitton has just released the preview of their Pre-Fall Collection and Style Pantry has the photos!
I am enamored with this collection. Skirts, flirty attention grabbing dresses, tweed, knee socks: *sings “these are a few of my faaavorite thiiinggs!!”* The tweed in the first two photos has a serious feel but then the length of the skirt paired with the knee socks/over-the-knee socks scream playful. I’m a sucker for the shirtdress and I love both of the ones featured here—the paneling on the black and white plaid and the western inspired piping on the second one that’s styled with the sweater and skinny striped belt. I really admire the strength in the pieces but how they’re softened with little details like a pleat here, or a severe A-line cut there. Is it horrible if I say I like this mid-season collection better than the last runway collection?? That’s of course not to say it wasn’t genius, but this just speaks more to my personal aesthetic. Well done Julie de Libran.
What's up? This is Cool Kid and I want to talk about the polo style shirts that I got for Christmas. I'd first like to start off with the blue and gray Tony Hawk long-sleeved polo.
Next is the black, blue, and gray striped long-sleeved polo.
To all the serious skateboarding fans, I'm not sure if it's his signature, but Tony Hawk's name is definitely woven in the shirts. So look out for it because I know it's in stores if I could get it for Christmas. I may not like skateboarding, but I do like skateboarding style shoes and shirts, and these shirts are definitely nice enough to wear. Next I've got 1 Urban polo shirt for you. This polo is a green, black, and white striped polo. I will be wearing this shirt within 2 weeks. For the best of all polos I've ever gotten in my life, this one makes the list. Don't get me wrong, I still love the others.
My mom's favorite thing I have is a Stella McCartney for Gap blue and gray, long-sleeved button-down shirt.
That may be the end of shirts, but I've got more to talk about. I got some new...sweatpants? Regular pants? Well, I'm not sure but I now know that I can wear them for any occasion. Now isn't that handy? I also got jeans. Not just any jeans no, no, no... these are DISTRESSED DENIM. Kinda fancy, huh?
I like polo style shirts because they're kinda fancy, but are still kinda casual too. So you can wear them to dinner, but you can wear them to school too. I may have liked all my clothes, but my real favorite Christmas gift was the 19" widescreen HDTV. So thanks for reading, but for now, I'll pass the fashion stuff back to my mom, and get back to watching my awesome TV.
With temperatures at and below freezing on the East Coast, and my hands freezing and teeth chattering, I can’t help but let my mind drift to spring. Sweet spring with its warm sun, bright skies, blooming flowers and green grass. My thoughts drift to pastel dresses, skinny straps, sandals, straw totes and big sunglasses. I let my imagination run wild with plans for outings and the outfits that I will wear to them. Enter Wanderlust Cambodia: a collection of dresses, shoes and accessories that are so girly and so free-spirited that I’m instantly transported. Think “travel fabulous”. I have pattern crushes and swing dress dreams about this line. My favorite—and hopefully something that will hang in my closet by the time spring and summer actually arrive—is the palm springs dress in the most understated plaid of soft blues and greens imaginable, as well as pockets (oh how I adore pockets in my dresses!).
The flip flops come in the most adorable patterns including stripes, zebra, polka dots and strawberries and look impossibly comfortable.
Mama loves her designer sunglasses as much as the next gal, but the mutli-colored oversized plastic sunglasses would be the perfect addition to any of the dresses, and are so much fun to look at that they have to be just as much fun to wear. And at $8 each, they’re a steal.
The “boho chic” jewelry comes in as many styles and types as the free spirits who are destined to wear them, from the wide glossy bangles to leather wrap around bracelets to colored feather earrings.
This line isn’t just fabulous—there are also pieces that support a cause. For their natural collection they work with an NGO (non-government organization) in takeo province, cambodia where the villagers are not just throwing pieces together, they are working with organic materials and learning valuable skills. Gotta love fashion that cares.
There is so much more to love at this site. Check it out and fall in love for yourself.
Photo credit: all photos courtesy of wanderlustcambodia.com