F/W 2014 Fashion Campaigns

August has arrived and that can only mean one thing to us fashion-forward folk: fall fashion is upon us.  There will be no more sweating the days away for much longer.  It is time for coats, boots and knit layers.  However, jumping the gun and throwing all of these pieces on in the still-sweltering heat will give you heat stroke and a few looks.  So, we’ll all just sit back and wait for the cooler temps while lusting over some fall campaigns.  See below for some of my favorites including Burberry (hi,Cara), Balmain (hi again, Cara) and Givenchy (Kendall, is that you?!)

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SugarLips Spring/Summer Lookbook

LA-based brand, Sugarlips truly captures the Spring and Summer seasons on the West Coast with their new lookbook.  With flow-y dresses and tops, peplum and lace in black & white, neutrals and brights such as coral and red, Sugarlips provides the perfect pieces for a day of walking around town or for a swanky night out.  The best part about this brand is that it features fashion bloggers that get to style the looks any way they want.  Take a look at a few of the shots from their lookbook and see the all the looks here!

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always FASHIONABLY kate

Urban Outfitters Spring Lookbook

Urban Outfitters Spring lookbook is a California, hipster paradise.  UO mixes lightweight daydresses, knits, button downs, tees and crop tops in pastel colors and prints from floral to polka dot.  Add in some sorbet colored skinny cropped jeans, flowy skirts and denim cut-offs paired with holographic handbags and colorful accessories and you’ve got yourself a fun spring wardrobe!  My personal favorite is the polka dot crop top and matching shorts!

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Don’t Forget the Basics for Spring ’13

While most may think of an abundance of colors for the Spring months, Alexander Wang decided to give colors the season off and stuck with basic blacks, whites, grays and creams.  However, there really is nothing basic about his collection – with leather accents, major cut-outs (including some seriously intense cutout, strappy shoes), zippers and mega-sexy high slits and low V cuts, the designer has got us begging Mother Nature to bring on the warm weather to wear these pieces!  See some of the looks below, enjoy!

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always FASHIONABLY kate

Black & White & Mod All Over

Marie Claire recently had a photo shoot showcasing the ever-popular colors : black and white.  The magazine paired some fabulous looks with a bob-sporting model.  While I’m indifferent about the hair, the clothes speak volumes all by themselves.  With graphic prints and sharp lines adorning suits, dresses and separates, black and white never looked so good.  No need to read anymore from me, see for yourself!

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always FASHIONABLY kate

Rachel Zoe NYFW Spring 2013 Collection

                                                 

While I will wait to do a full write-up on all of the fashion shows of New York Fashion Week for Spring 2013, I needed to post about Rachel Zoe’s collection after seeing it today.  All I have to say is it was “totally maj” and she is a born designer!  The 70’s vibe – the flowy pieces, sequins, big floppy hats, cat-eye sunnies and just every perfect piece of her collection made it seem as if Zoe herself was walking down the runway.

                                                 

The muted pastel colors and black & whites displayed on everything from maxi dresses, minis, suit separates, shorts and jumpsuits gave off a relaxed, fun L.A. feel that will no doubt be seen EVERYWHERE this spring.  I need every piece of the collection ASAP, especially that animal print tuxedo jacket and pant set!  So “amaze” and seriously, how adorable was Rachel when she came out at the end of the show with her new bangs ‘do and glowy overall appearance!  “I died.” Love her!

                                                 

 

J. Mendel Fall ’12 – From Runway to Your Closet

Get your credit cards out and ready ladies because J. Mendel‘s Fall 2012 collection is now available at a boutique near you.  From the winter whites to the dark blacks & grays, fur to leather to sheer pieces, this collection is full of coats, high-waisted pants, and more-gorgeous-than-words gowns AND it you can own it now!  I am absolutely in love with this collection!  Each piece brings such luxury to the table and you would be crazy to think those big fur coats won’t keep you warm during the cold, blustery winter.  I’ll wrap up this post so I can step away from the computer and restrain myself from drooling all over this my keyboard.

 

always FASHIONABLY kate

This Weeks Absolute Must’s

Here are this week’s must have’s, must buy’s and must reads!

Bloomingdales showcased a major fall trend – jewel tones!  Don’t spend all season saving up for a pricey gem, just use their color for inspiration on your next purchase!

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“If summer was any indication, fall will arrive fast and at full throttle. Gird yourself in the strength and glamour of the season’s collections and you’ll be perfectly prepared.” -Designer Fashion Fall 2012 – Glamorous Fall 2012 Fashion – Marie Claire 

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J. Crew’s Fall ’12 ads will not feature models but rather other famous faces such as makeup artist Alice Lane; Le Figaro’s deputy editor Virginie Mouzat, Tank‘s Caroline Issa, Rodin’s Linda Rodin, assistant director museum of development Angela Goding, and fashion editor for Wonderland magazine Julia Sarr-Jamois.

 

Enjoy!

 

always FASHIONABLY kate