I’m OCD in all aspects of my life, even mental organization. I’ve finally found the key to organizing my wardrobe wish list in a way that I can see everything, and easily purchase when I’m ready to, it’s called Keep. Keep is a way to create a collection of your favorite pieces that are available … Continued
Tag: Rebecca Minkoff
NYFW show overload. These photos are the full list of shows I attended during NYFW.
Confusion set in last week when this light crepe-like jacket appeared in front of my eyes. I try to make a weekly trip to Zara and leave with one lustful piece. I usually know right away when I have a deep connection with a garment or accessory.
Some days errands have meaning and require you to look somewhat put together-or what I (and the majority of the population refers to fashion without thought as) “effortlessly chic”. I knew the people I would be coming into contact with on this particular day would not be pleased with my normal tattered denim, sneakers and comfy tee attire.
I have been a long time fan of Rebecca Minkoff. From cross body bags to her complete ready to wear contemporary collection, Rebecca has done it all! I stopped by the Grove in Los Angeles this past Friday to meet her and get myself a new RM mini cross body bag.
1. Etoile by Isabel Marant Printed Silk Button-up
2. Vanessa Mooney Vangard Necklace
3. Stella McCartney Round Sunglasses
4. Rebecca Minkoff Skylar Cross Body Bag
5. Models Own Jack Frost-Wonderland Nail Polish (obsessed)
6. One Teaspoon Bandits Shorts
7. Zara Soft Slipper Oxfords (coming soon)
Coachella is in the air. I know I’m a little ahead but I’ve already started brainstorming outfits for this summer’s music festivals. My main goal is to be comfy and casual. I’ve been eyeing this Vanessa Mooney necklace and Etoile button up for a while now!
alentines Day. I have low expectations, therefore I am never unsatisfied with the outcome of my Valentines Day. A heart shaped card, a bottle of wine, red roses, this is all I hope for. Those are things I can share and exchange with a lover or a friend.
Although I haven’t even acknowledged the arrival of New York Fashion Week I am very well aware of her presence. I have actually been living on Style.com all week catching hourly updates from all the shows. I’ve been running away from this post because part of me is a little bitter I’m not there. When I saw the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2013 clips from the runway I decided it was time to stop running.
Fashion and style for the most part is repetitive. Every trend will eventually resurface. Knowing this, when I look to judge a designers preview collection on the runway I look for risks to be taken. I want to see the designer step outside of his or her own personal comfort zone. I feel like we have all seen every silhouette, fabric, color and print in some form or another on the runway before. Judging fall and spring previews by the risk factor is the best way I can differentiate the pieces I have seen over and over again.
Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2013 preview blew me away. After reading the article on style.com I learned that her inspiration came from a Neil Armstrong quote: “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon”. You can see the relationship to this inspiration in each one of her pieces. There were holographic heels, leather biker jackets that channeled space suits, galaxy printed graphic tees, baggy silk shorts, tom boyish pants, and a canary yellow boxy shift dress, just to name a few. My favorite piece from the runway (along with everyone else) is the black and white tweed coat with a shearling trim collar and accents of the same canary yellow in her other pieces. I think Rebecca Minkoff does an exceptional job every season and she continues to surprise me and grow as a designer. I’m excited to see Spring 2014!
Might I add that she made it possible for fashion show attendees to order pieces directly off the runway from her Fall 2013 collection. As if not attending NYFW wasn’t bad enough for me, this was practically like turning a stiletto in my stomach.