Believe it or not, I haven’t actually been to an FNO yet! Luckily, through some Twitter searches, I found out that my city is holding one next week. I’ll be sure to attend and encourage you to go to FNOs in your city! Fashion’s Night Out is a celebration of fashion and philanthropy, as designers, models, retailers and fashionistas around the world attend fashion-related events, socialize in shopping stores in their areas and make donations to charity.
Lookout for photos from the event.
Fashion month is coming upon us and designers will soon show the world what they want us to wear this spring! I’m so excited and though I won’t be able to go to NYFW or any of the other weeks (not at this stage in my life!), I will be attached to my computer browsing their designs and blogging about my favorite trends. Since we all know that fashion often repeats itself, I’ve decided to post some Spring 2012 RTW trends I’d like to see again, and some that I’d like to go away.
Crazy prints a la Mary Katrantzou
I really want a statement dress (or blouse or skirt) in a bold print like this one. I’d pair it with a simple black or white article of clothing and brightly-colored dainty shoes.
African Prints (obviously!)
This is from Burberry.
I love the idea of wearable art and really hope this trend stays around. Also, the way that Helmut Lang drapes clothes is beautiful.
“Too Girly” Pastels
Sorry Phillip Lim, but I’m absolutely over sorbet colors! I just don’t find them flattering for darker skin tones and think that multiple articles of drapey clothing in these soft colors is not a flattering enough look for me to pull off.
Instead, I prefer pastels worn the way A.L.C.’s designers styled them here; just enough to get the point, but the model still looks strong and in charge.
Silver or gold shoes
Maybe my taste in footwear is boring, but I don’t understand sparkly shoes for day time. These from Chanel are an example and I wish those ubiquitous gold smoking slippers would disappear.
[Images from style.com]
I think it was back in my Teen Vogue days that I first found out about Cintia Dicker. She was very popular when I was in middle school (roughly til ’05), went away for a bit and has come back recently in some new ad campaigns. I’ve always thought she had such an interesting look and thought that if I ever met her in real life, she’d be a very sweet and kind girl (Does anyone else think things like this about people they’ll never meet?).
Anyway, she’s from Brazil and has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated, Aerie and plenty of runway designers.
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I think she’s gorgeous and very under-the-radar.