Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience Tour

After disappointing a sold-out crowd on Wednesday night after he canceled his show, Justin Timberlake put on quite an amazing show on Friday (the postponed date).  As an avid, life-long Justin Timberlake fan, I can honestly say that he just gets better and more entertaining with age.  (He even took a 10-15 minute break mid-show then came back out and said “I’m 33 now, I need those breaks,” in a joking manner of course).

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Justin opened with “Pusher Love Girl” and played all of the fan-favorites as well as some of his newer songs (my favorite – “That Girl”) and even threw in some Elvis and Michael Jackson hits before closing with the popular “Mirrors.”  Not only did Justin sing his heart out, he also showed off his moves (still got ‘em) and sat down at the piano for a couple songs as well as played guitar for part of the show.

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The most anticipated part of the show (due to the fact that early on, Justin addressed the audience “Those in the back.. I see you, we’re going to talk about that in a bit”) was when the whole stage set moved out over the crowd and to the back of the Garden.  Justin came down to the VIP area and greeted fans (so awesome!) as he passed through.

What a night and what a show!  Justin gets a 10 out of 10 in my book, but then again I’m a bit biased!

Why Comfy-Chic Is In – Thanks Marc Jacobs!

If you’re like me, you’re still re-living NYFW in your head.  Why you ask?  I love the thought of knowing that once next fall comes around, comfy-chic is in!  Yes, Marc Jacobs confirmed it and I am all about it!  Long johns, knit sweaters and long, oversize everything is what his Fall 2014 collection encompasses.  (And yes, maybe a half-nude Kardashian too, but please she’s had enough press time devoted to her.)

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While “comfort” may be in, this is still fashion week and there are still some glam-standards to uphold.  Marc Jacobs also incorporated shots of sparkle, ruffle and warm luxurious furs.  Needless to say, it still isn’t acceptable to walk out of the house in sweats (sorry) but Marc Jacobs is definitely letting us push that limit with this collection.

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Fall 2014’s Hottest Colors

While I take a break from blogging about individual shows from New York’s Fashion Week, I still want to focus on the details of it!  A week before all of the shows started, Pantone announced their choices for the most popular colors for the Fall 2014 season.  So, did designers oblige by these hues or did they do as designers often do, and go in their own direction?  Let’s see if these colors trended throughout the shows of NYFW Fall 2014.

PANTONE LLC ANNOUNCES COLOR REPORT FALL 2014

Radiant Orchid (also the 2014 color of the year!)

Seen at : Anna Sui, Diane von Furstenberg, Lela Rose, Rodarte

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Royal Blue/Bright Cobalt seen at: Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, J. Mendel, Reed Krakoff

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Aurora Red seen at – Narciso Rodriguez, Prabal Gurung, Tory Burch, Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera

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Sangria seen at – 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg

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Mauve Mist seen at – Naeem Khan, Rebecca Taylor, 3.1 Phillip Lim, BCBG Max Azria, Nanette Lepore

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Cognac seen at – Calvin Klein, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, Peter Som

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Cypress seen at – Tory Burch, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, Narciso Rodriguez

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Though Misted Yellow was an apparent no-show in the Fall shows (even with all of the pastel), maybe it will have better luck come Spring Fashion week!

Suno Fall 2014

Suno is mostly known for it’s bright prints splashed onto their clothing.  However, their Fall 2014 collection proved to be a bit different than the norm.  While prints were still present, they were much more demure than the usual loud and bright patterns we’re used to seeing.  This collection actually consisted of a lot of black, white and gray with some tribal prints, polka dots and structured lines running across skirts, dresses and coats.

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Suno-ites  also added some shine with metallic details.  Oversized, lace-up hooded ponchos were a staple in this collection as well as midi skirts and dresses with booties.  This was truly business casual done right with suit sets and the oxford-underneath-shorter-tops trend.  While not the norm, Suno definitely produced a solid collection!

