Category Archives: LADIES

WHATS NEW AT PROENZA

If there is one thing Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez do best, its innovation. The pair are known for their unique expression of art and youth culture through expert tailoring and customized fabrication. With the launch of the PS1 in 2008, the two designer behind mega-brand, Proenza Schouler, redefined what it meant to be an “it-bag”. The newest editions to their handbag line-up include spectator stripes, python and a perfectly florescent neon. Although they are undoubtedly stunning, these pretty bags will cost you an even prettier penny… start saving ladies.

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SS13 GLOBAL THEMES

Today all of the SS13 Global analysis for ladies will be completed (yay!). On the site you can find six overarching trends which encompass Spring 2013’s most trend sensitive content. Although there are no definitive contemporary versus junior trends, we feel that that there is a very clear divide in the presentation between which skews younger. Here is a more intensive break down of the trends. Check back to http://www.fashionsnoops.com later today for the full report.

GREAT GATSBY

With the new Gatsby movie on the verge of being released it is no wonder that American designers such a Ralph Lauren and Tory Burch channeled delicate feminism of the 20s with this SS13 theme. In accessories you see a focus on a more simplistic heel as we move away from past seasons’ chunkier, 70s inspired silhouettes. Cloche hats, fringe embellished coin purses and a washed out pastel palette help to soften this trend.

 

OLYMPIC GLAMOUR

The key to executing this trend for SS13 is finding the perfect harmony between sporty and chic. We have seen active for so many season but this takes the traditional casual wear and adds a twist of glam. Contrasting traditional sporty material with a feminine silhouette provides the perfect balance. Perforated leather, mesh, nylon and neoprene are key fabrications for Olympic Glamour in SS13.

 

OCEANIC OPULENCE

The Chanel SS12 show was a huge force behind the evolution of Oceanic Opulence. Although this trend is focused around life under the sea, the true key trends lie in fabrication and iridescent finishes. With sequins being such a huge movement in past seasons, we see a shift into a more muted sparkle with opalescent hues and subtle shimmer. Sky high platforms with lucite soles and seashell encrusted handbags help to maintain the dreamlike world of Atlantis.

 

LUSTROUS FUTURISM

With an overload of metallic on the runways, we focus our attention to a more futuristic and minimalist sensibility for SS13. Clean lines, sharp cuffs and layers of embellishments, this trend is over the top with glamour. Balmain, McQueen and Antonio Berardi played key roles in helping this trend to unfold. Key call outs include oversized cuffs and chain-mail clutches.

 

RETRO VACATION

Think back to sun bathing at a retro Motel in the heart of California. Fast cars, late nights at the diner and a youth movement that was sure to change the world. Prada set the tone for Retro Vacation with her crop tops, flame pumps and oversize rose-bud earrings. An innocent color palette gets zest from deep coral hues and kelly green. Accessories range from headscarves to cat-eye glasses and everything inbetween.

 

RETURN TO AFRICA

Season after season we see an interpretation of African Tribal; for SS13 the shift lies again in the fabrication. Braided jute, colored canvas and feathers help to put footwear and handbags on a new level. We see Art Deco influencing more geometric silhouettes in-conjunction with these new materials creating a “”Return to Africa” unlike one we’ve seen before.

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ASOS SS12 PREVIEW

Headed to the ASOS SS12 preview last week and it totally blew my mind. Their use of fabrication is incredible considering the price point. I loved all the tropical inspired hot shorts and mini dresses. The lucite tinted visor and perforated backpacks were so cool too. I am always so impressed by the evolution of ASOS as a private label brand. Some of my favorite shots below….

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SEEING SPOTS

I don’t even think Cruella De Vil would know how to handle the amount of dalmatian print showing up at retail all over the world right now. Of course, all of these styles are conceptual and not actually dalmatian skin. (that would send PETA over the edge, I am sure of it.) BUT, I do think its a great alternative to the overkill of animal we are seeing for the umpteenth season. ThOSE Penelope + Coco pumps are DYNAMITE and literally my favorite thing on the internet right now, I would HIGHLY encourage any fashionista in their right mind to swoop them before they are sold out. How do you guys feel about dalmatian? Are you going to rock this trend once our bone chilling Manhattan winter sets in?

TOPSHOP BAG

PENELOPE + COCO CALF HAIR PUMPS

SONIA RYKIEL MINI SKIRT

EDDIE BORGO DALMATIAN PYRAMID BRACELET

TOPSHOP SWING COAT

TOPSHOP SOFT SHOPPER TOTE

 

ASOS SPOTTED MITTENS

FEED & LINKS OF LONDON

On Tuesday night, Heather and I attended the launch of FEED Collection, a line of bracelets in collaboration with Links of London designed with fashion and charity in mind. Lauren Bush’s foundation, FEED, has been striving to end world hunger for almost six years now and these new bracelets are the next step in spreading the word and stopping the famine. With five bracelets total, represented by a different symbol and engraved with a number on the back, each style signifies the individual impact each bracelet has and is a constant reminder of the impact your purchase made. We are so glad we had the opportunity to attend such a charitable event and learn more about the cause from Lauren Bush herself.  We think these bracelets are the new IT wrist piece so if you don’t have one yet, click here, join the power and we all thank you for being a part of the solution to world hunger.

(Special thanks to Christina it was such a pleasure getting to know you! xoxo)

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SS13 LADIES ANALYSIS

I haven’t been able to give my love and affection to the blog as much as I would like to because I have been so busy with analysis but the good news is that all the reports for ladies are FINISHED and you will have lots to sink your teeth into! Next week all the Pantones will be posted as well so bare with me the next couple of days and I promise I will be back to blogging asap! 🙂

For the complete analysis click HERE.

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RRHEA DESIGNS

Over the summer I discovered RRHEA jewelry at the PROJECT tradeshow and instantly was drawn to the collection. It is so simple yet strong and uses movement in metals that I haven’t seen done well in a very long time. The price point is definitely aspirational but the styling and craftsmanship is impeccable. With a campaign video that fierce, I have a feeling this is the beginning to a strong career for this young Parisian designer.

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PRADA JEWELRY LAUNCH

Prada has launched a fine jewelry line set to be released this November (appropriately just before everyone’s holiday shopping commences). I personally think its the perfect reflection of Prada; feminine, strong and detail oriented. 3D flowers were everywhere on the runways and now it appears like this trend even made its way into fine jewelry although let’s be honest, Miuccia doesn’t follow trends.

I will take those red rose bud earnings, yes please!

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MULBERRY CUFFS

As one of the most powerful fashion houses in the world, Mulberry has dominated the handbag market with multiple bestseller styles including it-girl favorite, the Alexa bag. For next spring, Mulberry plans to release these gorgeous gold cuffs which will also have the traditional padlock closure for the perfect Mulberry finishing touch. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rose gold one and I am certain we will be seeing them on the wrists of editors across the world very soon.

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