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Rag & Bone Fall 2014

Warm coats, Cosby sweaters, a little sheer and slouchy boots.  Each of these elements has nothing in common but when you think about it, they actually do work together.  Rag & Bone figured that out before everyone else and introduced it in their Fall 2014 show.   The collection definitely gave off a rugged, masculine vibe in dark colors that are perfect for dreary fall and winter months.

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Add in the Fall 2014 trending fur, throw in prints and don’t forget the polished separates!  While Rag & Bone is one of the less flashy shows this season, completely devoid of metallic or sparkle (a popular trend popping up in many other collections), it still captures the perfect simple and minimalist style that devout Rag & Bone fans know and love.

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Cushnie et Ochs Fall 2014

What do you get when you mix a cow-girl and a whole lot of skin?  You get the Fall collection from Cushnie et Ochs.  With low dips, high slits and exposed skin via lots of lace, let’s just say if your goal is to stay warm come next fall, you should probably stay away from this collection… or just buy a huge cozy jacket to wear over these exposed outfits.  Maybe they were going for a more Southern-weather climate (the cowboy hats?  Not sure about those..)?

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I am basically in love with the great flared out shorter dresses that sauntered down the runway.  The jumpsuits, separates and longer gowns could be worn by a huge assortment of women – from the business woman to the red-carpet celebrity.  The colors stayed mostly on the dark side of things, except for the pop of  citrusy neon lime.  This whole collection encompasses true Cushnie et Ochs esthetic with cut-outs and ultra sexy looks.

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Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014

Rebecca Minkoff mixed soft and feminine with a bit of edge this season.  Think blush pink mixed with a little leather, even a bit of metallic and throw on a beanie and some great booties to face the cold winter weather.  Minkoff’s models strutted down the runway in oversize menswear-inspired clothing and dark vampy lips (so happy that trend is not going anywhere!).

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This collection was not lacking the very popular fur trend this season.  Minkoff wrapped fur scarves around models necks while the rest of the outfits were quite simple – light and airy but with clean pinstripes.  The whole collection encompassed the true New York fashion girl and I can’t wait to get my hands on this collection – especially that cream, leather trimmed skirt.

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Jason Wu Fall 2014

For a collection full of midnight-hues mixed with full-on silk, look no further than Jason Wu’s Fall 2014 collection.   In addition to gorgeous satiny gowns, Wu also served up some great separates and oversized coats.  Slip on any of these looks from the runway and you’ll turn into one fierce woman!

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The thing I love most about this collection is that Wu managed to display very sexy looks while his models were covered almost head-to-toe in draped fabric.  Not many designers can pull that feat off! I’m banking on seeing pieces from this collection popping up all over the place (ahem, OSCARS!).

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Kate Spade Fall 2014

I am a self-proclaimed girly-girl.  I love everything pink, sparkly and ultra-feminine.  The Kate Spade fall 2014 collection is basically my dream come true in clothing form.  Deborah Lloyd’s creations included sparkle embellishments (and those glittery heels!! omg!!), leopard coats and feathers galore.  I truly cannot pick a favorite look from this collection.

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This collection was not lacking any warmth either!  Designers all seemed to jump on the fur and fuzzy bandwagon and this collection from Kate Spade is no different with furry bags, hats and scarves.   Stay warm and cozy and look like a totally chic modern-day Audrey Hepburn?  Don’t mind if I do!

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Peter Som Fall 2014

Just wondering, will there be ANY disappointing shows this Fashion Week?  Because so far, everything has been beautiful and I want everything from the fall collections in my closet!  Peter Som is no different.  With his use of leopard, leather and possible inspiration from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Som sent gorgeous day and night, casual and dressy looks down the runway in a perfectly flowing show (and some perfectly flowing feathers).

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The rich blue and orange hues mixed with patterns meshed just right with simple high and low boots.  The skirts flared in flirty ways, the gowns swayed with fluid ease and the coats were tailored to perfection.  However, it was the bits of animal print that tugged at my heart strings.  I am a leopard lover and I need each and every piece that featured the print!

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